She’s his ticket to the truth—and the reason for his downfall.
Gabriel Hill is a playboy with a secret. When the Hill brothers lost their parents to a murderous insurance grab, a teenage Gabriel was thrown into the position of sole
breadwinner. No qualifications. No employment history. No skills. Other than knowing exactly how to use his body...
Now Gabriel has everything—the clothes, the money, the reputation. Except the one thing he’s lusted over for ten years: revenge.
The legacy of Elise Bettencourt’s parents hangs over her like a threat. She may have been a child when the deaths happened, but that doesn’t absolve her of blame. Or of guilt.
When Gabriel walks into her bakery, he’s a man on a mission—first, to seduce Elise’s brains out. Second, to use her like the key she is to the secrets of his past.
But using Elise to get to the Bettencourt name comes with its own dangers. Not least of all because Gabriel appears to be developing a craving that only her sweetness can satisfy.
POWER PLAY is the first book in the Power trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde. Featuring a sinfully sexy playboy and his innocent conquest, this dark romance trilogy explores the consequences of passionate revenge.
MC: Elise & Gabriel
Dual POV, enemies to lovers, virgin h, death/murder (historical) bisexual H,
Gabriel’s parents died in a fire years ago. Elise’s dad orchestrated the fire to get insurance money for a failing property. Now Gabriel is back and wants to join “the consortium”, the group his parents belonging to before he believes they decided to kill them. Elise feels guilty for Gabriel’s parents’ deaths and left her wealthy family as penance. Now, Gabriel is using Elise to help get close to the people he believes are responsible for his parents’ death.
Overall this was an enjoyable read. The pace can be a little slow at times but the story was interesting. I felt like Elise was a little too naïve for someone who grew up with such a ruthless father but if she hadn’t been, the story wouldn’t have been able to work the way it did.
So I read book #1 believing this will be a m/f romance. But be advised, book #2 has sharing with the hero, the. hero’s ex-male lover and heroine. And also it’s not necessarily consensual as well. This author needs to be more upfront with her readers. She has a pattern that has emerged and it’s not endearing her to some readers. I have requested a refund as this is not what I signed up for.
Dang! I had a feeling Gabriel and Elise were going to take me on a ride, and they did and then some. Gabriel is focused on revenge and Elise is the way for him to get it. He has anger and a lot of it. Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down. I read it in one sitting. I am completely hooked on Gabriel. He went through a lot when his parents died and you see just how much. Elise has so much guilt built up in her that she really doesn’t deserve to have. What she dealt with at the hands of her father was horrible. These two are broken in different ways and my heart just went out to them for what they endured. Gabriel and Elise are the same, yet different. They may seem like they don’t belong together, but that is what makes them perfect for each other. There is angst, revenge, some more angst, secrets, lies, revelations, hurt, pain, and shocks. The chemistry they have just jumps out at you. Amelia just ripped me apart and I could feel the hurt and pain that these two felt. The ending was OMG! I need to know what happens next