It is a truth universally acknowledged that a playboy wants a one-night stand... No strings attached.
Gabriel Hill dates someone new every night. Glamorous parties and smoke-filled clubs. He has no interest in the prim little baker. Until he finds out she's connected to his family's downfall.
He wants information. Revenge. And worst of all, he wants Elise Bettencourt in his bed. Again and again and again.
There's no future between them.
A woman who's fought to build a new life for herself.
And the man who will bring it all down.
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