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.
Loved this story!
Another amazing story by Amelia Wilde that I couldn't put down once I started reading!!
Gabriel and Elise story was angsty, emotional and heartbreaking. Gabriel is not the jerk he appears to be at the beginning of the story. His story is tragic and he wants revenge for all the wrong doings his family had to endure. Elise for him is just a pawn into to his revenge plan but she is not the woman he thought she was, she is all the opposite and willing to sacrifice herself for the guilt she carries with her.
Unfortunately for Elise her parents are toxic and that's the reason she left her glamourise life behind. She is a character I truly adore because she has a good heart and is willing to help Gabriel with his purpose.
Elise is able to peel some of the layers on Gabriel's hearth but at the end will this be enough? or will the revenge have more power?
The cliffhanger ending of this book left me at the edge of my sit leaving this story with so many possibilities I just hope Gabriel choose wisely. I can't wait to read the next book.
Oh boy, Gabriel is one sad, messed up boy inside of that hunk of man. And Elise is just filled with guilt and regret. Together they have a love-hate relationship that runs the gambit of emotions. And leaves you hanging at the end. I cannot wait for the next one