My rating: 4 of 5 stars
*Warning: This has spoilers*
I received an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review
Life coach and best-selling author Victoria Price has it all: a successful career, fabulous friends, a fantastic penthouse in Manhattan. What she doesn’t have—and doesn’t want—is a husband. Fifteen years ago her high school flame broke her heart so badly she swore she’d never love again. Now she makes millions teaching other women how to be just like her: a ruthless bitch.
Drop-dead sexy restaurateur and infamous playboy Parker Maxwell has only three rules for the women he dates: no questions about his past, no expectations for the future, and no spending the night. When he meets Victoria, however, he’s willing to break his own rules if it means sating the explosive desire she arouses in him. What he doesn’t know is that the alluring Victoria Price used to be the mousy Isabel Diaz, the girl he deflowered and dumped long ago.
Presented with a perfect opportunity for revenge, Victoria decides the game is on. But when her connection with Parker proves more than just skin deep, she has to make a choice: continue with her plan for payback, or risk her career, her reputation, and her heart by taking a second chance on love?
This book pleasantly surprised me. I found the story line interesting. I think I read somewhere that this was supposed to be a romantic comedy, but I wasn’t really feeling the humor. I suppose all the talk about Parker’s “churro” was supposed to be funny, but honestly, I could have done without all the “churro” and “pussy cat” talk. Nonetheless, it was a good book. In fact, the story touches on some serious issues of pregnancy, revenge, forgiveness, and love. I like both main characters; they were strong and matched each other well. Parker was perfect and he knew just how to deal with Victoria because, honestly, she acted crazy sometimes. I enjoyed watching them fall in love again and I could really feel their chemistry. I believed they were soul mates. I also felt empowered by Victoria. She really was a woman’s woman and it inspires me to be a stronger woman. The things that took away from the story were the plausibility. I’m just not sure how Victoria would be unrecognizable to Parker when all she had done was straightening her nose and losing glasses. I hardly find that enough to change a person so much that the man who loved her would have no idea who she was. I also really wished there was an epilogue where they get to meet their daughter. I just felt the ending lacked closure and I was left feeling a little unsatisfied in the end.
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