Book Review: Vengeful in Love by Nadia Lee

Vengeful in Love by Nadia LeeTitle: Vengeful in Love
Series: Hearts on the Line, Book 1
Author: Nadia Lee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: free Kindle book
Published: January 11, 2014 by Four Isles Press

Revenge is sweet...

Self-made billionaire Alex Damon wants his pound of flesh from the people who ripped his family apart. When he discovers his enemies' daughter is working at his company -- and most likely spying for them -- he decides to start his revenge by seducing her.

Natalie Hall is stunned at the personal interest from the CEO of her company. Vulnerable, with an already bruised heart, she wants to avoid any involvement -- but she can't deny the desire he arouses in her.

...but love is sweeter...

What should've been a straightforward eye-for-an-eye starts to unravel as Natalie's unflinching loyalty and kindness begin to thaw Alex's cold intent. But caring for her is unthinkable...since he plans to use everything in his power to ruin her family and everyone else she holds dear.

Note: Previously published as Carnal Secrets.

Why I Read this Book: I liked the setup of espionage mixed into a love story. I like a light dose of mystery with a romance.

What I Liked: Vengeful in Love was different and unique. There is a lot of backstory, but it didn't bog down the romance. It made for an interesting read. This was more than just a romance story.

Natalie was a good person with morals. Because of who her family is, particularly her father, she’s used to people throwing money and gifts at her. But she’s not materialistic in the slightest and she doesn't want that in a relationship. She doesn’t cave under pressure. She was in a tough position, working at Alex’s company, and got pressure from not only her boss but from her own family as well. There is history between Alex’s family and Natalie’s and it made for interesting reading material.

I also like the side story arc about the mole in Alex’s company. The mole wasn’t who I had thought it was.

What I Didn’t Like: It felt like a little piece of the story was missing. There’s something that happens between the end of the story and the epilogue but it was never touched on. Also the relationship progressed too quickly for my taste.

Overall Impression: Vengeful in Love was a great multi-layered read and I look forward to the next book in this series.

Brianna’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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  1. This cover reminds me so much of Julie James' book: Something About You

    I haven't heard of this author before, so I'll add her to my list! I like a good suspense romance every so often.

    1. This is only the 2nd book I've read by this author but I like her writing. One of these days I'll have to read the next book in this series.


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