Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Book Review: Revenge by Lexi Blake

Revenge (Lawless, #3)
When Drew Lawless discovers a fatal flaw in his plan to avenge his parents’ deaths, he turns to the one woman he'd promised he wouldn't touch. He offers her a deal, one that will bring her into his investigation, his life, and his bed.

Investigative reporter Shelby Gates never dreamed how twisted the case would become—or how fascinated she would be with Drew. Every day they spend together binds them. And every night brings her closer to realizing he might be the man for her.

As Drew's feelings for Shelby grow, so does the danger. From the streets of Dallas to Austin’s high-tech business world, Drew and Shelby play a game begun twenty years before—a game they will win, or die trying.

Revenge is filled with suspicion, suspense and surprises. The story is well written including many twist and turns. The surprising revelations are intriguing.

"Beware of Billionaires with six-pack abs."
Drew Lawless is the eldest Lawless sibling.  He had taken on the responsibility of reuniting his sibling after losing both parents. Even as adults he continues safeguarding his siblings. After Drew discovered the truth about about his parents death he changes his plan to include investigative reporter Shelby Gates. He hires her to investigate his parents death, to be their official biographer and his girlfriend. Drew needs to keep Shelby close but his reasons change after he moves her into his bed.

The story is centered around surprising revelations. The previous two books in this series have led up to this climatic ending. However this can be read as a stand alone. The author catches you up quickly with the story line. The romantic relationship between Drew and Shelby fell slightly flat for me. Drew is awkward when it comes to relationships and all the pressure is put on Shelby to fix it. At one point I wanted Shelby to run away with the sexy bodyguard (who needs his own book) and teach Drew a lesson. However, in good romance fashion, Shelby chose Drew and fought for their relationship. I enjoyed the ending but I would have loved an epilogue. 4 Stars

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