Monday, January 20, 2014

Hearts On The Line Series Reviews...


Vengeful in Love
Hearts on the Line, Book 1
Publication Date: December 19, 2013

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.



Reunited in Love
Hearts on the Line, Book 2
Publication Date: January 9, 2014

A temporary reunion...

Newly jobless and adrift, former investment banker Kerri Wilson travels to Virginia to see her best friend and regroup, only to run into billionaire playboy Ethan Lloyd. It's been years since she's snuck out of his bed after the most amazing sex of her life, and he's so not her type -- she likes them tall, dark and manageable. But he's too hot to resist, and she succumbs to another sizzling, no-strings-attached (or so she thinks) night.

Unwilling to let her go this time, Ethan makes a simple proposition: a job, a place to stay, and an exclusive affair that will end when either of them finds someone else. But with her dark, painful past catching up to her, Kerri may have to bolt again -- even though her heart is telling her to stay. And Ethan's not giving her up without fighting to make their "temporary" arrangement something far more permanent...

Ethan gradually began to narrow the topic of conversation. He was good, and made it seem natural, but she had years of experience parrying this sort of thing.

“Where did you grow up?” he asked.

“Here and there. Mostly in the States and Europe.”

“Military family?”

She smiled to herself. “Definitely not.” Her mother was too unpredictable, and her grandfather enjoyed his creature comforts too much to go without. “How about you? Where did you grow up?”

“Mainly Houston, though I spent quite a bit of time in Nebraska.”

“Where your Italian grandmother lived with the farmer of her dreams.”

He pointed his fork at her, signaling that she’d guessed right. “Later I attended an out-of-state boarding school until I started college.”

One boarding school. Singular. Lucky for him he hadn’t been transferred at every whiff of negative news on TV.

He pierced a piece of sun-dried tomato. “Why did you choose to work in Hong Kong when you grew up in the West? You graduated from Yale and went to Wharton from what Natalie said.”

Nobody expected me to go there. “I’d never been to Asia. Thought it might be fun.”

“Odd choice for a career-minded white woman.”

“Oh, that part wasn’t too bad. You do your work, you get your promotions.”

“But then you left. So something must have soured you on the place.”

“No, I left because it was time to try something else. Hours can get old fast.”

“Even when you’re a VP?”

“Even then. Just because I was good at my job doesn’t mean I wanted to do it for the rest of my life.” She tapped the rim of her wine glass. “Your turn. Why are you in Virginia? Global Strategies is headquartered in New York City, right? If you’re filling in for the CEO, shouldn’t you be there?”

“Don’t have to physically be there to get the work done. Also, I’ve been out of the country for a while, and my mother lives nearby in Maryland.”

His mother. Who undoubtedly doted on him.

“How about you,” Ethan asked. “Any family around here?”

The rest of the dinner went in a similar vein, Ethan gently probing for information about her, and she parrying with polite answers that revealed very little. He was persistent, but forthcoming when she asked him questions, as though daring her to match his frankness. Well, let him wait. A girl needed a secret or two, and Kerri didn’t bow to pressure when it concerned her personal life.


Reviewed by Kayla:

Vengeful in Love:

I enjoyed this book, it was an easy read. Alex is a self-made billionaire and wants to get back what was taken from him, a family. He finds out that his enemies daughter is working at his company he is sure that she is there to spy on him. Natalie is surprised that the CEO of the company she works for has so much interest in her. Alex is looking for revenge and Natalie is looking for love. When he starts to feel something for her, he gets mad at himself for thinking that he could have anything with Natalie because he lives to destroy her family and everything that Natalie cares about. This book had a lot going on. But I enjoyed the storyline and where the book headed. I highly recommend this book. Go and get it now! I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars!

Reunited in Love:

 I really enjoyed this book. It captured my attention from the beginning and held it all through the end. Kerri goes to Virginia to visit her best friend where she runs into billionaire playboy Ethan Lloyd. It has been years since that last time she saw him. It had been the best sex of her life even though he isn’t her type of guy. Ethan makes Kerri a deal she can’t refuse. She takes it but things could get complicated and she is afraid she is going to have to run again. Will things go from temporary to more permanent or will Kerri have to leave? Oh the possibilities. I recommend this book! I give it 4 out of 5 stars!
about author

Bilingual former management consultant Nadia Lee has lived in four different countries and enjoyed many adventures and excellent food around the globe. In the last eight years, she has kissed stingrays, been bitten by a shark, ridden an elephant and petted tigers.

She shares an apartment overlooking a river and palm trees in Japan with her husband and son. When she's not writing, she can be found digging through old Asian historical texts or planning another trip.

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