Brandon Lawless is a man on a mission: obtain the information that will clear his father’s name. He’s willing to do whatever it takes—even seduce his enemy’s personal assistant, the beautiful and innocent Carly Hendricks. But with her beguiling smile and captivating intelligence, Brandon soon realizes he doesn’t want to deceive Carly, he wants to win her over—both in the boardroom and the bedroom.
Then a twisted crime leaves Carly vulnerable and Brandon finds himself reeling. The stakes of his mission are now life or death—Carly’s life. And Brandon realizes he’s lost his heart to an amazing woman and his plan must succeed, because the stakes are no longer just revenge, but a once in a lifetime love.
Author: Lexi Blake
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Ruthless, Revenge
Series: Lawless #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Ruthless, Revenge
Published by Berkley Source: Publisher
Published: January 3rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Lexi Blake is talented and creates interesting stories. I enjoyed Satisfaction even more than Ruthless. Brandon and Carly are complex and so likeable. They both suffer insecurities that make them very relatable. They’re damaged though and, in a very realistic way, it takes time to work through their problems. The sexual attraction is much less complicated though not without challenges.
Carly works for a nasty piece of work who is blackmailing and using her. Bran is caught up in the family revenge plot to take down their parents’ killers. Working together toward their common goal makes it easy to become allies. Making a relationship work takes far more effort, especially when everything in their lives makes it nearly impossible for them to trust.
Bran has some pretty intense baggage. He’s not only got a lot to work through, he’s not at all open to looking into his past. It was hard to imagine how the strip club loving drunk would become boyfriend material but Blake makes Bran’s motivations believable and not the insurmountable impediment to a functional relationship that I thought they were going to be.
The book was a roller coaster ride both for the suspense and the romance. The answers provided were unforeseeable and unexpected and left me with the need to finish the series to get resolution.
I really enjoyed the initial glimpses into Drew and Shelby’s interactions. It’s going to be great fun watching these two get together in Revenge.