I’ve moved through life doing what’s expected of me. I’m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family’s business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.
Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it’s for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary—perhaps even more so. He’s also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.
One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I’m hooked. Ryder’s like a powerful drug, and I’m an addict who doesn’t want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren’t pure, and I believe him. For once, I don’t care. I’m willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul.
OWNING VIOLET reminds of the 1999 movie, Cruel Intentions but much more adult.
I like how Monica Murphy writes where we get the story through both Violet and Ryder’s POV. Each chapter is from a different POV. This kind of writing lets us learn about both characters and what makes them tick.
I’m so glad that there wasn’t a virgin and/or billionaire in this contemporary romance.
I almost OD on all the foreplay. I was just a sexually frustrated as Violet and Ryder. I wanted them to just do it. LOL
I originally started reading OWNING VIOLET via eARC from Netgalley but I got sick and didn’t feel like reading so when I saw that Tantor.com was having a $4.99 download sale I grabbed OWNING VIOLET on audio. Saskia Maarleveld delivers OWNING VOILET in an enjoyable way. She has the kind of voice that pulls off a male voice well, while keeping the female voices soft.
I really enjoy Monica Murphy’s writing style and I’ll give book 2, STEALING ROSE a go when it releases March 3, 2015.
If you’re a fan of erotic romances that have both a damaged hero and heroine then you’ll enjoy Monica Murphy’s OWNING VIOLET.