by Virna DePaul
Book: Stand Alone
Pub Date: October 27, 2015
Genre: New Adult
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High finance and a sizzling office affair raise desire and passion to the boiling point in Virna DePaul’s seductive new contemporary romance—perfect for fans of Carly Phillips, Lori Foster, and Molly O’Keefe.
Cara Michal has had to fight every step of the way to earn her place in the glittering seven-figure world of Wall Street. Years ago her hardworking father, a small-time investment adviser, was humiliated and wrongfully accused of fraud. Now Cara is at the top of her game, trying to support not only herself but her mother and brother. The occasional night out dancing soothes Cara’s soul, even as a bitter need for revenge against the man who destroyed her father makes inner peace elusive.
Then, in a moment of heat, Cara kisses a sexy stranger at a party—only later to discover that the man is Branden Duke, her new boss, an infamous operator with a wicked reputation in bed and on the Street. Branden is a man who seemingly has it all—except a woman who connects with him on a physical and emotional level. Now that he’s found Cara, he’s not sure he can let her go, even if he should.
In spite of herself, Cara is drawn to this charismatic guy. He is a challenge like none she has ever faced in her life. Their passion for each other is unquenchable, surprising them both with its ferocity. Even as Cara wonders if she can trust this man with her heart and soul, the ecstasy of their love cannot be denied. But when the past threatens the present, the two are faced with a truth from which they may never recover.
My Review: With a lot of books in this genre, I've started to become a bit picky. Now this read sounded good and it followed with a pretty decent story.
I love a girl who is fighting to show she belongs in the top along with everybody else. Cara is on top right now and she busted her ass to get there. She proves herself and if she wants a night out then let her do her thing. A few nights out, wanting revenge, is all perfectly fine for Cara. She has earned it. After all, she is supporting her family. And she hasn't gotten over the whole situation with dad being accused of fraud.
So she likes to have fun and just so happens to kiss a random guy at a party. The guy later turns out to be her new boss. Well things can go a few ways from there. It may just end up in both their favors. They balance each other well and things should go just fine. Until the past tried to come back around.
Overall a pretty decent book. I actually liked it and didn't want to give up and move on to the next one! Which is really good, since I haven't been liking a lot of books lately.