Friday, November 28, 2014

Review & Giveaway | "Owning Violet" by Monica Murphy

Owning Violet by Monica Murphy
Adult Romance published December 2, 2014
Published by Bantam
Author's website  |  Goodreads  |  Buy the Book on Amazon

Synopsis from Goodreads:

New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy begins a sexy new contemporary romance series—perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase—that introduces three sisters born to wealth, raised to succeed, ready to love, destined to make waves.

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.  
My everything.

My Thoughts...

This was the first book I have read by Monica Murphy, but I really enjoyed it.  I am definitely looking forward to the rest of the books in this trilogy.  This book introduces Fowler sisters Violet, Rose and Lily and I just realized as I typed it that Fowler is an anagram of Flower!  The family runs a very successful cosmetics company called Fleur that was started by the Grandmother who also happens to have a flower name.

Violet is the sister who has always worked for the company, that at the current time is being run by her Father.  She doesn't realize it at the time, but he is grooming her to take over some day.  She has been dating Zachary for 2 years now and seems to be on the verge of getting engaged, but things don't turn out the way she thought they would when Zachary chooses a promotion that will send him to London.  Meanwhile we have Ryder who is just the opposite of seemingly safe Zachary.  Little does Violet know how much her life will change when she decides to start "seeing" Ryder.  At first they have a deal, a friends with benefits type of relationship where they are both using the other, but things progress for each of them quite quickly.

Their whole relationship is built upon deception and lies, but it's clear they have a deeper connection than either of them anticipated.  Will it be able to survive when the lies are brought to light?

This is a quick, sexy read. I will definitely be on the lookout for more of Monica Murphy's books. I can't wait for the rest of this series to be released!  This is an adult book and there is a fair amount of profanity and some very descriptive love scenes.  

XOXO, Shelly

*Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*

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