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01 December 2014

❤❤ Owning Violet by Monica Murphy - 3.5 star review ❤❤

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.

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I have to admit, starting this book it was kind of obvious how the storyline was going to pan out- what the major spots in the plot line would be. But how we got to those major points is always the interesting part. 

Monica does a great job of giving you a villain to despise. A bad boy you hate to love. And a heroine you relate to and empathize with. She has this writing style that just pulls you into the story and has you so involved you want to act on behalf of Violet. The flow and development of the characters are effortless and perfect. But.. And this is a kind of big but. . You can't deliver a villain like that and have nothing happy. You can't give people some one to hate so much and not have there be any repercussions for the things she did or things she caused. There needed to be a resolution because she was a major problem for our main characters throughout the whole book; both individually, professionally and for them as a couple. 

I feel like we also had the Alan issue and that was left open with no resolve. Violet grew up so much in this book yet never matured when talking to her dad. Especially when it came to Alan or Pilar. And I would've really like to know how te Zachary aspect ended. 

Now even with those complaints I can tell you I still really liked this book. I loved the character development, the story line, the characters themselves, the writing style. All in all I give this 3.5 stars. 

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