A new writing direction for Eva Charles’ writing career. I haven’t read her books in The New American Royals, and this is the first book I’ve read by her, but I really enjoyed the story and was devastated when the book ended. It ended on a cliff hanger, but that wasn’t the problem. The problem was that I have to wait for the next book to finish the story. I was so drawn into the story towards the end that I was shocked it was done.
Julian (JD) Wilder, a young man who describes himself as the devil’s spawn. He is now in control of the family business and will get more power over the business after his father is elected President of the United States. Julian is not thrilled that his father is the President Elect, but he is happy to have the control of the family business that he inherited from his mother and grandfather. Now maybe he can find the information he has been searching for to destroy his father.
Gabrielle Duval, a young woman who is trying to move on with her life now that she has the hotel she has always wanted. She’s moving on after a break up with her fiancé who was too physical with her and left bruises. She thought that her life would be simple and boring, until JD walks into her office the night of the Presidential election and gives her a deal that will help her mother but could ruin her life. She isn’t sure that she can go through with his deal, but she would do anything for her mother.
I really liked this story and it drew me in with the suspense, steam, and love story between JD and Gabrielle. I am anxiously awaiting the second book to find out what’s going to happen. While there is a darkness to this story, I don’t see it as being a really dark story. Perhaps the second book will have more darkness, but I can’t wait to read it and find out. I love the cover too.
I whole heartedly recommend this story to anyone who likes a suspenseful story with an alpha male who will do his best to protect the people he loves and right the wrongs that were done to his family. It’s a story of second chances with suspense and secrets to be revealed. I give this story a 4.5-star review and look forward to reading more of the new chapter in Eva Charles’ writing career.