Friday, 10 January 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Vengeful in Love by Nadia Lee

I received a copy of Vengeful in Love in exchange for my review.

CEO of DDE, Alex Damon makes some changes to his company, including promoting Natalie Hall, the adopted daughter of a Politician aligned with the woman who broke Alex's Dad's heart, Emily Rondale. Alex is determined to seek revenge on the Rondales and wants to take everything from them, starting with Natalie. But Alex hasn't bargained for the intelligent, sexy and independent Natalie, and the affect that she has on him, causing his seduction to quite quickly become one of the heart rather than one of revenge. Things are complicated further when Alex's right hand man, Ethan, begins to suspect Natalie of spying on the company.

This book has a bit of everything in it! Well there is a lot of romance, but it seems to me that there were more hurdles for Alex and Natalie to overcome than most fictional characters encounter in their relationships. Their romance also tackled some very real issues, including the effects of a workplace romance, the possibility of an unplanned pregnancy, and the desire for adopted children to know where they came from.

I've never read a book that was set in a business environment and actually included aspects of the business within the story itself, or at least not to this extent, and I must say that I actually really enjoyed that bit of the story! Saying that, my degree has given me a fair amount of insight into how mergers, takeovers and other bids work, so maybe that explains the interest!

Something else that I particularly likes was the fact that some of Natalie's cultural heritage was made into a part of her life, the best example being the statues, despite the fact that she was adopted. For me its the small details like that that make the difference between a good book, and a great book!

Vengeful in Love Hearts on the Line, Book 1 Publication Date: December 19, 2013 Revenge is sweet... Self-made billionaire Alex Damon wants his pound of flesh from the people who ripped his family apart. When he discovers his enemies' daughter is working at his company -- and most likely spying for them -- he decides to start his revenge by seducing her. Natalie Hall is stunned at the personal interest from the CEO of her company. Vulnerable, with an already bruised heart, she wants to avoid any involvement -- but she can't deny the desire he arouses in her. ...but love is sweeter...
What should've been a straightforward eye-for-an-eye starts to unravel as Natalie's unflinching loyalty and kindness begin to thaw Alex's cold intent. But caring for her is unthinkable...since he plans to use everything in his power to ruin her family and everyone else she holds dear.
Reunited in Love Hearts on the Line, Book 2 Publication Date: January 9, 2014 A temporary reunion... Newly jobless and adrift, former investment banker Kerri Wilson travels to Virginia to see her best friend and regroup, only to run into billionaire playboy Ethan Lloyd. It's been years since she's snuck out of his bed after the most amazing sex of her life, and he's so not her type -- she likes them tall, dark and manageable. But he's too hot to resist, and she succumbs to another sizzling, no-strings-attached (or so she thinks) night.
Unwilling to let her go this time, Ethan makes a simple proposition: a job, a place to stay, and an exclusive affair that will end when either of them finds someone else. But with her dark, painful past catching up to her, Kerri may have to bolt again -- even though her heart is telling her to stay. And Ethan's not giving her up without fighting to make their "temporary" arrangement something far more permanent...
about author
nadia_lee_smBilingual former management consultant Nadia Lee has lived in four different countries and enjoyed many adventures and excellent food around the globe. In the last eight years, she has kissed stingrays, been bitten by a shark, ridden an elephant and petted tigers. She shares an apartment overlooking a river and palm trees in Japan with her husband and son. When she's not writing, she can be found digging through old Asian historical texts or planning another trip. Website: Mailing list: Twitter: