Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book Review - Finn (Blue-Collar Billionaires #2) by M. Malone

ABOUT THE BOOK




Finn Marshall survived several tours in Afghanistan before the billionaire father he barely remembers changed everything. Now he has it all: money, cars and most importantly: power.

Power to track down the woman who left him for a richer man.

Marissa Blake dragged herself out of poverty one client at a time, so she's thrilled when her company, Maid-4-U, gets a huge contract for a luxury penthouse. Until she sees who owns it.

Now to save her struggling business, Finn demands everything she once promised him. Money can't buy him happiness but it can buy him one thing:

REVENGE!

**Excerpt** 

My patience finally snaps. After working for the past two hours straight, my back is screaming and my feet hurt. I want to smack that grin right off his face, contract be damned. 

"You know what, no. You are paying me to clean. You want to trash your own apartment just to get back at me, real mature by the way, that's fine. You want to make me pick up your skanky girlfriend's underwear and show off how many Magnum condoms you've used in the past few days, that's fine too. But I'm not some dog that you can snap your fingers at and expect me to follow. I may work for you but you don't own me." 

His eyes burn as he steps forward. "Oh yes I do. I didn't write that contract to buy a cleaning lady. I did it to buy you. For the next six months between the hours of eight and twelve, you are mine." 

I'm so frustrated that his harsh words bring tears to my eyes. I hate that I cry when I'm angry. I want to be strong and yell back at him but this kind of fury makes me feel very small. "I am not yours. I'm not anybody’s." 

He stalks forward again and I instinctively shrink away. He doesn't seem to notice. He rests his forehead against mine, the harsh rasp of his breath hitting my cheek. When he pulls me closer, I am too stunned to protest. 

"You are mine just as much as I am yours. This hold you've had on me has gone on too long. You walked away from me but when you left you took a part of me with you. I haven't been able to sleep without you walking in and out of my dreams. I can't close my eyes without feeling your presence. You're always with me. I can't live like this anymore." 

His lips feather over my forehead and the frustration I feel morphs into a different kind of ache altogether. Maybe this is part of his plan, to hold me the way he used to and make me feel all the things that no other man has ever made me feel. 

"You want revenge for the way I treated you. I know that. And you won't believe me but I am truly sorry for the way I left things. You deserved so much more than that. So much better than me. It's better if I assign someone else to come here so we don't have to see each other. It's just hurting us both." 

He looks down at me. "If you do that I will void the contract and tie you up in court so long you'll go bankrupt just from all the legal fees. Don't push me on this, Rissa. You have no idea how far I'm willing to go." 

"Is this really what you want? It's not healthy for you to keep all this anger inside. You have to move on." 

"That's just it angel, I can't move on until my heart accepts the true nature of who you are. A girl who could ditch me for a richer guy and not look back. But the only way that'll happen is if I spend time with you. So you are going to go where I need you to go. You are going to talk to me. And I am going to purge you from my fucking system or I'll destroy us both trying." 

REVIEW

I enjoyed this story, but felt like Finn was two different characters when he was with Risa and without her. When he was away from her, he was a very likable character, but especially at the beginning he was uncharacteristically a jerk. I realize his heart had been broken before, but none of that part of his personality was present the rest of the time, so it felt contrived.


Everything else about this story was actually really great, so I still recommend reading this book as a second chance romance.

OVERALL RATING - 3.5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

NYT & USA Today Bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her three favorite guys, her husband and their two sons. She holds a Master's degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized at how she's using her expensive education. 

She's now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas. Her contemporary romance series THE ALEXANDERS has sold 1/2 million + copies since 2011. 


☆☆ THE ALEXANDERS ☆☆

Book 1 - One More Day
Book 2 - The Things I Do for You 
Book 3 - He's the Man 
Book 3.5 - Christmas with The Alexanders 
Book 4 - All I Need is You 
Book 5 - Say You Will 
- - spin-off novel #1 - - ★TANK★ 
- - spin-off novel #2 - - ★FINN★ 
- - spin-off novel #3 - - ★GABE★ 


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