Thank you to Amelia Wilde and the team at Dangerous Press for the advance reader copy of Blackmail.
We had our first peek at Will LeBlanc in Sweet Mercy, and oh what a peek it was. This LeBlanc is my favourite yet!
I am a member of the Dangerous Press review team, but I remain honest and genuine in my reviews.
“Bristol Anderson will do anything to protect her younger siblings. Even if it means embezzling from the company where she’s a temp. No one will find out. And the wealthy owner of the venture capitalist firm will never notice.
Except Will LeBlanc doesn’t miss a thing.
He could call the police, but he has more interesting plans for her. In the copy room. On the conference table. Under his desk.
The coldhearted capitalist will make her pay back every last cent.”
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: Our heroine is Bristol Anderson, and to put it simply I liked her. I liked how she stuck by her family, especially how she cared for her younger twin siblings. I liked how she pushed our hero Will LeBlanc. Saying Bristol is stuck in a sticky situation feels as if I am putting it too lightly. I am excited to see where Bristol’s character development goes in a future instalment, I cannot wait to see her grow more confident in her abilities as many Dangerous Press heroines do over the course of their books. Now I have already mentioned Will and given you some insight into how much I loved him. I will be honest while reading the books Amelia wrote about his brother I was not big on Emerson, I much rather prefer Will. They are both troubled, dealing with their childhood trauma with different outlets. He is not a good man, but good is overrated sometimes. Will is a fighter, a tortured one who literally says in this story that he seems himself unworthy of love. I cannot wait to see him prove himself wrong.
- Setting: Bristol and Will’s story begins to unfold in New York City. This is at its core an office romance, a boss falling for an employee. So naturally, lots of stuff goes down between Will’s office, his apartment and Bristol’s apartment. The office sure bred some interesting scenes, that I am sure most of you readers will devour. All the talk in this one about a beach holiday is really making me put that on my bucket list for a setting of a future instalment.
- Pacing: This book flew by, and I could not stop reading. The pacing did feel a little off though. The beginning and end were really strong, the middle kind of lagged a bit. That could have just been my reading experience of it and I wouldn’t be wary of that.
- Romance: Oooh what a promising romance this holds. I love Bristol and Will together, I love their angst and tension. I love that they are pushing each other, not to be better people per se, but to be the best versions of themselves. Their scenes together were so hot, that I was dying for more. I found some felt cut a bit too short. But I have hope in a future instalment that we see Will test Bristol’s boundaries, even more, maybe even cross a few lines in the process. I cannot wait to see Bristol convince Will they have a love worth fighting for and to take fewer punches to the face. A great first instalment in this series and such a promising hot romance to come.
Blackmail receives four out of five stars.
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Thank you again to Amelia and the Dangerous Press team for the review opportunity. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog!