Thank you to Amelia Wilde and the team at Dangerous Press for the advance reader copy of Extortion, the second book in the Controlling Interests series.
I am super intrigued by the next instalment in Will and Bristol’s love story, I loved how it began and the tropes Amelia chose to play with. I cannot wait to see what comes next.
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Will Leblanc takes risks in his private equity firm and in the underground boxing ring, but nowhere else.
Definitely not in love. Which is why he had to walk away.
Except Bristol Anderson needs his help. More than that, he wants to protect her.
But no one can protect her from him. He has a dark side. A violent side. She’s an unbearable temptation. He’s barely holding back.
What happens when the monster inside him gets loose?
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Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: I am so excited to be back with Bristol and Will. Similarly to other Dangerous Press releases, my favourite character development rests with the hero. Will’s icy exterior is starting to melt away. This is coupled with Bristol growing more confident. This second installment opens up with her as an assistant to someone besides Will, and that guy is creepy to her. Now that Bristol is a bit more sure of herself and does not want to put up with behaviour she doesn’t deserve she calls this guy out as a creep. By far my favourite character work in this was incorporating more of Will’s family. It was refreshing to see characters like Emerson and Daphne through other eyes.
- Setting: This story is primarily set in New York City, mainly in the headquarters of Hughes Financial. For those who have read Skye Warren’s Two for the Show, it was cool to be in a setting, and even see scenes familiar to us from a different perspective. The best setting comes at the end when all of our characters get out of town for a bit, but I won’t spoil that for you.
- Pacing: I read this story quite quickly. This series overall feels fast-paced, this second instalment did feel a bit slower that its explosive first book. As much as I loved a lot of the character development happening in the middle of this story, it dragged down the plot and pacing a bit.
- Romance: Aww these two are cute and I am rooting for them so much. You may be worried that because Bristol is no longer working for Will that this instalment won’t have steamy scenes in a not-so-appropriate workplace setting. But don’t worry these two still be working in the same building and struggle to keep their hands to themselves. These scenes were hot don’t get me wrong, but I find that I am particularly invested in this couple emotionally. I am so excited to see how these two navigate everything that this second instalment has set up to be thrown at them in their last chapter.
Extortion 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!