Thank you to Monica Murphy and the team at Dangerous Press for the advance reader copy of The Ruthless Groom, the second book in the Arranged Marriage series.
I loved The Reluctant Bride a lot! I loved Percy, Charlotte and their arranged marriage. I am ecstatic to be continuing their story.
I am a member of the Dangerous Press review team, but I stand by my reviews remaining honest and true.
“I didn’t plan to marry a reclusive heiress. Lucky for me, I find myself attracted to my beautiful new bride. Our arranged marriage connects two powerful companies. That we’re compatible between the sheets is a bonus, but I didn’t bargain on her ex showing up at the wedding reception uninvited.
That pushed me right over the edge.
I protect what’s mine, and Charlotte is now mine, whether she likes it or not. Our honeymoon is a disaster in paradise. I’m angry. She’s resentful. All those swirling emotions explode in the most physical ways.
But even as I’m drawn closer to my new wife, there’s still a threat looming out there. Seamus McTiernan is determined to destroy what we’ve created.
I won’t let anything tear us apart.
He has no idea who he’s dealing with. I will end him.
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: Charlotte is really coming into her own. She is more confident and more sure of herself. I loved how she was more willing to take risks, to be more sensual and sexual. Perry has such an interesting characterization in this story. Winston, Perry’s brother and the lead from the Cinderella series (which if you haven’t read yet, you must!) put it best. He says that the girls in their lives bring out the crazy in them. I loved seeing Perry get all protective and possessive over someone. For the first time, love is rattling Perry and he can’t stop it.
- Setting: I loved that we got to go along with the newlyweds to Mexico. As a setting, it really fits well with how Charlotte and Perry were challenged to open up to each other and get more vulnerable. Mexico was incredibly romantic. Otherwise, the story returns to New York City and the neighbourhood of Bishop’s Landing, and I never tire of it.
- Pacing: This book went by quickly. I engulfed it one morning in bed. The plot lines and story beats are predictable but are nonetheless great escapism.
- Romance: These two have intense chemistry. There are so many powerful emotions at play, growing love and an anger. The anger brought out some hot sex scenes across the pages of this story. The honeymoon section was phenomenal. Some amazingly tensioned scenes were mixed in with the great character and relationship development. I cannot help but root for Charlotte and Perry, a couple that was put together by conniving mothers. Yet a couple so perfect for one another. I want these two odd ducks of their families to find one another and find love.
The Ruthless Groom receives five out of five stars.
You can pick up the story below…
Thank you again to Monica Murphy and the team at Dangerous Press for the review opportunity. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog!