By Jenny Holiday
Twenty years ago, I was too smart and too poor to be cool. Now I’m laughing my way to the bank–the bank I’m CEO of. Nothing can touch me.
Except maybe him.
We met at summer camp. We made out under the stars. Then he stabbed me in the back.
They say revenge is a dish best served cold. But I’m gonna go with hot.
Alexander Evangelista is a millionaire with all the trappings: houses all over the world and hot guys lined up whenever he’s in need of some no-strings-attached company. He’s on his way to world domination.
A CEO in his own right, Cary Bell is competing for a major client with his boyhood crush. He’s never forgiven himself for betraying Alex. But with his professional reputation on the line, he’s going to have to find his inner cutthroat if he wants his new company to succeed.
Alex isn’t about to let his nemesis steal a client out from under him. It’s time to break Cary’s company–and his heart.
Cary has boldly stepped away from his family’s business to start his own financial investment firm. Things are going well enough, until he finds out he’s in direct competition with Dominion Bank and its CEO, Alex, for an account that is worth millions; an account that could really put Cary’s fledgling business on the map. Unfortunately for Cary, Alex is the man he humiliated twenty years ago when they were both teens at camp, and he has never forgiven or forgotten what Cary did to him all those years ago. Alex has declared war and is not afraid of playing dirty to come out as the winner.
HIS HEART’S REVENGE is told in present tense but also includes flashbacks to when Alex and Cary were at camp. I really felt for Alex, who only came to camp every year to spend time with Cary, so it was heartbreaking when Cary turned around and humiliated him in front of everyone to save his own reputation. That single event turned Alex into the cold and ruthless businessman he is today. It has also haunted Cary, who wonders at what they could have had if he had the courage to stand up for Alex on that fateful day. Now in their mid-thirties, both men are openly gay, strong, intelligent, and dominant. The word “Alpha” suits them both to a T.
HIS HEART’S REVENGE is told in dual POVs and while it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. I have to admit, I liked Cary more than Alex, only because Alex was very cold, distant and hurtful throughout almost the entire story. I also have to say that I felt more of an emotional connection between them as teens than I did as adults, which was why I struggled to understand how they fell in love in the present. That being said, the sex was hot. Overall, I found this book to be an enjoyable way to spend a few hours and I thought the ending was sweet.
His Heart’s Revenge (49th Floor # 4)
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