Saturday, May 1, 2010

Romance Book Review: Revenge and Redemption

Author: Jennie Brumley
ISBN: 978-1-60777-333-7
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Ravenous Romance™

Penny Royale has finally found independence away from her domineering aunt. She is now a small business owner and is starting to make a success of her life, until Luke Hardcastle walks back into it. Penny's aunt did something terrible to Luke's sister and his looking to make someone pay. If Penny isn't willing to help him get his revenge, he'll take it out on her.

Luke's sister is dying and all he can think about is getting redemption from the old bat her ruined the last few years of his young sister's life. He's bided his time. Checked out every detail he could think of. The only way he can get to the woman is through her niece. He can't feel guilty about that. After all, Penny was part of the whole mess. His best resort is blackmail.

The only problem is then he gets to know Penny and he realizes that she isn't the woman he thought she was at all. Now he just has to keep his hands off of her and his mind on goal.

Revenge and Redemption is an old premise with several interesting twists. Penny isn't a stick model, but a real life woman with lots of curves. That was the best part of the story for me, making it more real and beleivable. While Luke is a handsome, rich man he wants a real woman not someone who is all bone just after his fortune.

Luke Hardcastle is a man on a mission. No one hurts his little sister and gets away with it. No matter how small the role she played might have been, Penny Royale helped her aunt destroy Luke’s sister, and now she will help him destroy her aunt…or he’ll destroy her instead.

Finally free of her domineering aunt, Penny Royale knows peace of mind for the first time. And she’ll do anything to protect that peace. Even submit to blackmail. But when being blackmailed means pretending to be the mistress of the tall, dark and wickedly handsome Luke Hardcastle, the man she’s loved from afar for so long, how will she ever survive when his thirst for vengeance is satisfied…and he no longer needs her?

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