Published by Entangled: Select Suspense
Publication Date: September 14th 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Someone had to make him pay…
Faith Rochambeau is horrified to learn she was conceived during a rape. She’s determined to make her biological father, Victor Telemann, pay for his crimes. Using her computer skills to dig into his life, she searches for the powerful man’s Achilles Heel and a way to extract retribution. She’ll do whatever it takes to get a conviction, even it if means infiltrating his Fortune 500 company.
She fails to plan on falling in love with her father’s smooth-talking stepson, Kent Telemann, who suspects she is a corporate spy. Faith is drawn to Kent, even though she’s not sure she can trust him. If her heart is wrong, he can put her life in danger.
Meanwhile, her father is playing a lethal game he’s determined to win.
I was drawn in by the synopsis of this book and it was quite an enjoyable read in the end. Faith Rochambeau has always had fond memories of the man who fathered her based on her mother’s stories, but after her mother’s death her journal reveals that they were just that: stories. The truth is very hard for Faith to take, that she was the result of a rape and in fact her biological father is now a respected and successful businessman who never paid for his crime against her mother. And a plot of vengeance is born.
Faith’s plan is simple: with her exceptional computer skills, she plans to dig into her father’s life for information that can be used to damage him and the first step in this plan is to assume another identity and take a job with his company. She successfully puts her plan into action but is unaware that she is suspected of being a corporate spy and that the hottie who’s paying her so much attention is actually her father’s step-son and she’s his assignment.
This is a first time author to me and I think that she did an amazing job with the mystery and the suspense and the story moved along at a steady pace. Faith was a strong character, a little bit naive and idealistic but she was the only likable character in the whole book. Kent was a very weak character to me and even his supposed investigation into his stepfather’s dealing was half-assed.
However, the romance was missing something and maybe my dislike for Kent was a part of it. But the end is where it went sideways for me. It was very foolish for Faith to approach a man she knew was dangerous and ruthless to try to goad him into a confession, especially because he hadn’t achieved his success by being a choirboy. Not just that, she was not adequately prepared to defend herself and got away safely only by sheer luck. Those issues aside, the writing was well-done and I won’t mind reading more of her work.