Adored this bookthanks to Lex Callahan for the recommendationJust re read this oneI forgot how amazingly good this book is The only thing that truly feels like a HP is the silly title But the story itself is much than a typical HP format Everything about itthe story the character developmentfeels much deeper and developed than a standard HP This is a very emotionally satisfying novel and very romantic Vows of Revenge is the story of Melodie and RomanJust NOH has been wronged by h s father and brother who basically got him destitute and evicted once When the conventionally attractive h shows up to his house as his assistant s wedding lanner he is suspicious Turns out gasp that she is his enemy s kidSo what does our smart hero do1 Talk to the nice happy go lucky girl who s all sunshine and Baccarat : La lgende du cristal ponies and clear the air2 Ruthlessly seduce her only to get her fired evicted from her home which gets her mother s ashes thrown out too kinda and make her lose all faith in menbreak her spiritBetcha ass he chooses 2So that happensThen there s a baby scare coz they forgot to wrap the sausageBut what does the h do when she sees this despicable example of humanity Her nips get hard and she gets sups turned onDUHI gave up at that exact moment What is this sexual attraction so strong to a man whom you uote basically broke you that you lose all your self respect Yes the hero was misbehaved and cheated by her fam yada yada but he was an A S S H O L E And the heroine repeats like a million times how her mother waslayed by rich men and how she doesn t want to do thatby doing thatWTF And SO
when your gets you fired not once but twiceI don t care about their sob stories I don t care that their attraction burned like a bladder infection I just didn t like itWas this the worst HN I ve readNo Worst hero No Worst heroine No Worst misdeed Still no But for some reason this book just did nt sit well with meDo I sound angry It s because I amYukWhateverRare DNF Stopped at 50% It s hard to say what I felt about this book Probably why I rocrastinated my review The writing is very good and I think the author went deeper with the story think I think the author went deeper with the story think for a HP book the relationship feels very realistic The drama isn t manufactured even when the author could have gone for one of those easy HP drama tactics that admittedly I love since i am a drama hound Roman is a complicated guy He is very emotionally disconnected and is not good at expressing himself verbally as far as emotions He sends out a lot of mixed signals to Melodie and then doesn t understand the way she reacts to him as a form of self rotection If it was about sex and being generous with his money he d March Violets (Bernie Gunther, probably be theerfect boyfriend but that s rarely enough for a woman after a while I was surprised at the vulnerability that Roman shows when he admits that he s used to women ending relationships because of his remoteness And the fact that it bothers him that Melodie thinks he s one of the bad guys initially He Zoete tranen pursues her sexually like a volcano but holds himself back emotionally I think that Melodie was brave to keep going with him not knowing how he felt about her and when she suspects it that fear of rejection holding her back I like that he s 100% self made and it hasn t been easy for him He s suffered some major hardships in his short life I just wish that he wasn t such a wreck at being emotionally availableMelodie has her own issues Her father is despicable And she s lived in the shadow of his inability to show love for his children and his wife and her feelings of inadeuacy She turned her back on his money with strings attached and has been trying to make it on her own and Roman has a habit of messing that up for her She s conflicted about their relationship and its tone but she has feelings for him that don t seem to want to go awayThe love scenes were very sexy and well written There s a lot of chemistry between them and they set theages on fire together From the beginning there s a Water Music powerful string that keepsulling Revenge never tasted so sweetCalm and controlled Melodie Parnell has always wanted to experience insatiable assion She thinks she's found it in the bed of sinfully attractive Roman Killian But in the sul. Hem together But I loved when Roman finally says how he feels for Melodie She doesn t have to guess or try to read his behavior It s all on the table And it s clear that Roman isn t going to take it for granted in the futureI think some readers will love this book Very much a romance although with a traditional happy ending Overall 3550 stars I am liking Dani Collins best of the new crop of HP writers Her books have descriptions and solid concrete details that so many others of the new crop lack The hero was an absolute ass to her in his revenge efforts but she had enough backbone to just keep going Worth the read This hero has been very romiscuous throughout his adult life We know right off the bat that he is just another typical Harleuin man whore He owned homes and apartments all over the world and he freely let our heroine know that some of these laces were his love nests where he would bring his many sex companions There was never any one Love for Imperfect Things particular woman that he spoke of but it still made me uncomfortable when he let her know that he had been here with many others before her I just resented his total lack of emotion and feelings towards the heroine He was so certain that she was his enemy s daughter which she was but she was not a spy at all and had left her father s household six years ago He treated her horribly until he found out he was wrongIt kind of got to theoint where they would go to a new A Heart of Stone place for her and sometimes he let her know he had brought women there before WOW There was one of his homes that he didn t allow women into so he finally got to tell her she was the first woman that had been thereout ofrobably thousands He took her shopping at an exclusive boutiue and all the employees knew him by name rushed to him and hugged him in cheek to cheek greeting The heroine looked at him after the very familiar greeting and he said yes I have brought women here before It really started to get to me and I had to stop reading for a good while I icked it back up later on but I would never attempt to read it againNear the end he asks her to go to a big stylish wedding with him It was the very next day She said why are you asking me so late And then it dawned on her She said to himyou weren t sure if we would still be together and you didn t want to go dateless That was their whole relationship Her not knowing from one day to the next if they would be togetherI am not interested in hearing about all the women he had bedded It just got old very uickly The story moved along uite slowly and I had trouble staying engaged Sorry but I cannot recommend This book was okay There was not much of a revenge for all the ominous title The evil baddies of the iece h s own dad and her step brother are Language and Linguistics pitiful and never in aosition to jeopardize h or H Their real damage against h and H occurred before the start of the book and their ultimate downfall occurs towards the end and off the Divertimento page almost as a footnote to the story I kind of like my baddies to get their comeuppance so I feel robbed of that here especially with that titleAs for H s misguided revenge against h that was a Great Big Terrible Misunderstanding that H almost immediately regrets and spends the rest of the book trying to make up for it For an HPlandia story with revenge as itsurported theme it didn t exactly hit the markThe real crux of the story was the H s inability or rath Not your usual revenge story The h had a backbone and anice when your
sweet disposition and the ability to get back up when life knocked her down Shedisposition and the ability to get back up when life knocked her down She three different jobs during the course of this story and any one of them could have been a career avenue for her because she was that capable The hero had a good reason to hate her family her father and half brother stole his computer Love Is a Fairy Tale program and all means of livelihood and to be buttoned up emotionally foster kid The heroine had an eually good reason to always look on the bright side because she had learned these coping skills and the dangers of succumbing to negative emotion. Try aftermath of their lovemaking Melodie is catapulted back to reality when Roman reveals his truelansto ruin herSatisfying the longing in Melodie's entrancing blue eyes was a glitch in Roman's lan Co.
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S because of her mentally ill mother So yeah these were thoughtfully drawn charactersThe first Bangkok Wakes to Rain part of the story is their explosive attraction the hero s need for revenge and how he ultimately ruins the heroine s career after one night in bed view spoilerThe secondart is his remorse and her capitulation which ends up getting her fired from yet another career The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery path The hero makes it up to her by having her travel with him and gifting her with a camera They have an uneasy few months together and then the heroine realizes she can make money takinghotos for rich Darkmere people He lets her go and regrets it The lastart of the story is the hero learning to open up with the help of his foster mother and winning the heroine back hide spoiler Color me shocked as heWhat an excellent job from Dani Collins I ve come off a run of dreadful tropey tstl heroes heroines and ridiculous Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? plots I may be a teensy over generous with four stars but maybe notMelodie is theroduct of a too delicate and dead mother and a total ratfink father Dad is such a ratfink that when the Roman the H finds out who Melodie is he assumes she is there to steal classified software something or other Something her brother and father did years back that almost broke him He Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den plots his revenge of getting her fired from a wedd 4 12 stars This is my idea of a just abouterfect modern Harleuin Presents It s got all the expected elements but feels fresh and grounded in believable emotions The heroine has a lot of strength and the hero is vulnerable rather than an alphole Dani Collins is one of my favorite contemporary HP author as
infuses her with warmth and likable characters Her characters may appear lost or detached but they haven t really lost that inner humanity and spirit They always strive for the hea in a way I like to read about in my romancesI hate the sterile and unenduring feel of the romances of some of the newer authors Vows of revenge is a bit mis titled because he never really goes for revenge in any of the classic ways a HP H does Yes he has a reason to seek revenge as her family father and step brother had cheated him out of his business ideas and also thrashed him close to death about a decade ago And now when the h lands at his French Riviera home as a wedding Scraps Of The Untainted Sky planner to his secretary who is getting married out of his home the only revenge he seeks is to make his secretary dump the h thinkingerhaps she had been sent by her family to steal again Of course it happens after a mutual sexual conflagration that happens in spite of the H trying to ignore and avoid it That is hardly a The Eric Carle Gift Set playing out of vows of revenge So he never goes out actively seeking revenge orlanning itThe h is a regular Pollyanna who is forever looking for good in Huguenot Prophecy and Clandestine Worship in the Eighteenth Century people even after a life of neglect and maliciousut downs at the hands of her uncaring father and nasty stepbrother So even after this cruel rejection at the hand of the H she tries to keep her Fashion Design Course positivity I hate being thiserson I hate being skeptical and negative she went on skimming keep her Aeralis (The Frost Chronicles, positivity I hate being thiserson I hate being skeptical and negative she went on skimming fingertips beneath her eyes I hate using words like hate The H regrets his treatment of her concluding early that she is innocent of all he had accused her of They gravitate towards an affair and now the Alternatives Chapter 2 (The Chronos Files; The Shattered Saga problem that stands between them is his inability to open up or show any emotion This might sound like numerous other HPs we have read but I loved how the authorresented it Rare is a H who confesses right in the beginning that it s usually the women in his life who do the dumping And as the h feelingly agrees after one of their bedroom sessions that she can see why the women tire of him because he never doesThe first half grabs you completely especially the Cincinnati and Other Plays part when they meet again in NY and him costing her another job Yes the lastart goes along Speak Out! predictable lines no surprises there but a very satisfying read that leaves you in a happylaceAN Being Indian I loved it that the I Like You the Best place he tracks her down to to win her back again is the venue for a colorful Indian weddin. Nvinced she'd been sent by his enemy he intended to simplyunish her Except it seems that Melodie was innocent and now Roman's lan takes a different turn Could his vows of revenge become vows of marriag. ,she infuses her