[Review] Owning Violet by Monica Murphy



I’ve moved through life doing what’s expected of me. I’m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family’s business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.

Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it’s for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary—perhaps even more so. He’s also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.

One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I’m hooked. Ryder’s like a powerful drug, and I’m an addict who doesn’t want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren’t pure, and I believe him. For once, I don’t care. I’m willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul.

My everything.

** Book recieved in exchange for an honest review **

I loved the one week girlfriend series and have a few more of her books to read on my kindle.
Owning Violet is the first in the Fowler Sisters series, and I'm looking forward to reading the rest, Rose is next.
Violet is the middle sister. Has had her problems but has worked hard to get where she is at Fleur, the cosmetics company that was started by her grandmother. She has Zachery on her arm, even if he doesn't like to be faithful and she's eager to become his wife.- Why? I have no idea!
Meanwhile we meet Ryder and Pilar. Two people who don't mind using who they want, when they want, especially each other. They hatch a plan to break up the golden couple and sleep their way to the top.
Violet is willing to even use too, even though its out of character.
What neither Ryder or Violet expect is the chemistry that happens between them. New feelings and pleasures come to life between the both of them. Violet not expecting to like the 'rougher' side of life and Ryder not expecting to like the softer feelings he gets for her.
There is alot of bck and forth over the whole reason that this sarted out and I think that that kind of dwindled towards the end... you never got the end story over Pilar wanting to take over the company, so i'm hoping in Stealing Rose and/or Taming Lily that we get more input into that.
The sex scences happen at least once in every chapter.
The back and fourth between them is confusing and I do think the lack of resolution over that thing between Pilar and Ryder knocks the plot down a bit. I was expecting quite a bit of a scene over it, and yet nothing. Not even when Violet found out, she didn't slam her face into a wall or protect her father.

The ending? It's exactly how a HAE should be, I just wish Ryder would get his caveman attitude under check. I have a fear of that crap these days...

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