#paranormalromance #revenge #enemiestolovers #thriller #erotic #darkromance
Dominic Price believed he had a future with Juliana Rutherford until one dark night, she goes missing, and her affluential father has him arrested for her disappearance. After spending nearly two years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, he is acquitted and has one goal in mind – Revenge.
Whitney Greene is content with her life until a voice invades her thoughts. It is a woman, and she needs help that only Whitney can provide. Her world now off its axis, Whitney is about to be tested when sent to help the one man with the power to destroy them both.
Dominic is powerful, wealthy, and so close to exacting the vengeance he sought when a ghost from his past emerges, only she’s claiming that she isn’t the one who’d set him up for a fall before. Whitney tries convincing Dominic that she isn’t Juliana, but he isn’t fooled. The timing is too convenient and the taste of betrayal still too bitter.
Deciding to use her as an additional pawn in his deadly game, what ensues is a series of events causing each of them to question themselves, question each other, and reveals a force more sinister than either could’ve ever imagined. When the dust settles, will absolution finally be found?
Suspenseful, twisty and passionate! 5 stars
Buckle up for addictive dark romance which combines so many of the genres and tropes I love: suspense; paranormal; enemies to lovers; mistaken identity and revenge. The central romance is between Whitney and Dominic, but there is also the ghost of Juliana, Dominic’s ex, the daughter of a powerful man, which adds a mysterious element to the book. As a young man Dominic was falsely accused of her murder by her father. He spent a long time in prison before a jury found him innocent and is committed to making his accuser pay.
Businesswoman Whitney, who has no connection with Dominic, discovers she has a gift which enables those who have passed to communicate with her. Juliana’s spirit contacts her to help her seek closure for Dominic on what he went through. It took me a few pages to accustom myself to the inner dialogue between Witney and Juliana, in what is otherwise a contemporary style read, but once I did, I found it added an entertaining element to the book.
Dominic, now a rich and influential man, lives to enact revenge on Juliana’s father who was so keen to pin the murder of his daughter on him. When he encounters Whitney, whom he mistakes for Juliana (she turns out to be her doppelganger), he is furious, thinking she not only tricked him in the past, by faking her death, but is out to trick him again. He seeks to punish her and use her in seeking revenge.
I found the book to be an entertaining and emotional read on a number of levels: Whilst Dominic and Juliana cared for each other in the past, Whitney is her own person and the attraction between Dominic and herself results in some scorching and at times highly erotic and emotional scenes. Dominic goes all out to seek the truth as Whitney struggles to comes to grips with her gift and tries to convince one very angry man that she is not his deceased lover and had no knowledge of the past events that blighted his life. The book has plenty of twists which I did not see coming and has some dark elements which may be triggering for some.
I loved the read and the many questions it poses, not least in relation to Whitney’s gift, and why she resembles Juliana so much given she has no connection to her. Will Dominic believe her and if he does how will his enemies react when they see the woman who is supposed to be dead back on scene and in Dominic’s orbit? Who are these powerful enemies, and will Dominic and Whitney survive? Will the couple find their HEA and will Juliana finally find peace and be content to let them forge their own future…
Highly recommended to readers of romantic suspense/thrillers who love enemies to lovers trope with paranormal elements.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.