Title: The Billionaire’s Defiant Acquisition
Author: Sharon Kendrick
Synopsis: A very seductive kind of deal
Conall Devlin is a ruthless man ready to achieve ultimate success. So, to acquire the missing piece to his property portfolio, he’s willing to accept an unusual term of the contract…taming his client’s wayward daughter!
Party girl Amber Carter appears to live a life of luxurious frivolity, but deep down she feels lost and alone in her material world. Until one morning her new landlord turns up, every inch of him pinstriped-clad perfection, offering her an ultimatum: either Amber is thrown out onto the streets or she accepts her first ever job—being at his beck and call day and night…
Conveniently wedded, passionately bedded!
Disclaimer: This ARC was given to me on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 2.5 /5
Why my rating is that rating…
Okay, so i read this at least a week ago alongside with many other books but I’ll try to remember an initial reaction I got when I finished this. My initial reaction would be this book was kind of weird. I couldn’t pin down the characters to be whoever I thought they were at any giving moment and I felt that the characters changed a lot from the beginning all the way to the end. Of course, this isn’t a bad thing because character development is essential but it was more like these characters didn’t hold consistency in the way they were being showcased.
Amber was this wild female creature who parties, gets drunk, and catches the public’s attention. But her character development was flawed in a way because Sharon Kendrick made it out that Amber only became the perfect character she is in the end when Conall walks into the picture. For example, Amber quit smoking because Conall insulted her saying that smoking was disgusting. First of all, no. Quitting smoking isn’t that easy and it’s kind of demeaning to women that a man has so much raw sexual tension that you can easily give up an addictive substance just by walking into the room.
Anyways, Conall was a basic character that you’ve probably seen in a lot of Harlequin novels. The story mostly focused on Amber’s troubles and how Conall saw her in the wrong light.
Give it a read if you’re kind of bored.