Thursday, April 9, 2015

Book #Review: Owning Violet (Fowler Sisters 1) by Monica Murphy .@msmonicamurphy .@SullandPartners

Book Title: Owning Violet (Fowler Sisters 1)
Author:  Monica Murphy |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Bantam
Genre: Romance
Series/Standalone: Series Book 1
Format: ebook, paperback
Cost: $4.27
Pages: 400
How I got it: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks
Publication Date: Dec 12, 2014
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New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy begins a sexy new contemporary romance series—perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase—that introduces three sisters born to wealth, raised to succeed, ready to love, destined to make waves. 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.
I bought this book simply because it's by Monica and I loved the first two books in her One Week Girlfriend series. I was pumped when I learned she was coming out with new books. When I picked this book up I almost didn't finish it, I bought it in december when it came out and didn't read it until march ;because the first chapter I read the male protagonist was a complete jerk, & was hanging out with a total a**hole.  And I wasn't down for the way it was being set up, but I should have remembered Monica is a wonderful storyteller, and trusted that it was going to be good.

Then I went online to goodreads and saw some good reviews from friends, and decided to give it a chance.  And I'm so glad I decided to go back in. This is one of the few times when doing so has actually panned out.  First of all, the book deals with an office romance that hot as heck and two characters who are working to move beyond what they know of themselves and what others want from them.  I loved the character development and boy did Ryder need to grow the eff up.

As we moved through the book we realized Violet has let life happen to her because of past things,she didn't want to rock the boat too much, not after what happened. Her dad was and is an a**hat for not supporting his daughter.  I loved that even though the Violet we first meet, who is a bit of a mouse who put up with being cheated on because her dad liked the guy and she wanted her dads approval, she learnt to kick that shyt to the curb. Being with Ryder gave her the chance to be as dirty as she wanted to be and she totally embraced having the affair on the down low. I loved every second of their steamy as hell scenes ( can I just say that Monica can write the hell out of a sex scene?!!)

I loved seeing Ryder's growth as well, because man oh man the douche he was before?? Yeah not my kind of a guy.  I can totally understand when we see his total history why he let the jacka** masquerading as his friend manipulate him that way. Boy that woman was a piece of work as well.  Ryder had a few moments where I wanted to punch him in the face, especially after a particular scene in his apartment and then he goes over to Violet's house. Bruh?!! WTF??? I loved when she felt confident enough & gave him hell for it.

I really enjoyed that his plot didn't work out the way he wanted it to. I'm glad for the strong sisterly bond that the girls had, and I can totally see the relationships strengths and weaknesses. I need the villain to take a long walk off of a short pier. And the dad needs his head examined because seriously Sir, you're an idiot.

Violet was one of my favorite characters because she was a circle squeezing herself into a square hole and she became self aware enough to decide to say eff it and be all her full on circleness!!  I loved every second of her growth and her moments of stupidity as well.  She was stronger than she thought and she stood for herself when she needed to. Her ex was an idiot, really though?? He was such a manipulative idiot and I can't believe she let herself be conned for that long, but then she woke up and no one was ready for the woman that was hidden for so long.

I did have a few moments of what the what aren't y'all supposed to be working?? Ain't this an office??? How long do y'all expect people to not notice.  But I think that was part of the thrill, because they had a few really steamy moments at the office.  Of course, once the intimacy grew, they took it from the office and it got even steamier.

I'm looking forward to the rest of the series, especially Lily's story.    Have y'all read the story?? Share in the comments down below.
I can't wait to get to the other books, Stealing Rose comes out this month and I had it on my waiting on wednesday post. I'm diving in as soon as I get a chance. How about you?? Happy Reading

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