Friday, February 20, 2015

Owning Violet (The Fowler Sisters #1)
by Monica Murphy

"Don't forget you're mine." 

I was swept up into the world of Fleur right from the start.

Violet Fowler sort of lives in the shadows of her two sisters. Lily, the oldest, is the infamous party girl and Rose, the youngest, is tough. Violet is meek, demure and comes off as weak to most people. Being the CEO's daughter and the future heir of Fleur Cosmetics only sets her up to be taken advantage of. 

Violet has her entire life planned out. She's going to marry Zachary and someday, together they are going to run Fleur Cosmetics. Instead of getting the proposal she expects, she finds out he's moving to London for a promotion with Fleur. Add to that, his latest indiscretion and she's pushed to the breaking point. Was he only using her to move up in the company?

Ryder, the director of packaging for Fleur, is ready and waiting to help her pick up the pieces. He oozes sexiness. He's scary and intense and not someone she feels totally comfortable around. But, maybe that's a good thing. Sometimes it takes that one special person to push us out of our comfort zone to realize what we really want. It starts off as just sex (they are so hot together!), but quickly turns into something more than either of them expected. Especially for the guy that doesn't even know what love is.

This is the first book I've read from Monica Murphy and it definitely won't be my last. Her writing is really descriptive, but not to the point of bothering me. I think it helped to really immerse me in Violet's world. She was successful in creating this extremely weak heroine that transformed as the story progressed, which I liked. Violet discovered her inner strength and learned to be comfortable in her own skin.

It was all thanks to the amazing Ryder. He can own me any day! He was such a contradiction and I loved every minute of it. He was a sexy businessman by day, but a tatted up former bad boy when he was alone with Violet. You couldn't help but to fall for him and feel his pain, even if he was sort of a jerk at times.

Ryder and Violet really brought out the best in one another. And their chemistry was great! Especially all of the stolen moments in the office.

I'm super excited to see what's in store for the other Fowler sisters.

4/5 Fangs

*Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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