Friday, July 31, 2015

Vice

Title:  Vice
Author:  Rosanna Leo
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-61922-719-4   
Genre:  {M/F} Contemporary
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph

Life in Las Vegas has ups and downs and Kate Callender has experienced them both to the extreme.  Her complicated childhood is what made Kate start the support group that gives her life purpose.  Change has to start someplace and being in between jobs left Kate with spare time. The man responsible for the destruction of numerous families was about to become Kate’s new project.

When it comes to making a successful casino, Liam Doyle’s name is on the top of the list.  He is a self-made man who has everything money can buy.  Even though wealth hasn’t made him happy, Liam doesn’t take kindly to the ginger hellion trying to ruin his business. 

The chemistry is strong between Kate and Liam, but so is the anger.  Kate is determined to close down Liam’s casino and Liam is equally determined to get rid of Kate.  Spending more time together has changed their opinions about each other.  Kate and Liam are both broken and struggling with issues from childhood.  Kate’s life is threatened and Liam comes to her rescue.   Kate’s loyalty is questioned when her friends discover she’s sleeping with the enemy, Liam.  After hitting rock bottom individually, Kate and Liam are able to make it as a couple. 

Kate wasn’t practicing what she was preaching in her support group and that made me angry.  Her father destroyed everything with his gambling, yet Kate couldn’t cut him off.   And thinking about Kate’s poor mother nearly brought tears to my eyes.  I understood Kate’s reasons, still I was disappointed.  She convinced Liam that he needed to stop his custody battle, but I see nothing wrong with what he was doing. Liam’s heart was in the right place, and I know he would have made a great father.  He was so damaged as a teenager, I’m amazed Liam could admit his feelings so easily.  My heart broke for him, especially after learning that he didn’t want to share everything with Kate.   Liam’s road to recovery was going to take a while but with Kate at his side, I know he’d get there.  Vice brings together a couple who finally come to terms with the past.  It shows their human side and draws readers in.  This one is a must read.

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