Blinded

Posted 21 June 2022 by Kim in Book Reviews |

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Author: Lenore Ashwood
Series: Cavendish Billionaires #3
Published: 5 June 2022
Publisher: self-published
Genres: contemporary, romance
Pages: 298
Source: client
Format: eARC
Buy/Shelve it: Amazon | BookBub | Goodreads
Rating: three-stars
Series Rating: three-stars


the blurb

She shattered his soul in college. He spent ten years reinventing himself. Now it was time to take what she wouldn’t give him.

Georgia

She dreamed of conquering Broadway as a playwright, not wasting her life teaching high-school English to kids who couldn’t care less. This opportunity to work at Cavendish would add several zeros to her bank account. It was too good to pass up.

But someone wants to destroy Cavendish, and she has to turn to the only person who can help. The only person she’d ever been frightened of….

Stone

He had the perfect friends-with-benefits setup with Georgia in college. For a nerdy gamer who was soft in the middle, it was a dream come true. When she said they needed to end it, his soul was shattered.

Now, he’s a billionaire programmer, on call to governments and corporations all over the world. He turned himself into the man Georgia would want with the sole purpose of destroying her the way she did him.

Her desperate phone call will set his plan in motion...

BLINDED is an enemies-to-lovers, opposites attract, billionaire romance. It’s the third book in the Cavendish Billionaires Club romantic suspense series. The main storyline characters get their HEA, but several suspense elements for the series are referenced from the previous two books, RESTRAINED and TEMPTED. This book has no cheating, no main character cliffhanger, explicit sexuality, and a guaranteed HEA.

my review

Blinded is the third book in the Cavendish Billionaires series, the follow-on series to the Cavendish Club series. Things aren’t going so well for the new owners of the elite club, and in this one, Georgia is forced to ask for help from the one person she hoped to never see again, Storm. Life has been less than what she imagined, and she knows Storm will only make it worse. But desperate times call for desperate measures.

The intrigue and suspense parts of the book I loved. The emotional trauma Georgia has been through, which continues to this day, are heartfelt and real. But the enemies-to-lovers trope is one I don’t usually enjoy, and there were moments where it felt so abusive. Georgia wasn’t perfect in the way she treated him back in a day, but it was nothing compared to how he treated her, to how he spent a lifetime waiting to destroy her. His reaction was so out of proportion that it was scary rather than sexy, so it felt rather cringey when their enemy relationship turned to romance. That Georgia would find it in herself to love him after all that was almost more than I could handle. I understand the lust aspect, and I understand that Georgia’s self-esteem is all but nonexistent. But it still felt icky.

About Lenore Ashwood

Lenore Ashwood is a steamy contemporary romance author who believes if you’re not squirming in your seat, she’s not doing her job.

She lives in the U.S. but considers herself a global citizen. She believes in sex positivity, human kindness, and the kind of girl power the Spice Girls sing about.

Lenore is best known for her wildly innovative Cavendish Club series, featuring stories of the ultra-affluent who seek unusual services at an elite escort agency. But Cavendish Club is different—it combines science and technology to create experiences guaranteed to more than satisfy their billionaire clientele and the consultants they “engage” with.

Rating Report
Plot
three-half-stars
Characters
three-half-stars
Writing
four-stars
Pacing
three-stars
Cover
two-stars
Overall: three-stars
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