Riske and Revenge
I knew hate. Had known it since I was seventeen. For me, it was love turned on its head, a product of hurt and fear—twisted, tied up…and placed on the sculpted shoulders of Ethan Riske.
Home to the best cow-tipping in the world, the biggest hot dogs, and the lousiest sex.
Or so I'd heard...
They were ...more
Surviving Ethan Riske was a miracle I’d only had to do once. I wasn’t quite sure I could do it again.
Natalie E Wrye is a new to me author that hooked me with the intriguing blurb for this book. There's nothing better than a good second chance romance to me. I can tell that I'll definitely try other books by her in the future, however, this book fell a bit flat for me.
All the ingredients for a great read were there; great set up, intriguing characters, a nice and sexy slow burn. Unfort ...more
I couldn’t connect with these characters or the romance. Top reasons why:
1. H gets a blowjob by a stripper in the opening scene.
2. Pages and pages in multiple chapters of flashbacks in italic. A simple ‘Fill-in-the-blank Years Ago’ heading would suffice. Italic is something to be used sparely. i.e. It’s annoying to read for any length of time!
3. At 29%, Part 2, the H monologues that “I’d spent at least part of half the week with beach blonde bunnies in my bed, redheads in the Rolls, a cara ...more
I loved this story!
Natalie E. Wrye helped me survive to these latest few stressing days,she wrote a novel that doesn't even let you take a breath.The fast pace and the suspense will make you turning the pages frantically.
I did need a strong heroine and I've found Kat, I did need a man who was a "bastard" but at the right time he showed his true color and he became the Hero and I've found Riske.
When Ethan says that to conquer the business world is like courting a woman is just so lyrical and swo
In truth, this is a two-point-five-star rating rounded up. I went in expecting a story that would grip me, but I wasn’t as sucked in as I was hoping I would be. There were a few moments where I found myself enjoying it, but mostly I felt as though I was wading through a lot of nothing to reach the good stuff.
I think a lot of my issues came from the fact I disliked both of our main ch ...more
After Ethan breaks Kat's heart; they're thrust together once more 9 years later, when fate, work - and an arsonist take aim at their prospective businesses. Kat ...more
I really liked Katarina and knew she didn't have the easiest life growing up and she managed to make something for herself. But Katarina had her childhood best friend Lainey working with her and helping her through everything she was coming up against.
I loved how everything began to fall into place and with what Ethan di ...more
Ethan and Kat have great chemistry and the sexual innuendo was hot and steamy. Letters and messages are sent back and forth before either know who the other is and these had me chuckling to myself. Kat is very conflicted once she discovers Ethan's identity, especially when not everyt ...more
DNF at 32%
I loved the premise of this book, and the blurb hooked me. Second chance romances are a favorite of mine.
Unfortunately, the book didn't hook me at all. I struggled near the beginning as it takes a long time for the characters to interact. And, when you need to both explain a past relationship and develop one in the present, each scene needs to matter, to tell the story, and to move it forward.
There's a blow job scene a ...more
ARC Generously Provided by the Author
Riske and Revenge is a standalone that could be a second chance romance but also enemy to lovers!! OMG we meet two amazing characters with great and strong personalities!! The hero and the heroine met in the past when they were young but for some situations the hero broke the heroine heart, so imagine what will happen when they find again after almost 10 years!!
I love Natalie books because they have always suspense and some really ...more
Ethan Riske has always been a risk taker, knows what he wants, how to get it and wants to be the best at what he does. Nine ye ...more
Ethan Riske was in love with Katarina Lexington 10 years ago and has been married to his work since then. But Ethan isn't the same man as he once was.
When a series of events play havoc with both Katarina and Etha ...more
Riske and Revenge is a heart pounding, stay of edge of your seat, never knowing what twists and turns will come next read you won't want to put down.
Ethan and Kat have so much chemistry that is flies off the pages. Their relationship is complicated due to their past. Several years may have past since they last saw each other, but connection is still there.
Ethan will knock your socks off a ...more
At the heart of this amazing book is a mystery....a mystery surrounded by a love story. The love story of two star-crossed lovers filled with secrets, lies and betrayal! A love story that sticks in your mind and heart, a love story that will gut you with all the feels and one that will put your heart and soul back together again with the beauty of a love that was MEANT to be!
I ADORED how Ms Wrye had these two characters, Ethan Riske and Kat Lexington, tell their stor ...more
"He broke my heart in the most brutal of ways, and the naïve-hearted teenager I’d been had hardened into a half bitter adult."
We get a little bit of everything in this story. Lost love, broken hearts, lies, betrayal, second chances and suspense. The book is told in dual perspectives and includes flash backs which provides the history of the main characters.
"I remember what it was like to love him. And to hate him so fucking much."
Kat and ...more
Katarina and Ethan fell in love as teenagers, until hearts are broken and the two separated.
Flash forward 9 yrs and we find Katarina struggling to keep the business she loves afloat. Finding out that it's Ethan's company that is trying to buy out her business just fuels the chemistry between these two.
It's a painful, passionate road to redemption. But slowly they dis ...more
Part of a Series: Yes Book 1 of the Revenge Series
POV: Riske and Kat
Steam level: Warm
Riske and Revenge was an enthralling read that hooked me from the start. Part second-chance, part enemies-to-lovers with a hint of suspense that sneaks up on you. The elements of the mystery were well-done. I didn't guess the perpetrator which, to me, is a story well-written. The underlying emotions of anger and betrayal from Riske leav ...more
Kat is such a strong woman which makes me love her even more. And we really see things shift and change for Ethan and he becomes such a better man as the book progresses.
We get flashbacks as well as present day so it is nice to see "what happened" to have things be the way they are now and see how things can change. I also love that it was a slow burn kind of thing, it makes ...more
A sexy second chance romance from Natalie Wrye!
This story has the perfect amount of heat and suspense...it had me hooked from the very first pages.
Kat is a smart and sassy woman who unexpectedly finds the boy that left her behind all those years ago. Ethan has left that boy in his past, but hasn't forgotten the girl he left there too... For Kat, revenge tastes sweet, but rekindled passion tastes even sweeter.
Loved the characters, the drama, the emotions! 4.5 Stars, and a ...more
No? Well let me tell you, Natalie Wrye writes like no other. When you think you have something figured out she completely throws you for a loop. The dynamics of the characters was intense and for lack of a better word, hot. The chemistry is there that’s for sure. The storyline was different from what Natalie had given me in the past and I must say I was very pleased with just what I got. The ending was a little off to me with the loopholes and turns she thr ...more
This started out really well but about halfway through it just kinda goes off the rails with both plot and readability. It's like the writer saw the end and just rushed toward it without thinking that maybe she should slow down and think about each sentence actually connecting to the one before it. The supposed bad guy is also just unbelievable with no real explanation as to why. I mean there is an explanation, it just makes no actual s ...more
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