Series: Windy City Millionaires, #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Fake Relationship, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Musician, Revenge, Romance
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Windy City Millionaire, Devlin Stone is about to discover that revenge and love don't mix.
Fifteen years ago my father went to jail for crime he didn’t commit. Now, I’m back to take revenge on the man who sent him there. He believes himself untouchable, and for the most part, he is. His daughter, however, is very touchable and well within my reach.
I remember Rebecca as a sweet kid, who took piano lessons from my mother. These days she’s a complicated woman with knack for distracting me from my retribution.
She wants to save me. I intend to ruin her. Things are going to get interesting.
I got this book quite some time ago, and I read it a while ago too, I just forgot to write a review, so I reread it and it held up pretty well the second time around. I tend to really like revenge plots, they are just so juicy with drama. Plus this one had the added in fake relationship, and you just know fake relationships always turn into something more.
The book is pretty fast paced, it was a quick read both times which is just what I was looking for. This book definitely has some serious complications that could have made for some super big time drama, but like I said this book is a pretty quick read so the few instances of straight up confrontation came and went pretty fast.
Devlin has come back to the small town where he grew up to avenge his father who was wrongfully accused of embezzling and then died in jail. And wouldn’t you know it, the guy who set up Devlin’s father is the father of our lovely heroine, Rebecca. Rebecca is pretty mousy actually, she seems to go out of her way to be unremarkable, wrapping herself in unflattering clothing and big glasses to hide behind. That’s not to say she is unremarkable, she is beautiful and talented and what seems like an overall pretty good person. She was easy to like. But being in this small town, where the Queen Bee basically hates her is not an easy thing for her to endure. And Devlin doesn’t exactly help.
Devlin’s kind of a jerk, and I am not sure exactly why I liked him but I did. Now don’t get me wrong, it took me some time to build up to like but I definitely got there. When we first meet Devlin he is convinced that everyone especially Rebecca is nefarious and up to no good. Even after she repeatedly tells him the truth, he basically continues to declare her lying and acts like a pompous jerk. But of course the longer the two of them interact with each other the more he starts to soften around the edges and I have to say once that started happening I liked him a lot more. There were more than a few moments in this book where he really pulled on the heartstrings.
I liked the book, it was a easy read and just enjoyable. The main characters had chemistry and heat, but they also had a lot of things in their way to overcome. Revenge could have overwhelmed Devlin, so it was good to see how his character really grows over the course of the book. I also thought the author did a good job at painting a picture of small town high society and the way that really impacted Rebecca, constantly being the target of their ire. This was definitely a good read for me.