- Normandie Alleman
- Release Date
- May 2016
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
I spent the last five years locked in a cage for a crime I didn't commit.
Crucified by the press and social media. Hated by all.
But now that I'm a free man, I'm determined to prove I'm not the evil mastermind everyone thinks I am.
I just need someone to believe in me.
Someone like Addison James…
Foster Cruise is sexy as hell and worth billions. But he destroyed my family.
He may have gone to prison, but he hasn't paid nearly enough for what I've lost.
He has no idea who I am, but I'm determined to prove what the law failed to—and put him back behind bars where he belongs.
I'll offer him my body and sell my soul to that handsome-as-hell devil to make things right.
Trouble is, I'm afraid he's already stolen my heart.
Aug 11, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
88 people found the following review helpful
WANTED by Jani Kay and Normandie Alleman is a Monster Billionaire Romance. Here's what we know. Foster Cruise has just been released from five years in prison for a crime he didn't commit and has settled into his home in Malibu (far, far away from New York) and is hoping to pick up the pieces of his life and start over.
Addison James might just be the woman for him. Except (there's always an except), her family was one of the ones impacted by what happened. So, she decides to track him down, because he clearly didn't pay enough for his sins.
What happens when your desire for revenge is swept over by your…desire?
This has all the makings of a great story. We have the tortured billionaire alpha hero with a troubled past. The beautiful girl next door with her own secret. The great sidekick friends (Ben and Ruby). The interactions between the characters are great. The connection between Foster and Addison is palpable. The catalyst (great betrayal) is well done. Everything about this story is well done from start to finish, which is why it has the rating I gave it.
I couldn't stand Addison as a character. Everything about her had me grinding my teeth in frustration. I kept hoping that her behavior was more of an act, but given that it mirrored her internal thoughts at times, I ended up taking it to be her. While I can understand her desire to protect/help her family, her behavior at times was argumentative and antagonizing. While I can understand how a strong female character helps to build the story and keep it moving, there's no need for her to have a chip on her shoulder. Particularly since, when we did get to the transformation and forgiveness portion of the story, I didn't see it in her. I think the Arnie character had more of a transformation than she did.
So, from the perspective of having all the necessary elements to good storytelling coupled with excellent writing and (mostly) enjoyable interactions, I give it 4 stars. From my own personal preferences, definitely not a favorite for me.
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