His Heart's Revenge

Jenny Holiday
His Heart's Revenge
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Publisher
Entangled Publishing
Release Date
June 2016
ISBN
9781682812082
Series
Book 4 of 49th Floor Novels
Genre
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
Twenty years ago, I was too smart and too poor to be cool. Now I'm laughing my way to the bank--the bank I'm CEO of. Nothing can touch me.

Except maybe him.

We met at summer camp. We made out under the stars. Then he stabbed me in the back.

They say revenge is a dish best served cold. But I'm gonna go with hot.

Alexander Evangelista isa millionaire with all the trappings: houses all over the world and hot guys lined up whenever he's in need of some no-strings-attached company. He's on his way to world domination.

A CEO in his own right,Cary Bell is competing for a major client with his boyhood crush. He's never forgiven himself for betraying Alex. But with his professional reputation on the line, he's going to have to find his inner cutthroat if he wants his new company to succeed.

Alex isn't about to let his nemesis steal a client out from under him. It's time to break Cary's company--and his heart.

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Each book in the 49th Floor series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Jul 02, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
96 people found the following review helpful
HIS HEART'S REVENGE has all the trademark Jenny Holiday goodness. If you love the 49th Floor Novels thus far, then you shouldn't miss this.

Cary Bell couldn't forget Alexander Evangelista, especially after the way he betrayed him twenty years ago when they were at camp together. Now, they are gunning for the same account, all the while fighting their attraction to one another. Who will win out in the end?

This 4th book in the series is a departure from the previous three books, in that this one features two men. But then, who am I to complain? Hot guy x 2! Ms. Holiday truly knows how to write characters that worm their way into a reader's heart. I didn't expect that I would get so invested into both Alex and Cary, and in their HEA.

While this is another fun read, there was some serious undertone, especially with the prejudice the boys faced back when they were teens and the resulting consequences of their actions. The guys were hot together and the sex scenes were graphic. However, I don't believe they were gratuitous, and even as the guys were saying that it's only sex, they sure were feeling something fierce. A solid, believable romance.
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Book Review by Pip (reviewer)
Sep 01, 2016
75 people found the following review helpful
'His Heart's Revenge' revolves around a thoughtless act two decades ago set two people on very different paths that forked then converged again in a high-stakes meeting. Alex's and Cary's tenuous friendship was shattered during a summer camp and since then, both have suffered in their own way. Their reunion - as somewhat laughable as it is to think that they never quite forgot their 2-decade old love - is hostile, yet fraught with tension as they inevitably slip into enjoying the chemistry that they've always had together.

The draw of this book really, was Jenny Holiday's characters who circled each other like sharks and then went down like wildly, complete with metaphors and awful innuendos that had me laughing at the most inappropriate times. Alex's journey from quiet teen to ruthless corporate banker is charted out with so much sensitivity that I couldn't help but feel sorry for him; at the same time, Cary's genuineness is just as appealing when it becomes clear that he simply made a stupid but monumental mistake with Alex when they were teens. It's simply unfortunate that his words had such power to change the course of Alex's life drastically.

Picky as I am about M/M romance, there are times when I stumble across one that's a keeper and 'His Heart's Revenge' is probably one of those, even as a standalone when it's clear that this is part of a series with. Holiday's assured and persuasive writing simply reminds me of the primary element that I find compelling about this specific genre of fiction and strangely enough, it doesn't have anything to do with the sex scenes at all: the way men behave with each other as they struggle with their emotions because it's always enjoyable to have something so different from the push/pull elements of M/F romance. And because I felt as though I couldn't say goodbye to Alex and Cary by the end of the book, that was when I knew Holiday had done it right.
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