Saturday, June 3, 2017

Revenge (Lawless #3) by Lexi Blake


Goodreads Review


Passion and danger collide in the latest contemporary romance featuring the Lawless siblings—from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

When Drew Lawless discovers a fatal flaw in his plan to avenge his parents’ deaths, he turns to the one woman he'd promised he wouldn't touch. He offers her a deal, one that will bring her into his investigation, his life, and his bed.

Investigative reporter Shelby Gates never dreamed how twisted the case would become—or how fascinated she would be with Drew. Every day they spend together binds them. And every night brings her closer to realizing he might be the man for her.

As Drew's feelings for Shelby grow, so does the danger. From the streets of Dallas to Austin’s high-tech business world, Drew and Shelby play a game begun twenty years before—a game they will win, or die trying.


Spoiler Free – although it is so hard to keep being SF. I want to shout out everything about this book.
Revenge, lies, betrayal, secrets, and heart-break this book has it all.  And of course what would a Lexi Blake book be without Ian Taggart in it? Half as funny let me tell you that.
After the major twist plot in book 2 Drew has officially put his plans to rest. Unofficially he has hired Shelby Gates to continue the research of the revenge that he wants. Previous revelation means his family cannot know. Tight knit clan and all that so I don’t really see that happening. But let’s just go with it.  
We have a never surprise in the book and well once again I did not see that coming. There is so much action that it is well paced and full of twists and turns. I adore Lexi and her writing and here it is no different.
I wasn’t too sure about Drew to begin with. He is a douchecanoe King/ CEO of epic proportions but deep down he is just that lost little boy. He grew on me. Has be known to happen. Everything for Drew is very transactional. Shelby is a good strong female lead but with time she kind of becomes a mini doormat at the end. Thankfully Charlotte set her right.
The romance between Drew and Shelby was good and the sex scenes were well written although I skimmed at times. I really enjoyed it but it’s not Lexi’s best work but still at the end I wanted to know more of the why behind the actions of the person.
Love you Lexi. Look forward to more. Fantastic ending to a series that has been an absolute joy to read.