Book: The Tycoon
Series: King Family #1
Author: M. O’Keefe
Release date: 12 July 2018
Main characters: Clayton Rorick, successful businessman determined to make his mark. Veronica King, daughter of the not-so-great magnate Hank King, and unwitting pawn in his games.
The cruel and beautiful man who ruined my life has everything he wants—everything except me.
Five years ago, Clayton Rorick loved me. Or so I thought. Turned out he only wanted to get his hands on my daddy’s company. Heartbroken, I ran away with nothing but the clothes on my back. Like a twisted Cinderella. When my father dies, leaving my sisters in a desperate situation, it’s up to me to help them.
I’ll have to beg the man who broke my heart to save us.
But Clayton hasn’t forgotten me and what he wants in exchange for his help is…my body, my heart and my soul.
Why you should read it: Oh My goodness! I freaking loved this book – I really will read anything by Molly O’Keefe, because she never disappoints. I loved Ronnie so much – the way she keeps what’s left of her family together, how she picked herself up and wasn’t a victim, and how she protects her heart from the man who destroyed it. Her attitude and her moxie were pitch perfect – she knew when to run and when to stay and fight.
Clayton made me go awwwww. He’s a powerful man, but deep down he’s still got a lot of growing up to do. I don’t mean he was immature, I just mean that he needed to fully develop his heart and his capacity for relationships. He started off enigmatic and you’re not quite sure of his motivations, but then we get to know him, and I admit that I fell for him – just a little bit! I loved the gentle humour in the book – for example:
“Listen to me,” she begged. “Please. You’re forgetting what it was like because you’re drunk on sex. But this guy lied to you. Over and over again. I’m telling you as a person who’s had way too much experience with liars—he won’t stop.”
“He had his reasons and they were complicated.” I said. I hadn’t explained Clayton’s relationship with his father except to tell her that Dale made our father look like Mr. Rogers. “He’s kind of like a feral cat. I’m just trying to get him up on the porch.”
“You’re comparing your fiancé to a feral cat in an effort to convince me to approve?” she asked.
“Well, you’re a little feral yourself.”
What you might not like: Not sure – it’s short – it left me wanting more. There are two more books in the series written by S. Doyle and Julie Kriss – just look at those beautiful covers! I think it’s a great concept for each author to take a different story, focusing on a different family member – it will be interesting to see how those stories mesh together.
Rating: 4/5 for an intriguing, page-turning, sexy read! A great series to get into on your holidays.