Series: The Fowler Sisters #1
Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Published by Tantor Audio on December 2nd 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Length: 13 hrs
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I’ve moved through life doing what’s expected of me. I’m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family’s business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.
Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it’s for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary—perhaps even more so. He’s also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.
One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I’m hooked. Ryder’s like a powerful drug, and I’m an addict who doesn’t want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren’t pure, and I believe him. For once, I don’t care. I’m willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul.
OWNING VIOLET reminds of the 1999 movie, Cruel Intentions but much more adult.
What worked for me:
I like how Monica Murphy writes where we get the story through both Violet and Ryder’s POV. Each chapter is from a different POV. This kind of writing lets us learn about both characters and what makes them tick.
I’m so glad that there wasn’t a virgin and/or billionaire in this contemporary romance.
What didn’t work for me:
I almost OD on all the foreplay. I was just a sexually frustrated as Violet and Ryder. I wanted them to just do it. LOL
I originally started reading OWNING VIOLET via eARC from Netgalley but I got sick and didn’t feel like reading so when I saw that Tantor.com was having a $4.99 download sale I grabbed OWNING VIOLET on audio. Saskia Maarleveld delivers OWNING VOILET in an enjoyable way. She has the kind of voice that pulls off a male voice well, while keeping the female voices soft.
I really enjoy Monica Murphy’s writing style and I’ll give book 2, STEALING ROSE a go when it releases March 3, 2015.
If you’re a fan of erotic romances that have both a damaged hero and heroine then you’ll enjoy Monica Murphy’s OWNING VIOLET.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).