Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Review: Filthy Rich by Virna DePaul

New York Times Bestselling Author Virna DePaul is releasing Filthy Rich.  A love story set in New York City’s high-stakes world of finance. Corporate Raider Branden Duke has set his eyes on his newest employee, smart and sexy, Cara Michal.

“With a wonderfully seductive story—not to mention an absolutely delicious hero
Filthy Rich by Virna DePaul is an absolute must read!”
New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner

High finance and a sizzling office affair raise desire and passion to the boiling point in Virna DePaul’s seductive new contemporary romance—perfect for fans of Carly Phillips, Lori Foster, and Molly O’Keefe.

Cara Michal has had to fight every step of the way to earn her place in the glittering seven-figure world of Wall Street. Years ago her hardworking father, a small-time investment adviser, was wrongfully accused of fraud. Now Cara is at the top of her game, supporting not only herself but her mother and brother. The occasional night out dancing soothes Cara’s soul, even as a bitter need for revenge against the man who destroyed her father makes inner peace elusive.

Then, in a moment of heat, Cara kisses a sexy stranger at a party—only later to discover that the man is Branden Duke, her new boss, an infamous operator with a wicked reputation in bed and on the Street. Branden is a man who seemingly has it all—except a woman who connects with him on a physical and emotional level. Now that he’s found Cara, he’s not sure he can let her go, even if he should.

In spite of herself, Cara is drawn to this charismatic guy. He is a challenge like none she has ever faced in her life. Their passion for each other is unquenchable, surprising them both with its ferocity. Even as Cara wonders if she can trust this man with her heart and soul, the ecstasy of their love cannot be denied. But when the past threatens the present, the two are faced with a truth from which they may never recover.


Filthy Rich. I hate that title. I would have never gotten myself a book with a title like that. I was invited to review this book and the blurb was what made me ignore the title and give this book a chance. I mean the title has nothing to do with the story over than stating Branden's wealth. Cara has money herself so it seems to me like a bad title for this book. The main focus isn't about the money The book is listed as a stand alone, but I wonder if any of the other characters will get a book of their own. We were teased about Iris and her neighbor, little about Iris and Alex and Alex and Branden's sister.

I do not want to believe that the author made up these stories and will leave them hanging, If that's what is going to happen, I will probably never read a book by this author again because I have been also waiting for the Beyond Human Novellas since 2013 (and GR has listed 2011 as the original publication year) the series has still only one book.

The story was easy to read, but as Branden's says to Cara, she doesn't know what she wants, She contradicts herself to the point where it became annoying and I wanted to hit her with something. Now that I think about it, the only thing that I feel that got a proper closure in the end was the relationship between Cara and Braden and the identity of the person who is threatening them. Everything else was left hanging.

It was easy to read the book, but I can't say that I enjoyed it much. I would have preferred to read another book in my free time. I believe this is the kind of book that you either love or hate. If I had to describe the book with one word that would have been meh.

Advance praise for Filthy Rich

“DePaul spins a familiar romantic setup into a web of seductive intrigue and sizzling romance in her latest contemporary love story, set against the skyscrapers of Manhattan. . . . The twists and turns of the fast-paced plot are delightful, and the book is filled with page-scorching heat. The dominant, rich hero and strong, capable heroine break away from stereotypes in a subtle yet definite manner, making their story entirely believable.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The story starts off strong with great flirtation and sexual tension.”RT Book Reviews

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Virna DePaul is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy, suspenseful fiction. Whether it’s vampires, a Para-Ops team, hot cops or swoon-worthy identical twin brothers, her stories center around complex individuals willing to overcome incredible odds for love. Bedding The Wrong Brother, which begins the Bedding The Bachelors Series, is a #1 Bestselling Contemporary Romance and a USA Today Bestseller.

Virna has two new indie releases this month along with her latest novel from Random House, Filthy Rich.  Her first indie release is from the Bedding the Bachelors series, Bedding the Bodyguard.  What Love Can Do, Book 1 in a new series (Home to Green Valley) releases October 13, 2015.

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