New Release: Owning Violet by Monica Murphy. #review #giveaway


Owning Violet is here!! This is yet another fantastic read from Monica Murphy that you’ll want to devour ASAP. Below is my review, also be sure to read to the bottom to find out how you can win a paperback copy for yourself!! ~Wendy

About Owning Violet:

21965297New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy begins a sexy new contemporary romance series—perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase—that introduces three sisters born to wealth, raised to succeed, ready to love, destined to make waves.

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.

My everything.

My thoughts:

4 out of 5 stars:

I’m still trying to find the words to explain my feelings about Owning Violet…

Does it make sense to love it just as much as I was frustrated by it?? I’m just going to divide this into two parts. What I loved and what frustrated me to no end (but the good kind of invested frustration!!)

What I loved:
Violet. I love everything about her. On the outside she seems meek, mild, and timid, but when she needs to, she can be quite fierce. She is sweet and kind, and people tend to take advantage of that, but she’s also incredibly strong when she needs to be. I seriously love everything about her.

It’s dual POVs. Nothing makes me happier that opening a book to find this!!

That moment when you understand the book’s name. After seeing the dynamics of Violet and Ryder’s story, no book has been more aptly named.

That there’s more to come!! I can’t wait for Rose’s story!!

What caused me serious frustration (Again, the good kind of frustration!!):

RYDER MCKAY!!!!!! The one line in the book that sums him up completely is: “Why do I want him one minute and loathe him the next?”. After reading his back story, you totally get why he is like he is, but DEAR GOD, a more frustrating man has never been written!! He is endearing and hot, but be prepared to pull your hair out. (Oh, and about 56% in he gets REALLY interesting!!)

Pilar. That is one woman whose character has been written so well that you seriously hate her. Like really hate. She definitely adds angst to the story. As much as I hate her, the story would not have had the same depth to it without her, so she’s a necessary evil.

To sum this up, you definitely need to read Owning Violet. It’s gripping, it’s well written, it’s yummy hot, and it needs to be high up on your to-read list. You’ll be happy to be owned by Ryder McKay!!


Want to win a paperback copy of Owning Violet?? Just leave a comment on this blog post and I’ll randomly pick a winner at 12:01 am Saturday morning!!




About the author:

5934418 (3)New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of new adult contemporary romance. A believer in kissing. A believer of love.

I also write romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

I’m a wife, a mom and I live in California.

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