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Sydney Blake (25) is a tall, statuesque socialite with lovely almond shaped hazelicious eyes, long, straight golden brown hair and golden honey skin. Due to her low self-esteem (which her mother reinforces)...she's constantly reminded that she's merely "passably pretty"...not drop dead gorgeous and not super model thin..because she's curvy and voluptuous. But in reality, she's da'bomb..(heheh). Sydney is vulnerable in appearance only...she's actually a very strong individual. In spite of her parents' wishes, Sydney's passion is mentoring teen girls through the Youth Center she's involved with. She lives for these young teen girls and is not immune to the inelegant task of sweating or getting down and dirty in a game of volleyball or kickball. She believes in these young girls and listens to them without judgement and doesn't feel they're beneath her. She encourages them in every way...and they adore her. The Maya Angelou Youth Center is Sydney's only escape and outlet for enjoyment. Her life as a socialite is slowly strangulating her. The responsibility, obligations and loyalty to her parents is like a noose around her neck. Her life is dictated by others' desires and guidelines and the resentment of her parents and her life has grown to insurmountable proportions. But she hides it well...after all, she's not her fathers daughter for nothing. Sydney is engaged to a man she doesn't love (which is how she likes it). She doesn't expect passion or fidelity from her future husband. Their engagement is nothing more than a business deal between two wealthy families. A merger....and Sydney is not ignorant of the fact that it's her father's fortune and powerful influence that has drawn her suitors throughout the years....and not her looks. Happiness and feelings of love have nothing to do with this match.
Lucas Oliver (29) was born into wealth but raised on the rough streets of Chicago after his father died. Lucas was 14 when he moved from the wealthy influence of Boston to Chicago's lowly south side. He vowed to exact his revenge against the person who caused his fathers' death and his fifteen year vendetta is finally coming to fruition. He's now a powerful and brutally intimidating mogul. Lucas is gorgeously handsome with his tall frame and broad shoulders. His startling beautiful turquoise eyes are stunning in their intensity and stand out against his black hair. And even the deep scar that slashes through an eyebrow, ending below his right eye doesn't detract from his handsome, masculine beauty. It only adds to and enhances his dangerous warrior/predator air. Lucas Oliver is called the Beast of Bay Bridge...not only because of his looks, but also because of his lethally, cunning financial intelligence.
This "feel good" story wastes little time getting off the ground. Lucas Oliver has a score to settle and allows nothing to get in the way of his vengeance. Sydney Blake is merely a pawn he uses to exact his revenge against her father. She's guilty by association. But he never expected to be attracted to her...the daughter of his nemesis. She constantly surprises him --- more than that, she genuinely challenges and delights him. This fabulous story was about two damaged people who have been wounded by unfaithful parents...who never expected to find the answer to their healing within each other. And Ms. Naima Simone tells it brilliantly.
Recommended to readers who want to laugh their ass off but also get a heavy dose of smexy and heart.
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Naima Simone has a wonderful way of bringing every character to life!
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