Series: Fifth Avenue Trilogy #3
Author: Caitlin Crews
Published: June 24/14 by Harlequin
Genre: contemporary romance
Synopsis from Goodreads:
TEN YEARS AGO ONE DEVASTATING NIGHT CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR AUSTIN, HUNTER AND ALEX. NOW THEY MUST EACH PLAY THEIR PART IN THE REVENGE AGAINST THE ONE MAN WHO RUINED IT ALL.
Hunter Talbot Grant III, sports figure du jour, wealthy beyond measure and disreputable by choice, has cultivated a reputation that masks the shadows of his past. When the opportunity to ensure financial destruction for Jason Treffen arises, he can't refuse. But first he must shake off the woman sent to tame him!
Zoe Brook, PR agent extraordinaire, never fails to transform a tarnished star. And Hunter's no different. Except there's a catch. Beneath their scorching mutual attraction, Zoe has a secret, she's also been on the wrong side of Jason Treffen, and she has as much of a taste for revenge as Hunter does!
I must admit, I’m normally not a fan of multi-author series, but this one is absolutely perfect. The storylines & the authors’ writing styles writing styles work amazingly well together. There is a distinct difference in the tones & voice of the novels that match perfectly with the characters at hand. The tone of this story actually sets your perception of the main characters and their relationship to one another. The undercurrent runs through the entire novel, giving you a sense of foreboding & excitement. But Crews doesn’t stop at that with her character development. She adds a sense of approachability and realism to those individuals who are simply individuals in the media for most of us. The supporting cast also helps to round out his novel. They are not only individuals in their own right, but also as the lifelong friends that the main characters depend on for support. Together they serve as the perfect cast for this intriguing tale.
My biggest issue is not with this novel, but with the series as a whole. And it’s more of a question than an issue, at that. What chance of fate manages to get every man that Jason Treffen has wronged set up with one of the women he wronged? It’s an irony that you don’t see in the individual instalments, but only when you look at the series as a whole. At the same time, it’s also one of the elements that makes the series so memorable.
Overall, this was a great addition to the Fifth Avenue trilogy. I’d recommend it to anyone and can’t wait to read more.