Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Review: Monica Murphy's "Owning Violet (The Fowler Sisters #1)".

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Release Blitz & Review for Monica Murphy's "Owning Violet (The Fowler Sisters #1)".


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.

Review-Jo Rushton

I freaking loved "Owning Violet". Monica has written what promises to be a deliciously sexy series with the Fowler Sisters and I'm already excited for the next book! 

Violet Fowler was the sensible, good girl of the sisters... the one that everyone could rely on . When those perfect life she had all mapped out suddenly crumbled, it was Ryder Mckay who saved the day. Ryder offered a whole new and exciting life for Violet. The question was, was she willing to risk her heart and allow Ryder into her world? 

The elegant suit, that unruly mess of hair blowing, his gorgeous face, 
and all that pent up anger still hanging onto him. 
Very sexy, dark and dangerous. I've never been attracted to dark and dangerous.

Ryder was the bad boy in the office, the one all the women lusted after. He was hot but he was also a bit of an ass. When he set his sights on Violet, his plan was to seduce her and rock her world but what actually happened took Ryder completely by surprise. Violet turned Ryder's world upside down. 

There's just something about her shy, reserved personality that drives me out 
of my fucking mind. That makes me want to drive her out of her fucking mind.

Usually I love Monica's main characters but for the first time ever, I found myself irritated by both Violet and Ryder! I was a little worried. My first impressions were not good ones. Violet frustrated me. She appeared to be a bit of a weak character, allowing everyone to control her. Her father, her boyfriend and her sisters all seemed to have a say about her life. Violet was allowing herself to be a bit of a doormat.

I'm the perfect girlfriend who stands by her man and lets him do whatever he wants.

I had my suspicions from the very beginning about Violet's boyfriend. I just knew he wasn't a man to be trusted. I thought Violet was viewing their relationship through rose-tinted glasses. However as the story progressed, I realised that I had gotten Violet all wrong and I found my feelings changing towards her. She was riddled with self doubt and lacked confidence in everything she did, from her career to her appearance. I felt kinda sorry for her and I was willing her to find her inner strength and realize what a beautiful and strong woman she was. 

"I've never been a rule breaker before,"

"I know. So let me teach you how to play."

When I first met Ryder, I saw a cocky, selfish player who's attitude made my blood boil!! I did not like him, one tiny bit. Even when I learned of his ugly past I still disliked him. I just couldn't find any room in my heart for Ryder McKay. However, just like Violet, as the story progressed Ryder slowly burrowed his way into my heart and suddenly I realised I had fallen hard for this man. Ryder completely changed when he was with Violet and I was surprised to find that he had a heart after all, a good heart and underneath that selfish asshole was a gorgeous, loving man that made me swoon. Watching him change into the man he became made my heart melt. I fell in love with this new Ryder and the way that he treated Violet. He was so loving and caring towards her. He also became protective and possessive of her. Oh yes, Ryder became a bit of an alpha and I cannot resist an alpha!! 

All I want is her. All I can think about is fucking her. Making her mine. Owning her.

I found that the more I knew Ryder, the more I understood him and I recognised that, like Violet, he too lacked confidence in himself. Because of his past Ryder did not feel that he was good enough for Violet and it seemed as though his low self esteem may become a hurdle that would get in the way of any kind of future with her, despite his strong feelings for her. 

"I'm a sick, twisted fuck, Violet. I'm no good. Not good enough for you." 

"I don't care."

"You should care. You're a good girl. So pure, so sweet. I'll fucking wreck you." 

I absolutely loved Violet and Ryder as a couple. There was so much sexual tension and electricity between them. They were one hot couple. Whenever they were together I just knew that there was going to be whole lot of heat coming from my kindle. This pair were insatiable. 

All I can think about is Ryder. Being alone with him. Touching him. 
Stripping him naked and running my lips over his skin.

Monica has written some combustible scenes between Violet and Ryder. Scenes that involved desks, conference rooms and even the closet, in fact every place you expect from an office romance. This pair needed a fire extinguisher to break them apart, and I'm not even sure that would work! Violet was no longer the good girl with the boring life!! Violet and Ryder's world got a hell of a lot more exciting. It wasn't all about the nookie though, Violet and Ryder also shared some beautiful and tender moments together. This pair really did click . They brought out the best in each other. I was rooting for their relationship to work past the office.

This story was addictive, I was unable to put my kindle down. Especially the last twenty percent. There was no way I was stopping reading until I had reached the end. I just wanted to know what was going to happen between Violet and Ryder and then when I did, I was gutted that it was the end! Although I loved how the story ended, I wanted more from this sexy couple. Violet and Ryder have made quite the impression on me and have quickly become one of my favorite book couples. I am not ready to let them go yet so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to catch up with them in the next book in the series"Stealing Rose". 

If you love a deliciously hot office romance, this is a story you don't want to miss! 

"Owning Violet" gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️  from me! 

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