Reading Victoria Purman is like snuggling into a warm and familiar blanket ... so comfortable that you feel right at home from the first page. Well, that's how it is for me at any rate, and that was certainly the case when I started reading The CEO.
Callum Malone is the middle of the Malone boys, the businessman and dutiful son who took over the reigns of his family business empire when his father let things slip. He's also a lonely man who feels the burden of his responsibilities.
Ava has been in love with Callum for five years, ever since her sister Lulu introduced him to her family as the man she was going to marry. Ava is a loyal sister, so she goes out of her way to disguise her feelings by being just plain snarky around Callum. When Lulu's marriage to Callum ends, Ava assumes Callum is to blame, yet she still can't get over her feelings for him. When he asks her to landscape his garden she is tempted to refuse but it's an offer that's too good to overlook. Despite asking Ava to do the landscaping just to make her squirm, it doesn't take Callum long to discover there's another side to Ava The Terrible, one he'd like to know better.
This book flows really well from beginning to end. The plot is well developed. The setting in some of Sydney's nicer suburbs works well, and you can just smell the ocean in some places. The characters are realistic and easy to like, and all of this makes for great weekend reading. I can't wait to meet the next Malone brother!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1107 KB
- Print Length: 157 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tule Publishing (2 July 2015)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B010GTEQ9K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 141 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #380,969 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)