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Seven by Amy Marie
“A decade ago, they hurt me. A decade later, they will pay.”
Amy Marie is a new to me author and this was one of those books that I picked up because of the synopsis. There is nothing better than a good “revenge” book but they are extremely hard to pull off well, especially when the heroine is the revenger, but as the saying goes…hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Embyr/Annie is out for revenge, seven boys ruined her life ten years ago and the anger has festered and festered, now she is stronger, fitter, resourceful and extremely confident, a far cry from the shy wall flower she once was. Embyr has grown a pair, she is sassy, she is strong, she is extremely clever and intensely devious and conniving. Gone is the cute, honest school girl, in her place is a beguiling woman with curves in all the right places…the best attributes to put her plan into action.
“But, looks can be deceiving, and I’m as deceitful as they come.”
The PITCREW were the boys that everyone wanted to be a part of, boys that everyone wanted to emulate and the boys that everyone wanted to be friends with or the girlfriends of. Together they ruled the school, together they were a cohesive unit, together they were typical high school boys who never second guessed their actions and the consequences thereof. To them the games they played, were just that…games, but to their victims they destroyed them, none more so than Embyr.
…their days were numbered.
Ten years on Annie has now reinvented herself as Embyr, not only is her demeanour the total opposite but add in drastic weight loss, new hair colour and coloured contact lenses…a huge part of being unrecognisable to her once assailants. Embyr is like a well-trained sniper, picking off her victims one by one…she finds their weaknesses, finds their transgressions and makes them pay…she destroys them, but what happens when she comes up against Casen, the boy she loved? There is a fine line between love and hate…which emotion will be stronger? What will happen when the past is seen through different lenses?
“I smile deviously. Oh Casen. I’m going to destroy you.”
Amy Marie delivered a real pager turner, one that I didn’t want to put down. Embyr is hard not to love and support through her quest for revenge but her relationship with Casen will have you willing her to put her quest aside and grab the one thing she has always wanted, love and happiness…especially with the man that she had always loved.
“And, for the first time since I started this journey of revenge, I feel like maybe – just maybe – I’m going to be the one to get hurt.”
Casen was adorable in every way, cocky enough to be charming, a ripped fire fighter but a man with a heart of gold, he was hard not to love. Once past truths come tumbling out will Embyr see Casen for the man he is now or who she perceived he once was. Will the past irrevocably alter her one change at happiness?
“I guess I’m a bit of everything. You know the ‘gentleman in the street but a freak in the sheets’ kind of guy.”
I loved this authors writing style, she really delivered on the suspense and intrigue while also delivering emotion and fantastic character connection. Her characters were believable and the secondary characters were all well rounded, fleshed out and had their parts to play. Amy Marie really delivered on the down and dirty too only drawing you into Embyr and Casen’s relationship even more and wishing upon all hope that somehow these two can come out the other side unscathed. I cannot wait for Casen in the Fall. I appreciate that the author wanted to make this a standalone, but this is a story that demands length and I am glad that we are getting a second book. I cannot wait to see what the author has in store, I for one will be diving in.