Friday, December 5, 2014
Owning Violet by Monica Murphy
"Owning Violet," by Monica Murphy is the first book in Murphy's new "Fowler Sisters" sisters. In "Owning Violet," we meet the titular sister, who at the novel's onset is a niave doormat who remains true to her cheating boyfriend despite her intellect and savy business sense in running campaigns for her family's company, Fleur Cosmetics. Unbeknownst to Violet, she's about to become a pawn in her fellow co-worker Ryder's masterplan. Ryder is a cocky self assured man who is determined to leave his sordid past behind and make a name for himself in the Fleur Cosmetic empire. On a dare from Pilar, his devious friend with benefits, he agrees to seduce Violet in devastate her and use it as leverage to advance himself in the company. However, unbeknownst to Ryder, he's about to fall head over heels for Violet...
Should you own "Owning Violet," by Monica Murphy? If you love steamy erotic novels then definitely. What I enjoyed about this novel was that it was told from both Ryder and Violet's alternating points of view. This gives the reader a dimensional view of the characters as to how they view themselves contrasted with how they view each other. I love how Ryder and Violet grew together as a couple and separately. You're also introduced to Violet's sisters Lily and Rose who will each get stories of their own in the subsequent books in the series. I can't wait to read Lily's story. She may only appear briefly in "Owning Violet," but I can tell her story will be really interesting.
One thing I disliked about "Owning Violet," was Ryder's excessive need to drop the "f-bomb." Yes this is a novel for adults with graphic descriptions of intimate scenes where such language would be necessary. However, even in his mundane and non-sexual thoughts in the book, Ryder dropped the "f-bomb," to what I found to be an excessive and distracting degree. I swear he used the "f-bomb," more times than used in "The Wolf of Wall Street." LOL However, it's worth overlooking in exchange for this entertaining story.
For more on "Owning Violet," and Monica Murphy's books, please visit her website. You can find "Owning Violet," at your local bookstore or online ebook retailer.
Special thanks to NetGalley and the author's publicist for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.