Instigation (Clandestine Affairs #1)
by Tessa Teevan
Breaking up is hard to do.
Three years after her life changed forever, Gabriella Latham finally has it all. Killer job [if working for her boyfriend counts]. Killer closet [even if she doesn't technically own any of it]. Killer boyfriend [who refuses to let her leave him, even when she tries]. Unfortunately for her, the last part isn't hyperbole. She just doesn't know it yet.
Adrian Morningstar was a dream come true. No one had ever loved her more, and for the first time, in longer than she could remember, she was no longer alone. He was the Prince Charming to her Cinderella, until suddenly he became the Beast with whom she could not escape.
When Rafe Matthews is hired to oversee the guest home construction of one of the most powerful businessmen in the country, he finally has his in. Nothing will get in the way of what he sets out to do.
Watching from the shadows, he's drawn to the beautiful, isolated woman of the house. His curiosity is piqued and he has to have her. She may be taken by the boss, but that's not enough to stop him. Or her.
Nothing is quite as it seems, and this is only the beginning.
Passions ignite. Tempers flare. Secrets kill.
Book 1 in the brand new Clandestine Affairs Series. Book 2, Escalation, will release late summer 2015.
Review done by Cassandra Brooker
I received and ARC for an honest review.
I give this book 4 stars.
It was a good story and I did like it but I didn’t LOVE it. The only thing that bugged me wasAdrian not letting Gabriella leave him. I’m okay with some possessiveness in a character but his just was not my cup of tea character. His possessiveness was so much of a turn off for me that I didn't want to finish the book. I am glad I kept reading and I did like it.
I did fall in love with Rafe, a construction worker who has everything in place and is drool worthy. He is my kind of man, work with tools and look good doing it.
When he sees Gabriella, their passion ignites and he can’t stop looking. Gabriella can't stop looking either and you know Adrian will be very, very jealous of Rafe. I’m sure Adrian is thinking “What is he doing touching my woman?” and be super mad.
Will Rafe and Gabriella still live?
Will Adrian balckmail Rafe?
What will happen to these 3 people?
Overall good book and great story, looking forward to the next book when it comes out. I think you should read this book to see if you Like Adrian or Rafe better.