Twenty-one year-old Ashley Steele is the only daughter of billionaire copper magnate and developer Walter Steele. For most of her life, ever since Ashley was seven and he forced her mother to leave after finding her in bed with his CFO, Walter has spoiled Ashley shamelessly. While she loves her father, Ashley has complicated feelings around her mother’s departure, and has been exacting a unique form of revenge on her dad for a while now. Following her absent mother’s lead for a reason she can’t name, Ashley has been seducing her father’s employees one by one. At the same time, her neighbor’s son has blackmailed her into dating him steadily. But she may have met her match when she goes after Jake Daniels, a general contractor on one of Walter’s buildings. Love wasn’t on her agenda. To make matters worse, Walter is facing a severe financial setback. Can this spoiled little rich girl grow up fast enough to help things turn out right for her dad? Will she get what she wants from Jake and move on as she always has before? Or has he captured her heart?
Review by Amanda:
I really enjoy love triangle books. It's always a recipe for disaster and a ton of drama which is what I like to read about. This book is about a spoiled girl who grew up wondering why her mother left her at a young age. She is expected to marry one man, Dirk, but falls in love with another, Jake. Her bad habits get in the way and Jake decides he no longer wants her in his life. Something unexpectantly happens with her family and it leaves all of them reevaluating their lives and having to make change. She's determined to get Jake back but at what lengths will she have to go? I'm looking forward to reading the next book to find out what happens.
A broken heart, a new purpose, a mission in a third-world country. Can a spoiled rich girl find happiness serving others?
Ashley Steele has emerged from clinical depression with a new purpose; volunteering in her psychiatrist’s favorite charity, Building a Better Bolivia. By leaving her home and pampered life behind, Ashley hopes to sort out her feelings about her mother’s and former boyfriend’s rejection and the hedonistic life she has lived until now.
As Ashley throws herself into unfamiliar labor and learns to interact with men as friends instead of conquests, what will she learn about herself? Has she really changed?
Is a second chance at romance in her future? And, can she remain safe in a troubled country, to fulfill the promises she has made to herself and the children she has grown to love?
Review by Amanda:
*I was given a copy of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*
This book made me sad but I still enjoyed it. It's a short book and easy to read. The author did a good job with the setting and timeline of events. This book is about a girl who was once a spoiled brat having turned into a wonderful selfless young lady. Ashley finally recovers from the rejection of Jake and falls in love again. Then, one terrible thing after the next happens and it leaves her heart broken. She dives into her work to try to occupy her time and heal her heart. With the help of her family and best friend, she hopes to learn to love again one day.