Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Man With the Money - Lynn Raye Harris (The Nortorious Wolfe's)
Lynn Raye Harris has sincerely written a winner, especially with her dark, dashing and ruthless billionaire/gambler. Plus her heroine Cara Taylor, what a sweet and loyal woman who didn't have a clue what to do with Jack Wolfe. She was told by her casino boss to throw the game, it back fired and the tables were literally turned on both Cara and Jack and they fled the casino when Jack tried to save Cara from her boss. However, at what cost to Jack? A beating, bruises and fleeing to safety.
If you are a fan of the Notorious Wolfe's you'll know that the family has a dark history. They were all brutalized by their father who ended up dead due to an accidental fall at the hands of their oldest brother Jacob. One has learned from this series that Jacob left all of his siblings and they are all tortured because now Jacob has returned. For Jack, everything is like an open wound because one brother was getting married, Jacob was back in town trying to rebuild the family estate and all Jack could do is remember the past because in the end, it was Jack who had to stepped up to the plate to take care of his family and he didn't get the opportunities his other brother's had.
Jack and Cara's journey was exciting to read from their running from Jack's beating at the hands of Cara's boss, going to Paris, to attending his brother's wedding and finally when their personal relationship began. Cara was an incredibly lovely woman, very loyal to her family, sending money home because, first Katrina took their home, then her father had left them for another family he had and no one knew about. Plus she had a sick sibling who needed additional care. So they struck up a deal, she would be his date for the family wedding and Jack would pay her so she could help her mother.
Jack was arrogant, couldn't get over his past and even though I believed her enjoyed being around Cara, in the end her hurt her and she definitely deserved more from him. She wanted more and in the end, she left and went back home to Louisiana. The Man with The Money was such an overwhelming read, I stayed up all night because I absolutely couldn't put it down; it was that amazing. Each of the Wolfe brother's are dark and tortured and in each case so far, it was the women who loved them who brought love and joy into each of their lives. In Jack and Cara's love story the stakes were high and the ending was by far, absolutely stunning thanks to Lynn Raye's talent.
Back of the Book
Notorious gambler Jack no longer gets a buzz from the risks, or the money, he takes at the card table. In fact, it bores him. Until one night he wins more than he ever bargained for.…
His prize is the stunning Cara Taylor—she might be down on her luck but she certainly doesn't need rescuing by a maverick card-shark like Jack! Now she's stuck with him and she doesn't know whether to love him or loathe him. But, cut from the same pack, playing Jack at his own game is the most fun she's ever had!