Book Review: Bittersweet Revenge by: Monroe Scott

Rating: 2/5

Publisher: NF LLC

Publish Date: October 1, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: E-book

Order From:  Amazon

Synopsis: Alison is a hard working young senior paralegal that ends up falling head over heels in love with attorney Richard Westman.

Their love story quickly takes a horrible turn, and the young paralegal is left heartbroken. Until she decides, she wants revenge.

Bittersweet Revenge is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and is suitable for ages 18 and up. Contains violence and sexual situations

Review: Alison is introduced to what seems to be the perfect man for her at her friend Brenda’s after-Thanksgiving party. Rick Westman is an attorney, who is sweet and caring and very much into Alison. He’s only in California for the month of December during a trial, his home is in Boston. For the month they’re together, everything is perfect. However, the night after Alison met Rick, she goes to a bar and meets Xavier and ends up having steamy sex with him. She doesn’t see him again and her life with Rick is going well. Then Rick goes back to Boston and Alison is heartbroken when she finds out something about Rick she never saw coming. Alison runs into Xavier again at a New Year’s party Brenda threw and they go back to her place where they rekindle their physical passion. When a health emergency and an inheritance change Alison’s outlook, she plans her revenge on Rick…

Please note: There are very graphic adult sexual situations and violence in this book, so please be over the age of majority in your state/country before reading.

I was okay with Alison’s relationships with Rick and Xavier. I was okay with her revenge plan on Rick. Yet there were many things which didn’t make sense to me throughout the story as there seemed to be a lot of deus ex machina going on in relation to how Alison was able to enact her revenge plan. In addition, the names of the characters were spelled multiple ways throughout the book (Alison vs. Allison, Xavier vs. Xiaver). The ending didn’t feel as if it fit with the rest of the story and the choices Alison had previously made.

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