Book 2, Takeover Duet
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Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer—he prefers her in his bed.
Antonio Forte has always put business before pleasure, but ever since he met the gorgeous CEO of Interstellar Corp, he finds himself wanting both. And he’s hoping she won’t be able to refuse his latest offer.
Lauren Bradley knows how to survive as a woman in a man’s world—trust no one. Especially handsome, smooth-talking men who make her panties melt with a single glance like Antonio. But his offer is almost as tempting as he is.
Sometimes to gain it all, you have to give up everything...
Merger is the follow-up to Acquisition in the Takeover Duet.
Once again, I can’t express how much I loved this book! More importantly, I love these characters!! Lauren is such a strong, intelligent & amazing woman. It’s so awesome to read about a woman like her. And Antonio, wow, he’s amazing. My new heartthrob. Also intelligent, and amazing. And Italian, with a sexy accent that you can just hear in your head as you read. Oh, and he’s sexy as all get out. I loved it all. I wanna just tell you all about it, but I don’t want to give anything away. You need to experience it on your own. I can’t wait to read them back to back! Loved Loved loved!!!
This book is not a standalone. So if you have not read the first book in the series you need to do so. WOW!!! let me say this book was better then the first. When I had finished the first book I was screamer at the author not to end it there. She truly left us on the edge of our seats. Trust me when I say this is a story you want to finish.
My heart truly broke for Lauren Bradley. I can not imagine the fear she must of felt. She was a strong woman as we all could tell in book one but her strength, courage, and smarts will be tested. Here she finds herself kidnapped by someone she never thought would due such things. Now her life is in danger and she need to what she can to stay alive.
I can not imagine the helpless, the desperation, and the fear Antonio was feeling when he found out the woman he loved had been taken by her crazy ex. I love Antonio’s determination and his take charge attitude. Not only did he manage to use his skills to put the ball rolling in a secret rescue mission on trying to find Lauren but he was working on keeping both of their company’s from falling apart. This was a huge weight on his shoulders.
Boy, I was so surprised who was a backstabber. I was not expected that person to be the mole. Just WOW!!!
I just loved Maverick. He is such a loyal employee of Antonio’s. I truly hope to see a future book on him. Me personally I would like to see him put together with Cassie, but that is just me.
One thing I loved about this story is us getting to read about Antonio’s family and Lauren’s first meet with them. OMG, you could not help but fall in love with each other them. I even liked Stefano who was Antonio’s brother who was a Mafia boss. Oh, please tell me we will get to see a future book on him.
Antonio truly shows what an amazing man he truly is in this story. The sacrifices that he makes all in the name of love is truly amazing. I think I said in Book 1’s review that I loved how Antonio knew how to live outside of work that he did not let his work define him. He believed in living life and embracing what came your away. We get to see him doing his best to teach Lauren those lesson threw out this story. She has a lot to learn, the question is will she embrace what is right in front of her.
This truly was a great story and there are some parts that will make you laugh, some that will make your heart break into, and some parts that will sweep you off your feet. Truly a story worth reading.