Review: Forty 2 Days (The Billionaire Banker #2) by Georgia Le Carre

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Title: Forty 2 Days
Author:  Georgia Le Carre
Publisher/Year:  Georgia Le Carre 2/3/14
Length:  264 Pages
Series: The Billionaire Banker #2

Overview

Beyond the seductive power of immense wealth lies… Dark Secrets
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Devastatingly handsome billionaire, Blake Law Barrington was Lana Blooms first and only love. From the moment they touched his power was overwhelming. Their arrangement quickly developed into a passionate romance that captivated her heart and took her on an incredible sexual journey she never wanted to end.
The future together looked bright until Lana made a terrible mistake. So, she did the only thing she could… she ran.

Away from her incredible life, away from the man of her dreams, but she should have known a man such as Blake Law Barrington was impossible to escape. Now, he’s back in her life and determined that she should taste the bitterness of his pain.

Shocked at how rough the sex has become and humiliated that she is actually participating so willingly in her punishment, she despairs if she will ever feel the warmth of his touch-the solidity of his trust again? And even if she can win his trust, loyalties are yet to be decided, and secrets to be revealed-secrets that will test them both to their limits.

Will Lana be able to tear down the walls that surround Blake’s heart, and break him free of the brutal power of immense wealth?

Can Blake hold on to Lana’s heart when she discovers the enormity of the dark secrets that inhabit the Barrington family?

Lana has always believed that love conquers all. She is about to test that belief…

My Thoughts

Well, we all know how these stories play out right?  I mean, it’s to be expected that there’s going to be a rift between a couple, typically caused by someone else, and we saw that happen at the end of book 1, with Victoria stepping in to try to protect what she thinks is hers.  Of course, we know that things will have to come full circle.

Book 2 takes us about a year in the future, when Lana has left the country as told, and returned, in the hopes of rebuilding her life with her son now who is just a few months old – holding onto what ever she can, since that’s not much.  We meet up with Lana as she’s applying for a loan in the hopes of getting help to start her business with Billie – to make children’s clothes.  Of course, anything to do with banking means that we’ll cross paths with Blake again.  and that’s what happens.  He has been monitoring her and finds that she has an appointment at the bank and goes there personally to sort out what when wrong.

From there, we learn that he’s not willing to let her go, although he’s turned quite cold and callous over the past year – under the impression that she left him after getting the money that she wanted – and that she was after nothing else from him….but his money – hoping to trash his feelings at the same time.  Because of this, he’s decided that he wants to hold her to the remainder of her contract – the remaining 42 days – and this is both a blessing and a pain to Lana…given that she’s still madly in love with Blake, yet has her own secrets to protect.

she’s afraid that as stated in the contract, if Blake finds out that Sorab, her son is actually his, that they will take him from her.  so she creates this elaborate scheme that it’s Billie’s son yet that she watches him 4 days a week – so that she can keep him at the apartment at least half of the time.

What we have in this 2nd installment is a complex story of 2 people who clearly love one another, and want to be together, yet Blake needs to sort himself out.  He takes his pain and anger out on Lana, in the sense that he’s mean to her, and that he wants to punish her, yet he never physically hurts her.  this gives Lana hope since she sees under his facade.  She’s even willing to admit to him that she loves him, in the hopes that it’ll soften things.

This is where things take their expected turn, and get juicy.  Just when you begin to see the tides turning, Victoria’s mom pops up with a warning, and this makes Lana even more fearful since her secrets aren’t so secret anymore.  She’s been warned to trust no one, and yet she’s not sure what she can do about it.

The final few chapters of this story are really exciting.  Not only do we continue to have the amazing passion and romance that we have come to know and love from Blake, but we have a story that’s so dark,and twisted and complex that you really are invested heavily.  This is why i was up reading until the wee hours of the morning since i needed to see what was going to happen.

Let’s just say that the cliff that we were left on at the end was one with a steep drop – you don’t know who’s going to free fall, who;s going to survive and at what cost.  I really don;t want to have to wait until May for the next installment, but i suppose at least i know that it’ll be worth it since Ms. Le Carre has a writing style that really keeps you tied to the characters and the plot.  I hope you guys enjoy it!

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