Review: Dirty Rich Obsession (Dirty Rich #3) by Lisa Renee Jones

Title: Dirty Rich Obsession
Author:  Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher/Year:  CreateSpace Publishing 8/17/18
Length:   350 Pages
Series:  Dirty Rich #3

Overview

A MAN OF CONTROL. A WOMAN WHO’S ABOUT TO TAKE IT.

Reid Maxwell is one of the top corporate attorneys and one of the most eligible bachelors in New York City. He likes his wins big, his women beautiful and in bed, not out, and most importantly the deep burn of his past buried. Until one woman, a most unexpected woman, challenges him in ways that might just destroy the invincible Mr. Maxwell.

Carrie West is captive to Reid Maxwell and a debt between their families she doesn’t know exists. It should be so simple for Reid Maxwell. Claim the company that is now his. The problem: he’s now obsessed with Carrie, the daughter of the man he’s destined to destroy.

Now who’s captive to who?

My Thoughts

I love how each of these stories are stand alone but they are truly woven together. while you don’t need to read them in order, they make so much more sense when you do.  In this story, we’ve moved away from Cat / Lori / Reese / Cole.  Now we have Reid, Cat’s brother who’s just as hard headed now as he was when we first met him, courtesy of cat and the letter she had from her mother.  Reid is in the process of taking down her father’s adversary’s company, which means the downfall of our leading lady Carrie.  While she tries to get his attention before he takes over, he refuses, and finds himself cuffed.  literally.

Carrie is the kind of leading lady that we love.  She knows that someone’s out to screw with her business, with her family, with her livelihood and she’s not going to take it sitting down.  She bests Reid in a way that he completely doesn’t expect and that’s what launches the intensely heated and exciting story.  Sparks fly from the beginning and while we know that it’s fueled by hate and passion, we are drawn in to see how things play out.

In typical fashion of our author, we find that chemistry is the basis for how things continue on, but there’s also that sense of ‘i believe in you’ that we get similar to the previous two installments.  Carrie is good at what she does, she knows that she’s been manipulated, used and wronged, and she refuses to throw the towel in and let someone else take what’s hers.  Reid is the same type of man in theory – however his journey is much more vindictive.  He admits that he’s walked over people in the past, used secrets against them and been downright horrible, but of course as to be expected, he wants to let Carrie balance him out.

This story takes us on so many different paths, never being too clear and transparent about what secret or land mine will be around the corner.  We know that there’s something that Reid legally can’t tell Carrie that will blow her world up, and we want it to be something that’s able to be overcome but as more and more hints come, as their fathers come back into the story, the chance for even a remotely favorable outcome is slim to none.

It takes family getting involved.  It takes a building being burnt down.  it takes facing fathers and threatening them where it hurts the most in order to pull out answers on things, but the chances that this will be a happy ending go out the window.  Even the hope of saving her company isn’t enough of a motivation to keep her from walking at times.

I spent so much time rooting for both of our mains.  They both have dealt with so much that you just want them to get a bit of happiness.  There’s too much though that’s hidden for that to be an option and even when catastrophe strikes, there’s still a big gap.  Passion, heat, chemistry – these are all things that keep coming up in the hopes of pulling them back, but sometimes forces are far too strong.  So the question becomes what’s the price and who has to sacrifice?  Only way to find out is to read it.  enjoy!

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