Title: Lethal Wedding
Author: Charlotte Byrd
Publisher/Year: Byrd Books 4/14/20
Length: 175 pages
Series: Wedlocked Trilogy #2
To save my father’s life and our family’s legacy, I have to marry a cruel man who wants me only as a trophy.
I thought Franklin Parks was a bad man before, but now I know he’s a monster.
To survive, I will have to beat him at his own game. But then Henry Asher, my one and only love, comes back into my life and things get a lot more complicated.
Franklin is not only my fiancé but also Henry’s boss, and he will stop at nothing to get everything he wants…
I was a fool to let her go. Now, I’ll have to do everything to get her back…
Aurora never thought I could be a rich dirtbag who would do anything to get what he wants but I am proving her wrong.
To help her, I had to teach myself a few things.
To protect her, I had to become my worst enemy.
To save her, I will have to do the unthinkable.
The problem is that she doesn’t want saving. She has her own plans. But the wedding is approaching and time is running out…
This sad sad story continues and we’re about to see things get not only more complicated but worse. for everyone involved.
So we know that in the end of book 1, the proverbial shit hit the fan when Tate Media was on the verge of despair. Aurora’s father was arrested, and had a heart attack and her mother blames it all on her because she wasn’t willing or eager to marry Franklin. When she realizes that she’s truly got no other choice since it’s not just her family’s livelihood at stake, but everyone who’s worked at the company for years, she has no choice and does what she needs to.
this second installment of this series spends much of our time wondering what’s truly at the core of what’s going on with our characters and what that means in the long run. We know that Franklin is well connected and it comes to our attention that it’s likely not in all the most savory ways as well. Then there’s the fact that Aurora isn’t being true to herself at all, and there’s only so much she’s willing to compromise on her beliefs and her self worth.
Then there’s Henry. He’s in various cities/states working on his podcast and he’s still not willing to let Aurora go. He knows that what happened wasn’t something that he wanted, breaking up with her wasn’t the right move, and then when the news of the engagement to his boss comes up – that forces him to take pause even more since things just don’t add up. Add to that, his mother is incredibly sick and didn’t let him know, so that’s an underlying story for him to cope with.
We go around and around in circles in this story – wondering what it’s going to take for Aurora to either marry Franklin or walk away to deal with the consequences. We don’t know how it’s going to end up, but we know that we’ll likely uncover so many secrets that will turn this series on it’s head again. When we leave off, there are things revealed, and alliances that are formed that we wonder what the ultimate end goal will be. So that means that I of course have to read the next book and so off I go to see this series resolve. Enjoy!