Review: Fatal Marriage (Wedlocked #3) by Charlotte Byrd

TitleFatal Marriage
Author: Charlotte Byrd
Publisher/Year:  Byrd Books 5/19/20
Length:  186 pages
Series: Wedlocked Trilogy #3

Overview

I was forced into this marriage to save my father’s life and our family’s empire, but my husband has other plans. 

He wants to sell Tate Media for parts and make himself billions in the process. 

The only way I can stop him is to expose his not-so-secret life. 

Franklin Parks is a monster. We have all heard the rumors, but anyone who has dared to stand up to him has been silenced. Now, it’s my turn. 

He is protected by all of the rich and powerful because he protects their secrets in return. 

There’s only person I can trust: Henry Asher, the love of my life. 

I shouldn’t get him involved. It’s too dangerous, but we can’t stay away from each other. 

Can I escape my marriage and save my legacy or will I lose everything and everyone I love in the process?

My Thoughts

Finally we get to the final installment of this series, and it hasn’t come a moment too soon. While I enjoy the idea of what this story has to tell us, it’s not one of my ultimate favs so i’m glad that we’ve resolved things and moved on.

There’s been a lot of drama throughout this series, with Aurora being forced into a situation that isn’t fair to her, and yet the she still feels the need to ‘do the right thing’ since she knows that there’s so much more going on that she’s not aware of.

We spend our time in a few different plot lines.

There’s the one where the marriage is a thing now – she’s stuck with Franklin and she needs to make that her new normal. She’s able to keep him at arms length because she just doesn’t trust him, and she’s got plenty of reasons. She find that he’s cheating on her, walking in on 2 different women with him, and he uses the excuse that since she won’t sleep with him, he has to get it somewhere else.

Then there’s the plot line of Henry and Aurora. They can’t stay away from each other and stop trying. What they have is something real, and once they realized that Franklin was trying to keep them apart, they stop caring and let things take them where they need to go. It’s hot and steamy and yet dangerous at the same time, since for some reason Franklin always knows where she is and this gets dicey.

Add to that, we see a side of Franklin that we didn’t expect. Two actually. There are moments where we actually like frankln – he has these tender and sweet moments and we watch how Aurora wonders if she’s gotten him all wrong. If there’s something worth saving in their ‘relationship’. And then there are the moments that are completely opposite – where he’s hit her and slapped her and then we know that he’s truly evil. How evil? we don’t find out until later.

There are rumors that he’s involved in something that’s quite illegal. They set up a sting and hope that they can catch him without getting caught, and what they find is so much worse. What this does though is takes us on a fast trip to the end of the story.

We lose faith in family and we find hope in the future and what happens to get us to the end of this story makes spending time with these characters worth while. So, on that note, happy to be finished with this series and excited to find something else to read. Enjoy!