Series : Rules of Engagement
Publisher: Forever Romance
Source : Netgalley
Release Date : November 1st 2016
She controls a technology empire. He controls her.
At just twenty-eight years old, Arya Rey has become queen of the tech world. While she is highly respected as a philanthropist and fearless businesswoman, no one would suspect that beneath her controlled exterior simmers a private passion. A desire never spoken of in Boston’s elite social circles. A need for submission, for satisfaction, for the kind of exquisite pleasure that can only be provided by one man . . . her billionaire ex-lover Maxwell Dane.
It’s been five years since Max and Arya last met. Five years that they’ve longed for the feel of each other’s skin. Max always takes what he wants, and he wants Arya back. But it’s more than the memory of her broken heart that makes her resist. During their time apart, Arya has collected secrets of her own. She can give Max her body, but can she give him the truth?
Whilst I read a lot of romance and find myself draw to certain authors and certain characters, I wish at times , I was reading more diverse romance books.
Snow’s debut book fits all my secret desire for romances with diverse elements. This series revolves around strong female characters . Three best friend who met in high school and college and become fast friends and formed a sisterhood. They had a lot in common, however each had their problem and it made things interesting for the last five years .
Until everything comes to crashing together and the woman find themselves together as their companies merge and their pasts revisited as Arya comes face to face the only man she loved. Max who happens to be Carmen’s brother and the reason why she stayed away from Carmen. He destroyed her and she was carrying secrets she didn’t want share especially with Max.
As he knew her too well, he was her equal, he was powerful and wealth as she was in the business world. It what behind the doors, that made their relationship ticked. Arya may have been a powerhouse in the boardroom. But Max knew what she need and he need her. However Arya had other ideas.
Arya Rey was a woman not to mess with. A gorgeous biracial woman that has dealt with more than her far share of discrimination as a woman, her mother’s family and as an Indian . She has risen about it all despite the setbacks. She become the ice queen and she wasn’t going to let Max worm himself inside her heart. She couldn’t cope with him in her life again given the current circumstances.
She faced enough but was she willing to let him aside once again. As Max is willing to go any length to show that he was the only man for her. He was perfect and my heart went out to both of them as their story fell in to place.
Arya and the women are the standout of the novel. Each had a different varied background brought together because of the diversity and determination. They were ready to take charge and I loved that the woman were leads rather then the men.
Arya was strong as much she was beautiful and smart. She was the whole package. She had overcome a lot and it didn’t make anything less that she was naturally submissive. It only added to her story and I wanted to see how she discover this side as this was the missing piece. Whilst we got snippets. I wanted the first time as there was something with these two that would never change even after the time apart.
Max and Arya’s story fits the bill perfect for what my heart desires and whilst this can only be classified as a story with diverse elements. I can’t wait to read more of Snow’ss writing and hope she has other characters like Arya in the future.