4 stars · Contemporary Romance · Panty Melter · Revenge Plots · Romantic Suspense

Ruthless (Lawless #1) by Lexi Blake

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Lawless #1
Lexi Blake
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Berkley
August 9th 2016


The Lawless siblings are bound by vengeance. Riley, Drew, Brandon, and Mia believe the CEO of StratCast orchestrated their parents’ murder twenty years ago to steal their father’s software program. And there’s only one way Riley can find some solid evidence...

Heir to the StratCast legacy, Ellie Stratton hires a new attorney to handle a delicate business matter—and she’s shocked by her attraction to him. Over the course of a few weeks, Riley becomes her lover, her friend, her everything. But when her life is threatened, Ellie discovers that Riley is more obsessed with settling an old score than in the love she thought they were building. And Riley must choose between a revenge he’s prepared for all his life and the woman he’s sure he can’t live without...

Nancy’s Review

“Revenge was only one part of their plan. Justice was another.”

Ruthless is my first Lexi Blake book. And let me just tell you, I am hooked!

This is the first book in the Lawless series. It’s about 4 siblings wanting revenge on the people who murdered their parents’. Riley is the middle brother and hired as the company attorney of StratCast, the one Ellie Stratton is running after her father died.

Ellie is the daughter of the man that killed Riley’s parents. Since her father is now dead, Riley sets his eyes on her instead. At first, she was only a means to an end, but he soon realizes that Ellie is actually different than what he expected her to be. She is nothing like her father.

“I don’t understand you and I might never, but I’m going to know you, Ellie Stratton. I’m going to know what makes you smile and what makes you scream out my name.”

The attraction is real between these two. Riley’s feelings are true and honest. Even if at first it was all supposed to be fake and part of a plan. But what will happen when Ellie discovers Riley has been lying to her all along? A huge and epic grovel of course.

“When they were intimate, there was no deeper play, no con going on. There was only him and her, and it felt better than anything had in his life.”

There’s suspense that will keep you on your toes and enough sexy times to have your temperature rising. We also get a sneak peek for the next book about Bran, the big softie. Don’t miss out on this incredible book.