Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Book Spotlight : Owning Violet (The Fowler Sisters, #1) by Monica Murphy

Owning Violet

The Fowler Sisters #1

By: Monica Murphy

Publisher: Bantam

Published: December 2, 2014

Source: Publisher

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GR's Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy begins a sexy new contemporary romance series—perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase—that introduces three sisters born to wealth, raised to succeed, ready to love, destined to make waves. 

I’ve moved through life doing what’s expected of me. I’m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family’s business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I. 

Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it’s for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary—perhaps even more so. He’s also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before. 

One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I’m hooked. Ryder’s like a powerful drug, and I’m an addict who doesn’t want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren’t pure, and I believe him. For once, I don’t care. I’m willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul. My everything.

The Fowler Sisters Series:

My Thoughts:

Monica Murphy is one of my go-to-authors when I'm looking for a sexy and addictive reading escape.  When I found out that she was coming out with a new series, I was so excited!  Then, when I saw the book cover and synopsis for Owning Violet, this book was immediately added to my TBR and wish list.

Owning Violet is the first book in The Fowler Sisters Series, and is about Violet, the middle sister, and Ryder.  Violet is known as the responsible, delicate, and conservative sister.  Her older sister Lily, is known as the wild and sexy sister, and Rose, the youngest is the beautiful sister.  Their father runs Fleur Cosmetics, a huge and prosperous business in the beauty industry, which is located in New York City.  Violet has aspirations to take over the family business one day, and works hard to prove her worth.  She is in a relationship with Zachary, a man that is continuously unfaithful to her.  She continues to turn the other cheek, until his cheating is blatantly thrown in her face.

Ryder also works at Fleur Cosmetics and has had his eye on Violet for quite a while.  He thinks she's absolutely beautiful, and is determined to seduce her.  As Ryder uses his charm to win over Violet, they fall in to a passionate and secret love affair.  He wants to own Violet, but the more time they spend together, he realizes that she begins to own him.  Unfortunately, he has some secrets that can blow up at any moment, and take from him the one person that he's ever cared about.

Owning Violet was such an addictive read.  From the first page I was hooked, and did not want to put this story down.  It was an extremely sexy and sensual read.  The sexual scenes between Violet and Ryder were thrilling and erotic.  They were very detailed, and will not be for every one, as these scenes were risqué and non-vanilla in nature. Dominance and submission, as well as "rough" sex played a large role in the plot.  I enjoyed learning a little bit about Lily and Rose, and can't wait to read both of their stories so that I can learn more about them.  If you enjoyed the movie, Cruel Intentions, you might enjoy Owning Violet as well, as their were some plot similarities.    

My Rating:

I give, Owning Violet, by Monica Murphy, 4.5 Consuming, Erotic, Secret Affair Filled Stars!  If you enjoy Erotica, you should try out Owning Violet.  Fans of Christina Lauren and Katy Evans will appreciate Ms. Murphy's writing style.  I can't wait to read, Stealing Rose, the sequel to the Fowler Sisters Series!  If it's anything like Owning Violet, I am sure to love it!!! 

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About Monica Murphy:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

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  1. I love Monica's books too. I liked Cruel Intentions so I think I'll love this book too!

    1. She's pretty awesome! I think that you will enjoy this story as well!

  2. Wow, this sounds really intriguing! And I'm loving that character choice for Ryder *wipes drool*

  3. Great review! Sounds like a book I would enjoy!

  4. I have been reading such positive reviews for this book, I'm dying to read it! Thanks for the great review and giveaway! B/c of your high rating, I'm moving it to the top of my "splurge" list for the amazon gc's I always get for Christmas :)

    1. You're Very Welcome! I hope you love it as much as I did!!!


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