Monday, February 4, 2019

Owen by Melody Anne

In New York Times bestselling author Melody Anne’s blazing novel of desire and betrayal, a second chance at love is a hot—and dangerous—proposition.

There was a time when Eden’s entire world revolved around Owen Forbes. They were inseparable childhood sweethearts. They planned a life together. Then, without so much as a goodbye, Owen vanished. Now, after ten years, he’s returned to town as the hottest new firefighter on the force. Whatever secrets pulled them apart, Eden can’t fight the sparks reignited by the man who broke her heart.

Owen knows he did Eden wrong. If only he could tell her why. As body meets body, he’s whispering for a second chance—wanting her back so bad it hurts. It can also be dangerous. An arsonist is targeting the small town of Edmonds, and Eden with it. And it’s Owen himself who’s become engulfed in suspicion.

Eden knows that with a past as hot and mysterious as Owen’s, their future together could go up in flames. Because the one man she’s afraid to trust is the only man she desires—and the only one who can save her.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the third book in the series, and whilst it stands well on its own, you will get to see how two of his siblings find their true loves – and there are some parallels.

Owen disappeared out of Eden's life ten years ago, but now wants back in. The chemistry is most definitely there, but the trust is missing. The one time that she gave in to it, a truly tragic event marred the evening.

Eden stayed in their home town and is now trying to discover who is setting fires which have the power to destroy it. As the danger grows, I could not believe that neither of them takes more care – Eden in particular seems to want to tempt fate to end her life. This is quite ironic as she has decided that she no longer believes in fate.

As in many books, there were times when they could have just said something, but no, they only thought it instead! Grrr, but it built up the drama, and gave the best result at the end. Another small town love story that Melody Anne has imbued with her matchmaking magic.

Avid Reader☆☆☆
M/F Mystery, Second Chance Romance
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Owen is a firefighter who is trying to save his own town. There is an arsonist who is causing chaos in his town and he's determined to figure out who it is and why. But Owen is also there because he ran away years ago and left behind his heart. Owen's character, for me, was somewhat weak. He lacked true development for me. He was mainly surface tough and there wasn't enough meat to his character. I wanted his reasons for leaving behind everything and everyone he knew to be more significant as well. His belief that he was doing something worthy was lacking conviction throughout the story.

Then you have Eden. She too was lacking in development and substance. Her reasoning for shying away from people was that "everyone leaves her." But she also isn't great at seeking people out who would be there for her. While she's doing her job, she has to interact with Owen, the man who broke her heart years ago. She holds a deep hatred/love for Owen. Her character is more what I would expect from a young adult story.

Overall, while I enjoyed the mystery aspect of the story, the romance story was lacking for me. I really wanted to connect with their story, but overall, it was too young adult.

Also Available in the Undercover Billionaire Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Kian post.

Book 2
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~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our Arden post.

Melody Anne is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the popular Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, and Baby for the Billionaire series, as well as the young adult Midnight series. She collaborated with J.S. Scott and Ruth Cardello for the anthology Taken by a Trillionaire.

Melody holds a bachelor’s degree in business but found her true calling when she was first published in 2011. When she isn’t writing, she cultivates strong bonds with her family and enjoys time spent with them, as well as with her friends and beloved pets. A country girl at heart, she loves her small town and is involved in many community projects.

Melody has earned a spot on multiple bestseller lists and is a three-time Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Best of all, she gets to do what makes her happiest—live in a fantasy world 95 percent of the time.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Owen (Undercover Billionaire #3) by Melody Anne to read and review.

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