Owen by Melody Anne
Series | Undercover Billionaire #3
Release Date | December 4th, 2018
Published by Montlake Romance
Genres | Contemporary
Format | ARC
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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.
Soooo, I didn’t love this story as much as I wanted, but I’m definitely on board with Melody Anne’s writing. Once I have a bit more free time, I’m totally going to binge her books!
Maybe it’s because I’ve jumped into this series late and needed to work up to Eden and Owen. But I couldn’t connect with them at all. Owen’s reasons for leaving and staying for 10 years wasn’t quite justified even though teens can make irrational decisions. And although I did feel for Eden and all that she has lost, the fact that she believed the man she loved (and his family) could be behind something so heinous was just rather unbelievable. Yes she said countless of times that there’d be no way they could, but her constant questioning of it said otherwise.
I really loved the suspense that was happening and that’s what really carried me throughout this book. I wanted to know the who and why … pretty much the entire time as I was reading this. I usually don’t like a 3rd POV, but in this instance, I was all for it.
Since I jumped into this series so late, I was introduced to the other brothers and I was dying to know more about them. So you can bet that I’ll be going back to read their stories.
My lack of connection to both of the main characters was what really hindered me to love their story. I wanted a better reason for Owen to stay away for 10 years and I wish Eden didn’t constantly state the fact that everyone kept leaving her …
With that being said, it was an OK story and I’m definitely looking forward to the others in this series.
major thank you to montlake romance & the author for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.