✓ A Very Private Revenge Ç Download by ✓ Helen Brooks 2.
5 starsTamar s pregnant, shy, sweet cousin Gaby was confronted and publicly humiliated by Jed in a hotel restaurant while having dinner with Roland Mitchell, Jeb s brother in law Gaby had no idea Roland was married Later that night Gaby attempted suicide, she survived but lost her baby as a result Tamar blamed Jeb and decided to demean him as he has done to her cousin, except her actions were not really about Jeb but about another man, a professor who has rapped her and many others.
It didn t make sense to me in this story that Tamar was harsher on Jeb than on Roland She hardly confronted Roland when she had the chance.
Kind of a downer Heroine is a rape survivor who pressed charges against the professor who assaulted her while she was in university She hasn t dated in five years, choosing to work on her real estate career When her cousin attempts suicide after being publicly humiliated by the hero, the heroine decides to seek revenge on him The cousin didn t realize the man she was dating was married to the hero s sister The night of her suicide attempt, she lost the baby she was carrying, so the heroine thinks the hero has a lot to answer for.
The revenge plan really makes no sense She arranges to meet the hero by showing him some properties she knows he ll be interested in purchasing She will make him interested in her and then she is going to tell him off Maybe It s all a bit hazy.
Instead the hero is fascinated with her and begins his pursuit He makes no bones about the fact he wants her and that he will never marry He has a horrific backstory as well his mother cheated on his father her entire married life, abandoning her children and he found his fiance in bed with another man.
The heroine is attracted to him, but has a lot of hangups and anger from her rape She realizes why the hero was so protective of his sister when she meets her and finds that she has a degenerative disease the confines her to a wheelchair She feels torn between loyalty to her cousin and pity for the sister The hero can t figure her out The heroine never tells him of her connection to his sister s cheating husband and it comes back to bite her in the behind when the ex shows up for a handout and recognizes the heroine The hero is livid that the heroine lied to him and he thinks she has strung him along for revenge To say he had trust issues is an understatement He says some horrible things and tries a forced seduction before the his sister knocks on the door and interrupts them The heroine is justifiably afraid of his anger and runs away She ends up in Scotland with her cousin and takes three weeks to sort herself out She realizes she was using the hero as a conduit to her anger at all men and that she should have told him about her cousin When she returns to her flat, the hero tracks her down and grovels He s had time to think and find out about her rape case He now realizes she wasn t putting on an act and that he his anger wasn t justified Heroine thinks he s pitying her but he blurts out the ILY and the marriage proposal for a HEAThe heroine was just so miserable and bitter through this whole story either reliving the trauma of her rape or feeling guilty for being attracted to the hero that there weren t too many high notes The hero was bitter and cynical and very stalkerish The week of flowers was unsettling And his insistence that he never accepted the word no That was ominous for a rape survivor The hero s sister was in a wheelchair and had been emotionally isolated by her ex so she was a downer as well The Ex didn t have the comeuppance he deserved, but the heroine s rapist died in jail, so that good, I guess A solid story if you re in the mood for a lot of conflict and pain.
Loved this book The hero Jed was swoon worthy Uber smitten and just wouldn t take no for an answer he was charming and Tamar was fighting him and herself when it went against everything she wanted or believe The revenge was pretty much a non starter since it ended before she did anything but that didn t take much away from the story Definite recommend One for keeps.
Triggers Rape, glossed over but this was not by the hero Jed.
I like Helen Brooks I liked the book Nice quick read.

After being raped in University and recently dealing with her cousins unexpected drama and loss, the heroine has had enough She is going to finally get revenge for her rape, for her cousins loss and public humiliation and the one person she s blaming The hero This book shows us what happens when the heroine falls in love with the hero who to her knowledge is also a part time villain, just not the main one Sometimes you can be your worst enemy Middle of the road, but still entertaining.
As usual, the revenge scheme cooked up by the dumb h not only lacks sense, it isn t even fulfilled because midway into it, she falls in luuuurve with her mark We ve seen this all before and it is tired and played out.
The dumb scheme h is a real estate agent who moves the earth to find the perfect property when she gets wind that H is looking for a new house h plans to seduce H while taking him out on hot and exciting open houses and then publically humiliate him at the eleventh hour and tell him how she fooled him and really hates him.
Oooooooooooohhhh, revenge via real estate, I am shaking in my boots.
The dumb motivation H caught his cheating, womanizing, brother in law stepping out on his frail, wheelchair bound wife H sister and proceeded to rip his Big Flunkie brother in law and his Big Floozie mistress each a new asshole in the middle of a gasping audience at a fancy hotel restaurant.
The Big Floozie was h s cousin and she was really no floozie at all, having no idea that Big Flunkie was married and insincere in his courting of her Totally humiliated and depressed, Non Floozie tries to kill herself that night, and in the process, has a miscarriage.
h decides, quite logically according to HPlandia Manual of rules and regulations that the real culprit of this tragedy is not the Big Flunkie who seduced an innocent and cheated on his wife but the Hero who was defending the honor of his sister and assumed that Non Floozie was the latest in a string of Floozies that Big Flunkie had made a habit of squiring around town.
The dumb conclusion h has fallen in love with H in the midst of trying to entice him and is about to reveal the truth and her love for him when Big Flunkie brother in law shows up out of the blue and makes the connection that h is related to his ex Non Floozie, not because he has ever met her before mind you, but simply because h has the most unusual and uniquetattoo, scar, T Shirt emblazoned with the picture of Non Floozie and an arrow pointing to it with the words I m her cousin first name of.
drumrollsMurgatroyd, Pilot Inspektor, Seven Up, Tamar.
H kicks h out but then returns after three weeks after finding out that h was raped in college and that this revenge scheme was simply her way of getting even with her rapist by taking all her anger and rage out on the stand in hero He luuuurves her back and will spend the rest of his life proving it to her.
WTF doesn t even begin to cover this one.
An Intimate Vendetta Tamar Had Made It Her Business To Find Out All Jed Cannon S Secrets The Notorious Playboy Had Destroyed Her Cousin S Happiness And Her Reputation Now Tamar Was Determined Jed Must Be Made To Pay It Was Time To Put Her Plan Into Action Tamar Intended To Play Jed At His Own Game Seduce Him, Then Publicly Jilt Him But The She Flirted With Him, The She Realized Jed Wasn T The Ruthless Man He Seemed Maybe It Wasn T Really Revenge She Wanted After All