Constance Greene, a young twenty-four-year-old woman, wants to get out of the projects that she has been trapped in for years. When she encounters the dapper Maxwell Carrington, a forty-year-old prominent—and extremely handsome—architect, her world changes. These two unlikely love candidates hit it off, and what ensues is a love affair for the ages.
Maxwell becomes so smitten that he abandons his bachelor ways and proposes to Constance. After “jumping the broom”, Constance goes from the proverbial outhouse to the penthouse. Platinum credit cards. Luxury cars. Expensive clothes. All the material things she dreamed of become hers. But her new husband forgot to tell her that he’s a package—when you get him you also get his secrets.
It isn’t until Constance finds herself bound and gagged alongside Maxwell in a seedy motel room that she realizes just how dark her husband’s secrets are. During Maxwell’s rise to the top he has collected more enemies than friends. But who could be so vengeful that they’d kidnap Constance too. Is it a jealous colleague? A scorned lover? Or, is it someone with a vendetta neither of them could have seen coming?
I enjoyed it a lot! Jolie did a great job plotting out the story line and then tying up all the loose ends to bring it to a solid close. She had me hooked from beginning to end and I was genuinely surprised.
The characters are pretty well developed with an unpredictable personality which makes the story that much more entertaining. The final scene took a strong turn and was the surprise I was looking for! It's definitely entertaining and holds my attention through until the end. This is good work!
Q. Jones, Beta Reader
Each character provokes a different emotion. I couldn't wait to read what happened next. Max gets on my nerves a little, lol. Mostly because he is too old to still be out in the streets.
I like that Connie wants more for her life and she is trying to do it. She is in a tough situation but keeps pushing forward, she seems like she has some fight in her but hasn't quite used it yet.
I enjoyed the book and I know everyone else will also.
B. Veasey, Beta Reader