REVIEW – RAMSAY by Mia Sheridan

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SYNOPSIS:

Lydia De Havilland is shocked when Brogan Ramsay suddenly reappears in her life. Several years before, Brogan was the son of her family’s gardener, and the boy she hurt and betrayed. But Brogan is no longer the quiet, sensitive boy she remembers. Now he’s a man—gorgeous, powerful . . . and seeking vengeance.

Brogan Ramsay can’t let go of the memory of Lydia tricking him cruelly, leaving his heart shattered and his family penniless. And now he’s back to destroy her family the way his was destroyed. There’s only one problem . . . the girl who wounded him so badly years ago is now a woman who still has the power to render him breathless.

Ramsay is the story of betrayal and wrath, of the strength of regret and the power of forgiveness. It is the story of the thin veil between love and hate, and how more often than not, when we seek to inflict pain on others, the heart we wound is our own.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY ARIES. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE YESTERDAY, TODAY, and TOMORROW STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

He looked so much like the boy I’d once known, the boy I’d wanted desperately to be mine, the boy I’d once… loved. Yes, I’d loved him. Some would say I hadn’t known him well enough to love him, that I’d loved my own fantasy of him, that I’d simply been young and fickle, that perhaps I didn’t even know what love was. But I didn’t believe it–even now, all these years later and with the eyes of a woman. Something in him had called to me, something about him had spoken to my heart in a way no one had before or since.

 

 

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This story completely captivated me from beginning to end. I sat on my couch all day and read it in one sitting. It’s a tale of friends-to-lovers, forbidden love, betrayal, revenge, second chance love, and ultimately forgiveness. If you have read any of Mia Sheridan’s works, you know to expect a good dose of steam and my-oh-my do we get that in spades here!!LAWD HAVE MERCY!! I knew after reading that heart-stopping prologue that I was in for one incredible journey and Ms. Sheridan surely delivered!!

Brogan Ramsay came to America with his father and little sister from Ireland when he was about fourteen, soon after the death of his mother. His father more often than not, turned to alcohol to drown out his sorrows. Brogan’s father lands a job as a gardener for the wealthy De Havilland family in Greenwich, CT. They live in a small cottage on the De Havilland estate. Brogan often ends up covering for his alcoholic father by taking care of the grounds for him. Life has not been easy on Brogan but the one bright spot for him is Lydia De Havilland, the daughter of his father’s boss. He lives for the moments he gets to spend with her and only dares to dream that someday she could be his.

 

 

When Lydia and Brogan are around sixteen years old, they end up being each other’s first kiss and then some inside the horse stables and it was Lydia who initiated it all. She had a plan but it all goes to hell pretty quickly when her older brother Stuart shows up and the person who takes the fall and who suffers the most humiliation is Brogan. He and his family are forced to leave and his life goes down a dark path, but he vows that one day he will get revenge against the De Havilland’s, especially the beautiful Lydia who broke his heart worst of all.

 

 

Several years later, things have worked out completely different for Brogan and the De Havilland siblings. Brogan is a very wealthy and successful businessman, and the De Havilland siblings are on the verge of becoming destitute due to Stuart’s spending habits and addictions. Their father had passed away and left the family business to them but he also left them with a considerable amount of debt. They end up losing the family home and even the business. Brogan has never forgotten the last time he saw the De Havilland’s and has already set in motion his plot for revenge to annihilate the two. Stuart ends up losing the company to Brogan in a poker game and Lydia tries to take matters into her own hands by going to meet with Brogan. She has no idea that Brogan harbors any resentment towards her and is blown away by his cold reception when they meet up. He offers her to come work for him at his home, doing whatever menial task he throws at her and for the sake of her family, she accepts. Brogan does quite a bit to humiliate Lydia but this woman takes it like a champ. Through it all, she manages to keep her chin held up high for the most part.

 

 

I guess you could say that Brogan is a huge douche but I knew that underneath his cool and aloof façade that his heart still only belonged to Lydia and there are times he even feels so much remorse over the things that he does. When certain things are cleared up between them, we get some serious STEAM!! Like throw some ice down your panties to keep them from melting STEAM!!!

For me, this book had it all. This is what I come to expect when I am reading a Mia Sheridan book and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.

 

Amazon ———> http://amzn.to/1YAsDCT
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B&N ———> Coming Soon!
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