Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunset Rivalry by Shannyn Leah (By The Lake: The Caliendo Resort Book 2)

Sunset Rivalry
by Shannyn Leah

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Caliendo Resort - Book 2
Publisher: Carlex Ruby Press
Publication Date: April 19, 2016
ISBN-10: 1523950323
ISBN-13: 978-1523950324
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 301 pages
Available from: Amazon


Anya Caliendo left her family and their resort two years ago. She was ashamed and afraid that her family would blame her for some of their father’s ruthless dealings. Now she returns to the resort in secret to find files to clear her name, but she doesn’t plan on running into her one-time lover, Quinn.
Quinn used to work for Anya’s father too and he’s out to do the same as Anya – clear his name. When he runs into Anya, they strike a deal to help one another. Quinn wonders how he can trust a Caliendo to keep her word. Will she turn out to be just like her father?
Amid the secret meetings and late-night file searches, Anya and Quinn also fight a connection that seems to draw them closer and closer. Will they be able to clear their names and rekindle a romance or will their past destroy the future they so desperately seek?

This book can be read as a STAND ALONE, but for more enjoyment read them in the order of the series, as all the characters appear in future books. 

 
Sunset Rivalry by Shannyn Leah
(By The Lake: The Caliendo Resort Book 2)

Sunset Rivalry (The Caliendo Resort #2)Even the Caliendos can’t pick their family and now the ghosts of the late patriarch’s dealings are coming back to haunt and hurt not only members of the family, but others as well. Secret files, well documented and possibly devastating need to be found, need to be uncovered and lives need to get back to normal, free of the weight of mystery hanging over their heads. That is what brought Anya back, sneaking around like a thief in the night and that is how Quinn found her, on a mission himself to find files that concern his family, a family used like well-paid puppets to do her father’s bidding. Of all of the men to catch her red-handed, it had to be the one man she has never forgotten, the man who didn’t want her.

Quinn is hot, self-confident and aggravating as the devil, so Anya must gather up her “Caliendo” attitude as they put together a lame plan to find the files and split up, never to cross paths again. Guess their hearts didn’t get the memo, but too much time and too little trust makes for prickly, cool days while under the cover of darkness their nights are searingly hot. Can they survive what they may discover?

What Shannyn Leah has done to the Caliendos this time is nothing short of deviously brilliant! Amid the angst and anger of the past, the accusations and the partial truths, one man and one woman must choose happiness no matter what, but it’s easier said than done, especially as the final truths of the files are unveiled. Sunset Rivalry is proof that Shannyn Leah is maturing as an author with something to say! Her mastery of romance, mystery and turmoil, as well as her ability to weave her words into an engaging and high-tension tale will entangle the readers in the webs she has woven. Not to worry, if it is romance you want, it’s all here, hot and electric, sweet and sassy and oh so satisfying. Let’s not forget the cast of characters that bring it all together in perfect pitch. Shannyn Leah’s Caliendo family are a little pampered, a lot rich, but the loyalty is priceless! Ms. Leah can write, but don't take my word for, it, try it, yourself!

I received an ARC edition from Shannyn Leah in exchange for my honest review.




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