Author: R.G. Angel
Series: The Patricians #1
Genre: Bully Romance
Release Date: January 24, 2020
Esme Danvers doesn't have an easy life but at least she is loved by her widower father... or at least that's who she thought he was for 17 years. Enter William Forbes, top 10 of America's 1% and her actual father - or rather the father of Esmeralda Forbes, the girl she was born to be, the heir to a legacy she'd never known or wanted.
Esme’s thrown into a world of glamour and money, smoke and mirrors, hate, pain and unspoken rancor. A world with a distant, calculating and uncaring father; Archibald, a brother who hates her; and Caleb, his best friend who is as wicked and mean as he is beautiful and charismatic.
Caleb, this broken boy whom she can’t seem to hate enough to keep him out of her bloodstream, a boy who doesn’t seem to hate her enough to stay away.
But as the past reveals itself in ways Esme didn’t expect, she finds herself in the middle of a swirl of lies, betrayals, conspiracy and even murder, with barely anyone to watch her back.
The only thing she really wants is to get back to being Esme Danvers, to find a way out before it’s too late.
Bittersweet Legacy is my first book by this author and let me tell, you I love her style of writing and her ability to weave a creative, engaging story that kept me entertained until that last page .
At 17 years-old, Esme was ripped away from all that she knew and was thrown into the world of the elite. Claimed by her biological father who is both cold and calculating, Esme must navigate a world where the men are rich and powerful and the woman are groomed to be subservient socialites.
I adored Esme in that she is full of spunk! I love how even though she is forced into an impossible situation, she still mostly remains positive as she attempts to survive and navigate privileged society. Caleb is one of the Kings of Brentwood Academy. Rich, arrogant, and handsome, he has a misguided sense of superiority and has no qualms with taunting the spirited Esmerelda. Yet, he is also a bit of a broken boy.
“He was more like the demon rising from darkness and yet I couldn’t help but be aggravated at his instant hate.”
My emotions were all over the place with this novel! Bittersweet Legacy does end in a cliffhanger! As much as I loathe cliffhangers, there really is no way the author could condense it into one book and still have such a comprehensive story - which means I am anxiously waiting for the next installment. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book in that the plot was solid, the characters were interesting and well developed, and it kept my attention the entire time. I am definitely looking forward to reading more books by this author. I received an early complimentary version of this book.
R.G Angel is a trained lawyer, world traveler, coffee addict, cheese aficionado, avid book reviewer and blogger.
She considers herself as an ‘Eclectic romantic’ and wants to write romances in every sub-genre she can think of.
When she is not busy doing all her lawyerly mayhem, and because she is living in rainy Britain, she mostly enjoys indoor activities such as reading, watching TV, playing with her crazy puppy and writing stories she hopes will make you dream.
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