Charlotte Heffington can no more ignore Wes Montgomery’s coercion into a short affair than she could forget the erotic experiences he gave her their one night together. After several exciting, pleasure-filled trysts, she starts questioning whether she would be able to walk away unscathed and accept the future her cousin has mapped out for her – or be left to crave the pleasures only Wes could give her. When Wes turns on her, she’s finally had enough of others manipulating her life and vows to take control of her future.
Wes swore off relationships after a betrayal left him bitter towards women, but he reluctantly finds himself drawn to a woman who looked completely out of her comfort zone when she walked into a downtown bar one Friday night. After caving to her inexperienced come-on and his uncharacteristic response, he spends an unforgettable night with her. A week later, a chance meeting reveals her true identity and he feels taken in all over again. In a rash move, he blackmails her into an affair that turns the tables on him when he finds himself feeling things for her he’s never felt for another woman. Hearing she’s engaged shatters his belief in happily ever after again, and his angry tirade when he confronts her separates them on a bitter note.
After learning the truth, Wes tries to make amends, but when that fails, he resorts to drastic, pleasurable means to convince her to give him another chance. Will it be enough?
Blackmailed is the fourth book in the Virginia Bluebloods series and while it can easily be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone, don’t miss the other titles in this incredible series: Blindsided, book one, Bind Me To You, book two and Surrender To Me, book three.
This is book 4 in the Virginia Bluebloods series, it can be read as a stand alone all though I recommend reading them in sequence .
Wes is a dynamic and extremely sexual man, who also happens to be the dominant partner in sexual situations. While he doesn’t want to live the BDSM lifestyle, he does like to control.
Charlotte (Charlie) has been protected to the point of being smothered and is now facing a lifetime of being under someone else’s control decides to break out for a night of what ever she can get.
When these two meet up for a one night stand they don’t even exchange last names never dreaming all the issues that would come to pass. Two people who each have valid reasons not to trust end up in a strange relationship that both agree to for their own reasons. Who do you trust when you have been hurt and lied to, no one at least that is their first reaction to each other. As they grow to know one another one learns to trust the other just holds on to the memories.
I have really enjoyed all of the books so far. This is one of my favorites, the characters are lovable and the reasons for each of their issues are understandable. I can empathize with Charlie and her fight for freedom from an overprotective father. Yet I still feel for Wes, and what was done to him. When all is said and done we are only accountable for our own actions.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. Each of the four men featured have been sexy, engaging and passionate as they have found their women and created a new life for themselves. Wes Montgomery is no different in Blackmailed.
After having his heart shattered by the most painful betrayal anyone could experience, he takes time to focus on his business, an amusement park for kids and families. He keeps women at a distance because he isn’t sure he is willing to give his heart away again, only to receive it back in tiny, fractured pieces. One night while conducting personal business at a bar, he witnesses a woman who looked out of place and lost. Just because his heart wasn’t willing to love again, it didn’t mean his honor and duty to protect women was on full alert. He followed her out, watching where this wayward woman would head next and sure enough, she needed protection and maybe a night at her hotel room.
Charlotte Heffington had a sheltered childhood but not for the normal reasons you would expect. Being a rich woman didn’t bring her the satisfaction that she wanted so she made a bucket list of things she wanted to experience before she died. She knew how life could be cut short and the will to live before her expiration date drove her to try things that had been denied to her growing up. This night, her bucket list item was to have sex with a stranger and Wes was happy to fulfill her wish.
One night between two strangers, will send you on a journey full of pain, laughter and steaming hot passion. I really enjoyed watching Charlotte break down Wes’s walls as he gave her everything she longed for in life. But with every good romantic relationship, there is controversy and devastation that will lead the reader to heartbreak. Charlotte has a family that will stop at nothing to get what they want, even if it involves blackmail. Her number one passion in life are children whose lives are thrown into the system. It was emotional for me to watch as she tries to decide which path to follow, when her heart is begging for both, the kids and Wes. How far will they both willing to go to be together and how many lies will they have to confront before the truth will be found?
Each book in this series can be read alone, but I strongly urge you to read them all. Not all four books were five stars for me, but each are certainly on my list of books I want to reread. The author’s style of writing invites the reader into the story and gives us a new book boyfriend with each book. I will certainly be watching for more from this author.