Lex Talionis (n.)- The law of retaliation, whereby a punishment resembles the offense committed in kind and degree.
Two wrongs. One right. He met her under the worst circumstances. She was still married. To the man who'd stolen from his company. But none of that would matter, because Chase would have her. At any cost.
To Chase Blaine, it really was that simple. Douglas Colton had stolen millions from Chase’s company. He had to pay. Chase had every intention of cornering the bastard and making sure he ended up in jail.
Then he came face-to-face with Douglas’s wife, Aria. One look at her changed all his plans, warping them into a much darker and perverse plot to get his revenge.
He would offer Douglas his freedom...in exchange for a single date with his wife.
Genre Erotica/ Contemporary Romance
Series Retaliations #1
Publication Date February 14th, 2014
Aria Colton fell in love at sixteen and ten years later finds herself married to a cheat who stole over three million dollars from his employer. Chase Blaine hasn't felt any real emotion since the death of his mother when he was five. Yet when Chase goes to confront Aria's husband and sets eyes on her for the first time, the yearning for her is undeniable.
I went into this story thinking that Chase would ask Aria to spend one night with him and he would forgive her husband's transgressions. I imagined Aria would comply and the sexy times would begin. I have never been so happy to have been wrong. So, so wrong.
Even though Aria kicks her whoring hubby, Douglas, to the curb, she still fights against the overwhelming attraction to Chase. I love that she didn't just give in, she fought Chase with everything she had. The intense desire was no where near one sided. Chase craved her like no other singular thing that ever existed in his life.
He felt like a caged animal. She was just as he’d expected—and a million things more. He’d never been this desperate to fuck a woman. Never been so tempted by just the smell of her.
A Debt Repaid ~ Chapter 16
Even though I desperately wanted Aria and Chase to give into each other, the angst was brilliantly written. The staggering hunger these two experienced as the story progressed was conveyed in such a way that I could literally feel the heat coming off the pages. The end will have you panting for more. Good thing Blanco has promised to continue this story with Damaged Owed and I can't wait for more Chase and Aria.
Thanks so much to N. Isabelle Blanco and MAE Book Tours for granting me a copy of A Debt Repaid in exchange for an honest review.
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N. Isabelle Blanco was born in Queens, NY (USA). At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother's handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she'd reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life.
An avid reader in her teens, her fascination with Japanese anime eventually led her to the universe of fan fiction, which became her on-again, off-again hobby for the next ten years. During that time she amassed a following of fans that, by her own admission, she would never be able to live without. It was those fans who encouraged her to step beyond the fan fiction realm and try her talent in the publishing world.
N. Isabelle Blanco now has three novellas and two full-length novels under her belt, and spends her days working as an author, web programmer, marketer, and graphic designer. That is when she isn't handling her "spawn", as she calls her son, and brainstorming with him about his future career as a comic book illustrator.