22 February 2014

Hudson by Shayne McClendon

Hudson Winters is in control of every aspect of his world. From his earliest memories, he’s been driven to succeed. Starting from nothing, he built an empire based on opportunity and intimidation.

Personally, professionally, and sexually – he ensures the reins are always in his hands.

He never counted on a woman like Gabriella Hernandez.

From the moment she steps into his building, she proceeds to shake up his entire existence. Her very presence causes him to question everything about himself, his relationships, and his future.

This story features characters readers fell in love with in "The Barter System" and gives you a chance to sit down and catch up.

Scroll up and click buy to instantly start reading “Hudson” right now! Prepare to be twisted up and knocked around a bit. The ride gets a little bumpy – but it is always hot. Another hot, emotional read from Always the Good Girl, Shayne McClendon.

NOTE: This story contains explicit sexual scenes and language and is intended for mature audiences only. Do not read this novel if intense sexual situations offend you.

I enjoyed this one quite a bit more than the previous book I had read by this author. We meet Gabriella who moves all the way to New York for love. Until she gets there and realizes she has been swindled. Hudson, who was a real person but not the person she met, is a closed off, very successful business man with dark needs. His one and only true friend Natalia also plays a big role in the book. While I think we are given the gruff side of Hudson in the beginning, we soon learn what has made him the way he is and it makes me adore him!

Hudson takes pity on poor Gabriella when he realizes he was used as a target in the scheme. While at the building she also meets Riya and the two M's, who we also met in the Barter System and she befriends her immediately. They find her a place to live and a job (nothing spectacular). Of course there is the obvious attraction for him, but she wasn't feeling it. I really did enjoy this premise. We go a long on Gabriella's time in the city for almost a year before she has a true, meaningful face to face with either Hudson or Natalia. That is when the action really starts, but honestly, as soon as it got hot, it immediately cooled off. I appreciated that this book was more realistic than others I have read by this author; however I was just very underwhelmed by most things that happened in the book. The highlight of the book for me was the ending. It isn't what we are expecting and I love being thrown off-guard especially in a book where everything seemed so predictable.


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