Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Title: Seducing Fortune
Author: Brinda Berry
Genre: New Adult
Publication: March 14th, 2015

Trust is the name of the game and fate holds the wild card...

Ex-stripper Emerson doesn't have the time to fall for her boss Dylan. Between working three jobs and attending college, Emerson's schedule doesn't have room for a boyfriend. Especially not Dylan, who's the poster boy for misbehaving bachelors—the kind of guy who belongs in Emerson's old life. But when a stalker with connections to her convict father threatens Emerson's loved ones, suddenly Dylan's the only one who calls to her heart.

As the heat between them rises, will Emerson risk his life by opening up to him? Or will she risk his love to stop a criminal?
5 Stars
Emerson is trying to repent for her old life. Rich daddy who dotted on her, dating the high school captain of the football team, cheerleader, the world at her beck and call. Then daddy goes to jail for selling government secrets and Emerson's world is turn up-side down. Fast forward a few years. Emerson is now working three jobs, taking care of her 19 year old sister Gabby, and going to college. One of her jobs is cleaning house for Jordy and his roomate Dylan. Jordy offered Emerson the job to get her out of Earl's Temptations, a seedy strip club. Emerson's housecleaning job at Jordy's puts gives her a front row seat to the bachelor lifestyle Dylan leads. Hot, sexy as hell, Dylan. 

Dylan Mercado is every woman's dream. Hot, sexy, and rich. He owns one of the most successful exotic car dealerships in the state. Dylan has had his eye on Emerson since the one and only time he saw Emerson perform at Earl's. When Jordy tells Dylan he has offered Emerson a job as housekeeper, Dylan puts up a fight. He feels things for Emerson he doesn't want to admit and having her around will make it hard to behave. 

As Dylan and Emerson begin to explore their mutual attraction, Emerson's past catches up to her. After a threatening note and slashed tire, things escalate into a home invasion, and threatening the lives of those she loves. Her father's past criminal indiscretions have brought some very bad people to her front door. Will Dylan stand by Emerson or is she just another notch in Dylan's bedpost?

This is the first book I've read by Brinda Berry and it won't be the last. The story is well written and flows extremely well. We learn about Emerson's early life, pre-daddy in jail, her crazy mother, and why she guards her heart. We also learn why Dylan is such a "man whore" and treats women like a disposable object. The author does a great job of pulling the reader into Emerson and Dylan's struggle with their feelings for each other. You want to root for them in one chapter and smack Dylan with a 2x4 the next. But when stuff gets real, Dylan proves he's the man to capture Emerson's heart.


About the Author

Brinda Berry lives in the southern US with her family. She’s obsessed with cairn terriers, Kings of Leon, new technology and sandy beaches.  She's also terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality. Find her book lists and social media links at 



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  1. The book sounds great! I know this will be the first purchase with the GC if I can win!

  2. Thank you so much for being on the tour and reviewing! Your comment about smacking Dylan with a 2X4 made me smile all morning. :)