The Always Cambridge Series chronicles the life of Holly Cambridge through her tumultuous childhood, violent teen years into adulthood, and the consequences that stem from being the daughter of mob boss, Bill Cambridge. * * * * When constantly surrounded by violence, corruption and immorality, how do you keep from becoming the very thing that you abhor? Holly Cambridge baThe Always Cambridge Series chronicles the life of Holly Cambridge through her tumultuous childhood, violent teen years into adulthood, and the consequences that stem from being the daughter of mob boss, Bill Cambridge. * * * * When constantly surrounded by violence, corruption and immorality, how do you keep from becoming the very thing that you abhor? Holly Cambridge barely recognizes herself anymore. Pretending to be another person is beginning to wear thin. Disguised as Randi Yates, she entangles herself into the perilous life of the irresistible Victor Mayhue. But day by day, she falls more desperately and impossibly in love with her natural enemy. Together they explore a highly sexual, dark and dangerous relationship. The lines between right and wrong and good and evil, begin to blur. And while attempting to shield and protect Victor from the Feds and even his own family, Holly loses sight of her original goal.Victor understands her more than anyone she’s ever met. Essentially they have lived the same life. He is her other half. But once he discovers who she really is and what she’s done, there will be no going back. Victor Mayhue is not a second chance kind of guy.And in the end, one of them will be forced to face their true nature.Author Note: The books should be enjoyed in sequence. The first five installments end with To Be Continued......
|Title||:||Misfortune of Birth|
|Number of Pages||:||247 Pages|
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Misfortune of Birth Reviews
I am really digging this series about a woman trying to escape the legacy of violence and crime that she was born into. As I mentioned in my earlier review of Book 2 of the Always Cambridge series, Running, this is not the same story told from another POV or a superficially changed plot, as many series in the genre seem to be. With each installment, the reader gets a true, organic continuation of the story and there is a certain amount of unpredictability that makes it a real pleasure to read. The best thing about the series is how the author has written the characters. They are not only attractive and admirable in their own unique way, their flaws and struggle feel very real and relatable as well. More than that, we see the characters change throughout the chapters, not in an artificial way, but the way that people change because they get affected by their life experiences, they mature as they age, their priorities change, their family relationships shift etc. She has especially done a good job with Holly, the protagonist. I really love the dichotomy of her being so brave and scared. Strong and weak. Smart yet makes stupid choices sometimes. She is neither a a wallflower or a superhero. She is in touch with her sexuality but she has her head screwed on straight and never loses sight of the big picture no matter what. Although sometimes her espionage skills bring her close to a modern day Modesty Blaise with a splash of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it's all in good fun. After all, the story is not just a romance, there is quite a bit of a police thriller with the heroine entangled in an FBI undercover operation that is seeking to bring down two powerful crime families. These sections of the story are just as fun to read as the more intimate, tender, and moving depictions of the personal relationships between the two main characters. This third installment reads a lot like a modern very twisted take on Romeo and Juliet with the main character Holly falling for Victor, the son of the rival family. I don't want to get into the specific aspects of the plot so as not to spoil the story. It is important to note that each installment needs to be read in order and that each focuses on the relationship of the heroine with a different male character. This is not a sleazy or salacious story of a threesome. Each male character represents an evolution in the heroine' s life, from the idealized pure and unrequited love of her teenage years, to the first man who was able to get close to her physically, to the man who seemed to be destined to be her true soul mate, a love that consumes them both. Really really good stuff. Looking forward to the next two installments.
This was the Victor Mayhue I'd been expecting to see in Running (book 2 in the Always Cambridge series). HK Carlton made me wait for him, and the wait was totally worth it.In this third installment of the Always Cambridge series Holly is still working with the FBI, but is quickly falling for the target of their sting.When her true identity is revealed, it could mean her death, but she's willing to risk it, for just a moment in time with Victor. But when thing have to end, it's Victor who makes a startling choice and sets things in motion that Holly knows nothing about. I can't wait for the next book to see how the dominoes fall.