PASSION ON PARK AVENUE
Series: The Central Park Pact, Book 1
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: May 28th 2019
From the author of the New York Times bestselling Stiletto and Oxford series, the first in a sizzling new series following the unlikely friendship of three Upper East Side women as they struggle to achieve their dreams and find true love and happiness in the city that never sleeps.
For as long as she can remember, Bronx-born Naomi Powell has had one goal: to prove her worth among the Upper East Side elite—the same people for which her mom worked as a housekeeper. Now, as the strongminded, sassy CEO of one of the biggest jewelry empires in the country, Naomi finally has exactly what she wants—but it’s going to take more than just the right address to make Manhattan’s upper class stop treating her like an outsider.
The worst offender is her new neighbor, Oliver Cunningham—the grown son of the very family Naomi’s mother used to work for. Oliver used to torment Naomi when they were children, and as a ridiculously attractive adult, he’s tormenting her in entirely different ways. Now they find themselves engaged in a battle-of-wills that will either consume or destroy them…
I really enjoyed Lauren Layne‘s take on the very popular TV series Sex and the City. However, it is so much better because it doesn’t have the same cyclical drama but gradual angst and sizzling sexual tension leading towards a very deserved HEA.
Naomi Powell is a self-made billionaire CEO of an accessory subscription company. It is totally a rag to riches story for this Bronx-born independent, fabulous, and sassy woman. This story and essentially the series is based on revenge fantasy come to life.
Naomi is a bit thrown from some current revelations in her life. It’s not everyday a girl finds out her dead lover has a wife… and a mistress. A shock to not only her but to the other two women. Like any resilient NYC woman she forms a pact with said women to never be fooled by men of that caliber ever again. It’s a strange relationship – yes… but totally makes sense. Naomi‘s mom was a house keeper for Oliver Cunningham’s family and he tortured her in a typical childhood fashion, made worse by their very different socioeconomic differences, and a very deep betrayal that changed her life in the worst way. Pumped up from her new group of friends and a right opportunity, Naomi sets out to enact some revenge on her childhood foe.
Once the chance is presented to buy into a building where wrongs were done to her and her mother she makes that jump immediately and right into Oliver‘s face. Too bad he can’t remember who she is or why a sexy as sin woman so confrontational to him from the get go. What is worse is that Naomi can’t keep up with her revenge against Oliver as she gets to know him and his father all over again. Time does change some things.
This turned out to a fabulous summer page turners. It reads super quick and very NYC fabulous.