3 Books, 1 Title: Sweet Revenge by Lynsay Sands

I thought it would be a good idea to read three novels with the same title and then shove them all into one post. Well, I found three stories with one title, each by an author that I adore. I actually sat down to type out the review for the first novel before I realized it wasn’t going to work. The post would just be too long. So my idea crumbled after I wrote out my first opinionated ramble. Oh, I’m still going to read all three books, and you’ll still be receiving my thoughts on each one, but now they’ll be separated. So please enjoy part one of 3 Books 1 Title.

This story involves a man out for revenge and a woman on the brink of death in more ways than one.

My confliction with this novel is that it’s so wrong on so many levels yet entertaining as hell. The story lives up to the title.

Galen McDonald wants revenge on the man who is indirectly responsible for the death of his pregnant wife. A wife, mind you, he admitted that he hadn’t really cared for. Already you can see fractions of an alpha male asshole. Somehow in Galen’s dense mind, he thought the ideal revenge would is to kidnap this mans soon to be bride.

Kyla Forsythe is literally dying. In a bid to save her brother from being murdered. Kyla has no idea she’s to be someone’s bride. Much less than it’s an act to get rid of her permanently. To protect her from being tarnished, her maid tells Galen and his clan that Kyla is mentally disabled. This preconception has Galen treating her with kid gloves and added a good dose of humor to a frankly horrible situation.

As Galen and Kyla become close, the preconceptions of her mental health are disproved. While the dance of attraction between the two is light-hearted, there are sinister things taking place outside of the laird. Nothing is as it seems and the attempted murder of her brother was only the beginning.

I’ve read a lot of reviews on this novel, and there seems to be a divide. This is a story that’s equally loved and hated. I personally enjoyed the silly antics of Kyla. I liked seeing Galen as more than a bossy Alpha male because he’s kind of dimwitted and sweet under it all. Which endeared me to him. The chemistry between the two main characters didn’t seem forced.

At the beginning of this post, I claimed that the story fits the title, and I stand by that. Galen wasn’t the only one who was seeking revenge in this novel. The revelations and connections throughout the story threw me for a loop. In the end, Galen did have the sweetest revenge.

With Love,