Ronan Murphy’s business is vengeance — but this time it’s personal.
Once upon a time, Ronan lived by simple rules: take care of his family, take care of his dog, take care of his business – and never, ever let it get personal. But that was before he fell head over heels in love with Julia Berenger. When an ill-fated trip to Dubai forced Ronan to choose between finding Julia’s sister, Elise, and saving Julia’s life, he didn’t even think twice.
Julia knows Elise is alive.
It doesn’t matter that Elise was taken by a group of powerful men hidden behind the secret society called Manifest: this time Julia won’t let anything get in the way of saving her sister. Not even Ronan.
But when a new lead turns up in Florence, Ronan and Julia begin a whirlwind quest for answers that brings them face to face with one of the most powerful men behind Manifest. The discovery leads them to a yacht off the coast of Greece and a high-stakes rescue operation with Ronan’s brothers that may force Julia to go it alone.
Ronan has already broken one of his cardinal rules by falling in love with Julia — now the only question is whether he can let her go.
We jump right back into the book where we left off in book one. A failed mission to get Elise back left the Roman and Julia even more determined this next go around. I really don’t want to go into any details on the book because I don’t want to give anything away. But I will say that I loved the interaction between our main characters and all of the secondary characters. There wasn’t any information overload and was great learning a little bit more about the Murphy family and their dynamic. The suspense and anxiety that I felt throughout this entire book were even more than the first book. I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen. Throughout multiple times in the book, I thought I knew what was gonna happen and by the end of the book, I was absolutely shocked. Just when you think you know exactly what is going to happen, the story would go in the opposite direction.
One of the main reasons why I gave the books 5 stars is because it is not a typical plot that you know exactly what’s going to happen. I truly enjoyed guessing what might happen throughout all the books that I’ve read. I enjoyed the books way more when I couldn’t figure out how the plot was going to unfold and I’m completely shocked at the end. This book has done that for me and I can’t give it enough praise. Michelle St. James does a great job again! The suspense, adventure, and romance all even each other out there is a great balance between all three. No doubt this was another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read. I can’t wait to dive into the final book.
Thank you to Michelle St. James for sending me this ARC eBook for an honest review.
About Michelle St. James:
Michelle St. James is a pseudonym for the critically acclaimed author of over thirty published novels and seven novellas. Her first series was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut novels. Her work has also been an Indie Next selection and has appeared on prestigious lists such as the Lonestar List, New York Public Library’s Stuff for the Teen Age, and Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best. Her books have been published in over thirty countries and translated into over twenty languages. She lives in a converted barn in New York with too many cats.