The Stranger by Kyra Davis
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Kasie knows who she’s supposed to be. But one passionate night with a
mysterious stranger will teach her who she wants to be.
You should sleep with a stranger, her best friend whispers in her ear
as they take to Vegas for one last pre-wedding fling. Despite her best
intentions, when Kasie Fitzgerald enters the casino and sees him, a man
whose tailored clothes belied a powerful, even dangerous, presence, she loses
herself to the moment. Maybe it’s the dress, much shorter than she’d ever
normally wear, or the Scotch, but something makes her give herself over to him
more completely than she's ever done with a man before.
It was supposed to be just one night. But right as she’s thinking she wants
more, he shows up in her office with an agenda. As the billionaire CEO of
a company that’s engaged her PR firm, his demands just became her reality...and
he desires so much more than just some attention in the boardroom.
Kasie, Kasie, Kasie. Sleeping with a stranger? Really? Your best friend may be trying to force you to take a good hard look at the long term relationship you are in, but is cheating on your almost fiance the path to self awareness? Or is it just the coward's choice?
I found the cheating aspect difficult to accept in the beginning. Kasie is supposed to be strong and smart. However, there were things outlined about her past that could cause her to wobble in her decision making. She had been trying to live up to the standard of all that was good and true in the world to please her parents, who were already let down by her sister. She didn't want to disappoint her boyfriend of six years because he had helped her get where she wanted to be in her career. No, she shouldn't have cheated on Dave at all. The high road would have been to tell him how she truly felt and dealt with that relationship before diving into another one. But, she is a human being, they are weak sometimes, and they make horrible mistakes. Now, I felt bad for the guy, for the most part. But there was always this little niggling feeling that Dave wasn't all he was cracked up to be, devoted and loving, the perfect fiance. A couple of places made me stop and think, Watch out, this guy seems like a push over right now but something is brewing there. When the end came and he called Kasie off that boat where she was meeting Robert, it was a relief. The true feelings of Dave were out there and he was no pushover. He threatened and bullied her. Unfortunately, she hides from her problems again and runs back to Dave, apologizing for what she had done, but I don't think she truly regretted it. So, you wait for the next book to read what happens from there. I am hoping that she finally leaves Dave and starts making her own decisions, not just doing what everyone expects of her. I look forward to seeing just what happens now that Dave has threatened and bullied her to get her to fall back in line with what he wants and revealed a not so perfect side of his personality.
Overall I enjoyed this book, it was extremely well written, but have a feeling the story will get better as the series progresses.
I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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