I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Vengeance by Zane
Published by Atria Books on May 24, 2016
Genres: Fiction, Erotica
Pages: 288 pages
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Mega bestselling author Zane returns to the world of her hugely popular novels Addicted and Nervous in this dark and exhilarating follow-up featuring a beautiful but emotionally damaged pop star desperate and determined to enact revenge on those who have caused her to hide behind her fame.
After fleeing from Atlanta years ago following a traumatic event, Caprice Tatum decides it’s time to return to her roots—only this time, she’s coming back as Wicket, the international pop sensation who’s the very definition of fame and fortune. And while she may be the perfect diva onstage, offstage she’s desperate to finally lay her past to rest. Her plan? Revenge.
The deeper she worms her way into Atlanta’s most elite circles, the more Caprice unravels, putting herself and the few people she trusts at risk, including Jonovan, her childhood crush whose compassion and allure is almost too hot to handle. When her father suggests she see a therapist, Dr. Marcella Spencer, Caprice finally begins to pick up her pieces and find an inner-strength.
But can Caprice truly overcome her past? Or will it drag her even further into darkness?
Story opens with Ladonna Sterling/Caprice Tatum/Wicket, when she is touched by a man in a club trying in his mind, have a “good time” and his “way” with Ladonna, has a panic attack that brings up the past she has tried to handle but flares up anytime she doesn’t feel safe or in control.
Ladonna has led a very complicated life having suffered extreme abuse at the hand of her mother and another catastrophic event that leaves her scarred emotionally. Since then, in her current situation as a superstar which has brought her fame and fortune, emotionally she has a long way to go. Two people enter her life who bring some peace as much as you can when someone has been abused, but the scars of the past on her soul are embedded forever.
One of these people is Hannah, who helps her to leave Atlanta and stays by her side as her nanny/friend and the other, is Richard Sterling, a billionaire who is her father.
When her father learns she has returned to Atlanta he tells her to call Dr. Marcella Spencer to talk things through because he knows her past and only wants the best for he and is worried about what she might do.
I would be remiss not to talk about the sexy side of the book because you know with Zane MOST likely there is that, and she doesn’t disappoint. KAD also was known as Kagiso, Antonio and Diederik the bodyguards are there to serve and protect 24/7 and that they do. She also has two freaky folks who are at her beck and call, and there is a great twist involving them I didn’t see coming (literally).
When Nikki her “right-hand chick” sets her up with an interview, Jonovan Davis the CEO/Publisher of G-Clef magazine. Soon as she sees him she realizes he is someone from her past that she had looked for over the years and because he was kind to her during the incident in the past, she becomes intrigued as to who the man in front of her had become.
One of the most important things Zane does in this book is discuss the disorder Ladonna suffers from, and it is always her hope that one gets something out of each and every book she writes. I enjoyed this book as much as I did Addicted and I’m sure her fans will as well. I recommend you buy and read this book, and this will also be an excellent book club selection as there is much to discuss.
Reviewed by: Linda