Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Great Exploitations - Mischief in Miami by Nicole Williams - Review

Seduction. Infidelity. Blackmail. Scandal. It can all be bought for the right price and for Sienna Stevens, business is good. 

Because she’s in the business of Great Exploitations. 

She’s an Eve, a member of a secret society of women contracted by the wives of wealthy, powerful men for one reason and one reason only: to seduce their husbands. To ensure their pre-nuptial agreement will be null and void thanks to a little loophole known as the Infidelity Clause. To ensure that those wives don’t find themselves on the other side of a divorce without a penny to their name. 

When it comes to the Eves, Sienna’s one of the best because she follows the number one rule of the Eves to the letter: don’t let it get personal. 

When the job file of her wealthiest client yet falls into her lap, Sienna realizes that this case could be the one that’s impossible to detach herself from. The payout would lead to her independence, but will the cost be too high in the end?


When I saw that Nicole Williams was releasing a new book, the fan girl in me jumped with joy.  I'm a huge fan of her Crush series that follow Jude and Lucy.  I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.  Especially after seeing that cover.  I know I know, they say don't judge a book by it's cover, but I do.  Luckily for me, this cover had me sucked in.

When I read the description, I was sold.  I'm all about romance novels with the happy ending.  Books about sweet boys winning the hearts of fragile young women who are new to love.  But like I say all the time, I need a break from all the hearts and flowers.

Before I go any further, this is a short story, about 24,000 words.  I finished it in about an hour.  It is meant to set up a series that will be released in installments.  It definitely did its job, because I finished the story wanting more.

It may be short, but this story fell into my lap at the perfect time.  I was in the middle of reading another book and while it was very good, I was emotionally drained and I needed a break from it.  Enter the Eves.

"I knew how it felt to have my whole life ruined because I'd been stupid enough to fall in love."

It follows Sienna, an Eve. The Eves are meant to seduce asshole husbands so their wives, who have signed a pre-nup can walk away with a little change in their pocket.  She seduces them, the men get caught, and the wives get a pretty penny in the divorce.  The best thing about this story is that it's the women who hire the Eves.  I love stories about women scorned!  Hell hath no fury...

"Did every man on the face of the planet have to be a total dickhead?"

I loved Sienna's character.  She was all business, no time for bullshit.  She knew exactly how to get the men into bed.  She almost had it down to a science.  She could read every move they made and used it to her advantage.  Sienna had a job to do and nothing was going to stop her from doing so.

"Luck was a concept created by people too weak or afraid to take control of their lives or circumstances."

Sienna wanted to be in control of her life.  Something happened in her past that took away that control and maybe some strength.  Being an Eve helped her regain what she lost and also gave her a way to create her freedom.

This book doesn't have a happy ending. doesn't really have an ending.  But that's what makes a great storyteller right?  Keep em wanting more.  And I definitely want more.  I will be waiting patiently for the next installment!

Source:  E-copy supplied by author for honest review.
Release date:  March 11, 2013

About the Author:

Nicole Williams is USA Today Best-Selling Author of YA/NA/Contemporary Romance.  

Author of the Crash series (HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster UK), Up In Flames (Simon & Schuster UK) The Eden Trilogy, and The Patrick Chronicles. I write New Adult and Young Adult because I still believe in happy endings, true love, and soul mates. I write in general because it's my passion in life and I'm fortunate enough to have found a way to make my passion my career. 

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