The Revenge Plan by Linda Kage
After I caught my boyfriend cheating, I tried to be mature about it with an amicable split. But he took his retaliation too far, and I have officially had enough. No more Miss Nice Haven.
No one is allowed to lie to me, betray, embarrass, and devastate me, fill me with self-doubt, or put my future at risk, and expect to get away with it. He is going to feel my wrath.
Enter Wick Webster, his archenemy.
Nothing would provoke my ex more than to see me moving on with the one guy he hates most, so that’s exactly what I plan to do.
The only hitch in my brilliant scheme is Wick himself. He’s just gotta be all love-not-war and peace-is-the-only-way. He’s more concerned about helping me heal than seeking my sweet revenge.
And what the hell is it about his soothing presence and yummy looks that calls to me until I forget how much pain I’m in? He’s making it awfully hard to use and abuse him for my malicious means. The damn guy is making me fall for him.
I was so psyched to read this book. Wick and Haven are the kids of some of my favorite Forbidden Men couples. So, I was completely bummed that they just didn’t live up to what I wanted them to be.
Haven has just ended a relationship that she thought was solid in a very public and pretty traumatic way. I’m not sure how she didn’t see some of the stuff Topher was doing, but maybe not. I can give her that. Even so, come on, the guys name was Topher… Anyway, I felt like Topher rubbed off on Haven in all the worst ways, because she became a world class user. I never felt like she appreciated all the awesomeness that was Wick. By the end of the book, I thought she and Topher kind of deserved each other.
Wick was awesome, but the man needs to stand up for himself. He’s not exactly weak, but he lets Haven walk all over him and doesn’t call her on her manipulation. And seriously, some of the stuff she asked him to do was complete and utter bullshit. All I could see were all the horrible things that could have happened to him because of her and she’d come put smelling like a rose while he took all the risk.
I really expected more from the children of couples who had worked through some awful things to find their HEA’s. I’m not sure you can be disappointed in other people’s fictional kids, but I evidently can.