Tragedy and Desire – Review


Surviving a recent breakup and the impending anniversary of her parents’ unsolved murder, Perla Fae resists the advances of a sexy as hell, bad boy billionaire in an effort to protect her heart.

Jax Maddox – wealthy, powerful, and a force to be reckoned with – has set his sights on the elusive beauty, but it’s not her heart he’s after. Or is it?




4 of 5 stars

I went through so many different thoughts while reading this!

First, when I started reading this book, I was immediately pulled into the story; it starts with a heartbreaking scene that will leave you both angry and sad at the same time. Then someone else gets in the picture and I thought it was going to be a regular Romance in the work place. And then Mr. Maddox calls Perla to his office and makes her sign an NDA, and I rolled my eyes and thought “another 50 Shades remake”.

But then the story changed, and we were starting to know more about Perla and her sister’s past, their family and how they got to where they are now, and my perspective and opinion changed once again.

This isn’t the regular Billionaire & Cinderella story, Perla is nowhere close to being a Cinderella in this story, despite everything she had to go through in her life, with family and relationships, and despite the fact that she decided she didn’t want to take any more chances to get her heart broken, she is a strong, sweet and fun girl, that shows a great growth through the pages of the book and who I learned to love and cheer for until the end.

The book also has a suspense twist that separates it from the regular Romance stories. With different POVs and enough action to keep you guessing what’s going to happen next.

It was a great read, I would’ve loved to read more interactions between the characters, and not so many monologue-type thoughts, more dialogue would’ve been good, but I enjoyed the story and I’m looking forward to book 2.




Nicole R. Locker is a resident of Lubbock, Texas, USA. She has a Master of Science in Psychology and a love for pit bulls, Pilates, and romance novels. (And men with Irish accents!) By day, Nicole supervises a team of 11 social workers, and by night, she likes to escape reality and write about Alpha men who can handle their business.




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