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Review: Hostile Takeover by Lucy Lennox

Grey Blackwood comes from a modest background and he was working his way up fifteen years ago when an encounter with wealthy and privileged Ellison York ruined everything. Grey’s life and planned future were destroyed in an instant and boy, can Grey hold a grudge. He’s been plotting and working all this time to exact his revenge and he finally takes it in the form of a shocking takeover of a privately held company owned by Ellison’s father and uncles. This guy’s my hero for that alone because how badass is that?

Ellison was weak, a confused young man trying to figure himself out when Grey’s life imploded but he’s firmly aware of the critical role he played in Grey’s destruction. Of course, that’s done nothing to prepare him for this shock, but the corporate lawyer is distracted by fifteen years of lusting after Grey even as he fights to keep the family business in the family. Despite their history, they don’t stay enemies for long but it’s never as easy as just putting the past behind us.

This book is laugh out loud funny and the action never stops. Grey and Ellison are so good together and the supporting cast is great, too. If you’ve read the first book in this series, you’ll be glad to see Luca and Marcel again. Thank you to Social butterfly PR for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


It was supposed to be a prank. A silly frat boy dare.

One hot moment in a hidden storage closet. One kiss. No consequences.

But if you get that close to a man with fire in his eyes, you’re gonna get burned, and I was no exception. One taste of Grey Blackwood ruined me for life.

The way Grey sees it, I was the one who did the ruining. I humiliated him. Wrecked his life. Destroyed his future.

Doesn’t matter that he’s clawed his way back and then some. Doesn’t matter that he’s already top of the Wall Street food chain. The man’s ruthless. Heartless. And he likes his revenge served cold.

Now he’s taking down the companies owned by every frat boy who did him wrong. And when he comes for my family’s company, the quiet life I’ve built for myself far away from Manhattan comes crumbling down, too.

But when Grey’s standing in our boardroom, threatening a hostile takeover and demanding I negotiate on behalf of my family, I don’t see an enemy. I see the chance I’ve been waiting for.

The chance for another night in his arms, and hopefully a whole lot more.

Let the negotiations begin.

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