Read from July 27 to August 02, 2014 — I own a copy
Synopsis: When Joseph McInerney returns with his millions to his childhood home on Australis Island, he hopes to capture something of the simple days of his youth. What he doesn’t bank on is his dysfunctional family, his friendly grocer, the publican or the hostile population of his hometown having their say when he finds the love of his life, the fearless but prickly Cloudy Bannon. The island is then hit by a series of murders and Joseph is about to find out that all the money in the world can’t always get you what you want, especially not the woman you love.
Bookish things: 253 pages, this cover is very appropriate for the story. I love the blue with the red writing on it.
Add to that, the mystery and adventure that crops up with routine regularity, and you would be forgiven for thinking this was anything else but a romance.
Joseph, our male lead (and resident heartthrob with a bit of a past) is all sex-on-a-stick gorgeous. He’s young, sexy, confident, and did I mention he happens to be a multi-millionaire? No? Well, he is.
But ladies, don’t let that big number cause a big issue, he’s down to Earth too!
Before you begin lining up to get your hands on him, ladies, you need to know that his family aren’t as delightful. And, he’s set his eyes on Cloudy.
Cloudy (or Clodagh Bannon as she’s really named) is anything but your usual romance leading lady.
She’s a prickly, emotional mess of a woman, who has a past full of hurt and betrayal. She’s hardened her heart and made a successful business of her own. Despite not really having much in common with Cloudy, I liked her. Even if she made stupid decisions sometimes.
Her best friend, Sophie, was brilliant. I have a friend quite like her. It was great to see a strong female supporting character in a romance.
Unlike any romance I’ve read before, and set in a stunning Australian island, Money for Blood should see most readers coming away with something they enjoyed.
A few things I noticed:
9% – copy and paste of Cloudy/Joseph meeting and description. This should be slightly different as it’s from her POV.
15% – Ten minuteslater (insert space)
…growing.Before (insert space)
60% – …as if a vacuum has (delete has, insert had) sucked…
**Note: I was provided an electronic copy of this book in return for an honest review**