REVIEW: Filthy Rich by Verna DePaul

Filthy Rich Verna DePaul

High finance and a sizzling office affair raise desire and passion to the boiling point in Virna DePaul’s seductive new contemporary romance—perfect for fans of Carly Phillips, Lori Foster, and Molly O’Keefe.

Cara Michal has had to fight every step of the way to earn her place in the glittering seven-figure world of Wall Street. Years ago her hardworking father, a small-time investment adviser, was humiliated and wrongfully accused of fraud. Now Cara is at the top of her game, trying to support not only herself but her mother and brother. The occasional night out dancing soothes Cara’s soul, even as a bitter need for revenge against the man who destroyed her father makes inner peace elusive.

Then, in a moment of heat, Cara kisses a sexy stranger at a party—only later to discover that the man is Branden Duke, her new boss, an infamous operator with a wicked reputation in bed and on the Street. Branden is a man who seemingly has it all—except a woman who connects with him on a physical and emotional level. Now that he’s found Cara, he’s not sure he can let her go, even if he should.

In spite of herself, Cara is drawn to this charismatic guy. He is a challenge like none she has ever faced in her life. Their passion for each other is unquenchable, surprising them both with its ferocity. Even as Cara wonders if she can trust this man with her heart and soul, the ecstasy of their love cannot be denied. But when the past threatens the present, the two are faced with a truth from which they may never recover.




Filthy Rich by Virna DePaul
Cara & Brandon

The story captured my interest right away. It seemed to start out very powerful. So much so that I felt like I could not put it down, but further in it seemed pretty much predictable and I finished it knowing what would happen.

Cara and Brandon are our main characters and couldn’t be any more different from each other. Cara is a hard worker and manages to pretty much stay under the radar during her assent to the top and Brandon was driven and intense, but not as much of an alpha as I would have liked. The back and forth was driving me crazy.

It’s written in the first person point of view. The pacing was ok, but had a lot of filler and fluff that prompted me to skip around a bit. The tension leading up to the expected climax was just ok for me. The dialogue flowed satisfactorily, but there were times I felt some of it was a little corny.

ARC provided by publisher for an honest review




A former prosecutor, Virna DePaul writes “heat, heart, & HEA” for Harlequin and Random House. She is also a bestselling Indie author, with Bedding The Wrong Brother being a top 100 contemporary romance on Amazon with over 150 5* reviews.

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