Friday, August 17, 2018

Opportunity by Kennedy Layne - Review

Author: Kennedy Layne
Publication Date:  14 August, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Series:  Office Roulette, book 3
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Recommendation: 17 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne brings you the thrilling conclusion to the Office Roulette trilogy…

Gareth Nicollet had been born into wealth, but he’d learned at an early age that money wasn’t everything it was cracked up to be.  Regrettably, he’d made a meaningful choice early on in his life that now threatened his future with the woman he loved.
Cynthia Ellsworth valued many things, but trust and loyalty were at the top of her list.  She’d always known the man who shared her bed had secrets, but she never thought in a million years that he had the ability to destroy her career and her heart with a single blow.
Someone once said that greed was balanced by fear, but that wasn’t entirely true when there was nothing left to lose.  Unfortunately, Gareth’s secret is the very reason the roulette wheel is spinning and Cynthia’s life hangs in the balance.

My Review: 

This is the last book in the Office Roulette Series and what a doozy it was.  Reading this series, especially this last book was like a game of Clue for me.  Who did it, in what room (okay, well that we know) and with what...the office stapler, no actually we know that too, but we have no idea who or why and the chase of learning those two things is thrilling.  

I liked that this book while a romance and yes, there was plenty of it in there, isn't so much about the actual relationship.  This couple starts off a bit rocky but quickly come to terms with their feelings and needs, leaving the rest of the book open to solving the mystery that has been weighing on our minds for the past two books.  With saying that let me say, you HAVE to read the 2 books prior to this one to have any understanding of what is going on in this book, particularly since the romance is a secondary story line to the mystery.  

What I can totally say about this book, is the outcome we got is not the one that I expected at all.  I mean I had some ideas but I was totally shocked when it all came out.  I mean, wow!  I feel like Kennedy Layne played my suspense strings like she was a violin virtuoso, ha.  I love a book that is able to keep me guessing the whole way though and then still shock me in the end.  It made me want to laugh out loud because 'OH MY GOD, WHAT?  OF COURSE!' 

I am kind sad to leave these characters behind because they feel like they could be a long running TV show, a mix between Friends, Murder She Wrote, and Matlock in a long running book series, lol.  They're the kind of characters you are thrilled to see get their HEA but never want to let go.

I had a great time reading this series and if you are fan of romantic suspense this should be a must read on your TBR.  


Missed the first two books and want to catch up? Get your hands on them now!


 About MEANS (Office Roulette #1)

From USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne comes a sexy trilogy that involves greed, power, and the desire to do it all over again…
Smith Gallo has everything a man could ever want at the tip of his fingertips, except of course the woman he loves.  To what lengths will he be willing to go to make his ambitions come true?
Laurel Calanthe is one successful stock pick away from making partner when she finds herself in desperate need of an alibi.  There’s only one problem.  The man who can save her from being arrested is her only competitor and the one who now holds her fate in his hands.
Greed is a powerful motivator in the game of making money, but desire can overcome even the strongest motive.

 About MOTIVE (Office Roulette #2)

The Office Roulette trilogy continues with an epic battle between blame and forgiveness…
Rye Marshall had it all—wealth, prominence, and the love of his life.  But nothing lasts forever, and his perfect world came crashing down around him.  When the dust settled, he found himself alone and starting from a clean slate.
Grace Dorrance had made many mistakes in her life, but one stood out above the rest—an epic ending to a complex and passionate relationship.  She left her former lover’s life in complete ruins and tried her best never to look back at the wreckage.
Seconds chances are hard to come by, but even more difficult when Grace is arrested for a murder she didn’t commit.  This gives Rye the perfect motive to forgive and forget, allowing for new beginnings.  Unfortunately, someone’s playing a game of office roulette with everyone’s lives.


About Kennedy Layne

Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her military romantic suspense novels in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant. They live in the Midwest with their teenage son and menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace. She loves hearing from readers--find out how to connect with her at

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