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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Review by Diane ♥ Bentley by Melanie Moreland

A Review by Diane

Bentley: Vested Interest #1
Melanie Moreland

5 wonderful, sexy and sweet Stars!


I have been a fan of Melanie Moreland for several years now, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the first book in her new series,  Vested Interest, and now that I have, I find I can’t put it down, I can’t let these characters go.  This book had me hooked by Page 4 with our main characters meeting……

“Are you hurt?”


“Then stop being such an ass.”

“I blink at her. “You can’t call me an ass.”

“I think I just did.”

“You don’t even know me!”

“So, once I get to know you, I can call you an ass?”

And with that sweet banter I am in love with Bentley Ridge and Emmy, and Aiden and Maddox, Cami and Dee and even Andrew. 

Bentley is our uptight, proper 32 year old businessman.  He’s had tragedy in his past, to be raised by his very rigid, stoic and proper aunt and uncle.   But that upbringing has served him well.  He’s successful and very wealthy at this point in his life.  He’s focused and hard-driven to achieve.  But at what cost now?  He has two close friends who are also his partners and basically his family, but he doesn’t have a life of meaning, no one to really care about or to care about him.  He’s lonely, but I’m not sure he knows that until one morning he stumbles into a rucksack on the floor and looks up into the brown eyes of Emmy, a smart, quick witted, sassy and engaging girl and our dear Bentley is a goner.  He’s drawn to her teasing grin and the mischievous glint in her brown eyes.  She brings sunshine and brightness to his life and a feeling of belonging to someone that he’s never felt before.  And with that I’m a goner for our book, Bentley.

Bentley has a mystery, a moderate amount of steaminess and tons and tons of sweet banter and love between our characters.  Yes, they have their ups and downs, and neither one is perfect, but Melanie has made the characters so real, you believe in them and know they will make it through the rough times. 

I fell in love with Melanie Moreland's writing since I read The Contract, and moved on to It Started With a Kiss and My Image of You.  Each spellbinding, each a story that grabs you from page one and doesn’t let you go until the last page.   And Bentley is no exception.  Another winner in my book by Melanie Moreland.  And now I can’t wait for Aiden and the second book in the Vested Interest series.

New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys travelling, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.
Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She's learned happily ever-afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.

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