Tainted By Riley Edwards
Book/Novel Author: Riley Edwards
Book/Novel Title: Tainted
Former Navy SEAL sniper Matthew Kessler thought his life was charmed. He was wrong. He thought his father had amassed the family’s wealth through hard work. He was wrong again. He thought the battlefield had taught him everything he needed to know about strength and courage. He was absolutely wrong. In the blink of an eye, everything he thought he knew about his family became a lie. Every penny of his family’s fortune was tainted. A betrayal so crippling it nearly crushed him under the weight of mounting deceit. With his life crumbling around him, he shouldn’t fall for the beautiful cowgirl. But he couldn’t resist her determination. He couldn’t turn away from her strength. And it was a damn good thing because, in the end, she was the only thing keeping him standing. Chelsea Sullens grew up knowing she wasn’t good enough. Or so said her father. She knew she was hardheaded and stubborn. Or so said her brothers. At eighteen, she’d found herself alone, broke, with nothing but the fire in her belly and her dream of becoming a bull rider. She turned rejection into resolve and put the stubbornness she’d been accused of having to good use. Her father’s insults fueled her determination to ride with the best. With her dream within reach, it was the wrong time to fall in love. The former SEAL was the distraction she didn’t need, yet he was the man she couldn’t let walk away. So close to having it all. So close to getting forever. A phone call changes everything. Chelsea has vanished. No leads. A slew of suspects. And Matt is fresh out of patience, his control is gone, and the person who’s taken the woman he loves is about to find out his vengeance has a price: blood.
Tainted is another great book in the Triple Canopy series. This was Matt and Chelsea’s story. I enjoyed every second of it. I really couldn’t put it down it grabbed me from the first page and didn’t stop! I definitely recommend this book!
I love these stories because they include the new and old guard from Triple Canopy. Can’t get enough of them. Although Matt was very closed around most people, you could tell there was something about Chelsea that drew him and made him open up. It was apparent as the story progressed that they were good for each other because each filled the other person’s missing piece. Although they had very different upbringings, they each left home fairly young and had to grow up fast. Lots of ups and downs as Riley Edwards always delivers!
Riley delivers another brilliant story with her mix of sweet, humor, and steaming hot characters. I don’t know how she does it, but every single story is a home run and Matt and Chelsea are no different! Read it. You won’t be disappointed.
Fantastic read. Could not put it down. Lots of twists and surprises. Sizzling hot romance. Family plays a big role in this story. Tainted grabbed me from the very beginning and kept me riveted to the very end. This book is a not to be missed read. Very highly recommend!
I loved this book as I have every one of Riley Edwards books. She draws you in from page one and takes you along for a wonderful ride. Saddle up!
My love for Riley Edwards started with Free. I’ve read every single book since. And loved them all. I can’t say they get better because they were amazing to begin with and this one was as well. Fantastic. Outstanding. Wonderful.