Filthy RichFilthy Rich by Virna DePaul
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC provided through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book gives a whole new meaning to the saying “In order to be filthy rich, you have to get a little dirty.”

Yes, Filthy Rich can be compared to Fifty Shades of Grey, but I'm not going to do that. It's hard not to compare them, but this story stands on its own. You get a little bit of romance, a little bit of mystery, and a little bit of an adrenaline rush when everything plays out.

Cara is probably the hardest working analyst on Wall Street. She supports not only herself, but her brother and mother as well. She attends a work related party thrown by a client of Dubois & Mellan. Realizing how much of a jerk her date is and how much she would rather be anywhere else, she decides to mosey around a bit. She finds herself upstairs, lying down on a couch in an empty room. What feels like only seconds later, she wakes when a stranger touches her face. A very sexy stranger. The connection is so strong between them, they end up in a heated kiss. He doesn't even know her name, but she knows his, Branden Duke, and it's a name that she won't soon forget.

This story will keep you on your toes, trying to figure out who the miscreant is. I guessed at it a couple of times but ended up being wrong. I was taken by surprise when all was revealed. After reading so many books, being surprised is a rare occurrence. I have to applaud the author for that.

Iris was a great supporting character and I am hoping she gets her own book. She is the opposite of Cara, but they fit so well together as best friends.

I was disappointed, however, that Cara didn't get her revenge on the man who wrecked her life when she was younger. This book ends with an HEA, but I am hoping there will be more to this story. Recommended, if you want something a little different than the normal billionaire romance.

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