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Envy (A Sinful Empire Trilogy #3) by Eva Charles


Some girls grow up in castles with fortresses to protect them from monsters. Other girls grow up in castles with fortresses to protect the monsters. I am both these girls.

Antonio Huntsman comes to call soon after my father dies. Unannounced, unapologetic, and unmistakably in charge. With a dangerous gaze and bespoke suit, he looks every bit the man who haunts my dreams.

I’m sure he wants the priceless vineyards. They’ll be the crowning jewel of his empire. But I’m wrong. He wants me.

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Envy is the heartstopping conclusion in the Sinful Empire Trilogy which contains even more sex, violence, and death. Antonio Huntsman and his wife Daniela are in more danger than ever before. People are betraying them and dying right and left and Antonio finds desperate measures to keep the woman he loves safe. But will she forgive him for what he has to do?

Antonio Huntsman is far from a hero and knight in shining armor. He is ruthless, deadly, yet charming and loyal to the people he loves. “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde had nothing on him.” As the king of Port valley prepares for his Port harvest party, he scrambles to make his home safe for his family while a relentless and lethal enemy infiltrates his home and his peace of mind.

With all the horrors and devastating losses Daniela has been through, she has fallen for the unmerciful man who was betrothed to her months before by her late father. In his own powerful and unrelenting way he burned down her barriers and strengthened her resilience to the past that could have broken anyone else. She would do anything for this man, even give her life to save his.

I’ve read all three books in this trilogy and the cunning and broody Antonio finally shows his softer side for Daniela. He’s still sexy, possessive, and controlling with his wife, but he finally confesses his feelings and makes loving and heartfelt gestures to prove it.  It’s good to see Daniela become stronger and more confident in her role as Antonio’s queen as she stands her ground and doesn’t run away when things get messy. She gives him the support and loves he needs so badly. In addition, Daniela finally reveals her relationship to Valentina which is heartbreaking but done in a mature and beautiful way.  

This love story contains a complex network of conspiracy, secrets, betrayal, and risky and volatile twists and turns. Even after three books, the characters’ growth is superb as they become more enlightened about each other strengths and emotions. I recommend you read all three books to get the whole engaging and sordid story. See my reviews for Greed and Lust.

Thank you to Ms. Charles for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Eva Charles is the best-selling author of sexy romantic suspense, and contemporary romance. She spent a career working as a social worker and an attorney, specializing in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and civil rights. Aspects of this work often sneak their way into her books.

When she’s not writing steamy stories, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two naughtiest dogs you’ve ever met, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.

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