Green Envy by Aleatha Romig

Posted on January 18, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 6 Comments

The explosive and unexpected ending of Red Sin left me hankering for the release of Green Envy. I could not wait to learn what next awaited Van and Julia. Well, aside from another surprising yet unsatisfying ending (cliff-hanger alert), the story did not disappoint. Green Envy delivered a passionate tale of intrigue, betrayal, secrets, suspense and romance. The saga continues in Gold Lust.

Green Envy by Aleatha RomigTitle: Green Envy
Author(s): Aleatha Romig
Series: Sin Series #2
Also in this series: White Ribbon, Red Sin , Gold Lust , Black Knight
Published by Romig Works on January 18, 2022
Pages: 308
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Author, Wildfire Marketing Solutions
Format: eArc
Purchase: B&N|Kobo|ITunes
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame

“Nothing is enough to the man for whom enough is too little.” ~ Epicurus
At what age did I begin to question everything?
As far back as I, Donavan Sherman, can recall, I saw the world, not through the rose-colored glasses of others—those spectacles worn by the individuals who see what surrounds them and are satisfied—but through vision hued by green.
Life took me along a bumpy path, or better yet, the path I chose led me to encounter obstacles that prepared me to overcome. That journey didn’t sugar-coat the world; it opened my eyes to the true qualities of green—greed, illness, and envy. After all, even Disney surrounds their villains in green smoke. That green hue created the realization that there is always more, always better, and never enough.
I saw, I coveted, I took, and I conquered.
I made enemies.
Even with Julia by my side, my quest for more isn’t satisfied. There are people I want to see suffer. It seems that revenge isn’t a one-way street.
Will Julia pay the price for my sins?
From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new age-gap, family saga, chance meeting, contemporary romantic-suspense novel in the world of high finance, where success is sweet and revenge is sweeter.
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*GREEN ENVY is a full-length novel and book two of the Sin Series that began with RED SIN.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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In my review of Red Sin, I mentioned the air of mystery surrounding Van. Green Envy provided a glimpse into his past. As the story progresses the reader learns what made him tick. In Red Sin described himself as a wolf who conquered and devoured his prey. However, with Julia, he was a lamb. His love for her knew no bounds. He treated her with so much love and respect. His support and encouragement pushed her to step outside of her comfort zone and prove to everyone who doubted her she was more than capable.

Despite his adoration, he continues to keep secrets from Julia, which came backfired in the end. Darn, that ending. If only he had been more open with her, then the situation at the end may have turned out differently.

Julia demonstrated tremendous growth throughout the series. Her newfound confidence shined throughout the story, although there were persons who still saw her as a pampered princess. Persons who desire to see her fail.

Van and Julia made the perfect team, both in the boardroom and in the bedroom. Their chemistry was off the charts. Despite the romance not being the focus, they still managed to burn up the pages.

This installment moved at a slower pace than its predecessor, but it was still a page turner. The movement between the past and the present contributed to this. The events in the timeline from the past intrigued me and left me wanting to learn more. Several questions arose for which I desperately need answers for. Now I am sitting and waiting patiently for the next book. Thank goodness the wait will not be long.

Overall, Green Envy, was a page turning read filled with steam, heart, suspense, plot twists and ending you least expect.

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About Aleatha Romig

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life! Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT. Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America.  She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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