I just lost my half of five billion dollars.
Five. Billion. F*#king dollars.
The voicemail still chimed in my skull:
“Your father is dying. The inheritance is no longer yours or your brother’s. If you want that money, you’re going to have to play by some… unconventional rules.”
Rules? Screw that. I didn’t get this far by following anyone’s rules. But I did know one thing. If this was a competition between my brother and I for the entire King Family fortune…
I was going to win.
That’s probably exactly what my brother was saying right now, too. He and I hate each other, we have for years. We know hate, and we know what it means to compete.
What we didn’t know was how messed up these “rules” would be. You see, to get our inheritance, we’ve got to do something drastic.
Knock someone up.
That’s right. If I want my money, I’ve got to get a girl pregnant. One thing’s for sure, my sleepy town of Caldwell Hope is in for a rude awakening.
Lock up your wives, your girlfriends, your daughters–everyone is fair game when it comes to winning this damn contest.
The King brothers are coming home.
All hell’s about to break loose.
In this story we are introduced to two brothers, Lucas & Richard, who are now at odds to gain inheritance from their father. These two haven’t gotten along for a time, so now pitting them against each other means an even dirtier competition.
By returning to their hometown, both sons are now forced to face their pasts. For Lucas, this means seeing the first woman he loved and realizing that his life is nowhere near here he wants it. For Richard, it’s discovering who he is beyond the successful businessman.
This journey takes us into the past of the town and the characters, as well as giving us an in-depth look into how each of the characters develops. There are many secrets and when those are revealed we begin to understand why their lives have taken such a drastic pull from each other.
I loved the characters. They were complicated, unsure, and flawed. Each of the brothers made mistakes and had to face the consequences. Those consequences cost them time and relationships, forcing them to truly decide what they valued in life. Seeing their love for their father and how devoted they were was lovely.
There were some parts of the story that didn’t flow for me. I loved the concept behind the storyline, and even the complications thrown in, but it just seemed that sometimes issues were resolved rather quickly for me. I think the author had some great twists for the storyline and gave the characters a realness that many billionaire characters don’t always have.
A good read and some interesting characters.
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