Feb 2, 2015

{Review} of Filthy Rich by Dawn Ryder

Filthy Rich by Dawn Ryder
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Romance
THEME: Contemporary, Mature


Celeste Connor swore that she'd never be a victim again. After the hell of her abusive ex, the last thing she needs is to be under another man's thumb. But when she catches the eye of fiercely dominant Nartan Lupan at her best friend's wedding, Celeste finds herself drawn into a glittering world of wealth and power that has her body aching and her mind reeling.

Nartan is a filthy rich businessman who works hard, plays harder, and doesn't take no for an answer-and he wants Celeste with a hunger he's never before felt. He'll do whatever it takes to have her. But Nartan didn't expect that he'd want still more...


I’m a cover lover and I was immediately drawn to Filthy Rich and excited to read something from an author I hadn’t discovered yet. What I enjoyed most about this story was that it was definitely a stand alone, I didn’t find out that this was actually a second in a series until way later. I like reading a book and having an ending, especially HEA. I’m curious now to how the first couple, whose wedding was the focus that brought the new couple together, began their romance.

Filthy Rich follows Celeste who is in Alaska to enjoy and celebrate her best friend Sabra getting married. Her reaction to Sabra’s husband best friend Nartan is guarded, he’s rich and definitely a man who gets what he wants. And right now he has his eye set on Celeste. But her past keeps her from fully allowing herself to trust, luckily Nartan isn’t a man who gives up especially with the pull he’s feeling with her.

Celeste is a tough character to figure out at the beginning, I wasn’t immediately able to connect to her. I thought she would be able to hold Nartan off a little more, since she was so intent on not wanting to be attracted to him. But the mans got swagger and knows how to charm the pants off anyone. Once the book shifts to L.A. I was able to see her come out of her shell, she has her reason to be scared of men in power but can see Nartan is different. I felt bad for her once she opened up about her crazy possessive ex and luckily Naratn isn’t one to back down from a crazy alpha man.

Nartan is an alpha male, who is defiantly a smart businessman. I loved learning a little about his Apache heritage at the beginning, the wedding sounded so beautiful and the way the culture celebrated and Nartan participated, was so sweet and emotional. I almost wanted there to be more focus on the culture side of Nartan. In the end Nartan is a man on a mission and Celeste is a woman like no other he’s ever met. Their romance is a quick spark that gets hotter and hotter, but he’s a good man who knows when he has something special.

Overall this was a nice read with a slow start and a suspenseful ending. I really wished the space would of evened out, because I took a break from reading this story because it was so slow at the beginning. I loved the Alaskan environment setting and wish more excitement had happened, but it seemed to fall flat and Celeste just wasn’t someone I was rooting for just yet. The second half of the book was awesome; the characters really came to life and the plot thickened from romance to some suspenseful and dangerous situations. I look forward to reading the first book, now that I know this was a series and hope to read more about Nartan and Celeste in future books/

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  1. Nice review! I'll probably pick this one up. (: I'm a sucker for a beautiful cover and alpha male. (:

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

  2. This might be one for me, especially cause it sounds like the kind of book I love relaxing with to calm my brain down! I might have to request it for some down time! Thanks for the review :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words