Etched in Stone (Invested in You Book 1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Etched in Stone by Liv Arnold

My rating: 4 of 5 stars.

Vanessa Lang lands her dream job at an investment firm, Stone Corp. When her kleptomaniac mother is caught shoplifting, Vanessa is forced to accept a deal with the detective—collect evidence of insider trading at her new job. Investigating Sebastian Stone comes with benefits. The drop-dead-gorgeous CEO introduces her to steamy encounters in public places, and in the midst of it all, she gathers information about his business. She soon has a difficult choice to make…save her mother or protect the man she loves. 

Etched in Stone

Secrets, lies, sexy guys and spies.

This was a good story and super sexy. It was pretty quick read at 159 pages, but not so short as to be missing any story points. I didn’t think I would like some of the intimate scenes since the blurb mentions that Sebastian Stone introduces Vanessa Lang into steamy encounters in public places. However, they are very hot and they are sort of semi-public, but I found them extremely entertaining. I suppose all steamy encounters in public places are really semi-public or a lot of people that enjoy that sort of thing would be arrested more often.

This story has the heroine Vanessa, who recently finished college and has applied and been offered her dream job at Stone Corporation. However her mother has had a problem with kleptomania since her father died. Vanessa has trouble after her mother is caught one too many times, When the detective threatens to put her mother in jail if Vanessa doesn’t help her track down insider trading within Stone Corporation.

Sebastian Stone is the CEO Of Stone Corp. and Vanessa met Sebastian once before and was very attracted to him. Sebastian wants Vanessa as well and pursues her from the start. Like I said, the romance between the two of them is extremely hot!

The only thing I didn’t like about the book is that Vanessa is spying on Sebastian’s company the entire time and keeps thinking that she should come clean, but then never does. There are reasons, but sometimes I just hate the back and forth struggle when it happens so much. When the character thinks they need to come clean about something that much, it always just seems to be a foreshadowing that they won’t do it in time. Despite this one issue, the book was great and well worth the read.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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