Author: Missy Johnson
Rating: 4 stars
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Blurb: Recent college grad Charlotte Lucas thinks she has found her breakout story. It all begins when she answers a provocative want ad posted by a secretive mogul who happens to be a prime suspect in his girlfriend’s disappearance. Young and inexperienced, Char has never been pushed to the limit—until their games take her to the very edge. Char has gone in looking for the truth, but now she’s in way too deep with a master who plays her body like it belongs to him.
Jaxon Murphy knows a lot more about Char than he lets on. Although the media has made him out to be a monster, he’s not about to come clean about his tormented past—at least not before he turns this good girl bad and sends her out to do his dirty work. After all, Jax didn’t make it to the top without breaking some rules. But as their play grows passionate and achingly real, Jax can’t resist taking a shot at something that’s bigger and more powerful than revenge: love.
Review: Resist is a romance by Missy Johnson, who’s a new author to me. The story arc was somewhat like Grey in that it was a very wealthy man who hired women to fill his needs, minus the heavy BDSM that surrounded that story. The alpha/dominant male character also had a damaged past, but in this story he’s still got an arch enemy he’s seeking revenge on. Charlotte becomes enmeshed in his end game strategy and is pivotal in setting Ryan up for destruction. So, in this book the difference is that it leans more heavily on the revenge narrative than the actual sexual relationship, which I found I really appreciated.
Charlotte has a brand new journalism degree but even being top of her graduating class hasn’t helped her find a job in the field. When an assistant job notice comes from a friend, she hesitates. It’s for Jaxon Murphy, who had been the subject of an investigation about his missing girlfriend Brynne the year before. Everyone nationwide had followed the sensational story and public perception tended to lean into the guilty column. Taking a position with a suspected killer is one thing; but for a wannabe journalist, it’s like catnip. What if she could solve the mystery of what had happened? She’d be in a great position to snoop through his stuff if she was working and living on the grounds of his estate.
But Jaxon is always suspicious and even though he’s crazy attracted to Charlotte he’s been burned before. Will he be able to remain aloof to her charms while being in constant contact with her? And will being distracted by his feelings cause him to screw up his long-planned revenge?
Interesting fast and sexy read that ratchets up the suspense until the climactic end. Thanks!