Passion, Power & Sin: The Victim of a Global Internet Scam Plots Her Revenge - Book 1

Passion, Power & Sin: The Victim of a Global Internet Scam Plots Her Revenge - Book 1

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by Mike Wells
     
 

Readers of Sidney Sheldon, Danielle Steel, James Patterson and Nora Roberts will enjoy this fast-paced international thriller.

One spectacular financial scheme. One woman alone against the world. Young, beautiful, and yearning for love, Heather Bancroft meets the "perfect" man...and is lured into a game in which she begins to make more money than she ever

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Readers of Sidney Sheldon, Danielle Steel, James Patterson and Nora Roberts will enjoy this fast-paced international thriller.

One spectacular financial scheme. One woman alone against the world. Young, beautiful, and yearning for love, Heather Bancroft meets the "perfect" man...and is lured into a game in which she begins to make more money than she ever imagined. Betrayed by her own innocence, she loses all that is dear to her and discovers that she has been mercilessly used. Defeated and broken, but surviving with sheer persistence and ingenuity, Heather emerges from her trying ordeal, determined to punish the ruthless man who destroyed her life. Her thirst for revenge takes her halfway around the globe, to the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, where her nemesis secludes himself in obscene wealth that he's gained from the financial ruin of others. Heather is playing for the highest stakes in a lethal game. Only one man loves her - he's handsome, confident, and just as determined as she is. Only one man can stop her - a criminal mastermind who is intent on her destruction.

From Jayne Lockwood Reviews
This is another enormously enjoyable read from Mr. Wells. Heather is young, beautiful, living and working in New York City. There she gets involved in a dangerous game which seems to be the answer to all her financial worries. AND she meets her perfect man. Life is going swimmingly until she loses everything and has to claw it back, pitting her wits against an elusive millionaire whose get rich quick schemes have resulted in the ruination of countless other people. There is intrigue, tension, international travel, glamour, gleaming yachts, designer clothes, beautiful women, peril on the streets of Paris, murder and sex. It's all in there, a luscious mix of Sidney Sheldon and Shirley Conran, updated and fresh enough to stand tall in the 21st century. I could not put this book down. It was a huge amount of fun but more than that, it has stayed with me and is definitely one I will be recommending to anyone who wants a more than just a sexy romp through a millionaire's playground.

Reviewed by David Savage, What's Good to Do Magazine
A story of money, greed, scams, revenge and love! A 24 year old PR assistant, Heather Bancroft, is one of the people caught up in an elaborate scam. She starts to receive strange emails predicting the outcomes of things she can bet on...and these bets take her around the world to Japan onto Istanbul... A very well-written series of books where the pace does not let up from Book 1 to the final pages of Book 5. Filled with twists and turns that grab your attention and keep you reading...suspense and thrills and keeps you on the edge on your seat wanting more. A highly entertaining read, it has to be one of the best stories I have read in years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044481770
Publisher:
Mike Wells
Publication date:
04/14/2013
Series:
Passion, Power & Sin , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
59,889
File size:
257 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of over 20 "unputdownable" thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide. Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style. His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and has taught in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.

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Passion, Power & Sin: The Victim of a Global Internet Scam Plots Her Revenge - Book 1 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
EA_Lake More than 1 year ago
This is a well written manuscript. Mike Wells' style is easy to read and follow and the pages keep turning themselves. It is a serial though, not a series. As others have mentioned before me, the book abruptly ends and you are expected to move onto book two. However, it should be noted that Wells did a very nice job a choosing a jumping off point. It leaves the reader wanting for more. So buy book two. I noticed very, very few grammatical, punctuation, or spelling errors. Far too few to even mention. I like his style and rhythm. Worth a read in my mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this series. It really was hard to put down.
A_P_Bullard More than 1 year ago
Mike Wells Surprises Me Again! Pre-Read: I highly doubted that Mike Wells could top Lust, Money, & Murder – the first series I have ever truly loved. The cinematic writing, the strong female characters, and the high-tension conflicts…How could he beat it? I did love the fact that there was a redhead on the cover. Fellow natural redheads,  represent!  Characters: I really like Heather. A lot. She has sure great motives for everything she does, and doesn’t immediately fall completely smitten with Mr. Handsome-Richy-Rich. She maintains her caution, even throughout her growing attraction to him. She knows she is resourceful, too, and uses that to her advantage throughout the novel. She never manipulates people to accomplish things, which I found to be a really great trait. Her roommate is also not named in the synopsis above, so I’m going to call him Mr. Fabulous-Sweetheart. I absolutely loved him, and thought he was such a wonderful friend. Seriously. That guy’s amazing.  Plot: A less talented writer would have made this situation seem cliché and bordering on trope. Mike anxiety for Heather grow as the story progressed. When it got to the end of book one, I was dying. I want to know what happens! I also wanted to know more about Mr. Handsome-Richy-Rich. He seems just a tad bit “too good to be true”, if you know what I mean. Sketchy, much?  Overall: I really enjoyed this, and read it all in one setting. I couldn’t put it down, and I could really identify with Heather. I would have certainly done what she did, and her reactions to situations reflected my own. I just doubt I would be as resourceful as her. She’s got me beat on that one.  The VERDICT Financial schemes. A caring girl who is alone in the world. Desperation. Hunky rich men. Crime. This book has it all, and blends it together beautifully. I am waiting with baited breath for the moment I can get the second installment. I need to know how it all turns out! Mike Wells is not only the king of crime thrillers, but he’s also the king of cliff-hangers! 
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JC2919 More than 1 year ago
This is a great read! This author pulled me in from the beginning and kept me interested until the very end.
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This is a great suspense, adventure, romance, a bit of everything kind of book. The characters are great. A terrific writer and I will be reading the next book in this series.
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