Thirsty For Payback (Sinful Business Series)

Thirsty For Payback (Sinful Business Series)

by Marie Astor

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Thirsty For Payback (Sinful Business Series) by Marie Astor

In a blink of an eye Allyson Roberts loses her fiancé, her employment, and her fortune. Just when she seems to have hit the bottom, Ally is recruited by an undercover agency that is interested in her skills. She takes the job with only one goal in mind: to clear her father’s name. Payback is the only thought on her mind as she convinces herself that her heart has no room for love–or does it?

A former top agent in his field, Jake Morrissey has inner demons he can’t put to rest. Now he bides his time as a training instructor. He’s sworn off women, but try as he might he can’t keep his eyes off Allyson Roberts. When he’s asked to partner up with Ally on a new assignment, Jake is tempted to end his retirement. Will he keep running from his fears or will he find the strength to become the man he once was?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045653749
Publisher: Marie Astor
Publication date: 07/06/2014
Series: Sinful Business , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 20,671
File size: 331 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marie Astor is a die-hard romantic who wholeheartedly believes in true love, which is why she writes in the contemporary romance genre. In addition to being a writer, Marie is an avid hiker, an excellent swimmer, a good skier, and a capable badminton player. Currently, Marie is working on her next novel. Stay tuned for details! Visit Marie's website,, to learn more about her books.

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Thirsty For Payback (Sinful Business Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light mystery/ romance w/ a side of vengeance. Enjoyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was ok. Not as exciting as I thought it would be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun book for me. Enjoyed it. Good characters and story line. It had me hooked from page one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars The story was kind of slow and dragged for me in the beginning but I understand she needed to lay down the back story. Good ending and other than wishing we had more from Ron and his sister I get that with her job she had to just cut those ties.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed is this book. I can't wait to read the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story's descriptions were very rushed until the end when it slowed down during the more romantic part of the story. The investigation was way too short and way too easy sounding idk about this but it seemed very sloppily put together and like the aythor got bored with it. Not recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real page turner. I enjoyed it.
slz52 More than 1 year ago
3.5 STARS. Not bad, at times it seems like there is to much explaining given to a situation that is pretty obvious, and these explanations are sometimes given more then twice. The way things fall into place for Ally to be able to get her revenge is hard to believe. We as readers get emotionally involved in these story's if they are good, and this one is, but it would have been so much more entertaining for me if Ron and his parents would have gotten a little taste of what it feels like to have your world turned upside down.
chicagogirl21 More than 1 year ago
Marie Astor’s hot new series, “Searing Lies” pulls you in and keeps you wanting more! I was hooked after reading the first chapter. In this great book we meet Allyson Roberts. Allyson is wealthy, beautiful, and engaged to the man she thinks is the love of her life. She is on top of the world and then everything comes crashing down around her. Her father is accused of atrocious crimes he really did not commit, her fiancé’s snooty family influence him to break up with Ally, and when her future employer hears about her father’s dilemma, she no longer has a job offer on the table. Without giving away any spoilers, Ally is offered a job in an undercover agency, and Ally sees this as her way to clear her father’s name, and the taste of vengeance drives her forward. Here she meets Jake Morrissey, a former secret agent, who is dealing with his own inner turmoil, and the path ahead of these two strong willed people is a journey you do not want to miss!! The best part of Marie’s books is that they have something for every type of reading venue. This book is full of love, suspense, mayhem, intrigue and deception! I promise you the minute you finish this book, you will go right to Amazon and purchase the second book in this wonderful series, “Burning Ties.” I have already read it and love every page of it!!!
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SherryBracy More than 1 year ago
This is by far one of the best books i have read!! amazing characters, suspence, romance!!! Couldnt put it down till I read it all! 
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
The beginning of what I'm sure will be a great series. I loved the characters and the story line. The way Ally had everything, then lost it all and as she struggles to adapt, finds a non traditional path.....or does a non traditional path find her is totally engaging? I couldn't put the book down. A perfect read for some mystery and romance. I'm already looking forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. full of mystery, action, and romance. I loved the characters. Marie drew me in with her portrayal of each character. Loved Ally and Jake,  even Marion. highly recommend it.
SaraS1017 More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Marie Astor!! This book has a little bit of everything from suspense to romance! Ally is a strong woman who endures way more than her share of crap, but she makes it through without losing focus on what's important...justice for her father. Her luck starts turning around once she is hired for a secret job with the Dept. of Energy, where she meets Jake. There was an instant attraction for both characters and I loved how Marie made that so clear, even though neither acted on it. This story evolved, uncovering many lies and in the end, the bad guy was caught and Ally found love. It was such a great book and I didn't want it to end! I am already anticipating book #2 in this new series!!!
sharonc06 More than 1 year ago
Searing Lies is Marie Astor's new book.  After Allyson Roberts' father is accused of horrible things she loses everything: her fiance, her employment, her father.  She is left with nothing until she is recruited by an undecover agency.  She will look to clear her father's name.  Marie Astor has done it again another awesome book.  Ally is a great character.  She is strong on the inside but from the outside she looks like she need taking care of.   Marie Astor does a great job showing the progression Ally goes through the moment of happiness when everything is going her way, to shock and worry, to strength and power.   Jake is the instructor any girl would love to have.  Jake is smart and strong.  Jake really want to protect Ally even if he does always have the best way of showing it.  I really love this new series by Marie Astor.  The books give you great combination of love and suspense.  This is a five star must read!!!!!
mary8808 More than 1 year ago
I had the honor of reading this one while still in the editing stage and what a great story. Allyson Roberts has the perfect life or so it seemed. She has just gotten engaged to her boyfriend Ronald Graystone. The Graystone family is an old family, old money, certain values and looks out for only themselves. Her dream job lined up as soon as she graduated college in a few weeks. But while Ally and Maddie, Ronald’s twin sister, are shopping for a dress for Ally to wear to dinner with Ron and his parents, her world falls apart. Ally’s father is arrested and his company is going down fast. But Ally can’t believe what is happening. When she finally talks to her father’s lawyer, she can’t understand who would do this. She wants to help but her father wants her to stay clear of all this mess. But Ally knows that it can’t be true, but who would want to destroy her father and his company? While Ron lets his mother control his life with Ally, they split up. And while everything around her is falling apart, Maddie is standing steadfast and always by her side. Ally finally finds a job but it is a secret type of job, kind of like the C.I.A. for the energy department. She is sent to a secret location for training and there she meets Instructor Jake Morrissey. There is something that pulls them together. Will Ally pass the training and be able to use this new job to clear her father’s name? With a little help from her new coworkers, will she be able to take them down? Another great beginning to a fantastic series by Marie Astor. It has a little bit of everything, pain, loss, intrigue, love and bad guys needing to be taken down. Great job Marie!
shauna1118SH More than 1 year ago
Searing Lies (Book 1 of Love, Power & Sin Series) is Marie Astor's new book and I was honored to receive the book as a gift in exchange for a honest review. I have to honestly say this series is going to be a great one. Marie knows how to weave a mystery to sin, power and mystery, with romance all bundle up together. In the first book, you meet, Allyson Roberts Ally for short, who is no stranger to power, love and fortune. She is just engaged to Ronald Graystone who comes from old money and old family. But when her father is taken down his lies and his fortune is stripped and he find himself in jail and then dies from heart failure the Graystone turn on her, as does her job as well.  She then finds herself recruited to an undercover agency where she thinks she will have the resources to put her fathers enemies away! Let the fun begin! In the training camp she meets Instructor aka Agent Jake Morrissey and an instant attraction is mutual between Ally and Jake. But Ally stands firm in her conviction that she is there to learn to so she can take down her fathers murderer. In Ally's mind even though it was a heart attack if he hadn't been in jail it would not have happened. I believe in not giving the book awa so I won't. But let me tell you this much, this book, and any other book by Marie is so so so worth your read! She is a very talent write and gets you into her books and you will not want to put them down. I do love her writing and can't wait for the next book to come. Bravo Marie love this new series!!!!!!
LGodfrey More than 1 year ago
I love Marie's books and I love this new series. Can not wait for book 2, Burning Ties.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely would recommend this book - HIGHLY RECOMMEND- a MUST READ-suspenseful romance - hot and funny. Ally seems to have it all when the story begins - family, friends, fiancee, prospective jobs, no worries of money. Then in a flash ALL is gone. A story of being patient, finding truths and accomplishing goals. Lessons learned - Things are not what they seem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not like this book. The plot isn't bad, but that's the only positive thing I have to say. The main male character (Jake), supposedly a top notch undercover agent, when paired with the main female character (Ally), acts unprofessional and juvenile - from the very start of their assignment together, when they really don't know one another well, Jake doesn't support Ally's role in it, and acts petulant (storming off in a huff a lot). He's just not believable. Ally isn't as poorly written, thankfully. Parts of the book, quite frankly, I think were only there to tittilate the reader - and it comes off as immature and unbelievable (sex classes for undercover agents? really?). The agent teaching the class has an office that looks like a bordello. Come on now! Just stupid, and doesn't add anything to the plot. The ending is straight out of a romance novel, and not necessary for the plot. I don't like romance novels, they are vapid and ridiculous - and this book was no exception. What good parts there were to the book were overshadowed by this lame attempt at erotica, and not something I would expect to find in a cozy. I am deleting this book off my Nook as soon as I finish this review. If you want a shallow, poorly written romance novel, this is for you. If you want a decent mystery, forget it - you won't find that in this book.