Emma Anderson has everything in her life worked out.
She has a perfect job in a Manhattan empire, allowing her to live a quiet, organised and safe existence. A necessity after a childhood filled with abuse, bad memories, and a mother who was less than useless.
She’s worked hard to get where she is – and she has just landed an amazing promotion.
But it comes with a problem – and one that could derail everything she thought she needed in her life.
Emma’s new role is as the right-hand man for billionaire playboy Jake Carrero. He’s exactly the type of person who could drive her crazy – and not in a good way.
Chalk and cheese – he is everything she’s not. Compulsive, dominant and confident, with a seriously laid-back attitude to casual sex and dating.
Jake is the only one with the ability to steamroll over Emma’s manicured, ice maiden exterior. But Emma has no desire to let anyone close enough to hurt her again.
Jake needs to show Emma that even someone like him can change when that one girl that matters walks into your life.
The Carrero Effect by L.T. Marshall Review
A Rollercoaster Ride of Emotions
The Promotion: Jake & Emma (The Carrero Series Book 1)
I originally thought this was going to be your typical romance novel. As with most romance novels, you have your reserved, guarded, ordinary but beautiful female (Emma) and a hunky rich, playboy love interest (Jake). But to make matters more complicated, Jake is her Emma’s boos.
From this description, it doesn’t sound very original, but oh how wrong could I be! There is so much more to these characters and plot than I first expected. As I got to know my new friends, I couldn’t help but feel for them. There is so much more to them than meets the eye. They both have complicated families, and Emma, in particular, is very layered and complex.
This book sucked me in, when I finished, I went straight to Amazon to download the next one (The Carrero Influence ~ Redefining Rules: Jake & Emma in case you’re interested) In fact I did the same thing once I finished the second. The story captured me in a way I had not expected. I didn’t think I would love the characters as much as I did and I became completely invested in what was going to happen to them next.
Abuse and the recovery process thereafter are running themes throughout. I found the characters responses to the abuse very realistic and my heart broke for them at various points throughout the book.
The Carrero Effect does contain mature content that may be triggering for some. That being said Marshall deals with the sensitive subjects incredibly well. I have read books in the past that contained abuse, some of which I couldn’t finish, as they made me uncomfortable and some that shocked me so much I had to put the book down.
This was not the case with The Carerro Effect. Marshall is gentle with the reader and does not use abuse simply to shock the reader. The way the underlying storyline of abuse is unreeled is thought-provoking, making me rethink the way abuse can manifest and the mental implication it can have on the people involved.
Character development throughout was great, and Marshal really knows how to keep you turning the page. The chemistry between the characters was amazing and you could feel the tension between them oozing from the pages. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next part of the series.
The Carrero Effect provoked so many emotions in me. I laughed, cried and even got angry at times, but I couldn’t put it down.
Published by: Pict.Publishing