Mia Ryan was on the path to make all her dreams come true. Her life was everything she wanted it to be; until one fateful night changed everything – leaving her broken and without direction. Nearly a year later, she still has little faith in anyone or anything. Desperate to reclaim her life’s ambition, she takes an unexpected offer that promises to solve all her problems. But as Mia moves forward, she’s faced with obstacles she couldn’t have foreseen. The biggest of them lies within the mystery of Ethan Fitzgerald; a man who affects her like no other, but who she should avoid pursuing, at all costs.
On a mission himself, Ethan Fitzgerald didn’t care who he pissed off on his road to fulfill his mother’s dying wish. He relied on himself, and was closed off to the world around him – until Mia Ryan walked through his door. Normally one to avoid messy emotions, Ethan’s world is turned upside down by Mia, and he can’t seem to get enough of her.
There are lines you can cross that will change the course of your life forever …
***ARC Provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**
I absolutely love when an author pairs an amazing love story with lots of suspense. It evens out the tone of the story and always keeps you guessing. This is EXACTLY what M.M. Koenig did with Conflicted.
So Mia.... After being completely destroyed both personally and professionally by the boy who made her believe he would always keep her safe, she entered into a really dark place. (I mean, who wouldn't, right?) But by a twist of fate (or was it something more sinister?) she is offered the deal of a life time. All she has to do is leave her morals at the door and gather information on company that may or may not be involved with some shady (to put it lightly) business dealings. But the reward she was offered is totally worth putting herself in danger. She has already lost everything, how bad could it be?
Ethan.... Being born into a wealthy family that owns one of the most powerful finance companies around should make him the winner of the DNA lottery, right? Wrong... He grew up with a philandering, abusive father (but he's dead now so that makes it a little better..) and a mother who left him with to fulfill her dying wish. A wish that could become lethal. But Ethan bides his time and busies himself with the daily operations at F.F. Sweeney & Company. This is where Mia and Ethan's lives collide. (I say collide because when the two of them come together is like a freight train of emotion and sexual goodness!) This is where the story gets good...
This is also I am going to say about the actual book say because I will not ruin this amazing book for you...
So M.M. Koenig... She has weaseled her way into my list. See, I read A LOT... and I also keep a list of authors who's books I will buy, recommend, gift, whatever. This book just sucked me right in. I quite literally read it in 7 hours. I missed my bedtime and read straight through the night. I just couldn't seem to stop. I kept saying "One more chapter Melissa...." but then something would happen and I HAD to know what happened next. The plot was really well done and the characters, well I fell in love with every single one. Except for Harrison. Yeah Harrison is terrifying. Mia's roommates are amazing, loyal and uber protective. They are exactly what she needed. (I wonder if M.M. Koenig mirrored these 4 after the people closest to her? If she did, she is one lucky chick!!) Anyway, she kept a good balance of emotion through the whole story. She never let the heavy moments get too heavy and most of the time you ended up laughing at Mia smart mouth or panting over the absolute scorch of Mia and Ethan's chemistry.
Like I said before, I totally think you, (yes, you!) should one click this book today. But make sure you get a nap before you pick it up because you will not be able to put it down! Ok, I could go on and on but I'll leave you with that because I have an ARC for Complicated (that would be book 2... Yes, this book is a series... How did we get so lucky?!?!) on my Kindle and its calling my name...
Author's Writing Style - - Smooth and well delivered
Female Character - - funny and resilient
Male Character - - Holy Hotness!! and super sweet
Plot Line - - Kept me guess
Laugh Factor - - Their banter is great!
Cry Factor - - I didn't actually cry but I was emotionally on edge
Steam Factor - - It is HOTTT!
Violence - - A smidge
M. M. Koenig was born and raised in Minnesota. She now lives in the Twin Cities area with her loving dog Marley. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology.
M. M. Koenig enjoys being active and has a variety of interests that coincide with her passion for life. Always one to try new things, she has acquired a variety of skills. Her sarcastic nature and multitude of experiences tend to find their way into her novels.
When she has free time and isn't writing, she spends as much time as she can with friends and family. To fuel her soul, she is constantly looking for new music, movies, and books to keep the writer's block at bay.