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Pleasure Payback

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Sexy, sizzling, daring story that has a very emotional climax in the end. I loved the story and the characters it was very hard to put it down.
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A billionaire, mergers, fantasies and pleasure. Will Damian finally meet his match with Neve?  Business vs. pleasure, can they separate the two? This smokin' hot story leaves you with all the feels. I can't wait to read the next book from Zara.
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If you're into porn, this is good enough. Didn't like the characters, and story was meh, but the sex scenes were good enough.
Not my usual cup of tea.
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Pleasure Payback by Zara Cox is book Two in The Mortimers: Wealthy & Wicked Series. This is the story of Neve and Damien. Neve and Damien had a hot encounter when they both were waiting to close a business deal. Neve thought she had gotten the deal and was excited when she happens to see a man (Damien) not looking to happy, so she sent him a drink. This leads to them having their hot night. Now a few years later Neve is out to settle the score with who had stolen her deal which turns out to be Damien. Loved reading their hot story.
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How much do I love Zara Cox? Much!  She could write the phone book and I'd read it.  How awesome to see her name pop up in the Dare series.  Neve and Damian are phenomenal characters who grab you from the start.  They're in a world short of nothing less than you would expect Zara Cox to create and that's why she's an auto author for me.  The Dare series is fun and wicked and all things sugar and spice.  This is called Wealthy & Wicked for good reasons.  Highly recommended read.
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This book kicked into high gear pretty quick and the emotions went deep, fast. I'm sure if I hooked myself up to a heart monitor, it would've been a cause for concern. Sure, there's a lot going on in this story that felt pretty far fetched, but it's clear this is all dramatic fantasy when you have rich people doing enemies to lovers.
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I enjoyed this book, it kept me wondering how far Damian would let things go before he ran away.  I also wondered how far things would go before Neve would fall hard for Damian & forget her plan of vengeance. Their chemistry was  definitely over the top hot but their personal drama was also high. Fantasy & reality mix for them in this book making both a challenge & a gift that they must make work.
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These Harlequin Dare books are hot, hot, hot!  They are a good short read for fast "active" romance.  This book is about being burned and looking to some payback in the form of not being about to resist charm and losing control of yourself.  It is a good read but not for younger readers.
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary – ☆☆☆☆
Neve owns a hotel chain and is about to make the biggest deal of her life. She is celebrating alone when a man walks in the bar and sits away from her. He seems angry and upset, so Neve sends him a shot of the most expensive liquor, but he refuses it. She thinks of other ways to make him forget his troubles but leaves him at the bar and returns to her room alone.

Damian can't believe his life or the beautiful woman sitting at the bar. She sent him a shot, but he can't trust her because he doesn't trust any woman to buy him a drink. He is drawn to her for some reason and when she leaves the bar, he finds himself going after her. A night with her might be what he needs to forget his troubles.

After a night of pleasurable passion, Neve finds Damian has gone and her business deal canceled. Now two years later, she finds herself sitting in a boardroom waiting on the man responsible for her almost losing everything. When Damian walks in, the sparks between them are as strong as they were before. She has to stay focused and make him pay for what he did to her.

The more time Neve spends with Damian, she finds her walls are slipping. And she is learning more about his past. While Damian comes to realize that he has feelings for Neve.

Can they move forward from the hurt and pain that was caused in a business decision that affected them both? Will Neve continue with her plans to destroy him like he almost did to her? Will they work together to have a future together?

I really like this series, and this is my favorite so far. I liked the idea of Neve being the strong businesswoman and going after what she wants. And she wants Damian too. This is a great story and I hope you enjoy it too.


Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆
This is the second book in the series, and I think it can be read as a standalone, but Gideon's story is fun too.

Neve is a woman on a mission... all the time – and when she gets a chance to seek revenge against Damian, she jumps at the chance. The only problem is that the chemistry between them is still off the charts. Both she and Damian are successful, driven people who don't usually consider relationships or emotions to have a place in their lives, but cannot deny how strongly they feel for each other – even when it is incredibly inconvenient to Neve's desire for revenge.

As we watch them ride their wave of passion, it is impossible to imagine that they will not resolve the issues between them, but two independent souls are going to have to work at fitting their lives together without losing themselves.

I really enjoyed the pace and the humour, which complemented the pair as they get ever closer!
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I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for letting me read this book. 
There was definite chemistry between the two main characters, both of whom are quite likeable. There were numerous moments during the story where I felt the 'p' word was used too often, however most of the intimate scenes were done well despite this. 
I like that the male was the character to have experienced something traumatic, only as it made a change from the usual female issue. 
Towards the end the writing flowed a lot better, and the dialogue was enjoyable and sincere.
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"How could I despise him and want to fuck him blind at the same time?" 

This author caught my attention a few years ago with just a book title. I had to take a 2nd look, then I read the synopsis, and then I never looked back. She's now an auto-click author for me, I can't get enough of her broken characters and passionate stories that push all my buttons.

Neve is a badass businesswoman who is sexy and confident. She's excited about a business deal that's almost in the bag when she runs into Damian in a hotel bar. She was instantly drawn to him and not shy with her attention. What better way to celebrate her good news than with a one-night-stand? He was exceptionally built. Ripped in all the right places with a happy trail that drew my gaze down..." Well, you get the idea, right? That's enough warning to make sure that you are alone when you read this book, otherwise, you might embarrass yourself in public. 😉

Damian's demons are rattling his cage and Neve's attention is more than he can resist. She's stunning and he wants her. What better way to distract himself from his problems than with a one-night-stand? "Beautiful, irresistible and intuitive. Where did you come from, Neve Nolan?" Well, you know what they say about plans...he didn't forget his problems, and he didn't forget her.

I'm really enjoying The Mortimers: Wealthy & Wicked series. After learning more about these wealthy playboys I have a better understanding of how they ended up wicked. Though they are rude and arrogant at times they have some redeeming qualities as well. I'm looking forward to whatever comes next. The line forms here...
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This is the first book I have read from this author.  It is a quick sexy read which I enjoyed.  I liked that Neve was a strong independent lady  who knew exactly how the handle the grumpy arsehole Damian.   I participle liked the cat and mouse between the two and would like to have seen more of this.

I would recommend this book to friends. It’s a nice quick easy steamy read.   Look forward to reading more in the series
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An engaging, payback revenge romance story, but can they move past it. Intriguing strong hot and sizzling characters. A well-written book. I liked reading, it's a pleasure to review. I received an advanced reader's copy of this book, am voluntarily leaving a review.
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"Pleasure Payback" by Zara Cox 

My first time reading that author.

A quick read, easy to understand and follow, good pace, engaging, interesting, not boring.  A sexy read for adults.  Well written.  I loved it!  

Thank you to NetGalley and HARLEQUIN for the ARC of this book.  This is my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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I have enjoyed most of the DARE books I've read and this one is no exception.  It's a quick sizzling hot read that was the perfect afternoon escape.  Neve and Damian are both intriguing characters.  They had one night of passion years ago that fell apart at days first light.  Now Neve sees an opportunity for revenge and she won't be denied.  Now if she can just resist his charm which is easier said than done.  

I definitely recommend this one.
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Pleasure Payback by Zara Cox is book Two in The Mortimers: Wealthy & Wicked Series.  This is the story of Neve and Damien.  I haven't yet read the previous book, but for me this was easily a standalone book.  
Neve and Damien had a hot encounter when they both were waiting to close a business deal.  Neve thought she had gotten the deal and was excited when she happens to see a man (Damien) not looking to happy, so she sent him a drink.  This leads to them having their hot night.  Now a few years later Neve is out to settle the score with who had stolen her deal which turns out to be Damien. 
Loved reading their hot story.
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Pleasure Payback is the first Zara Cox book I've read but it certainly won't be my last. Pleasure payback is a well written quick read featuring two strong characters, loads of steamy romance with a bit of family drama thrown in.. This is a definite 4 star book.
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Good book.
Enjoyed it :) 
Read it in one sitting.

Would recommend to friends if they was stuck for a book.
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The story was hot as hell with plenty of excitement and steamy goodness. The characters were wonderfully written with an undeniable connection. This is a definite must read from Dare series, you won’t want to miss out on. Totally recommend 4 1/2 stars 🌟
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I loved everything about this book! I highly recommend that anyone out there who loves a good read to take a chance on this book and see what I mean.
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