UNDENIABLE DEMANDS by Andrea Laurence
Undeniable Demands by Andrea Laurence
Secrets of Eden, Book 1
Reviewed by Vanessa
Wade Mitchell has come to the rescue of his family. He needs something from a newbie to their town. He figures it will be as simple as taking candy from a baby. Wade would do anything for his family and he plans on being in and out of town fairly quickly. However, Wade NEVER expected to come face-to-face with the woman that disappointed him so many years before, a woman that he still thinks of periodically.
Victoria Sullivan longs for a stable home base now that she feels she is more secure in her life. She has had some hard knocks recently. Victoria has taken steps to building her future by settling in a new town that has a connection for her. However, she never dreamed that the connection would be with the past and a man that had betrayed her!
Undeniable Demands started off with a mystery that had me intrigued from the beginning. However, I soon found that I didn’t care for the hero, Wade Mitchell, in Undeniable Demands. It’s not a good thing when I can’t stand the hero. I felt that Wade really would do ANYTHING for his family, even settling for something that he might not really want. He continued to state it was for them, but I somehow believed it was more for himself than anything. Perhaps, I got that impression because I couldn’t seem to unravel the mystery in Undeniable Demands.
Victoria seemed more inclined to settle for whatever she could get from her secret crush all those years before in Undeniable Demands. She made a big deal of his betrayal, but it never felt like such a big thing. The one thing she should have made more of she didn’t. Wade made such a big deal about ethics and yet, he, like so many others, had a double standard going there. The only difference for me in Undeniable Demands is that I just didn’t like him at the end of the day. I was not endeared to him. He never seemed to really want to solve the mystery surrounding the betrayal of Victoria, yet he claimed to think of her periodically. It was like Wade did something and left it, never trying to right it again. I will probably read Ms. Laurence’s other offerings in Secrets of Eden because I still like her writing!