*I received a free copy of The Takeover Effect from Avon Impulse via Edelweiss. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *
Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: The Singh Family #1
Published by Avon Impulse on 2 April 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Hemdeep Singh knows exactly what he wants. With his intelligence and determination, he has what it takes to build his own legacy away from Bharat, Inc. and the empire his father created. But when his brother calls him home, Hem puts his dreams on hold once again to help save the company he walked away from. That’s when he encounters the devastating Mina Kohli in the Bharat boardroom, and he realizes he’s in for more than he had bargained.
Mina will do whatever it takes to regain control of her mother’s law firm, even if it means agreeing to an arranged marriage. Her newest case assignment is to assist Bharat in the midst of a potential takeover. It could be the key to finally achieving her goal while preventing her marriage to a man she doesn’t love—as long as her explosive attraction to Hem doesn’t get in the way.
As Mina and Hem work to save Bharat, they not only uncover secrets that could threaten the existence of the company, but they also learn that in a winner-takes-all game, love always comes out on top.
The Takeover Effect was an excellent story on absolutely every level! A boardroom thriller / romance, it kept me riveted from start to finish.
Add in a very strong and intelligent female lawyer, and a strong-minded, honest oldest son in charge of his own company coming back to save the family, and you have a recipe for greatness!
The Takeover Effect included some very strong, charismatic and career-oriented characters who made me swoon! I loved the excitement of the underlying threat of a hostile takeover, and I also loved how the Singh family came together to save their father’s company, pride and hard work. The characters were all well fleshed out, and they had very distinct personalities – this is always a plus in my opinion. After my first foray into Sharma’s book, I’m going to check out her backlist, because this story rocked my world!
The diversity of the characters in The Takeover Effect appealed to me as well. I love feeling like I learn something, and travel somewhere, and spend time with real people when I read. This is something that was very strong while I was immersed in the Singh family’s professional and personal woes.
If you enjoy romance that has some excitement and strong characters carrying the story, The Takeover Effect should make its way to your hands as soon as possible. It was a fantastic read, and I can’t wait to read more in November.
Hem is the oldest son in the Singh family, and he has always worked very hard. Between his degree in law, the way he left his family company behind, and how he always wanted to do the right thing, he was a strong character to get to know. I also loved how he saw Mina as the professional woman she was – even when he fell for her and wanted to keep her to himself.
Mina is a hard worker as well. She’s a corporate lawyer, but she’s being held back by her uncles who ousted her mother from the company she had built in the past. Mina is career minded, but she is also open for romance – with the right man.
Ajay is the middle brother, and he’s the acting CEO of the company. He was both funny and very good at his job, and I hope a good person will come into his life to bring him love so he’ll be well-rounded.
Zail is the youngest brother, a coding genius in his own right, and very much immersed both in the company and the family – even if he spends most of his time in California rather than in New York.
Writing style :
The Takeover Effect is written in third person past tense, the pace is rather fast, and the dialogues between the characters very well done.
Oh my, the feels! I felt the love, and I felt the anguish. I felt the yearning – both for professional and personal objectives. I felt the anger, and I felt the intelligence in the characters as they plotted to make sure the company could stay in family hands.
In seventy-two hours, Hemdeep Singh had flown halfway around the wold, led seven meetings for his client, reviewed hundreds of OSHA guidance documents, and taken a tour of two plants and warehouse facilities.
Mina Kohli lay sleepless in bed like she did every year on this day. The muted sounds of an early New York City morning filtered through the open window as a backdrop to the drifting memories of her mother.
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