I give Pandora’s Poison (Hart & Cole Book 2) by Sacha T. Y. Fortuné, 4 stars.
*Spoilers from book one are contained in this review*
Darren Hart is a self-made rich and powerful man. He loves his job. And he loves his wife, even if he doesn’t show it anymore. Even after her affair and the child by another man, he has stayed by her. Their relationship has not been good in a long time, but he doesn’t want her to go. He is a man who gets what he wants, and he wants his wife and children.
Luisa has had enough. That horrible night was the last straw. She cannot do it anymore. But she is told that her chance of custody in a divorce is very slim. She has been a stay-at-home mother to a rich and powerful man for too long. So she has to bite the bullet and go back home. She can go back to work and make her chances better. But he says he wants to make it work. Does he really? His snide comments tell her otherwise, but this is the almighty Darren Hart. And what does she really want? What about the child’s father? Now that he knows, he wants to see his child. But is that all he wants?
This was a very complex book. I will be honest, I liked this one better than the first book. The complexity of these people were so intriguing. We met Darren in book one, but did not see too much of Luisa. In that book, she was just the wife who cheated and became pregnant with her lover’s child. Darren was the “victim”. In this book you learn just what brought her to it, and the guilt she has lived with ever since.
This is a book about the darker side of relationships. Everything is not always sunshine and roses. In my opinion, it can be read as a stand alone, but you would probably see things better reading book one first. If you don’t mind your stories a bitter darker, this book is for you.
Review by @erinwolf79