Reviewed by Becca
AUTHOR: Thad J.
PUBLISHER: NineStar Press
LENGTH: 271 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 10, 2017
Welcome to the Township of Calloway! Home of the world-famous Daddy Cains’ Foods Company, a staple for the local community.
No one knows this better than James (Jimmy) Cain, heir to the family business, and his father’s pride and joy. With his limitless resources and a family that is always there for him, his life could not be more perfect. But that changes when he meets Benjamin Rei.
A determined and intelligent man, Benjamin is a junior acquisitions officers eager to close his first major purchase. His company has set Daddy Cains’ between its crosshairs and will stop at nothing to get it. Although Benjamin has a simple enough task, people and forces outside of his control will test the limits of just how far he is willing to go to make it to the top.
Well damn. Is it ok to choke an author? Is it allowed? My kid officially thinks I’ve lost my damn mind, because I have been screaming at my tablet for 10 minutes about the inhumanity. This book was going along GREAT! I was in the zone, I’m really loving this book. There are betrayals, and drama, mischief, fun loving stuff, that turns in to revenge and hatred and people getting at the bottom of things, (and not in a good way). And I just got to a good part where it looks like confrontations may occur and guess what? The book ENDS!! THE. BOOK. ENDS. ENDS I TELL YOU. The end, no more, nada, zilch, zero, a damn cliffhanger from hell has been bestowed upon my book and I am not a happy camper. I am here to tell you if there is not a book 2, I may have to become a stalker and hunt someone down. It may not be pretty. Because this book was so f’in good! And I just love how you authors get your kicks from torturing us readers. Brats the lot of you, lol. But for the love of all that is holy, PLEASE let there be a book 2 in the works or done. Such a damn good book.
ANYWHO. So here are in the south. This little town of Calloway has been ran by old money for years. The big company Daddy Cain’s keeps many employed, helps with lots of charities and things and is known quite well. Especially Daddy Cain’s son Jimmy. He’s a bit of …….hmmmm…well let’s just say he loves one night stands with the boys. Most are even lucky if Jimmy remembers their name. But even though he’s a bit of a man ho, he has a good heart. He works for his daddy and does all he can to help his daddy. (Unless he’s joking around and driving his daddy nuts. But boys will be boys.) Big Daddy Cain’s has been grooming Jimmy to take over the company so he can retire, but when an acquisitions officer, Benjamin, comes to call for a meeting, every thing starts out on the wrong foot and keeps going downhill from there. Benjamin’s boss is determined to do anything shady to get this company, for reasons why we don’t know… yet. I hope. But what Benjamin hadn’t counted on was really liking the spoiled rich boy that is Jimmy. Because he sees what’s underneath. But man, things get said, espionage and damage are at work, secrets are found out, hatred gets exposed and before you know all hell has broken loose and everything is falling apart for Daddy Cain’s, Jimmy and Benjamin.
When we first are introduced to the book, we get a feel for Jimmy right off the bat. He is definitely a boy who likes to get into mischief and trouble. It doesn’t change as he gets older. Only now he has more responsibilities while helping run his dad’s company. When we first really start getting to know Jimmy, I really wanted to throat punch him. I’m from the south. I know how these boys are. But Jimmy had the cocky spoiled rich boy attitude to go with it. He has a boy for every day of the week. Don’t know most of their names. And you just want to smack him. But then he meets Benjamin and you start seeing and hearing a different side to him. A softer side. And it’s nice to see that someone is actually getting through to him. But Benjamin is screwed no matter what he does. He has a boss that is a complete bitch who is wanting Benjamin to do ANYTHING to help her get this company. And he knows it’s wrong. He tries to tell Jimmy but he can never seem to be able to say it and it all blows up in his face when everything comes to light. He tried to resist Jimmy, but Jimmy wore him down and now he’s heartbroken. They both are. Devastation in both their lives because of this bitch. And the truth of what is really going on isn’t even being completely told. And these two boys are caught in the crossfire. It’s so sad. Benjamin just wanted so much to do a good job here and to go home with a good record. Quickly and sadly how things have changed.
I’m still pissed over the cliffhanger. But if you can get past that warning that I’m giving you that there is one, don’t ignore the fact that this book is excellent. It really is. Well written. It draws you in and sticks you there with each and every page. I recommend this one wholeheartedly.