Livy North’s adroit writing shines brilliantly throughout her impressive debut novel “Riot Hearts”.
“𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐝𝐨𝐮𝐛𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐄𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝. 𝐖𝐞’𝐝 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐮𝐬. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧, 𝐰𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞.”
Emory Lauder, nineteen, has recently lost her family in a plane crash.Being the only Lauder left, she inherits a vast fortune along with the responsibilities of Lauder Inc. With her parents’ death, the city’s business scene is volatile. All eyes are on Emory as she shall be playing a pivotal role now that she is in charge of her parent’s company. Emory is mature, smart, sassy, cunning and ambitious. She tackles her new responsibilities with elan. There is no one who can bother her much. Except River. Heir of Sinclair Corps., the archrival of Lauder Inc., River Sinclair is in one word, mysterious. No one can penetrate his facade – except his childhood rival Emory. They hate each other. Or so they think. After all, the line between love and hate is thin.
The story ends in a cliff hanger and leaves the reader wanting for more.
The characters have been well-developed and gracefully sculpted. The plot deserves praise and so does the artful portrayal of the sizzling chemistry between Emory and River. Livy North makes you feel things…..
All in all it was an engaging read. The plot was taut and makes you keep turning the pages. I really liked the book and am eagerly waiting for the next in the series.