Reviewed by Cara M.
Sexy and entertaining, Marie Harte’s Best Revenge series starts off with a bang!
Second grade teacher, Ann Weaver has never gotten over Jack Bloom. Not only had he been her first in every way, he’d been cruel in the way he’d ditched her in high school. But now Jack’s back…and everyone knows the best revenge is served cold!
So when Ann and her two friends are indulging in their weekly wine night, they hatch a little plan on how Ann can get back at Jack. But really, all Ann wants is to know why he’d acted the way he had. And what better revenge is there than to show him what he’s been missing in the past decade!
Jack has never forgotten how Ann cheated on him high school…or how she made him feel. Ready to let the past be the past, he returns to his small town and immediately runs into Ann. She’s still the sexy redhead that sets his body on fire, so why not show her what she gave up and how much better he is at it now!
Ms. Harte weaves a tale that you know stems from a misunderstanding that could have been handled if the two involved had only talked to each other instead of being dramatic, but well…it was high school. Throw them together as adults and the past doesn’t have a chance. These two characters are so made for each. From Ann’s sweet, almost angelic way about her to Jack’s nice guy attitude, the two quickly fall back into love. Only Ann holds a secret that she never shared with Jack and then there’s the silly little idea of getting revenge on him…so what happens when he finds out? It devastates him and makes him question her feelings for him and their future. Can the two get over the past and work toward a future? Or will high school always stand in their way?
I would highly recommend this story. As a start to a trilogy, it drew me in and made me eager to read the next. I thought Ann was a little too good girl—except in the bedroom!—and Jack was a little too over her ‘betrayal’ in high school before it began. It made me question if he didn’t secretly have a little get-back-at-her going on in his mind as well. But overall, I enjoyed the story. I loved the secondary characters. And I certainly felt like these two should and would get a happily ever after out of the deal!