The Carrero Effect by L. T. Marshal


EMMA ANDERSON has everything in her life worked out.

She has a perfect job in a Manhattan empire, allowing her to live a quiet, organised and safe existence. A necessity after a childhood filled with abuse, bad memories, and a mother who was less than useless.

She’s worked hard to get where she is – and she has just landed an amazing promotion.

But it comes with a problem – and one that could derail everything she thought she needed in her life.

Emma’s new role is as the right-hand man for billionaire playboy JAKE CARRERO. He’s exactly the type of person who could drive her crazy – and not in a good way.

Chalk and cheese – he is everything she’s not. Compulsive, dominant and confident, with a seriously laid-back attitude to casual sex and dating.

Jake is the only one with the ability to steamroll over Emma’s manicured, ice maiden exterior. But Emma has no desire to let anyone close enough to hurt her again.

Jake needs to show Emma that even someone like him can change when that one girl that matters walks into your life.

Loveable, sexy characters, and deep emotional topics.

Contains some mature, adult content, and language.


Emma Anderson has had her entire world turned upside down and not for the better.

The only man in her life she has ever been able to trust is gone because she just couldn’t let him in, her job a distant memory, because of the fact she had been weak enough to let things go too far, and her future bleak.

She has lost the facade she spent years perfecting and has been left in a desolate slump, trying to claw back some normality.

She’s heartbroken, coming to terms with the fact that she loves him and she’s lost him, with no way to find her way back.

That is until he walks straight back into her life, and maybe there is a chance at something more this time if he could maybe feel the same.

But ‘more’ comes with analysing everything that’s come before, the mistakes they made, and the baggage that is now attached to him in the form of Marissa Hartley and his unborn child.

Due to it’s success we also have a playlist to accompany the book.

Contains some mature, adult content, and language.

Karen’s Magic Review

I am reviewing both these books together, but have to admit, I’ve been very naughty and created my own book. Let me explain..

I promised an interesting review if you read my my blogpost regarding how to choose your next book to read. I had trouble deciding and finding another book. I eventually remembered one called Just Rose by the same author. It was of my best reads last year. It had romance, intrigue, suspense, and steamy scenes – not erotica, I might add. So when I began reading this, it had everything I wanted.

Emma Anderson, is a good character with a mysterious childhood, something happened to her and we wanted to know what it was. Jake Carrero, her new boss, who owned an empire, running a very successful company. He had everything, good looks, and charms but the two of them could not get a balance. They could not find a way to meet in the middle. The reader was party to both their thoughts, and as we headed to the end of the book, it became frustrating. I wanted the big finale, and I didn’t get it. I was lucky as book 2 was free to download, and so I did.

There were some really good scenes between these two, touching, engaging, intrigue, and sexy. Both of them were charismatic, I really enjoyed Emma’s vulnerability and Jake being her saviour. The humour their shared was also good fun. I read the first book very quickly.

At the end of book 1, Emma, and equally frustrated Jake were apart, and miserable. So I began the second book right away. They are big books, too. So, they are substantial reads.

A quarter of the way through the second book they made it, and not without considerable drama. Off they went to spend a week together, getting to know one another, and it was, except it wasn’t long before they reach another impasse and began arguing, again.

I know it’s naughty, and that’s when I decided it was enough for me. Having spent the whole first book going through their misunderstandings, I couldn’t do it again. So I closed it and left it there. In my head, it was one book, the great story in the first one, and a quarter of the second with the big lead up with the satisfying ending.

I may go back to it in the future, and I know that those who have read them will gasp, and say, ‘You must read it!’ Maybe I will. You just have watch this space.

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