Love, Passion and Power: Part 1 by Whitley Cox on Booksprout

Love, Passion and Power: Part 1

Whitley Cox

4.6 Stars
From 13 Reviews

When personal trainer Kendra Black saw millionaire Justin Williams walk through her door all she saw was money and a practiced swagger. A man who's used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But Kendra is startled to realize that there is more to Justin than meets the eye, he's kind and funny and brilliant, and she wants him, desperately. Unable to resist Kendra or her fiery spirit and zest for life, right from the start, Justin pursues her, only her troubled childhood holds her back. She's been running from love for so long, she doesn't know how to stop and let it catch up.

Elated when Kendra finally gives into their attraction, Justin jumps in with both feet, only his hectic and demanding life continues to interfere, and Kendra's past comes creeping back and the two are tested. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionate and physical adventure, Justin discovers Kendra's secrets and fears while exploring and uncovering his own wild and dark desires.

WARNING- Although not a menage book, this book does contain scenes with f/f/m sex.

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Money vs Love

by Ashley Magruder

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review... The frist book in the series Kendra and Justin are going through a lot of ups and downs... now they also experienced alot of sexual highs in their relationship... show us a lot of pisse show us a lot of twists and turns throughout the book that I thoroughly enjoyed... I'm sure I will enjoy the second book in the series...

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sexy

by Valeen

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Love, Passion and Power is a sexy romance. Kendra is a personal trainer who's assigned a new client - Justin Williams. She dislikes him on sight. She can tell he's just another arrogant, rich playboy and she's having none of it. Justin soon proves though, that he's much more than a shallow rich guy. He's actually sweet, kind and incredibly compassionate. He has a tough job ahead, though, trying to convince Kendra to enter into a relationship with him. She's got all kinds of damage from her childhood and Justin will need to be not only incredibly persistent, but patient and compassionate if he wants to break through Kendra's incredibly thick walls.

As they finally start developing their once professional relationship into a personal romantic relationship, I was thoroughly engaged. For awhile at least. Around about the middle, though, the pace started lagging a lot and the whole thing was losing steam for me. I wanted things to wrap up a little quicker, without all the mundane details, and surprisingly, without all the sex. There was almost too much sex, which isn't something I normally would say in a review, but is very appropriate here. They did a lot of communicating with sex, and not enough with words. And then there's the fact that Justin is a serious workaholic. It's something I can tell is going to be a problem in their future, because it was already a problem here in the first part of their story.

Still, though, Justin and Kendra's story is so far interesting and sexy. I enjoyed this installment and am looking forward to the conclusion.

I can recommend this story if you like sexy, engaging romances. Be forewarned, that in the beginning there are f/f/m ménage scenes, so if that is not your thing, take heed. It's not something I normally enjoy, but it's done tastefully here, and it's a necessary part of Kendra's development so not just gratuitous sex, it's included for a necessary reason. There are also mentions of rape, so if you have triggers, be warned.

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Loved it

by Ana

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The book is great.When I started reading I couldn't put it down.

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Holy smokes!!!

by Babygrl74

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amazing story and SUPER hot and sexy couple. The story is well developed and held my attention from star to finish. ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book

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Great read

by poppy

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.This book sucked me in right from the start a great read with a good storyline and characters that you cannot help but like and root for,i really enjoyed getting to know Kendra and Justin and am off to read part 2 now.

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CAN THEY HEAL EACH OTHER?

by MJM2003

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This is the story of Justin who is a wealthy, very hard-working billionaire who is handsome, can be sarcastic and impatient and is a womaniser and how he meets Kendra who is a strong willed young woman who has had a terrible childhood and past that has left major scars on her soul. She avoids men as much as possible and will only have sex in menages. Now that introduction makes this seem a rather strange book but I assure you that it isn't! In fact, it is a very moving story of trust, love, heartache, love and overcoming their pasts. Whitley Cox is a terrific author and gives detailed descriptions that may seem over the top when you first start the book, but keep reading on as those details are all necessary for understanding what is going on later in the book. Justin meets Kendra because his GP says he needs to look after his health better and he goes to Kendra who is a personal trainer and practices yoga and nutrition too. They are both attracted instantly but it takes some persuading on Justin's part before she will take a chance on him. Such a wonderful story that I am so pleased I read it and, I confess, that I had to read part 2 straight afterwards!. This book has it all.
DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED!!
[[ASIN:B01M2CA91K Love, Passion and Power: Part 1 (The Dark and Damaged Hearts Series)]]

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Good Read!!!

by Tresha

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This story was good. I couldn't put it down, and I can't wait to read the second part.

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Title says it all

by Anonymous

This series of books was released differently than most. There are 4 books, but books 1 & 2 together are "Love, Passion and Power" while the 3rd and 4th books are "Sex, Heat and Hunger." Book 1's story is actually finished in book 2 and should really be read together. Books 3 and 4 are the same. They were originally released separately and so I've only rated this 4 stars.

The relationship between characters in books 1 & 2 is full of heat and I was rooting for this couple throughout the story. The writing is very good and I particularly liked how Whitley Cox used emotion to get you personally involved with the story.

I received an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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GREAT READ!!!

by Kim Sparks

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Strong characters and great story line. I just couldn't put it down once I started reading it either. I can't wait to read the next part either. You are going to love reading Justin and Kendra's story. Kendra finds out that Justin isn't the man that she thought he was. She has been running from love for so long that she doesn't know if she can just give in and pursue it with him. Her past comes creeping back in to ruin everything that they have built.

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Dark, Erotic, Emotional

by dbbooknerd

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Part 1 of 2. Well-written story of love and healing. Starts a little slow, but it's important background for the overall storyline. Looking forward to part 2.

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Whole Lotta Drama

by rainbowtourist

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I voluntarily read an arc of this book for a fair and honest review. I obtained this book via Booksprout. To say Justin needed adderall compares to the Titanic needing more life boats. He had the attention span of a gnat and the enthusiasm of a toddler. In all of the reading I have done, and it's a ton, Kendra is the biggest train wreck of a heroine I've come across. It was almost like reading a Danielle Steele novel. I did love how Justin just loved her. There are a lot of fully fleshed out characters in this book. Lex, Chad, Roy and James to name a few. I don't want to give any spoilers. This book wrings you like an emotional towel. Kendra still hasn't revealed all of her dark past to Justin. I did not get an arc of book 2 so I'm debating whether or not to purchase it. But this is a truly good book.

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Title says it all

by Bookreview.dk

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Title says it all - A story about Justin the billionaire and Kendra a personal trainer. They have lots of passion and chemistry between them. The story is well written and the main characters develop through it in a good way. Their past and problems keep coming and interfering with their present and they have to struggle. Their passion comes out in the steamy hot scenes. They have to learn to trust each other to get through their problems.
A great read with an amazing story line.

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Love, Passion and Power: Part 1

by Anonymous

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The love that Justin recognized he had for Kendra is amazing to read about. He is so calm in this knowledge and his acceptance of her past and being able to work thru it makes for a great read. I enjoyed this book very much.