Return on Investment by Aleksandr Voinov (5 Stars)

Brilliant plot with some interesting twists and engaging characters made this story almost impossible to put down. It also included fascinating details about the financial world. Martin was such an intricate character, and I enjoyed watching him navigate relationships with Francis, Alec, and Josh.  There were plenty of steamy scenes between Martin and several other characters, but this definitely wasn’t a typical romance. I still felt it had a romantic edge to it which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Martin David, an eager but inexperienced financial analyst, is the newest member of the investment team at Skeiron Capital Partners in London. His boss is an avowed financial genius, but he’s also overbearing and intense. Despite his erratic behaviour, Martin can’t help being drawn to him both professionally and personally.

Too bad his boss doesn’t seem to feel the same. In a firm where pedigree and connections mean far more than Martin’s newly-minted business degree, Martin feels desperately inadequate—at least until he meets the enigmatic investment manager Alec Berger, who promises to help Martin establish himself in the financial community. Martin is so charmed by Alec’s sophistication and wit that he gives him data that should have stayed confidential.

Then the financial crisis hits. Banks burn, companies teeter on the brink, and Skeiron’s survival is at stake. Martin is pushed into the middle of the fight for Skeiron—against both the tanking economy and a ruthless enemy who’s stepped out of the shadows to collect the spoils.

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