Book Review: Shanahan’s Revenge


What happens when you fall in love with your worst enemy?

When the CEO of one of New Zealand’s biggest companies steps down, heir apparent Kate McPherson and Australian outsider Sam Shanahan are left fighting for control of McPherson & Co.

But Sam hasn’t just travelled to New Zealand for business. He’s there to avenge the wrongs done to his mother three decades ago, and he’s determined that no one—especially not his beautiful arch rival—will get in his way.

Poised to take over the company from her father, Kate has fought hard for her success and will do anything to defeat the stranger who’s after her job—no matter how strong the chemistry between them.

Sam and Kate are driven apart by ambition and drawn together by fiery attraction. And between them sizzles a family secret that threatens to blow Kate’s world apart.


(Received this as an ARC from Netgalley and Escape Publishing.)

‘Shanahan’s Revenge’ belongs to feel good romance category.

I love how this book had something new to every new chapter which kept me on the edge till the end. Julie Mac has written it incredibly. The descriptions of nature are so well written you feel like you are actually there. Being only 150 pages, the story goes a little faster. I would have loved to know more of Kate and Sam’s relationship. The chemistry between them was sizzling from the very beginning and a little more depth on the relationship at the end would have been icing on the cake. I felt like the story was a little rushed at the end. I was not really emotionally invested in the book mainly because many things were rushed. A few scenarios could have been described better. The book does make you feel good as business rivals turn into lovers.

3.5 stars for Shanahan’s Revenge.