Vanessa Lang lands her dream job at an investment firm, Stone Corp. When her kleptomaniac mother is caught shoplifting, Vanessa is forced to accept a deal with the detective—collect evidence of insider trading at her new job. Investigating Sebastian Stone comes with benefits. The drop-dead-gorgeous CEO introduces her to steamy encounters in public places, and in the midst of it all, she gathers information about his business. She soon has a difficult choice to make…save her mother or protect the man she loves.
Etched in Stone is Liv Arnold’s debut book which shocked me. She has found her niche so early in her career. I found Etched in Stone to be a book that while listed as suspenseful romance was so much more. Her characters are relatable, fun, and believable. You want to be in this world that Arnold has created.
Vanessa has just graduated college and accepted a job offer at her dream place. It looks like the fates are in her favor until reality happens. Her mom has a run in with the police which puts everything Vanessa has busted her but for in jeopardy. Given a way to save her mom, she agrees to see if there is any evidence of insider trading at her new job.
What Vanessa never saw coming was the drop dead gorgeous CEO and founder, Sebastian Stone. Having previously met (but no names exchanged) in an embarrassing scene Vanessa never saw the problems that her deal to get her mom off of charges might cause her.
Arnold easily sets the page turning pace with an amazing plot, strong characters and delivers a book that sucks you in. You won’t realize it’s 2 a.m. until it’s too late. You will be totally enthralled with the world you have in your hands. I can’t wait to read more from Liv Arnold.