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Blog Tour – Review: Motive (Office Roulette #2) by Kennedy Layne

About MOTIVE (Office Roulette #2)

The Office Roulette trilogy continues with an epic battle between blame and forgiveness…

Rye Marshall had it all—wealth, prominence, and the love of his life.  But nothing lasts forever, and his perfect world came crashing down around him.  When the dust settled, he found himself alone and starting from a clean slate.

Grace Dorrance had made many mistakes in her life, but one stood out above the rest—an epic ending to a complex and passionate relationship.  She left her former lover’s life in complete ruins and tried her best never to look back at the wreckage.

Seconds chances are hard to come by, but even more difficult when Grace is arrested for a murder she didn’t commit.  This gives Rye the perfect motive to forgive and forget, allowing for new beginnings.  Unfortunately, someone’s playing a game of office roulette with everyone’s lives.

Disclaimer: I would highly suggest that you read the first book in the Office Roulette Trilogy before diving into this one. There is an overarching story arc that will only make sense if you start from the beginning (which suffice to say, I did not!). 

Grace Dorrance and Rye Marshall have a complicated history – they were together, in every sense of the word; they were the love of their lives and extenuating circumstances as well decisions taken under emotional duress forced them apart.  

Now, professional rivals – they do not cross each other’s paths until one party and a murder. This murder, for which Grace is being framed for – gives Rye the opening for coming back to Grace’s life.  

I adore Ms. Layne’s writing style – she writes to the point suspense with relationship drama that is just the right amount of necessary; which honestly makes her books a wonderful read to get lost into for a few hours! 

But what I honestly forgot about Ms. Layne was her love for teasing her readers with a mystery long drawn through all the characters finding their HEAs – which is exactly what happened. I was a little lost with the mystery in the book; ‘cause I hadn’t read the first book – (Read Disclaimer!) yet it didn’t take long for me to get acclimated to all the current pieces of the mystery – till the end where Ms. Layne gobsmacked me again with that little reveal!  

I can’t wait for the conclusion of this series – till then, I am gonna go back to the start to immerse myself in this trilogy all over again! 



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About MEANS (Office Roulette #1)

From USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne comes a sexy trilogy that involves greed, power, and the desire to do it all over again…

Smith Gallo has everything a man could ever want at the tip of his fingertips, except of course the woman he loves.  To what lengths will he be willing to go to make his ambitions come true?

Laurel Calanthe is one successful stock pick away from making partner when she finds herself in desperate need of an alibi.  There’s only one problem.  The man who can save her from being arrested is her only competitor and the one who now holds her fate in his hands.

Greed is a powerful motivator in the game of making money, but desire can overcome even the strongest motive.



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About Kennedy Layne

Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her military romantic suspense novels in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant. They live in the Midwest with their teenage son and menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace. She loves hearing from readers–find out how to connect with her at

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