Title: The Billionaire Bargain
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Billionaire Romance
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Sexy Australian billionaire Grant Devlin is ruining my life. He exercises shirtless in his office, is notorious for his lunchtime nooners, he even yawns sexily. If I didn't need this job so bad, I'd take his black Amex and tell him where to swipe it.
He doesn't even know I exist, but why would he? He jets off to Paris with supermodels, I spend Friday nights with Netflix and a chunk of Pepperidge Farm frozen cake—waiting for his call. Because every time he crashes his yacht, or blows $500k on a single roulette spin in Monte Carlo, I’m the PR girl who has to clean up his mess.
But this time, it’s going to take more than just a fat charity donation. This time, the whole company is on the line. He needs to show investors that he’s settling down, and Step #1 is pretending to date a nice, stable girl until people forget about what happened with the Playboy Bunnies backstage at the Oscars.
My plan is perfect, except for one thing:
He picks me.
“Did the witch send you out for more sugar-free unicorn blood?”
“With an extra shot of net’s eyes and a scoop of ground virgin’s heart on top,” I deadpanned. “Locally sourced, of course.”
Just when her day couldn’t get any worse, Grant shows up and offers to take her out to lunch. Well you can imagine Lacey’s reaction. She thinks this is his way of firing her for the heated words she exchanged with him the night before. The lunch turns out to be quite pleasant. He actually wants to get to know her. But she has overstayed and knows that her boss Jacinda will kill her for being late. And when she returns, she is blasted for being irresponsible and then as quickly as it started, it stops. Grant has fired Jacinda and now Lacey has been promoted! Despite the rapid promotion, it scares Lacey and she fears that she isn’t prepared for it but Kate thinks otherwise.
I love how she takes charge in her new position and starts whipping Grant into shape. Lacey knows that he needs to improve his image to reassure people that he is settling down and not a risk. There definitely seems to be a lot of sexual tension in the air between Lacey and Grant. And boy oh boy does she do her best to resist him! Not easy mind you, especially when he is stripping off his shirt! ;)
“You like a sharp-dressed man, eh?” I swore I could hear that smirk. How did that man have an audible smirk? Had he had it specially engineered? “Will you come over and tuck me in if I promise to wear a suit and tie?” (...)
“I’m not your babysister.”
She must have nerves of steel to resist that man! But he is not easily deterred and has his driver sent to collect her to keep him company. And yet, despite her arriving in pjs, Grant still has other ideas about how the evening will end. Holy hotness, you can’t blame her for her resolve cracking!
“Do you want more?” he whispered, teasing over my pajama bottoms, and all I could do was nod.
“Say it,” he demanded huskily. “Say that you want me touching you.”
“I want it,” I breathed, the words leaving my mouth before I was even aware I had planned to say them.
Pheww.. *wipes brow* She manages to get away before it gets too far but damn! She is a strong woman to stop and leave. Yet, after avoiding him for 3 days, Lacey is pulled into his game of deception. He is following her plan. Dating someone nice, settling down. Only Lacey never imagined he would pick her! Your heart goes out to Lacey. We don’t know if it’s all for show or whether Grant actually has feelings for her. He constantly tells her to play along and put on a good show so it’s hard to know what’s going on in his head. It’s Lacey that decides that two can play this game… until Grant ups the stakes. And then he says, “I play to win” now what does that imply? Lacey is faced with an interesting choice but when she makes it, she questions whether she has just made the biggest mistake of her life or the best. Warning, there is a cliffhanger!
Giveaway . . .
Party invitation . . .
JANUARY 29 from 7pm PST
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