Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding
by Victoria Davies
Sexy Billionaires #1
Publication Date: October 10, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Indulgence, Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: Darian King has never met a challenge he couldn’t handle. Running a billion-dollar corporation? Piece of cake. Hostile takeovers? A walk in the park. But when his little sister begs him to plan her wedding, Darian finds himself less than prepared for the task. Luckily, he knows just who to ask for help.Allison Reed wants nothing more than to leave King Enterprises behind. Being the personal assistant to a man like Darian is a 24/7 job. Asking her to help plan a wedding is simply the icing on the stress-filled cake but to leave she needs a glowing reference and will do anything to get it. Even plan a wedding with the man of her dreams.
Stepping outside the office has unexpected consequences. Darian doesn’t believe in relationships, yet he’s starting to see Allison in a whole new light. But he doesn’t know her secret, and she fears that by the time the vows are exchanged, she won’t just be leaving her job behind but her heart as well.
“I’m fully capable of sleeping with you without falling in love with you.”
He breathed a sigh of relief. “I’m glad to hear it.”
“All that being said, I think there’s only one solution here.”
She smiled. “We need to start having no strings attached sex on a regular basis. Friends with benefits, as it were.”
Had she really just said that or was his mind playing tricks?
But she stared up at him with those beautiful eyes, obviously waiting for an answer.
“You could do that?” he asked, disbelieving.
“Why does everyone think I get attached at the drop of a hat? I’ll have you know that in my youth I let three tomogatchis die without any remorse.”
A smile tugged at his lips. “My apologies. I had no idea I was dealing with woman so hardened by life.”
“Accepted.” She slid her hands up his chest. “What do you think of my offer?”
“I think it sounds perfect.”
Better than perfect. She was giving him exactly what he craved. Lust pounded through his body at the thought of having her in his bed again. The need was so strong it helped push back the misgivings pulling at his conscience. Nothing he’d learned about Allison in the past four years had led him
to believe she could be the detached lover she claimed. She was as utterly different from the women he usually dated. But on the other hand, who was he to make choices for her? If she said she could handle no strings, perhaps he should trust that she knew what she was getting into.
She smiled up at him, further quashing his doubt. “Focus on your meeting. We can iron out all the details later.”
Reaching up, she smoothed a piece of his hair back into place, with softness in her eyes he hadn’t seen before. At least, not when she’d been looking at him.
She turned to go, but he couldn’t help reaching out to catch her arm.
“You’re sure?” he forced himself to ask.
“Stop asking me that or I’ll go proposition another man.”
Before I go into my review, I gotta say I’m a little shocked at all the reviews I see that mention Darian’s lack of faithfulness. Did I get a different copy than everyone else? Honestly, I have no idea how you can cheat in something that is more a friends with benefits, let’s see where it goes than a committed relationship. I may have missed something, but that’s what I read … but I digress … let’s talk a little about this very romantic and sexy read.
This is my first read by Victoria Davies because I don’t read PNR and I have to say that I pretty much enjoyed every aspect of this book. It’s not anything new and exciting, but her style made it witty and fun. You have the boos/employee trope but somewhat of a twist because they’ve worked together for years before these feelings arose and the awkwardness of that put a smile on my face. Very low on drama and angst which allowed me to just enjoy these two stumbling from professional roles to friendly roles. YES, the entire thing is predictable, but it was FUN and it was FLIRTY and it was SEXY and I just enjoyed the heck out of it!
Copy provided for blog tour review
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Victoria Davies’s passion for writing started young. Luckily she had a family who encouraged believing in magic and embracing imagination. From stories quickly scribbled in diaries, her love of storytelling developed. Since then her characters may have evolved and her plots may have grown decidedly more steamy but she never lost her love of the written word. Writing is not only a way to silence the wonderful voices in her head, but it also allows her to share her passions with her readers.
Currently she writes from Toronto, Canada. While she has a healthy love for the unknown, this corner of the world will always be her home.