Published by Entangled: Indulgence on July 11, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Character(s): Billionaires, Businessmen/Lawyers/Entrepreneurs
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After a childhood spent on the streets, ruthless billionaire Nik Valenti has had his share of dealing with crooks. He thought that was behind him. Until the woman he's been casually dating turns out to be the biggest con artist of them all. Now, with pride, money, and his company's survival at stake, he won't rest until she's experienced his own brand of justice.
Sara Turner knows she's no angel, but a few deliberate omissions...well, compared to the rest of her family, that's choir girl behavior. But now the one man whose heart she'd hoped to steal is accusing her of embezzling from his company. Worse, he wants answers. And he's come up with a foolproof way to ensure he gets them. One Sara must accept if she doesn't want to end up in jail.
Nik might be trying to save his company, but he has a tough time ignoring the way Sara makes him burn. The passion between them is all-consuming, and each time he peels away a layer, he discovers there’s more to her than first meets the eye, but he can’t give in to his need. Nik will put everything on the line to find the truth...except his heart.
Kassiah: This wasn’t my favorite. I know, I know–Erin told me I can’t read anymore books with Billionaire in the title, but I had already grabbed this one when she made that rule. Anyway, this book was just meh to me.
Nik Valentini has worked his way to the top from literally nothing, and he’s livid when he finds out someone has been embezzling money from him, especially when he thinks it’s his new flame, Sara. Sara has a difficult past and a difficult family, and she knows she’s not at fault for Nik’s missing funds. They come to a cockamamie agreement where she’s basically going to be with him all the time as his assistant after he sends her brother to an expensive rehab, all while trying to get to the bottom of finding the missing money and how this all ties together. Of course, you know what happens. Can they get over their issues of betrayal and lack of trust (in general and each other) to find true love?
This book was fast-paced and was a quick read. The story was interesting, but I just wasn’t invested in these characters. The solution Nik has for finding out what’s going on is totally implausible, not only for a billionaire CEO, but especially for a guy from the streets. Sara and Nik had chemistry for sure and there are some hot times, but ultimately it just wasn’t enough for me.