by Victoria Davies
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.
Excuse me while I mop up my drool and happy tears (I'm not actually crying or drooling, but it sets an image, doesn't it?). It's books like this one that make me oh so happy to have gotten into reading romance books. There is plenty of catnip for this blogger - billionaire with a heart of gold, intelligent and strong woman, misunderstandings, an "agreement", and an ending that doesn't make me want to stab something.
Darian is a billionaire who lost his parents at a young age, and has had to care for his younger sister since then. Ali is his loyal assistant who finds herself wanting a normal job with normal hours in hopes of finding a "normal" man to spend her life with. Then, Darian's sister, Jenny, unleashes the big news - she's getting married! And needs Darian (and by default, Ali) to help with the wedding planning. Why, hello! Is that forced proximity? I think soooo.
Usually talk about weddings in romance stories make me want gag. This is due mostly to the utter disappointment that was The Wager. I was pleasantly surprised that the wedding talk in this story did not bother me at all. I really loved seeing Darian and Ali figure out their feelings for each other.
P.S. I tagged this with "billionaire bad boy," but I really don't consider Darian a bad boy. If anything, he is a truly sweet male protagonist with a lack of insight lol