by Victoria Davies
Release Date: January 23, 2017
Hailey Mitchel wants one thing. Her boss. The only problem is he’s never looked at her as more than a loyal employee. At least, not until his charming business rival, Caleb, drops into her life with an offer she can’t refuse. He’s willing to bet he can make her fall in love with him in a month, and if he’s wrong, he’ll help her find the keys to her boss’s heart.
Caleb Langston wants one thing. Revenge. Hailey is his ticket to finally evening the score with his old adversary. There’s just one problem. The more time he spends with her, the less he cares about his grand plans for payback. But love is always a gamble, and soon he’ll have to choose between his past and his future. And pray Hailey never discovers the secret he’s been hiding from her.
In one of my previous reviews, I mentioned that I was getting sick of the insta-love and was taking a break from romance books. Well, THIS is not one of the books that got me sick of the genre right now. I wish....WISH I could find more books like this one.
I don't know why I love the billionaire bad boy (with a heart of gold) trope so much...maybe it's because they are like unicorns. They don't exist, but they're pretty to look at.
This book has everything that I like - billionaire bad boys, kick ass and smart heroine, secrets, misunderstandings....etc. Basically, Hailey has it bad for her boss who doesn't see her romantically. Caleb, her boss's nemesis and ex-best friend sees this and offers Hailey a deal: give Caleb a month to have his ex friend fall in love with her, or Hailey will fall in love with Caleb. Hailey, believing there is no way she could fall for him, agrees to the deal so Caleb could help her with winning over her boss. Caleb, as much as he is actually attracted to Hailey, has an ulterior motive - to make his ex friend hurt they way Caleb did so many years ago. Thats all I'm going to say about that.
Hailey is likeable because she's logical in her thoughts. She isn't stubborn or whiney and doesn't take advantage of being a "lowly worker" in a billionaire's playground. I admire that about her character. And Caleb *dreamy sigh* I really love Caleb's character. He's totally not boring or misogynist in thinking he has to protect and possess Hailey. He realizes she's strong enough to take care of herself. He also encourages her to be more of herself instead of hiding who she is. I love that.
If you don't like billionaire boy romances - you're not going to like this one. But if you want to give it a chance, I think you'll be surprised to find so much heart in a billionaire love story. Definitely watch out for this book later on this month!