Sexy playboy billionaire Asher Young goes through girlfriends like he goes through bottles of Moët. I would know — he brings them all to get fitted for my luxury lingerie designs. I guess that’s one way to avoid awkward conversations when they find another girl’s panties in his Maserati.
Now he has a proposition for me: he’ll invest in my design business, and I’ll finally open the boutique of my dreams.
There’s just one problem: I can’t stop kissing him. And he looks REALLY good naked.
Make that two problems….
“I can have my lawyers draw up the contract this afternoon: I’ll front the cash in exchange for minority percentage of ownership. Are you in?”
He looked especially kissable in that moment, all hopeful and earnest and excited, and a tiny bit vulnerable as he waited for my answer. It was hard to remember all the times he had made me so mad, hard to remember that there was anything about this man that anyone could find infuriating.
There was a little whisper of worry in the back of my mind that said I still didn’t know who the real Asher was: was it the sweet man who reassured me that he believed in me, and joked about his own failings? Or the condescending, flirty asshole who had three girlfriends but still couldn’t keep his sly winks and hands to himself?
I looked around the store and as the anticipation bubbled up inside me, I realized that it didn’t matter. This whole venture was a risk, especially with Asher, but there was no way I was going to say no. Not when this was what I had always wanted.
“Okay,” I said out loud. “You’ve got a deal.”
Now, all I had to do was make it through this business partnership without killing him, kissing him, or both.
This was my first Lila Monroe read and it won’t be my last!! This story was fun, flirty and oh so angsty. My favorite things!! And speaking of favorite things, lingerie!!! Yes!! Lots of beautiful handcrafted undergarments!!
So, we have Kate here. Who is a receptionist by day and in her spare time she makes, by hand, all this beautiful lingerie. I’m talking high end stuff. Which. Costs a lot of money for the material. Which. She is running out of. Especially since getting fired from her job.
In enters one sexy, snarky, uber rich businessman, your typical player type, Asher Young. Although, I’m not sure if he’s a total player yet. I mean, he has brought two different woman to get measured for lingerie to Kate’s place. So. I’m thinking he is. I’m hoping in book 2 we find out more about him. Asher makes Kate a business deal. She’s torn. She’s attracted to him. But does she really want to mix business with pleasure….we will have to wait to find out if Kate gets her some in part 2!!!
I’d like point to point out 2 things. One being, that I loved Kate. I loved her sense of humor. Her banter. Her take no shit type of attitude. It was refreshing. And second. A little bit of a SPOILER ALERT!! For a book not to have any sex ( Yes. I admit. Sex is usually a must in my books) And that held my interest, speaks volumes people!!! This is a first for me!! I kinda liked that built up sexual frustration. Miss Monroe actually made me feel how Kate was feeling!!
All in all, I loved it! And hope for some hot dirty kinky sex in part 2!! I kid, I kid!! I can’t wait for more Kate and Asher!!!!