Real-estate tycoon Hunter Buchanan has a dark past that's left him scarred and living as a recluse on his family's palatial estate. Hunter is ready to give up on love-until he spots an enigmatic red-haired beauty and comes up with an elaborate scheme to meet her.
Gretchen Petty is in need of a paycheck-and a change. So when a job opportunity in an upstate New York mansion pops up she accepts. And while she can overlook the oddities of her new job, she can't ignore her new boss's delectable body - or his barely leashed temper. Hunter's afraid his plan might be unraveling before it's truly begun, but Gretchen is about to show him that life can be full of surprises...
©2013 Jessica Clare (P)2014 Tantor
sad, hopeful and absolutely wonderful
The author of this story, like myself, believes that there is someone out there for everyone. We would all like that big beautifully wrapped gift that we can hold up and show our friends and family but sometimes there is a true gift in the crumpled, torn and discarded gift wrap. This story reinforces my belief. Gretchen, a romantic, understands that and what happens after that is the most beautiful story.
Hunter of course! Jillian actually put pain and sorrow in Hunters voice I really felt his emotions. Truly a great performance. I wish to thank her.
The part of the story that moved me the most was at the end of Hunter and Gretchen's first party. Poor Gretchen and been pushed into giving the party in the first place and the people she invited, clearly had no idea who she was to come in and judge her relation ship with Hunter.
Then when everything fell apart WOW! Been there!
I didn't want this story to end, I hoped for at least an epilogue to show how they ended up. I'm sure they did marry, have children to fill that big home but Jessica Clare did such a fine job of drawing me in, I wanted her to tell me the happily ever after in her well written words. I will be watching out for her other works
Will do anything for books!
I will be returning this one. First of all after book 1 I was excited to hear this one, I was EXTREMELY disappointed. I felt as though the h/h were on a never ending loop of the same issues, they didn't grow in their relationship at all, even in the end they had the same disagreement. I forced myself to finish, mostly because I had a 103 fever and was stuck in bed with only 1 new book left in my library until new releases on Tuesday. I liked the first book in this series, but there really was no plot lines in this story. There were some super lame people, problems with his scars and issues but really, stupid. I hated the new secretary in the end, how freakin' stereotypical can we get here? I felt the writing was bad and the characters were shallow.
I have a PhD in American Literature but my love affair with romance novels on audible is going strong.
Hunter and Gretchen are interesting characters and a perfect pair: she likes to test the limits of propriety and social expectations, and he is a deeply wounded man who needs her outgoing personality. The love story between them is touching and the sex very hot (a wee bit too graphic for me at times but hot nonetheless). The narrator is appropriate for a story that has a young contemporary woman at its center. My main complaint is that the end of the story is quite unsatisfying in that the writing and character development suddenly become so thin and trite that the story looses its punch as it turns into a very predictable fairy tale, which doesn't work well in a story that was trying to be about the challenging idea of going against predicted behaviors toward people who are different. I'm not sorry I read it because 2/3 of it was very enjoyable, but this writer better learn to construct stronger endings or she will become someone I avoid in the future. But I'm willing to give her another chance or two.
He may be worth billions but physically and mentally damaged Hunter doesn't socialise outside his mansion which makes for a very lonely life - that is until he overhears a conversation that gives him hope of a future he's never dared to dream of. Gretchen is a confident feisty Ghost Writer but she's in desperate need of funds so accepts an unusual offer that's going to change her world. As Hunter's emotional barriers slowly start to crack, with Gretchen's tender help, it enables love to seep through but misunderstandings and vicious tongues brings their hopes and dreams crashing down.
A really sweet, emotional and enjoyable romance with plenty of hot sex but there's trust issues and heartache before the HEA ending. With two likeable characters, Hunter is so damaged, tortured and vulnerable that you can’t help but empathise with him and Gretchen's determination to bring him out of his shell is touching and passionate. Part of the Billionaires Boys Club series about six wealthy friends who form a secret society but this could easily be a stand-alone listen.
Worth a credit? Yes and I'm eagerly looking forward to the next Billionaire to find out that money can't buy everything.... especially true love.
Very hot and steamy sex. Easy listening
I bought the whole series and this is my favorite.
Yes, I would the narrator's voice was fantastic! and the story line was wonderful.
It had a beauty and beast feel to it.
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