• The Billionaire's Secret

  • Enemies to Lovers Fake Marriage Romance (Big Bad Billionaires, Book 2)
  • By: L. Steele
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Faye Adele
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (109 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"On your knees...."

Saint Jordan Killian Black. 

A gazillionaire with a panty-melting smirk, and a soul as dark as his name. 

I wanted a child. He wanted a willing slave. 

I wanted someone to break me and build me up again.... He wanted no emotions, no connection.

A simple transaction, that's what he said it would be. I needed something in me to shatter, so I could finally live. He promised that he was the one...who'd bring me to the edge.

Show me how it could be between a man and a woman.... Just...you know...no sentiments involved. I thought I was willing to do as he commanded. 

After the nightmare life that I'd led, I hoped that I could walk away with one thing that belonged to me: my own flesh and blood. My baby. That was the deal I had made with the Mafia; I hadn't expected to develop feelings for the father of my child. 

Definitely hadn't meant to fall in love with the man I must betray to get my freedom....

Note: This is Victoria and Saint's story. Features a possessive, snarly billionaire and the woman he'd do anything to keep safe. The Big Bad Billionaire series intertwines with the Arranged Marriage Dark Mafia Romance series. Each book is a stand-alone and promises a pulse-pounding HEA.

©2020 Laxmi Hariharan (P)2021 Laxmi Hariharan

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Big Bad Billionaires, Book 2!!! What a story!!!

Billionaire’s Secret, an Audiobook by L. Steel is the intensely emotional story of Saint and Victoria (Gigi). They have…an agreement….not a relationship. They marry. He is copes with his past with riddles…among other things. She is determined to help….but, there are huge obstacles to both of them…and secrets galore!!! Intense, absorbing, steamy, shocking and dangerous!!! LOVED IT!!!!

This Audiobook was narrated by Shane East and Faye Adele…who were both brilliant!!!! They bring these two characters to life!!! This is especially true for the character of Saint…who is so difficult to portray…they both do so…expertly!!!!

I am volunteering to leave a review for an Advance Reader Copy of this Audiobook.

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Steamy Romantic Suspense!

Wow! This story is full of alpha billionaire dominance. And quite steamy. Victoria is forced to spy on Saint. But I think someone is setting these billionaire’s up with the perfect women to tame them. Or it could be that Fate has a wicked sense of humor. Victoria and Saint have to learn to trust each other in order to survive. This one kept me turning the pages well into the night.

The Audible version is brilliant. The narrators, Shane East and Faye Adele, bring the characters to life. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book!

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Entertaining

L.Steele is a relatively new author to me as was narrator Faye Adele, although I have listened to numerous books narrated by Shane East whom I could listen to all day, every day. This is Saint Jordan Killian Caldwell and Victoria (Gigi) ‘s story and it was a story that held my attention and which I was drawn into.
From the moment they met, the sparks flew and the chemistry between them sizzles as they struggle with the feelings that they bring out in one another. The banter between them at times is witty and the performance by both narrators was strong. Their voices blended well together and brought the story to life for me.
There were times that I really did not like how Saint treated Gigi (honestly I couldn’t understand how she tolerated it) and if he had done to me what he did to Gigi, I would have walked away.
The Billionaire’s Secret was filled with passion, heat and suspense and there were times that I was on the edge of my seat whilst listening.

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Great enemies to lovers and fake marriage romance!

This is the second book in the Big Bad Billionaires. This is a series of interconnected stories, with an ongoing plot. Victoria and Saint's story is a great enemies to lovers, and fake marriage romance. Saint is alpha, dominant, powerful, enigmatic, and sinfully sexy. Victoria is intriguing, and strong. They are a perfect match! I like the brotherhood between the seven. The storyline is original, suspenseful, steamy, and captivating. Impossible to put it down. Shane East and Faye Adele did an amazing job with the narration. I enjoyed it. Looking forward to listening to more books in the series.

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LOVED IT 😍

I have to say I was skeptical about the book. The cover turned me off. But I decided to give it a try after listening to the sample. Anything with Shane East narrating is worth listening to. OMG, his voice 😍. The book is HOT, HOT, HOT!!!! Definitely worth the credit!!! It was funny, steamy, and I LOVED the riddles!! I really enjoyed this book.

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It is a hard no for me

Sad that I wasted a credit…they aren’t inexpensive.
Too many fucking fucks to really enjoy the story. Win some, lose some.
Love you Shane East.

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Takes two to tango!

Saint Jordan Killian Caldwell is one of the seven. All billionaires, together they face "an incident" that has haunted them for years. It's a well-guarded secret and none of them will speak about it, even to their loved ones. Victoria (Gigi) is on a mission. Bit by bit, she tells her story of how she needs to use Saint to save her friend. At their very first meeting, Saint is completely and inexplicably drawn to her and it bothers him to no end. He's not the feelings type of guy, but he can't stop ogling her and imagining things that he shouldn't. Gigi is similarly struck by his eyes, his dominance, his unmistakable power. When he directs his dirty talk and dirty deeds at her, she is sucked right in and it's game on. Both of them have sad stories to tell and they are revealed throughout the book. Saint isn't the hero I wanted him to be when he turned on her or treated her coldly. I wanted Gigi to get up and walk away because he didn't deserve her but, in the next breath, he realized that he couldn't let her out of his sight because he wanted to protect her. If they didn't trust each other enough to share their secrets, anything they had together was shallow and purely physical. Saint should have lost her when he rejected her, but it wasn't the end of their story. The HEA was exceptional and it was nice to have the seven together again. My only disappointment is a big one for me. Cheating is one of my triggers and I was thoroughly offended when Saint set Gigi up to walk in on him with another woman in front of him on her knees. If this were before he met Gigi, perhaps to show that he was a manwhore, no problem. Big problem when he does it on purpose. It makes me cringe and disrespect him, especially when it happens so soon in the story. It took awhile for me to tolerate him, let alone like him, but then I came to love him. If you aren't opposed to cheating, or anything resembling it, this is an automatic read for you. The writing is very good and I love the characters, so I'm taking away only one star. The narration is wonderfully done by Shane East and Faye Adele. I always expect the very best from Shane, especially that sexy British accent, and he doesn't disappoint. Faye's voices are equally well-done and these two narrators blend together well. 

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Looking for Help

I love the gumption that Victoria has and that she's not afraid of Saint. I love how Saint thinks that he can't have feelings for another person after what he's been through.
The only problem I had with the audiobook was when Faye Adele was reading Saint's lines, she made him sound like a robot. Shane East never fails to make the characters absolutely sexy.

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Absolutely amazing

I love this series and with it being in audiobook Oh My. I can’t pick a favorite out of the 7 yet. The narrators are fantastic and did a wonderful job.

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Sass, class, and ass (just because it rhymes)....

Could not stop listening! This is 2nd in the series but could be a standalone in my opinion. Love the humor, but all the emotions are present (good, bad and everything in between) - kudos to the narrators, both were excellent!

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 02-07-22

Saint grew on me

At first I was shouting at Saint telling him what a ahole he is. However as the story went on you could see him softening that’d be his heart not his well you can guess what I mean. Victoria set out to get into Saints life take what she had to and get out but things got complicated along the way. I really enjoyed listening and the ending made me understand Saint really isn’t as hard headed as he makes out he is.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 01-27-22

A billionaire worth of listen

Book 2 in the series. Laxi the author wrote a very detailed story with lots of engaging actions . The actions are captivating and you can’t and won’t want to put it down till the end .
Hero is Saint . Heroine is Victoria. Little by little you see how perfect Saint and Victoria are together. They try to fight the attraction that they have together even though they fight it. This story has everything, love , funny moments and lots of layers

Shane East, Faye Adele Performance was fantastic. They outdid themselves. You were able to get right into the story by their tone.

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  • Lisa Deverill
  • 08-29-21

Hot!

After reading this book when it first came out I knew I had to get the audio book of Saint and Victoria's story. I love that Shane East and Faye Adele bring the characters from the pages of the story alive while you listen to the book. The story it self is fabulous. You can feel the chemistry between the two of them. Strawberries anyone??? That scene was so so hot!. Looking forward to see what is in store for the rest of the Seven. 5* from me.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 06-08-21

Hot

Loved the dual narration of Shane East and Faye Adele.

I so wanted to tell Mr Caldwell off, and I started to like him ..
Victoria and Saint, can't stop the pull and chemistry between them. Both a perfect match for each other.
Both have emotional baggage.
Together they are hot.
A great story.
Loved.

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  • 04-11-21

I do love an alphahole

This storyline gets more and more intriguing as the series goes on. With great characters and lots of humour it’s very enjoyable. A fantastic performance from both Faye and Shane.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 03-31-21

Wow wow wow

This one has so much amazing story packed into one delightful book. I love an alpha male and this book delivered in spades. This is an author that knows how to write powerful and interesting characters that also aren’t perfect. This is what I’m after in a billionaire alpha author.

I’m always a little wary with enemies to lovers as I love this trope so much and I’ve seen so many books where it’s missed the mark. This book delivers what it promises and I couldn’t be happier.

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  • Simone Fairman
  • 01-20-22

Highly recommend

This book is amazing has got me hooked on all L.Steele books. Highly recommend this book and the series in audible and reading