Thursday, August 11, 2016

4 stars--The CEO Buys In (Wager of Hearts #1) by Nancy Herkness

I'm not usually fond of betting themes but a group of men betting on finding true love and romance? I. Am. In. I had a good time with The CEO Buys In. A sexy, commanding hero and a strong willed and caring heroine with scorching chemistry? Yep. Yep. Definitely in.

The quick of it is that Nathan has found himself drowning his woes of the female variety at his club one night. And it's ended with a unique bet as his two new acquaintances--who are feeling pretty damn meh over things in their own lives--make a drunken bet. They're going wife hunting. They need things to change in their lives and they're gonna find true love to fix it. They've got one year to find that woman and win her heart. For Nathan it hit him a little quicker than expected in the form of his temp assistant. A spunky woman who's not at all impressed with his wealth or company and that intrigues him something fierce.

Her cell phone vibrated in her pocket, indicating a text message had come in. She finished putting together a packet of papers before she pulled her phone out. It was from Nathan.
Call me when you break for lunch.
She plunked down in one of the huge leather chairs and shoved it away from the table, swiveling toward the windows as she called Nathan.

He answered halfway through the ring. "I needed to hear your voice."

"That's the best hello I've ever gotten." Chloe felt her worries lighten.

I really liked these two. They have a fantastic play between them. They can drive each other a little crazy but they intrigue each other. There's just something about the other that pulls their curiosity and desire and man it was fun to watch them give a little resistance and finally give in. Both are hard workers, quick on their feet, and dealing with some slight issues. The heat between these two was through the roof and oh so yummy. They do manage to have sex in dang near every form of transportation and against quite a few walls. lol

My only issue that popped up was the heroine and her disdain for those who have money. As the book went on and that continued to pop up here and there it started to grate especially since he'd not given her any real reason to have her back up. She came in with a chip on her shoulder and I really would have liked to see her figure that out a spot quicker. Actually a couple of the support women in her life rubbed me a little wrong too. They were all very down on him and his position and everyone was all well the relationship was doomed from the to end it now instead of getting involved with him. Basically she wasn't good enough for him because of their class differences and he'd dump her when he got bored because that's what asshole rich men do. That bugged me and took this down from what would have otherwise been a very close 5 star.

One of the things I really loved was the writing. Herkness impressed me. There was nothing fancy about it, really. It wasn't overly wordy or descriptive but I felt like I was there. Like I was actually watching the scenes play out in front of me instead of just reading them on the page. It was a neat feeling.

All in all, while I had a small heroine quibble now and again, The CEO Buys In was a fun read that has me eager for the next couple and their romance. It's light, fun, sexy and just a good time. Hard to resist for sure.

Self-made billionaire Nathan Trainor feels restless and disillusioned. His company may be thriving, but he can’t find a woman who sees him for more than his wealth. With his love life in the red, he meets two other billionaire bachelors at the ultra-exclusive Bellwether Club. The three of them make a wager of the heart: they must find women who love them for who they are, not their money.

Savvy office temp Chloe Russell is trying to scrape together the money she needs to support her grandmother. So when a flu epidemic strikes Trainor Electronics and she’s promoted to Nathan Trainor’s assistant, she jumps at the lucrative opportunity. But then Nathan himself falls ill, and he and Chloe must work from his penthouse while he recuperates. Before long, it’s clear there’s genuine heat between them, and it’s more than just a fever spike. Will Nathan win Chloe’s heart—and the bet? Or will their differences destroy any chance for love?

*covers link to Amazon

Challenges: Pick Your Genre (contemporary) | New to You (author) | Pervy Girl (mile high) | Goodreads

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