Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Author: Rachel Bailey
Line: Silhouette Desire
Release month: UK / North America: September 2010
The S-Factor: Sizzling and Sexy
Corporate raider takes contract wife
In a merger tailor-made for the tabloids, tycoon Ryder Bramson sought Macy Ashley’s hand in marriage. But his true goal was to buy her father’s company—and thereby wrest control of his own conglomerate from his illegitimate brothers. To ensnare Macy in his web of intrigue, Ryder first offered the beautiful businesswoman a job in his start-up. Yet slipping the ring on her finger proved more difficult.
Another fabulous love story from Desire author Rachel Bailey. Chocolate, a beautiful woman and a sexy CEO, her boss with an agenda. Talk about one steamy and roller coaster romance!
Macy Ashley had a powerful desire to be the CEO of an Australian company, Chocolate Diva. She had a presentation to give Ryder Bramson, her USA boss. What she didn’t count on was not only how handsome he was but that he had a hidden agenda. He wanted her as his wife and he had made a secret deal with her father to buy out his company which would give him the much needed shares to give him control over his business.
Macy had left the US to make a life for herself in Australia. Her mother had died when she was only thirteen and her father had turned to her sister leaving Macy so alone. Ryder as a child, had a similar situation in which his father had married his mother for her money. He actually had two families. He stayed married to her mother but had a mistress and two sons by the union spending time with his second family. He had passed away suddenly before his affairs could be settled leaving Ryder no option but to purchase Macy’s father’s company. However, he felt a strong attraction for her, knew in his heart it would be a good marriage because the chemistry was certainly there and she was a beautiful and accomplished young woman. Now he only had a few weeks to convince her that their marriage would be a good one and he would be faithful.
Such an emotional read with a chain of events happening one after another. From their first kiss being photographed , traveling together and fighting their mutual attraction and ending up in each others arms. Learning from the newspapers about Ryder’s deal with her father. Ryder learning about his stepbrother’s death and having to return home to the US. Top it all off when Macy realized that she loved Ryder even though she was aware he couldn’t love her back.
As emotional as At the Billionaire’s Beck and Call was to read , I loved author Rachel Bailey’s, Ryder Bramson. He knew what he wanted and he went after it, and that was Macy. However, I prayed in the end he would realize how much he loved her and what a special life they would share together. Happy endings are what make the perfect romance and you won’t want to miss reading Macy’s and Ryder's story.
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Reviewed by: Marilyn