King of Wall Street by Louise Bay

This book was super hilarious, I honestly couldn’t stop laughing.

Synopsis

THE KING OF WALL STREET IS BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES BY AN AMBITIOUS BOMBSHELL.

I keep my two worlds separate.

At work, I’m King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I’m always right. I’m shrewd. Exacting. Some say ruthless.

At home, I’m a single dad trying to keep his fourteen year old daughter a kid for as long as possible. If my daughter does what I say, somewhere there’s a snowball surviving in hell. And nothing I say is ever right.

When Harper Jayne starts as a junior researcher at my firm, the barriers between my worlds begin to dissolve. She’s the most infuriating woman I’ve ever worked with.

I don’t like the way she bends over the photocopier—it makes my mouth water.

I hate the way she’s so eager to do a good job—it makes my dick twitch.

And I can’t stand the way she wears her hair up exposing her long neck. It makes me want to strip her naked, bend her over my desk and trail my tongue all over her body.

If my two worlds are going to collide, Harper Jayne will have to learn that I don’t just rule the boardroom. I’m in charge of the bedroom, too.

via Goodreads

Review

In the beginning Harper and Max clearly have their issues with one another. But they also seem to be very attracted to one another, that much is clear. So who calls them out on their denial, well her hilarious best friend, Grace, and his secretary, Donna. He was kind of an a**hole to her when he is first introduced. But because the P.o.V bounces from Harper to Max, we get to see a different side of him.

“Oh my gosh, who is Amanda,” is the question that went through my mind every time she was mentioned for the first few chapters. But the more I read about her in this book, the funnier she became, and she’s only fourteen! Well at least her parents are civil, unlike some people I know. I’m pretty sure her dad and mine agree on their daughters being their world.

Harper and Max’s reactions to one another are absolutely hilarious because, as much as they insist they don’t like one another, their chemistry is very, very obvious and off the charts. And Harper becomes even wittier than normal when she’s dealing with Max’s BS. It’s hilarious.

My gosh, now I’m starting to wonder if I sounded like Amanda when I was fourteen. Amanda just had me cracking up the entire time.

Well I’m glad that, even though he was an a**hole around Harper, he also defends her. OMG, I guess that old saying is true, that the line between love and hate is very thin.

So yeah, Harper has some serious daddy-issues. Unfortunately, that also clouds her judgement when it comes to Max and an account she’s been working on. Sure both Harper and Max make excellent points, but they’re both also wrong. At least in this matter. My question is, what’s the time span of this book??? I honestly don’t know, there’s mention of a few weeks as well as three months, so I honestly don’t really know.

Thank goodness for Grace, we all need someone, particularly a best friend, to tell us what we don’t want to hear but need to hear nonetheless. And someone starts to deal with her issues. Thank god for that.

Overall, I thought it was a hilarious story. The characters are very witty and a lot hilarious. I honestly wanted more, even after that epilogue.

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Greek Billionaire’s Blackmailed Bride by Leslie North

I just love romance novels. Don’t get me wrong, they’re total schmut. But for a hopeless romantic, they are the epitome of love and romance. Let’s get to it!

Synopsis

Greek banking heir Antonio Rosso is shocked when his late father leaves the beloved family villa to the one woman he never wanted to see again: Claire Bennett. 

After a hot and heavy fling, things ended abruptly when she was accused of being a gold digger. But now, to hang on to the home that meant so much to his mother, Antonio will not only have to get back into the beautiful American’s good graces, he’ll have to convince her to marry him.

When a job brings her back to Greece, voiceover artist Claire should have guessed Antonio was behind it. With his entitled upbringing, she knows he’s learned to use his money to get his way. After the way she was treated though, she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. He may be even more sinfully handsome than she remembered, but if he thinks she’ll agree to a sham marriage, he has another thing coming.

Claire is determined to prove she can’t be bought or sold, and Antonio needs nothing more than a temporary arrangement. But when their spark reignites, can they ever get past the ugly history between them?

Review

Honestly, most of this book was hilarious. I was literally laughing at how ridiculous every character and situation was. That’s not to say I did not love it, because I really did love it.
It is such a fun read. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty.

This novel follows several of the characters and is told in third-person omniscient. Meaning that the only I, me and my’s are when the characters are speaking. While the narrator does follow multiple characters, it mostly follows Claire Bennet and Antonio Rosso.

Claire Bennet. An American who how a fling with the son of a Greek billionaire while studying abroad. She is so sassy! I freaking love her. You learn little bits and pieces about what happened between her and Antonio before this whole situation. Honestly, I don’t understand why it’s “Blackmailed Bride.” She wasn’t blackmailed, actually I’d say she was more reluctant.

Antonio Rosso. The Greek billionaire’s heir that Claire had an affair with. He is basically what women want. Sexy, well-educated, FOREIGN. He is so serious half the time, like Tony relax, things will work out. At least that always happens in the novels I read.

The story actually begins years after Antonio and Claire’s whirlwind romance, at a will reading of all places. The terms of the will are actually really funny, and it really sucks for the Rosso family. Particularly Antonio. Like, WHO DOES THAT?!!!! And the family villa going to the woman he insulted, I think that’s fair.

As it would seem, even after all the hurt feelings, the chemistry is totally still there. Like I mean completely there. Although, Antonio tricking Claire into coming back to Greece was kind of lame, but highly entertaining.

I mentioned earlier that it follows multiple characters. It slightly follows Alexandra and Darious for maybe two chapters…I wonder why. Is there going to be more to this story? Are they crushing on each other? I don’t know, but I have my suspicions.

Anyway back to Claire and Antonio! They do end up going through the farce in order to comply with the terms of Antonio’s father’s will, but it doesn’t really seem like a farce to either of them. Oh to be on the Greek Islands at this moment.

While this novel is anything but realistic, it is quite entertaining and lots of fun to read. It’s also a quick read, so it’s a win-win for everyone. I totally recommend this novel!
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