Title: The Billionaire’s New Toy
Published: 11th May 2016
Publisher: Red Lace Publishing
Author: Ava Sterling
Claire wants to land the sale of the year, supplying all bedding materials for one of the largest luxury hotel chains in the country. The only thing standing in her way…is Connor Brenton.
A self-made Billionaire, Mr. Brenton is the type to go after what he wants. Now what he wants is Claire, but she’s more interested in padding her sales numbers than an erotic connection. At the sales appointment, it will be decided who gets what they want first.
(This explicit story is intended for adult readers only)
Another fun short read to get stuck into. Flowed nicely from the start and had a good pace throughout. Interesting characters that worked well together and I liked that there was a bit of a fun back-story between them – even if it made Claire want to hide under a rock.
Claire’s sales are clearly dropping and she knows she needs to pull out a big sale to keep her job. Her tactics for landing this new client are amusing to say the least. Love how her mind works with her idea that dating an employee from the hotel she wants to land as a new client for a few weeks, who happens to know all the information she would find helpful, as purely coincidental. She needed to be able to get the number to the man in charge – Connor Brenton. Someone she has already met once at a business event but doesn’t completely remember what happened nearing the end of it – too many glasses of wine always comes back to haunt you. She comes across as a confident woman who knows what she wants and goes for it, so she should hardly find it surprising that Connor would be exactly the same.
Connor is clearly a man who is used to always being a step ahead of everyone else so I think he finds it refreshing when he meets Claire again. More so with how she managed to get the meeting with him, ultimately by going around others in his office. I think the moment she mentions that they met before he is taken right back to that night and is already thinking about what he might like to happen between them. She clearly made more of an impression than she first thought, though we do soon find out why.
I liked the first meeting with them as you can see how Claire is trying to control the situation but ends up running scared when things don’t go quite to plan. He was so commanding with how he was acting, taking the control back quickly, that she didn’t know how to handle him. Or more importantly her reactions to him, which ended up making her feel nervous, something she wasn’t used to it. Though not so nervous that she was too worried to go for meeting round two. And what a meeting it was – wowzer! The sexual tension slowly builds to the ultimate conclusion with what you know will happen. I mean her company sells bed linen and she is going to be showing her products in a room in his hotel. But it’s the build up that I liked. He knew she was his from a few moments in and she wasn’t far behind with thinking the same. From his subtle comments that seemed to make her blush, to her sass coming out with the way he went on to act, brings out their inner selves. The meeting soon had nothing to do with sales and everything to do with pleasure, something both seemed to enjoy a lot. So much that they intend to continue with it over and over again. Connor seems very confident that she would be his and it takes Claire less than a breath to realise that he is right.
5 out of 5 stars
I am a Beta reader for the author and received this ARC for my honest review.