Sunday, November 26, 2017

Deal Breaker by Tara Leigh

Author: Tara Leigh
Publisher: Swerve
Date of publication: November 2017

Nixie Rowland is having a bad day. Rushing home to drown her sorrows in ice cream and reality television, she decides to take a shortcut to the subway where things take a turn for the worst. But Nixie’s bad luck doesn’t end there—the white knight who comes to her rescue is none other than the Dark Knight of Wall Street, a cocky Manhattan mogul whose ego barely fits inside his penthouse. To her horror, Nixie discovers the sizzling attraction between them is off the charts, and rising fast. Spending the night in his bed does nothing to lower the heat… And everything to set her heart on fire.

Nash Knight doesn’t have room in his life, or his heart, for anything beyond one-night stands or casual flings. And he certainly doesn’t make a habit of rescuing damsels in distress. Except that this particular damsel slips beneath his armor, the vulnerability she covers with a false show of bravado hitting him somewhere deep. Nixie is everything he never wanted… And exactly what he needs.

With Nixie on the run from a controlling ex, and Nash trying to salvage a business deal at risk because his conquests in the bedroom are overshadowing his wins in the boardroom, there’s one simple solution for them both: a marriage in name only. But when lust becomes love, will their untamed emotions be a deal breaker?

Deal Breaker is the second book in the Billionaire Bosses series.  It definitely can be read as a stand alone.  Characters from the first book make an appearance, but they aren't integral to the story.  This is Nash and Nixie's story.  Nash saves Nixie from being mugged in a dark alley one night. Neither life is ever the same after.

I liked the story well enough.  The HEA was sweet and there was definitely chemistry between the couple.  I liked Nash and his hard exterior with a soft caring gooey inside.  It was fun watching him fall for Nixie.  I wasn't too sold on Nixie throughout most of the story.  I thought she made some incredibly dumb choices.  While I get that she had a bad experience with a controlling ex, her reluctance to let Nash really help her was frustrating.  Once her ex finds her, she had a surprising lack of a sense of danger.  I found this odd.  Did she not think he would keep stalking her?  Finally, I found it frustrating that she would be so upset when she figured out Nash's reasons for their marriage of convenience.  I'm mean, did it really matter?  She had her own selfish reasons.  

Despite this gripes, the story is still a pleasant romance.  I look forward to seeing what comes next.

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