From Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author M. Robinson comes a standalone best friend’s baby sister, second chance billionaire romance.
She was my best friend's little sister, which meant she was off limits, but I couldn’t help myself. I never could when it came to her, and in the end, I left town and made something of my myself.
Ten years later and I was one of the richest men in the world. I had everything I ever wanted except for her. Little did I know, life would give me a second chance to make things right by her. She was suddenly my publicist, treating me as if I was nothing more than another client when I stole all her firsts.
Including her heart.
I needed to take matters into my own hands, making her an offer she couldn’t refuse.
For the next ten days, she signed a contract stating…
She was mine.
The Angst Queen is back with this billionaire/second chance romance! I completely devoured this story. The chemistry and tension between Julian and Autumn was tumultuous and intense and the story sucked me in from the very first chapter.
Julian and Autumn have history. Growing up he was her brothers best friend and crushed on him most of her life. They grow close and she falls hard for him until he obliterates her heart by lying about his true feelings. Now 10 years later they are thrust back into each others lives as she has been hired as his publicist to clean up his image.
Throughout the book I had a serious love/hate relationship with Julian. He was completely arrogant and controlling most of the time, but then there were also small moments of vulnerability and charm and I wanted more! Autumn is strong, successful and tenacious. She excels at her job and is the best in the business. Agreeing to work with Julian is becoming one of the most infuriating jobs of her career. He will stop at nothing to get the upper hand with her. For most of the book I really felt for her. I understood her choices up until one crazy revelation that made me want to smack her silly!
If you like your romance on the angsty side and will keep you on the edge of your seat you will want to pick this one up! But, buckle up because you are in for one heck of a rollercoaster ride.
emotional, heart breaking
ALPHA CEO by M. Robinson is a stand alone, contemporary, adult, erotic, second chance romance story line focusing on publicist Autumn Troy, and billionaire businessman Julian Locke.
Told from dual first person perspectives (Autumn and Julian) using present day and memories from the past, ALPHA CEO follows the tempestuous second chance relationship between publicist Autumn Troy, and Billionaire businessman Julian Locke. All of her life Autumn Troy has been in love with her brother’s best friend Julian Locke but shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Julian, six years older than our story line heroine, broke her heart, destroying the Troy family in the process. Ten years would pass as the Troy family watched from afar as the young boy they raised grew into a hardened businessman, a businessman who was about to turn Autumn’s world upside down. Needing a publicist to fix his image, Julian’s team hired Autumn Troy, and in doing so, brought together a world of heart break and hurt. As Julian laid out his plans to reclaim Autumn as his own, our heroine struggled between head and heart, knowing to fall for Julian, means having her heart destroyed all over again. What ensues is the rebuilding but acrimonious relationship between Julian and Autumn, and the fall-out as secrets from the past come full circle, threatening to destroy Autumn, all over again.
Autumn Troy despises our hero with every cell in her body. Julian not only break Autumn’s heart, but destroyed her faith, her hope and a lifelong love when he pushed her away, without looking back. Autumn had loved Julian all of her life but when their relationship was taken to a whole new level, our couple had to keep their love a secret, from Autumn’s family, and her older brother Christian. Julian Locke grew up in the foster care system and never knew love until moving in with the Troy family but falling for Autumn meant quite possibly destroying the trust with not her brother but her family as well. Unable to accept the inevitable, Julian ran before being pushed out of their lives.
The relationship between Julian and Autumn is one of second chances; a rekindling romance that struggles in the face of secrets, lies, heart break and pain. Julian has never stopped loving our story line heroine but his behavior has always run hot and cold, and his treatment of our heroine is questionable on many levels. The $ex scenes are limited but passionate and intense.
We are introduced to Autumn’s parents,as well as her brother Christian and his wife Kinley. Christian and Kinley’s story line is next in Dr. Alpha.
ALPHA CEO is an emotional and heart breaking story line as Julian’s treatment of Autumn, once they reconnected, raised many red flags of questionable behavior. The premise is impassioned; the romance is intense; the characters are powerful, broken, energetic and strong. ALPHA CEO ends on a bit of a cliff hanger-you have been warned.
Great Second Chance to Love!
I loved Julian and Autumn's second chance to love! Julian is alpha, enigmatic, dominant, possessive, and commanding. Autumn is smart, strong, and independent. I liked their banter, their push and pull relationship, the angst, and the unpredictable twist! The pace is great and entertaining. The back and forth past to present is well done, and easy to follow. The supporting characters are great. I loved Autumn's family. I enjoyed it, and I am looking forward to reading Dr. Alpha, Christian and Kinley's story!