I never expected the man I saw as nothing but a billionaire player to be the only person who could rescue me from near insanity. One moment, everything was perfect. I was finally Dr. Harlow Lewis, research geoscientist, and I was actually employed at Montgomery Mining Laboratories, the crème de la crème of labs for my specialty. I also had good friends, a supportive parent, and a budding relationship with a great guy. Add all of those things together, and it was impossible for my existence to be anything less than ideal. I had exactly the life I'd always wanted, until it...wasn't.
I guess I never realized that brief periods of perfection could instantly be followed by a nine-day, horrific hostage situation that would forever change the woman I'd been before that incident. Oddly, after my release, the only person who knew that I was struggling to get my life back was Jaxton Montgomery, my billionaire boss, and the king of one-nighters. Not exactly the perfect confidante, right?
The two of us barely spoke unless it was company business, especially after I'd turned down a date with him two years earlier. What rational female would want to have dinner with a man who was known for his one-and-done dating behavior?
Maybe Jax wasn't the guy I would have chosen to be the person who would drag me out of the darkness and back into life again, but he was the only one stubborn enough to do it. He systematically broke down all my defenses until I reached out and clung to him like he was the only lifeline I had. It wasn't until I got to know him that I realized that Jax was so much more than the playboy he was portrayed to be in the gossip columns. He was patient, he didn't judge, and he had a wicked sense of humor. Even stranger, he understood what I was going through, even when I didn't understand it myself.
Loved getting to know these two
I really enjoyed this story. It took me on some ups and downs as gave some laughs as well. The characters are great and engaging. Harlow is in a spot! She always takes care of herself..she is a can-do girl! Problem is now she is in recovery and she can’t do it all herself but she won’t admit it. Jax who has held a torch for her for a couple years sees her struggling and decides to do something about it.
Watching these two fix Harlow and come to terms with their mutual attraction is fun to watch. I loved the addition of the dogs in here. When Jax is talking to Tango its so cute. I also enjoyed the non-perfect side (no cooking!)of Jax as well as his love of fast cars. He certainly is a differ t type of billionaire...not who I was expecting.
The Time spent with the brothers and Riley is always a good time. Its nice to see them all together and helping each other.
I did listen to this on audio. Both Jacob Morgan and Elizabeth Powers did a great job and are easy to listen to. I do like the little sneak peek into Cooper’s downfall.