Mateu Espasa, CEO of Barcelona’s most luxurious hotel, knows how to deliver a five-star experience. When he learns the identity of hotel reviewer, London Montgomery, it seems harmless to play as her local tour guide to make sure she enjoys her stay and places his hotel back in the running for the Elites Travel and Life Magazine's hotel of fame. But every moment with London makes Mateu want her just as much as he needs that review.
Constantly working to cover her mother’s medical bills, London needs to have a little fun on this vacation. First on her list: Kiss a hot Spaniard, and her knight-in-shining-Armani at the train station seems to fit that bill—he’s local and definitely hot! But when she discovers the man charming her is really CEO of the hotel she’s reviewing—supposedly secretly—she decides to see how far he’ll go to make her dream vacation a once in a lifetime experience.
Mateu shows her the romance of his city and his soul, but when the truth comes out, the fun is over, and it turns out nobody wins in a game of hearts.
Each book in the International Temptation series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Seducing the Tycoon.
Book #2 Playing the Spanish Billionaire
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London Montgomery has been saving for years for her dream vacation. London writes reviews for Elite Travel magazine, so she is constantly on the go evaluating hotels and their amenities. She rarely gets out to experience the places she travels to, so she has a "bucket list" of things she wants to do while on vacation--including kissing a Spaniard.
Mateu is the CEO of the hotel chain where London is staying. He finds out she's coming to visit under a false name and thinks she's coming to do a surprise review, so he puts plans into motion to show her the experience of a lifetime. In the meantime, London finds out her mom's medication is no longer covered by insurance and is quite costly. Family is EVERYTHING to London, so she realizes she'll have to cut back on her bucket list activities to pay for the medication. She also decides to work while on vacation and sets out to review the hotel. London then finds out, with her best friend's help, who Mateu really is. She figures she'll enjoy her vacation on Mateu's dime.
What starts off as deception on both parts, quickly turns into more. When feelings get in the way and guilt starts to weigh on London's mind, she decides to confess. Mateu explodes, acting as if she was the only one being deceitful. Hurt and confused, because she knows he's lying, London decides to submit her review and cut her vacation short. Will Mateu wise up and go after the love of his life?
This was such a refreshing love story centered around family. I loved it! I thought I was going to have to reach through my Kindle to strangle Mateu, but he eventually decided to follow his heart! I read a gifted copy of this novel and all opinions stated are my own.
Amazing! Wow! Loved it!
Playing the Spanish Billionaire by M.K. Meredith
This Mateu Espasa and London Montgomery's story.
Oh my goodness!! I couldn't put this book down. Wow!! this book was a perfect balance of passion, humor, secrets, family, love, etc. At times I laughed and cried. The banter and the passion between Mateu and London was so amazing. They are perfect for one another.
Mateu and London's characters will pull you in. They are so much fun. I fell in love with them and their families. There were some really funny moments that had me laughing so hard. Also, the passion and chemistry between Mateu and London was hot! You just need to read the book!
Credit also needs to be given to the descriptions of the foods, museums, orchard, and the beach. It made me feel as if I was there experiencing it. I could smell the Catalan bread (pa amb tomàquet) cooking and the fresh crisp smell of the lemons and the feel of the breeze while standing in the orchard. I want to live at the orchard, eat the Catalan bread, drink fresh lemonade, and snuggle with my sweetie!
I loved this beautifully written romance! M.K. Meredith did an amazing job! A perfect way to unwind, relax, or escape for a while. I can't express enough how much fun this story was to me. A must read!
FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Loved this book! Not only is it a wonderful romance but I learned so much about the Catalan countryside, history and culture. The incredibly descriptive writing of this author made everything come to life before me.
Mateu Espasa is the hotelier trying to get his hotel the five star rating he thinks it deserves (and truthfully needs) from London Montgomery. London is suppose to be on the vacation of a lifetime but when life trips her up again she decides to make it a working vacation. Since she works as a reviewer for a travel magazine it shouldn't be a big deal. Until she discovers exactly who Mateu is and what he's trying to do.
This is a fun, light, easy read that I think everyone will enjoy. I highly recommend it.