A one-night stand between two old childhood friends turns into something more, but when a scandal threatens to tear them apart, they must decide how hard to fight for love—a steamy romance written under the pseudonym Ivy Owens by Christina Lauren coauthor Lauren Billings.
Exhausted and on deadline with a story that could make or break her career, investigative journalist Georgia Ross is on the verge of a meltdown when a cancelled flight leaves her stuck in the airport overnight. But when a familiar face appears—the older brother of her childhood friend—and offers help, Gigi seems to have caught a break.
Alec Kim is handsome, humble, and kind—exactly the sort of man that Gigi has forgotten existed after her own painful heartbreaks. An evening of reconnection followed by a night of no-strings-attached passion with Alec feels like a gift—that is, until Gigi finally realizes that their childhood connection isn’t the only reason he seems so familiar to her.
Alec is determined to prove to Gigi that he is truly the man she thinks he is, even if it means coming clean about his fame—and his family’s connection to the story Gigi’s been working so hard to break. But as their feelings for each other grow deeper, Gigi and Alec must navigate a new reality…one where both of their hard-won careers are put directly in the path of an international scandal.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
From risqué paparazzi photos to international crime, Ivy Owens’ debut novel combines hot romance with dark intrigue. Journalist Georgia Ross is coming off a few grueling months investigating nefarious activities at the seedy Jupiter nightclub. When she runs into Alec, her childhood best friend’s older brother who has since become a famous actor and heartthrob, they embark on a very steamy affair. There’s just one problem: Georgia gets some major dirt on Alec’s links to the nightclub that could destroy his reputation. Owens really hooked us with the blazing-hot connection between her main characters and deepened our connection to the story with Georgia’s suspenseful investigation. This page-turning romance has a dark, thrilling edge.
Owens's debut brings the perfect amount of humor and heart to the story of childhood friends reunited under unusual circumstances. L.A. Times journalist Georgia "Gigi" Ross's investigation into a shady London nightclub will be the biggest story of her career. When she unexpectedly runs into Alec Kim, her first crush, at the airport on her way home, the pair share a steamy night together—all while Gigi has no idea that Alec has become a heartthrob star of British TV. Alec's heading to L.A. for two weeks of meetings, and the pair decide to spend the time together, working hard to blend their busy schedules and stay out of the limelight. When Alec reveals his personal connection to the scandal Gigi's investigating, however, she worries about the potential harm to his family if she publishes, and the conflict of interest in sleeping with a source. Whatever she does, she risks both her career and the man she's come to love. Owens imbues a fraught situation with more humor than angst, and readers will fall instantly for the charming, charismatic characters. The heated love scenes and intense emotional connection between the leads are sure to win Owens legions of fans. Agent: Holly Root, Root Literary.
Everything you could want in a steamy page turner
I don’t have words.
Fun sexy read
I enjoyed this book , Great romance between the main characters fun background story I wish it was longer!