I owe him a debt. The kind money can’t repay.
He wants something else: me, for one year.
But I don’t even know who he is…
365 days and nights doing everything he wants…except that.
“I’m not going to sleep with you,” I say categorically.
“I’m going to make you a promise,” his eyes challenge mine. “Before our time is up, you’ll beg me for it.”
What Readers say about Charlotte Byrd:
"Extremely captivating, sexy, steamy, intriguing, and intense!” ★★★★★
"Addictive and impossible to put down.” ★★★★★
“I am in love with Olive and Nicholas’ story!” ★★★★★
“I can’t get enough of the turmoil, lust, love, drama and secrets!” ★★★★★
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A bit of a slow start but then...
This book is the beginning of a new series by Charlotte Byrd. I’ve enjoyed reading all her books (She’s one of my favorite authors). I received it as an ARC. The story’s an interesting one, Olivia Kernes is a college student. She and Sydney, her roommate, live in Boston. Boston’s expensive and with her rent and student loans payments due, Olive finds herself in a tight situation. Then, out of the blue she gets a check covering all her student loans. It’s from a Mr. Crawford. She’s confounded and shows the check to Sydney. Then the two of them go back and forth with the “Who’s Crawford? Is it real and what do they want for it?” They can’t figure it out.
Olive finally decides to go to the bank. She presents the large check and is promptly greeted by one of the bank’s officers who thanks her for her business. It appears the check is good so Olive pays off all her student loan debt. A few days later she gets another letter, this one giving her an all expenses paid vacation to Hawaii.
Olive helps her sick mom as much as she can despite the fact that her mom gives her grief about happenings years before, a pregnancy and it’s fallout (Mom and Dad are very Catholic.). Mom’s nosey. She snoops and finds the letter offering the free vacation which she delightedly burns in front of Olive. Why should she have a free vacation. Fortunately for Olive because of rereading the letter so many times, she’d memorized the entire letter.
Olive decides to take her vacation and finds that Sydney is accompanying her to watch out for her friend. Upon arriving in Hawaii they’re brought to a beautiful home where Olive is asked to wait for Mr. Crawford. After waiting a bit she takes off on her own to see the beach and injures her leg. She’s helped by a very nice surfer and returns to await her meeting with Mr. Crawford. There’s dinner and a party and still no meeting so she returns to her room in a huff, takes out a book and goes to bed.
She’s awakened by Mr. Crawford’s assistant Amelia and told the meeting is happening “ Now.” Olive refuses to get up and the next person to come to her door turns out to be the actual Nicholas Crawford, the surfer who helped her earlier. They agree to meet for dinner the next day. At dinner Nicholas tells Olive that he wants repayment for his gift. She owes him 365 nights/days. He has his reasons which he explains. The two are very attracted to each.
There’s a $1,000,000.00 offer, a retreat to home, more problems from an ungrateful mother, gangsters, more debt. Nicholas has the fix, a Game. Olive wants to know exactly what the game is. There’s steam involved. The story really starts to move from here. It took a while to really draw me into this one which is why I gave 4 stars instead of 5 stars. I look forward to more about Nicholas’s ultimate game.
Tell Me to Stop
First installment of a series. Olive Kernes received a check in the mail for the exact amount of her student loans. Who sent her the money and why? Should she deposit it? She gets advice from her best friend Sydney who is very supportive. There is mystery and adventure and possible romance. In addition there is the relationship with her mother who is a terrible woman and Nicholas who is a mystery. I would have liked more of the story in this installment. I felt it was just an introduction to the story to come. However I enjoyed it and am interested in knowing what will happen next. I received a ARC copy of this book for my review
Tell me to stop
Long drawn out store that made no sense. Continuing with three more books. REALLY that hold story could be written in one book.