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He needed a wife on paper, she needed a way to pay for school. Neither bargained for the danger their marriage-of-convenience brought on.

CEO Jack Sutton isn't about to be backed into a corner by the stipulations of his mother's will. She might have wanted to be sure he was married by the time he was thirty, but that doesn't mean he needs to give in. As the head of a powerful venture capital firm, there’s one thing he’s learned. There’s always a way around anything standing in his way. This marriage clause is no exception. 


Kelly Bradley got into the law school of her dreams, but the financial aid she was counting on didn’t come through. When she finds out Jack Sutton is looking for a wife in name only, she propositions him to get the funding she needs. What could be the harm in linking herself to a well-respected businessman for a year? It’s not like he’s hard to look at or tough to be around. 


But will her fix end up costing a whole lot more than either she or Jack had bargained for? When her life is on the line, Jack finds himself racing to save the woman he's fast losing his heart to. 


Steamy romance meets heart-stopping suspense in the Sutton Billionaires Series. This is the first book in the series but it can be read as a standalone story with no cliffhangers. A shorter version of this book was previously released as part of the Sutton Capital Series

January 7
Lori Ryan
Brighton Parker Rose, LLC

Customer Reviews

harborgirl ,

Great Update to Legal Ease!!

I have read the entire Sutton Capital series by this author and enjoyed it immensely. This book is an extended version of Legal Ease, the first book in the series. It has new content which further develops the characters and plot. While it is the first book in the series, it does not have a cliffhanger ending and stands alone. It is written in third person.

Jack Sutton is a very busy man running the successful venture capital business his grandfather began. As the CEO, Jack is a workaholic and likes to control everyone, and everything, as much as he possibly can. He is approaching his 30th birthday and, because of a marriage clause in his mom’s will, he has to be married or will lose his company.

Kelly Bradley has worked hard to complete her undergraduate education. She even got accepted into the law school of her dreams but, when her financial aid falls through, she doesn’t see how she can accept admission. When her friend tells her of Jack’s marriage clause, Kelly sees the answer to both of their problems. If she marries Jack, he can pay for her law school tuition.

It’s the perfect solution—an iron-clad prenup, a marriage in name only and, at the end of one year, they quietly divorce and go their separate ways. However, Jack’s mean, conniving, meddling Aunt Mabry suspects the marriage is fake and sets out to prove it so she can take over Sutton Capital.

Neither Jack nor Kelly expected the ensuing events, expectations and feelings that interfere with their strictly business deal. When Kelly is in danger, Jack races to rescue her before they lose what have found with each other.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The complex characters, conflicts and ultimate resolutions were engaging, and the plot pacing was perfect to keep the sexual tension and peril suspense high. I thought Aunt Mabry’s transformation was a little too abrupt to be believed, or accepted, but I always appreciate character growth and redemption as the story moves along.

If you like romantic suspense and intriguing plots, you will not be disappointed in The Billionaire Deal!

Bonnie579 ,

Fantastic. Superb. Great storytelling and great storyline. You will love it.

Fantastic. Superb. Great storytelling and great storyline. You will love it.

Jack is CEO of Sutton Capital, but his aunt is trying to oust him and put her son in as CEO. The only way to stop it? He can get his mothers shares if he is married before his 35th birthday which is next week. Enter Kelly, the beautiful stranger who walks into Jack’s office and announces that she is his fiancé with a sticky note that says one year of marriage for $154,000 so she can go to law school. It’s a win win for both of them. This way he can stay as CEO and get his mother’s shares and keep his company. Jack has no idea who Kelly is or how she found out that he had to get married, but they are pulling it off magnificently. Only one little drawback. Kelly is starting to fall in love with Jack. What is she going to do when the year is up and has to go back to her normal life, and she has fallen so hard and completely in love with Jack. Is he just in it for the year to keep his company or does he have feelings for her too? But neither say it until something drastic happens to Kelly and Jack realizes he cannot live without her. That he wants her forever. I loved this book. Jack is such a gentleman and treats her so tenderly that there’s no way that she can’t know that he’s in love with her. This book is so beautifully and lovingly written. You will not be able to put it down. Kelly is like the girl next-door and nothing like any of the women that Jack dates, movie stars, models. She is exactly the kind of woman that Jack’s parents would have approved of. All Jack wants is to have a marriage like his parents who loved each other until the day they died. Can he have that with Kelly? Or will she leave after a year and she’s only in it for the money? You will have to read this book to find out. And you will love the ending.

Jen G F ,

The Billionaire Deal

ARC for honest review with no compensation

The Billionaire Deal is book 1 in the Sutton Billionaires series by Lori Ryan. I read the shorter version of this story years ago as the Sutton Capital series. Loved it then and love this extended version even more!!

Jack Sutton, CEO of his family’s company Sutton Capital has to find a wife before his 35th birthday in a few days or his will lose control of the company per his mother’s will. Problem is where will he find a woman to marry on short notice, divorce in a year,sign a prenup and not be after his billions...

Kelly Bradley need to find a way to pay for school after he financial aid fall through as she was just accepted into Yale. When she meets her friend Jennie (who works as a temp for Jack and has been listening to his private conversations on a broken intercom explains Jack needs a temporary wife) Kelly may have found it her way to pay for school.

Nail biting suspense, steamy romance, laughter, friendship, mystery, fake marriage or is it combines to make this an edge of your seat reading!

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