An intensely sexy Billionaire Fairy Tales standalone novel by Jackie Ashenden that is billionaire romance meets Sleeping Beauty with a happily ever after.
Lorenzo De Santis: Ruthless. Driven. Ambitious.
Lorenzo De Santis is the boss. He's an uncompromising hardass, he doesn’t suffer fools, and he doesn’t have time to deal with witless young interns. But when an old friend asks for a favor, Lorenzo can’t refuse. Even if it means taking on the man’s daughter as a project.
Kira Constantin: Rich. Party girl...Spy.
Kira Constantin feels like she has been half-alive since that one night of partying ended in tragedy. So when her father demands that she go undercover at De Santis Corp as a spy, there’s no way she can refuse. She must redeem herself, even if that means dealing with a boss like of Lorenzo De Santis.
Except neither of them counts on the forbidden heat that flares between them. As Kira and Lorenzo draw closer, spying on him becomes harder and harder. And then Kira discovers that the real villain might be closer to her than she thinks…
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Lorenzo de Santis is a man ruled by revenge. Holding his father at fault for his mothers suicide. He's also dealing with his own guilt and loss of the only other person he loved. Kira Constantin the daughter of his fathers longtime friend Ivan Constantin head of the families DS Corp.’s accounts department and life long bad girl. As a child Lorenzo always thought of her as in constant movement and much like his younger brother. Her parents never paid much attention to her and they were always outwardly disappointed in her. Since the accident that was her fault and killed two of her friends, Kira vows to change and become a calm and in control person.
Lorenzo is on the verge of pinning embezzling on his father he knows he's the one taking millions from the company he just needs to find the proof. Kira's father insists the Lorenzo takes her on as an intern. It's the last thing Lorenzo wants is a intern, but he's suspicious of why Ivan wants it so badly. Lorenzo decides to use her for information but little does he know that Ivan I blackmailing Kira to do the same thing. The minute he sees Kira he knows he's in trouble. She's not at all what he'd thought and he's not the same handsome man that Kira remembers and had a crush on and showed her kindness. Kira makes him feel again and he wants nothing to do with it and Lorenzo makes Kira want to loose her hard earned control.
Most of this book I had a hard time reading. It may of just been her writing style and my dyslexic mind, but I loved the end of this book.
Not for me
Ugh! I hate it when an author I love has a book that I just can't get into. This is that situation for me. Usually with a Jackie Ashenden book I am totally absorbed into the story. Even when I dislike the characters the story usually keeps my focus. With this one I not only disliked the hero, billionaire Lorenzo De Santis, immensely but the story lacked that wow factor and I found my mind drifting at times. Kira Constantin is his poor intern that has been forced on him and he lets her know how much he doesn't want her around. Yet he does. For his pleasure. Secretly she has her own agenda so I guess these two really deserve each other.
The book didn't really work for me but as with all Ms. Ashenden's books the writing is excellent and the characters are well done and bring out your emotions.
I will say, the one thing the author did very right was the bossy sex scenes. The way Lorenzo commanded Kira was pretty hot! Overall, this was a good, short read. Lorenzo is an angry Hero and he owned it. The only thing I didn't like about him was his constant thoughts of his dead ex. It was a bit too much in the story. I have mixed feelings on Kira. She owned her mistakes and was truly working at being a better person but the ADHD personality wasn't easy to relate too. I liked her but a few scenes were OTT. Next up is Rafael. ARC provided by NetGalley.