Published by Self-Published on November 7th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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He’s a powerful billionaire CEO who built the family business into an empire. The money doesn’t matter to him, but the company is his life. And then his eccentric mother wills it all to her tiny dog.
I’m Vicky, the dog whisperer. (Not really, but that’s what my elderly neighbor always says.) When she dies, she surprises everybody by leaving a corporation worth billions to her dog, Smuckers. With me as his spokesperson.
Suddenly I go from running my Etsy store to sitting in an elegant Wall Street boardroom with Smuckers in my lap. And my neighbor’s son, Henry Locke, aka New York’s most eligible bachelor, glaring across the table at me.
Rumor has it Henry’s a business genius who’s as talented in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. Sure, he’s gorgeous. Sex-in-a-seven-thousand dollar suit. But…
He’s arrogant and infuriating.
He refuses to listen to me when I insist I didn’t con his mother.
He thinks he can bully me, buy me off, control me, even seduce me.
Henry may have the women of Manhattan eating out of the palm of his hand, but I'm so over entitled rich guys who think they own the world.
No way will his wicked smile be charming ME out of my panties.
His wicked...devastating...impossible-to-resist smile.
Oh well, who needs panties anyway?
Most Eligible Bastard is about the quirky, young woman named Vicky who is unexpectedly left with a huge amount of responsibility when the estranged and eccentric owner of Matisse that she sits/read minds for passes away. To say that Vicky’s lifestyle changed drastically is an understatement. She basically becomes the majority shareholder in family-operated multi-billion dollar business.
Just the thought would make anyone crack under the pressure but Vicky handles it surprisingly well. Not only does she have to learn hard and fast but she has to stave off other executives wanting her blood. Vicky shows that she has the nerves of steel and this is just one of the character traits that I appreciated about her.
I was also amazed how she was able to influence people especially the arrogant CEO that is Henry Locke. Good grief, this man was annoying at first but once Vicky’s light shined upon him he emerged into someone completely different. If the way they changed and inspired each other isn’t a sign of true love then I don’t know what else is! I absolutely loved these two together and I couldn’t ask for a better HEA for them.
It takes one special writer to elicit a varied amount of feeling from you while reading their story and Annika Martin does just that with Most Eligible Bastard. I felt anger, disbelief, yearning, hopeful, inspired and even love all throughout this book.While I am not new to this author’s writing, her contemporary romance is something I haven’t experienced until today. I found that I equally enjoyed reading both her PNR books as much as her Contemporary Romance and I for one will undoubtedly be on the lookout for more of her new releases.