Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Breathless In Love (The Maverick Billionaires #1) by Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully

Book Blurb:

Will Franconi has a dark past that he’s kept a closely guarded secret―very few people have ever heard his real story and he plans to keep it that way. After surviving a hellish childhood, he’s now living the dream life where everything he touches turns to gold. But something’s missing. He doesn’t quite know what until a simple letter from a teenage boy brings Harper Newman into his life. A woman who just might fill up the empty places inside him…if only he could ever be worthy of her love.

When a man has more money than he could possibly spend in five lifetimes, Harper has to ask herself what Will Franconi could possibly want from a woman like her? She’s learned the hard way that rich men always get what they want no matter the cost. If it was just herself she had to worry about, Harper would manage, but she’s guardian to her younger brother who depends on her for everything. After nearly losing his life in a car crash, she’s vowed never to let anyone hurt him ever again.

Still, sometimes Harper can’t help but long to change her story from one of an always-cautious woman to an adventurous tale of a heroine who’s wild and free…especially when Will’s kisses and caresses make her utterly breathless. And as he begins to reveal his story to her, she discovers that he’s so much more than just another wealthy, privileged man. He’s kind and giving, and he fills up all the spaces inside of her heart that have been empty for so long. Together, can they rewrite their stories into a happily-ever-after that neither of them had previously thought was possible?

My Review:

Breathless In Love is a great start to The Maverick Billionaires series by Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully, and it will leave you breathless!

I really enjoyed this well written, well paced book and all the characters in it!  Will has done very well for himself, despite a difficult childhood that led him down some dark pathways.  As good as he's done though, he doesn't feel good about himself or where he came from, he doesn't feel good enough for anyone.  He hides his past well.  When he meets Harper, he is immediately drawn to her...enchanted.  Not just sexually, but in every way he didn't expect.  Harper is her younger brother's guardian.  She does her best (which is great!), she's very protective of him, and refuses to rely on or count on anyone.  After one too many bad relationships, she's determined to keep her heart safely locked away.  She didn't expect to meet someone like Will, and she has no idea what he sees in her that makes him want her so much.

Will not only likes Harper, he is quite fond of her brother Jeremy, and soon their lives are intertwining.  Will pursues Harper, and he is so sweet and caring and real!  Harper tries to resist, but her heart and even her mind won't let her.  As the layers of Will are peeled away, how will Harper feel about him?  Will's biggest fear is that she will discover he can never be good enough for her.  Will Harper let Will in?  Her biggest fear is caring only to suffer heart break not only for herself, but for Jeremy also.

I liked Will and Harper together.  They are different but have similarities, and they really work well together.  I could feel the connection, not to mention the heat!  I really hoped they'd both take a chance.  I loved the maturity of their characters and how the life experiences they've both had.  There was no unnecessary drama.  There is tension and inner turmoil, and this worked well with these characters.  Harper's brother Jeremy is a strong secondary character who was really endearing!  

I liked meeting the Maverick brothers, they are a strong group of men who I really look forward to reading more about.

I'd recommend Breathless In Love to any romance reader.

4/5 stars

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