Review: Billionaire Blackmail by Alison Aimes

Billionaire Blackmail by Alison Aimes
Series: Billionaire Blackmail (# 1)
Release Date: July 11, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pages: 240
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

After a childhood spent on the streets, ruthless billionaire Nik Valenti has had his share of dealing with crooks. He thought that was behind him. Until the woman he’s been casually dating turns out to be the biggest con artist of them all. Now, with pride, money, and his company’s survival at stake, he won’t rest until she’s experienced his own brand of justice.

Sara Turner knows she’s no angel, but a few deliberate omissions…well, compared to the rest of her family, that’s choir girl behavior. But now the one man whose heart she’d hoped to steal is accusing her of embezzling from his company. Worse, he wants answers. And he’s come up with a foolproof way to ensure he gets them. One Sara must accept if she doesn’t want to end up in jail.

Nik might be trying to save his company, but he has a tough time ignoring the way Sara makes him burn. The passion between them is all-consuming, and each time he peels away a layer, he discovers there’s more to her than first meets the eye, but he can’t give in to his need. Nik will put everything on the line to find the truth…except his heart.

 

Review: It seems that one of the biggest issues for those going after a second chance at love is the trust issues. For Nik and Sara it isn’t any different. Both have been brought up with a bit (understatement) of a rough background.

Nik may be a billionaire now but he was brought up on the streets while in and out of foster care. Ms. Aimes made him real. Someone that shows what a little luck, hard work and dreams can do for you. He was someone that although he had trust issues he also had a giving heart and was easy to relate to.

Whereas Sara may have been brought up a little differently with parents who were con artists, she also had to overcome a lot to get to where she was. I think that this makes a person stronger. She also had trust issues because of the crap her family fed her. She had a brother whom she tried to protect. But, she made things hard on herself by enabling him because she was a fixer. I related to this more than I care to admit. Some of her traits hit close to home.

With all that went on within the story I felt at times that I was right there and wanted to give Nik and Sara a head slap once in a while. They were easy characters to like as they took us on an emotional roller coaster ride.

The back and forth scenes and banter between these two was believable. They were given a chemistry that even though they tried to ignore just wouldn’t go away. All they needed was to stop…trust and open up their hearts for love. I know easier said…

The storyline ‘billionaire embezzled by accountant’…was believable with a little different twist…in that it could have been ripped from the front page of some local paper.  I found this to be a fun, fast paced, easy read that is great to just get away with for the summer…Settle in with your favorite beverage for an entertaining second chance at love story.