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Published by Harlequin on 2013-08-01
Reviewed by Vanessa
On his arm… And in his bed? What is his intern's photo doing on an escort website? Bastian Christou doesn't know if he's more surprised by her double life, or her stunning photo—she's kept those curves well hidden! He has an ex-fiancée to keep at bay and Emmie Marshall might just be the best armor money can buy. Emmie is outraged when Bastian, her uncompromising boss, confronts her. She had no idea her photo was online. But his check's been cashed and he's come to collect his prize… A weekend in Greece. With her. Alone. Their relationship might be fake, but Emmie's trepidation is all too real!
Sebastiano “Bastian” Christou is set to marry, however, his fiancée refuses to sign a pre-nup and leaves him for another man. Not wanting a scene at his beloved sister’s wedding, he seeks out another woman to fulfill the role of showing the world he has moved on from his fiancée. Finding the perfect woman in his employ, Bastian sets out to trap her for his own plans to bear out. Emerald “Emmie” Marshall had no idea just how far her nefarious mother has gone to seek her own comfort, but soon she finds out when she is treated to a veiled threat by her employer, Bastian Christou. Feeling as though she has no choice in the matter, Emmie agrees to his terms until she finds she gets more involved than she expected.
For me, this is Lynne Graham at her finest! The Billionaire’s Trophy had everything I was looking for in a nice Harlequin Presents book: the billionaire, the down on her luck virgin heroine who is nicely trapped by Mr. Know it all, the discovery of all not being as it seems and, of course, the requisite HEA with just a pinch or two of drama to keep it all stirred up. Another fabulous concoction by Lynne Graham!!
The Billionaire’s Trophy is a go-to formula, but it works, and it was very entertaining. Both Emmie and Bastian were likeable characters, and he really did have a good reason for being a bit mean to her at first in The Billionaire’s Trophy. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that Bastian accepted her apology at her word, but Emmie needed more convincing to accept his, because she didn’t work the same as he did. Bastian seemed to stick his foot in his mouth several times in The Billionaire’s Trophy, and this provided me with some much needed amusement! I also enjoyed the fact that Emmie kept Bastian on his toes, and he was afraid that he would lose her in the end.