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The Big, Bad Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden
Series: DeSantis Brothers
Published by Swerve Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
Billionaire CEO Rafe DeSantis is taking want he wants and he wants Ms. Ella Hart. Rafe has a few anger issues. He was sent away when he was young because his parents couldn’t be bothered with him. He left one crappy situation and landed in a worse one. He’s all grown up and back for revenge.
Ella Hart hasn’t had the easiest life. She lost both her parents within months of each other, became the ward of the DeSantis family and went to live with her grandmother. She threw herself into her passion for dance. Now she wants to attend a summer dance program in Europe but to get the funds for the trip she must go through her guardian. Ella soon finds that Rafe DeSantis is now her guardian and he has specific requirements before he will release the money to her.
Rafe has Ella where he’s always wanted her but will his plan to seduce her end the way he’s always dreamed, or will the big bad wolf end up all alone?
Author Jackie Ashenden’s reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood is not your average fairytale. The Big, Bad Billionaire is sexy in the sweetest of ways. Initially, I was afraid that Rafe was going to be a complete ass. He’s an aggressive alpha with a hankering for revenge. It soon becomes clear that Rafe’s feelings for Ella are quite intense. He doesn’t handle his feelings like most would. Most would ask the girl they are attracted to out on a date but Rafe decides to use extortion instead.
Ella is a quiet and reserved young woman trying to figure out life. She is taken aback by Rafe’s proposal and the feelings he provokes within her. It’s easy to feel deeply for both lonely characters. The attraction between them is sensual and titillating and the plot is swift and enthralling. The Big, Bad Billionaire is one fairytale you don’t want to miss. Prepare to be hot and bothered by one sexy alpha and the innocent little red riding hood in The Big, Bad Billionaire.