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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Billionaire Banker by Georgia Le Carre Blog Tour & Review


Title:  The Billionaire Banker
Author: Georgia Le Carre  
Published:  October 1st, 2013
Word Count: 55,000
Genre:  Erotic Romance
Content Warning:  Explicit Adult Content
Restricted Age:  18+





Synopsis:
When Lana Bloom learns the devastating news that her mother is dying, she is faced with a terrible dilemma.  The one thing that can save her is the one thing she does not have.  For young and innocent Lana, the unthinkable becomes her only choice.

But when she walks through the door of that exclusive restaurant she has no idea of the seismic shift her life is about to take, for the highest bidder will not be the rich man she has accompanied.  Fate drops her at the feet of the deeply mysterious and dazzlingly gorgeous American banker, Blake Law Barrington.  Throbbing with raw masculinity and arrogance, this is a man who owns all that he pursues.

And now he wants her.

Lana cannot deny she is both intrigued and intoxicated by the world Blake inhabits and the smouldering passion he stirs in her body, but she is also fearful for this man is addictive, and right now she is very vulnerable.  She knows she should focus only on the arrangement, but how can she…when he has opened a door that cannot be closed?

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EXCERPT: 
It is Rupert’s cold, hard voice that drags her back into that room.  They had both not heard him enter.  ‘I’m afraid she’s rather spoken for,’ he drawls, but there is so much suppressed anger that his voice is like a blast of icy air. 
She snatches her mouth away from Blake’s.  He is positioned between her and Rupert so his wide chest hides her from Rupert’s condemnation.  Her eyes, cloudy with confusion and desire, are still caught in Blake’s gaze.  For a few seconds more he does not release her, but simply stares into their blue depths with something approaching surprise.  Then his eyes turn into hard granite chips and his body stiffens as his hands tighten and curve protectively around her waist.  Slowly he turns to face Rupert.
‘But still unpaid for, I believe?’ he says, and looks down with a smile at Lana’s flushed, troubled face.  She has two very quick impressions.  He is a brilliant actor and he is a cold man.  A shockingly cold and unemotional being. 
 Rupert directs his astonished, vicious eyes at Lana’s.  ‘You offered yourself to him too?’
 Lana stares mutely at Rupert.  His eyes move derisively, hatefully over her.  She feels herself cringe. 
‘Does he know how much you charge?’
‘Do you doubt I will be able to afford her?’ asks Blake.
Rupert shrivels the way a leech that has had salt thrown on it does.  ‘This is why you invited me here, isn’t it?’ 
‘Yes.’
‘What a joke!’ he taunts, but his jibe lacks any real bite.  ‘The great Barrington can’t find his own whore.  He has to steal mine.’
‘I didn’t steal her,’ Blake notes reasonably.  ‘I just offered to pay more.’
Rupert’s eyes bulge, bug-like.  ‘She’s just a cheap bloody tart.  I’ve just fingered her out there,’ he taunts maliciously, jerking his dandruff-laden head in the direction of the door.
Lana feels Blake’s hand tighten around her waist.  ‘Consider it an unearned freebie, then,’ he says quietly, but there is warning in the calm words.  A warning that is not lost on Rupert.  The air becomes tight with tension.  Lana looks from one man to the other.  It is like watching two lions fighting for supremacy.  But her body knows which lion she wants to win this fight.
Rupert shrugs.  He knows he’d be a fool to go against a Barrington.  He has much to lose.  ‘If you think I’m going to fight over her you’re mistaken.  Have her.’
He turns on his heel and leaves.
Blake lets go of Lana.  She realizes she is trembling.  She leans against the desk, hating herself, but unable to stop—nothing is more important than the money—she asks, ‘Did you mean it about the money?’

Review:
I enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and I liked Lana.  She is willing to give up her virginity to help her mom battle cancer. The only problem is she is going to sell it to a slimeball named Rupert who she works for. He tells her he doesn't mind if she fights him once he has agreed to pay her 50000 pounds - he likes it rough and he will hurt her and leave her on the side of the road. 

As she's making the deal she spies a man across the restaurant. He is gorgeous and obviously wealthy and when he invites Rupert and her to a party after he overhears the deal being made she wonders if he will accept her. 

Blake sees Lana walk in and he can't take his eyes off her. He is instantly drawn to her and wonders why she is with that asshole Rupert. He knows Rupert's reputation and he feels bad for the girl. When he overhears the deal being made he decides to step in. Once Rupert and Lana get to the party Blake offers Lana double what she was willing to take. She decides that since she is attracted to Blake he will be the one to take her virginity.

Blake sets Lana up in an apartment for their agreed to three month affair and things are hot!!  But Lana still has to worry about her mother and Blake is engaged to someone else. Lana does not fit into his life in any other way than as a mistress but will he be able to let her go after the agreed to time limit?

This is the first book in a series and I cannot wait to see what happens next!!  




About the Author:
Georgia Le Carre lives in England, in an old 19th century romantic cottage surrounded by a magical garden filled with fruit and walnut trees. 

When she is not feeding words into her laptop, she is either curled up in bed with a box of chocolates and a good read, or lost in a long walk in the woods. Especially on moonlit nights.  And often with the man of her dreams.







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6 comments:

  1. Great looking book.. Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Sounds like a great book; looking forward to reading it!

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