Tuesday, May 2, 2017

seriously romantic: the dangerous billionaire by jackie ashenden

jackie ashenden's latest series introduces the tate brothers, sullivan a.k.a. van, lucas, and wolf, in the dangerous billionaire. foster brothers, navy seals, mega rich and stupidly attractive, it's hard not to see the appeal. since enlisting they haven't spent much time together, but their foster father's death and the subsequent demands of his last will and testament forces them to reunite to protect their father's company. as the eldest the largest share of the burden falls to van, and he's also charged with protecting their foster sister, chloe.

chloe is at turns devastated by her father's death and infuriated with more of his broken promises. when van requests her presence in new york city she takes her first trip away from the family's wyoming ranch. she believes that he's going to discuss their father's will. but he's brought her to new york to protect her and there's no way she can return unless she listens to him.

she's felt abandoned by van all these years, so she's not too keen on listening. which creates some actual problems because there is a real threat to chloe's safety. everything is tied to a big secret regarding chloe's past, and revealing more would spoil some of the twists and turns in the story.

(is it a little sketchy that this romance is between a foster brother and sister? on the one hand, they are in no way related by blood. van has 10 years on chloe, so they technically weren't raised together. except that they still spent a lot of time together thinking of each other as siblings. the author tries to write her way out of the ick factor, and for the most part, you can forgive the characters, but it is still a bit icky.)

i'm intrigued to see where this series is going, and if it will intersect with the fairy tale billionaire series ashenden is also writing. because i can't help but wonder if wolf will end up playing the big bad wolf in one of those.

**the dangerous billionaire will publish on may 2. 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/st. martin's press in exchange for my honest review. 

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