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A Millionaire at Midnight

A Millionaire at Midnight

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by Naima Simone

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Boston socialite Morgan Lett is having a run of bad luck. Her fiancé just dumped her for her stepsister, the charity foundation she’s given her life to is in danger of folding, and now, the gorgeous man she bid on and won at a masquerade bachelor auction turns out to be a cold-hearted jerk…and her new employer.

Millionaire Alexander Bishop


Boston socialite Morgan Lett is having a run of bad luck. Her fiancé just dumped her for her stepsister, the charity foundation she’s given her life to is in danger of folding, and now, the gorgeous man she bid on and won at a masquerade bachelor auction turns out to be a cold-hearted jerk…and her new employer.

Millionaire Alexander Bishop needs the best wife money can buy. In order to inherit his family business, he must get engaged—fast. And Morgan, with her beauty and pedigree, is the perfect candidate. Her sharp tongue may drive him crazy, but she needs money to save the foundation she loves, and he needs a fiancée. It’s a flawless arrangement—no strings, no love. But soon she has him craving more, and cursing the platonic terms of their agreement.

Still, he won’t allow need—no matter how hot it burns—to threaten everything he’s built.

Each book in the Bachelor Auction series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Beauty and the Bachelor
Book #2 The Millionaire Makeover
Book #3 The Bachelor’s Promise
Book #4 A Millionaire at Midnight

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Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Bachelor Auction , #4
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Meet the Author

Naima Simone's love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey, Sandra Brown, and Linda Howard many years ago. Well, not that many. She is only eighteen...ish. Though her first attempt at a romance novel starring Ralph Tresvant from New Edition never saw the light of day, her love of romance, reading, and writing has endured. Published since 2009, she spends her days-and nights-creating stories of unique men and women who experience the first bites of desire, the dizzying heights of passion, and the tender, healing heat of love.
She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bulletproof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically challenged bliss in the southern United States.
Come visit Naima at www.naimasimone.com.

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A Millionaire at Midnight 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous 12 days ago
Oh my, was this a good one. I laughed so hard my sides hurt. And yes, it was also very hot. You won't be disappointed in reading this one. (195 pg)
Lori-Gonzo 9 days ago
How can you not love a book where the leading male looks like Theo James!?!?! Man, he is smoking hot gorgeous! Favorite line in the book: "That man is sex on a stick double-dipped in hot damn.". I loved his stone cold exterior but his very observant and caring interior. Alexander was so very delicious, with the words he spoke to the things he did. And then there was Morgan. Oh my goodness, how I loved her. She was simply the best. Her inner dialogues and words she would say to Alexander, priceless. She went toe to toe with him and brought him to life. I enjoyed how up front she was and went after what she wanted. And I loved how she was the bigger person. The ending was fabulous along with the epilogue. This series just gets better and better with each addition. I will need a HEA for two very specific females. Please Naima. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
IreneC 10 days ago
4 stars I really enjoyed A Millionaire at Midnight by Naima Simone. The storyline was well written, the characters Morgan & Alexander were, likable, endearing and had amazing chemistry. Overall, A Millionaire at Midnight was a fun, sexy and entertaining read. The Bachelor Auction has been a great series, each book has been a page turner and I highly recommend them.
ReadYourWrites 12 days ago
I'm loving Naima Simone's Bachelor Auction series. The standalone fourth book, A Millionaire at Midnight features millionaire Alexander Bishop and socialite Morgan Lett. Alex has six weeks to find a fiancée or he can kiss running his family company goodbye. It doesn't matter that he saved the company from going under four years ago. To add insult to injury, his younger sister Kim has signed him up to be a part of the Rhodonite’s Society Annual Masquerade Bachelor Auction. That's right, Alex has the pleasure of spending a long weekend with someone who spends thousands of dollars on him. Talk about being pimped out. Morgan is having a heck of a year. First her stepfather dies and leaves her nothing. Well, his will does stipulate that she gets the building her beloved charitable organization is currently housed in. She just has to hold down a job for a year. No problem. Things get bad when Morgan finds her fiancé and her step-sister in a compromising situation. Okay, there's just so much a girl can take. Sometimes, a girl just has to let her inner snork out. After a brief moment of appreciating the view of each other, Morgan and Alex get off to a bad start. Alexander overhears Morgan having a conversation with a duo of mean girls and thinks she only wants a guy for the size of his bank account. Too bad Morgan is the woman who wins him. Circumstances arise and the two end up making a business transaction. It should be simple. No strings, no expectations, no vertical or horizontal action. Just plain, old-fashioned kissing, to prove in public they are madly in love and can't wait to spend their lives together. What could possibly go wrong? The power of attraction and love that's what. Alex and Morgan are so much more than they show people. But amazingly, they see the vulnerability in each other. They’re good together. Morgan forces Alex to relax and loosen up. They have some serious chemistry. Naima has written a story with a heroine who will have you girl crushing in minutes. Morgan is gutsy, full of spark, funny, independent, thoughtful, caring, and passionate. She definitely has what it takes to bring Alex to his knees. Alex is driven, passionate, protective, and caring. He carries around a huge burden. But man oh man, he knows how to turn on the romance to make a woman’s knees buckle. If you’re looking for a laugh out loud romance, with fabulous character that packs some heat, look no further than A Millionaire at Midnight. **Received a copy from Entangled Publishing and voluntarily reviewed.** Rating: 4.5
Rosebud_Reads 15 days ago
Morgan's just lost her fiance to her stepsister. Forced to encounter the cheating couple at countless society events Morgan makes every effort to get past the pain of betrayal by focusing on her charity foundation. A foundation that is now being threatened with eviction because the owner wants to sell the building. Morgan has a dilemma because she doesn't have access to the kind of money needed to make the purchase. Her prayers are soon to be answered by Alex Bishop, the bachelor she bid on and won at the Annual Bachelor Auction. Once his mask is removed she finds out he's the man that overheard her private conversation and who now pegs her as a gold digger. Neither one is happy at the discovery of the other. They quickly learn that they'll be seeing each other everyday since Alex has acquired the business that employs Morgan. All Alex wants to do is to get rid of her and Morgan is equally determined to stay. Morgan makes herself indispensable and one day overhears Alex's conversation with his sister Kim. Alex needs a fiancee pronto because of a contract stipulation set by his father in order to run the family business. They agree to help one another and discover that neither is really who the other believed them to be. Soon two people opposed to love feel a spark that turns into flames and discover an unexpected love that neither was looking for and sometimes that's the best kind.
RomanticReadsandSuch 15 days ago
Morgan is just a big ball of sass and fun. She uses it mostly as a shield but once she sees how much of a rise she can get out of Alex then all bets are off! She just amuses me to no end and I really want to become friends with her – smart, mouthy (but not mean), and just full of pop culture knowledge, I think we could hang for sure. While he doesn’t have the best first impression of Morgan, and every meeting since has had her getting under his skin, Alex can’t deny that she’s as intelligent as she is sexy … and snarky. But his emotional scars go real deep and he’s not willing to open himself up to pain. He’s much safer if things stay business only and he keeps to himself. But spending time together, pretending to be engaged, quickly has things heating up and Simone sure knows how to bring the spice! And even better, they are just as compatible outside the bedroom as in. They understand each other and they help fill in some of those pieces that the other needs. Morgan brings some lightness that Alex’s life doesn’t have enough of and he helps her get her mojo back again. Of course with these two hesitant to trust again someone is going to be running for the door sooner rather than later. It’s handled really well though and there isn’t a whole lot of angst getting us to that point and back around to the HEA that you know they both deserve. This could have so easily been a story about a couple of rich, hot, beautiful, people who were all “poor little me, no one loves me”. But it SO wasn’t. Simone does such a wonderful job making these characters complex and full of hurts & fears. Both of them have been let down by people who were supposed to love and understand them (in Alex’s case, it’s been going on for years), so neither is all that anxious to give someone else a chance to hurt them again. But of course the heart isn’t always good about following the plan :) *** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***
Splashesintobooks1 15 days ago
Two socialites with very different histories but who can help each other achieve their personal goal . . . Sounds too good to be true? Well life will certainly throw a few spanners in the works for both of them! Morgan Lett has recently been dumped by her fiancé who is now planning on marrying her stepsister. Her stepfather has died and the charity foundation she passionately supports is in danger of losing its crucial base. On top of all that she's bid on a bachelor at a charity auction and won. That doesn't sound like bad news until you realise the bachelor in question is her new boss and he's overheard her saying some things she really didn't mean but was goaded into by gossipy peers putting her under pressure. He's Alexander Bishop, a millionaire businessman who has helped turn round the family company but whose father really doesn't appreciate his efforts, so much so that he's threatening to prevent Alex from inheriting it - unless he is at least engaged to be married. She needs money, he needs a fiancée and she is more than suitable. A match made in heaven? Well not quite as she's feisty, determined and stubborn, so the sparks will definitely fly but maybe so will cupid's arrows! There are many laugh out loud incidents, especially as Morgan tends to speak her mind before thinking of the consequences! She's honest, opinionated and just what Alexander needs to rock his world to the very foundations. This is a fun, sweet and sexy romance that is brilliant to escape into, so I have no hesitation in highly recommending! Many thanks to the publishers for providing me with a copy of this novel via NetGalley. I have chosen to read and review it and this is my honest opinion.
repsgoddess 15 days ago
A Millionaire at Midnight by Naima Simone is a fantastic hit-the-spot read. This is an exciting and hot read that will have you unable and unwilling to put it down until you have finished the story. I abso~lurved this book!!! Another win for the Bachelor Auction series. An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
BananaTricky 15 days ago
After walking in on her fiancee declaring his undying love to her cousin Morgan Lett is feeling hurt and the subject of much spiteful gossip. Determined to show people she is not beaten, she decides to bid on a major hottie at the charity bachelor auction. Unfortunately the bachelor in question overhears her trying to dismiss her feelings about the recent betrayal to a couple of the worst gossips and decides that she is a brazen fortune hunter. The next day, Morgan is horrified to discover that the hottie from the bachelor auction is now her new boss, Alexander Bishop. Alex is determined to get rid of the scheming gold-digger from his office, although he has to admit she does a good job, his focus is on finding a fiancee so that he can take over his family's failing business before his wastrel father dissipates it any further. When Morgan's beloved women's refuge is being sold off by her family she needs to raise money fast - and what better way than entering into a fake relationship with her uptight boss and getting him to front the money to save the refuge. I really liked this book. Morgan was full of snark and quick witted. We see Alex slowly unwind and begin to relax in Morgan's company. My only negative was Alex's secret inner geek, I thought that was a bit odd (even though I too am an adult fan). Recommended for anyone who likes millionaire bachelor auctions, fake engagements, making things up on the spur of the moment and family dramas. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Nicolerko 15 days ago
I really enjoyed this one.Morgan and Alex get off on the wrong foot then fate has a funny way of working when Alex becomes her new boss. Fireworks erupt when these two are together. Soon they're going to need each other to seek what they both desire. Enemies to lovers is how I would describe these two. They have a ton of chemistry. They both have some inner issues to work out. The ending shows how far both Alex and Morgan have come. I loved the epilogue thought it was the perfect touch. One my favorite parts was all the Harry Potter references. Two thumbs up from me for that!
Erani_Kole 15 days ago
*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from IndieSage PR* I loved this. The writing was great, consistent and kept me interested. A little on the 'drink-me-slowly' side but the action was fast-paced enough to get my heart pounding, in more than one way! I really found Morgan endearing. I loved the strength she refused to give up when it came to dealing with the public, and though it was a bad thing to keep it all inside and isolate herself, there's nothing that beats a bad A attitude who knows that she'll survive. I'm glad Alexander was in her life. The way they were introduced together was hilarious, and I just love those misunderstandings that turn into something hot and unexpected. The hate-first-love-later relationship goals. If you love romance and drama and smart planning (dedicated characters, man) totally check this out. It made me laugh out loud and some of things that happened, and my chest definitely ached on more than one occasion for Morgan. Gah, I love. Love it all.
ljtljtljt 15 days ago
Are you a fan of the fake engagement romance trope? If so, then pick up a copy of A Millionaire at Midnight by Naima Simone. This gem is nicely-written and the characters are well defined. I formed an immediate connection with both Morgan and Alex, in addition to the secondary characters. Their feelings for each other developed at a wonderful pace and their time together was scorching hot. I truly enjoyed reading this book and I recommend it highly! Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 15 days ago
4 stars--A MILLIONAIRE AT MIDNIGHT is the fourth installment in Naima Simone’s contemporary, adult BACHELOR AUCTION erotic, romance series. This is Boston socialite and PA Morgan Lett, and millionaire businessman Alexander Bishop’s story line. A MILLIONAIRE AT MIDNIGHT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Told from dual third person perspectives (Morgan and Alexander) A MILLIONAIRE AT MIDNIGHT follows a fake fiancé trope that finds millionaire Alexander Bishop in desperate need of a wife-to-be. Alexander has only weeks to announce his engagement in order to take over as CEO of Bishop Enterprises-a business he saved from the proverbial toilet. Enter Morgan Lett, a socialite and former PA who also is desperate for a helping hand. But Morgan and Alexander’s first meeting is met with preconceived notions and a quick call to judgment by the man desperate enough to push aside all of his rules to keep control of the company. What ensues is the building relationship between two people whose relationship experience has been less than stellar. Morgan recently discovered her fiancée was in love with her step-sister; and Alexander’s marriage ended because he wife was unable to honor her vows. With Morgan’s return to work she will soon discover that Alexander Bishop is now the man in charge but a man who wants nothing to do with a gold-digging attitude. The relationship between Alexander and Morgan begins acrimoniously after Alex overhears Morgan spouting about finding a rich man to support the life in which she has grown accustomed but unbeknownst to Alex, Morgan’s proclamations came at a time when her emotions and feelings were destroyed following several accusations by women she cares not to have known. When Morgan offers up a plan that will satisfy them both, Alex will lose his heart to a woman whose own earlier years were fraught with rejection and hurt. The $ex scenes are intimate, intense and seductive. We are introduced to Alexander’s half- sister Kim, as well as his father Malcolm Bishop ; Morgan’s former fiancée Troy, and her half-sister Cynthia, as well as Morgan’s sister Merri. I am hoping for a happily ever after for Kim as she struggles to regain control of her life. The world building reveals a little bit of the past; of the pain Alexander and Morgan experience throughout their lives; of Alex’s need to get lost in the books of his childhood fantasies. A MILLIONAIRE AT MIDNIGHT is a story of romance; a fake fiancée tale that finds two people opposed to another happily ever after but find themselves falling in love against the odds. The premise is energetic; the characters are heartbreaking and passionate; the romance is sensual and sexy. A MILLIONAIRE AT MIDNIGHT will captivate your imagination.
Maria-Rose 15 days ago
Morgan Lett and Alexander Bishop’s first encounter sets up a clash of strong personalities when Alex overhears Morgan saying that she’s on the hunt for a rich man who can put out in the sack. Thinking she’s just another gold digger when Morgan bids and wins a date with him that night at a bachelor auction he’s.. well.. not pleased. Then to top off his bad karma, she turns out to be the executive assistant at a company he’s just acquired – meaning she’s now his new employee. Morgan can’t believe that the man who overheard her blowing off a couple of gossips and refused to accept an explanation is the same man who is now her bachelor auction date – and her new boss! She’s determined to keep her job, though, despite their mutual antagonism. When she overhears that Alex needs a fiancee to cement a position with his family company, she suggests a deal – she needs money to help save a charity close to her heart and for that, she’ll happily pretend to be his loving fiancee. With no other options in sight, Alex reluctantly agrees. But the sparks that fly between them on the surface are just a prelude to the fiery passion that gets unleashed as their pretense heats up. Both Alex and Morgan have been hurt in relationships in the past – can they trust that what they are discovering between them is the real thing? I loved this story, from its firecracker start to the sweet epilogue. Morgan’s protective shell over her heart still has some cracks in it after her fiance left her for her stepsister (ouch!) but she covers with a sassy personality and a strong and confident demeanor. She and Alex have some terrific banter as they jockey for the upper hand in their relationship. Morgan’s got some soft spots, though, and while Alex could use those to his advantage, he quickly realizes that he is more interested in protecting Morgan than hurting her. Alex comes across as a man with a lot of responsibility on his plate, a hard working executive who tries to turn companies around with the least amount of employee loss as possible. He’s a wealthy man but he’s got a conscience and a heart. He has a half-sister, Kim, whom his father doesn’t acknowledge but whom he takes his brotherly duties towards seriously. Divorced from an unfaithful wife, he’s not interested in commitment so a pretend relationship with Morgan might come with some perks, but he’s not going to let it go too far. Morgan and Alex together sizzle. There are lots of laugh out loud moments and their love scenes are super steamy. As they open up to each other, their heart to heart conversations reveal two people who have more in common than they expected. Both Morgan and Alex’s families play key roles in the story, and as in life, not everything is as black and white as it seems at the start. There are some bumps in the road along the way, but the happy ending they get will leave you with a smile on your face. With an interesting and engaging plot and a fiery well-matched couple, this one is definitely going on the keeper shelf!
Crystal_Yawn 15 days ago
OMG, right from the words "But the prince ended up being a cheating asshat, and Cinderella, who really wasn’t all that sweet in the first place, moved out, taking the prince for half his kingdom and his entire fleet of carriages." I was hooked. Seriously I texted my best friend and said, I'm so buying you a copy of this book. This book is chock full of humor. You are either laughing or drooling , no in between. Just as the humor scenes are hilarious, the under the cover sheets are Spicy. Not a dull moment in this book! Morgan is an amazing character. She hides her pain behind snarky humor that leaves you rolling in your seat, but when she lets down her guard, you fall for her. Alex is also amazing. He's a deep character, not a wealthy playboy but more of a stay home and read, love avoiding, big hearted, sexy Millionare who goes after what he wants, but doesn't always know what that is. Also a shout out to the mom of the year for this line that left me in stitches. “I know this makes me a bad mother to say this, but drink more wine and put in another movie.” Thank you to Naima for the early copy! I couldn't stop reading.
Bette313 15 days ago
Quite enjoyable! Alexander Bishop may not want one but he needs a fiance to inherit the family business. Finding someone who the family will accept won't be easy. Morgan Lett is having a rough time. Her cheating ex fiance dumps her for her sister and now she finds out the charity she works so hard for is in danger of folding. As a pick me up she decides to bid at a bachelor auction and happens to win Alexander. Top tier jerk and unfortunately her new boss. He has a proposal though. One she simply can't turn down. Let the fun begin.... While it's a typical fake fiance story, the author did a great job of making the story fun, fresh, and interesting. Morgan and Alex are great characters that worked very well together. This is definitely a book I would recommend.
Linda__ 15 days ago
Loved this book! It's wonderful contemporary romance that made me fall in love with the characters and their story. Morgan is scarred and damaged from her stepfathers indifference and her sister's betrayal. Alex is just as damaged from his father's treatment. Together they form a bargain to each get something they need, but neither bargained or prepared for their feelings. Fans of the genre will love this book. while it's part of a series, it is a stand alone novel.
bouncyberthaCR 15 days ago
4 - "Bring me in from the cold..." Stars! Naima Simone returns with the fourth book in her Bachelor Auction Series; A Millionaire at Midnight, and if there was a couple that got off on the wrong foot, it is Morgan and Alexander. I really like this series, the author isn’t shy about giving her heroines balls as big as her heroes in the attitude and confidence department, and it makes for some great verbal sparring and sexy-times. The woman was a walking, snark-wielding danger sign. Both of them are nursing their own hurts and carrying baggage from their pasts, something neither of them are particularly interested in talking about when they first come together, but as they look past their initial assumptions of the other, they start to realize that maybe they have more in common than they originally thought. "We’re a pair aren’t we? Two people left disillusioned by those who were supposed to love us." Nothing new or particularly different about the plot, but it’s the authors characterizations and story-telling that always keep me entertained and reading, and A Millionaire at Midnight certainly fits that bill with ease. Morgan and Alex together were spicy hot and I liked that the author took a little time to give them a chance to get to know each other before taking the turn to sexy-times. "I wanted what I haven’t seen you give anyone else." Still plenty of scope for more books from this series, in fact my one gripe is the fact that we didn’t actually get to read of the weekend that Alexander was supposed to take Morgan on as part of the prize from being the highest bidder for him at the auction. Hopefully Merri, sister of Morgan will get a book herself at some point in the future too. **This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy of the book.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA 15 days ago
A Millionaire at Midnight by Naima Simone is a thoroughly delightful fake engagement romance. While the trope is predictable these characters are wonderfully damaged and so deserving of love that you just have to read on to make it so. I laughed and sniffled and sighed my way through this story and will probably do it again. Morgan and Alexander will suck you in and make you root for their happily ever after.
Theresakerch-28 15 days ago
A Wonderful Read!!! This is another installment of the bachelor auction series by Naima Simone that does not disappoint. This read was so hot, entertaining and wonderful. Alex and Morgan run into each other and do not like each other, but then they realize that the need to work,together both for work reasons and personal reasons. When they make a deal and decide to make sure it's a business only deal will it be or will someone end up getting hurt. This was a great read and again Naima Simone keeps you wanting more and you don't want to put the book down.
Lashea677 21 days ago
Take an ordinary, but beloved story. Spice it up with sass and elevated heat levels. What do you have? A Millionaire at Midnight? From the moment she opened her mouth in The Millionaire Makeover, Morgan made her presence known in a big way. Smart mouth, big heart, huge pocket book and a dirty mind. She helped Khloe navigate the rough terrain of heartbreak, now it's her turn. Not a run of the mill Cinderella, she has a personality that can be offensive until you get to know her, but behind the rough exterior lies the hope of acceptance and the pain of loss and betrayal. Now she needs that knight in shining armor to help her. Enter Alex who's no Prince Charming, but could use some rescuing of his own. Ms. Simone added her own brand of hearty sizzle to a sweet and turbulent romance. She proves she can do soft and sweet as well as she can hot and heavy.