Betting the Billionaire

Betting the Billionaire

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by Avery Flynn
     
 

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If that man calls her one more time… So what if Gabe Campos is a model-dating billionaire who gets Keisha Jacobs hotter than a Ferrari's engine on the straightaway? He keeps pushing her to sell her family's furniture business, but she'll never give in—not unless she wants to give her father a second heart attack.

All Gabe should be thinking about

Overview

If that man calls her one more time… So what if Gabe Campos is a model-dating billionaire who gets Keisha Jacobs hotter than a Ferrari's engine on the straightaway? He keeps pushing her to sell her family's furniture business, but she'll never give in—not unless she wants to give her father a second heart attack.

All Gabe should be thinking about is how he'll finally get revenge on the man who killed his father. But when he meets the man's daughter, Keisha, instead of focusing on destroying Jacobs Fine Furnishings, he can't get her warm-whisky voice out of his mind.

Forced by a snow storm to spend the night together, their passion ignites. The next day, however, it's back to business. The only way Keisha can save her family is to win a bet with the billionaire. But neither realized their hearts are part of the bargain…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781622665501
Publisher:
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
04/21/2014
Series:
Entangled Indulgence
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
60
Sales rank:
94,840
File size:
1 MB

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When Avery Flynn isn't writing about alpha heroes and the women who tame them, she is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and has a slight shoe addiction. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the Internet, she'll be your best friend for life. Contact her at avery@averyflynn.com. She'd love to hear from you.

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Betting the Billionaire 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
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romancenovelsincolor1 More than 1 year ago
A quick read  Betting the Billionaire tells a story of a man seeking to avenge his father for a past wrongdoing. In his quest, he becomes stranded during a snowstorm and walks the miles to the nearest mechanic shop where he meeting Keisha Jacobs. Attraction is instant between these two and they embark on a road where a friendly competition forces these two to work together. As Gabe learns the truth he must also come to a decision on whether to continue to pursue his plan of revenge or open his heart to forgiveness and love. Keisha is determined to keep the family business even if it means making sacrifices that will impact her future. One night stranded in a snowstorm may be all it takes to get these two to realize they have a future together. Will they succeed? Readers will need to read Betting the Billionaire to find out. This was a quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Ms. Flynn did a good job developing these characters. With Gabe, the author shows how Gabe’s business sense has a strong effect on his personal life where he is a strong-minded and determined man that will stop at nothing to get what he wants. His motives for wanting the furniture business are misguided because he does not have all the facts and this character display shows that Gabe may have a brilliant business mind, but it does not filter into his personal life. He believes when someone has been wronged the guilty party should pay at all cost. Keisha’s character showed her desire to put others first even to the point of sacrificing what she wanted to meet others’ needs. She and Gabe make a good combination, where they balance each other. Although this was a short read, readers will glimpse the budding romance between Keisha and Gabe, and the struggles each must contend with. The competition for the furniture store is a bonus but this couple realizes they must overcome their own issues and busy schedules to decide if the relationship is worthy enough to continue. -Reviewed by Deborah
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many issues with this story. Over all I was not entertained, descriptions were not consistent and the characters weren't interesting to me. The plot to the story was a little weak in my opinion and I didn't see the attraction the author kept saying existed between the two characters. This story was about 84 pages so let that be a heads up for your expectations.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
When Gabe Campos tries to take over Jcobs Furniture he gets into a lot more than he can handle. Keisha is not going to let her father's company go without a fight, and she just doesn't understand why Gabe would want it so much. Keisha is quite a girl - she builds furniture, is a car fanatic, and love to interior design. I love it when a character has such a diverse group of interests.  Gabe has a purpose and he isn't the type to deviate once he sets his mind on something. But Keisha is more of an obstacle than he could have imagined, and he doesn't really mind having her in the way either. But Gabe will have to face the demons of his past - and he doesn't seem to want to confront them at all.  This was an new twist on things for me. I really like how the story built on itself. Every little sentence worked towards the HEA.  *This book was received in exchange for an honest review* 
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Avery Flynn has a wonderful light and flirty touch in this fast-paced romance. The love-hate relationship of Keisha Jacobs and Gabe Campos is very sexy. His desire for revenge against her father adds drama to their attraction. I enjoyed the colorful cast of characters. They are a lively bunch. The dialogue was very humorous and their romance very sensual. Keisha and Gabe are a unique couple who captured me from page one. I enjoyed their fight for a HEA. Betting the Billionaire left me smiling.
MelodyMay More than 1 year ago
You know how sometimes a novella has you aching for more and other times it was nice quick read. Well, Betting the Billionaire is the latter. Don't get me wrong it wasn't a bad read and the writing was good. However, I just didn't connect with the characters. I happen to enjoy a revenge plot. However, I just didn't feel like there was enough bitterness for a revenge plot. A lot of the story stems from not knowing all the facts. I like Keisha and loyalty to her family. Gabe, well he just didn't really do anything for me. Overall, Betting the Billionaire wasn't a bad read, just didn't grab me.  Copy provided by author via Authors Pal
Dean_K_Miller More than 1 year ago
This is my second novel I've had the pleasure to read from Avery Flynn. I found Betting the Billionaire to be a fun, bouncy read that moved along at a great clip. Settings, story line and characters are all well defined and believable. True to Ms. Flynn's genre, there are a couple of "hot action" scenes. However, with this work, I think the "Less is more" theory could have been applied to the sex scenes and made it an even juicier story. But that's just my personal opinion. The story/scenes set as they are do not detract from the plot line at all.  I think most readers who are okay with some graphic language/scenes will find this a well worth their reading time.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Keisha's father had a stroke, so she's taken over the struggling family furniture business to help out. Gabe Campos found out some news about a man he didn't know was his biological father and that he used to be in business with Keisha's father, Dell Jacobs. From the information on the police report, Gabe believes Dell was inadvertently responsible for the accident that took his fathers life. Now he's out for revenge. The one thing he didn't count on was the intense attraction he'd have for Keisha Jacobs.  A quick fun contemporary romance. Avery Flynn's writing never disappoints. Gabe Campos is one sexy billionaire! I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
I’m giving this book a 3-star and a very very short review. I’m not entirely sure why I didn’t particularly care for this book, but I think I just never connected with the characters. Part of it was definitely Gabe. I really didn’t care for his condemnatory attitude and jump-to-conclusions way of thinking. He seriously should have taken more time rather than throwing everything he had into ruining someone’s business. I think Keisha’s a bit of a fool for moving beyond that as quickly as she did. However, my reservations notwithstanding, I didn’t hate the book or swear off never reading another one by Ms. Flynn (there are authors I can think of that I’ve done that with). It’s a decent, short read, and smooth flowing on the writing style. So, I admit this is a purely subjective POV and is probably not in agreement with others’ views. Reviews can be very subjective and in this case, the book just didn’t click and provide me with an enjoyable experience, just an okay one. It happens. Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
This was a well written novella that featured Gabe a quick to judge billionaire  and Keisha a 2nd generation furniture maker turned interior decorator. Gabe targets Keisha family's business because he believe her father to be partially responsible for his biological fathers death. He meets Keisha in the middle of a storm, and is instantly attracted to her and they hook up. He reveals his revenge plot and accepts a bet to see who can design and make the best piece of furniture.  I didn't really connect with either the hero or the heroine, but appreciated the story.  I received a free copy for an honest review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend Betting the Billionaire to anyone who enjoys a good STEAMY romance.!     Betting the Billionaire was a quick and cute erotic read with good characters and juicy sex scenes.  The story drew me in right away as I could relate to Keisha Jacobs who had put her own dreams on hold as she was driven by a strong feeling of responsibility to her father to keep the furniture business he had poured his life into afloat. She thought she would finally be free to pursue her own aspiration of being an interior designer when her cousin took over running the business. That dream morphed into a nightmare when her cousin bolted. As she faced the growing piles of bills, the billionaire playboy, Gabe Campos, called again. He just wouldn't take no to his offers to buy their family business, Jacobs Fine Furnishings. Truth be told, though, she looked forward to his calls. Gabe wasn't giving up. He blamed Keisha's father for his father's death and just retribution would be his when he took down Jacob's lifework and put his employees in the unemployment line. Frustrated by Keisha's last refusal to sell, Gabe decided to confront her in person. However, he hadn't counted on a freak blizzard and an ornery car. Fate can be a potent force :-))) Keisha was sultry, intelligent, talented and blessed with a good heart. Gabe was a stubborn turd at first; he was so contemptible, I was frustrated at Keisha for giving Gabe shelter from the storm. However, Keisha was awesome. She was able to expose his vulnerability with tenderness and good humor and completely turned the table on him. I loved their scenes together and I really savored the glow as his quest for revenge became his undoing.  This was a well-written story. The sex is incredibly HOT. I also was treated to learning a bit about the furniture business. I love books that educate me without my knowledge. I would recommend Betting the Billionaire to anyone who enjoys a good STEAMY romance. I still can't believe how different I now feel about Gabe. Don't give up on him if you feel vexed with him at the beginning. 4 Stars!
brookeblogs More than 1 year ago
Wow! This novella from Avery Flynn is wonderful. Keisha is an amazing leading lady. She has sass, spunk, and sexiness to boot. She is strong and loyal. Keisha feels an obligation to her father and her family to keep the family business alive. But she has no idea just what that is going to entail when she comes up against Gabe Campos. The sexual tension and the story line are phenomenal. I loved this story and didn't want it to end! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for review purposes. This did not influence my opinion or review in any way.
PurdueLiz More than 1 year ago
Betting the Billionaire is a fast, fun read guaranteed to get your motor revving! Sparks fly between Keisha and Gabe in more ways than one, the snarky banter going back and forth like a tennis match. This is classic Flynn style and you can't go wrong picking this one up!
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim for Read Your Writes Book Reviews Betting the Billionaire was a quick enjoyable read. I loved the fact that this was an interracial romance. Gabe Campos and Keisha Jacobs are great characters and not at all what you’d expect. When Gabe finds out about his biological father’s death, he blames Keisha’s father. He make it his mission to bring the man and his business to their knees. Gabe just isn’t prepared to fall for Keisha with just her phone voice. Gabe decides to pay Keisha a face to face visit, only to run out of gas during the middle of a snowstorm. Unknowingly, Gabe takes shelter with the daughter of his enemy. Sparks fly and things are not what they seem. Sometimes a calculated bet gives you everything you have ever wanted. You just have to be willing to let go of your pride, misguided grief, and go for what you really and truly want. Source: Publisher
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
This was a quick, fun read that had a bit of humor, a bit of steam, a bit of a mystery, and a whole lot of sexy alpha billionaire male! Keisha and Gabe were both great characters. I love a strong heroine who stands up for what she believes in and can give as good as she gets, and Keisha was all that and more. Watching her put her dreams on hold to help her father to keep the family business running had me loving her all the more and hoping even harder that she would get the chance to live her dreams. Speaking of dreams, Gabe was a great alpha male – so totally self-assured and confident, cocky just to the point of being overbearing, and, of course being a sexy as all get-out billionaire didn’t hurt either! But what I mostly loved about Gabe was that underneath it all he was real and fair, and most importantly, kind – from his woodworking “hobby”, to his ability to admit he was wrong and quickly try to remedy the situation. It wasn’t always easy to see past that dominant businessman persona to the real sweetheart underneath, but when I did, it definitely made me feel all squishy inside. I just love Avery Flynn’s writing - and leave it to her to add in some sort of quirky humor – in this case a set of five Good Time Smexy Elves…you’ll have to read the story to find out more! Since this was a novella, there wasn’t the time for a lot of character development or for in-depth back story, but I don’t feel it hurt the story in any way and I was actually amazed at just how well I understood the characters and their motivations. Another thing I love about Avery Flynn’s writing is that she leaves you in such a good place at the end of her books – you know there is more to the story, but you feel satisfied with the place she left you and are happy to let the characters write the rest of their story. Now, off to find my own set of Smexy Elves… I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
ytaylor More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC copy of this book, and I was so excited for a chance to read it early.. This was such a fast paced, enjoyable read.  I was hooked from the beginning, and the story just kept getting better. I absolutely LOVED the story-line, and am looking forward to more reads by Avery Flynn
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Great fun sexy read introducing us to the fine folks of Salvation! In typical Avery Flynn fashion, this book is filled with witty banter, steamy romance, and characters that grab your heart. I definitely recommend this one! The only problem - you'll want more Gave and Keisha.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Betting the Billionaire is a fast, fun, and sexy read from the phenomenal Avery Flynn. Billionaire Gabe Campos wants to buy Keisha Jacobs' family store. Keisha's not selling. This is an awesome rivals-to-lovers story filled with twists and turns. Another winner from one of my favorite authors! 
BeautyMuse4u2 More than 1 year ago
Reading one of Avery Flynn's books is like watching a movie. Her writing style brings the characters to life and holds your attention until the story concludes. BETTING THE BILLIONAIRE is a non stop read! Right from the start , Gabe Campos the "get anything he wants" irresistibly handsome billionaire is relentlessly pursuing the purchase and takeover of a family owned business, Jacob's Fine Furnishing. Keisha Jacobs, the stunning sultry daughter who is watching over the family business since her father's stroke, and a real "wiz" at working on cars, as well, will have none of Gabe's persistence ! However, that doesn't stop an undeniable underlying sexual energy that seems to be brewing between Keisha and Gabe !! So what happens next? Well the best is yet to come, and I'm no spoiler! Twists and turns will take place, and you'll go on an unforgettable journey that will run your emotions wild, and stimulate your senses from head to toe !!! Betting the Billionaire is a 5-Star winner, Avery…. Congratulations!
D-Evans More than 1 year ago
Betting the Billionaire, by Avery Flynn, is a short story worthy of a night curled up on a chair with a cup of tea and a fleece blanket. The heat between the characters burned up the pages. I’m a sucker for a girl who knows her way around a car engine. I especially love a guy who appreciates a girl who knows her way around a car engine.  Thanks for the escape, Avery. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to more from you.
xrayer0 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC for an honest review. This was a great contemporary romantic read. Gabe has a grudge against the a furniture company that Keisha's father owns. He sets out to destroy the company but soon finds out he desires Keisha. I like the fact that he realized this and did not spend most of the book denying his desire for her. The characters are opposites but Avery makes them fit together. You also got to know the characters which I think is very important in a book. This book was an easy read with just the right amount of romance and passion and you will keep reading and hoping for a HEA for the characters.
RobinCovington More than 1 year ago
Trust me - this is one you want to one-click. It has her trademark smexy hero, smart and enviable heroine, and the always satisfying, laugh-out-loud Flynn-style banter.
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Csk513 More than 1 year ago
A good quick read.  These characters have a history off the pages that is briefly explained, so their instant attraction doesn't seemed forced.  A little drama, quickly resolved and an HEA.  The writing is great, story flows together and characters have depth but aren't so extremely broken and troubled. Overall this is fun, flirty and the naughty elves are a hoot!!!
Nicola_1202 More than 1 year ago
Betting the Billionnaire was a thoroughly enjoyable read, with endearing characters and an enemies to lovers storyline which is never a bad thing; can't beat a bit of sexual tension and build-up to the main event. As much as I liked it, and I really did (I ignored the housework as I couldn't put it down), what I call the curse of the novella struck; just as I had become completely invested in Gabe and Keisha (particularly Gabe, the man was delectable), the end abrubtly arrived leaving me with an "Oh...is that it?" feeling. I wanted to know how things really turned out for them because they were so great together. I certainly wouldn't not recommend reading; it's written well, flows well, is captivating and if you want a light quick romance with characters who have some fight in them, great chemistry and sexual tension, then it doesn't scrimp. I just finished it wishing for that little bit more. I received a copy of this courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion