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Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding
     

Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding

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by Victoria Davies
 

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Darian King has never met a challenge he couldn’t handle. Running a billion-dollar corporation? Piece of cake. Hostile takeovers? A walk in the park. But when his little sister begs him to plan her wedding, Darian finds himself less than prepared for the task. Luckily, he knows just who to ask for help.


Allison Reed wants nothing more than to leave

Overview

Darian King has never met a challenge he couldn’t handle. Running a billion-dollar corporation? Piece of cake. Hostile takeovers? A walk in the park. But when his little sister begs him to plan her wedding, Darian finds himself less than prepared for the task. Luckily, he knows just who to ask for help.


Allison Reed wants nothing more than to leave King Enterprises behind. Being the personal assistant to a man like Darian is a 24/7 job. Asking her to help plan a wedding is simply the icing on the stress-filled cake but to leave she needs a glowing reference and will do anything to get it. Even plan a wedding with the man of her dreams.


Stepping outside the office has unexpected consequences. Darian doesn’t believe in relationships, yet he’s starting to see Allison in a whole new light. But he doesn’t know her secret, and she fears that by the time the vows are exchanged, she won’t just be leaving her job behind but her heart as well.

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ISBN-13:
9781633757530
Publisher:
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
10/10/2016
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
49,818
File size:
2 MB

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Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding

Sexy Billionaires Series


By Victoria Davies, Candace Havens

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Copyright © 2016 Victoria Davies
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-63375-753-0


CHAPTER 1

Dear Mr. King,

It is with a heavy heart that I tender my resignation.

"Dear Mr. King?" Allison mused, chewing on the end of her pen. "Maybe I should go more informal?" After all, she had worked at the company for four years. Or should she be formal? Hell, maybe the request should just be sent to HR, skipping her boss altogether.

She banged her head against the desk. This shouldn't be so hard. Sure, there would be people at the office she'd miss leaving behind, but wasn't her freedom worth it? It wasn't like her decision to leave was based on a whim.

"How informal do you need to be?" A curly red head poked around the side of her open door. "Just say yo, Darian, gotta split. Forward me my pay."

Allison lifted her head to see Gillian, her office mate, grinning at her. "Not exactly the tone I'm going for."

Gillian walked farther into the room. "I keep hearing you mutter about this letter. Honestly, how long have you been trying to quit? Just pull the trigger already."

"It's not that simple. I've got months left on my contract, and if Darian denies me a reference, I'm sunk."

Gillian rolled her eyes. "You want a life beyond King Enterprises. I say that makes this all very simple. Sure, you signed a contract, but people find ways to break those all the time. Have you even tried asking Darian to let you go? His response might surprise you."

"We're right in the middle of the Sterling acquisition. You know this isn't a good time to leave."

"Darian King is always in the middle of something. On any given day that man has a dozen plates in the air at once. Being without an assistant for a few days will be a bump, but you know as well as I do there are scores of people who'd jump at the chance to be at his beck and call. You've served your time. Let someone else take over." She flashed another grin. "Not that I'm looking forward to losing you. Once you go, I'll need a new partner in crime."

Allison waved her hand at her friend. "Back to work with you. I need to focus on this."

"You don't need a letter. Just go talk to him," she said as she walked out of the office.

Go talk to him. It seemed so simple. Except she knew Darian would never understand her desire to get out of the rat race and start over at a quieter position. He'd never wrap his mind around the fact that she wanted something different. A slower pace. A balance in her life. Darian wasn't the sort of boss who let the clock dictate when he worked, and he expected the same of his executive assistant. And that had been fine in the beginning when she'd lived and breathed for her job. But as the months rolled by she'd realized one very painful truth.

She'd made Darian King her whole life, and it didn't take a genius to figure out she was merely a shadow in his.

No, she needed a change. A life where she wasn't devoted to someone else's success instead of thinking about her own. Maybe with a new career she'd finally get to be home at a decent hour. Maybe cook dinner instead of living on takeout. Hell, she might even meet someone if she wasn't constantly catering to the whims of her boss.

But she knew as soon as she went to Darian with her request he'd come up with a dozen logical arguments against her decision that she'd never be able to refute. He'd offer her more money, more flexibility in her schedule. He'd promise she could have a normal nine-to-five job, that he'd never again call her at four in the morning with an urgent problem she had to rush to the office to help him fix. And because he'd been the only man to take a chance on her, she'd believe him. Then a week would go by, maybe two, and her phone would ring at midnight. A troublesome deal would keep her in his office till the stars were out.

And once again, she'd be stuck working an impossible job for an impossible man who demanded perfection.

Allison closed her eyes. She wanted more than to be a round-the-clock employee. And the only way she'd ever get it was by leaving.

Don't back down, she told herself. This isn't some passing desire.

She had a right to her own life.

Resolved, she turned back to her computer, her fingers flying over the keys.

"I appreciate everything you've done for me," she muttered as she typed. "Time to move on to new challenges." Sentence by sentence the letter came to life before her eyes. It was clear and concise. Professional in every way. After printing out a copy, she read through the finished product.

"I should redo this section," she said to herself, tapping the paper. This had to be perfect. Perfect enough to convince the man who ruled this company with an iron fist to go against his best interests.

The phone rang as she analyzed her opening line again.

"Allison Reed," she greeted, her mind focused on the screen before her.

"My office. Now."

The line went dead.

She shook her head at the familiar summons. Darian wasn't a man who wasted time on unnecessary words.

With a last glance at her letter, she opened the top drawer of her desk and tossed it inside. She'd fix it up later. One way or another, it would see its day, she just had to bring it up at the right moment.

Pushing up from her chair, she smoothed a hand down her crisp black suit and did a quick check in the wall mirror. Her perpetually messy brown hair was secured in its usual bun, the only style that seemed to tame her volume of curls. Leaning closer, she smudged away a fleck of mascara under one amber eye, but the rest of her minimal makeup remained nicely in place. Straightening her lapels, she nodded at her reflection. Professional as ever. She was nothing if not the perfect assistant. At least for a little while longer.

Her heels clicked across the floor as she strode to Darian's office. He'd left the door ajar for her, and she slipped into the room she had been in so many times before.

Her office was by no means shabby. Darian wouldn't stand for that. But his domain put hers to shame. The massive corner office boasted floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides. His large mahogany desk was as cluttered as ever, despite her best efforts over the years to organize it. Today, though, he stood by the leather sofas arranged around a glass coffee table. How many nights had they spent on those sofas, combing through files? She'd lost track. Long enough for the Thai restaurant down the street to memorize their late night orders.

"Darian," she said.

He turned, and as always, her heart gave that familiar, annoying flutter when his eyes met hers.

Damn, unwelcome butterflies.

Towering over six feet, he looked more like an actor than a CEO. His dark hair was combed back so that nothing softened the sharp planes of his face. Those chiseled cheekbones and piercing blue eyes would put any A-lister to shame. His jet black suit had been custom tailored to perfection and she nearly sighed at the sight. A man who spent as much time as he did behind a desk had no business sporting such a hard, athletic body.

"Look at this, Ali." He tossed a folded paper onto the coffee table.

Without a word she crossed the room and picked up the paper. Unfolding it showed it was a printout of an email. Scanning it quickly, her brows rose in surprise.

"Jenny is getting married?"

"To that musician she's been seeing for years. That's not the surprising part. Keep reading."

Turning back to the email she finished off the last few lines.

"Oh, Darian," she said, fighting back a grin.

"She asked me to plan the damn wedding."

"Well, she's out of the country ..."

"Please. You know my sister. Even if she were the next block over she couldn't handle an organizational nightmare of this magnitude."

He wasn't wrong. Allison had met Darian's flighty sister on a number of occasions. She'd once arranged to take her to lunch at one of San Francisco's most sought after seafood restaurants, only to later learn she'd been stood up because Jenny skipped town to go on a road trip with some friends. The younger King was pretty much a blonde Anti-Darian and proud of it. Whereas the man before her had worked hard to make something of his life, Jenny had chosen to travel the world, working in whatever dive bar or retail shop she could find. Having a fiancé was probably the most stable thing she'd done in her adult life.

"She just dropped this on me," he said. "Not even a phone call. Just a wedding date."

Allison read through the email again, her eyes widening. "This is in less than a month."

"Yes."

"It takes longer than that to plan a wedding."

"Yes."

"What is she thinking?"

He snapped his fingers. "Exactly."

Allison sat on the arm of one sofa. "So," she said, looking up from the paper. "That just leaves one question. Are you going to do it?"

He turned to gaze out the window, no doubt taking in the spectacular view he'd earned for himself.

Allison stared at his profile, knowing even before he spoke what his decision would be. Darian King was many things, but first and foremost he was a devoted brother. He might go after business deals with a ruthlessness that sometimes took her breath away, but when it came to those he loved, no price was too high.

It was a frustratingly endearing quality.

"I can't say no, can I?"

"Actually, you can," she said, pushing to her feet and closing the distance between them. Even in her heels she only came up to his shoulder. Few men made her feel petite, even when they had a few inches on her, but Darian had always been different. Standing this close to him, a shiver of awareness shot through her that had no place in their professional relationship. "You could do what any sane person would do and tell your sister this is too much to ask."

Crystal blue eyes flicked toward hers. She met his gaze, ignoring the way her stomach fluttered when he looked at her like that. As if he could see beyond her perfect secretary facade and valued the woman he saw underneath.

"But you won't turn her down," she said.

Those expressive eyes shuttered. "Because I'm a sucker," he said, turning back to stare out the window.

She put a hand on his shoulder, trying not to think about how she enjoyed the contact. Curling her fingers around the soft material of his suit, she tugged on his arm to reclaim his attention. "Because you're you." He might drive her mad, but her desire to leave King Enterprises didn't negate all the good qualities about him that had drawn her to him in the first place. There was a reason she'd spent years bending over backward for this man. He inspired a loyalty that went far beyond the regular professional bond.

"I don't know the first thing about weddings," he said.

She scoffed at that. "Good thing they invented Google."

"Flowers, dresses, music. Rings — Do I have to buy the rings?" He looked a little green at the thought.

"I'm sure Jenny has taken care of that part." Thinking twice about the flighty King she added, "But it can't hurt to check."

"We need to find people who can do this immediately."

"I believe the word you are searching for is 'wedding planners.'"

"Yes." He sprung into motion, striding for his computer.

Allison's hand dropped to her side, watching him go. When his mind was focused on a task, nothing could stop him.

She flexed her fingers, not that she'd wished to touch him longer.

"I need meetings with the best wedding planners in the city," he said as she followed him to his desk.

"A month isn't much time. The best are probably booked."

The look he gave her was the one adults gave children when they'd done something adorable. She scowled in return.

"Get me the numbers, and I'll get the appointments."

She arched a brow. "Since when did wedding research fall under my job description?"

Turning away from the computer, a faint smile twisted his lips. "You're my assistant, aren't you, Ali? Assist me."

She crossed her arms and waited.

Darian released a sigh. "Sorry." Leaving the computer, he pushed to his feet and came toward her. "You know we've got the Sterling acquisition looming. A wedding is the last thing I need on my plate. I know nothing about that world."

"And I do?"

"You know what I mean. You know about everything." He reached out and cupped her upper arms. "I can't do this without you. You know it. I know it." He smiled down at her. "I need you."

I'm giving you my notice. I've had it with requests that have nothing to do with my job description. The late night phone calls and the ridiculously early mornings. I'm a professional, not your servant. You can do this without me.

She opened her mouth to say it. Really she did. But staring up into his eyes, she found the words frozen in her throat.

Leave. You don't owe this man anything. Take back control over your life. Leave Darian King behind.

The thought caused an invisible vise to clench around her chest.

"Say you'll help me."

How many times had he said that to her? How many times had she jumped at the chance to be whatever he needed? One last impossible task, she told herself. One more and I can leave with no regrets. He'll be so grateful he'll give me the reference I need. We both win. But for better or worse, this will be the end for us.

One more month and she could walk away with everything she wanted. There was only one choice.

"I'll help you," she promised.

And then I'll leave you.

CHAPTER 2

"What were you thinking?" Darian demanded.

A feminine voice sighed over the speaker phone. "This is why I emailed you first. I figured you'd need time to come to terms with the idea."

"Of planning your wedding." He couldn't believe the words were actually coming out of his mouth.

"You know how hard it is to organize things from across an ocean without seeing anything? Matt is on tour till the end of the month. I can't leave him."

"I'm not sure begging for gigs counts as being on tour."

Jenny hissed into the phone. "You're always so hard on him. This is the band's big break. There are producers coming to the shows. We've been working toward this for years."

"Why not wait till it's over then plan the wedding?"

"Because we've been dancing around this step for so long. I dreamed of getting married at home, and this will probably be my only chance to do so for a long time to come. Matt is going to have to move east, and I'm going with him."

Which meant his nomadic sister would be even farther away.

With a sigh he leaned back in his chair. Jenny tended to move around the globe on a whim, but she always came home. However, soon it seemed her home would be a long ways from him. "Fine," he yielded. "But you will be helping. When I call, I expect you to answer."

"Scouts' honor. But really, big bro, I trust whatever you decide on. Keep all the receipts for me, and I'll pay you back when I'm in the States again."

He couldn't stifle his derisive snort. "It would serve you right if I held you to that."

"I mean it."

"Call it an early wedding gift, Kit," he said, using his old pet name for her. Paying her way was nothing new. No need to stop now.

"Thank you, Dare. I really appreciate all you're doing. All you've done. Matt and I both do."

"Just make sure you catch your flight here and don't get sidetracked chasing Matt's big break."

"Will do. And honestly, just ask Allison any questions you'd have for me. She's got better taste than either of us."

He couldn't help his smile. After four years, even his sister understood how he depended on Ali. "I've already made her promise to help."

"Bet it didn't take much. That woman would do anything for you."

"She's the best assistant I've ever had."

A soft laugh met his words. "Right. I've got to run, but I'll check back in a couple of days, okay? Do whatever Allison tells you and everything will be fine."

"I'll remind you I run a billion-dollar corporation."

"Sure. Listen to Allison. Love you, Dare. Talk soon."

The call disconnected before he could say anything more.

Sighing, he tossed the phone back on his desk. Even after all these years she had him wrapped around her finger. Of course, what else was new? That die had been cast the day he first saw her fresh from the hospital. With five years between them, he'd been old enough to know his life was never going to be the same. Suddenly, he'd had to share his home with a tiny bundle of screaming joy. As a child he'd been unimpressed.


(Continues...)

Excerpted from Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding by Victoria Davies, Candace Havens. Copyright © 2016 Victoria Davies. Excerpted by permission of Entangled Publishing, LLC.
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Meet the Author

Victoria Davies writes paranormal romance where a midnight stroll through the cemetery counts as a first date and diving under the bed to play with the monsters is highly recommended.

Victoria was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Growing up in a family of writers, her interest in storytelling developed from an early age. Since then her characters may have evolved and her plots may have grown decidedly more steamy, but she never lost her love of the written word. Now she travels the globe teaching and writing from wherever she ends up. Though her locations change, there is no ignoring the dragons, vampires and werewolves in her head whispering to have their tales told. For more information on Victoria please visit www.victoriadavies.ca.

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Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
strgth4yu More than 1 year ago
This was the first time I read a book by Victoria Davies, "Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding. I truly enjoyed the story of Darian King of King Enterprise and his Assistant, Allison Reed. Allison has been working with Darian for 4 years day and night. Allison is ready for a change and normalcy of life. She does not want to be on call 24 hours. She would like to have a normal 9 to 5 job. She just does not know how to tell Darian she wants out of her contract. When she thinks she has the courage to talk to him about her contract. Darian is asking for her help to plan his sister's wedding. Of course, Allison cannot say, No. So she decides that she will do this last thing and after resign. I was really surprised how the story was well written. I really thought it was going to be all about sex, but it was refreshing that it was about trusting and letting yourself fall in love with someone against all odds. I volunteered to review this book for Netgalley. I recommend this book and look forward to reading another book from Victoria Davies.
BookFidelity More than 1 year ago
Excuse me while I mop up my drool and happy tears (I'm not actually crying or drooling, but it sets an image, doesn't it?). It's books like this one that make me oh so happy to have gotten into reading romance books. There is plenty of catnip for this blogger - billionaire with a heart of gold, intelligent and strong woman, misunderstandings, an "agreement", and an ending that doesn't make me want to stab something. Darian is a billionaire who lost his parents at a young age, and has had to care for his younger sister since then. Ali is his loyal assistant who finds herself wanting a normal job with normal hours in hopes of finding a "normal" man to spend her life with. Then, Darian's sister, Jenny, unleashes the big news - she's getting married! And needs Darian (and by default, Ali) to help with the wedding planning. Why, hello! Is that forced proximity? I think soooo. Usually talk about weddings in romance stories make me want gag. This is due mostly to the utter disappointment that was The Wager. I was pleasantly surprised that the wedding talk in this story did not bother me at all. I really loved seeing Darian and Ali figure out their feelings for each other. P.S. I tagged this with "billionaire bad boy," but I really don't consider Darian a bad boy. If anything, he is a truly sweet male protagonist with a lack of insight lol
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
This is a cute story of Darian a billionaire who has learned to rely on his trusty assistant Allison for all his personal and professional business for the last four years. She realizes that her schedule and feelings for her boss are keeping from making real connections outside of the office. She decides to quit but decides to wait until after his sister's wedding is planned. As Darien and Allison work together closely, his feelings for her begin to turn from friendship into something more. How will he react when he learns that Allison plans to start a new job when their task is complete? I liked this romance that featured a sexy billionaire realizing that the perfect person for him has been under his nose for the last four years. I liked both main characters and felt that they were realistic. Overall if your looking for a fun, easy read to fill an afternoon, this is the book for you! I was given a free copy for an honest review.
Crystal_Yawn More than 1 year ago
I loved this! The two main characters take an emotional rollercoaster ride while planning Darian's sister's wedding. Each making discoveries about the other and noticing what that means to them. The story is a real page turner and touches on what could happen when two people with the right chemistry work together for a long time and let that professional wall crack. I truly enjoyed reading it and watching how well they work with each other. advanced copy received for my reading pleasure.
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
Fun, Flirty with the Boss Allison has been billionaire Darian’s assistant for four years which meant she was there, on call for him 24/7 when she wasn’t working for him. She didn’t have a personal life and she finally decided enough was enough and realized it was time to move on and find out what it was like to be happy. As she decides to quit and find another job, Darian’s sister asks her brother for help in planning a last minute wedding for her- her last minute wedding which means Alison helps. As the story progresses you can see how Ali has this crush on her boss and how she feels it’s unrequited . During their time together planning the wedding, I can pick up on the vibes they have around each other and I feel how her boss wants her yet he is afraid to take that final step to admit that need, that want. Oh the path to love and happiness in this romance book was paved with angst, heartache and pain but the end result, well it has happiness, love and passion. I really enjoyed this story and the MC interaction and word play around each other. My rating: 4.0 stars **** "I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick read (only 183 pages) but a very nice love story
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
Definitely a great read. I absolutely love when a character has a light bulb kind of moment, where everything finally clicks "oh yeah" in your head. And this one had several, for both Darian and Allison. As I read, I could get a good sense of the nervousness and undecided Allison was feeling in her decisions regarding her life and Darian. I loved that she gave her all, despite anything he threw at her. And man did they have some sexy times! But one of my favorite parts was towards the end when my girl showed her inner strength and held her head high, even though devastated on the inside. And then a major major swooning moment happened. The best for a true hopeless romantic! I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
A_Hayes More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. I have read so many "billionaire" books lately that I was all set for it to be just another one that would be thrown in the pile with the others. Luckily for me, I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this book and all the characters. Allison works for Darian King as his PA but she has had enough of the high paced job with no down time but when Darian's sister asks him to plan her wedding while she is out of the country, she knows she can't leave just yet. Allison wants this to be their last hurray before she finds a slower job but that turns into more. Both of the main characters are very believable and endearing. There is just enough panty melting heat thrown in with a great story that I will definitely be on the lookout for more books by this author.
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
Darian King is a self-made billionaire who raised his sister after their parents died when he was just 18. Darian knows that people can be gone in an instant so he isn't looking for any committed relationships. His sister calls to announce her engagement and insists her brother plan her wedding while she tours Europe with her fiancee's band. Since Darian is a CEO so doesn't have the time or knowledge to plan a wedding, he enlists the help of his longtime personal assistant, Allison. Ali has been Darian assistant for the past four years. She loves her job but since being Darian's assistant requires her time at all hours of the day and night, Ali is ready for change so her life can more to it than work. Darian's assignment of planning his sister's wedding to her just solidifies her resolve that it is time to move on. This was a light, fun, quick read. This story had humor, angst, and heat. The author did an amazing job of connecting me to the characters and hoping for a HEA. This was my first book by this author but it won't be the last. *I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.*
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
An Enjoyable Office Romance > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper
MELHUTCHINSON More than 1 year ago
I have to say that this was a very pleasant read after having some crazy ones here lately. I love how Victoria Davies makes her characters so real life so that they feel like we can relate to them and they are not just some characters in a book. I actually felt a part of their everyday lives and I hurt for them when they were going through their problems as well. Allison is a young lady that has worked for King Enterprise for some time and is ready to move on, but how does she tell her boss, her dream man, that she wants to turn in her resignation? Allison writes and rewrites her resignation several times but never has the chance to give it to her boss, Darian. She keeps telling herself one day, one day she will go through with it! When Darian calls Allison into his office and tells her to read what his sister has sent him in a message, she know that she can't leave him now. Darian asks Allison to help him plan his sisters wedding. What in the world?? How can she plan a wedding for someone else with the man of her own dreams? Is that even possible? When Darian and Allison get into planning the actual wedding, things get down to where they have to choose where they would like the ceremony and what they would actually like for their own things, not just his sister. They are having to do the planning because his sister is out of town. When things begin to heat up between these two with the wedding plans, their attraction is undeniable. When things come down to the wedding, Darian and Allison end up having some words. When things go cross, will they be able to find their way back to each other or will they just go their separate ways? You have to read this one to find out what happens to Darian and Allison. Such a good story that ends well. I am so glad that I had the chance to read this story!
repsgoddess More than 1 year ago
An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review and I did so voluntarily. First time reading this author’s writing and I wasn’t disappointed. What a fantastic read! Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding by Victoria Davies is the story of Darian and Allison. Allison is the ever-efficient, 24/7 personal assistant to workaholic billionaire, Darian, who is business savvy but utterly clueless when it comes to matters of the heart. Four years of putting Darian first while pushing her feelings down deep and ignoring her own needs and wants, Allison decides enough is enough and drafts up a resignation and begins the hunt for a slower-paced job that will allow for her to have a life to call her own. Knowing that she is leaving soon allows Allison the freedom to act on opportunities that she would normally ignore. A nicely-paced read that is hot and sexy with engaging characters and a defined world. Ms. Davies writing is smooth and flows beautifully!
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
Swoon....I just loved this book! Sexy but clueless Darian depends on his executive assistant, Ali. He can't seem to function without her and doesn't hesitate to call her at all hours. She works so many hours that she hasn't had time to have a life. Ali has had a secret crush on Darian for years, but has been afraid to act on it until she's finally reached the point that she's ready to resign from her job and no longer has to worry about it ruining their working relationship. What follows is explosive, and like all explosions, leaves destruction in its wake. This is a wonderful tale that I fell in love with. This is a must read for fans of the genre. While it is the first book I've read by this author, it won't be the last. I've added her to my must read authors' list
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I loved this one! It was refreshing to read a story with a very successful powerful man who didn't dictate to his employees or walk around with an air of entitlement. Darian King was a self made billionaire who cares deeply for the ones he loves. That's not say he can't be tough and ruthless when the need arises. He's a commitment phobe to the core but when his sister asks for his help organizing her wedding what can he do. Well, call in his already overworked assistant of course. Allison Reed knows it's time for a change. Late nights working and having very little time for a social life is not what she had planned for her life yet that's exactly where she was. She intends to quit as Darian King's assistant but just hasn't found the right way to tell him yet. Then the last straw is pulled. He wants her help planning his sisters upcoming rush wedding. She decides that's enough. She'll complete this last task and that's it. Or is it???? This was a fun relaxing read that was filled with humor, passion, and love. An excellent read that I recommend to everyone.
Brigittehf More than 1 year ago
Darian is a successful businessman. He has thrived to be successful and be a good "parent" to his little sister even since there was tragedy is his family. He has worked very hard from a very young age and this hasn't changed. His life revolves around his multibillion business and he has the occasional flings but nothing serious. He is a confirmed bachelor! Allison comes from a very modest background and doesn't expect much in life besides what mostly any other woman dreams of. Someone she can trust to spend her life with. Have a family and be happy. It doesn't have to be anything extravagant. Simple is good. She has been Darian's assistant for the past five years and they have a very good working relationship. The problem is that her life revolves around Darian and work and not having a social life doesn't help with realising her dream! She is ready for a change of job, where she can take the right steps in the right direction. When Darian's sister calls on him to assist with her wedding preparations, he can't refuse and turns to Allison for help. She has never been able to refuse do to anything for him and even though, arranging a wedding is way above her duties, she says yes! Allison has feelings for Darian but keeps their relationship strictly professional as they live in different worlds. This is another reason why she has to move. The additional duties of the wedding preparations bring them closer together and Darian starts to see her in a different light. They start this friends with benefits relationship which works pretty well. What will happen when she eventually hands in her notice? The interactions between Darian and Allison are realistic. They are comfortable with each other and they both have a good sense of humour. They are good friends and lovers. Darian has a fear of losing those he cares about and he cares about Allison. Finding out that Allison is planning to leave hits them hard. This part of the story is hard to bear as their pain is heartbreaking. This is a well portrayed story with believable and lovable characters. The emotions are palpable. A pleasing journey with a good ending. I received an eARC at no cost to the author, from the publisher via NetGalley. This review is totally independent.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Gorgeous, intense and clueless. All words that apply to Darian. How can someone so smart and successful not see the writing on the wall? Love equals wedding and Darien stuck making the plans courtesy of his baby sister. Too bad it's his assistant left holding the bag. Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding is entertainment at it's finest. The concept has been done many times but that immense feeling of satisfaction never wanes. The heart knows what it wants and mine wanted witty, irresistible fun. It got it's wish.