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The Billionaire's Courtship (Dare Valley Meets Paris, Volume 3)
     

The Billionaire's Courtship (Dare Valley Meets Paris, Volume 3)

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by Ava Miles
 
**Not a Standalone Contemporary Romance. This is a four-part mini-series with cliffhangers.**

Millions of readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling books...come join the family.

International Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents a magical four-part mini-series partially set in Dare Valley and the City of Love herself, Paris, guaranteed to

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**Not a Standalone Contemporary Romance. This is a four-part mini-series with cliffhangers.**

Millions of readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling books...come join the family.

International Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents a magical four-part mini-series partially set in Dare Valley and the City of Love herself, Paris, guaranteed to tempt your taste buds and capture your imagination.

Margie Lancaster knows the truth about Evan Michaels and all his billionaire bad-boy ways. Despite the secret looming between them, she seeks to understand why he would gamble away a month of his life in a card game to become a "normal" person again. Soon, she discovers the man who supposedly has everything really isn't happy. As she learns more about this genius inventor hiding behind a lifestyle that secretly bores him to death, she falls even more deeply in love since Evan is doing everything in his power to court her in the City of Love herself. And the clock is ticking on her remaining time with him in Paris before she must return to open her new bakery in Dare Valley.

Books in this mini-series include:
THE BILLIONAIRE'S GAMBLE: #1
THE BILLIONAIRE'S SECRET: #2
THE BILLIONAIRE'S COURTSHIP: #3
THE BILLIONAIRE'S RETURN: #4

PRAISE:
"Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land

"On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog

"The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story." Publisher's Weekly

"I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog

"Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything

Product Details

BN ID:
2940151052580
Publisher:
Ava Miles, Inc
Publication date:
08/19/2015
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
15,053
File size:
637 KB

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International Bestselling Author Ava Miles joined the ranks of beloved storytellers with her powerful messages of healing, mystery, and magic. Millions of readers have discovered her fiction and nonfiction books, praised by USA TODAY and Publisher’s Weekly. Women’s World Magazine has selected a few of her novels for their book clubs while Southwest Airlines featured the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND (the name used with Ms. Roberts’ blessing) in its in-flight entertainment. Ava’s books have been chosen as Best Books of the Year and Top Editor’s Picks and are translated into multiple languages.

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The Billionaire's Courtship (Dare Valley Meets Paris, Volume 3) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When this book is good it's very good. I know the writer is a chef but there was a little too much in the bakery.
anmhartt More than 1 year ago
The Billionaire's Courtship is part 3 in a 4 part series. These books should not be read as standalone books, as you will miss the major part of the series. Evan's secret is out!! Margie knows that Evan is a billionaire. She is hurt, but understands why he would do this. She refuses to answer Evans calls and will go out of her way so that she does not speak to Evan. Margie throws herself into her baking and is learning to make croissants. Evan finally convinces Margie to let him court her and show her what Paris is about. All of the special sights, picnics and fun that they have together is amazing. They go on boat rides, have fabulous dinners and have a wonderful time. Evan realizes that he cannot live without Margie. He decides that there is little time left for her to remain in Paris, so he proposes in front of a lot of people with cameras flashing as he gets down to propose. Margie cannot say yes. She knows this is temporary and she has to go back to the United States. This is a cliff hanger and is a very quick read. I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review. All conclusions are my own.
litgoddess More than 1 year ago
What's more French than baguettes and painting? An intoxicating romance based on true love, of course! As the third book in the Paris Billionaire series by Ava Miles, we're closer to finding out whether or not Margie and Evan will stay together. It's almost impossible though--he lives in Paris, and she in Dare Valley, and while they're both very much in love with each other, they also have their own businesses to run as part of their lifelong dream. It's easy to fantasize about how you'd be courted by a billionaire, but that hasn't ever been Margie's dream. She wants love, to enjoy life, and to successfully run her bakery Hot Cross Buns as her passion. For Margie, baking bread in Paris has been as breathtaking as Evan's kisses and their conversations and time together as intoxicating as the finest wine. She knows she can never give that up, and she also doesn't want to stop being with Evan. As for Evan, he invents as he breathes, which is why he threw himself into wooing Margie in ways that only brought them closer together and assured them both that they are indeed meant to be. Evan knows that his life won't be complete without Margie by his side, so he proposes to her in public without blinking an eye against the camera flashes all around them. We hold our breaths as we wait for her answer, only to discover that Margie feels very certain about their love, but not about what to do next. But that's exactly what the final installment is for--so read on! I also received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review; all conclusions are my own.
Dzneychica More than 1 year ago
A romantic, beautiful continuation of the series! Now that Margie Lancaster knows the truth that Evan Michaels is a billionaire inventor, he decides to spend the rest of her short time in Paris showering her with romance. Knowing that she is very uncomfortable with extravagant gifts and outings, he arranges for experiences that are priceless beyond words, but very inexpensive. They fall more in love with each moment they spend together, until Evan realizes he wants every moment to be with her. On her last night in Paris, he arranges for the most romantic evening of all, culminating in a proposal! This book is a wonderful third installment of the quartet, leaving us with a dissatisfying ending! Not quite a cliff hanger...but not what we wanted to happen! I, for one, was anxious for the next book to come out so I could find out what happened next!! Please note: I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
maburge1 More than 1 year ago
Margie now knows the real truth about Evan Michaels. He isn’t just a nerdy Mr. Nice Guy. He is billionaire entrepreneur inventor. Now Margie knows the truth, will she let Evan explain why he chose a month of normalcy and celibacy? Margie’s feelings from Evan’s betrayal and lie could leave her last days in Paris full of heartbreak. Or will Margie’s last days in Paris be spent getting to know the real Evan Michaels? Time is ticking and one will have to read more to find out. This installment of the series will leave you hanging once again. To finish Evan and Margie’s story, read the final installment in The Billionaire’s Return. "I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own."
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
Learning Evan's true identity throws Margie for a loop. She knew that he was keeping something from her, she just hadn't known what. Now that she knew all she could think about was how she had left that life and wanted nothing to do with it. Evan knew that he should have told her from the very beginning, but he had been afraid that she would have slammed the door on any relationship especially a romantic one. He had been so alone before. He had no family and one friend. Finding Margie had been a blessing. He loved the fact that their relationship started with them being friends before it had become romantic. Evan wanted Margie to experience romance in Paris so he planned to wine and dine her along with taking her to some of the most romantic places in the city that Evan loved. Margie couldn't have asked for a more romantic visit to Paris and experiencing all of those things with Evan made them even more special, but they were so different and wanted different things for their life and that would always be an issue if they were together. I'm looking forward to reading the final book and conclusion to Evan and Margie's story. I was given an ARC for an honest review. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
angelbaby024ever More than 1 year ago
The Billionaire’s Courtship is book 3 of 4 in the Paris miniseries and it is a must read- be forewarned though there are cliff hangers so if you are not into that, wait to read all 4 together. I loved this book just like I have loved the other 2 in the series. To recap, Evan a self-made billionaire inventor, Evan Michaels, loses a bet in a poker game and has to live like a normal person for a month in small town Dare Valley and be celibate for that time. He rents a room in Margie Lancaster’s house. They immediately start to like each other but can’t be together as Evan has a celibacy pact. Margie has her new bakery about to open making amazing cinnamon rolls. Margie is going to Paris for 10 weeks to be an apprentice Andre a baker in a wonderful bakery in Paris. In Paris, Evan and Margie spend all their free time together enjoying each other and Paris. Evan is still keeping his secret of being a Billionaire, and Margie has explained why she doesn’t like rich people and her background leaving all the wealth behind. The Billionaire’s Courtship (book 3) is a continuation of Evan and Margie’s love affair. It picks up exactly where it left off, Margie just learned Evan is a billionaire and had been lying to her. Now that Evan’s secret of him being a Billionaire is out, Margie is avoiding him and dodging his calls. Who can blame her?! She is hurt and confused because he lied to her about his money and himself, but you also feel his pain and why he did what he did. He wanted her to like him and now love him for him, not his money or status. Margie gives Evan a chance to explain himself and why he kept everything hidden. They both admit their love for each other. Evan decides to court Margie while she is still in Paris for the week and for them to have a great time until the end of the week when Margie goes back to Dare Valley. Although they have a wonderful time the end is always luring around in the background of the story.. I love reading how things continue to unfold with them as they sort through their feelings. I want them to be together and happy- you can’t help but fall in love with them both and want it all to work out. You feel for each of them along this journey and understand each of their sides, now it’s waiting to see what happens and what they decide. I couldn’t stop reading this fast enough and now can’t wait to see what happens in book 4- The Billionaire’s Return. "I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own."
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
The mini-series continues as the secret comes to light. Understanding his reasons and a growing love makes the last days in Paris beautiful. What will happen when they must part ways? Loving this series! Gifted copy for an honest review
gromine49 More than 1 year ago
Totally enjoyed this book in the series. I was so glad when I started reading that it wasn't going to be about the heroine in our series being angry because our hero didn't tell her his secret. A wonderful addition to the series. I cannot wait for the conclusion.
TammyFayL More than 1 year ago
I loved Margie's baking internship with Andre. I absolutely loved the scenes in the bakery! Margie learns of Evans secret and is having a difficult time with it. Margie's back story is slowly coming out which gives credence to why Margie doesn't like wealthy people. Evan is trying to court her without showing off his wealth. Evan is also working on his new inventions. The Greek goddess Artemis also plays a role in this book. The end of this book is quite a cliff hanger and I can't wait to read the next one! I would highly suggest reading the books in order, The Billionaire's Gamble, The Billionaire's Secret and then The Billionaire's Courtship.
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Cindy724 More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful book by Ava Miles. I loved 'The Billionaire's Courtship'. I was so happy about Margie knowing the truth about Evan. I also loved that Evan loved Margie so much to show her things about himself. I cried when Evan asked her to marry him and she said no. It tore them both to pieces. I look forward to finding out in the next book how they get back together. Thank you Ava!! I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
Karen-KLS More than 1 year ago
The story continues now into the third book with Margie and Evans mini series and I am still loving it, this book has lots of emotions and can really feel that the characters are torn through the love they have and Evans billionaire lifestyle that Margie believes that he lives. Can't wait for the final book to find out if they concour it all. ** I received an received copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own**
pncPC More than 1 year ago
"I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own." I eagerly awaited this third book of the series dwelling on the relationship between two "meant for each other" characters and found myself angry with Margie for not being more understanding. My frustration was soothed by her deep feelings and ideas and I resumed my enthrallment with Margie and Evan. Only a good writer could make your emotions become so involved with the characters. A good read.
Guitarmomma19 More than 1 year ago
Margie is heartbroken when she finds out Evan is rich. Knowing her background and keeping something like that from her has her doubting him.  Evan knows he has to show Margie that it will be different with them. So he sets a plan to court her. And show her that money does not mean bad things.  As they progress in their relationship the doubts are there but with their love professed Evan believes they can overcome anything together. When he makes a crucial misstep in his courtship and she leaves to go back home, will he get over his crushed, broken heart? Is there any hope for them?
WinnieL More than 1 year ago
This is part 3 of the Paris mini-series. As mentioned before in my reviews of Part 1 and 2, if you are the type that dislike cliff-hangers, do wait for all 4 of the parts to be out and read it at one go. I think you will love it more. Part 3 was a tad disappointing for me. Margie had found out who Evan really was and she was avoiding him as she didn't know how to handle it. Evan hadn't known that Margie already knew the truth and was worried sick when she didn't answer his calls and texts. Eventually, Margie understands why Evan did what he did and forgives him. That started Evan's courtship of Margie. He was determined to use the short time they had to win Margie's love. After the magic in Part 1 and Part 2, I was hoping for even more magic in Part 3. There were some romantic scenes and Ava once again brought us to the streets of Paris with her writing, but I just wanted a little more. Nevertheless, it is still a great instalment to this series. The story ends sadly when Margie has to return back to Dare Valley. Can't wait to find out how this couple gets their HEA. ** I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
KimberlyDawn55 More than 1 year ago
This is part three of a four-part mini-series. Margie learns Evan's secret. What will that do to their relationship? Evan continues to romance Margie. Margie continues to learn as much as she can for her bakery, while Evan shows her the beauty of Paris. But what will happen when Margie's time to return to Dare Valley arrives? Can their love survive? A great installment in this series!
IVY2 More than 1 year ago
Margie and Evan hit a bump in the road of their exciting new relationship due to withheld information at the beginning of Volume 3. But because they have fallen in love, they want to be as honest as possible with one another and not risk losing each other. Evan wants to court her in a grand fashion, now that Margie knows the truth of his wealth. They spend the rest of Margie's short time in Paris with one another when she's not at the bakery learning to make wonderful bread. *I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
I really liked this part of the story. I liked the instructions on how to make the breads. Margie and Evan are having such a good time and their love is deepening. Will it be enough with them living so far apart?
Cece56 More than 1 year ago
Margie has avoided Evan since learning his true identity. She is struggling with his billionaire status and the fact that he kept it from her. Evan is desperate to see Margie. He finally waits and stops her on her way to the bakery. They talk and Evan decides he is going to give Margie a real courtship and gradually introduce her to his life in Paris. She is still struggling with his wealth. She walked away from her family because of the trappings of the wealthy lifestyle and is not sure she can handle Evan's lifestyle. At the bakery, Andre is teaching her the secrets of making bread with love. Ava Miles is telling Margie and Evan's story but she is also including the wonders of Paris and how the city itself seems to be made for lovers. Margie and Evan continue to grow and shed some of their insecurities. They are a couple you root for to overcome all the obstacles but they are also someone you grow to like. I love how Ava Miles unfolds a story that feels like it could be someone you know. I am definitely on pins and needles to see what happens to Margie and Evan. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in anyway.
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
The Billionaire’s Courtship is book three in the mini-series, Dare Valley Meets Paris by Ava Miles. This book was generously provided to me by the author for an honest review. Margie has discovered who Evan really is, the truth about his wealth. After her initial feelings of betrayal, she eventually realizes why he did what he did and that she has grown to know the real Evan, not the one he pretends to be that is portrayed in the tabloids. Margie has brought Evan back what he sought, the magic to invent. His love for her somehow unlocked his creativity, something he hadn’t felt in a long time. They love each other and he is determined to court her, to make her seven remaining days in Paris the most memorable possible. To show her the city of love. “They had right now. That was what mattered.” Margie is spending her days learning as much as she can from her baking apprenticeship and her nights are all for Evan. She has tackled the art of making crescents from scratch, from a master French baker. The goal of all of this was to take all of this new found knowledge back to Dare Valley when she opens her own bakery. But that means leaving Evan behind. His life is here in Paris and hers is in Colorado. When their magical time together is over in Paris, what will happen next? Will that be the end for Margie and Evan? I don’t see how it will be possible for these two to work out the geographical issues, not to mention their individual careers. I can’t wait to see how this all ends with book four, The Billionaire’s Return.
JissM More than 1 year ago
**I received this ARC from the author in return for my honest opinions. All opinions formed are my own and no compensation have been given.*** This is the third book on the Dare Valley Meets Paris mini-series. Again, this book picks up where the last one left off...which is when Margie found out about Evan being a billionaire. Evan's secret is revealed to Margie. He is determine to use the short time they have left to show Margie his love for her and the beautiful city he calls home. He wants to show her what she means to him. This is my favorite part of the series because it shows the romantic and beautiful parts of Paris. Book three finished once again on a crucial part...and I'm really anticipating book 4 to see what happens next! Another win for Ava.....
DianeD54 More than 1 year ago
The Billionaire’s Courtship is book three in the Dare Valley Meets Paris mini-series. This book picks right up where book two left you hanging. Margie now knows Evan’s secret and is trying to sort out her feelings while beginning to understand more about Evan and his life. It’s a quick read and I don’t want to give anything away. Again, you are drawn in and will not be able to put the book down. I can’t wait for the next book! I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.