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Waking Up with a Billionaire
     

Waking Up with a Billionaire

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by Katie Lane
 

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He can have anything he wants...except her

Famed artist Grayson Beaumont is the most elusive of the billionaire Beaumont brothers. He has a reputation for seducing any woman with only a look, word, or sensual stroke of his brush. But now Grayson has lost all his desire to paint . . . unless he can find a muse to unlock his creative-and

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He can have anything he wants...except her

Famed artist Grayson Beaumont is the most elusive of the billionaire Beaumont brothers. He has a reputation for seducing any woman with only a look, word, or sensual stroke of his brush. But now Grayson has lost all his desire to paint . . . unless he can find a muse to unlock his creative-and erotic-imagination.

Chloe knew she might have to shed her clothes when she agreed to pose for the celebrated artist, but she wasn't expecting to shed all her inhibitions as well. Under his intense scrutiny, there's nothing she can hide...including a secret from her past that, once exposed, will change how he looks at her forever.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/11/2016
Familial bonds play a heavy role in the last of the Overnight Billionaires trilogy (after A Billionaire After Dark). Grayson Beaumont handles the creative side of the business for French Kiss, the San Francisco–based lingerie company he owns with his brothers, but his true passion is painting nude women. Enter prickly, standoffish Chloe McAlister, the one woman Grayson can’t get out of his head, and this contemporary romance rapidly devolves into a series of flimsy reasons for them to stay together. Despite the silly situations, the chemistry between the leads is explosive and believably sexy. Grayson helps out his brothers, learns to forgive his father, and comes to terms with his childhood memories. Chloe’s path to redemption is paved with family loyalty and love. The repartee among Chloe and Grayson, the Beaumont brothers, and Chloe’s friends is both funny and tender. Other than the contrived situations, this love affair is well crafted to balance sentimentality and passion, and readers will appreciate that Chloe and Grayson are truly friends as well as lovers. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary. (Aug.)
From the Publisher
"The chemistry between the leads is explosive and believably sexy. Readers will appreciate that Chloe are Grayson are truly friends as well as lovers."—Publishers Weekly

"Katie Lane creates handsome cowboys with hearts as big as Texas."—Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author of The Welcome Home Garden Club on Going Cowboy Crazy

"There's plenty of humor to entertain the reader, and the people of the town will seem like old friends by the end of this entertaining story."—RT Book Reviews on Make Mine a Bad Boy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455533190
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
07/26/2016
Series:
Overnight Billionaires
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
67,705
File size:
540 KB

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Meet the Author

Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas, Hunk for the Holidays, and Overnight Billionaires series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn't writing, enjoys reading, going to the gym, golfing, traveling, or just snuggling next to her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.

Learn more about Katie Lane at:
www.katielanebooks.com
Facebook.com/katielaneauthor
Twitter, @ktlane3

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Waking Up with a Billionaire 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
ILuvBooks25 9 months ago
This is the second book that I have read of Katie's and the first that I have read in this series. I think that Katie did a great job developing the characters and giving you enough of their back story to understand why they acted the way that they did. She also did a great job of setting the scenes in the book. Between the French Kiss Headquarters, his house and the surprise that the author throws in the book, she really makes you feel like you are in each of the locations. Another aspect that I enjoyed with this book is that along with the romance part of the story she also included drama, pain and loss. I really think having all these different aspects the story really made it strong and held me as the reader all the way to the end. Lastly, the final thing that I think Katie did very well in this book is how she intertwined the previous two books into this series into this one. She not only incorporated their stories a little but also gave you a peak into what was going on in their life after the happily ever after moment. It allowed me as a reader to understand some background with out having to read the other two books right away. I do definitely want to read the first two books though as I am interested to learn more about the characters and what brought them together. I am very interested to see where she takes this series to in the future or if this is the last book. I guess I will have to wait and see.
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
I won this as a Goodreads giveaway and I really enjoyed it. I hadn't been able to read the other books in this series but it is a wonderful read on it own. They give you a little bit about the characters from the previous books while giving you a wonderful story in this one. Chloe has a past she is running from and really good friends who want to help. Then there is Grayson the youngest of the brothers who run a wonderful Lingerie company. He has painters block and needs to get over it and the one person who can do it is the one person trying to get away from him. I loved the storyline and recommend it to anyone who loves a good read.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read in the Overnight Billionaire Series and it can definitely be read as a stand alone. Chloe is on the run from her past and Grayson is an artist who has lost his muse. He pursuits her to model for him and she needs money to start over. Both main characters have big secrets that will impact their relationship with each other. Will Grayson manage to Chloe to overcome her past to find a happy ending with him? I liked both characters and was intrigued with the dialogue as their relationship began to develop. I loved the family dynamic and plan on reading the first two books in the series. If you like a fast-paced contemporary romance with the perfect blend of family angst, suspense, and steamy build up... this book is for you! I was given a free copy for an honest review.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
Waking Up with A Billionaire, is the third and final book in Katie Lane’s Overnight Billionaires trilogy. While the ultimate goal is always the HEA, this story is as much about friendship and letting other people help you as it is Chloe and Grayson. Chloe is running from her past at the same time that Grayson can’t remember his. They are only successful moving forward with their own lives, and the life they are going to make together, when they realize that going things alone is not the answer. I really loved this last book in the series, almost as much as I loved the first. The epilogue showing us ten years in the future was the fitting end. I am very sad to see this series end. In the ubiquitous world of billionaire heroes, Lane’s stood out as being fresh and original. The secondary characters added dimension to the story and help define a fully-realized world. If you haven’t met the undergarment billionaires go back and start at the beginning. If you are eagerly awaiting the last book, you won’t be disappointed. Copy received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
4.5* I. Love. Katie Lane! She writes such a great mix of books. They have great banter and humor and emotion. Her Bramble Texas series is one of my favorites. WUB is the last book of the series and the first one that I've read, so I have some catching up to do. I can't wait to read them all. Even though I hadn't read the other books I did not feel lost at all. Ms. Lane gives enough background of the characters that it felt almost like a stand alone book. Grayson Beaumont and Chloe Cameron both have their secrets but Chloe's could end their budding relationship. Chloe's been on the run for six years. Her friends have found success but she's still floundering she just needs the money to start her new life so she agrees to let Grayson paint her. If only she can help him fine is muse. He hasn't been able to paint for six months, since Chloe broke his heart. Grayson and Chloe just don't realize that they each are the key to the others heart and secrets. *Book Obsessed Chicks Review team
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! Katie Lane has another winner with her latest book, Waking Up With A Billionaire, the final installment in The Overnight Billionaires trilogy. Each book focuses on one of three very successful and good-looking brothers, that co-own a lingerie empire. Grayson is the youngest Beaumont sibling and he is also the most creative. He tends to leave the managing of the business to his older brothers, while he focuses on painting. His specialty is the female nude form, and there is a high demand for his work. For the past six months however, his creativity has taken a nosedive. When up and coming horticulturist Chloe McAlister enters his life for a second time, his luck begins to get tremendously better. Chloe is running away from her past, so she keeps all of her friends at a distance in order to ensure their safety and her sanity. She needs money to make a new life for herself abroad, which is how she ends staying with Grayson, and allowing him to paint her. Chloe is the muse that Grayson needs both personally and professionally. While Chloe's past catches up with her, she and Grayson are falling in love. They are both interesting, likable, and hot. I truly enjoyed this engaging and fast-paced novel. In between the well-conceived emotional times, are some very funny moments. Grayson's elderly neighbors, who happen to be nudists, had me laughing out loud with their antics. Ms. Lane has a way with words and as result, I truly connected to all of the characters. Each character has their very own function in the story. If you are looking for a contemporary romance with the perfect balance of sweetness and heat, an entertaining plot, and a happily ever after that will leave you smiling from ear to ear, then this standalone book is for you. The entire series is terrific. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
“Love transcends distance and even death.” Waking Up With The Billionaire was a fun and unique billionaire romance. It was quick and well written book. You can easily finish it in one sitting. Waking Up With The Billionaire is the third book in the Overnight Billionaires series, but can be read as a stand alone. Told from dual points of view, it follows the story of Chloe and Grayson. Chloe is just trying to live her life and escape her past, but no matter what she seems to do, the past always comes to catch up with her. Grayson is not only a rich, sexy billionaire, but also a famed painter. He’s suffered from painting block for the last six months. The last place he expected to find inspiration was from Chloe. With Chloe’s help, Grayson finds his passion for painting again. However, as these two get closer, Grayson is discovering that there is a lot he doesn’t know about Chloe. Will Grayson take a chance on Chloe before her past reaches her again…. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was nothing like I expected at all. I fell in love with Grayson almost instantly. He was sexy and commanding, yet shy and sweet at the same time. Chloe really intrigued me. I wanted to know why she was always on the run. I think Grayson entered her life at just the right moment. He gave her a reason to want to stay. I really liked Grayson and Chloe together. I think they had excellent chemistry and that they balanced one another really well. Yes, there were a few bumps along the way, and the start of their friendship, was a little unconventional. But, they were entertaining and kept me wanting to know more. Waking Up With The Billionaire was a nice change of pace for me. The story was a lot of fun. It made me laugh. It had me shaking my head. It made me swoon and fall in love. And it had a few unexpected twists along the way. Overall, an enjoyable read. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
S_Leca More than 1 year ago
This was a great final installment to the overnight billionaires series that ties all 3 book together and gives an extremely satisfying ending in the epilogue of this story. This book is beyond steamy but it is also satisfying due to the fact that the two characters may butt heads repeatedly, they are always willing to go through a lot to help each other and those they love. Overall it was a great way to end the series, I am hoping that Ms Lane will wright some books that feature Chloe's family but that's just my own wishful thinking :). Grayson is the youngest of the 3 brothers, and he is believed to be the nicest of the three but this book throws that thought right out of the window. Grayson has his own problems in life that his brothers don't know about. The least of which is the fact that he hasn't been able to paint anything in months. So when his family needs him to step up to the plate to help run the business while his brothers are on honeymoons and taking care of a newborn Grayson thought that it would be the perfect diversion. Sadly that is not true, and Chloe helps him to realize the fact. In her own special way. Chloe ran away from her home when she was a teenager, she has been on the run ever since, first from her family and then from her abusive boyfriend. Now that a person is showing up at her apartment looking for her she decides it is time to move again. But her plans are put on hold when Grayson decides to through himself in the loop, and when a person from her past decides to jump back into the mix the life she thinks she finally has back on track will go for yet another not so joyful of a ride. Maybe these two amazing people working together will be able to finally move on and find the happiness they both deserve. This is a book you will not want to pass up, I have loved all of the books that Ms. Lane has written and this one is no different. Trust me, whether it is a short story, a novel, or part of a series everything Ms. Lane wrights should be at the top of your to be read list. I know they are always at the top of mine. ~A Book Obsessed Chicks Review Team Selection.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Elusive bachelor Grayson Beaumont is normally able to lure the ladies in with a mere smile, but lately he seems to have lost his touch. He knows all he needs is a new muse and inspiration will hit again...but the problem is he's having trouble finding a woman who sparks his interest! Chloe McAlister's past is about to catch up to her and she's in desperate need of money so she can get out of town and disappear. But so far she isn't having much luck, that is until Grayson Beaumont comes back into her life, and they work out a deal that she'll pose for him to paint. Not realizing this little adventure is about to help both of them in more ways than one.. This sexy little story captured my attention right from the start and had my flying through the pages in search of a what I hoped to be spicy little adventure that lead to heartwarming happily everafter... and I am happy to report I found that and so much more! This was my first visit to the series, and I have to say I was so impressed with this read that I am sure I will be making a return visit very soon!! Highly recommend you add this one to the top of your reading list, this beautiful story will inspire you, make you smile and restore your belief in happily ever afters!! ARC requested through NetGalley and kindly provided by Forever Publishing in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
Another winner by Katie Lane! This is a steamy, fun, and sweet romance. "Waking Up with A Billionaire" by Katie Lane is book number three in the "Overnight Billionaires" series. This could be read as a standalone but you will want to go back and read the first two books. This is Grayson Beaumont and Chloe McAlister's story. Grayson is a famous artist but is unable to paint. Something has to give so that Grayson can paint again. He is the quietest of the three Beaumont brothers. Grayson keeps everything inside so it's harder to know what's going on with him. Chloe is in desperate need of money and needs to get out-of-town as soon as possible. At one time Grayson had offered Chloe money to pose for him. Will his offer still stand? Grayson and Chloe both are dealing with secrets and hurts from their past. The chemistry between them is very intense. I loved watching Grayson and Chloe's relationship change and develop. Will Grayson and Chloe be able to overcome all the obstacles they are dealing with? I have loved the "Overnight Billionaires" series. This has been a fun, sexy, sweet, and entertaining series. FYI, this includes mature content. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley/Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for an honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Grayson's story left me heartbroken. Every series has to end but those Beaumont boys lasted long enough to steal your heart and run. Katie Lane saved the best for last with Chloe and Grayson. With the heart of an artist, the reputation of a playboy and that Beaumont charm Grayson is a heartbreaker. But he lives for his art and when he can't seem to get inspired, he feels at a lost. Enter Chloe. A tempting firecracker with a chip on her shoulder and the weight of the world on her back. Caught between a rock and a hard place the enigmatic artist and the fiery vixen set sparks flying and eyebrows raising. But there is more to this woman of mystery than a pretty face. Deep rooted insecurities and closely guarded secrets drive this couple on a rocky ride that may cost them the ultimate price, THEIR HEARTS. With The Overnight Billionaires, Ms. Lane supplied seductive stories, irresistible heroes and heroines that proved to be their perfect match but she also managed to throw in a little wisdom along the way about the importance of family. Family is more than just blood, it's a bond that is built within the heart.