Betraying the Billionaire

Betraying the Billionaire

by Victoria Davies

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Overview

Julian Worth isn’t a man with time to spare. Ruling his billion dollar empire with an iron fist, work is the true love of his life. Which is why when it comes to marriage, a strategic alliance matters more than love. Julian is more than ready to sign on for a little superficial dating and a marriage of convenience if it allows him to take his company to the next level. What he wasn’t ready for was the woman who shows up as his prospective bride.

Holly Abbott has spent her whole life coming in second. Being born four minutes behind her twin sister has defined her life. But when her headstrong sister refuses to go along with their father’s plan to marry her off into a cold business arrangement, Holly has to step up. Knowing the infamous Julian Worth will only entertain marrying the Abbott heir, Holly sets her identity aside to transform into her sister. It’s an easy enough plan. A few dates with a man who isn’t hers won’t hurt anyone.

Except Julian is nothing like the ruthless tycoon she expected. Soon she’s left to wonder, what will happen when her sister comes back and worse, how will she ever be able to give up a man who doesn’t even know her real name?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640638372
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/08/2019
Series: The Abbott Sisters , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 3,716
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Victoria Davies's passion for writing started young. Luckily she had a family who encouraged believing in magic and embracing imagination. From stories quickly scribbled in bright pink diaries, her love of storytelling developed. 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. Writing is not only a way to silence the wonderful voices in her head, but it also allows her to share her passions with her readers.

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Betraying the Billionaire 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Lori-Gonzo 2 days ago
I loved everything about this book. From the way they met for their "arranged" marriage, Holly keeping Julian surprised by what she would say, to their dating, making out, and to their lovemaking to the way they found their happy ever after. Julian softened his heart as he got to know Holly more. Holly fell for Julian because of his true character as well as he being the one to finally see her. I felt for both of them when the truth came to light. But I truly loved Holly showing her newfound strength when meeting with Julian to make amends. The epilogue I believe sets up Lillian's story which I believe will be a bigger adventure than Julian and Holly. I cannot wait! I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Merryj 5 days ago
Holly's father is domineering and has plans for her and her twin sister. When their father pushes Lillian too far she bales leaving Holly to step in to portray her. Will she be able to pull off the deception of marrying Julian in place of Lillian and as she gets to know the man, her heart is becoming a driving force. Will she be able to pull of betrayal without losing her heart? I voluntarily agreed to receive an ARC of this book for an honest review.
KivicCT140 5 days ago
After reading Betraying the Billionaire by Victoria Davies I now have another author to add to my favorites lists.. This is a super enjoyable easy read with likeable characters who just happen to have loads of chemistry. I was hooked from page one. Now I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Three and a half stars. Julian Worth is a foster-child turned self-made billionaire. Let down by people he loved in the past he has determined never to be hurt again. He feels that he is looked down on because of his humble origins so he decides to enter into a marriage of convenience, a strategic alliance with a rival family. Holly Abbott is the quiet, bespectacled less glamorous of the Abbott twins, born shortly after the heir Lillian. But when Lillian disappears at a crucial moment Holly's father blackmails her into taking Lillian's place and pretending to be her sister to ensure the marriage, and the merger, takes place as planned. Julian and Holly go on their first date with low expectations but neither finds the other to be as expected, can love survive deception? Gah, I tried to change the edition in Goodreads and the computer ate my review! Anyway, although this felt quite old-fashioned to me, with the billionaire with a heart of gold and the overlooked younger twin, I have to say it is exactly what I was expecting based on the blurb and it delivered in abundance. Definitely one to read when you want to escape reality to a simpler time. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
JM Free Kicks Fiction 11 days ago
This was a unique twist on an “opposites attract” romance. I liked the setup and that the two twins were opposites. I particularly enjoyed reading about Holly and how she struggled to find her place. I thought the romance was well-done, with the banter between Julian and Holly especially true-to-life. The overall concept that the heart knows what it wants was a great message. I only wish that Holly’s father got a bit more of what he deserved. Overall, it was a good read, and I would recommend it. Thank you to NetGalley, Entangled Publishing, and the author for a complimentary pre-release digital ARC of this book.
Madm007 11 days ago
This was a good romance and I enjoyed it. I really would hate to think I'd have to get married for a business merger, but I guess it's still done to a certain extent today. I would hope I could get a an awesome one like Julian, who isn't as cold as he seems. It was so good to see Holly become her own person thru this and they made a very striking couple, both in looks and personalities. Great chemistry! If I had to describe this in one word, it would be anticipation. Waiting until it all comes to a head and it surely did. But love can conquer all, or so it's said, and I had to keep reading to make sure that Julian and Holly got their ending after all the lies and subterfuge. This did get a bit slow for me so close to the end, and they just wouldn't give it up. Wait!! Theres another storm coming just as Holly and Julian are about to walk down the aisle, but this one is bearing down on Lillian, I think. Yes, now I'm ready to read Lillian's journey too. I received an advance reader's copy thru Netgalley and am giving my thoughts voluntarily.
Mimiphilly 11 days ago
This was a complimentary copy courtesy of netgalley - thank you I haven't read any of Victoria Davies' work before and really enjoyed this. Family secrets, the world of wealthy - great strands of storyteller This would make a great holiday read - really enjoyed
mamalovestoread22 11 days ago
Everything in Julian Worth's life revolves around his business, it's all about making more money and finding new ways to top the competition. Even if that means doing something like signing on the dotted line to marry a woman he barely knows, just to strike up a worthy business deal, and merge companies with fellow business giant. It's not like he is going to fall in love with the girl...it's just business! Or is it? Being the daughter of a business tycoon comes with it's disadvantages, everything in your life revolves around maintaining the family business... it's a life Holly Abbott knows all to well! But her father's latest business deal is a real doozy, he wants her twin sister to marry a fellow business tycoon so that they can merge companies and save the family business from going under. But her sister isn't so willing to sign-up for the task, even if it means saving the family business. So Holly steps up and offers to take her place. All her life her sister has been stealing the spotlight in the family, and Holly would love to have her chance to shine... even if it is on the arm of a complete stranger. Betraying the Billionaire is a charming little faux relationship tale brimming in heart-string tugging feels and toe-curling swoons! This couple is brought together for the sake of business, but somewhere along the line unexpected feelings start to come into play, and things take an interesting turn for them. I really enjoyed this one, it had drama, unexpected romance, and deception... the perfect recipe for a captivating tale. Ms. Davies well penned words and enchanting characters brought smiles and a happy heart, impressive first read indeed! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, via NetGalley, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
ljtljtljt 11 days ago
4.5 Stars! Wow, what a totally engrossing novel from author Victoria Davies. Betraying the Billionaire grabs you right from the start and the compelling story never falters. The two primary characters, Holly Abbott and Julian Worth, have seductive chemistry, and their romantic courtship is replete with discovery, desire and love. After enjoying quite a few of Ms. Davies's offerings, her books have become an "auto-buy" for me. Holly and Lillian Abbott are identical twins. Their father is a control freak, and instead of working hard to secure the almost bankrupt future of the family's business, he attempts financial freedom by using his daughters as pawns. Lillian, the older twin and heir to millions, is supposed to marry Julian Worth, a kind, hard-working, self-made billionaire. Their marriage would keep the wealthy Abbott's in the red. Lillian escapes her father's clutches in order to seek out a better solution to their financial problems, leaving Holly no choice but to step-up and become Lillian. Holly has always been the quiet twin, doing whatever her father asks of her. She is a good person and will do whatever is necessary to prevent her colleagues from losing their jobs. Julian is okay with an arranged marriage, since being loved and being in a family was never a part of his foster care upbringing. This is a quick-paced story with well-defined and exciting characters. I loved the way Ms. Davies evolved Holly and Julian's relationship, with discovery, emotion, and longing. Holly's father was amazingly mean, and his ability to hurt was never ending. If you are looking for a contemporary romance with some surprising moments, a bit of deception, and a happily ever after that will leave a smile on your face, read this book. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Susanmc81 11 days ago
4.5 Stars Julian Worth is a self-made Billionaire who realizes that his lack of pedigree hinders him in his business deal. He approaches John Noble with a business proposition to merge their companies along with their families by marrying his daughter Lillian. John agrees to the proposal. Lillian skips town, and John guilts Lillian’s twin sister Holly into impersonating Lillian. Holly is softhearted, and when her father lets her know that if she doesn’t go along with this scheme, many people in their company will lose their jobs. She of course acquiesces. Problem is, as she gets to know Julian, she realizes that the tough as nails CEO is actually a good man. Of course, the path to true love is pretty rocky when it is based on lies. I really loved both Julian and Holly and how their relationship took time to developed. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book provided by NetGalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
linda quick 11 days ago
Jullian is absolutely swoon worthy as the billionaire that is focused on finding a blue-blooded wife to help him take his business to the next level. He thinks he has found this in Lilliana, a woman he's never met, but is engaged to after making a deal with her father. However, Lilliana has other ideas and has disappeared, forcing her twin, Holly, to take her place. While the twin switch is a familiar trope, this is done with a fresh twist and told in an entertaining way. I found myself totally invested in the characters and engaged in their story - wanting them to get their HEA ending. I absolutely loved this book and, if you're a fan of the genre, you will too. You can't go wrong with a book by this author and I have her on my must read authors' list. Put this one at the top of your TBR list.
SherriBabb 11 days ago
This book was fabulous. From the moment I started reading it I felt so many emotions about Holly. She just seemed so lost and alone. Honestly she did not know that she was so much more than what she thought she was. In stepped Julian. Julian was everything that Holly was looking for and he made her feel so many different things. The problem was he thought she was someone else. He thought she was her identical twin sister Lillian. What happens when the truth comes out? I suggest you pick up this book and find out because I can assure you that you do not want to miss reading this book. I am so looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I am really hoping that it comes out real soon. Thanks Net Galley. I voluntarily reviewed this book in exchange for an honest review.
SmutCrazy 11 days ago
Being born four minutes after her identical twin sister, has set Holly Abbott, second in life. Her grandmother was very clear leaving her estate to the first born. Now that her father wants to join businesses with billionaire Julián Worth, he has set his mind to marry her sister Lillian off. Except when Lillian runs away, since we wants no part in her father’s schemes, Holly has to take her place. Transforming herself into Lillian’s personality and clothing, isn’t hard for Holly, she’s had a lifetime of experience. Julián Worth is a self made billionaire. The only thing he’s missing is a name to take him into the right circles, which is why a marriage of convenience with the Abbott name, is exactly what he’s looking for. What he wasn’t expecting is the feisty Lillian to put him in his place. He is really intrigued, which says a lot for him, since he is always calculating everything in his life. The last thing he was expecting, was to fall for this beautiful woman. Holly is in trouble. She has now fallen for Julián, and she can’t tell him her true identity. He will surely hate her if he finds out her deception, but what if she’s honest with him. Surely he will understand.. I truly enjoyed reading this intriguing and wonderful love story. Another great book by Ms. Davies! I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
HeyerFan1 11 days ago
A delightful story involving switched identities, self-sacrifice, lies and betrayal. Loved the story - recommended read. I will be looking to read more by this author. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.