Bought by the Boss: A Novel

Bought by the Boss: A Novel

by Stacey Kennedy

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Overview

Bought by the Boss: A Novel by Stacey Kennedy

What’s better than one bad-boy boss? How about two?

In a duet of naughty novellas, a charity date auction turns into all-out war when a pair of powerful corporate lawyers each buy the other’s assistant for a weekend of seduction.

Warning: Not safe for work! Bought by the Boss depicts sexual situations in an office setting and is intended for mature audiences.

HIS PRICE
I’ve wanted Aria Finley from the moment I met her.
We flirt, we laugh, we connect. It could be perfect.
She’s even best friends with my assistant.
Problem is, she works for my archnemesis—Jackson Keller—and she’s the kind of girl who stays loyal unless you give her a reason not to.
Besides my hard-on there’s something hot between us, and I won’t rest until I put my finger on it.
So when I get the chance to buy Aria for the weekend at a charity auction, there’s no limit.
I’m going to take her home and take what I want because I’ll make her want it too.
And by Monday, she’ll know she’s mine.

DIRTY MONEY
Liam Maxwell thinks he can get to me through my assistant.
Well, two can play that game.
Now Mallory Beckett—Liam’s assistant—is mine for the weekend.
Only she has no idea who bought her at the charity auction.
This is going to be worth every penny.
But soon I realize that Mallory has been waiting for my touch all along.
What starts as a fling turns into something more.
From the beginning, I was so focused on stealing her away. 
I never thought about the fact that I’d drown if I lost her.  
Now the game has changed. And she needs to know that she belongs to me.

Praise for Bought by the Boss

“A sexy set of romances that not only make you want to turn the next page but to reach for a glass of water at the same time.”New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan

“A fun and sexy read from Stacey Kennedy!”Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick)

“If you’re looking for a sweet, hot, romantic and peaceful book . . . this is the book!”—Dirty Books Obsession

Don’t miss any of Stacey Kennedy’s red-hot reads
The Dirty Little Secrets series: BOUND BENEATH HIS PAIN | TIED TO HIS BETRAYAL | RESTRAINED UNDER HIS DUTY | CUFFED BY HIS CHARM
The Club Sin series: CLAIMED | BARED | DESIRED | FREED | TAMED | COMMANDED | MINE

This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399180101
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 5,500
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Stacey Kennedy is an outdoorsy, wine-drinking, nap-loving, animal-cuddling, USA Today bestselling romance author with a chocolate problem. She writes sexy contemporary romance with a dash of suspense and a sprinkle of heart and humor, including titles in her wildly hot Kinky Spurs, Club Sin, and Dirty Little Secrets series. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her family and does most of her writing surrounded by lazy dogs.

Read an Excerpt

“One hundred thousand dollars,” I call out. Audible gasps come from the crowd sitting around the white linen–covered tables.

There is no price I won’t pay for Aria Finley.

In the grand ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton hotel, the rich and famous have come out tonight in support of the Los Angeles Pediatric Hospital. Though the one person here tonight holding my attention is her.

Aria stands upon the stage, a stunning brunette wearing a fitted black dress. Her intelligent blue eyes are fixed on me, seemingly completely unsurprised that I went from zero to a hundred thousand dollars for her. Though I’m not surprised by that either. She’d likely anticipated when she entered the charity auction that I would not only bid on her for a weekend date but that I would win.

Because that’s what I do. I win.

By the slight curve of her mouth, I assume she wants me to outbid the competition.

“One hundred thousand dollars from Liam Maxwell,” the female auctioneer announces into her microphone, pointing toward me, sitting at the back of the ballroom. “Do I hear one hundred and ten thousand?” A pause.

“One hundred and five thousand?” Another pause.

I sip the scotch from my glass, savoring the burn in the back of my mouth before placing the glass down. Crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling, casting a warm romantic glow over the crowd. Every pair of eyes is pinned on me, most in attendance are sitting at the edge of their seats in anticipation.

“Going once,” the auctioneer says. “Going twice.” She drops the hammer down on the podium, indicating the sale is complete. “Sold for one hundred thousand dollars. Congratulations go to Mr. Maxwell in the back.”

Rounds of applause and piercing whistles follow, likely more in support of the large donation I made to the hospital than the fact that I’ve won the date with Aria this weekend.

I lift my glass to Aria and arch a single eyebrow. My gesture isn’t an acknowledgment of our arrangement but a promise that this will be a weekend she’ll never forget. Her sexy smile in response affects my body, reminding me that she’s worth every darn penny I spent tonight.

Over the course of three years, I’ve jerked off too many times, imagining her pouty lips pleasuring me, those bright, intelligent eyes of hers on mine. I curse at the tightness of my pants, shifting against my seat, unable to wait any longer. When I’m with Aria the first time, I’m going to make it memorable.

“You prick.”

I smile at the raw anger in the low voice before turning toward my competition in the game of corporate law, Jackson Keller. Where my features are dark, his are light. His stormy green eyes are narrowed on my face, features tight, matching the hardness of the gel spiking his dirty-blond hair. Our builds are similar, muscular and fit, and I imagine if we fought it’d be an evenly matched fight. His suit is impeccable, showing his excessive wealth. I should know, we use the same tailor. There’s more between us than my winning a date with his assistant. We were once friends. Roommates in law school, in fact. Until Sophia Flynn.

He won her.

I lost.

Our friendship had been the price.

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Bought by the Boss 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Enjoyed very much.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Great story. Great sex. Hot hot hot
amdase More than 1 year ago
I loved this title as I seem to enjoy every Stacey Kennedy book. I don't even know where to begin with this one, there is just so much I want to say but can’t because I don’t like spoilers. Bought by the Boss is 2 short novella’s that are tied together to create one full book. Each story on their own would have been fantastic but together they are phenomenal. I enjoyed how two friends were able to come back together after past situations almost completely destroyed the friendship. This story just shows you that sometimes talking helps. Not only did this title so how ones actions can have positive outcomes it also had some super steamy scenes. Panty melting scenes ;)
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
(4.25 STARS) This is a duet of two novellas that following two ex-friends and their assistants. PART ONE: HIS PRICE: Liam and Aria have been attracted to each other for years. The problem is she works for his arch nemesis. Liam makes his move when a weekend with Aria is auctioned off at a charity event. During their weekend they give in to their attraction. Aria also learns what tore Liam and Jackson apart all those years ago. I enjoyed part one but my only criticism is that as the reader in order to believe these two can have these strong feelings for each other you need to make the assumption that they’ve had interactions over the years otherwise that bond is not believable. PART TWO: DIRTY MONEY: Jackson decides to get even with Liam and secretly bid on his assistant, Mallory. Even though he taunts Liam, Jackson has no other intentions than taking Mallory away for a relaxing few days. That plan is thrown out the window when she decides to act on her two yearlong crush. I think I enjoyed part two better because they had more “get to know you” conversations and we get to see more of Jackson’s softer side. I loved the epilogue and thought it was a great way to get a glimpse of both couple’s futures. This was a fun, flirty, quick read. But this was like a snack. Now I want an entire meal. I would LOVE for Ms. Kennedy to give us full length books for both sets of couples. I would love to see what happened between the last chapter and start of the epilogue.
crazy4peanutbutter More than 1 year ago
I liked it mostly. It was an interesting concept for a story. However the characters just didn't do anything for me. - - Received copy through NetGalley - - L
carvanz More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars His Price – 5 stars When Liam buys a weekend with Aria at a charity auction they both know this has been a long time coming. Three years to be exact. The only thing that has kept these two apart is the fact that Aria works for Liam’s nemesis and she refuses to be put in the middle between them. Jackson is like a brother to her and she absolutely will not hurt him, knowing that being with Liam will do that. However, they now have a weekend and they each use it to its full advantage. Aria to quench the desire she’s had for Liam and Liam to turn her loyalties. For a novella this was richly written. The characters are fully developed and their emotions as well as the chemistry between them are easily recognized. This is not an over the top story because this relationship has been growing since they first met. I loved the deep determination that Liam had to win the woman he has craved even as he ultimately gives her the choice between the two men in her life. Dirty Money – 4 stars In retaliation against Liam purchasing Aria, Jackson buys Mallory. Other than making Liam suffer, he has no intention of using, abusing or hurting her. However, Mallory has plans of her own and they include tempting her own personal temptation. She’s been wanting Jackson since she first met him and now she has a chance. Their time together is ideal but when they return home, Mallory learns that Jackson hasn’t changed at all. His sights are still set on holding tight to the feud between himself and Liam. But when the cost of that feud is losing the woman he’s come to care about, he has no clue how to undo the damage he’s inflicted. This portion of the book wasn’t quite as emotionally involved as the first. I think part of that was because Jackson had never looked at Mallory with any thought of wanting more with her. He’s known her for two years and he’s never desired her in any way. That caused a feeling of separation that had to be overcome and an unrealistic expectation that two days would be enough. Together, these two novellas make up one very nice story. At the heart is the friendship that was damaged so many years ago and must now, for the sake of their women, be breeched and dealt with. I was a bit disappointed in Jackson’s explanation for his actions but I forced myself to just accept it for what it was despite my own feelings on the matter. This is well written, fast paced and so dang steamy. These couples certainly know how to turn up the heat. I would’ve enjoyed a longer epilogue but it was enough to let me know where these characters are. Definitely worth a read! This is an honest review of an advanced copy provided by NetGalley and Random House Loveswept.
Jolie More than 1 year ago
Bought by the Boss was a sexy read. While I didn’t like His Price, I felt that Dirty Money eclipsed it. Which is why I gave the book a 3.5 rating. This is a book that I could reread but I am not sure if I would recommend it to family and friends.
Wit-and-Wonder-Books More than 1 year ago
A sensual, intense game of cat and mouse per se between friends. An enjoyable, fast paced duet romance with a twist and turn thrown in by Stacey Kennedy in her latest pursuit Bought By The Boss. I consume all of Stacey Kennedy’s books in one sitting and with this hot number it was no different. Two best friends turn enemies over a girl now pinning over each other’s assistants? This sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Bought By The Boss is told in two parts, which was a real treat to learn at the end of part one. This duet was sweet in some areas wanting Liam and Jackson to mend their friendship and on the flip side it was ravenous with each of their wicked ways with their women. Each male had their unique ways in between the sheets and Stacey didn’t hold back on the hotness factor. PART ONE Liam Maxwell has bought Aria Finley for a weekend long getaway. Excited that he finally can get his hands on her thanks to his money going to a charity auction. 3 years is too long to be pinning after your ex-friends assistant, but now the thrill to get her under him has him on pins and needles. “I want to see what’s mine this weekend, Aria.” “All I have is to gain one wild weekend where I give in to the sin that’s been burning between us for years.” Aria has lusted after Liam for quite some time, but her only hold up is her boss Jackson who she considers a dear friend. She knows that Jackson and Liam used to be friends, but had a falling out. She wants to be with Liam but can’t break Jackson’s heart. Excited to get her weekend away, she learns a multitude of things of Liam that she least expected, changing how she perceives him; opening her heart to love. But what about Jackson? Truth, secrets and the real personalities really shine between Liam and Aria. I liked how Aria stays true to herself and keeps Liam on her toes. I also wasn’t expecting the ending of part one, but then again, it was the perfect beginning to part two for Jackson and Mallory’s story. PART TWO Jackson wants revenge on Liam for taking Aria away, so he takes Mallory, Liam’s assistant for a couple of days. Only to learn that Mallory is not the mediocre woman he has come to know in the office. It’s a mere act of survival of the fittest between the two and both believe they will win. “There is only one set of rules, Mallory. Mine.” Once Jackson and Mallory let down their guard, learn to let each other in, they form a connection they can’t believe would happen. But what happens when they both return home to a disgruntled welcoming committee? What happens when Jackson reveals his true motive to taking Mallory away, will the connection they made be lost? Out of both stories, I enjoyed Jackson’s story better. I felt there was more ‘backstory’ and angst with him. Maybe more of a sad story and for Mallory to lift him up. However, the twist at the end I saw coming and the way he redeemed himself was sweet, caring and if I was Mallory I would have acted the same way! Praise to Stacey Kennedy for another remarkable novel that showcased two small stories with so much heart and intense heat. I can’t wait for what you have in store for us next! 5 Stars
sweetpotato101 More than 1 year ago
What would you be willing to do to get what you want? Stacey Kennedy’s Bought by the Boss features two novellas, and you really can’t read the first (building up the conflict) without reading the second (getting everything resolved). Get ready for a war of the secretaries! Liam has wanted Aria in his bed for a long time, but she’s the secretary of his long-time nemesis, Jackson. A charity auction provides the perfect opportunity for Liam to get Aria alone, but Aria's loyalties are tied between two completely different men. I love a good enemies story, and I liked how these two bosses have secrets to tell. I enjoyed the first novella. The chemistry between Aria and Liam is so damn fierce that I couldn't look away. Liam's got a bit of a kinky side, too, which just meshed perfectly! Arai's divided loyalties keep her from fully committing, however, and the build up to book two is dynamite. I loved, loved, loved the second novella!!! While Liam’s main purpose for the charity auction was getting to know Aria better, Jackson’s motives aren’t so altruistic. He’s getting back at Liam. Plain and simple. I shouldn’t have liked him, but hot damn, did I end up LOVING him! It’s her. All of her. This woman I never saw coming. Jackson's plan, however, backfires spectacularly. He buys Mallory, Aria's best friend, but also the secretary to Liam. Mallory knows what's up, though. What Jackson doesn't know? Mallory's lusted after him for a while, so why not get something she wants out of it, too? Gosh golly gee, I forgot how much I love slow building awareness. Those first few meetings where you have to sit back and say, “where the heck did you come from?” This was superbly done here, and oh my god, I was hooked on these two. Bonus! Jackson has an even kinkier side than Liam. *Fingertips sizzle.* The reveal of Jackson’s motives happens here too, and I must say that while I didn’t agree with what happened, I understood it. The resolution felt solid for me personally, but I feel like it might not be solid for everyone. Overall, this was a great read full of epic banter and super sexy moments. It’s also all about friendship, and the way these two novellas were seamlessly woven together made this an experience I won’t soon forget. 4 stars!
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
This book is actually two fun, sexy novellas. Liam Maxwell and Jackson Keller used to be best friends and college roommates at law school, but something happened in the past and now neither of them speak to each other. Each of them are successful lawyers in their own right, but they are still connected through their personal assistants, Aria Finley and Mallory Beckett. Liam has been secretly keeping his attraction to Aria, Jackson's assistant, under wraps for far too long. When a charity auction comes up and Aria and Mallory agree to be auctioned off for a date, Liam jumps at the chance to win Aria. Liam and Aria have always had a flirty relationship but have never acted on it since Aria is great friends with Jackson. Liam and Aria's time together was fun, sexy and very enjoyable. I really liked both of these characters. Aria is a strong woman who has no problem putting Liam in his place. Liam has wanted Aria forever and is willing to do anything to make her happy. Their happy ending was great! Unbeknownst to Liam, Jackson bid on Mallory to get back at Liam for bidding on Aria. What started off as a prank quickly turns into something else. Mallory is stuck between wanting to stay loyal to Liam, but also wanting a shot at Jackson. If only the guys could get past their issues and make up it would make Mallory and Aria's life much easier. These were two fun, quick, sexy reads. I thought for sure I knew how the story would finally end, but was wrong. Overall, it was a great read.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
His Price: "His kisses are so much more than simple affection. It's a statement. He owns me with every bite of his teeth." Dirty Money:  "It's all so much. The bindings. The blindfold. Him. His scent. Every smell. I'm aware of so much." "I'm falling with no place to land. She thinks the worst of me. Maybe she always had." Bought By The Boss is a sexy and fun read. It's two interconnected stories in one. While His Price & Dirty Money are both quick reads. They both have instant connections and scorching red hot romances. Overall, I really enjoyed Bought By The Boss. I thought the two story-lines were a lot of fun. The characters were easy to connect with and left you wanting more. If you're looking for a quick sexy and hot read, look no further and give Bought By The Boss a try.
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
I love getting a two-fer. Both stories are very good and hot and sexy in their own right and definitely worth your time. Jackson and Liam used to be best friends, but no more. They are both attorneys but had a falling out back in law school when they were roommates. In His Price, Liam has been lusting after Jackson’s assistant Aria for a long time. They flirt and laugh with each other but Aria’s sibling-like relationship with Jackson has stopped Liam from ever acting on his feelings. However, when the opportunity comes up to buy some time with her at a charity event, he jumps on it. They have beyond incredible chemistry and needless to say they are so hot together! Turns out they were meant for each other. Meanwhile in Dirty Money, Jackson is secretly buying a weekend with Liam’s assistant Mallory, who is also Aria’s best friend, as pay back to Liam. Boy is he in for a surprise because Mallory wants to be with him and has for some time. Their chemistry is also sizzling hot and just so incredibly intense and they too are perfect for each other. So hot and steamy! He wants her now and he wants her never to leave. So two HEAs in one, who could ask for more?
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
His Price Liam Maxwell had it all, a girl he loved and wanted to marry, a best friend he could count on, and a promising career on the horizon... then his best friend decided to do the unthinkable, to prove a point, and suddenly Liam was alone. But a few years later, and with some success under his belt, an angel named Aria Finley breezes into his life, and turns it upside down, she is everything he wants, and all he thinks about. She is beyond beautiful and he is dying to get his hands on her... problem is she is untouchable because she works for his traitorous ex-best friend. Or is she? Dirty Money Jackson Keller has a score to settle, a long time ago he screwed over a friend, and since that day Liam has been angling to return the favor, and it just so happens that he found an in... Jackson's assistant Aria. Jackson is livid, Aria means the world to him, and he knows the only reason Liam has any interest in her is because he knows just what she means to Jackson. So he figures the best way to get even is to get his hands on Liam's beloved assistant Mallory Beckett... but the minute he does, his plan for revenge takes a backseat to the unexpected feelings he has for her. Soon getting revenge doesn't sound so appealing... Revenge has never looked so good in this scintillating new tale from Ms. Kennedy! The moment your eyes land on the page you will be smitten with these two dominating alphas, they will not only command your attention, but your heart too! Both have an ax to grind with one another, and neither are willing to back down until they have what they want, which means this little power struggle is sure to cause lots of heated drama and angst that will keep you flipping the pages... and in dire need of a fan!! Loved every single second of this one, definitely one of my fav's from this author. Highly recommend you get your hands on this scorching little duet, it's sure to leave you satisfied!!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley and voluntarily read and reviewed.
astroyic More than 1 year ago
Sexy, Fun & So, So, Hot! OMG I devoured this in one sitting despite, trying to read slow, and savor all the yummy, sensuality and passion that Stacey Kennedy brought in these two stories. This book was so addicting, so fantastic that I didn’t want these stories to end. Deliciously Enticing! 
Liam Maxwell and Jackson Keller were roommates and best friends in Law School until Sophia Flynn. Now they are bitter rivals and opposing Corporate Lawyers. Liam has been taken by Jackson’s beautiful and fierce Assistant Aria, for the last three years. But with the bitterness between the two Aria has rebuffed his advances in loyalty to Jackson. So when Liam wins her for a weekend, at a charity auction for $100.000, Jackson is furious that Liam is out for revenge. But Liam has been burning for Aria, the crazy lusty goodness that is between them is all that he wants, and to make her his. But will Aria be able to give him what he wants and retain her loyalty to Jackson?
Mallory Liam’s Assistant was also won at the charity auction with a $55,000 bid, by a mystery person. But imagine her surprise when Jackson Keller is the mystery person. His only reason being revenge. But will he get what he wants? Or will Mallory get what she wants? You will need to read to find out. Loved this!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
CarissaR More than 1 year ago
The blurb really had me sucked in wanting to read this. This was different for me to where its 2 novellas connected with an overall story. So I wanted to give it a try. Both bosses who are long time nemesis buys each others secretaries for a charity auction. I like how Jackson acted as the big brother in the very first chapter. I felt all of the tension between him and Liam. What I didn't like about this book was that I felt liked I walked into the middle of a story. It almost needed a prologue of either how the feud happened or of how the bosses interact with the secretaries to get a background of introduction. There's TONS of steamy scenes in this one, but unfortunately not really connecting with the characters made me skim most of them and therefore I only focused on the core story. Side note: I wish the cover had 2 couples instead of one, because it IS about 2 couples.
rc1836 More than 1 year ago
Amazing sexy read I always enjoy Stacey Kennedy's books and Bought By the Boss with is 2 connecting stories is by far one of her best. His Price is the relationship between Aria and Liam. The chemistry positively jumps off the pages. Their feelings for one another are so believable as a trader you can hardly wait till their HEA. Part 2, Dirty Money is about Mallory and Jackson. Their chemistry is more surprising it bubbles up until it engulfs them. The love/sex scenes between each of the couple are absolutely flammable. The mild BDSM makes them a little edgy and incredibly hot. The relationship between Aria and Mallory adds layers to the plot as does Liam and Jackson's past. This book should be on everyone's TBR and gift lists. I received an Advance Reader copy of this book.
rc1836 More than 1 year ago
Amazing sexy read I always enjoy Stacey Kennedy's books and Bought By the Boss with is 2 connecting stories is by far one of her best. His Price is the relationship between Aria and Liam. The chemistry positively jumps off the pages. Their feelings for one another are so believable as a trader you can hardly wait till their HEA. Part 2, Dirty Money is about Mallory and Jackson. Their chemistry is more surprising it bubbles up until it engulfs them. The love/sex scenes between each of the couple are absolutely flammable. The mild BDSM makes them a little edgy and incredibly hot. The relationship between Aria and Mallory adds layers to the plot as does Liam and Jackson's past. This book should be on everyone's TBR and gift lists. I received an Advance Reader copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of fun - the connected duet made this a fun read and the author did a splendid job avoiding repetition in the second short story. Kudos!!
MusicInPrint More than 1 year ago
Two ropes tied in knots at both ends! How can they be un-knotted and made into a bow? Two former friends, two current friends make for illegal romantic possibilities. College buddies Liam and Jackson have fought a feud with each other for many years. Both are lawyers and have amazing assistants. Aria works for Jackson but craves passion with Liam. Mallory works for Liam and dreams of romance with Jackson. Both men seek to find true love by the opening of their wallets to win an auction. Two novellas together make this for instant reader gratification. "A copy of this book was supplied by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion." Everything Stacey Kennedy writes is on my list to read!! Yes she is that good.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! Both novellas in Bought by the Boss is about two lawyers, Liam and Jackson. These two went to law school together, they were roommates and best friends. That is until a woman came between them that ultimately caused the demise of their friendship. Now they are enemies who only speak to each other in a professional environment. His Price: 5 Stars Liam and Aria have been attracted to each other for three years. Aria is Jackson's assistant and very loyal to him. She knows there is animosity between these two, but she doesn't know what caused it. She just knows she can't act on her attraction out of loyalty to Jackson. When a charity event comes up, Aria sees this as an opportunity to finally give in to her desires for Liam with out going behind Jackson's back. Dirty Money: 4 Stars Jackson is livid that Liam has bought his assistant at the charity event. He loves Aria like a brother and doesn't want to see her get hurt because of Liam and his needs to constantly one up each other. To get back at him, he secretly buys a weekend date with Liam's assistant. He knew this would drive Liam crazy but he has no intentions of hurting Mallory. He wasn't expecting Mallory to offer herself to him. Both novellas were smokin hot! Stacey Kennedy really turned up the heat with these four! I enjoyed both stories but I will say Liam and Aria's was my favorite. They had a very intense attraction since there were true feelings that have been simmering for 3 years. Jackson and Mallory were just acquaintances until their date weekend but they also fell hard and fast. It was ultimately because of these two getting together that forced the confrontation with Liam and Jackson to finally bury the hatchet. Both were fun, quick reads that were full of heat! ARC provided by NetGalley.
PennieM More than 1 year ago
This is actually two books in one. Liam and Jackson used to be best friends in law school and roommates until something happened that broke up their friendship. Now Liam is in love with Jackson's assistant and has bought her, Aria, at a charity auction for a weekend date. Good thing the feelings are mutual. Jackson cannot be outdone and secretly buys Liam's assistant, Mallory, at the same auction. Mallory and Aria are best friends and roommates and oh, what a tangled web is weaved. We find out what happened in the past, watch everyone fall in love, and a lust-filled and good time is had by all. This is a twisty and sexy tale, or I should say tales and definitely worth the snowy afternoon spent reading. I thoroughly enjoyed this one! **Received this ARC for review from the publisher via NetGalley**
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
When it comes to romance, nobody can set off the sprinklers like Stacey Kennedy. Bought by the Boss is at it's best when It's being decidedly wicked. Alpha males, hot tempered women and scandalous secrets set the stage for naughtiness in this spicy battle of hearts. His Price - She's his heart's desire. He's her greatest temptation. Instant attraction has repercussions for feuding enemies and any woman brash enough to get in the way. Aria is caught between trusting her heart on a stranger or risking a friendship that means the world to her. Liam is a man with an agenda. He just has to figure out for himself, what he's willing to risk to get it. Liam and Aria are a steamy combination of lust, love and risk. Dirty Money - Sex, lies and heartache await. Can a romance built on half truths survive? One Night sets off a chain of events that could be their undoing. Mallory wants to be loved. Jackson wants to feel needed. One auction is the beginning of a surprising revelation for both. Too bad their chance may have come too late. Temptation awaits.