Going for Broke

Going for Broke

by Gretchen Galway


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Millionaire investor Ian Cooper may be the perfect man, but Billie Garcia only wants him for his tool belt. She's just inherited a broken-down house she can't afford to fix up, and Ian has all the skills she needs. And a few she wants...

The handsome hunk is an old family friend, and definitely off limits. Even though Billie's last boyfriend treated her like a sexy ATM without a daily limit, and she really, really deserves better. Even though- No, no, no. Off limits. Ian has always loved getting dirty.

Getting his hands dirty....

Owning a hot investment firm is great for his net worth, but he financial reports aren't nearly as attractive to stare at as Billie. Her house is just the diversion he needs. He'll have to resist Billie's charms, but he's managed that for years. How hard could it be? Within a week, he can't resist her-and he doesn't want to.

But Billie's afraid to risk the heart she's guarded so carefully all these years. Can one impulsive night really be the foundation for a lifetime?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939872159
Publisher: Eton Field
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Series: Oakland Hills , #5
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 422,012
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Gretchen Galway is a USA Today bestselling author who writes romantic comedies because love is too painful to survive without laughing. A native of the American Midwest, she now lives in California with her husband and two kids.

Customer Reviews

Going for Broke (Oakland Hills Romantic Comedy) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yet another fun romp in the Bay Area by Gretchen Galway. These stories are addictive and the style rocks. As in a little hot sex and you've got a formula for success!
Sandra Thomas 20 days ago
Written very well and entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adore the characters and settings. Very steamy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book love more like these.i love Trixie moves into everyone life
dianat7 More than 1 year ago
If you love a story about friends that fall in love then you will love this story. I really liked how Billie and Ian had been friends for a very long time because their families. The reason Ian didn't act on his feelings sooner was because of Billie's sister Jane whom he dated in high school. I liked how that added a little drama to if they would get together or not. I also enjoyed the home improvement stuff I am a sucker for house fixing and this had some of that as well as a cute love story. I highly recommend this book!
BetweenMyBookendz More than 1 year ago
No one, and I mean no one, does the “friends to lovers” story better than Gretchen Galway! Sure, her stories are filled with witty dialogue, quirky characters to love and the beautiful sights of the San Fran Bay area. But when she has her hero and heroine “friends” suddenly look at each other in a different way, writing magic happens! Sweet, kind Belinda “Billie” Garcia is grieving the death of her beloved grandmother when she learns that she and her sister Jane inherited her home. Jane has some funds to contribute towards repairs and updating, but government employee Billie is lacking the funds to fully repair the home since her parasitic ex-boyfriend sucked her savings dry. But Billie comes up with a plan: she may not have the funds, but she can move into gran’s house and start to clean it out the mess the hoarding octogenarian left behind. Bille then takes it a step further and brings in a “secret weapon,” childhood friend Ian Cooper, investment genius and skilled handyman. Ian dated Jane in high school, but after what seemed to be a bitter breakup (no one knew the story there) Billie and Ian kept their friendship light. But now thrown together rehabbing gran’s home, the friends start to realize in their hearts that the feelings they have for one another are anything but platonic! This is another wonderful contemporary romance from an author you should have on your TBR list. Ms. Galway has a wonderful way with a plot line, keeping you invested in her stories. Although there is rarely a suspense plot going on, somehow you still wind up on the edge of your seat to read what happens next. And did I mention her quirky characters? Trixie and Hugo make an appearance - loved seeing them! - and Zeus needs to make an appearance in every book. I highly recommend this book, and all the others, by this author! I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
SJMusk More than 1 year ago
I loved Going for Broke. I read it in one session and enjoyed every minute of the book. Gretchen creates characters that are real, fun, and heartwarming; Billie and Ian are no exception. Her stories are filled with laughter, some tears, and loads of love. I highly recommend this book.
Treester More than 1 year ago
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Note also, four stars (from me) is a really good review. (5 stars is for literary masterworks that change my life.) It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Gretchen Galway's writing style. She's always had such a gift for showing rather than telling the reader how her characters are feeling -- through dialogue and action and mannerisms -- that I find really engaging and endearing. "Going for Broke" has all the things going for it that made me a fan of Galway's writing: realistic (or at least, not outlandish) contemporary romantic comedy peppered with gentle wry sarcasm and funny but not slapsticky-stupid situations. In "Going for Broke," we meet Billie, who has just co-inherited (with her sister, Jane) a house in terrible shape that had been owned by her hoarder grandmother; and Ian, a friend of Billie's and Jane's family whom Billie asks to help her organize the repair of the house. Ian takes over the repair project and sparks fly between him and Billie, but Billie feels Ian is off-limits because he used to date -- and had a bad breakup -- with Jane. The story unfolds at an enjoyable, even pace -- both the development of the present relationship as well as the uncovering of what happened in the past between Ian and Jane. Even though Billie is not much like me, personality-wise, she is written so well that I can understand and sympathize with her (and blessedly not want to punch her in the throat for making bad life choices, which is a problem I often have with romance novel characters). This book belongs to the Oakland Hills series (and our beloved Trixie does make a perfectly Trixie-like appearance -- she's such a great character!) but it is completely enjoyable as a standalone; you won't be even a little bit lost if you haven't read the others. (However, you should read the others. They're so good!) Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys a sweet contemporary romance with a bit of moderate sexytimes. (It's not raunchy, but if you're a prude, there's a little part you might want to skip.)