Even for a top-gun banker, temptation this hot is quite a gamble, in a sexy Wall Street romp from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.
An alpha among the wolves of Wall Street, Kennedy Dawson rose to the top of the pack by striking the right contracts at the right times. But there’s one deal that’s been giving him a run for his money—a pact to never again let his assistant, Kate, get under his skin. She may be smart, gorgeous, and sharp as a whip, but she’s definitely off-limits.
Kate Henley isn’t a banker, but she knows a thing or two about risk management—specifically, about managing her attraction to her smolderingly sexy boss. She already fell once, and Kennedy showed no sign of paying a return on her investment. So when Kennedy’s brother starts pursuing her, Kate figures she has the best of both worlds. Jack is charming, rich, very attentive, and the spitting image of his older brother.
It’s also making Kennedy think twice. But to win Kate’s heart, he’ll have to broker the deal of a lifetime…and prove he’s worth the risk.
About the Author
Lauren Layne is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Hot Asset, Hard Sell, and Huge Deal in her 21 Wall Street series. Her books have sold more than a million copies in nine languages. Lauren’s work has been featured in Publishers Weekly, Glamour, the Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She is based in New York City. For the latest updates, be sure to check out her website at www.laurenlayne.com, and follow her on Instagram at http://instagram.com/laurenlayneauthor.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Oh how I have looked forward to this book! In this small firm of three Wall Street money makers, Kennedy Dawson finally gets his chance at love. His best friends and partners, Matt Cannon and Ian Bradley, have found the women of their dreams and are ridiculously in love. In this story, Kennedy isn't necessarily looking for his ideal woman. If he is, it certainly wouldn't be Kate Henley, the assistant to all three partners. When they began working together, the three of them made a pact that rendered Kate off-limits. All the while, Kate has spent years all but worshiping Kennedy from afar. She does her best to hide it. She gets just that opportunity when Kennedy's brother, Jack, blows into town and immediately develops a liking for her. She actually likes Jack. He may not be as exciting as Kennedy, but there are certainly things about him that he Kate likes. Will Kennedy wake up to his desires? And will Kate realize what brother she she really wants and go after him. Oh how fun it was for friends Sabrina and Lara, as well as Matt and Ian, trying to convince the pair of what was right before their very eyes. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series, Hot Asset and Hard Sell, and I definitely think that this book, Huge Deal, was the best of all. Every moment of the book was delightful, especially when the moment of truth was revealed, as well as the other characters that played a part in this story. I look forward to much more from this talented author as she definitely makes the pages sing. Many thanks to Montlake Romance and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
finally we get to see kennedy and kate's story. and after two books of tension, i'm happy to report that huge deal is well worth the wait. everything about these two feels earned. yes, kate is in love with kennedy, but she's also aware of his shortcomings and won't let either of them forget them. she is ready to move on with her life. and kennedy gets the jolt of a lifetime when he realizes that if he doesn't make a move, if things don't change he could lose the one person he might not be able to live without. while technically a standalone, huge deal is best enjoyed after reading the first two books in the series. and while kennedy's story should wrap up the series, there is potential for more with both jack and jarod waiting in the sidelines. fingers crossed is all i can say, i love this world. **huge deal published on april 23, 2019. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/montlake romance in exchange for my honest review.
Huge Deal is the third and final book from Lauren Layne's 21 Wall Street trilogy. I enjoyed them all, and each book can be read as a standalone. This novel focuses on Wall Street tycoon Kennedy Dawson, and Kate Henely, Kennedy's overqualified executive assistant. Both Kennedy and Kate love the work that they do, and their mutual friends are like family. Kate has always been attracted to Kennedy, but thanks to an inappropriate comment he made years ago, Kate's feelings have dissipated. Then Kate goes on a couple of dates with Kennedy's younger brother Jack, and Kennedy begins to feel a bit jealous. Luckily, Kate and Jack lack sexual chemistry, so they agree to be just friends. Kennedy begins to see Kate in a romantic light, and an evening on a luxury lot evolves into a very hot kiss between them. Overtime they fall in love and find their forever together. This is a nicely-written office romance that takes place in the hustle and bustle of New York City. A few of the scenes had me smiling, while one or two left me tearing up. Kennedy and Kate are a hot couple, and the build-up to their sexy times left me longing for more. Don't pass up the opportunity to read Huge Deal along with the other two books from the 21 Wall Street series. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.