Most Eligible Bastard

Most Eligible Bastard

by Annika Martin



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Most Eligible Bastard by Annika Martin

He's a powerful billionaire CEO who built the family business into an empire. The money doesn't matter to him, but the company is his life. And then his eccentric mother wills it all to her tiny dog.
I'm Vicky, the dog whisperer. (Not really, but that's what my elderly neighbor always says.) When she dies, she surprises everybody by leaving a corporation worth billions to her dog, Smuckers. With me as his spokesperson.

Suddenly I go from running my Etsy store to sitting in an elegant Wall Street boardroom with Smuckers in my lap. And my neighbor's son, Henry Locke, aka New York's most eligible bachelor, glaring across the table at me.

Rumor has it Henry's a business genius who's as talented in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. Sure, he's gorgeous. Sex-in-a-seven-thousand dollar suit. But...

He's arrogant and infuriating.
He refuses to listen to me when I insist I didn't con his mother.
He thinks he can bully me, buy me off, control me, even seduce me.

Henry may have the women of Manhattan eating out of the palm of his hand, but I'm so over entitled rich guys who think they own the world.

No way will his wicked smile be charming ME out of my panties.

His wicked...devastating...impossible-to-resist smile.

Oh well, who needs panties anyway?

~a romantic comedy standalone; formerly titled Most Eligible Bastard~

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978254176
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/06/2017
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Most Eligible Bastard 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Such a good read not your typical billionaire story yes Henry is hot sexy & alpha but Vicky is so amazing love her! This story made me laugh the dog and made me swoon so sexy and the love between two sisters touched my heart
Anonymous 9 months ago
Anonymous 9 months ago
Great read!
Anonymous 9 months ago
Loved the characters & story line! I had to cancel my Saturday plans, because I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous 9 months ago
The book tugged at your heart with a cute dog, dysfunctional families, a bit of mystery, and steamy romance.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I really enjoyed this book! I was laughing out loud at some of the antics! So cute and funny!
Anonymous 9 months ago
I really enjoyed the story. The characters were well developed and relatable.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Very good
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
I first heard about this book reading Kaetrin's 10 best reads of 2017, I loved the quote so took the plunge and got the book. Vicky Nelson lives a fairly precarious life in Manhattan, pet-sitting and selling her quirky custom-made jewellery on Etsy. She is the sole carer for her 16 year old sister Carly. Oh, and she has also been suckered into pretending to be a dog whisperer for a cantankerous old woman called Bernadette Locke and her dog Smuckers. Vicky has a mysterious past, he real name is Vonda and she and Carly have fake identities after an incident in which Vonda became reviled nationwide, the details of this incident gradually unfold through the book. When Bernadette dies she leaves her controlling shareholding in Locke Worldwide to Smuckers, Bernadette's son Henry, the CEO of Locke Worldwide, and nephew Brett suspects Vicky is a grifter and try to buy her off, unfortunately Vicky has had enough of rich, entitled, arrogant men trying to buy her off and digs her heels in. Soon Vicky and Smuckers are attending Board meetings, Smuckers ensconced on his custom-made throne, being condescended to. Vicky knows she needs to give the shares back to Henry, she never imagined Bernadette had money, let alone a controlling shareholding in one of the largest construction companies in the country, but the most she hoped from Bernadette's will was some assistance with Smucker's upkeep. Henry and Brett design a two-pronged attack to wrest control of Locke Worldwide from Smuckers' little paws: Brett will hire an investigator to dig up dirt on Vicky to assist in a competency hearing, and Henry will go on a charm offensive. Of course the inevitable happens, opposites attract and Henry and Vicky fall in love. But she knows he will hate her once he finds out her real identity and how will she feel when she finds out about his plans with Brett? Whilst I don't think this would necessarily have made my top 10 for 2017 I did thoroughly enjoy this, particularly when Vicky explains that most of New York has another name for Locke Worldwide and all of the ludicrous dog-whisperer nonsense. Vicky's secret is fairly well signalled through the book, although the exact details are shocking. I also liked the way that the necessary moment of tension is built, ebbs and flows and finally comes right out of left-field, just when the reader has forgotten the looming issue and is feeling safe. Finally, I liked the way in which reconciliation is achieved - it's not fast! Overall, a solid four stars. Maybe if I weren't in a book funk it could have scored higher. Highly recommended and I will look for more books by Annika Martin.
BeckyRendon More than 1 year ago
Most Eligible Bastard is not a slight at the dog. No, Henry Locke has earned his title. It may not be the one bestowed upon him by the masses but it fits. At least, in Vicky's mind it does. These two have explosive chemistry and sexual tension that is so thick it could be cut with a knife. One small problem. They are newly formed enemies. In the weirdest (but probably has happened in real life) twist, a dog inherits most. Yes, you read that right. Smuckers inherited a multi-billion dollar company. With the help of his dog whisperer, he will rule it. I know it is too odd but that makes it highly entertaining...well, Henry isn't entertained. Nor is the rest of the family and company... Plans are hatched. The plot thickens. Things don't go as planned. Annika Martin gives you a ridiculous situation, a hot couple, and fireworks. What more could you want!?! Oh well then- there's the death bed confession! That's juicy. Some mob mentions...Now I'm just messing with you- or am I? Despite suggestions, Smuckers was not harmed in the making of this book. All animals mentioned were loved and cared for appropriately even if they had to down grade to regular dog food and at home blowouts.