Take Me Tender (Billionaire's Beach Book 1)

Take Me Tender (Billionaire's Beach Book 1)

by Christie Ridgway

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Take Me Tender (Billionaire's Beach Book 1) by Christie Ridgway

Note: This book was previously published.

Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway serves up three sexy, sun-drenched romances with a decided emotional kick in the Billionaire's Beach trilogy.

The most coveted stretch of sand in Malibu, California, is known as Billionaire's Beach--a hat tip to the wealthy residents who enjoy its flower-scented air and dramatic ocean views. The surfside locale is heating up with happy-ever-afters too, as three determined heroines discover the deliciously wicked heroes their hearts desire.

Bachelor-about-town Jay Buchanan has sworn to go a year without women, but a guy's gotta eat so he puts out feelers for a private chef. If the best applicant's female, so what? More needs to come out of his Malibu kitchen than peanut butter and beer, and he's in no mood for romance anyway.

Long ago Nikki Carmichael learned to put up her guard when it comes to men, and her new client, Jay Buchanan, is the manliest man she's ever met. She figures ignoring his magnetism will turn him away...but instead it backfires, and Jay is only further intrigued by the woman who refuses to fall at his feet.

They flirt, they fight, they ultimately share a bed and then their deepest secrets...but can these two trust that what seems like a summer fling is truly the love of a lifetime?

This book was previously published as How to Knit a Wild Bikini. This edition includes some extras.

Read the entire Billionaire's Beach Trilogy!

Take Me Tender (Book 1)

Take Me Forever (Book 2)

Take Me Home (Book 3)

Praise for Christie Ridgway:

"Ridgway rocks romance!"--Bella Andre, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

"Christie Ridgway writes a sizzling combination of heat and heart."--Barbara Freethy, #1 New York Times Bestseller

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151145992
Publisher: Christie Ridgway
Publication date: 07/31/2015
Series: Billionaire's Beach Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 83,682
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Christie Ridgway is the author of over forty-five novels of contemporary romance. All her books are both sexy and emotional and tell about heroes and heroines who learn to believe in the power of love. A USA Today bestseller, Christie is a six-time RITA finalist and has won best contemporary romance of the year and career achievement awards from Romantic Times Book Reviews.

A native of California, Christie now resides in the southern part of the state with her family. Inspired by the beaches, mountains, and cities that surround her, she writes tales of sunny days and steamy nights.

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Take Me Tender (Billionaire's Beach Book 1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Nikki just quit her job and something opened up right away. She would like being a private chef. Jay has just sworn off women, but there are some that just won't leave him alone. He convinces Nikki to pretend to be his chef with benefits. He discovers that he wants it to be real. Nikki is used to being closed off from all relationships, so Jay isn't sure he can convince her that he truly wants more.
elizabethSE More than 1 year ago
Cozy, tender read for the beach! Nikki Carmichael is at a crossroads. Due to an injury she’s leaving behind her treasured job as a sous-chef at a top restaurant to go out on her own as a private chef…she hopes. With no money, no family, no friends and just a wind-up toy fish as a pet, Nikki Carmichael needs a job…and a life. She has just one name to call on for an interview and he’s too hungover to remember placing the request. Jay Buchanan is the Bachelor of Malibu Beach. As the editor of the top men’s magazine, he is known by everyone, surrounded by people wanting to be his friend (mostly ladies) and is definitely NOT lacking in the ‘life’ department. Whereas he doesn’t need help in the bedroom, he does need help in the kitchen and that is where he and Nikki strike a deal. She’ll cook meals for him and a teenaged niece staying with him and cater a party for his parents and he’ll go back to enjoying his life. Simple idea just not so simple in practice. Nikki bugs him. She has layers and his reporter personality can’t help but want to dig through them all and find out what makes Nikki tick. She’s very solitary, yet can’t help but be swept up in the craziness that is Jay’s life. The walls she’s built to protect her heart really has no hope against the storm that is Jay Buchanan. Add on a surprise announcement she never saw coming, and Nikki knows her life will never be the same. This is not a very complicated story, despite some of the twists, but it definitely will keep you entertained as you lay out on a beach or in front of a fire. It’s a sweet, love story with plenty of passion between Jay and Nikki. Its part one of the Billionaire’s Beach series and I think the tamest of the three. It can definitely be read as a standalone, but it does lead a nice ground work for the next two books which really pull at some heartstrings so I would definitely recommend you read on for the next two books! I did receive an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
JT1969 More than 1 year ago
This is a romance novel set in Malibu, CA where love seems to be heating up the beach. The main characters are Jay Buchanan, bachelor/magazine editor, who hires Nikki Carmichael as his private chef. The author adds in a few other story lines, so the reader does not get bored. Overall, I found this romance story to be entertaining with a few racy sex scenes. Thanks to CR's California Girls for the copy of this book.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Book! This is a great book; this is the first book in the Malibu and Ewe Billionaire’s Beach series by Christie Ridgway. Jay Buchanan has sworn off women, but when Nikki applies for a job as his private chef he is determined to keep the romance away. Nikki Carmichael has learned to keep her guard up when it comes to men, and especially with her new client, Jay. If you are looking for a great love story then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Sheilag2367 More than 1 year ago
Two contrary characters, a "player" and a chef, Nikki is trying to feed Jay's physical need for food while Jay is trying to feed his physical appetite for unattached sex. This story is so engrossing because of Nikki's emotional walls and Jay's "Pan" complex that means only giving physically and not emotionally!! It's funny and entertaining and each characters adds their own unique personality to stir the pot! You laugh and gasp and become totally entwined with these characters so much so that you want to give them advice! Loved it!!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of Take Me Tender By Christie Ridgway in exchange for an honest review. With Christie Ridgway's stories you never know what to expect. She can write emotionally gripping stories that are full of hope, heartbreak and absolution or charming stories that are entertaining, humorous and unforgettable. Take Me Tender has a little bit of both. It makes you smile but stirs the emotions in a way that is both poignant and irresistible. Will be reading books 2 and 3 of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wrong book. This is the second book Take Me Forever. Really would like the book I bought, but it was only 99 cents.