The Billionaire's Pleasure

The Billionaire's Pleasure

by Katherine Garbera

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The Billionaire's Pleasure by Katherine Garbera

Rocco De Luca lives and loves in the fast lane. A past Formula 1 champ, he has been jetting around the world arranging celebrity charity races and partying with the world's elite. Coming home to Isola del Fiori and filling in for his older brother for a few weeks sounds...well, boring. Until he meets Steffi Harlan.

Steffi Harlan is sophisticated, elegant, and way too smart to fall for a tanned chest and a bad-boy smile, or so she thinks, until she's put in charge of keeping the jet-set playboy out of trouble while he's gone. Sure, no problem. Except Steffi isn't immune to Rocco's charms.

They burn up the nights they spend together, and the last thing Steffi wants is to crash out and end up with a broken heart... Can they both survive love in the fast lane?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150802063
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 08/17/2015
Series: Amalfi Night Billionaires , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 96,786
File size: 259 KB

About the Author

Katherine Garbera is a strong believer in happily-ever-after. She’s written over 35 books and has been nominated for RT Book Club’s career achievement awards in Series Fantasy and Adventure. Her books have appeared on the Borders best-seller list and on the USAToday extended bestseller list.  Visit her on the web at

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The Billionaire's Pleasure (Amalfi Night Billionaires, #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
There were so many errors in this book that it was laughable. Does no one proof read any more? Does no one check for poor sentence construction and the use of wrong words ? It sure messes up the flow of the story! This is the third book in a month that's been ruined by mistakes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isnt the same story described. The names are different. This story may have been rewritten but the typos and mistakes havent been corrected. I wonder if anyone will notice. I am it a low review just for mistakes in sentences, typos, and different names in description.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good stories but not very believable .
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CArcidiacono More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story and the characters, Steffi and Rocco. Steffi is left in charge of running the hotel with Rocco and keeping an eye on him. Rocco is trying to get Steffi to loosen up some. Who will win and what is at stake? A good start to a new series. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
cowboysfan65 More than 1 year ago
Steffi Harlan is going to baby sit her bosses brother while he is gone Rocco Deluca was a formula one race champion.champion. Steffi has rules and Rocco breaks rules but they both have feeling for one either but will he push her to far.
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
Steffi works for Rocco's brother, and was put in charge of "keeping an eye on him" while Matteo was out of town and Rocco was running the resort. Steffi was all business, but couldn't deny the attraction. Rocco had a reputation as a ladies' man, plus Steffi didn't want to jeopardize her job with Matteo. I really enjoyed this story. It was easy to get into right away. I enjoyed how Rocco pulled Steffi out of her shell a bit, and worked so hard to prove to her that there was more to him than what the tabloids reported. Great story.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review** Steffi Harlan worked for Mateo. Mateo's brother was Rocco. Rocco was a Formula 1 racing champion. Rocco and Steffi were to take over the family hotel business while Mateo was in Venice. Steffi had been attracted to Rocco for awhile. Now it seemed he was attracted to her. Steffi had been living by a strict code of rules, but that was before spending time with Rocco. I loved the way she changed and grew, discovering how she really felt. After Rocco had been the Formula 1 champion, he was at loose ends. When left with the co-running of his family's hotel, he too changed and grew. He found something he never realized he was looking for. The book contained good characters and plot. Overall it was a good story. I highly recommend to anyone that likes this genre.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Can a man who lives his life in the fast lane find love and happiness with a prim and proper lady? The Billionaire's Temptation answers that question. Steffi Harlan is dedicated to her work. She is afraid to take a chance on love. She saw first hand how a partner's betrayal can devastate a person. Rocco De Luca has lived his life on the edge. His passions and desires have ruled him. Now he feels restless and dissatisfied. Can these polar opposites find happiness together? I loved the battle of wills between Steffi and Rocco. When they are together sparks fly. I wasn't sure that she would be able to trust Rocco. His past exploits were not reassuring. The setting is the perfect backdrop for romance. How could they resist with such beauty and luxury surrounding them. Katherine Garbera knows how to write a sensual story. The characters have amazing sexual chemistry. The Billionaire's Temptation is an enjoyable romantic tale. I'm looking forward to the second Amalfi Nights Romance.
mel_t More than 1 year ago
I've read and enjoyed Katherine Garbera's work in the past, however I found this one disappointing. I think it was just too short (9 chapters) and therefore didn't have enough plot or character development.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
When former Formula One champ Rocco De Luca comes home to Isola del Fiori to help his brother at their family resort, he doesn't expect to be working with such an irresistible woman. How will he be able to keep his mind on work? Steffi Harlan is a dedicated employee who works hard to learn everything she can about running a hotel. Her goal is to become senior vice-president one day. Steffi doesn’t have time to babysit her boss’s playboy brother when he needs to go out of town. Sparks fly as Steffi and Rocco work together while balancing the start of a new relationship. This fast paced sexy story is one that you won't want to miss.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
A great start to a new series, Amalfi Night Billionaires. This story will take you to exotic location of Isola del Fiori. Rocco Deluca, has lived life in the fast lane and has decided to give up his race car driving and help in the family hotel for a few weeks while his brother is gone. Steffi Harlan, senior executive of the hotel, has been put in charge of babysitting, Rocco for the next two weeks. Steffi, is to smart to fall for the playboy, Rocco, or she thought. They heat up the nights to come. Steffi believes that Love makes fools of everyone, until she meets Rocco. This is a page turner of very likable, believable characters with twists and turns in the story. I highly recommend this story of hot quick read. I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Rocco DeLuca has decided to join the family hotel business, and leave his racing in the past. His older brother, the head of the company, puts Steffi Harlan in charge of Rocco while he is away on business. Steffi is career driven, but is attracted Rocco. They hook up, but will it be a burning fire or quickly die? This was a fast, fun novel about a European playboy and a straight laced executive. It wasn't very serious, but very entertaining. I was given a free copy for a honest review by
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
2.5 - "I'm not entirely sure what I've done wrong." Stars. Sadly I wasn’t really blown away by the first book in the Amalfi Night Billionaires series. Rocco De Luca, ex F1 Racing Champion and Steffi Harlan (his brother’s assistant) really didn’t have that much chemistry going on between them. ”I’m more than you think I am.” My main issue though was the fact that Steffi blew hot and cold throughout pretty much the whole book, from one paragraph to the next she was either denying her attraction to Rocco, then admitting it, then saying they couldn’t because of her job, then giving in and doing it with him anyway. Rocco the troublemaker and Steffi the enforcer. It went on too long for me, add into the fact she was also pretty judgemental about him, without actually knowing that much about him on a personal level, and I struggled to understand why Rocco would be bothering with her after a while. Being the first book in the series, I have hope that this is just a small blip and that the rest of the books will be stellar, sometimes a character just rubs a reader up the wrong way, and that was definitely the case for me on this occasion. ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
My_Peace More than 1 year ago
The Billionaire's Temptation is a spicy, fast paced, great introduction to the Amalfi Night Billionaires Book series. Katherine does a great job with this plot, showing that assumptions can be hurtful...and wrong! There is a lot going on under the surface of people, especially someone like Rocco. Steffi is very happy in her job, her place in life right now. She has no desire to get involved with anyone like Rocco...even if he does make her think thoughts she shouldn't be thinking about him. Rocco is just as enchanted by Steffi and even though they believe in different things, their wants might be more in tune with each others than even they'd have though. Even though they must work together, Rocco thinks Steffi is worth pursuing, and that he does. The push and pull, insecurities in both of them, and those assumptions make their journey a very bumpy one. When they finally give in and things sizzle when they are together, Steffi is still convinced there is no future and that Rocco will never settle down. Will Rocco believe Steffi is worth the risk of proving her wrong? Or will both of them get their hearts broken? I liked the setting and general plot of The Billionaire's Temptation. I liked the background's and inner thoughts I was privy to as a reader, and Katherine did a great job of bringing Steffi and Rocco to life. The secondary characters also spiked my curiosity, but in no way did they distract from the book. They just added so much more depth and reality! I am really looking forward to the continuation of this series, and am happy that they will be released fairly close together! I'd recommend The Billionaire's Temptation to any romance ready who likes some spice and sauciness in their books!
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Having just read a book which I didn’t really enjoy, I knew just who to look out for! This is another great story from Katherine Garbera, with a fantastic location, great characters and a riveting plot - her stories never fail to please! The De Luca family have a growing chain of hotels and one is on the island where they usually live, Isola del Fiori. Ex F1 champion, Rocco De Luca, has returned to the island to fill in for his older brother for a few weeks. He renews his acquaintanceship with another senior executive at the hotel, Steffi Harlan who is tasked with keeping him out of bother and keeping the hotel running smoothly. Little did he know how attracted to her he would be and when the two get together there’s a volatile reaction! She, however, doesn’t trust playboys or indulge in one night stands. He doesn’t believe in long term relationships and happily ever afters. She likes to plan, to have goals and strategies to help her - he likes to win and isn’t sure what he wants to do with his life. With such contrasting attitudes and seeing attraction, will their love ever stand a chance to develop? I was right, Katherine Garbera has written another enthralling story for readers to immerse themselves in and enjoy. Her characters are robust, complex and believable. Her plots are never straightforward, there are always twists, turn and angst for the characters to live through to achieve their HEA, making them great stories to escape into. This is a superb start to a new series - I’ll certainly be looking out for further stories in this series - and by this author - in future. The books in this series are: The Billionaire’s Temptation by Katherine Garbara The Billionaire’s Deception by Mimi Wells The Billionaire’s Betrayal by Nancy Robards Thompson The Billionaire’s Secret by Kathleen O’Brien The Billionaire’s Charade by Eve Gaddy Thanks to the authors, publisher and NetGalley, too for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Excellent start to what should be a great new series. The writing and the characters make this a quick fun read. Rocco De Luca has always lived life fast and hard. Now that he has reached his goal of winning the Formula 1 series he's hanging up his racing gear and donning a suit to take his place in the family hotel business. Steffi Harlan is good at her job. Never did she think that would have her babysitting the De Luca family playboy. Charged with making sure Rocco stays out of trouble while her boss Mateo is out of town proves to be a bit difficult when the trouble he is getting into is her!! I really enjoyed this one and would definitely recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, quick read. 96 pages on my nook. Good story line, great characters.