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Tycoon by Katy Evans

A sexy new standalone contemporary romance by NYT and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

He wasn't always this rich. This hot. This difficult.
Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.
That man is gone.
In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.
He's a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.
The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.
It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.
I didn't expect him to offer it easily.
And he doesn't.
Instead, he vets me harder than he's vetted anyone.
Don't invest in what you don't know, he says.
He's assessing every piece of me, to the point I've never felt so bare.
I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.
Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.
Until I realize-too late-that some risks are not worth taking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781545501702
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/14/2017
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 110,994
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning...

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Tycoon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
This is a second chance romance, friends in high school who never acted on their feelings meet up years later but he has a girlfriend and they have just become business partners, will their timing ever be right to follow their hearts...... Aaric Christos is everything you could ever want in a man he is sexy,powerful, totally alpha and very possessive of what he believes is his. Bryn is a strong, sassy woman who needs to find the strength to resist the man she fell in love with all those years ago, will her heart or her mind win this time around. I have given this book four stars because I love the characters and the storyline but I think I must have missed something along the way because I'm confused about how we got to the ending, I think this is one of those books that becomes clearer second time around. Katy Evans is one of my favourite authors and I will be re reading Tycoon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, read it in 2 days
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 4 I’m a sucker for all things Katy Evans: her romances are always solid, complete with fully developed characters, plenty of tension and angst and just enough spice to make you need that cold drink. These stand-alone titles introduce us to determined and deliciously engaging stories, presenting plenty of heat, heart and intrigue: perfect for that escape that is so desperately needed. Bryn and Aaric (Christos) grew up in the same town, both incredibly aware of one another. While both were concentrating on getting out of that town, Bryn was also struggling with her attraction to him, and denying that attraction. Now, several years later Christos is a rich, ruthless, on top of the game businessman with hordes of people to do his bidding and one small score to settle. Bryn has a wonderful idea, a burgeoning business that she built from the ground up and needs a financial infusion to go to the next step. Unfortunately, the money she needs is on offer, with strings, from one Aaric Christos, the boy she desperately tried to ignore and put off in high school. As a condition to receiving the money she needs, Bryn’s entire life will be scrutinized, from simple moments to the more complex. In short, Christos has never forgotten, nor forgiven her studied avoidance of him when they were younger, and he’s desperate to find out the why, and if there is anything to the attraction he holds for her. Slowly the two battle over memories, fight attraction and dance about their connection that grows deeper and deeper – full of heart, heat, angst and questions as even the listener wonders if these two should just ‘get on with it already’. Narration for this story is provided by Elizabeth Louise and Sebastian York, and they perfectly inhabit the persona of the characters. Louise as Bryn has that young-ish tone to her voice, the occasionally slips into hesitancy as Bryn questions herself and her ability to move her company forward while battling the attraction to Christos. Sebastian York is a favorite of mine as he completely gets each character, slipping into the lost little boy of Christos, with the walls to protect his tender underbelly built high and thick. Each moment that calls for overtly displayed emotion is clearly presented, but it’s the nuances in both performances that keep that delicious tension, pulling you in and making you squirm as the questions and action move fast and furiously. With secondary characters that pass through and add a nice juxtaposition to the interior monologues and battles between Bryn and Christos, the story keeps you engaged and entertained. And, has me looking forward to Bryn’s friend, Sara and her own story. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Simon and Schuster Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this story. Can't wait for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every Katie Evans book I have read. Including this one.
VeraMachado More than 1 year ago
Another amazing book by Katy Evans! Brynn Kelly moved to New York six months ago so she could pursue her dreams. She has a business idea and needs someone to believe and invest in it. After being reject several times, she finally decides to reach out to an old friend, Aaric Christos, a real estate tycoon. But Aaric isn't the same boy she knew and had deep feelings for. Although he accepts to help Brynn, Aaric makes Brynn work hard to develop her business. As they spend long hours together, their friendship returns. But when suppressed feelings come to the surface, will they venture on pursuing them? Or will they do their best to keep their relationship strictly professional? I loved Tycoon! The story pulled me in from the first page and I couldn't stop reading. There's drama, laughter, and sexy scenes. It has everything a great romance must have. Brynn has been through a lot and suffered several losses. But she keeps fighting for what she wants. She's a very strong woman. Aaric comes from a modest background and worked hard to be where he is. He's a fighter and knows what he wants. But he can be very sweet and charming. Once again, Katy Evans gives us an amazing book, with a fantastic story and awesome characters. I can't wait to read more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally worth every penny! Don't miss out on this one!!!
MelissaB More than 1 year ago
Wow.........just wow! This book had me hooked from the beginning that I devoured every page not realizing I completed it in a day. Katy's words are perfection but would you expect anything less from such an amazing author. Aarick and Bryn will pull you in with their heartbreakingly beautiful story and show you that love is worth a second chance. Just a warning, the extreme chemistry and heat between these two characters is sexy as sin and off the charts hot as hell! Hands down a must read and now looking forward to the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book in one night.
PamLCT More than 1 year ago
Another absolutely awesome book by Katy Evans. She pulls us into a love story between two soul mates that met too early in life to be together. When a chance meeting years later grants them the opportunity to connect again finally, they are torn apart once again by the one thing that Aaric Christos has wanted his entire life. He's forced to choose between the love of his life or the family or his dreams. Which choice would he make? Does he have a choice? Should it be a choice? Christos and Bryn heat up the pages of this book when they finally do come together. Katy keeps us on the edge of our seat feeling the sexual tension, regret and dispair Aaric & Bryn are facing being around each other again, but explodes into the heated passion Katy is always able to bring to a story. I also loved the alternating storyline going back in the future and staying in the present to help understand their situation. Another great story not to be missed.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
5 Tycoon Stars!!! This was a great book, second chance with a bit of forbidden romance. It held my attention all the way through, you have a hard time putting it down. If you are looking for a new book boyfriend, look no further Aaric Christos is here. Bryn is beautiful and strong, looking for help to start her new business. I enjoyed seeing this story unfold between Christos and Bryn there was super hot scenes, drama and love. I highly recommend adding this book on your tbr list, it is well worth the read. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Teewee125 More than 1 year ago
Sometimes things happen for a reason. What would have happened if he never left. Would he be where he is today. Because of tragedy Bryn has a hard time with trust. She has lost everyone she ever loved. She is afraid to give her heart for fear of having it broken. She has a dream now to open her own company but she needs a backer. She somehow gets a meeting with Christos. Her first meeting g doesn't go so well. But she doesn't give up. If there was anyone that she would finally trust it's Christos. When he left her all those years ago she kept part of him that he never could give to anyone else. He never forgot her or how he felt about her. He became wealthy, and powerful but never gave himself to another. Even his current relationship with Miranda is lacking something. It's more like a business transaction than a love match. But when Bryn comes back into his life he realizes he cannot live without that love he had for a run and he cannot live without her. I love how Katy Evans made their relationship grow and for their trust to build again. They were no longer the teenagers of years ago . They truly loved each other and were so good together. They were business partners and also partners of the heart. In business Christos was a risk taker but he saw potential in Bryn and wanted to make it happen. In the end the biggest risk was giving her his heart and expecting her to give him hers.
Christine_Miller More than 1 year ago
Once again Katy Evans has brought us an awesome story with a strong hero and heroine. I fell so hard for Aaric and Bryn. This is a second chance romance that has me eagerly turning the pages. I couldn't put it down. Aaric Christos and Bryn knew each other in high school, but when his mom died, he moved away. Bryn had always wondered what if. Now, they are getting another chance to see if this is their time. Bryn and Aaric have both lost most of their family and it has shaped who they have become as adults. Aaric looks at relationships as part of a business deal and Bryn is scared to let anyone in since she may lose them. Both have overcome a lot of personal pain to get to the places they are in their lives. I love that Bryn has moved to NY and is ready to start this new business and won't take no for an answer. Aaric is a tycoon who won't be pushed around unless it's by his "bit". I love these characters and the connection they have. My heart bled for them at what they faced and the choices that had to be made. It was a great read!
mandy30 More than 1 year ago
Wow! This was angsty! I was hooked on this book from the first page and couldn't put this one down. This book stayed with me for days after reading - I couldn't stop thinking about it. Even with all the angst, this was a sweet and sexy romance. This couple had amazing chemistry. They frustrated me at times and there were decisions they both made that upset me but I still was hoping they would get together and make it work. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for Sarah's book!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Loved it!
JoannaDursi 9 months ago
TYCOON was another start to what I’m sure will be another hit series for Ms. Evans. I loved the chemistry between Bryn and Aaric and loved her even more for never giving up on what she wanted. Determined to get start up capital for her business, she reaches out to an old friend, Aaric Christos. TYCOON has good characters and a good story, I just wanted more from the ending.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Loved it
Anonymous 11 months ago
Found myself skipping along. Story was missing details. Odd situations. She follows him into sauna? Who does that? And then is heading out for night on the town.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soooo boring.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall it was a good book. The wording was a little wonky at times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really loved this book and look forward to the next! I wanted more!!
IsaLaCroqueusedeLivres More than 1 year ago
4/5 STARS Ok First thing first: THE.COVER. Without a doubt, my favorite so far this year. Absolutely amazing. Back to the book. Second chance love... Nothing original here, but this is Katy Evans, so I thought, “it just cannot be awesome!!” And I was right!! I devoured the book during my weekend, and yes, it was so, so good… Being a fan of Katy Evans, I knew this would be AGAIN the perfect mix of drama, angst, passion and humor too. The author really has talent to describe feelings. There were so many lines to pick! Christos is all Alpha, ad Bryn really strong ad brave. I loved the double POV, the flashbacks, I swooned, cursed, and felt so hot too, I just love this author… I just couldn’t help re-reading the last chapters; I just wasn’t ready to leave this couple. The only “but” would be the lack of “Epilogue”, but reading the Acknowledgments I guess AD HOPE we’ll get some hints of Christos ad Bryn in a near future. However, even without a real “Epilogue”, the last line was just perfect. You have to read this book!
LightningCityBookReview More than 1 year ago
In "Tycoon" the Hero and Heroine's lives are paved with "whys" and "what ifs" and the journey's sexy, and challenging. The hero, Aaric (pronounced like Eric but with a double A) Christos, a struggling, ambitious, workaholic teen in Austin, TX. After his mother died he and his brother moved away forcing him to leave behind the girl he'd never forget. Now he's a highly successful real estate mogul and business investor in New York City. The Heroine's Bryn Kelly, she's also from Austin attending high school with Aaric. Bryn knew Aaric was interested in her but she refused his advances. It wasn't because she wasn't interested, she was, but Bryn knew Aaric could do serious damage to her heart. She was a coward. Once Aaric left Austin Bryn realized that he would always be her "what if". All Bryn's plans died when her parents perished in a freak hotel fire. Now Bryn has a new dream but she needs someone to believe in it and help her make it real. Aaric was the bad boy to her good girl in her high school. Secretly Bryn wanted more but refused to admit it to anyone even to herself. Aaric had no qualms about expressing his interest in the sassy pint-sized Texas cutie. Over a decade later Bryn and Aaric meet again; she needs his help to make her dreams a reality. For these star-crossed-lovers the art of the deal's a series of sexy bobs and weaves in a fight for love. Katy Evans brings together an intricate storyline and compelling characters. The POV's mainly Bryn's but it occasionally alternates to Aaric's. Many of his chapters are out-of-sequence flashbacks; which might be the cause of some wonky pacing. Katy Evan's "Tycoon" is a story which intertwines it's past and present, whys and what-ifs, losses and founds. Aaric and Bryn's romance is sassy and sexy yet swims in the deep-end of the pool of self-doubt and regret. This is definitely a couple who belongs in the "Can't Catch a Break" division. Bryn's roommate is a secondary character to keep an eye on. The storyline in "Tycoon" is engaging and compelling though the pacing feels a little uneven at times. However it was a riveting plot. The main characters are amusing, sassy, exchange witty banter and have off-the-charts sexual chemistry. The sex scenes are steamy with a fabulous amount of spice! Aaric and Bryn dance their way through a romantic minefield in this intriguing Katy Evan's romance. To read the entire review please visit: http://wp.me/p4XqxF-1YZ This novel was provided, voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars-- TYCOON by Katy Evans is a stand alone, second chance/ friends to lovers story of romance between billionaire real estate investor Aaric Christos, and upstart App and clothing designer Bryn Kelly. Told from dual first person perspectives (Aaric and Bryn) including memories from the past TYCOON follows the rekindling relationship between thirty year old Bryn Kelly, and thirty two year old billionaire real estate developer Aaric Christos. Best friends since high school, Bryn and Aaric have always had a friendship that bordered on love but Aaric left for bigger and better things leaving behind a heartbroken Bryn who lost more than her best friend but the love of her life. Fast forward twelve years wherein our heroine is hoping for a financial investment for her upstart company. Enter Aaric Christos, the man our heroine has always loved, and the man who will push Bryn to be the best she can be. What ensues is the rebuilding friendship and romance between our leading couple, and the fall out when Aaric's past comes looking for a second chance. Aaric Christos has made a career investing in real estate and prospective business ventures but seeing Bryn Kelly brings back too many memories and emotions of the past-memories and emotions he is willing to revisit for a second chance with the woman he lost so many years before. Bryn Kelly lost so much more than her best friend but an accident that claimed the life of her parents found our heroine lost in a world of heartbreak and grief. Revisiting the past comes with painful memories for both of our leading characters. The relationship between Aaric and Bryn is one of second chances; a friends to lovers story line that sees the rekindling of dormant emotions and feelings that have been buried for too many years. The journey towards a happily ever after is blocked by the past and another potential future. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. The sexual attraction is palpable; the back and forth banter is intriguing and intense. As the story line jumps between the past and the present we get a glimpse into the earlier relationship dynamic between Aaric and Bryn, as well as Aaric's inner thoughts about the woman he left behind. We are introduced to Aaric's former lover Miranda, his brother Cole; Bryn's best friend and roommate Sara, as well as Sara's one-night stand that disappeared into the night never to be seen again. Sara and Ian's story line is next. TYCOON is a story of second chances; a romance between two people who have loved but never acted on their feelings before it was too late. The premise is captivating and enjoyable; the romance is sexy, spicy and seductive; the characters are vibrant, charismatic and energetic. TYCOON is a story of passion, romance, second chances and love.