The Billionaire’s Sham Girlfriend
(The Beaumont Brothers Series, #1)
Publication date: November 8th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Gregor Beaumont is in a world of hurt that all the charm in his gorgeous, well-toned body can’t fix. His late grandfather, God rest his soul, wanted to make sure Gregor and his two playboy brothers settle down. He had the brilliant idea of buying up a huge share of the brothers’ engine company and using that as incentive for each brother to find Mrs. Right. Settle down or lose the company to a competitor. Well, that’s just not happening to Gregor, not when life’s so good at the moment. Gregor likes racing fast cars and seducing fast women, and not necessarily in that order. Settle down? Not a chance. Gregor has his own brilliant idea: find some wholesome and desperate girl to pretend to be his girlfriend. No harm. No foul. Unless things start getting a little bit too real.
Kara Alerby knows she’s a sucker for blues eyes and a great smile, so when Gregor comes into her theater wanting to hire her to act the part of his adoring girlfriend, she’s already got her defenses on high alert. But Kara’s a practical girl, and Gregor’s offering a boatload of money that would go a long way toward making her dream of creating a fine arts school for gifted kids a reality. She can ignore his smiles, his charisma, and his kiss-me mouth if it means she’ll get her school. All she has to do is remind herself, every second of every day they’re together, that it’s all make believe—even when it doesn’t always feel that way.
When Greg’s love of racing puts his life in jeopardy, Kara isn’t ready to watch another person die in front of her like her father did. And Greg isn’t about to stop doing the one thing that makes life worth living. The two are on a collision course, one that could break them apart forever if they don’t change directions…
You go into this book expecting something, but actually it has a lot of surprises. I mean, I was surprised and I liked what I’ve read. Quick and sweet, this is perfect of an easy and enjoyable read.
The fake girlfriend becomes more involved than she ever could have imagined in her fake billionaire boyfriend’s life, passions and affairs. Gregor needs Kara in order to obtain the control of his company, together with his brothers. Kara needs Gregor’s money to fulfill her dream of having an art school. They both live on the edge – but from different perspectives.
I am already used to Leslie North’s ability to add emotions to her characters. I had high expectations which have been met completely, because “The Billionaire’s Sham Girlfriend” is full of emotions and emotional conflicts. The deeper we go into the story, the deeper the feelings become. And I was missing an emotional story.
I may be a sucker for this type of Romance (or Romance in general), though if you meet me on the street, I’ll never recognize it. Which is why I absolutely loved this book and I cannot get enough. I wanted so much more and I hate the ending for that. It felt rushed and abrupt. And I wanted more from the story and from the characters. Kara is amazing and Greg falls into his own plans. There is so much more to explore here.
But with all my complains about the ending, I still loved it and I still want to read more. I adore Leslie North and I cannot get enough of her stories and characters. Please give this book a try, it will be worth your time. Read it and come back with your thoughts J Until next time, Happy Reading!
Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women’s contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.
The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren’t afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east.
Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.
She LOVES reader feedback, and if you have any comments, don’t hesitate to contact her via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.