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Series: Invested In Love #5
Title: The Billionaire’s Reluctant Fiancée
Author: Jenna Bayley-Burke
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence, Entangled Publishing
Published: February 12th, 2018
This is one of those stories where both main characters have been damaged by their past, making them reluctant to see and acknowledge what’s right in front of them. Lily is the highly protected, naive daughter who billionaire Jake Tolliver has been in love with for years. However, he’s never told her, had very little to say to her and feels unworthy because of his past. Whilst terminally ill, Lily’s father asked Jake to protect her by marrying her. Jake proves to be an extremely patient man – well, either that or just too reticent to open up and admit just why he wishes to marry her. As the debts and problems her father has left to be resolved, there are some difficult decisions to be made by both Lily and Jake!
One thing you can say about this author is that she writes characters which you end up wishing you could talk some sense into! This is a dramatic story of learning to open up and trust, realising the strengths and abilities of others and of yourself. I liked how Jake was determined to give Lily the time and opportunities she needed to mature and develop herself. However, also didn’t like how he didn’t help correct her misconceptions about his relationships with others and his tendency to jerk her around. Nor did I appreciate her inability to trust based on her personal experiences of his behaviour, she really should have been counting her blessings much of the time! I did love Jake’s Grandma – what a brilliant old lady, a real treasure! Get ready for angst, turmoil and drama in this contemporary romance!
I requested and received a copy of this novel. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
After her father’s untimely death, the only things Lily Harris is left with are debt and scandal—and her late father’s business partner, Jake Tolliver, looking over her shoulder. Lily isn’t interested in being another one of Jake’s many conquests, no matter how attractive he is, or how convincing he might be. She just needs to keep reminding herself she’ll get burned if she makes a deal with this devil.
Billionaire Jake Tolliver is the ultimate ruthless businessman with a well-deserved reputation for always getting what he wants. Before his friend and mentor dies, he asks Jake to take care of his daughter…by marrying her. It sounds like a perfect arrangement to Jake. He’ll have a beautiful wife on his arm, and Lily will have someone to take care of the mess her father left her. But Lily’s a romantic at heart, and she won’t accept a marriage of convenience. She’s wants the one thing Jake can’t afford to lose—his heart.
Each book in the Invested in Love series is STANDALONE:
*The Billionaire’s Runaway Fiancée
*The Billionaire’s Private Scandal
*The Billionaire’s Holiday Engagement
*The Billionaire’s Reluctant Fiancée