May 4, 2017

The Dangerous Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden Review

The Dangerous Billionaire
Tate Brothers #1
By Jackie Ashenden
Released: May 2nd, 2017
St. Martin's Press

Navy SEAL Sullivan "Van" Tate has been called home to reluctantly inherit an empire and finds himself facing the most difficult mission of all: love.

Nothing about Sullivan "Van" Tate is what it seems. A Navy SEAL raised among the New York City elite, Van prefers heart-pounding action over a Wall Street corner office. But when his adoptive father dies and his business rivals move in to overtake his empire, Van must suit up to save the company and protect the one woman most forbidden to him…and the object of Van's most dangerous desires.

Chloe Tate is as ambitious as she is gorgeous. With a newfound independence, Chloe is no longer a prisoner on her father’s ranch. But everything changes when losing her father may also mean losing her life. Even with her survival on the line, Chloe can’t deny the burning attraction she feels the moment she locks eyes with Van, her rich, rough and ready, foster brother and the new head of her father’s company. Tall, dark, and muscled, he's the one man who she has no business being with. But how can she resist a Navy Seal Warrior when he’ll do anything to protect her?

Commander Sullivan "Van" Tate was a SEAL, but that all changed when his Foster father had died, leaving him in charge of the billion dollar oil company, but as he and his brothers Lucas and Wolf were toasting to the memory of the man, rather than the lousy father that he was. They received their last letter each from the great Noah Tate. Van's letter came as a huge shock to him! And it involved their foster sister Chloe and how she was in danger.

Chloe Tate was finally leaving the Tate ranch in Wyoming and headed to NYC! something her father had promised to do with her so many times, but as with everything that came out of her father's mouth, was a lie! Just like he promised her the ranch!! But he gave that all to Van as well! But now Van had summoned her to New York and while she was mad at the terms of her father's will, it didn't stop her from having butterflies about seeing Van! The man that she has loved since she was a child.

But nothing could prepare Chloe for the danger she was walking into, or how much Van and Chloe's relationship would, but when all the truth is revealed! Where will that leave Chloe and Van?!

Wow! What a roller coaster of emotions this book has put me through, and yet! I want to read the next book SO badly right now!! I have never read a Jackie Ashenden book before, but after reading The Dangerous Billionaire, she is on my automatic 1-click list! The author has honestly written one of the most perfect romantic suspense books I have ever read, and I think that this book will change how I look at others in the future!

The plot has the perfect amount of rage against the parent, love, danger, and intrigue, and the writing is powerful and heartfelt! And you honestly cannot help but want to obey Van and love Chloe's sassy behavior...but I will say, but the end of the book you are desperate to know what was in Lucas and Wolf's letters.

I give The Dangerous Billionaire 5 stars! And now I'm just going to sit here and impatiently wait for book 2

She stopped pleading, her throat too dry, her voice too hoarse. Besides, it was clear he wasn’t going to do anything until he was good and ready. She could only breathe through the pleasure that was wrapping itself around her throat and squeezing tight, making her gasp, making lights burst behind her eyes.
Then he was seated deep inside her, and she found herself pressed to the mattress, pinned beneath the hot, heavy weight of him. But strangely, looking up into his beautiful face, she didn’t feel crushed. She felt anchored. As if for the first time since she’d left Wyoming she’d come home in some way.
She didn’t speak as his arms came around her, cradling her, holding her close against him like she was a secret he wanted to keep safe. Then he drew back his hips and thrust deep inside her.
Chloe came apart then, sobbing against his shoulder, shattering as easily and as lightly as a sphere of blown glass, the pieces of her held together only by the strength of his arms.

Jackie Ashenden lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, the inimitable Dr. Jax, and their two kids and two cats. When she's not torturing alpha males and their stroppy heroines, she can be found drinking chocolate martinis, reading anything she can lay her hands on, posting random crap on her blog, or being forced to go mountain biking with her husband.

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