Rugged by Lila Monroe

 Another brilliant read for you today!

 
Blurb
Laurel Young needs a plan, and fast. After her reality TV boss has a major meltdown, not-so-fun employment seems inevitable–unless she can pitch the idea of a lifetime. When she sees Flint McKay’s audition tape – flannelled, handsome as hell, and building a house with his own two hands – she knows she’s found her secret weapon. The women of America are going to love him, especially if she can convince him to try building without the flannel shirt.Only problem is, Flint didn’t make that tape – and he has zero interest in trading the wilds of Western Massachusetts for the bright lights of Hollywood. But Laurel isn’t the kind of girl to take no for an answer. Soon, she’s knee-deep in rustic charm, and getting plenty of hands-on experience. And it turns out, this city girl and country guy may have a few things in common after all, like crazy hot chemistry, a wild side, and a weakness for good whiskey…

But can their behind-the-scenes connection last once the world falls in love with Flint? And will this be the big break both of them need- or leave them in the dirt?

Find out in Lila Monroe’s fun, sexy new novel!

*This is a stand-alone novel with HEA. No cliff-hangers!*

 

Review
Laurel has always wanted to make it as a producer but surrounded by sexist pigs who only want to produce shows with lots of boobs and scandal she’s having a hard time of convincing anyone to take her seriously. When the channel’s hit show gets cancelled Laurel is given the chance of a lifetime – come up with a new hit show to fill the spot and she can produce it. The catch? She only has one week to think of something.

Stuck in the office watching audition tapes until the early hours, she’s about to give up when the hottest man she has ever seen fills her screen telling her how to build a house. If she could spend hours watching him build then so could every other woman out there – and they could learn some DIY skills at the same time! He was perfect. If only he would answer her calls.

Never one to admit defeat she hops on a plane and hunts him down. But when she finds him she wasn’t expecting him to want nothing to do with it. Her career depends on him and this show. Nothing is going to stop her getting her way, even Flint and his charms. Can she convince him to do the show and manage to keep her hands off of him long enough to film it?

I loved loved LOVED this book! It was funny, sexy and an amazing read. I really loved Laurel and Flint…ok, especially Flint! This book is definitely not one to be missed!

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Author Bio
Amazon bestselling author, queen of the short-reads, and expert at playdough, Lila Monroe loves to read and write tales of sexy Billionaires. Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote her first serial, The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.

 

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The Billionaire Bargain 3 by Lila Monroe

 The time has finally come for the final part in Lila Monroe’s amazing series The Billionaire Bargain! I’ve loved every minute of this series and can’t believe it’s over! What am I going to do without any Grant Devlin in my life?

 

Synopsis

Last week I was in the penthouse with a sexy Australian billionaire. Now I’m back to Netflix Friday nights and leftover takeout. And it’s all my fault.

I’m the one who left the high life behind, and all because I couldn’t bring myself to go through with a sham marriage to my sexy boss Grant Devlin — because I went and fell in love with him for real.

I know, stupid.

Now he won’t talk to me, my job is hanging by a thread, and oh yeah, an evil plot to take over Devlin Media Corp means all my hard work could be for nothing. If we’re going to save the company, I need Grant’s help.

Help that doesn’t include hot sex in the copy room.

Wish me luck.

 

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My REVIEW

After the massive cliff hanger from part 2 we know that Lacey has left Grant at the alter as she can’t face marrying the man she loves if it isn’t real. We rejoin her as she’s hiding out at her parents’. With rumours of her being dumped by Grant after finding out she’s only out for his money, Lacey doesn’t feel like coming out from her hidey-hole. That is until best friend Kate tells her to get her arse back to work.

Facing her fears she puts her big girl panties on and marches back into Devlin Media Corp like the endless gossiping and judging glances don’t bother her. And they don’t, until she sees Grant for the first time.

The Grant that stands before her isn’t the man she remembers – cold, angry and bitter he holds nothing but disdain towards Lacey now and makes work unbearable.

But when Lacey finds out the company is in danger, will the two of them be able to put their past behind them and save it together? And will Lacey ever reveal her true feelings to Grant?

I have to say this last instalment definitely didn’t disappoint. I really enjoyed the hostile takeover storyline and thought it was a brilliant way to bring our two main characters back into each other’s lives. Lacey’s sass is back in full force and Grant is charming the pants off of all of us yet again – I mean the elevator scene…the office…holy smokes every bloody where!!

Witty, Sexy and Drama-filled this is a fabulous end to an even more fabulous series!

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Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.

 

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Billionaire Bargain Part 2 by Lila Monroe

With the final part in the series being released soon I thought I’d post my review of part 2 in Lila Monroe’s Billionaire Bargain Series!

Synopsis

the billionaire bargain 2It was a deal made in the boardroom and sealed in the bedroom.

It all seemed so simple: I pretend to be his fianceé, his company share prices stabilize, and everyone wins. It’s all just for show.

So why does he keep kissing me? And why do I let him? Grant Devlin is the bane of my existence — not the man of my dreams. But now the lines are getting blurred, and between the kissing and the champagne (and did I mention the kissing?) I’m getting way too comfortable as the future Mrs Devlin.

Something’s got to give, and it better not be my self-control…

My Review

Lila Monroe definitely knows how to rock a cliff-hanger – I mean I was dying at the end of part 1 but after reading part 2 I’m positively salivating for the third book! Lila, you’re bloody amazing but how could you do this to me?! *Sigh* Anyways back to the review….

So at the end of book 1 Lacey faced a surprise marriage proposal from her rakish boss Grant Devlin. In part 2 of the series we re-join her right after his grand proposal and they’re swiftly trying to escape the press and fans. Of course on the way out they had to be congratulated by Grant’s Godmother Portia (aka Bitchy Ice Queen No.1) who makes her ill judgement towards Lacey very apparent.

Still in shock about the whole thing Lacey falls into a champagne induced sleep, not waking until the next afternoon when the events of the evening before hit her with full force. And even if they hadn’t her best friend Kate storming into her apartment and the big-ass diamond on her finger would have been a big enough clue.

Faced with the whirlwind that accompanies being engaged to the one and only Grant Devlin, Lacey’s first role as his fiancé is to suck it up and have lunch with the giant bitch that is Portia. She hasn’t even sat down before she starts to lay into her and bluntly tells her even though this wedding is a sham it will still be done completely how she wants and if Lacey wants to fit into her gown she better start watching what she eats! Once she’s saved by Grant and they make a quick escape the reality of what she’s doing really starts to set in.

Lavish engagement parties, jealous supermodel-lookalikes and a shit storm at work have now become her norm – those are things she can deal with. But her feelings? They were never part of the agreement. The plan was simple; be engaged for month, get married and divorce in the most civil, boring way possible. At no point was she meant to start to actually like, let alone fall in love, with her boss.

Having grown up dreaming of her perfect wedding to a man who loves her as much as she loves him, can Lacey go through with a wedding that is nothing more than a sham? Can she marry a man that sees her as nothing more than another PR stunt but she may have just fallen for?

The Billionaire Bargain Part 2 is a continuation of Grant and Lacey’s story and is again quite a short read (I finished it in about an hour) but despite it’s length I’m still begging for more! I still love Lacey as a character though I felt her sense of humour didn’t shine through as much as it did in part 1 which was a shame. Nevertheless hers and Grant’s banter is still entertaining and as always their chemistry is great!

Once again their is a cliff-hanger and I for one can’t wait to read what happens next! A series which just keeps on getting better, I’m now not-so-patiently waiting to find out whether Lacey will follow her heart…

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