Goodreads Rating: 3.69 / 5 stars
My Rating: 2/5 stars
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: June 20th 2017
Publisher: Atria Books
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.
Tycoon definitely isn’t Katy Evans’ strong suit. No questions on the romantic parts because it’s well written, hot and steamy. Unfortunately, I’m not a fan of the characters especially the heroine.
Bryn Kelly is a 31 year old entrepreneur. Living in New York is challenging and she needs fund to start business. While working on her project, she works as a dog walker. Her agenda is to seek Aaric Christos and have a business proposal with him. He’s a powerful businessman and it’s gonna take a lot for him to be impressed with her presentation. In the past, Bryn and Aaric were close until he left town and her parents died in a tragic accident. Through hardwork, Aaric have a luxurious life and continues to thrive in business. The romance between them resurfaced but it’s complicated since he’s dating someone else.
Like I said, I’m not a huge of the characters particularly Bryn. I admire her perseverance but she’s unprofessional in my honest opinion. There’s an overfamiliarity between her and Aaric, it’s unexcused for her being late because she’s stuck in an office bathroom and she doesn’t want to interrupt a couple having sex, so she just wait for them to finish. I don’t want to sound petty but punctuality is important. She’s lucky it’s Aaric because others would have a bad impression on her. Also, she doesn’t put boundaries between work and personal issue. The lines blurred off too early and she knows he’s dating someone else. 😒 I blame Aaric on that one as well, he should’ve end his relationship with Miranda earlier. He’s in love with Bryn for years and still is. He’s an okay alpha-guy, he’s not my favorite guy though. There’s a reason why I’m turned off with him.
The plot has a great potential but it lacks build up. Bryn and Aaric’s story have a weak foundation and I wish there’s more to it. Everything happened so fast and it’s quite generic. The intimacy between them lacked passion. I don’t know if it’s just me but I didn’t feel the spark despite they shared kisses and nights together. I’m disappointed with the ending. It’s bland and way too convenient. So sad this one flopped. 😔