Winter Renshaw always writes unpredictable romances – I never know what to expect from her books, and that makes them engrossing reads. This certainly followed that same path; at first glance, it seems like the typical “rich guy needs a wife” romance, but there’s a lot more to it than that. There’s a ton of potential in the storyline, though I do think that the love in present day was shortchanged by the frequent looks into the past (more on that in a minute).
The story follows Trey, the richest man in the world. He’s used to getting everything he wants, so he doesn’t let a tricky business deal slow him down – even if he has to get married to make it happen. Trey’s become jaded about love, so a marriage to him is just like any other transaction. When he meets a woman who seems like the perfect candidate for a marriage of convenience, Trey is thrown off balance – especially when she declines his proposal. Sophie’s past has made her understand the value of self-worth, so she has no interest in starting a transactional relationship.
For me, the best part about this book is Trey. While he does have a lot of the characteristics you often see in a wealthy hero, he’s also unexpected in his own way. I honestly didn’t love Sophie all that much; I think they’re both such guarded individuals (she even more than him) that there was a distinct lack of love in this one. The romance remains serious and unemotional, partially because of the emphasis on Sophie’s past and partially because these are two characters who are able to keep feelings out of the bedroom. I’m torn about the flashbacks; while I think they’re great background on our heroine, they were also heavily focused on another man (complete with a steamy scene or two) and took away from the romance in the present. I liked the unpredictable storyline more than I actually liked this couple, so it was a good – not great – read for me. I received an ARC (then purchased it for my collection) and am voluntarily leaving a review of this trillionaire romance.
Trey Westcott—devastatingly gorgeous. Intimidatingly brilliant. Powerful beyond belief.
A man with all the money in the world—literally.
As the first trillionaire in existence, my boss lives a life most people can only dream of. Anything he wants—anything at all—is a snap-of-the-fingers away.
But when the coldhearted magnate snaps his fingers and requests me for a stint on his arm playing the role of his devoted fiancée and then some, he makes an offer I can’t refuse.
And so I don’t.
But I make it clear that he’ll have my time, my body, my attention, my discreet professionalism—everything except my heart.
It’s not for sale.
Because all the money in the world can’t change the secret I’ve kept the last eight years. A secret that complicates the very business deal I’m to help him secure. A secret that makes the undeniable tension between us all the more forbidden.
Trey Westcott can have anything he wants … but he can never have me.
Even if he’s all I’ve ever wanted.