About the Book
Title: The Billionaire Banker
Author: Georgia Le Carre
Publisher: Georgia Le Carre
When Lana Bloom learns the devastating news that her mother is dying, she is faced with a terrible dilemma. The one thing that can save her is the one thing she does not have. For young and innocent Lana, the unthinkable becomes her only choice.
But when she walks through the door of that exclusive restaurant she has no idea of the seismic shift her life is about to take, for the highest bidder will not be the rich man she has accompanied. Fate drops her at the feet of the deeply mysterious and dazzlingly gorgeous American banker, Blake Law Barrington. Throbbing with raw masculinity and arrogance, this is a man who owns all that he pursues.
And now he wants her.
Heartbroken over the news that her mother is dying from cancer, Lana Bloom is determined to do whatever it takes to prevent that from happening. She hears about an expensive treatment, but coming from the wrong side of the tracks and living in a poverty stricken neighborhood, she has no money for it. Lana has to figure out a way to get the funds to save her mother. She offers the only thing she has to sell – herself.
Wealthy banker, Blake Barrington, is only too happy to help out. He offers her twice the amount she is looking for and insists that she signs a contract giving her body over to him for three months. For the sake of her mother, Lana has no choice but to accept.
When Blake learns why Lana is doing this, he realizes she’s truly an innocent. It doesn’t take long before Blake and Lana discover this is more than a business arrangement. However, Blake is engaged to Victoria Montgomery. A woman his family approves of – the Barringtons and Montgomerys plan to merge their families and become even more powerful. Blake is expected to go along with it.
I wasn’t sure if I would like this or not, but I was captivated by Lana’s plight. Although I question her decisions, she’s very young and her heart is in the right place. I couldn’t help but care about her. Blake is your typical arrogant rich guy, but there were so many signs throughout the book that he is so much more than that.
This is a full-length novel that went by way too fast and left us with a cliff-hanger! Excellent start to a brand new series! Georgia Le Carre is a new-to-me author but it’s not the last book I’ll be reading by her. I liked her writing style and her characters practically jump off the pages. I want more!
Warning: There are many very steamy, sizzling sex scenes! Definitely not a G rated book.
For reading challenges:
2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
2014 ARC Reading Challenge
2014 E-Book Reading Challenge
FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Georgia Le Carre lives in England, in an old 19th century romantic cottage surrounded by a magical garden filled with fruit and walnut trees. When she is not feeding words into her laptop, she is either curled up in bed with a box of chocolates and a good read, or lost in a long walk in the woods. Especially on moonlit nights. And often with the man of her dreams.
Her latest book is the romance/erotica, The Billionaire Banker.