I'm happy to have Daryl Devoré with me at the Reading Room today. I got to read several excerpts from this book and I can say for sure that this one is on my TBR list. I bet it will be on yours too.
Heat rating – 4 hot peppers
Tags - billionaire romance, hot read, Daryl Devore, Two O’clock with the Billionaire, @daryldevore, #romance, #contemporary, #hotread
Arianne burst into her apartment, brushed past her roommate, threw her keys onto the coffee table and plopped onto her couch. “Men!”
Taylor looked up. “Me excluded, of course.
“Straight men. There, is that better?”
“Well, I can commiserate with that. I quite often find straight men difficult.” He glanced at the floor. "Some of them can be so cruel."
She pulled out her hair tie and shook her shoulder length hair free. “I hate my life.” After a deep depressed sigh, she snatched up Taylor's copy of the LGBT Community News. Wanting nothing more than a moment's distraction, she randomly flipped through it.
Taylor paused in keying in his text. “Now this sounds serious.”
“It's been two months and I still can’t find a job.”
“Then why are you annoyed with the straight men?”
“Because some man caused the downturn and made it difficult for people to buy stuff and now I don’t have a job.” Unsuccessfully tossing the paper across the room, it fluttered to the carpet near her feet. “And to top it off, Kyle broke up with me. He suddenly woke up and found that he’s in a different place and I don’t belong there with him. Whatever the hell that means.”
“This is where—”
“And, I’m living a stereotype. I’m like in one of those sitcoms. Straight girl lives with gay guy. Hell, I can’t even screw you ‘cause we like the same thing - men! Except, I hate men!”
When her ranting subsided, Taylor tried again. “This is where I get practical and ask, you do have some money saved up, right?”
Arianne shook her head.
“How can you be employed for two years and not have saved anything?”
“Well, I had to pay off my college loan.”
“Not to mention a new pair of shoes every other week. So how much do you have or do I have to start looking for a new rent paying roommate?”
“I’m broke. I was sort of hoping to move in with Kyle while I hunted for something.”
“I love you dearly Arianne, but I can’t afford the rent on my own. And I cannot afford to feed you. Guess I start looking for a paying roommate. Or you could beg a loan off mommy and daddy.” Arianne sighed. Taylor pointed at her phone. “Keep looking for a job.”
Arianne glanced at one of the newspaper pages. “Oh, look. The personal ads. And here’s a job for me. Woman wanted. Apply to e-box twenty-four. I’m a woman. So I’m qualified for that one. Was that a little sarcastic?”
Two O’clock with the Billionaire is Daryl Devoré’s latest hot romance. A contemporary romance sweetened with a bit of vanilla sexcapades.
Where Derek Davenport is concerned, women only had one thing in mind: trap him into a marriage. The perfect way out? Hire a courtesan. While partying with his buddies he places an online ad that reads – Woman Wanted.
Unemployed and nearing financial desperation, Arianne is forced to step out of her comfort zone and answers an ad that reads Woman Wanted. With minimal hours and excellent pay, she accepts the position of courtesan to a handsome billionaire.
Their sexual antics cause emotions neither is willing to admit it. Will Arianne and Derek drive each other crazy…or will they fall in love first?
Note: This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title A Kept Woman.
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Two writers in one. Daryl Devoré writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl Devoré's alter ego when she's inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
Daryl (@daryldevore) lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a large salt water aquarium full of fish, a black cat named Licorice and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.