Law student Beth Dreymon is out of money and struggling hard. If she wants to finish her degree, she’s going to have to earn some money and fast. When she learns of an exciting opportunity—playing chess with New York’s most elusive billionaire—the offer sounds too good to be true. Reassured the offer is legit, Beth gets her game face on and prepares to geek out...
Only, when she steps foot into Raphael North’s luxurious penthouse, the rulebook goes flying out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. North is beautiful and damaged—a terrible temptation—and he has his sights set on winning Beth over. He’s just a job, though. A job Beth needs in order to make ends meet. If she plans on making her life in New York work, she needs to keep her eye on the prize.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, however, and it isn’t long before Beth finds herself entangled in Raphael’s world of dark desire.
Beth should run from the devastatingly attractive blue-eyed devil, but Mr North has other ideas…and he’s about to make his next move.
A book with potential but alas...
*Very rare for me, but there are spoilers in this review*
I had a good feeling about this. A recluse agoraphobic billionaire inventor and a struggling law student brought together by a mutual friend.
When Beth was asked by her friend Talia if she wanted to make extra money by befriending someone just playing chess with him on a regular basis, it wasn't just the money that intrigued her it was because it was Raphael North.
A wealthy man who had done miraculous inventions in science, a billionaire and a man of mystery, a man who the press can't even get close to so Beth accepts the offer out of curiosity.
When they first meet in his penthouse Raphael has Beth at a disadvantage, not only is she intimidated by him but he also knows all her history she didn't think anyone knew and it makes Beth uncomfortable, she gets annoyed but they continue to play chess and then he dismisses her but she continues to go back for more.
Now this part of the story I can see developing into a slow burn beautiful journey, I even envisioned due to Raph's agoraphobic issues Beth becoming a heroine in this story, I even had the same feels as I did reading Archers voice by another author, but it goes weird all of a sudden, it's like reading two different story's and two different Raphael's, it goes all fifty shades of grey then it's back to Beth helping Raphael again and it's even difficult to explain let alone comprehend. I had whiplash.
Parts of this story didn't fit, parts I liked or loved and parts I felt didn't belong at all.
It was marmite. To many twists to even explain.
A simple story would of made this a great book.
This is one of those were you will have to decide for yourself but for me it didn't work.
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