When we last saw each other eleven years ago, I would have bet everything I owned, would’ve bet my mother’s life that Reid Mancini loved me. I knew that because I loved him, too. Madly, passionately, with every fiber of my seventeen-year-old being.
And that was why I made sure after our high school graduation night I would never see him again.
So much for that plan.
My new TV reporting job is both good and bad. Good because it’s a great step up career-wise. Bad because it’s a little too close to home… and to him, the only guy who’s ever tempted me to let go and love someone.
Now my first love is all grown up with a full-grown man’s size and power and an oversized cocky attitude to match. With the world’s largest social media network to his name, he’s got all the fame and fortune he ever wanted and then some.
Oh, and he hates me.
Not that I can blame him.
He has no idea why I abandoned him so suddenly… or how often I still think of him. He won’t find out either—not if I have anything to do with it.
Everything would’ve been fine if he’d just stuck to his famously aloof no-talking-to-the-media policy. But no, he’s decided to give his first ever television interview. And he says he’ll talk only to me.
If I could turn him down without losing my job, I’d do it in a heartbeat. That’s how desperately I don’t want to be in the same room with him, talking one-on-one, on camera for God’s sake. But in TV news, ratings rule—and hot, hard-to-get billionaires are ratings gold.
So I have to spend a week with him getting the story. It’s the only way to keep my job.
I just hope I can keep my secrets in the process.
It’s only a week. I can do this. Seven days. Two ex-lovers. One last chance.
Now we’ll see exactly how much of a difference a decade can make… and how impossible it may be to leave the past behind.
THE GRUMPY BILLIONAIRE is a hot small-town romance take on Sleeping Beauty. It’s a standalone enemies to lovers, second chance romance filled with heart, heat, and grumpy billionaire romcom fun!
Mara was raised in an affluent lifestyle and fell in love with Reid when she was a teenager. She would do anything for him and that included walking away with no notice or future contact even if it broke both their hearts in the process.
More than a decade later Reid is a successful businessman when fate brings Mara back into his life. He is a private man who doesn’t give interviews, but he breaks his rule and agrees to give one to Mara. When they find themselves spending time together will he be able to uncover the truth about what went wrong, or will she be able to protect her secrets?
Reid is the perfect mix of sweet and sexy and I enjoyed the evolution of Mara’s character as they fight for the future they both deserve.
Award-winning author Tru Taylor writes small-town romance that’s hot and sunny (and a little bit funny.) She runs on Coke Zero and dark chocolate, lives for lunches with her girlfriends, and drives to the town beach several times a week to watch the sun set over the water.
She loves LOVE and will attempt to turn any show or movie she’s watching into a romance whether it is one or not. Star Wars? A romance. Lord of the Rings? Clearly a romance. The Expendables? Okay, well not even Tru can redeem that one.
When she’s not writing, Tru enjoys watching movies and reading books with happy endings, spending time with Mr. Tru and her two kids, and sneaking Hershey’s Kisses from the top shelf of the freezer throughout the day. (Top shelf because… two kids. Enough said.)
Tru is the author of the Eastport Bay small town rom com series and loves living in a small New England town where she’s surrounded every day by the beautiful coastal setting you see brought to life in her books.