Title: Bought by the Billionaire - The Series
Author: Lili Valente
Release Date: February 1st, 2016
It contains over 130,000 words of WHITE HOT suspense, dirty talk, spanking, and other assorted naughtiness and should be read with caution...and spare panties.
Marine turned billionaire arms dealer Jackson Hawke has one goal--to have the woman who ruined his life at his mercy. He'll see her on her knees, even if he has to pay for the privilege.
Six years ago, Hannah buried her twin sister. Now, with her family in jeopardy, Hannah must sell herself to a wealthy stranger in order to save their home.
She expects to be scarred by the experience. She doesn't expect to pay penance for her sister's sins or to meet a man who brings her body savagely to life.
Jackson Hawke might be a monster, but he's Hannah's monster. They belong together and she's determined to show Jackson that she can love every part of him--light and dark, cruel and gentle, lost soul and Dominant man.
Can a monster learn to become a man again?
Or will dark forces from the past claim Hannah's life before she can claim Jackson's heart?
*This box set contains the complete Bought by the Billionaire series
He was so vulnerable, adrift and directionless, with all his carefully constructed armor falling away. He reminded her of a wounded predator, made more dangerous by the knowledge that his defenses were weakened. But he was also utterly captivating.
For the first time since she’d come into his keeping, she glimpsed the man she’d met that night in her sister’s bed, the man capable of trust and affection. He’d been wounded by betrayal and smothered by rage, but he was still there, nearly within her reach, and she didn’t want to do anything to scare him away.
As Jackson eased onto the mattress beside her, she was shocked to realize that she felt like the Dominant one tonight. The responsibility for his emotional well-being lay heavy on her shoulders, but she could handle the weight. She was stronger than she’d imagined she could be. Jackson had taught her that. He’d shown her the strength in submission and the core of steel that ran through her softness.
And tonight she would use her strength to begin leading him out of the darkness before it was too late.
“You’re beautiful,” he said, his palm skimming up her stomach to cup her breast reverently in his hand. “Have I told you how beautiful you are?”
“Yes. I think stunning was another word you used,” she said, knowing it was exactly the word he’d used. She would never forget a single word he’d said to her, this man who had captured her imagination, her heart, and everything in between. “You’re pretty stunning yourself.”
“I’m glad I please you,” he said, rolling her nipple between his fingers, sending a sweet ache flooding through her core.
“You do more than please me.” She pushed gently at his shoulders until he rolled onto his back. “You drive me crazy.” She leaned down, holding his gaze as she pressed a kiss to the center of his chest. “I’ve never wanted anyone the way I want you.”
She moved higher, trailing kisses up his neck until she reached his mouth, where she let her lips hover a whisper above his.
“Am I allowed to kiss you anywhere I want now?”
“Anywhere you want, sunshine,”
Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn't be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich's red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.
These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.
Visit her at www.lilivalente.com
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I've read other books by Lili Valente before but nothing could have prepared me for this one. It was just out of this world. The story was hot, intense, suspenseful, heartbreaking and intriguing. There were completely unexpected twists and turns through the story that just left my head spinning. And around the end of it, I was seating at the end of my seat and anxious to find out what will happen next. With every single page I've read I just wanted more and more. The characters were definitely entertaining and let's not forget HOT with burn the sheets chemistry between each other. So be prepared for some hot and bothered reading with a sprinkle of tears and heartbreak and even romance.
If I have to be honest, there was very little chance of not liking this series. I mean Jackson is pantie melting hot with a broken heart and carrying scars and pain in his soul caused by the people he loved the most. When you add to that the innocent Hannah and her unending capability for good and love, I was just done for. But this series is much more than that. Hannah is an incredible character and it was intriguing to read how through the book she discovers herself, finds the strength she carries inside and at the same time helps the man of her dreams to heal.
Jackson on the other hand is bitter, angry and closed off. Which considering his past and the pain and agony caused to him by the people he loved the most, is not that surprising. He doesn't believe in love any more, or even being capable of any kind of romantic feelings at all. But Hannah manages to find the way to his heart, buried beneath all the pain and heartbreak and hiding behind a wall of vengeance. She manages to heal his wounded soul and show him the good in the world again.
So, as a whole, this is one incredible story. I am pretty sure that no matter what your preferences are, you will find something you like. There are the incredibly hot burn the sheets scenes with a rough edge to them. You have the suspenseful moments with quite a few unexpected twists and turns (till the very last page) that will keep you on edge most of the time. And of course you will find the romantic side of the story that will just warm up your hearts. So don't waste any time and pick up your copy now. You definitely won't regret it.