Blackmailed by the Billionaire Brewer
Author: Rachel Lyndhurst
Date of Publication: May 19, 2014
Piper Reilly is in trouble. She needs a cash infusion, and she’s just left a scorching hot man in Florida to get her life in Colorado back on track. Then her surfside one-night-stand turns out to be her new boss, billionaire Matt DeLeo, with an offer she can’t refuse – agree to be the face of his brewery’s newest concoction or lose her job. A few weeks modeling for the billionaire playboy and her money worries are over, and she can definitely resist Matt’s gorgeous smile and muscular, tattooed arms. It’s strictly business. Right?
Matt DeLeo is in trouble. He’s found the perfect woman to sell Passion Creek Brewery’s newest brew, but if he wants her on his posters, he’ll have to keep his hands to himself. His problem? All he wants to do is drink in Piper. It will take more than blackmail for Matt to get his way.
I found this book a bit refreshing. Guy actually wants more from the woman who hooked up with him; woman deliberately goes out for a one-night stand? I was amused by Matt’s blackmail of Piper. And c’mon, let’s face it…pink beer?! Pink. Beer. Beer that apparently tastes good (can’t personally imagine it, buuuuut…)
I enjoyed watching Piper as she got caught up in Matt’s world, and as she tried to figure out what life she actually wanted (along with dealing with her sister’s issues). She has a great business, but with Matt’s help, it could become extraordinarily successful. I admire her for wanting to go along with it.
Matt. Ahhh, Matt. Pink beer. Who’d have thunk it? Anyway, enough with my pink-beer fascination. Matt really matured. He wasn’t a child, or even immature, but he really grew over the course of the book, finally figuring out his place in the world, accepting who and what he was (it’s complicated, but led to a great grovel/reunion scene). I loved watching Matt go from the man who chased Piper…but didn’t want commitment or to remain tied to any one location…to the man who actually deserved a sweetheart like Piper. And, along the way, he helped her to see the flaws in her own life.
I enjoyed these two and hope to see more featuring this little town in Colorado (and props for the Sanibel Island reference – Sanibel’s gorgeous!).
Four gargoyles without reserve.
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.