Hot Billionaires? Myth or Reality?
With all the hot billionaire romances out there, have you ever wondered if they really exist? As a single woman in the Silicon Valley heyday, I actually dated a few millionaires, (not a brag – in those days if you threw a rock you hit one) but I never got out into the nine digits. The millionaires? Well, let’s just say they didn’t float my boat. Too old, too full of themselves, too creepy, too old….meh.
The sad truth is that inheriting money doesn’t make you attractive, and earning it yourself is equally hard on your body and soul. Do an internet search for hot billionaires and…well… you’ll wish you hadn’t.
Luckily for all of us, hot billionaires do exist in the world of romance novels, including Evan Mortimer, the male lead in The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire. Unlike most billionaires—judging by their online profiles—Evan finds the time to get outdoors and keep in shape. And unlike the oil barons that comprise a large section of the real-life inherited-billions crew, he cares about people and the environment. Add in a sense of humor and a desire to live life to its fullest—and you’ve got a rich boy who’s worth sharing an intimate moment with.
Maybe the world would be a better (and hotter) place if billionaires read romance novels, too.
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Bella Chatham will lose everything – her veterinary practice, her animal shelter, and even her home –if she can’t find another source of income, fast. So when her best friend signs her up for the hot new reality television show, Can You Beat a Billionaire, Bella accepts the challenge and hopes against hope she can win the ten million dollar prize. If she doesn’t, it’s bye-bye pet clinic and shelter, bye-bye Chance Creek, Montana, and hello to marriage to the billionaire for a year! Evan Mortimer, billionaire, can’t believe he’s reduced to competing in a television contest to win a wife. Unfortunately, it’s the only foolproof way to secure his position as head of Mortimer Innovations. At least he’ll be able to dump his “spouse” at the end of the year. He has no intention of getting hitched for life.
Bella doesn’t expect her adversary to be handsome – or funny, or compassionate – but Evan’s all three, and he’s proving a tough competitor, too. When they end up sharing a tent – and a sleeping-bag – her body betrays her with a longing so deep it cuts her to the core. Still, this cowgirl must stay strong. If Evan uncovers her secret fears, he’ll use them to win the contest – and then he’ll own her for a year. She’ll be out of luck, out of cash, and stuck being Mrs. Mortimer until he kicks her to the curb. Too bad she can’t decide which is worse – winning the show and losing Evan forever, or losing the show and only being his temporary wife.
Evan can’t believe he’s falling for the one woman who doesn’t want him. This cowgirl’s not impressed by his money, his name, or his inability to sleep in a tent with her for an entire night, but every look and touch she gives him sends his desire through the roof. With a director determined to use his claustrophobia to make him look like a fool, and an adversary so sexy he can hardly see straight, he’ll need all his savvy to come out on top. Too bad he’s going to lose no matter how this show turns out. If he beats Bella, he’ll destroy the first woman he’s ever loved. If he doesn’t beat her, it’s bye-bye Mortimer Innovations.
Will either of them remember in time that it’s not who wins or who loses – it’s how they play the game that really counts?
Cora Seton loves cowboys, country life, gardening, bike-riding, and lazing around with a good book. Mother of four, wife to a computer programmer/eco-farmer, she ditched her California lifestyle eight years ago and moved to a remote logging town in northwestern British Columbia.
Like the characters in her novels, Cora enjoys old-fashioned pursuits and modern technology, spending mornings transforming a neglected one-acre lot into a paradise of orchards, berry bushes and market gardens, and afternoons writing the latest Chance Creek romance novel on her iPad mini. Visit http://www.coraseton.com
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