Breathless in Love is the first book in the Maverick Billionaire series by Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully. Bella Andre is an auto buy for me, but I hadn't read anything by Jennifer Skully before. While I enjoyed this book, it didn't read quite as addicting as Bella Andre books have been for me in the past. Don't get me wrong, I still really liked this book, but some of the usual magic wasn't there. Will was the perfect guy, pushing Harper when she needed it, but also realizing when he screwed up and doing what he needed to make amends. Harper was overly cautious, but blossomed while with Will. Her life was focused solely on caring for her brother and Will helped her see that it was okay to do things for herself. This book gets 4 stars from me, and I'm looking forward to reading more from this writing duo.
Will Franconi has a dark
past that he’s kept a closely guarded secret―very few people have ever
heard his real story and he plans to keep it that way. After surviving a
hellish childhood, he’s now living the dream life where everything he
touches turns to gold. But something’s missing. He doesn’t quite know
what until a simple letter from a teenage boy brings Harper Newman into
his life. A woman who just might fill up the empty places inside him…if
only he could ever be worthy of her love.
When a man has more
money than he could possibly spend in five lifetimes, Harper has to ask
herself what Will Franconi could possibly want from a woman like her?
She’s learned the hard way that rich men always get what they want no
matter the cost. If it was just herself she had to worry about, Harper
would manage, but she’s guardian to her younger brother who depends on
her for everything. After nearly losing his life in a car crash, she’s
vowed never to let anyone hurt him ever again.
Harper can’t help but long to change her story from one of an
always-cautious woman to an adventurous tale of a heroine who’s wild and
free…especially when Will’s kisses and caresses make her utterly
breathless. And as he begins to reveal his story to her, she discovers
that he’s so much more than just another wealthy, privileged man. He’s
kind and giving, and he fills up all the spaces inside of her heart that
have been empty for so long. Together, can they rewrite their stories
into a happily-ever-after that neither of them had previously thought