Title: The Banker
Series: Modern Love #3
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: 5 April 2017
Who knew my brother’s friend could be Mr. Right, and not just Mr. Right Now?
My brother refused to introduce me, so I blame him. If he’d just
caved, and introduced me to Jasper, I wouldn’t be in this mess. I mean, really, what’s the big deal? I’m not interested in the guy’s looks.
Oh no, I want his cold hard cash. (Be honest, you were expecting
that other four letter ‘c’ word weren’t you?)
Now, before you go getting all judgy, I’m not a gold digger. I
have a legitimate business opportunity for Jasper to invest in. The problem is that my stick-up-his-ass brother is embarrassed that his twin sister invents kick ass sex toys. His problem, not mine.
So, I took matters into my own hands. Defeat isn’t a word in
Lennon Hart’s dictionary.
Using my stealthy P.I. moves, I narrowed my search to a time and
place where I knew I could find him. It was completely innocent. A chance
meeting that would give me the opportunity to pitch my business.
It wasn’t until I sat down across from the gorgeous panty soaking
man in front of me, that I realized I wanted so much more than just his money.
I could very well want his heart if I wasn’t careful.
Apparently my P.I. skills aren’t as stellar as I thought because
Jasper had his own secret—and it changed EVERYTHING.
|This is the third book in the Modern Love series and this one is Lennon’s story. Of all the three best friends in this series, Lennon has been the one I had not really connected with, so I entered this read with a bit of trepidation. How wrong could I be? I loved it!|
Lennon is the free spirited of the friends. She is a tatted and unicorn cock flag flying, sex toy maker who knows what she wants and how she is going to get it. She is therefore at a stumbling block trying to get funding for her new business in the sex toy industry. Not wanting to be looked on as a charity case she will not accept help and money from her friends or their men. She wants to go alone with this and she seeks out her brother’s old business mentor who she hopes will take on her case. This is much to the disparagement of her brother so she does it in secret and finds out where the mysterious Jasper (who she has never met) will be on a night out. When she finds him her need for him is a whole lot different than what she first intended. Hence forth starts her unconventional relationship with Jasper and a secret she will never reveal to him. Little does she know the even bigger secret Jasper is keeping from her?
This is hands down my most favourite of the whole series. There was just so much more passion, angst and soul searching in this read that it was a lot deeper than the other two books. When you find out about Lennon and her inner insecurities about how she has been treated her whole life, you just cannot not want to reach out to her and give her a hug. However with Jasper she finds someone who wants her for her differences, so she feels secure in herself. Before her bravado and don’t care attitude was just a front but with Jasper she starts to believe what he keeps saying and showing her all that she is to him.
Jasper was a gorgeous dominant and I loved the way he treated Lennon. The chemistry and passion between these two was spellbinding. When the curveball was thrown into the mix it actually made the story more engaging and dramatic. The way that Jasper’s mother was with Lennon though at the start had my blood boiling. The emotions that this book put me through from the highs of the passionate clinches, the anger at the snobbery of snooty women to the despair of separation. Oh wow I loved it. If there was just one tiny issue I had was at the end. I think Jasper needed to do a lot more grovelling and be much more contrite with the assumptions he had made. I would just like to point out though that Jasper would be forgiven anything. Hot banker in designer suit hiding hot tattoos underneath? Hell Yeah!
Overall though this was a fantastic book and as I say my most favourite of the series. An absolute must read and a definite five star read for me. Wonderful!
ARC kindly provided by the authors to Foxylutely books blog in exchange for an honest review
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