Series: Sex & Bonds #1
Published by Peterson Paperbacks
Publication Date: June 7th 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Hating and dating: I didn’t realize they’re two sides of the same coin until I met him. Theo Morgan.
One of Wall Street’s highest-paid traders, he may be hot as sin in his five-thousand-dollar custom-made suit. But Theo is the bane of my existence. He’s arrogant, rude, and as brash as they come.
As our bank’s newest star hire, he’s also after the same promotion I am. But I didn’t make it this far in a man’s world just to be passed over for an entitled egomaniac. Two can play at this game.
In a surprise to exactly no one, Theo and I butt heads from the beginning–and end up losing my biggest client with a trade gone bad. Our boss’s punishment: fly us to California together to make nice with the client—or else.
When a snowstorm back home leaves us stranded on the West Coast, we learn our hotel is fully booked, save for one room.
And of course that room would have only one king-sized bed. After a little too much wine, our deal to stick to opposite sides of that bed goes out the window. But on the flight home, my resolve to keep things professional remains intact, until Theo offers me a new deal.
The gloves (and clothes) can come off. But the lipstick stays on…
THE DEALMAKER is the perfect package of excitement, passion and heart, and is the best romance I have read so far this year. In fact, this is my first 5 star read of 2022.
I read the excerpt for this book in a newsletter and knew I HAD to read this book. I was most certainly not disappointed and I’m going to be thinking about this couple for a while.
From the first meeting Theo Morgan and Nora Frasier cannot stand each other, for good reason. After fighting so hard and for so long to make her mark at her job, it’s galling for Wall Street’s golden boy to come in and take the promotion she’s worked so hard for.
While their snappily traded barbs and comebacks entertain their entire office, it’s what happens outside the office that will steal your heart. Chance encounters and an emergency work trip together reveal a side to both of these characters that they hide at work: both Theo and Nora really want to find The One and settle into a relationship with the white picket fence and the 2.5 kids. But can they take that leap with each other and how would that impact the promotion they’ve both been fighting for?
As much as I enjoyed the beginning of this book, it’s the 2nd half that blew me away. I love how honest they both were about how they felt and what they wanted, even when they were scared of losing everything. Theo is such a darling. For a hulking bruiser, he knows how to treat a woman with tenderness and while the sex was hot, making sure Nora was always fed, and anticipating and fulfilling her needs was the best thing about him. Nora’s open acceptance of Theo and her obvious love for his family and desire to spend time with them was the best gift she could give Theo.
I cannot wait for the rest of this series and even the cute bonus epilogue only whetted my appetite for more.