Book 1, Manhattan Series
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A sexy new standalone contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.
Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.
That man is gone.
In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.
He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.
The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.
It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.
I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.
And he doesn’t.
Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.
Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.
He's assessing every piece of me, to the point I've never felt so bare.
I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.
Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.
Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.
A little second chance romance, a little slow burn and a whole lotta love for Katy Evan's Tycoon.
Loved the Tycoon!
Once again Katy Evans has brought us an awesome story with a strong hero and heroine. I fell so hard for Aaric and Bryn. This is a second chance romance that has me eagerly turning the pages. I couldn't put it down. Aaric Christos and Bryn knew each other in high school, but when his mom died, he moved away. Bryn had always wondered what if. Now, they are getting another chance to see if this is their time.
Bryn and Aaric have both lost most of their family and it has shaped who they have become as adults. Aaric looks at relationships as part of a business deal and Bryn is scared to let anyone in since she may lose them. Both have overcome a lot of personal pain to get to the places they are in their lives. I love that Bryn has moved to NY and is ready to start this new business and won't take no for an answer. Aaric is a tycoon who won't be pushed around unless it's by his "bit". I love these characters and the connection they have. My heart bled for them at what they faced and the choices that had to be made. It was a great read!
The mogual and his little bit - a passionate second chance love story!
Aaric Christos!! Katy has given us another sizzling hot alpha male!!
I love second chance romances and I was anxious to see what Aaric and Bryn were going to be like together based on their past history. It was obvious the connection they had back when they were teenagers was intense, and it's left Bryn wondering "what if". What if she hadn't been too afraid to see what would have happened with Aaric. But before she got up the nerve to find out, he left.
Aaric has been infatuated with Bryn since high school. He made his feelings known, but she never reciprocated. He knew how she felt though, and he wasn't going to pursue her again until he'd made a name for himself and was finally worthy of her.
Now he's on top of the world and Bryn is the one struggling to make a name for herself. And now she's asking him for his help. Is this the second chance he knew would come, now that he's good enough for her?
I loved Aaric, and the cool, collected demeanor he had. Nothing ruffled his feathers, other than Bryn. I especially loved the flashback chapters from his point of view that tell the reader about significant things that have happened to get him where he is today.
Bryn on the other hand was someone I struggled to connect to. I can't really put my finger on why that is, I empathized with her on the struggles she's endured over the past 10 years. I think it mostly had to do with the way she acted when she was alone with Aaric, or Christos as she mostly called him. She ran so hot and cold with him, wanting him but trying to keep him at bay, showing interest but then saying it could only be business. I tend to be really hard on females that act the way that Bryn did throughout, they test my patience way too much. I want to shake them and tell them to just grow a pair!! But Bryn really has been through a lot and she's trying to launch her own company that will take the Kelly name to a whole new level so I guess I can cut her some slack
This story has plenty of angst, some drama, passion and emotion. You get a little bit of it all throughout. There's plenty of sexy time too!! Katy sure knows how to bring the heat with her couples!
I was sad to see the book end! I wanted much more of Christos and Bryn! But luckily, Katy will be writing a book about Bryn's friend Sara so hopefully we'll get to see much more of these two characters and find out where their life together is heading and get the answers to some unresolved storylines that we're left hanging with.
Congrats on another amazing book, Katy! I know fans are going to love it!