Working Stiff (Runaway Billionaires: Casimir)
Runaway Billionaires #1
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Here’s the problem: when Rox was hired, she told her smoking-hot boss Cash that she was married, but she’s not. Now, three years later, she’s kind of accidentally living with him, and he’s being a perfect gentleman, dang it.
Everybody in the office said that Cash was a heartbreaker, that he’d bump her and dump her, so Rox decided not to become a statistic. She went out and bought herself some rings of the finest cubic zirconia so that she could work with Cash, who was several inches over six feet tall, emerald-eyed, ripped, gorgeous, his tailored suit clinging to his athletic body, sporting a British accent, and loaded.
It had seemed like such a good idea at the time.
But now, three years later, she and Cash have become friends. They travel together for work often, and they’re the best of buddies.
When Rox gets thrown out of her apartment, Cash insists that she come live with him until they can find her a place because that’s what friends do.
Now, even though everyone insists that Cash never goes after married women, something about him has changed. There are little touches, little slips, and Rox is more and more tempted to tell hunky, gorgeous Cash that she never was married.
And then he’ll take her and break her, and then he’ll walk away, and then she’ll lose her job, and she still hasn’t found a place to live.
And yet, every time he looks at her with mischief in his dark green eyes, every time they’re teasing and it somehow turns into tickling, every time she swats at him and somehow ends up in his arms, she wants so much to risk everything.
What’s a working stiff to do when she falls in love with her friend, the boss?
Includes special sneak peek of Stiff Drink (Runaway Billionaires #2: Arthur Duet, Part 1)!
a wonderfully intriguing and beautifully touching story
Working Stiff is such a wonderfully intriguing and beautifully touching story of two people who long to be loved and seen for who they truly are. The tremendous emotion that flows through these pages is delightfully offset by the warm humor that finds its way into the most intense situations at times. While I have loved each of Blair Babylon’s books, this one had a very different yet vibrant feel to it. It was rich, decadent, and yet still very much down to earth and true to the author’s heart. I honestly couldn’t get enough of the amazing characters found throughout this journey. They all played a necessary role that transformed this story into so much more and literally made it come alive.
Rox has her life mostly planned out. She has worked hard and attained her dream job. She enjoys her co-workers and even enjoys working with her boss Cash. No matter how much she longs for more with her boss Cash, she knows she is much better off with the strong and beautiful friendship they share. Cash has secretly longed for so much more then friendship from the breathtaking Rox. She has turned his world upside down and yet he isn’t able to show her what she means to him because she has placed solid boundaries between them. He chooses to cherish her friendship if that is all he is allowed to have. When unforeseen danger comes looking for them, they must decide if hiding their heart from the other is really the best thing for both of them. Can they walk away from something that could be better than their wildest dreams for fear of having their heart torn apart, or will the danger that hunts them take that opportunity out of their hands?
Rox and Cash were completely amazing! They are unlike any other characters that I had read from this author, and I completely enjoyed getting to know them. Watching the stumble around each other while their heart slowly withered in their iron grasp nearly tore my own heart apart. Lies and lies by omission never did anyone any good. I think if we are to even attempt to be happy, we need to lay our hearts on the line and take a chance since it could be the best decision that you ever made. If not, then you live and learn, but to not even take that chance is almost criminal to both parties.
Blair Babylon never fails to surprise and entertain. The infusion of her heart into each of her books is what transforms them into a living and breathing masterpiece. They will hold you captive while they make you evaluate the more important things in your life. Above all else, they will make you fee. You can’t walk away and not be effected by some part of her incredible story. It will haunt your waking thoughts and seep into your heart until you surrender to it. This is one author that has stolen my heart, and I never want it back.
Another fabulous book by Blair Babylon! Cash and Roz have worked together for three years, keeping it strictly in the friend zone, despite each holding as secret attraction to the other. Then after an eviction---things change. A great, emotional story, sexy, funny and lots of action. It was fun checking in with characters, like the Dom, from her other books. Can't wait for the next book!
ARC provided for an honest review.
Blair Babylon has done it again! I love this book!
I’ve been in love with Blair Babylon’s books for quite a while now. Each time I read a new one her stories continue to captivate me.
Working Stiff is the latest addition to her Billionaires in Disguise (BID) world but it’s also the start of a new series she’s titled Runaway Billionaires. This book is a standalone – no cliffhanger. Yay!! You don’t need to have read any of her other BID books to enjoy this one but you really should because they are great.
Rox doesn’t want to become another notch on her boss’s infamous belt so she tells him she’s married when he hires her.
Cash doesn’t mess with married women – ever – but being around Rox is sorely testing his resolve.
Fate throws the two of them together in more than just a day-to-day business way and the sparks fly (in more ways than one).
Blair has penned a captivating story filled with romance, mystery, intrigue and no small amount of humor. You will be more than satisfied with the conclusion of this story (there truly is no cliffhanger) but I think you will also be curious to read the upcoming stories for Cash’s friends Arthur and Maxence.
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Don’t let anyone tell you romance novels are a bunch of crap written at grade school reading levels. Here are a few of the words I had to look up as I read this book:
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: May 17, 2016
- Publisher: Malachite Publishing LLC
- Seller: Malachite Publishing
- Print Length: 410 Pages
- Language: English