Title: The Billionaires: Bosses
Author: Calista Fox
Publisher/Year: St Martin’s Press 9/05/17
Length: 320 Pages
Series: Lover’s Triangle #2
What do you do when you have not just one hot boss, but two? And they both want you?
What will it take to make her theirs?
Bayli Styles leaves California wine country behind for the bright lights of New York City, in search of fame and fortune. However, fame and fortune are a little further out of reach than she had hoped, so to supplement her meager modeling income, she seeks a hostess position at Manhattan’s hottest new venue, owned by billionaires Rory St. James and Christian Davila. Bayli gets much more than she bargained for when both devastatingly handsome and magnetic men make her blood sizzle…and offer her the guiltiest of all pleasures—themselves.
Bayli is the perfect solution to the two problems currently plaguing entrepreneurs Rory and Christian, professionally and sexually. She’d make the ultimate “face” for their current joint venture, but both men are thinking beyond business and waste no time seducing Bayli into their brand of double pleasure. In the end, the threesome will put it all on the line—their bodies, their hearts, their souls—either destined for failure, or for the redefinition of true love.
I really enjoyed the first story in this series – seeing how things could ultimately work out for Jewel and her two guys Rogen and Vin. Gave us a great foundation to get into this amazing story with Bayli, although what’s the real likelihood that within a group of friends, multiple girls would find themselves in menages. But oh well, that’s all the suspension of disbelief in reading right?
So to that point, we have a really great set of mains in this story -Bayli, a girl who gave everything to take care of her mother, and now that her mother has passed, she’s trying to take life by the horns and make a name for herself. She’s destined for greatness and just needs to figure out how to get there. Enter Rory and Christian. Hopefully the answer to her prayers for a bit when she tries to land a hostess job at their new restaurant. A place where she feels like she’ll be seen by the right folks to catapult her career. Only she doesn’t land the job – she lands herself on the floor after Rory knocks into her.
Where we go from there is an expected path but one that’s so hot and interesting that it keeps me reading fast and furious. Both Christian and Rory are taken with Bayli – not just by her looks but from the spark that she has inside – she’s intelligent, commanding and she’s not afraid of them. The exact woman that they both need (cause they share of course).
The journey from here is one where they try to figure out how they can be together without compromising this top secret project that they’re trying to get off the ground. A project that will give Bayli the exposure that she’s craving to make a name for herself. There’s a lot of tension as to what they need to do to be successful and what that looks like. There’s also a concern around fan bases for the two eligible bachelors since once word gets out that they’re linked to Bayli, then there will be fans with hearts broken everywhere.
That leads us to the point of tension in the story. Bayli has had stalkers in the past and it seems as though one of the more terrifying ones is back – going after her with passion. Well, we know that the guys will rally around her, and of course when they find that it’s not the same stalker who’s trying to do real damage to her, the story takes a turn that’s yet another turn in their path for them to be successful or not.
It’s a sweet story and Ms Fox has been able to craft this plot line in a way that’s unique from book 1 but still has a lot of the same values and context that made book 1 great. We also continue to get to see how the relationships between the three girlfriends makes it that much more solid. That’s what carries us through and will obviously give us something great for book 3 with Scarlet. I can’t wait to see that one soon. Enjoy!