Series: Billionaire’s Club Book #1
Author: Mandy Baxter
Blurb: Billionaire Ryder Blackwell has got it all under control. The wealthiest cattle baron this side of the Mississippi, he’s built an empire for himself in hopes of getting distance from a tortured past. But when a stunningly sexy—and strong-willed—new vet comes to town just in time for Christmas, Ryder knows he’s met the one spirit he just can’t tame…
Lara Montgomery doesn’t want to be involved with any man, least of all the rich, infuriating, and unbearably sexy Ryder Blackwell. She vows never to tangle with the charming rancher, but when he offers her the ultimate deal—one weekend at his ranch in exchange for a near-priceless horse—Lara cannot refuse. And as the nights get colder and their attraction gets hotter, Lara’s about to get all she’s ever wanted for Christmas…
Thoughts: WOW – can we say hot, steamy, sexy read? (fans self dramatically) Ryder’s intense desire for Lara was just so vivid – it really just revved all the right buttons for me!
The whole ‘ex-boyfriend’ part of the story just seemed a bit thrown in there to add a little angst to the story, but you know what? I enjoyed the chemistry between these characters so much that I hardly even noticed!
Great characters, great story….what can I say? I just loved, loved, LOVED this book, and I hope the others in this series are just as good – because I definitely plan on reading them! I do wish it had been a little bit longer, but it made for a quick, sexy, and just all around fun read…:)