Tech entrepreneur Duke Austen has had two major
projects, which started out successful before he managed to mess things up
scandalously. Although the projects made him billions, he has gone through much
of the money. He figures his latest venture is his last chance to prove
himself, but he needs investors and with his wild playboy reputation, no one is
willing to give him money for his project. To prove that he is settling down
and to convince the potential investors to invest, he persuades the proper
librarian to continue the charade. In return, he promises to escort her to the
The faux engagement has another benefit. It sparks
Jane’s imagination and the pages of her historical romance, based on her
relationship with Duke, quickly fill up and Jane longs to have it published by
the date of her reunion.
Duke and Jane spend time together and exchange confidences, the closeness
grows. Will Jane’s faux engagement to her billionaire bad boy become real, or
will she lose him once he obtains his investors?
A sexy novella, THE BAD BOY BILLIONAIRE’S WICKED
ARRANGEMENT, the first in author Maya Rodale’s BAD BOYS AND WALLFLOWERS series,
revolves around a good girl who writes titillating historical romances and her
billionaire bad boy. Jane and Duke are complete opposites, yet the chemistry
between them is undeniable. But will their different outlooks on life lead them
in different directions as far as their ruse is concerned?
Known for her smart and sassy romances, Ms. Rodale does
not disappoint. Filled with humor, scorching sensuality, social networks, a
faux engagement, interesting characters, love and romance, this story will soon
sweep you up into the lives of her characters. The only problem is waiting for
the next addition to this series. The second installment, THE BAD BOY
BILLIONAIRE’S GIRL GONE WILD, due to release in February 2014, continues the
romance between Duke and Jane. To read the historical version of their romance
in Jane’s novel, be sure to pick up a copy of WALLFLOWER GONE WILD, the second
book in this fun series, due out at the end of March 2014. This captivating
twist of contemporary and historical is an imaginative change for Ms. Rodale,
who is known for her historical romances.
As a fan of her previous novels, I was delighted by this series. Anyone
looking for a great story with plenty of heat, humor and engaging characters
should check this out! I recommend it!