Alice Wanderlund is desperate for the money that will help her niece, Beth, receive specialist medical treatment – so desperate that she offers to sell her virginity to the highest bidder. She thinks she’s struck lucky when the incredibly wealthy Zeb Kemnay offers an eye-watering amount of money to be her first lover. But Zeb dies before they can meet, and that’s when his brother, Lakota steps in. Lakota’s the most attractive man Alice has ever met, with the striking looks that come from having a Native American mother, and he promises to give her the money she needs as long as she agrees to be his wife. It’ll help him meet a business obligation, and she’ll be able to get Beth her treatment. What starts out as a marriage of convenience soon turns into something more intimate and loving. Do Alice and Lakota really have a future, or will the demons that haunt both of them ruin everything?
It seems you can’t move for books about billionaires (heck, I’ve even chipped in one of my own…) but Lakota is considerably hotter than the man who started the trend, Christian Grey, and the attraction between him and Alice sizzles off the page. Ignore the odd moment that makes you wonder whether this book was originally supposed to have an American setting, like the fact that Alice had been taking Native American studies at university, and her gradual initiation into pleasure at Lakota’s hands will have you hooked. The setting moves from a luxury suite at the Dorchester to a resort in Sri Lanka, and at every turn Alice learns what it means to have great sex at the hands of a skilled lover (with the odd bit of spanking and restraint thrown in). Lakota’s far from perfect, which of course makes him a more interesting character, and both he and Alice are left to wrestle with their own dilemmas as circumstances contrive to threaten their happiness. If you like plenty of conflict to keep a romance interesting, The Billionaire’s Unwanted Virgin certainly provides it, but you’ll be rooting for Alice and Lakota to overcome their problems and find their happy ever after.
On Thursday, Doris O’Connor will be my guest here at The Naughty Corner, talking about rejection and how it shaped The Billionaire’s Unwanted Virgin. Come back then and find out more. In the meantime, the book is available from Evernight Publishing and Amazon.