Title: What The Bachelor Gets
Series: Billionaire Cowboys #1
Author: Kristina Knight
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 8, 2016
The Billionaire Cowboys trilogy by best-selling author Kristina Knight kicks off with a seductive story of long-simmering feelings and hot Vegas nights.
When Vegas Nightly names local property developer Gage Reeves as its sexiest bachelor, he's barraged with a stream of showgirls, local socialites, and entertainers who all expect something from him. But all Gage wants is to make a success of his new luxury shopping development.
Enter Callie Holliday. Callie dreams of having the hottest day spa in Vegas, but she's saddled with a bad location and an account balance full of zeroes. When she walks into a last-chance meeting with an angel investor and finds herself face to face with Gage, the childhood friend on whom she had a huge crush, she's not sure his reputation is the right match for her business. But then he offers her a storefront in his new high-end retail complex, and she has to admit it's a thoroughly tempting proposition. But feelings she thought were long buried threaten to turn their deal from strictly professional to decidedly personal.
It's risky business gambling on love . . .
This was my first time reading Kristina Knight, but it won't be my last. It didn't take much for me to be drawn into the story, and I appreciate Ms. Knight's writing style, it comes across in more of a conversational tone than formal (I've read a few books where some author apparently didn't believe in using contractions. Who speaks like that outside of Shakespeare?)
Another point in favor of this story is the fact that the characters already know each other, so thankfully we aren't subjected to the "insta-love" syndrome; both Gage and Callie are great characters, both on their own and especially when they're together. Callie is the type of woman who wants to succeed on her own merit, she doesn't want to use her name as a way to get ahead in the business world, and she's even less inclined to accept the help once she realizes who the angel investor is. Gage is the consummate professional businessman who is pretty much a stickler for not mixing business with pleasure. But of course if he remained the constant professional from start to finish of the book, it wouldn't make for interesting reading. Contrary to popular belief, Gage is not the playboy he's made out to be, so that was also refreshing to read.
I loved watching the changing relationship between Gage and Callie, it all felt so...realistic. This story didn't have an overabundance of drama, another refreshing fact.
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
"Kristina Knight gets me hooked- What a great start to a sexy new series!"
"It's impossible not to fall in love with a story by Kristina Knight. I felt right at home with these characters. Gage and Callie kept me on my toes!" ~USA Today Bestselling Author, Nikki Lynn Barrett
Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police--no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer's capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way, she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she's living her own happily ever after. Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line!