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Friday 14th Jan 2011 I remember that day like it was only yesterday - it was the worst day of my life and hours later turned into the best day of my life. Winning the lottery turned Casey Phoenix into one of the highest ranking women on The Sunday Times Rich List in the UK. Filling her days with her businesses, properties and charities, she has no time for anything or anybod Friday 14th Jan 2011 I remember that day like it was only yesterday - it was the worst day of my life and hours later turned into the best day of my life. Winning the lottery turned Casey Phoenix into one of the highest ranking women on The Sunday Times Rich List in the UK. Filling her days with her businesses, properties and charities, she has no time for anything or anybody. She thought she had it all figured out until she met 31 year old American, Matthew Jackson. Matthew Jackson is handsome and rich. He's been set for life since the age of 21 when he and his brother set up their business enterprise, Jackson Industries. Living his millionaire lifestyle with fast cars and fast women. But when he meets Casey he wonders if it's time for him to settle down. However, Casey isn't willing to be his next conquest and they quickly learn that life isn't as perfect after all. Sexy, Exciting, Gripping, Compelling, Engrossing, Absorbing, Captivating, Fascinating, Riveting, Consuming, Addictive read Please note - this series contains sexual scenes.


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Friday 14th Jan 2011 I remember that day like it was only yesterday - it was the worst day of my life and hours later turned into the best day of my life. Winning the lottery turned Casey Phoenix into one of the highest ranking women on The Sunday Times Rich List in the UK. Filling her days with her businesses, properties and charities, she has no time for anything or anybod Friday 14th Jan 2011 I remember that day like it was only yesterday - it was the worst day of my life and hours later turned into the best day of my life. Winning the lottery turned Casey Phoenix into one of the highest ranking women on The Sunday Times Rich List in the UK. Filling her days with her businesses, properties and charities, she has no time for anything or anybody. She thought she had it all figured out until she met 31 year old American, Matthew Jackson. Matthew Jackson is handsome and rich. He's been set for life since the age of 21 when he and his brother set up their business enterprise, Jackson Industries. Living his millionaire lifestyle with fast cars and fast women. But when he meets Casey he wonders if it's time for him to settle down. However, Casey isn't willing to be his next conquest and they quickly learn that life isn't as perfect after all. Sexy, Exciting, Gripping, Compelling, Engrossing, Absorbing, Captivating, Fascinating, Riveting, Consuming, Addictive read Please note - this series contains sexual scenes.

30 review for Business

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sleepless Readmore

    It costs $0.00 to be a decent person. ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review 4 I'd like to mix some pleasure with Matt STARS Matthew and Casey ♥ Remember those walls I built? Well, baby they're tumbling down ..►♫ Don't give yourself a chance to miss me, come with me .." These characters. For starters .. Casey .. GODDAMN woman you've built an empire! An incredible business woman and I'm glad that Zoe Danielle made the main female character as successful as the main male character. It costs $0.00 to be a decent person. ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review 4 I'd like to mix some pleasure with Matt STARS Matthew and Casey ♥ Remember those walls I built? Well, baby they're tumbling down ..►♫ Don't give yourself a chance to miss me, come with me .." These characters. For starters .. Casey .. GODDAMN woman you've built an empire! An incredible business woman and I'm glad that Zoe Danielle made the main female character as successful as the main male character. Speaking of male character .. MATT .. where do I begin with this hunk? He's quite charming and the stuff he says .. be still my heart! Kudos to Casey for #Notebooking him .. and he even shed a few tears (AWWWW TALK ABOUT KEEPER). So, what did you think of the Notebook? It was good. I suppose, if you're into chick-flicks. Before you, my heart was a muscle that functioned to keep my body going. Because of you, it's alive, it ... feels. Casey, you've made my heart feel love. You are my sweetheart. The story had me intrigued. I thought I could start it and continue on with it the next morning but I could NOT put it down. It's a great debut novel and has potential. I'm sure the second installment will be EVEN better. Warning .. there's a major cliffhanger and I CANNOT wait to get my hands on the second novel and see the continuation of their story. I do recommend as it is worth the read however you may want to wait for the second novel to be released. I'm falling even more in love with you Letting go of all I've held on to ..►♫ Business Zoe Danielle

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)

    * ACR copy in exchange for an honest review * ✮✮✮ 3 Business-is-my-pleasure stars ✮✮✮ "Before you my heart was a muscle that functioned to keep my body going.Because of you,it's alive.it..feels.Casey you made my heart feel love. You're my sweetheart." The blurb in a sentence: When Matthew first sets his eyes of Casey at a business meager.Its Lust at first sight.Little did he know that within a week he would propose to having their hearts merge instead. My thoughts on the plot: Business * ACR copy in exchange for an honest review * ✮✮✮ 3 Business-is-my-pleasure stars ✮✮✮ "Before you my heart was a muscle that functioned to keep my body going.Because of you,it's alive.it..feels.Casey you made my heart feel love. You're my sweetheart." The blurb in a sentence: When Matthew first sets his eyes of Casey at a business meager.Its Lust at first sight.Little did he know that within a week he would propose to having their hearts merge instead. My thoughts on the plot: Business is defiantly another billionaire romance like any other.The only thing that makes the plot unique is that here the heroines a billionaire too. Even though I found the plot to be quite predictable.I still enjoyed getting to know Casey & Matthew,while they got to know about each other. The story follow through a very well used Stalker-plot line,which I found a bit frustrating.Because as Predicated, Casey ends up doing EVERYTHING, a lady with a stalker should NOT do. Like running in the middle of the dead night... Or Deciding to...(view spoiler)[go after the stalker who did jail time for murdering his parents ,with one single girlfriend as back up,while pulling an Edward Cullen on the hero to protect him from harm.. (hide spoiler)] Its true,I do love a drama filled plot but come on... Is this book a stand-alone ? No..Buisness is the first book in the Phoenix series. Would I recommend the read ? Maybe..If your in the mood for something light and love-dovey. Will I be continuing the series ? Maybe someday. Any warnings or possible triggers ? 1)IF You CANNOT stand a INSTA-LOVE...This book is NOT for you,seriously. 2)This book end on a cliffhanger note.So be sure to have book 2 on stand-by. ;) 3)This book is NOT a erotica read ...Just thought I'd let you guys know.The cover defiantly had me fooled ;)

  3. 5 out of 5

    ✰ Liz ✰

    3.5 In Business for Love Stars Business is the first book in the Phoenix series. It is a story of overcoming and finding love in the most unlikely places. Casey Phoenix is a dynamic heroine who fiercely loves her friends and family. After stumbling upon her cheating boyfriend, Casey is devastated. Things turn quickly for her when she wins the lottery and becomes a millionaire. Casey invests her money and builds quite the business for herself. There is no time for love for this working woman. When 3.5 In Business for Love Stars Business is the first book in the Phoenix series. It is a story of overcoming and finding love in the most unlikely places. Casey Phoenix is a dynamic heroine who fiercely loves her friends and family. After stumbling upon her cheating boyfriend, Casey is devastated. Things turn quickly for her when she wins the lottery and becomes a millionaire. Casey invests her money and builds quite the business for herself. There is no time for love for this working woman. When a business venture brings an attractive American on the scene, Casey is quit smitten. Matthew is quite taken by Casey as well. As the story begins, Matthew Jackson decides he has two goals. He wants to join with Casey as business partners and join with her personally as well. He will stop at nothing to have her. Overall, Business offered a spirited modern romance. Although I felt the story had a well developed premise and a great deal of potential, it lacked for me in some areas. I had a difficult time relating to both of the main characters. They were both likable and yet their choices throughout drove me absolutely crazy and it caused a great deal of disconnect to occur. The time lapses are rather abrupt and you have to pay close attention or you will be lost. One final note, is I am not a fan of insta lust/love. Casey and Matthew didn't know each other very long before they were joined intimately, going out to dinners, and traveling together. It was a bit jarring considering how guarded Casey had been before she met Matthew. Despite these issues, I would still consider reading the next book in this series because this one ends in a CLIFFY! Who wouldn't want to know what happens next? This book will be appealing to many readers because of the passionate romance between Casey and Matthew. If you are in the mood for a juicy romance chalked full of drama and intrigue then this is the read for you. I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    3 Business Stars Business is the first book in Zoe Danielle's Phoenix series. Casey Phoenix is the owner of the top rated Phoenix Corporations located in Newcastle, UK. Casey tried to surprise her boyfriend for his birthday by showing up on doorstep only to be surprised herself. She arrived to find him sleeping with a friend of hers. Casey had bought a lottery ticket to give to her then boyfriend, but when she made her discovery she was so disheveled that she forgot to give it to him. Later that 3 Business Stars Business is the first book in Zoe Danielle's Phoenix series. Casey Phoenix is the owner of the top rated Phoenix Corporations located in Newcastle, UK. Casey tried to surprise her boyfriend for his birthday by showing up on doorstep only to be surprised herself. She arrived to find him sleeping with a friend of hers. Casey had bought a lottery ticket to give to her then boyfriend, but when she made her discovery she was so disheveled that she forgot to give it to him. Later that night when the lottery numbers were called out, Casey stood standing with a winning ticket in her hand an instantly became a millionaire. Casey took her millions and built her business with the help of her father and brother. The reputation of her business became known to Jackson Industries, which was a USA investing company. Jackson Industries is owned and run by brothers Matthew and Joshua. Matt flies to the UK to try to convince Casey to go into business with him and his brother and become partners. What if these Jackson people want to take over half of the company and shut down half of my businesses? Little did either of them know that they would become partners in more than just business. To top things off Casey has a stalker that she tries to ignore, but doesn't work. Her assistant and friend, Hannah becomes aware of the stalker and tries to take matters into her hands. This only puts her in his sights along with Casey. This does end in a cliff hanger so you'll have to wait for the second book in this series to find out what happens. I'm sad to say I didn't love this book. When I read the blurb I thought for sure I was going to love it, but it turned out to just be an okay read for me. Here are just a few of my issues. -The writing style felt very raw and just didn't flow well for me. There were several mistakes that were also distracting. To be fair though, I was told by the author that my ARC was not an edited copy so maybe this issue will fix itself once it is edited and published. -There seemed to be a lot of name dropping when it came to the designer clothes or the fancy stores. This information just seemed over the top and unnecessary. It didn't add anything to the story. -Insta-love. I can ignore this sometimes, but this was not one of those cases and it just annoyed me. -Hannah telling the stalker "she's not here" meaning Casey. Why tell a stalker anything?? This just didn't make sense. Then after Hannah becomes aware that she's in the sights of the stalker, why would she go running at night (view spoiler)[She's getting harassing emails from the stalker? (hide spoiler)] This book added a mystery element to it with the stalker and kept me guessing trying to figure out who it could be. There was a twist at the end that I did not see coming so that was an unexpected surprise. ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kelli C

    3.25 Business or Pleasure Stars I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review and it is my first time reading Zoe Danielle. This of course had all the key ingredients for my fave kinda read...rich and sexy male, alpha behavior, mystery, and major HEAT! Business is book 1 in the Phoenix series. In a quick recap, Casey Phoenix is your everyday girl next door with unfortunate taste in men, as her cheating BF leaves her heartbroken. His actions do however set off a stroke a luc 3.25 Business or Pleasure Stars I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review and it is my first time reading Zoe Danielle. This of course had all the key ingredients for my fave kinda read...rich and sexy male, alpha behavior, mystery, and major HEAT! Business is book 1 in the Phoenix series. In a quick recap, Casey Phoenix is your everyday girl next door with unfortunate taste in men, as her cheating BF leaves her heartbroken. His actions do however set off a stroke a luck, changing Casey's life forever. Now a multi-millionaire with profitable businesses and generous behavior, she is living a good life, yet still single. Enter the sexy new potential business partner Matt Jackson and BOOM...sparks, heat, and insta-relationship! To bad they live continents apart! So begins the tale of Casey and Matt who spend their time horizontally while getting to know one another all while the actions of a crazed stalker parallel the story! This story is told through multiple POV's. Casey and Matt of course, but also Hannah, Casey's assistant who is holding down the business in the UK while Casey heads off to claim her American Man! I have to say that this tale has a lot going on and it is all happening pretty fast. Fast relationships, fast moving scenes, and fast escalation of danger. (*NOTE* there are some grammatical issues at times, but I am not the grammar police, so this is not a major issue for me per se, but others could be put off by the it. Also the story is set in the UK so perhaps the lingo may be different) So, onto the book itself! While I liked the story and the overall direction of the tale, I did have a hard time connecting with the characters as I was racing to catch up with the action. I loved the heat and I loved the chemistry even though it was completely instant. I think Matt Jackson was pretty fabulous even though I do not trust him. He seems to have mystery and a bit of a back story that has me doubting him at times...ok let me be real...he is a complete manwhore! I admit that I was starting to buy into him by the 80% mark hoping he doesn't let me down! I also liked that Casey was open and just pretty simple. She was a woman thru and thru and just like any woman in lust/love she made some questionable decisions. Her good heart was often too open and I think she needed some serious security around her million dollar ass!! Overall, I liked this read. I would like to see where it goes as I found myself completely all in at the 80% mark. Of course there is a cliffhanger and quite a bit one at that!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    *ARC provided by the author for an honest review* Wow just wow I totally enjoyed this book I couldn't put it down everything about it was great the story is about Casey she buys a lottery 4 her bf 4 his bday but then she finds him with her friend she just leave 2 upset 2 deal with him when she at home what h tv with her family the lottery comes on an she as the winnin ticket glad that ass didn't get it hahahah Casey puts her money in loads of investment an end up running Phoenix corporation s *ARC provided by the author for an honest review* Wow just wow I totally enjoyed this book I couldn't put it down everything about it was great the story is about Casey she buys a lottery 4 her bf 4 his bday but then she finds him with her friend she just leave 2 upset 2 deal with him when she at home what h tv with her family the lottery comes on an she as the winnin ticket glad that ass didn't get it hahahah Casey puts her money in loads of investment an end up running Phoenix corporation she as done so well 4 herself she's not big headed she is still down 2 earth so when Jackson industries r interested in joinin Phoenix they get 2gether 2 talk business when Casey does a lil research on the Jackson's bro she sees the gorgeous an very handsome Matthew an think is he gorgeous straight away but when they meet 4 the first time she get a shock that he's even more sexier than she thought they get talkin an Casey really likes him but Casey asnt Bern interested in anybody since the sleazy ass Darren but Matthew doesn't like 2 heat no 4 an answer so she agrees 2 spend a lil time 2gether an things get a lil streamy between them well not just a lil very streamy the sexy time is hot really hot they r great 2gether Things r not easy 4 Casey an Matt theres a crazy stalker driving Casey mad with text massages email calls an he even stays cause trouble 4 Casey bff Hannah as well but they havnt a clue who's would do something like this 2 her she is so nice as no enemies it's crazy I have 2 say I luvd this book the story was so good I liked the characters an the way it was written was amazin great more than just the hero an heroines pov was really good an the the sexy Matt made things even better a gorgeous man in a suit does a lot of things 2 me an God did Matt do it 4 me Overall this book is amazing an I recommend it but warnings it does end on a cliffy an it's killing me I m dyin 2 know more my heart was in my mouth at the end but it was so good can't wait 4 more bring on the drama xxx

  7. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    When Casey Phoenix ends up on the receiving end of the surprise when dropping in on her boyfriend, she never imagined one of her worst days would become one of her best. Winning the lottery set the wheels of her life in motion, but Casey soon learns that all work and no play is no way to live. Enter Matthew Jackson, one half of the American Corporation that will be merging with Casey’s company. But it isn’t just business that has Matt’s attention. Jilted once before, Casey isn’t sure if she shoul When Casey Phoenix ends up on the receiving end of the surprise when dropping in on her boyfriend, she never imagined one of her worst days would become one of her best. Winning the lottery set the wheels of her life in motion, but Casey soon learns that all work and no play is no way to live. Enter Matthew Jackson, one half of the American Corporation that will be merging with Casey’s company. But it isn’t just business that has Matt’s attention. Jilted once before, Casey isn’t sure if she should take the leap from boardroom to bedroom with Matt, but once she gets a small taste, she can’t seem to say no. I struggled a bit with this one and although I liked the story line I didn’t really feel too connected with the characters. There was a lot of moments where details were listed off and it sort of left me unable to process the story using my imagination; a bit of that whole show vs tell thing, which is not always the easiest thing to master. Overall it was a good story but just did not grip my attention. Casey and Matt were a whirlwind type romance and Matt’s actions didn’t quite fit one particular situation that occurs when he returns home awaiting Casey’s arrival. I think if I could have felt more for the characters and the story that I could have bumped this one up a bit; there is serious potential though.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Olga therebelreader

    The moment I started reading this book, it hooked me until the end. The story was amazing! Casey became millionaire after winning the UK lottery. She wisely invested the money and managed to build a large empire, ‘Phoenix Properties’. Now she is famous, sexy, confident, independent but also still humble and quiet. Her life is simple and sexless as she has trust issues with men, after having found her ex boyfriend cheating on her with one of her best friends. Matthew Jackson is running his empire The moment I started reading this book, it hooked me until the end. The story was amazing! Casey became millionaire after winning the UK lottery. She wisely invested the money and managed to build a large empire, ‘Phoenix Properties’. Now she is famous, sexy, confident, independent but also still humble and quiet. Her life is simple and sexless as she has trust issues with men, after having found her ex boyfriend cheating on her with one of her best friends. Matthew Jackson is running his empire with his brother in the Unites States. He is a player, but not the arrogant alpha male. The merger of the two companies brings them together and when handsome Matt firstly meets Casey lightening strikes! There is instant attraction and soon they become lovers. They feel an instantaneous, unbreakable bond of devotion the moment their eyes meet, but their relationship is to be threatened by a creepy stalker who is repeatedly following Casey and is harassing herself, her friends, her family, her employees and Matt! First of all, the plot and storylines were laid out carefully so that the story could move along well. As for the story content, it wasn't all that unusual. But that being said, it was handled with care and creativity. The author has created characters that are authentic, compelling and very relatable. The story is full of angst, desire, passion, and so much more! The story told from multiple POV’s never gets boring, the characters are realistically portrayed, complete with the ups and downs of feelings and emotions that all couples go through. The pace of this book is just right, and the honesty with which the characters are written really helps the developing relationship feel very real. And that cliffhanger!!! OMG it’ s pure torture. The suspense is killing me and I need book 2 NOW! Copy kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe

    Be WARNED! May contain spoilers. I was actually thinking of writing the review tomorrow but my mind won't just rest and I'm bombarded with thought after thought. So here goes… This book, the story and the plot, has a potential. It has me thinking, what would be the struggle? Something big or major or something so simple that would escalate into something big? This is Business after all, too many corporate wars in my head. But before I gave my reason why I rated this as 2★, let me get this straight. Be WARNED! May contain spoilers. I was actually thinking of writing the review tomorrow but my mind won't just rest and I'm bombarded with thought after thought. So here goes… This book, the story and the plot, has a potential. It has me thinking, what would be the struggle? Something big or major or something so simple that would escalate into something big? This is Business after all, too many corporate wars in my head. But before I gave my reason why I rated this as 2★, let me get this straight. I actually like Casey. After winning that lotto ticket, she used her brain to make investments and has made a name for herself. She came across as sophisticated, class, a corporate woman. So I think of her as ruthless business-wise considering her employees go quiet when she entered the room. But, now here's the BUT: 1. After that super amazing sex with Matt, she turned into a mush. Like I'm so in love with you already Matthew. It was just sex, seriously. 2. (view spoiler)[Matt had sex after he went back to the US (hide spoiler)] And you still think he is so perfect for you? I mean you call with each other, I felt there was something and he goes straight to another woman and all it took was a kiss and everything is happily ever after already again. 3. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Damn. I thought you are one smart woman. And a millionaire! And yet it didn't occur to you to have a security detail, have some IT experts or team. You are a fucking millionaire and you are receiving some weird creepy emails text and phone calls and it didn't occur to you that you might be in danger? How stupid is that? 4. He was a damn psychopath and you go all brave marching in there without plans for that matter, just bringing someone you don't even totally trust and face a psychopath? Seriously. How stupid can you get more? Frustrating!!! At the start, I can’t seem to put the book down and then at some point I was actually debating with myself of going DNF but the good ol' me decided no, I'll still get back with this book and try to finish it so I should just have to get on with it. 1. Too much information. If it’s not detailing something, it’s explaining something. Nothing was actually left for my imagination. 2. I really have an aversion to narration because it makes it uninteresting for me. Unless it was epilogue, you don't just skip scenes and narrate it. 3. Matt is too perfect. Every human being that has breast and a pussy, except Grace and Hannah is overtly flirting or had sex with Matt. Yes, he is a man-whore but seriously? Every fucking female even with a husband? Tsk. 4. Matt doesn’t have the balls. He appeared so alpha-male to me and yet at some point I didn’t feel it. I don’t like the hiding the relationship thing. That is so like high school, don’t you think? 5. I get it. Casey is rich but so many details on shopping I wonder why didn't she just became a stylist herself. I didn’t peg her as a shopaholic. She came across to me as materialistic and shallow because all she does is flaunt her Louboutins and Armani and fucking signature brand that she owns. I mean, at some it was detailed but I think it was overtly detailed. 6. I know Matt is rich but every single time that it is detailed that you can spend his credit card is so much more that I can take. Really, I know. No need to rub it in my face. You are a damn millionaire. Security and fucking IT experts, where are you? I can’t feel your power, just the pull of the credit card. 7. My last issue would be the too many POVs and the story dragged out too long. It was actually okay, but too much information on them. It’s like they can have another book themselves, you know. Too much drama and yet too little action. ***I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    ✿kawehi.reviews

    ☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you ☆ 3.5-75 stars!! .:Love, sex, money, and obsession:. Business was one of those unexpected reads where you read the first chapter or two just to get a glimpse of what you’re getting yourself into, and then BAAMM! You’re sucked in instantly. I liked the whole premise of how one stroke of luck can lead to a path or fortune… and well, some misfortune as well. You know the saying about how beauty attracts danger? Ergo, h ☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you ☆ 3.5-75 stars!! .:Love, sex, money, and obsession:. Business was one of those unexpected reads where you read the first chapter or two just to get a glimpse of what you’re getting yourself into, and then BAAMM! You’re sucked in instantly. I liked the whole premise of how one stroke of luck can lead to a path or fortune… and well, some misfortune as well. You know the saying about how beauty attracts danger? Ergo, how the stroke of luck can reek both bliss and havoc? Well, this is how I felt about Casey Phoenix and her lottery ticket. I’m not saying that while gaining millions by this ticket that it alone was her sole bid to financial security. I mean, the girl invested her money into making a profitable business chain and is now sowing the oats of it. Not to mention, has gained the business eye of Jackson Industries and one of its mogul’s heart strings. But while riding the highs of the path of success, she has also gained the watchful eye of danger and destruction. How will everything pan out for Casey? For Matthew? Will 'Business' and Love go well in this equation? Or are things just doomed from the beginning?... #An interesting and out of the box plot synopsis and scenario that author Zoe Danielle paves. While I did find some of it predictable and a tad not up my alley (as I’m not a fan of insta-love), I did over all enjoy the story line as a whole. Can’t wait for bk2 to see what happens next!!

  11. 5 out of 5

    ♛✨Christine ♛✨

    WOW! Hope you check this out! Yep I am threatening to push the recommend button again ;) Sexy, Exciting, Gripping, Compelling, Engrossing, Absorbing, Captivating, Fascinating, Riveting, Consuming, Addictive read The first in Phoenix Series is now LIVE: Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/prfdb6l Amazon US: http://tinyurl.com/o6zds7m Goodreads: http://tinyurl.com/lylhto5 WOW! Hope you check this out! Yep I am threatening to push the recommend button again ;) Sexy, Exciting, Gripping, Compelling, Engrossing, Absorbing, Captivating, Fascinating, Riveting, Consuming, Addictive read The first in Phoenix Series is now LIVE: Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/prfdb6l Amazon US: http://tinyurl.com/o6zds7m Goodreads: http://tinyurl.com/lylhto5

  12. 4 out of 5

    ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

    Four years ago Casey won 40 million pound in the lottery and with the help of her family she turned that money into even more. She started her own company and invested in lots of things and now she's one of the richest women in England - at only 24 years old. Enter Matthew Jackson. He's one of the two Jackson brother's from California, who are trying to merge their company with Casey's. And while talking business they get to know and like each other... But Casey doesn't just want to be another notch Four years ago Casey won 40 million pound in the lottery and with the help of her family she turned that money into even more. She started her own company and invested in lots of things and now she's one of the richest women in England - at only 24 years old. Enter Matthew Jackson. He's one of the two Jackson brother's from California, who are trying to merge their company with Casey's. And while talking business they get to know and like each other... But Casey doesn't just want to be another notch on his bedpost - even though he's the first guy she's been interested in after leaving her cheating ex years ago. And Matt - he also has lots of problems back home .... Add a few lies and all those ex boy- and especially girlfriends - and a creepy & dangerous Stalker... and the happy ending we're hoping for might not be that easy to achieve... WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH CASEY & MATT??? WILL THEY GET THEIR HEA??? WILL THERE BE A CLIFFHANGER o.O OR WILL EVERYBODY DIE AT THE END??? o.O NOPE..... I'm not telling you ☺ I don't want to spoil anything!!! ☺☺☺ (OK - there might be a tiny little (huge) Cliffhanger - but book #2 will be out very soon!) ____________________________ I REALLY ENJOYED THE STORY!! This was the first time I ever read about a girl winning the lottery and being rich ☺ Don't we all want that?? In other books you mostly have the rich CEO and the poor little innocent girl ☺ We DO have the rich CEO here too - but with Casey being his equal in business matters - it's a lot different than other books - I really liked that. The book was really sexy and funny and cute and frustrating and suspensy... and now I can't wait to see what will happen in book #2 ☺ Was there something I didn't like? Hm - not really - it was just a little bit obvious that this is Zoe's first attempt at writing - you notice it - the sentences don't really have a flow to them - but the story was really great and I'm sure Zoe will get better with book #2 ☺ BUSINESS was a really interesting & sexy start to a new series - can't wait to see what Zoe will let happen in book #2 ☺

  13. 4 out of 5

    EroticaAfterDark (Lilith)

    DNF 62% skipped through the final pages. Seems like I missed out on the more interesting part of the book with closing it at 62%, but I couldn't care less. If you love simple, easy, un-emotional, off-the-rack reads, your next billionaire-romance-fix with a storyline that just steps a tiny wee bit away from the usual, this is your book and stop right here. For me, it's not worth the money and I am happy that it's lendable. I did my best to continue the story, simply because I don't really like rati DNF 62% skipped through the final pages. Seems like I missed out on the more interesting part of the book with closing it at 62%, but I couldn't care less. If you love simple, easy, un-emotional, off-the-rack reads, your next billionaire-romance-fix with a storyline that just steps a tiny wee bit away from the usual, this is your book and stop right here. For me, it's not worth the money and I am happy that it's lendable. I did my best to continue the story, simply because I don't really like rating and reviewing a DNF book, but I have to. I was trying to figure out why this book left me completely detached. It had such a promising blurb, hinting out that Casey would be a strong, independent heroine, who simply found her equal in Matt. Well, that wasn't the case. They fell instantly for each other, devouring one another the second they are alone. Although their undeniable attraction to each other is permanently described (they both are narrators), there is nothing explained how they develop feelings for another. We get the train-of-thought from both, up to a point where they say the very thing they thought of earlier - seriously, it's repeated, the same phrase - the characters say they are angry, frustrated and so on, but we don't get to feel it. I felt more like a scientist studying and putting down the behavior of two lab-rats. So, we got insta-sex with assumed insta-love and follow the two of them more or less around. Potential drama is given to us, just to be crossed off the list several times. Casey isn't strong. She instantly is a love-drunk, no sorry, horny puppy following Matt around, having him decide everything with little protest. All in all the book was okay. I didn't hate it, it left me completely indifferent and I couldn't care less about the situation that was announcing itself when I put the book down at 62%. As every time when I don't give many stars I want to point out that my opinion is absolutely subjective and I am not claiming to rise above anyone else's opinion. I don't mean to actively and purposefully hurt the author, or anyone lese for that matter. I'm just putting my experience into words. *this eBook was lend* Please, also read Michelle's, Suzanne's, Kay's and TORI ~Break Me~Own Me~Love Me~'s reviews.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sophie

    Matt Jackson!! Definitely a contender to top those bbf lists!!! He's bloody fantastic. I got this as an ARC read from Zoe and read it in one day, for her first release it sure is a good one!!! I couldn't put it down!!! We have Casey the lead female who has a rollercoaster day to start off with but it ends surprisingly well. The story then jumps 4 years to show us, Casey a strong sexy rich business woman!! As lead females go casey is a good one, she's not whiney like some and has some sass to her Matt Jackson!! Definitely a contender to top those bbf lists!!! He's bloody fantastic. I got this as an ARC read from Zoe and read it in one day, for her first release it sure is a good one!!! I couldn't put it down!!! We have Casey the lead female who has a rollercoaster day to start off with but it ends surprisingly well. The story then jumps 4 years to show us, Casey a strong sexy rich business woman!! As lead females go casey is a good one, she's not whiney like some and has some sass to her!! Then ladies.... Drumroll please.... We meet Matthew Jackson. Rich, millionaire hot as hell play boy. The chemistry between Matt and Casey is wrote really well!! And dam these two are hot in the bedroom!!! The story plays out really well, with twists and turns and it had me guessing along with the characters. As this is book one expect a cliffy, but it's totally worth the read I was on the edge of my seat on the last couple of chapters. I think I just about screamed when it ended!!! High 5 Zoe this book rocks, be sure to add to your TBR lists asap. It's available for Pre-Order right NOW!!! I'd get it if I were you!!!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Natalia

    3.5 Stars! Really interesting story! This book got me reading and reading the whole afternoon, so yeah it was good, a couple of down sides but not to throw the book away! I like how this two character get together with no drama at all! Is nice to see honest relationships happen. Love Matt he is such a sweetheart! love his characters, he doesn´t care what other people think, he is strong, and lovable, so caring and HOT! I don´t get the whole stalker thing... one of the down sides! On the next one!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'

    Business has all the key elements of a fabulous high-flying, sexy, conglomerate passionate love affair and it made for one interesting read. I loved the premise, but unfortunately the execution was below par. A plethora of mistakes and a flow that was erratic with scenes often cut short, it unfortunately took away the magic for me. However, that doesn't mean to say that I didn't enjoy the story as a whole. Zoe Danielle has a great imagination, and her foothold on the alpha/millionaire love stakes Business has all the key elements of a fabulous high-flying, sexy, conglomerate passionate love affair and it made for one interesting read. I loved the premise, but unfortunately the execution was below par. A plethora of mistakes and a flow that was erratic with scenes often cut short, it unfortunately took away the magic for me. However, that doesn't mean to say that I didn't enjoy the story as a whole. Zoe Danielle has a great imagination, and her foothold on the alpha/millionaire love stakes may be light, but it was certainly pleasurable. It does end on a big cliffhanger so for those who despise dangling by the edge of their panties in a ficticious wedgey, then it's probably best to await the release of the sequel. If you are looking for a sexy, guilty-pleasure read, then Business delivers in plot and premise. I just wish it had gone through the more arduous process of being professionally polished. Overall though... a good debut by a writer who holds a lot of promise.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Our BookStars

    Holy snickers !!!! Matt Jackson! ! I LOVE this book . Casey is the leading female She became a business women after she on the lottery. and four years later she had her own business . You can feel chemistry between Casey and Matt. It's hot , funny and there is banter between Casey and Matt I really appreciate it that they are equal in status . I couldn't put it down because there was soo much going on that you want to know what's happening next ... The BFF of Casey is best BFF you can wish !! chocolat Holy snickers !!!! Matt Jackson! ! I LOVE this book . Casey is the leading female She became a business women after she on the lottery. and four years later she had her own business . You can feel chemistry between Casey and Matt. It's hot , funny and there is banter between Casey and Matt I really appreciate it that they are equal in status . I couldn't put it down because there was soo much going on that you want to know what's happening next ... The BFF of Casey is best BFF you can wish !! chocolates , wine and the notebook !!! This is a must read !!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kacey Hamford

    What a great book, I love the fact that its not a billionaire man and a shy girl. Casey is a strong powerful woman, who was afraid to get hurt or her heart broken. Matt is a strong powerful man, a man whore, not wanting to be tied down until he meets Casey. I love the connection between the two characters. This book is easy to read and I had trouble putting it down. I was left in a book funk after I finished this book as I just wanted to read more of Casey and Matt. Can't wait for book 2 What a great book, I love the fact that its not a billionaire man and a shy girl. Casey is a strong powerful woman, who was afraid to get hurt or her heart broken. Matt is a strong powerful man, a man whore, not wanting to be tied down until he meets Casey. I love the connection between the two characters. This book is easy to read and I had trouble putting it down. I was left in a book funk after I finished this book as I just wanted to read more of Casey and Matt. Can't wait for book 2

  19. 4 out of 5

    Alana Edlington

    This is a must read! Matt Jackson....ladies you will be falling in love, this book is gripping from the start and intense too!

  20. 4 out of 5

    TA Hall

    Business (Phoenix #1) by Zoe Danielle: Rating 5 stars I received an ARC of Business (Phoenix #1) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Zoe Danielle for allowing me to read and review your amazing book! Amazon Release day is Monday, April 6, 2015. The cover says so much! He may think he has her, but she is clearly in control! This is book #1 in the Phoenix series. Book #2 will hopefully be released early Summer, so there won't be a long wait between books... Business takes place in the Un Business (Phoenix #1) by Zoe Danielle: Rating 5 stars I received an ARC of Business (Phoenix #1) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Zoe Danielle for allowing me to read and review your amazing book! Amazon Release day is Monday, April 6, 2015. The cover says so much! He may think he has her, but she is clearly in control! This is book #1 in the Phoenix series. Book #2 will hopefully be released early Summer, so there won't be a long wait between books... Business takes place in the United Kingdom and in California in the US. The story begins in the UK with 20 year old Casey Phoenix working a reception job and trying to figure out how to see her boyfriend on his 21st birthday. She decides on surprising him, but she's the one who gets surprised. Chapter 2 picks up 4 years later and Casey is on the Sunday Time's rich list. Her company is in talks with American entrepreneur, Matthew Jackson, about merging his company with hers. The story is told in multiple POVs. Mostly alternating between Casey Phoenix and Matt Jackson, but also occasionally from Casey's best friend, Hannah. Hannah is an interesting, caring, loyal and fun best friend. I can certainly see a Novella about Hannah in the future! Matt Jackson is a wealthy American playboy. He has looks, brains, physique, sex appeal and just the right lines. He's the man that anyone of the female species can't help but notice! He's always been drawn to the typical tall, thin, tan, blonde American woman. Enter Casey Phoenix, definitely not his "type", but he feels a connection to her and begins to pursue her. Casey Phoenix has built an empire from her sudden and unexpected wealth. The money hasn't changed her, though. She's still the same sweet, caring woman she was before. She has a firm hand on her company, but she cares for her employees and wants the best for them. She loves her family and has helped to make their lives better, as well. She's a great, strong character who knows how to handle power and money. (view spoiler)[Casey feels a connection to Matt Jackson the first time she sees him. She almost feels drawn to him, but she's hesitant because of his reputation as a man who likes to have fun. Can Casey enjoy a little fun with Matt while he's in the UK and not let her heart get in the way? Or worse, can she keep her heart from falling for this man? How will she feel when he goes back to America? Matt Jackson is determined to have Casey. His sexy flirting and smoldering kisses are wearing Casey down and he knows it. He knows it's just a matter of time. When he goes back to America, he tells Casey she should come, all the while knowing that she won't.... But what happens when she does show up unexpectedly?? To complicate things further for Casey, she has a stalker. She receives strange, scary emails and texts. Not wanting to burden anyone, Casey tries to ignore it, but then deals with this on her own. (hide spoiler)] This book is a great romance novel with really hot sex scenes, but it also has suspense and a little mystery to keep things interesting! Zoe Danielle has created characters that you care about, root for and at times want to scream at. They get in your head and it's hard to put the book down. It was a quick read. I'm anxiously awaiting book 2, because the cliffhanger at the end is killing me!!

  21. 5 out of 5

    OneFootInHellAlready

    I was given an ARC copy by Zoe Danielle for a honest review. 4/5 stars. This book is enjoyable. It is likable. It is funny. It is a good time. But it is not meaningful. It is not life changing nor is it beautifully written. It is a steamy romance with great plot twists to keep you reading. Business is not very realistic, take from that what you will, although I thought this worked in the book's favour. It captured what the reader wants and allows that form of escape. The characters are also not very I was given an ARC copy by Zoe Danielle for a honest review. 4/5 stars. This book is enjoyable. It is likable. It is funny. It is a good time. But it is not meaningful. It is not life changing nor is it beautifully written. It is a steamy romance with great plot twists to keep you reading. Business is not very realistic, take from that what you will, although I thought this worked in the book's favour. It captured what the reader wants and allows that form of escape. The characters are also not very realistic but again that just adds to the escapism. Although not very realistic, they are all likable and funny. You find youself rooting for them and laughing, crying, smiling with them. Matt was everything and more for a romatic interest. He was sexy, charming and sophisticated. Perfect to swoon over while curling up on the sofa. In a way, you can tell this is Danielle's first book. The writing does seem, at times, amature. This could be however due to the simplic style, which again works in the books favour. When reading romance, I often find myself drowning in metaphors that are unnneeded. Business however is very straight forward in terms of writing. I never find myself rereading parts because I know what is happening at all times. There is always a great balance of explaining and showing the reader what the characters are feeling. I due believe that Danielle's writing will improve over her upcoming books. The plot is simplistic but plot twists are thrown in every now and again to keep the reader interested. Again this works. The book is very much about the relationship between the two main characters and the plot is only there to keep action happening around them. I think Danielle has perfected the art of keeping the reader interested but keeping focus on what she wanted to show (Something a lot of authors are no so talened in). Like I have said before, this book is a really good time. It depends on what you, as a reader, wants to read. If you want a moving story of love, life and death. This book might not be your cup of tea. If you want a steaming romance to loose yourself in, Business isn't a bad book to read. It's a quick, simpistic and very easy to get into.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Allyson

    Business the first novel in a series by Zoe Danielle, called Phoenix. This is a Contemporary Romance with large helping of suspense, and unlike most suspense novels these days where you almost immediately know who the bad guy is, I can promise you won’t guess who it is in this book (though you may notice when he is spotted, and the characters overlook him, but you won’t know who he is). The good thing about this is it keeps you guessing and means the story is in no way predicable. The only issue Business the first novel in a series by Zoe Danielle, called Phoenix. This is a Contemporary Romance with large helping of suspense, and unlike most suspense novels these days where you almost immediately know who the bad guy is, I can promise you won’t guess who it is in this book (though you may notice when he is spotted, and the characters overlook him, but you won’t know who he is). The good thing about this is it keeps you guessing and means the story is in no way predicable. The only issue I found with storyline was where it ended, on what is the mother of all cliff-hangers. The book is written from several points of view and jumps from one person’s perspective to another, though not necessarily in any order simply to whoever is most necessary. The book is set in present day Newcastle England, but also has connections to California USA. It follows the relationship between two high powered company executives, one of whom is a play boy and the other who has been burned before. And I know what most will say that this is a common storyline but it is written well and there is lots of believable tension between the couple. Added to this the book actually focuses more on the lead heroine’s problem with a stalker, and from this we get a sexy alpha male trying to protect his beloved, which adds new dimensions to the story particularly when the stalker focus shifts to everyone around the lead character from her best friend to the lead male character to the lead male characters family. All in all there wasn’t a dull moment in this book and I would recommend it to anyone who is a lover of contemporary romance or suspense romance genres.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lucii Dixon

    *ARC received in exchange for honest review * After a terrible break up, Casey finds herself winning the lottery and her life changing dramatically. With a successful business and her best friend by her side, she's fearless and Queen of her empire. When she gets offered a deal of a lifetime to merge with Jackson Corps, she jumps at the chance. Matt Jackson is kind of his empire, Jackson Corps, and his eyes set on seducing and bedding new business partner Casey. But she changes him in such a shor *ARC received in exchange for honest review * After a terrible break up, Casey finds herself winning the lottery and her life changing dramatically. With a successful business and her best friend by her side, she's fearless and Queen of her empire. When she gets offered a deal of a lifetime to merge with Jackson Corps, she jumps at the chance. Matt Jackson is kind of his empire, Jackson Corps, and his eyes set on seducing and bedding new business partner Casey. But she changes him in such a short time. But will their life be a happy one or will there be something to keep them forever paranoid and Terrified? Jeez Louise! This book certainly keeps you on your toes and it's a story that keeps you guessing. This book with take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. I felt everything, I saw everything. I absolutely LOVED this story!!!! I love how the characters are equal in many ways, including money, unlike a lot of books I've read in the past. I can't wait for book two!! Only thing I disliked....The cliffhanger. I DESPISE cliffhangers! especially if the next book isn't out for a long time. Aimed at audiences of 18+ with sexual content and some scenes of violence.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Chianti Summers

    I was gifted an ARC for an honest review! Business Phoenix #1 is Zoe Danielle's debut novel. From the beginning of the book it was just another work day for Casey Phoenix. Then in an instant her life changes. Fast forward a few years and you find a romance budding. The question is "business or pleasure"?. Matt Jackson, I believe, will end up on the book boyfriend shelf for many. Casey is going to be a character you cheer for because she moves forward with everything she faces. This book is a diff I was gifted an ARC for an honest review! Business Phoenix #1 is Zoe Danielle's debut novel. From the beginning of the book it was just another work day for Casey Phoenix. Then in an instant her life changes. Fast forward a few years and you find a romance budding. The question is "business or pleasure"?. Matt Jackson, I believe, will end up on the book boyfriend shelf for many. Casey is going to be a character you cheer for because she moves forward with everything she faces. This book is a different kind of alpha swoop in to the sweet girl romance. The characters are well developed and it shows each POV. This is a great mystery and suspense to keep you reading along with the steamy sex scenes. Will there be an HEA or a cliffhanger to keep you coming back for more. I look forward to book #2. I recommend this book by Zoe Danielle.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Robyn

    I received an ARC from the author for an honest review. I seem to be in the minority here and I hate the fact that after the author sent me this to review I'm not giving this book a higher rating but for me there was just too much going on in this book. I felt like if there had of been one real issue that was more in depth than all the issues there were that were just sort of skimmed over the story would of flowed better. I found the characters quite hard to relate to as well. I will still read I received an ARC from the author for an honest review. I seem to be in the minority here and I hate the fact that after the author sent me this to review I'm not giving this book a higher rating but for me there was just too much going on in this book. I felt like if there had of been one real issue that was more in depth than all the issues there were that were just sort of skimmed over the story would of flowed better. I found the characters quite hard to relate to as well. I will still read the second as I did like the story I just think it could have been better had it concentrated on one big drama and left all the little ones. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen O'Callaghan

    What a fantastic debut!! Casey is an ordinary girl who suddenly has a major life change yet still remains Casey. She is a strong and powerful female lead and I loved her. Matt is a typical alpha male who is also a strong powerful lead. He is amazing and you can't help but love him. Together they form a brilliant per couple while remaining "normal". The story has twists and turns that leave you guessing what's going to happen next. There's love, hate, mistrust, trust, romance and thrills a plenty What a fantastic debut!! Casey is an ordinary girl who suddenly has a major life change yet still remains Casey. She is a strong and powerful female lead and I loved her. Matt is a typical alpha male who is also a strong powerful lead. He is amazing and you can't help but love him. Together they form a brilliant per couple while remaining "normal". The story has twists and turns that leave you guessing what's going to happen next. There's love, hate, mistrust, trust, romance and thrills a plenty that leave you wanting more. Roll on book 2!! Well done Zoe.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Alwaysreadingbooks - Reading Drinking and Relaxing

    This was a really great book. From the very beginning I knew I would love this story. Business was a great story about realizing love is not over and that you can always find it again in unlikely places. I loved Matt and Casey and their instant attraction was off the charts and kept you reading to see what was going to happen between the two. I can't wait to read the next part of this installment because the end left me wanting more and needing to know what will happen next. This was a really great book. From the very beginning I knew I would love this story. Business was a great story about realizing love is not over and that you can always find it again in unlikely places. I loved Matt and Casey and their instant attraction was off the charts and kept you reading to see what was going to happen between the two. I can't wait to read the next part of this installment because the end left me wanting more and needing to know what will happen next.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Carole

    I received an ARC from Zoe. First off, this was a great first novel from this author. I could not put this book down! Matt Jackson and Casey Phoenix are one smoking hot couple!! This book has it all: romance, suspense, awesome friendship between Casey and her best friend. Highly recommend this book, it's a must read! I received an ARC from Zoe. First off, this was a great first novel from this author. I could not put this book down! Matt Jackson and Casey Phoenix are one smoking hot couple!! This book has it all: romance, suspense, awesome friendship between Casey and her best friend. Highly recommend this book, it's a must read!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Hanson

    Oh God, I love it when you get an Amazon freebie and it blows your mind. Business was that for me. I'm not normally pushed to want to give 5 stars but this is seriously poking me to do so. I think I can genuinely say Zoe Danielle is my new go to author of this book is anything to go by. Not your normal billionaire erotic romance, this has 2 main characters that are high profile, smart and rich which gives a new great reading experience. With both characters, and their instant chemistry made for a Oh God, I love it when you get an Amazon freebie and it blows your mind. Business was that for me. I'm not normally pushed to want to give 5 stars but this is seriously poking me to do so. I think I can genuinely say Zoe Danielle is my new go to author of this book is anything to go by. Not your normal billionaire erotic romance, this has 2 main characters that are high profile, smart and rich which gives a new great reading experience. With both characters, and their instant chemistry made for a sometimes funny, very hot and conflicted story. I love both Casey and Matt, they are my uber couple. Casey Phoenix's world fell apart the night she found her boyfriend cheating on her with her best friend. That night, his 21st birthday, Casey buys him a lottery ticket, in the drama of discovering him and his cheating ways she runs home to her parents and throws the card and ticket in the bin... minutes later she discovers she is a millionaire, winning 1st division. Fast forward 4 years, Casey Phoenix now owns Phoenix Corporation with best friend Hannah, and is 24th on rich list. She is massively successful now, and has now the opportunity to merge with an American company Jackson Enterprises. 1 meeting his part owner Matthew Jackson, has her quaking and its not from fear, this man has her a little wet. Matthew Jackson, is a woman's man, he gets around, sows his seed, screws anything with a vagina, and Miss Phoenix is no different. He will have her, end of discussion. After being screwed over, Casey is very cautious with men, most just want in her pants for her money. Matt is different though, he has enough money for both of them. Giving in, she begins a very heat filled sexual relationship with Matt. He litterally blows her mind more than once. But knowing it can only be short lived when he must return to California and his brother, James. Trying the whole long distance relationship thing, Casey cannot forget Matt and the way he makes her feel. With the unpleasant knowledge of a stalker that is growing more and more persistent, she heads to California to surprise Matt. He is super surprised but in a very happy way. No longer happy with any society girls, his mind is firmly set on miss Casey Phoenix. Her appearance is at the most inopportune time, Matt is dealing with an ex that believes he is the father of her baby, and another screw buddy who can't take a hint to get lost. Casey struggles with her feelings and jealously over his previous women, that are hell bent on removing her from his life. Matt is a sexy but over bearing but in a loving, caring kind of way. Matt is fiercely protective of Casey from their 1st encounter. And this doesn't Change especially when he discovers her stalker is now targeting Hannah, Casey's best friend. He leaves the US and heads back to London with Casey. He loves her, and that isn't going away. Matt must use all of his powers to gain all of Casey's trust, find the madman terrorizing her and get the woman of his dreams. But will it be to late for them?

  30. 5 out of 5

    Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf

    2.75 Stars (rounding to 3 since GR doesn’t let me do partial stars). There are some things I really liked about this book and some things I didn’t like so much….shall we begin? It took me a little while to get into this one because I really didn’t like the writing style. It’s very exclamation pointy and that kind of writing really turns me off. It seems like it’s trying to make up for substance in the story and instead it just lacks of form…but if you can go over that and get into the story line, 2.75 Stars (rounding to 3 since GR doesn’t let me do partial stars). There are some things I really liked about this book and some things I didn’t like so much….shall we begin? It took me a little while to get into this one because I really didn’t like the writing style. It’s very exclamation pointy and that kind of writing really turns me off. It seems like it’s trying to make up for substance in the story and instead it just lacks of form…but if you can go over that and get into the story line, there is a fun and suspenseful plot. Casey has some issues with men due to the fact that her ex cheated on her with her best friend. Frankly, I think that she should be jumping with joy because due to his assholery, she wins the lottery. While Casey does a lot with her winnings in the way of charitable work, she also manages to build an incredibly successful business. It’s when she’s looking to merge this business with the one owned by Matthew Jackson that the storyline starts to take a slippery and steamy road. I don’t mind instalove, and this book is full of it. However, I didn’t feel the deep connection that the characters apparently did. Casey and Matt are practically all over each other almost from their first meeting and the pages heated up. There are some bumps in the road as they begin to get to know each other, but overall I liked their hot relationship. There’s a lot of frequent POV switching in this book and it took me a little while to get used to that – thankfully the author tells you whose head you’re in, but at times it felt a little clumsy. Also, I need to talk about the blatant and ridiculous overuse of all things “rich” and “wealthy”. I get that Casey won the lottery. I get that Matt’s rich. Yet, it felt like every five seconds I was reminded of those facts. I.e. so-and-so is Casey’s “rich friend” or Casey’s going to a “rich list party” or that he or she is “wealthy.” I GET IT. THEY ALL HAVE MONEY. That really annoyed me throughout the book. It felt really materialistic and forced the issue. This is another one of those situations where the author could have showed us they had money instead of telling me over and over that they did. Besides, Casey should be more than a shell of a woman with money. Ok? What didn’t annoy me was the suspense and drama – I actually really enjoyed the lead up to the cliffhanger and where Matt and Casey are at that point in the book. So, overall I’m not in love – but if you happen to enjoy the author’s writing style, then you’ll easily get sucked into this world. [I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review] Check out this and other reviews on my blog: http://obsessedwithmyshelf.com/2015/0...

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