THE BIG, BAD BILLIONAIRE
Ashenden adds the fourth standalone entry to her darkly sensuous Billionaire Fairy Tales series. On the surface, Rafe’s aggressiveness is off-putting, but as his youthful behavior is revealed, the depths of his emotional pain is heartbreaking and readers may be brought to tears by his emotional suffering. Ella has also had to deal with the loss of her parents at a young age and the feelings of abandonment and guilt that she has buried in her dancing are brought to the surface. This is a complicated love story that shows that love will, ultimately, lead to their shared healing.
Ella Hart has one desire: to attend ballet classes in Paris. She only needs the approval of her guardian for the funds. Unfortunately, that guardian is Rafael De Santis — and his assent is conditional. Rafael has maneuvered the takeover of his father’s company, and with Ella’s estate as part of the package, only he can give her the money back. Before Ella’s parents died, they had made Rafael’s father her guardian — but they had forbidden any contact between her and Rafe before they died. Now, when Rafe insists Ella give over her body in exchange for her estate back, she isn't in a position to refuse ... but how could she resist the sexy big, bad billionaire? Rafe fancies himself as the Big Bad Wolf, but when their hearts become entangled, will Ella as his Red Riding Hood be his salvation or his slayer? (SWERVE, dl $3.99)