The Daring One (A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance) by Cami Checketts
Kindle Edition, 141 pages
Published January 2nd 2017 by Birch River Publishing
Summer Anderson has the perfect life—designing toys and traveling the world—until the venture capitalist company, Mumford’s Sons, helps her dad sell his toy company to the highest bidder. Summer loses her designs, her job, and her lifestyle, and is forced to work for a friend in Crested Butte, Colorado.
Chance Judd, owner of Mumford’s Sons, takes a mountain biking trip to Crested Butte and accidentally runs Summer off a running trail. He asks her out repeatedly, but she always has a sarcastic response ready for him. When he finally convinces her to go to dinner, he realizes that he is partly responsible for her losing her job and designs, and knows she’ll hate him if she finds out the truth. He has no choice—he lies.
But how long can a secret this big stay hidden and will Summer ever forgive him when she finds out the truth?
My Review: 5 Stars
There's not much that I love more than a sassy heroine and a stud of a hero. Summer's world crumbles when her dad sells their family business and she loses her job (and designs) as a toy designer. While taking some time to save up some money and figure out her next step, she is literally run over by Chance--and what a chance meeting that is! This Channing Tatum look-alike tries hard to sweep her off her feet, while figuring out how to tell her the truth about who he is.
Channing...I mean, Chance...is dreamy, sweet, persistent and most girls' ideal. He's got swag, confidence, the looks, money, and manners. Summer is full of spunk--the more she teases and pushes him away, the more he chases her. I love that he has to work hard for what he wants. The chemistry between Chance and Summer sizzles right off the pages like ice melting on a hot day. It's super swoony and volatile, while still staying clean. Those kisses...I'm still fanning myself...
This story isn't all about the romance though. The setting is spectacular and has me longing for summer days, as it's very descriptive. The way the story plays out is interesting, as well as how the truth is discovered. I love realistic reactions to different situations and this one really delivers. This book is a perfect escape for a wintery day!
Content: swoony romance (kissing, some making out (not very descriptive), mild innuendo)
*I received a complimentary copy from the author, which in no way influenced my opinion. All thoughts are my own.*
About the Author:
Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and reading Bernstein Bears, she gets the chance to write fiction.
Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. She and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn't snowing, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and water-skiing.