Taming the Tycoon
Publication date: August 2012
Reviewed by Lesley
Taming the Tycoon by Amy Andrews is another fabulous little kindle bargain that I took a chance on and ended up loving to bits.
Nathaniel Montgomery is a driven workaholic property developer, his plans to bulldoze St Agnes's Victorian rose garden to build expensive property on will finally take him to billionaire status but is met with fierce local opposition. Whilst addressing a rowdy community forum/protest Nate finds himself handcuffed (fluffy pink handcuffs of course) to one of the "tree hugging, placard-waving hippies" Addie Collins a health food store owner who herself found the roses at St Agnes's important whilst fighting Leukaemia.
When her publicity stunt ends up with him in hospital Addie decides she wants to "pay it forward" and show Nate that there's more to life than billion pound deals and wants to help him to really smell the roses (preferably the roses at St. Agnes's). Realising that Addie isn't going to be easy to shake off Nate agrees to take her to his grandmother's 80th birthday weekend where the sexual tension between Addie and Nate explodes off the charts.
Taming the Tycoon's characters totally worked for me. Yes, Nate is another aloof gazillionaire but he's seriously hot, his family is adorable and despite being the kind of person who sets his goals years in advance he finds himself falling for Addie and has no clue what to do. Throughout however, I was never really certain that he was actually capable of sacrificing ambition for love.
Addie however, understands how fragile life can really be and although she knows it's wrong to lust after "the evil tycoon" she also really wants Nate to appreciate life and when she convinces him to spend just one hour a day slowing down and appreciating what's around him. This results in cute but hot little mini dates and of course nights in bed. Their couple chemistry was A-MAZ-ING and what started off as a light and breezy opposites attract kind of romance left me in the end crying like a baby. For me, that's the sign of an engaging, romantic and sexy story.
After Fifty rating: 5 out of 5
Hot driven gazillionaire
Sexual tension and sizzling chemistry
Made me cry (but it was worth it)