Title: A Ruthless Proposition
All that glitters may lead right to his heart…
The last thing Cleopatra Knight expects on her business trip to Tokyo is to fall into bed with her arrogant, irresistibly hot boss, Dante Damaso. It’s a mistake—a steamy, mind-blowingly satisfying mistake. But a few nights of passion with the superwealthy bad boy prove to have long-term effects when Cleo’s world is unexpectedly turned upside down.
Dante has cultivated an enviable, jet-setting lifestyle: beautiful women, exotic destinations, and luxury without limits. He’s not looking to be domesticated, and certainly not by his assistant—even though he can’t get her out of his mind. Still, he knows he has both the responsibility and the financial means to help Cleo.
Though Cleo has no interest in Dante’s money, her lack of prospects gives her little choice but to accept his help. But living under the same roof, Dante discovers he wants more, and if Cleo lets down her guard, she just might find what her heart’s wanted all along.
Author: Natasha Anders
Published by Montlake Romance Source: Publisher
Published: January 26th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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SPOILER ALERT. Seriously, fair warning. I can’t write this review, giving it the rating I did, without an explanation. So if you don’t want to read a spoiler review….STOP NOW!
I’ve read this blurb over and over again, trying to remember what I was so drawn to when I chose to read this. It must have been the “hope” I was feeling when I read, “living under the same roof, Dante discovers he wants more, and if Cleo lets down her guard, she just might find what her heart’s wanted all along.”
From the VERY BEGINNING, we are thrust into the notion that Dante is an ass. He is very rude, uses woman (Cleo) included and has absolutely no problem with it. In fact, he’s very open about it. He even calls Cleo by the wrong name after their “first” sexual encounter. But I guess that wasn’t yucky enough for Cleo, because she kept going back for more.
Cleo hates her job, hates how she’s treated by her boss (aka Dante) but has no problem jumping into bed with him, repeatedly. Even after being called a different name, fighting with him about his manors and accusing him of being an arrogant ass, she continues to degrade herself by “sleeping with the enemy”, so to speak.
Read the blurb again. See that part where “Cleo’s world is unexpectedly turned upside down”? She gets pregnant. Yep, pregnant by a man she hates, but is attracted to. Oh wait, it just keeps coming. When she tells him that she’s pregnant, he fires her, gets her thrown out of the office and calls her names. But wait, I’m not done. Guess what? He somehow gets her to move into his home, all of a sudden caring about the baby he already signed off on (yes, a contract was signed where he gave up his rights as a father), and somewhere around the 70% mark of the book, starts asking “personal” questions about who she is, what she likes and tries to be a better man…for the baby. And she FALLS FOR THIS!!!!
Nope, just no…