After her father’s untimely death, the only things Lily Harris is left with are debt, scandal, and loneliness—and her late father’s business partner, Jake Tolliver, looking over her shoulder. Lily isn’t interested in being another one of Jake’s many conquests, no matter how attractive he is. But after weeks of frustrations, she’ll consider accepting his help…until he reveals the promise he made her father.
Before Jake Tolliver’s friend and mentor died, he asked Jake to take care of his daughter…forever—not that Jake had to be asked. For years, he’s desired Lily Harris, and he has a well-deserved reputation for always getting what he wants.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. Everything that follows is my opinion and mine alone.
I have to say, I was hoping for a more comedic or romantic read. Jake, our male lead, is… well, I don’t know how to explain it in one sentence. He says he cares about Lily and has even tried to get her hand in marriage via her father once, but according to Lily, they don’t really know each other. This wouldn’t be a big deal except…
The way he tells Lily that she would be better as his wife and mother of his children. This woman has some potential for drive, but she seems to falter just slightly.
I didn’t really care for this book, but I know there are others who would. Not a favorite when romance is in question.