Business brought them together. Love could tear them to pieces.
A knight in shining armor can’t come fast enough for Kirby Allen. Broke and on her own, she longs for the chance to live a better life. Without a stable place to live and no money to her name, she has to do something and fast.
Familial pride and a sense of tradition fuel Channing Lucas’ desire to run his father’s company. There is just one thing standing in his way.
His eccentric mother and her ultimatum. Get married or lose his family’s business forever.
After a predetermined ‘chance meeting’ in a Las Vegas casino, Channing and Kirby decide they can both get what they want and enter into a business deal. What starts as a marriage of convenience, evolves into complications neither expected. And the strangers find themselves fighting not only to maintain their deal, but struggling to hold on to their hearts.
Talk about slow burn. Love and Loopholes did not give you sweet quick and fast. No insta-love is to be found where. What you get is a slow burn style romance that went on for pages before you got that sweet first kiss—and in this case, it couldn’t happen soon enough.
Kirby is having a rough go of things. Her job doesn’t pay enough—not to mention enough hours to supplement her lack of pay. On top of it all, she has no place to go except for her friend Gina’s which is almost the same as being homeless.
Channing has all he’s ever wanted except the reins to his dead father’s business. His eclectic mother agrees to give him her share and the entirety of the business if he does one thing—marry a total stranger, by midnight that night.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, this is where Kirby literally steps in. A chance meeting at a casino puts the two together, legally, wed, and bound by a contract.
Kirby and Channing were a charming couple. I’m always a fan of the enemies to lovers trope. It’s my absolute favorite. I don’t know what it is I love about difficult men in books but I adore a hard-shelled man which Channing was to his core. I love the brooding and the adversity to love. I guess it’s because I know that he’s secretly eager to love and whatever woman he’s with will rock him to his core. I love watching that happen.
I was worried at beginning of the book because it started moving fairly quickly and that always concerns me. But, once you get to the core of the story (the contract) things slowed down and gave us that delicious slow burn we all (most of us) love.
I’m glad this author approached me for review because her writing is solid, her story had smooth and believable progression, and it had the kind of romance I crave and root for.
Not to mention the sexy times though few were passionate and stayed away from doing too much. It was not overwhelming and fit the timing and the story well.
It was honestly done well. I don’t have any complaints. A decent story where the billionaire gets the girl and they both get the love they thought they didn’t deserve.