Caroline Parker is an image consultant. She is called by a “Mr X” and asked to help geeky CEO Joshua Martin in order to get close to him and find out about his new business venture – Aeon Industries. If she can’t get the information within 2 weeks, Caroline’s brother is going to be framed for murder. Caroline believes that Josh ruined her life as a teenager and she is all set on getting revenge and protecting her brother.
Josh and Caroline’s brother Conner were best friends in high school and the company that made Josh a billionaire was created with the help of Conner – and he’s seen no money from it.
Josh has had a crush on Caroline for years and agrees to have her be his image consultant in hopes that she will end up wanting him too. One catch though – in order for this to work he has to be seen with a beautiful high profile woman – which she is not.
But slowly Caroline also begins falling for Josh. She thinks that she shouldn’t because he ruined her life but begins to realize that things may not be what they seem…
I really enjoyed this book and the characters and for a romance novel there was very little romance. Although I kind of liked things better that way. It got to flesh out more of the relationship and the history between the two characters.
I received a free e-copy of the book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
CEO Joshua Martin is the king of the computing world, but to successfully launch his new venture, Aeon Industries, he’s got to shake off his geek veneer, and he knows the perfect woman to help him…
Image consultant Caroline Parker knows she can get the chic out of the geek, but she’s got a deeper reason for signing on to the job. Helping her brother’s best friend from high school update his image gives her an opportunity to get close to him and get her hands on the plans for his latest project. If she doesn’t get them, her blackmailer will harm her brother, the very guy Joshua screwed over years ago.
Josh always thought getting the next business deal, developing new ideas, was the biggest rush in life, but after seeing Caroline again he realizes he’s been missing out—and that his attraction to her hasn’t waned at all over the years. Now he’s determined to make Caroline his, no matter the cost…