Tuesday 20 June 2017

★ Katy Evans ★ TYCOON ★

© Bianca Janeane

• 20 June 2017
• standalone

(Bryn's roomie Sara will be the next book's heroine! ☺)
• Cover Model: Chad Hurst

5 Stars

A sexy new standalone contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.
Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.
That man is gone.
In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.
He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.
The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.
It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.
I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.
And he doesn’t.
Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.
Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.
He's assessing every piece of me, to the point I've never felt so bare.
I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.
Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.
Until I realize
too latethat some risks are not worth taking.

Bryn is 30 years old. And ever since her parents died and their department stores went bankrupt, Bryn has tried to get funding for her startup.
Enter Aaric Christos.

Mega rich and famous NY business guy.
And the guy she kind of liked in school, but wasn't brave enough to go out with.
And now he's the one person left to help her get her company up and running.
Christos remembers this beautiful girl. He loved her as a young man, but she turned him down. And now she wants something.
And all that now that he was about to propose to his girlfriend ..... not that he's hopelessly in love with Miranda, but it was a good business decision...
But he can't stop thinking about Bryn ... and meet her for 'business' discussions!
He's not making it easy for her ... This time around he's the one making the decisions!!!


First I have to mention that cover!
THE GUY IS MINE! Just so you know!

Ok...the story. ☺
I loved it!
Yes, you might think it's one of those typical rich CEO - poor girl things. But it's really beautiful. And fun. And frustrating. And exciting. And those sparks!!!!! Whenever those two see each other - even with his girlfriend in the same room. Phew!
I really enjoyed reading it.
Of course this story is not something completely new. We've read similar books a million times, but we also love those kinds of books. That's why we keep on reading them.
This story had everything I need in my romances:
I loved reading it and I can't wait to hear the story about Bryn's roomie Sara and her mystery man!!!!

Were there some tiny things I didn't like about the story?
Hm, not really. Just that it wasn't anything new and that it wasn't as edge-of-your-seat-page-turnerish as I wanted it to be ...
And the writing was a bit weird here and there - and I have no idea what I mean by that. It just felt a bit weird/off to me from time to time.
BUT I still loved it!

TYCOON was an amazing romance! A lovestory that was over a decade in the making ... and now here's finally Christos' chance to get the girl of his dreams ... and for Bryn to finally find out if her biggest WHAT IF will end up being her happily ever after!
I LOVED IT! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Aaric Christos! This one is MINE!!! And by
 this one I mean the character IN the book and the guy ON the book!

ARC received for an honest review


Firstly, forget whatever Bianca said - the guy on the cover is mine!  I am not usually one to worry about the covers, but this one I keep going to look at!

Yes, this is a billionaire and poor girl story, but it is not the normal.  This story has been years in the making for Aaric Christos and Bryn, and l loved that we got to see it in both past and present tense.

I freaking adore Christos - both past and present.  I need to start a game of Where's Christos, because he is heading right to the top of book boyfriend chart!

Our lovelies story is sweet, sexy and beautiful. Their past and present tie them together in a story of love and passion, but most of all friendship. And friendship is the best base for all relationships, am I right?

I did get frustrated at Bryn a couple of times, throwing out those mixed signals, however I LOVED how persistant and how constant Christos is towards Bryn.

"Beside me is Aaric, the boy from my past who's no longer just a boy, and no longer just in my past.
My what if."

Ms Evans has given us witty banter, lingering glances and characters that will stay with you for a while.

I really enjoyed Tycoon, and I can't wait to see what Ms Evans brings us next.

Links to the book & author ↓

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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world. 

Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…