Wednesday, June 4, 2014

~Review: The Millionaire Affair (Love in the Balance #3) by Jessica Lemmon~


Millionaire ad executive Landon Downey has a policy: no romantic relationships allowed. So when he's saddled with his six-year-old nephew for a week, he doesn't think twice about asking Kimber Reynolds to act as live-in nanny. What he doesn't expect is the undeniable attraction to the woman he hasn't seen since they were kids. And not only does she like him back-she suggests they work their way down a list of extracurricular activities in the bedroom. How can he resist?

Kimber wants to prove once and for all that she can love 'em and leave 'em with the best of them. All she has to do is keep her sixteen-year crush on Landon out of the equation. No problem . . . until she realizes she may not be the only one whose heart has gotten completely tangled up in their no-strings agreement.

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★

Landon has agreed to keep his nephew for a week while his brother attends an immersion workshop; the problem is he is workaholic and a bachelor.  He also has a very important project that must be finished this week for an important client.  His sister Angel suggests that he hire a nanny and she has just the person in mind for her brother.  Landon feels resistant to the idea of someone that he doesn’t know taking care of his nephew and staying in his home.  Angel tells him she has the perfect person in mind, someone that they all know her friend Kimber Reynolds. 

“I don’t know, Ang.  Has Kimber…done this sort of thing before?”  Cared for the nephew of a bachelor workaholic millionaire whose fiancĂ©e dumped him for a D-list actor?

Kimber is not at all sure that she can help her best friend with the babysitting job.  She is busy building her business and getting rid of her ex-boyfriend/business partner. Kimber needs the extra funds to help buy out her partner and keep her business running.  So even though she has no experience with children she agrees to take the job. Angel assures her that she can do this and Lyon is six, not a baby.  Kimber’s other problem with the job is Landon and the crush she had always had on him.

True, Kimber may not need the money, but she sure could use it.  To fund Operation “Get My Ex-Boyfriend and Co-owner of My Store Out of My Life For Good.”  Removing Mick’s name from the lease was a huge motivator.

Landon calls and discusses the job with Kimber.  She agrees to start the next day and hangs up on him!  Kimber gets busy organizing her business and scheduling work times for her staff.  Landon lets his brother know about Kimber and how she will be caring for Lyon during the week.  Evan also lets him know that Kimber is no longer the little tenth grade girls he remembers but a HOT woman that will knock his socks off.   

Landon smoothed his tie and opened the door to greet- 
He froze, blinking at the redhead gracing his doorway, the blood rushing from his head and straight to his groin. Hot. It was the only coherent word pounding in his skull.

Landon cannot believe the woman that Kimber has become.  Looking at her he cannot help but compare her to his ex-girlfriend and he realizes that she is nothing like Lissa.  Kimber is a unique and individual feminine beauty that draws him in.  He can’t stop the attraction that he feels every time she is near and it doesn’t help that she is interested in what he does at work.  Kimber thinks that Landon doesn’t like her and his hurt by his gruffness towards her.  When Angel figures out that it was Landon that Kimber had the crush on she calls and tells him to be nice to her and that opens the door that he has tried to keep closed.

Every part of her, from her pink mouth to her darkening pupils, to the feather-light touch on his arm, said Kiss me. And, God how he wanted to.

When Landon and Kimber can stop themselves from acting on their attraction to each other they give in and agree to compile a sex list of things they want to do with each other.  When the list is finished they can end their relationship without any hard feelings.  Landon really likes the idea and they make their wish list.  They being the checking off the items on their wish list together and they both find that they don’t want it to end.  Landon knows that he will never meet anyone like Kimber again and is afraid of what he is feeling for her. The night that spent together was unbelievable until an accident changed everything.

He dipped his chin and looked down at the condom.  Oh?  More like Oh shit.  The latex had broken. Wide open.

Will they be able to walk away as agreed or will fate intervene and keep them together?

Hero –Landon Downey: 4 stars
Heroine –Kimber Reynolds: 4 stars
Steam: 4 stars 
Plot: 4 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This was a great book that tells a story of unfulfilled love finding a way to find itself.

Would I read other books by this author: Yes!  I can’t wait to read Aiden’s and Crickitt’s story.

***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review***

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