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Shayla Black presents Book 8 in the Reed Family Reckoning series. Contains mature themes.
I'm Xavian Costa—financial genius, maverick, and heartbreaker. Since my dad ran out before I was born and my best friend slept with the woman I intended to marry, I don't get close to people. It's fine. That leaves me more time for what I'm best at: making money. But Parker, who poached my ex, is now a mega bestselling author with movie deals, and he's modeled his number one villain after me. I want revenge. I'm just looking for the perfect vehicle. Then the sexiest brunette I've ever seen literally falls at my feet. Best of all, she's my former pal's innocent little sister, all grown up, and she needs a fake fiancé. I'm happy to help—for a price.
We begin our whirlwind "engagement," and I get to know Corinne, not as the gawky fourteen-year-old I remember, but as a beautiful woman. She's snarky, sassy, and smart as hell. I admire the serious way she attacks life. I like her ambition to do something besides inherit. And I love the way she moans when I take her to bed. But soon, I'm falling for her and questioning my plans to stab Parker in the back by breaking his little sister's heart. And when my dirty laundry gets aired for everyone—including Corinne—I have to prove that I'll put her first. She has no idea I feel more than desire for her, but I'll show her until she says yes for good.
Contains mature themes.
Running time 8 hrs 27 min