For years, Anne James has played a dangerous game, secretly manipulating venture capitalist Philippe Lamont into financing her clients start up businesses. Finally Philippe runs across the one person who is so desperate for financing that he breaks his contract with Anne and reveals her identity to Philippe. Now Philippe has manipulated Anne and she must come to work for him for three months or risk him cutting off her business contacts.
As they begin to work together Philippe is drawn to Anne, with her sharp business mind, in a completely un-businesslike manner. Anne is the total opposite of the tall, blonde Barbie types that he normally dates. It’s hard for him to resist her and somehow she touches a place in his heart that he never thought anyone would reach.
But in the cut-throat world of business you never know who you can trust and when a client’s confidential business plan is leaked to a competitor Philippe accuses Anne and fires her. Can Anne prove it wasn’t her and win back his love? Will she ever find the person who betrayed her?
This page turner keeps you on the edge of your seat through the ins and outs of business financing. As the story unfolds you are drawn into the heat between Anne and Philippe. I loved that the women in the book all had sharp brains, even the blonde Barbies Philippe dated were not portrayed as bimbos. It was a fun read that I recommend to lovers of both romance and thrillers.