Bedding the Billionaire
Lil Dartley’s life is upside down. Her previously steadfast and predictable sister is marrying an influential billionaire and needs help planning the wedding of the century in less than a month. Years of middle class rebellion have not prepared Lil for handling diplomats or paparazzi.
Jake Walton knows a train wreck when he sees one. Lil was trouble from the first day he met her, but since her sister is marrying his best friend, he has no choice but to help her or this wedding will be in the news for all the wrong reasons. Teaching Lil how to fit into high society would be a whole lot easier if she didn’t drive him insane both in and out of the bedroom.
Ever since the first book, I’ve been curious about Jake Walton. He was then said to be a man who has baby phobia but then he seemed to be going well with Colby Lil Dartley’s daugther. In this book you’ll get to know the real Jake Walton. And I must say, before reading Marc and Alethea, Jake is my top billionaire man among the heroes in this Legacy Saga.
What made me love Jake the most and why book 3 is my favorite in the series? Aside from Jake being hot and gorgeous and Lil being feisty here’s the real reason I love this third installment of The Legacy Series…
Jake have by far proven himself as a great friend to Dominic Corisi. And as I’ve said before I love reading about great stories of friendship, especially the manly form of friendship that doesn’t involve shopping, parlors, spa – you know girl stuff. Men are not very good in expressing emotions, so they say. That’s why I really find their friendship fascinating. I also love how Jake make up for his mistakes once he admitted to himself that he is wrong. The way he took care of Colby made me picture him as a really great dad. I also love the way he prepared that first date with Lil, even if it didn’t end up quite the way he expected.
Lil on the other hand is someone truly admirable in a way far different than her sister Abby. She’s easy to relate to in the sense that we all have something in our life we would probably want to redo if we can do it. But like her, how you stand up again in times of trouble is really what matters even of you seem to always made up the wrong decisions. There’s something in Lil’s character that made people drawn into her and I think that’s due to her being real. You know, she makes mistakes, admit that she does and always work so hard to make it better. She’s not ashamed to admit that her life ‘s decision was not always the best one but that didn’t mean that she will stop trying to be the best that she can be.
What makes this story so dear is the way Ruth Cardello gave both of them time to get to know each other not by means of dating but being able to see each other at their strength and weaknesses. I love how both of them grow to their better selves at the same time grow in loving each other without realizing that they already did. The romance and connection between them was subtle yet strong.
Having the rest of the previous characters played a role in this book was also beautifully done. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks that Zhang was one curious character ever since the first book. And Jeremy, he made me imagine this whole geeky stuff and yet I kind of like him already. And boy! Jake’s parents were a bit weird being geniuses that they are which I think proved that even parents comes in different shapes and sizes.
This third installment of Legacy Series is complete with romance, drama and humor. It’s where love conquers difficulties, family dispute and of course great friends to set you right when you lose your way.