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I loved this book so much even though at points it saddened me. Derek and Jasmine were just teens when they fell heads over heals in love and planed to run away and get married but her selfish father got in the way. Ten years Derek finally gets his revenge by buying out Jasmine's fathers company in which she was employed. Sparks fly almost immediately between these two but the pasts holds them back. When Derek learns he has a nine year old son, he is furious at Jasmine for keeping him from his father. Derek proposes marriage to get his son in his life but says he wants nothing to do with her. The passion that consumed them as teenagers is sparked throughout the book. Derek arranges the wedding for the place they were to meet to run away together years ago Jasmine is all but broken. When Derek and Jasmine finally clear the air about that fateful day, they learn the truth about her fathers involvement it the weight that has been pulled them apart is lifted. They realize that the love they had for each other wasn't going to be denied any more. They marry for love rather than duty. They are able to live happily ever after growing their family.
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 late – that some risks are not worth taking.