Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding

With: Victoria Davies

Congratulations to "Mandy", the winner in Victoria's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I was sitting staring at a blank document on my computer screen when the most unlikely event occurred. I was invited to be a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding. Now, for most adults going to a wedding is probably something we’ve all lived through at least once but this was my first one ever. Not being someone who ever really spent much time thinking about walking down the aisle, I suddenly found myself thrown into a whirlwind of dresses, flowers and tulle. And there inspiration took hold. Allison finds herself in a similarly foreign world when she is forced to plan a wedding that isn’t hers. But there is more that goes into someone’s big day than the perfect dress or the right flavor cake. She soon learns planning a wedding with the man of her dreams might be a bigger challenge than she ever anticipated.

Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding

Darian King has never met a challenge he couldn’t handle. Running a billion-dollar corporation? Piece of cake. Hostile takeovers? A walk in the park. But when his little sister begs him to plan her wedding, Darian finds himself less than prepared for the task. Luckily, he knows just who to ask for help.

Allison Reed wants nothing more than to leave King Enterprises behind. Being the personal assistant to a man like Darian is a 24/7 job. Asking her to help plan a wedding is simply the icing on the stress-filled cake but to leave she needs a glowing reference and will do anything to get it. Even plan a wedding with the man of her dreams.

Stepping outside the office has unexpected consequences. Darian doesn’t believe in relationships, yet he’s starting to see Allison in a whole new light. But he doesn’t know her secret, and she fears that by the time the vows are exchanged, she won’t just be leaving her job behind but her heart as well.


“Hello,” Darian greeted when she opened the door.
She caught her breath. As always, he was impeccable in his tailored suit. This time, however, he’d chosen to wear all black. While the dark shade might have overpowered a lesser man, Darian appeared even more commanding than usual. She had no doubt he would turn every female head when they walked into the restaurant.
A thrill raced through her at the knowledge that, for tonight at least, he was hers.
“Hi,” she replied, clutching the door.
His eyes swept over her. “You look amazing.”
Reaching beside the door, she grabbed her coat and purse from the waiting hooks.
“All ready?” he asked as she pulled the door shut behind her.
“I think I’ve got everything.” She peered up at him to see him watching her with equal parts amusement and hunger.
“What?” she asked.
“I’ve been careless.”
“How so?”
“That wasn’t a proper greeting at all.” Not giving her a chance to protest, he crowded her up against the door before his lips descended onto hers.
Allison melted into his arms, more than willing to follow his lead. Her hands slid over his shoulders to pull him closer. He kissed her as if they hadn’t seen each other in days, instead of the few hours it’d been since their last encounter in his office. When he touched her this way she was tempted to forgo the dinner she’d been looking forward to and simply invite him in. Thai takeout in bed sounded like a worthy substitute, right?
With a last brush of his lips over hers, he pulled back.
“Now that,” he said, “was a hello.”
“You have my whole-hearted agreement. Good thing I invested in some kiss-proof lipstick.”
His eyes dropped to her mouth. “That sounds like a challenge.”
She laughed, pushing him away. “Food first. I’m starving.”
“All right, angel. Food first.”
As she followed him she tried not to think too hard about the endearment that had fallen so easily from his lips.
Or how just hearing it sent the butterflies in her stomach into a whirlwind.

About the author:
Victoria Davies’s passion for writing started young. Luckily she had a family who encouraged believing in magic and embracing imagination. From stories quickly scribbled in diaries, her love of storytelling developed. Since then her characters may have evolved and her plots may have grown decidedly more steamy but she never lost her love of the written word. Writing is not only a way to silence the wonderful voices in her head, but it also allows her to share her passions with her readers.

Currently she writes from Toronto, Canada. While she has a healthy love for the unknown, this corner of the world will always be her home.

Social media links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Victoria will be giving a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky person leaving a comment or email entry.

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  1. The few experiences I had with flowers, dresses etc etc prior to someone's wedding gave enough headache if I remember correctly. LOL. Better let that task to others' more capable hands. ;-)
    Congrats on the book release, Victoria - it sounds like a fun read!
    puspitorinid AT yahoo DOT com

  2. My first thought on reading that excerpt was, "Swoon!" and my immediate second thought was, "Hubba hubba!" I believe those translate to, "I need to read that book!"
    Thanks for sharing!
    (Maureen has my email address.)

  3. Sounds delightful! Remember all the things that came up when I was a bridesmaid.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  4. Great excerpt, thanks for sharing!

    natalija DOT shkomare AT gmail DOT com

  5. Oh this book sounds great... making note of it!

  6. That sounds great. I love the fun of helping to plan a wedding. Not sure being completely in charge of the planning would be as much fun!

    Goldgirl149 at hotmail dot com

  7. I've had enough wedding planning for a lifetime! Like the hero, I had to plan my little sister's wedding. It's SO much easier planning your own wedding.

    corozondemono at gmail dot com

  8. interesting post

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  9. I love weddings, sounds like a fabulous read!

    ahui89 at hotmail dot com

  10. Great cover,and the blurb sounds very good :)
    Thanks for sharing this great excerpt!

  11. good exercept

    alysap at yahoo dot com


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