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He’s stubborn, but he loves his rewards…especially the sensual kind.
He’ll close the deal at any price…
Rafe McCall has a reputation as the Closer. He rakes in serious cash to make deals happen. Convincing small restaurant owner Frankie Ritacco to sell his business for property development should have been a piece of easy, profitable cake. So Rafe blows into Wilcox, Iowa on his Harley, convinced that the deal is all but done. But he is so, so wrong…
For starters, “Frankie” is a woman. A stunning, stubborn woman who wants to preserve her idyllic small town. Despite her pitiful prospects for marriage and children, the Crossroads Café is part of Frankie’s family’s legacy. There’s no way she’s selling, even if she is tempted by a super-hot bad boy millionaire. Or if said bad-boy millionaire actually seems to genuinely want to help. But with Frankie’s café in serious trouble, Rafe must decide if he can close the deal… or if he’s found the deal breaker of a lifetime.
"Its the perfect mix of romance and comedy with a little bit of angst and lots of hot smoldering scenes thrown in." ~Jessica, Goodreads review
"This towns bookclub ladies will have you rolling in laughter till your stomach hurts." ~Patricia, Goodreads review
Ahhh I've come over all warm and fuzzy inside after finishing this story. It was the icing on the cake, the sugar in the coffee or the grape in the wine, nope that doesn't work, but you get my meaning. This book tells a sweet story and one that is very easy to digest.
To start, let me say... ...more
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Rafe is known for getting things done. After all that's why he gets paid the big bucks. So when asked to make Frankie sell her land he sees it as an easy payday. Little does he know that when he meets Frankie his world and everything he... ...more
This is the first book I have read by Wendy Byrne and it won't be the last. I really enjoyed this story. It kept me entertained throughout, eliciting a array of emotions from me as I became more enmeshed in Frankie and Rafe's story.
I loved Frankie's character, her bold determination in the face o... ...more
I love small town stories. Because I've grown up and lived in cities my whole life, I find the rural setting charming. Yes, Frankie may be naïve -- stereotypically so at times -- but it was a welcome change of pace to see the world from an innocent point of view. She was a great coun... ...more
This was cute 3.5 stars of easy to read enjoyment.
The Millionaire's Deception was my first experience with Wendy Byrne, and if all of her books have such feisty, loyal and witty female leads, then I am sold! This books tells a great story about what happens when life throws you for a loop and ha... ...more
ARC provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGalley for an honest review.
I'm not gonna lie, it took a minute for me to warm up to our hero Rafe. But eventually, I did. Rafe is the guy with an ego the size of the world. He's used to getting what he wants no matter who he has to trample over to... ...more
Rafe McCall is the closer, he's the guy that gets sent into to ensure the deal. He is motivated and determine to never be poor again, so when a lucrative deal to get Frankie Ritacco comes along, he decides to go all in for the kill. Just one problem, Frankie is the super determined and most attra... ...more
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The Indulgence line at Entanged always has very interesting stories. This little tale from Wendy Byrne took a little bit for me to get into, but by the end I did enjoy it.
Rafe and Frankie start out as friends and it slow... ...more
Rafe McCall is successful in business which is why he's the Closer. One way or another he gets what he wants. That is until he meets Frankie. He needs to convince her to sell her restaurant. What happens now that they are attracted to each other? Francesca is a small town girl who wants to contin... ...more
The more I reflect on this book, the more I like it. As I first started reading it, I really did not like Rafe. I truly was disgusted by him, his thoughts and actions. But I also believe that is a sign of a good story/writer, when they can make you feel strongly about a character. So I did not gi... ...more
In The Millionaire’s Deception (Men of the Zodiac) by Wendy Byrne, Rafe McCall is the Closer, the guy that will get that deal when other have not been able to. So when he is hired to convince a small restaurant owner named Frankie Ritacco to sell his business for a property development, he belie... ...more
This was a quick read and I absolutely loved the heroine Frankie. She was so sweet and endearing, but occasionally her inner monologue was a little odd, though I'm sure the same could be said about me. She's desperately trying to keep the legacy of her families restaurant afloat in a town that's... ...more
I am in love. This series is quickly pulling me under it's spell. The two books that I have had the pleasure of reading in the Men of the Zodiac series have me clamoring for more. Book 2: The Millionaire's Deception by Wendy Byrne is my favorite within the series so far. Given this book for an ho... ...more
The good thing about days when it’s snowing is that you have sometimes have the whole day to curl up with a book. The Millionaire’s Deception was a great book to keep me warm on this cold snowy day!
I like books where the bad boy turns a new leaf, but sometimes its not written as well as I can be.... ...more
I loved this book. It is very well written. All the characters are amazing and the storyline is superb. I think it is a must read for all romance lovers. It is humourous as well. The best kind of book in my opinion.
Rafe and Frankie are a cute couple. I liked reading their story. Rafe has a job. H... ...more
I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
I love small town storys because I live in a small town so I can relate to the setting a lot.
I give this 4 stars!
I could relate to Frankie somewhat, she is someone I could easily be friends with. She is a strong character and h... ...more
Rafe a sexy, hot closer has bitten off more than expected with Frankie.
Frankie is in the fight of her life for her business and town. She allows Rafe into her heart not knowing the secrets he hides.
of course there are twist and turns with their relationship and themselves.
This towns bookclub ladi... ...more
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed their story. Rafe was in for a big surprise when he met Frankie things were not going to be easy. Once they spent time together he knew that he had to fight for what is right and all the town folk grew on him. He had to make a decis... ...more
I received this from Netgalley/ Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This is a good story which of course involves Deception but also a great mix of passion and story. I loved Rafe he was just yummy and Frankie was just hilarious. I loved her inner dialogue. If you want a good r... ...more
This book is a great read. Frankie and Rafe story is money can't buy everything but love is worth it. ...more