My friend, Maria, has a new book out. Her App, A Match, and the Billionaire. It’s part of the Billionaire Bachelor Cove stand-alone series, all set in the Seattle area. I’m not a big fan of the billionaire themed books (I feel they’re way overdone), but this one captured my attention (and my heart) and I couldn’t put it down. The Billionaire status seemed more believable to me because the character was part of a TV series (so it was almost more celebrity status than filthy rich guy). It worked, and I ended up liking the story a lot. Here’s the blurb.
She is looking for an investor, not a connection.
He is looking to invest his money, not his heart.
It is a truth universally accepted that anyone who’s single must be looking for their perfect match, right? Lizzie Beckett isn’t, however. At least not romantically. As a software developer, Lizzie pitches her dating app to a panel of tech billionaires on the national television show Tech Tank, hoping to land the perfect financier to boost her business. It’s just her luck, the only offer she gets is a provisional contract with the toughest, most skeptical and self-important of the CEOs.
Dawson Fitzwilliam isn’t a fan of online dating–or dogs, for that matter. When he blunders during Lizzie’s presentation, guilt drives him to give her app, Capture My Heart, a 30-day trial period. If Lizzie can convince him the app works within that time frame, then his company will back the product. If not, the deal will have helped him save face and protected his brand. Unfortunately, what he forgets to protect is his heart. Although Lizzie Beckett is so wrong for him in so many ways, Dawson can’t help but fall for the beautiful, headstrong woman.
When it appears Lizzie’s intellectual property has been undermined, her pattern of hasty judgments might destroy her opportunity for love and success. Dawson, on the other hand, is starting to recognize signs that the two of them might actually be a good match. Now he must decide if Lizzie and her app are worth the investment this billionaire is ready to make.
I liked this one because of the Tech Tank angle. Lizzie Beckett is trying to find an investor for her dating app, so she gets on the show to win over one of the investors. When her service dog acts up and one of the Billionaires loses his cool with it, he has to save face. So he grants her a 30 day period with his company to see if he wants to invest in it or not. But Dawson isn’t really interested. But as he starts working with Lizzie (and her dog), she thaws his icy heart and things change. He starts being interested in her (Surprise! Ha ha. JK. It is a romance). I loved the outdoor and city scenes, they were very realistic and made me feel like I was in Seattle. The characters worked their way into my heart. It was a fun journey with them. Easy book to read that pulled me along. No boring parts. Just clean, juicy fun. Oh, and I forgot. The diabetic alert service dog in this book is awesome. I loved him, and learned a ton.
Enjoy your weekend. Hopefully, it’s full of great books you can get STUCK on!