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.
Tycoon by Katy Evans
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
➳Sparks can be found in every other romance novel out there, but Katy Evans knows how to provide an explosion of fireworks with the chemistry that Aaric and Bryn have in this incredibly written love story that will have you hooked to every single page…
➳Knowing him from past encounters and past history, Bryn finds a way to conceal a professional working environment with Aaric Christos and make him invest in her dreams even after everything they went through in their past. That put aside, they both learnt to encounter each other and gain knowledge on what each other prefers in their newly found lives. Christos is now a man who has learned how to build an empire with strong identities that have proven to be helpful throughout his life. Not only so, but also being a strong and independent individual that no one sought out. That is what is so similar to Bryn’s life. She has learned how to pick herself back up after the tragic event that she had to endure. With the help from Christos, she learns that it is hard to keep a working relationship and the lust they have for each other, under control. To Bryn’s eyes, Christos has become someone that she barely knows, but is enchanted and captivated by;
“This guy is the only guy in the world that unnerves me in this way, and I can’t seem to slow the fast pounding of my heart in my chest as I try to remember what I came here to say…”
➳Though his past has brought him to his present and has made him into the tycoon that many speak of, it has also brought him to places that he does not want to encounter, emotional places that due to Bryn’s presence he learns how to control them and be able to love her more and more every single day. Something about Christos is what the reader can somewhat relate to. Not fully, but in a common aspect that Katy has been able to write, one can relate to the struggles that life brings you down with. It could be either economic issues, family issues, relationship issues, or emotional issues that can make your living days a struggle.
➳Though Bryn’s friend Sara is slightly mentioned throughout this story, you can already tell that their will most likely be a story regarding her and her one night stand guy whom she has saved herself for after their encounter. I am excited for that love story, and Katy has somewhat hinted that that story may sprout any time soon… Overall, I enjoyed this love story that brings the ups and downs towards what life keeps giving us. But to know that failures are present, is good, since without failures we would not be able to send back up and learn from said mistakes or life encounters such as Christos and Bryn do.
About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.