The Miles High Club, Book 3
From the publisher:
In T L Swan’s steamy third installment of the Miles High Club, Kate’s hot new pen pal is a welcome distraction from her horrible boss. But nobody is as distracting as Elliot Miles…and he knows it.
My favorite hobby is infuriating Elliot Miles. Just the sight of my boss’s handsome face triggers my sarcasm. God knows how he earns his Casanova reputation―if a million women want him with his personality, what the heck am I doing wrong?
Disgusted with my love life, I join a dating app under a fake name. I start chatting to a man named Edgar. He’s not my type and lives on the other side of the world, but we hit off a friendship, laugh and confide in each other.
But lately things are getting weird at work. Elliot’s being…attentive. His eyes linger a little longer than they should, and there’s a heat behind them that I haven’t felt before. And then, in the shock of all shocks, he tells me that my vulnerability is appealing. But when was I vulnerable?
Horror dawns…Has my boss been reading my emails to Edgar?
Damn it, why did I use my work email?
Oh no, does he know what I really think of him? I’d rather die than ever admit it.
Or, even worse: is it possible that the man I loathe in real life is the man I’m falling for online?
Thanks to E L James and the Fifty Shades world she created, “billionaire romance” is a thing now. This book also runs with the enemies-to-lovers trope and does it really well. It’s a lot of fun for sure, and one of the steamiest romances I’ve read.
Kate is the tech guru at the company the Miles brothers own. She lost her parents several years earlier, and hasn’t gotten close to anyone since. She’s afraid of losing someone she loves again so she’s not going there. Elliot runs the London office of the media company his family owns. Young, rich, and good looking makes for trouble if he gets involved with anyone. The one relationship he had ended when the paparazzi wouldn’t leave them alone, so he sticks to one night stands. The press has nicknamed him “Casanova Miles.”
Elliot loathes the nasty woman in IT, and she despises him equally. She’s also not afraid of him and gives as good as he does in their war of words. Then one night Elliot happens to see a woman in a red netball dress (I had to look up netball, I never heard of it) dancing around her office. He is shocked to find it is his nemesis, yet he is completely turned on.
Meanwhile, Kate’s friends have convinced her to join a dating app. She begrudgingly agrees then creates a profile that is so outrageous no one will ever contact her, including using a picture of a gigantic cat as her profile pic. Shockingly, someone does contact her, Edgar, and he seems to find her amusing. They live a world apart, and since their is no pressure, they start chatting online and a friendship is formed. They even discuss their dating life.
Elliot finds his attraction to Kate distracting, but he can’t help himself. She is shocked to find that he is worming his way into sleeping with her, and the sex is off the charts hot (and frequent.) Elliot is spending more time with her than any woman before, but he knows she’s not “the one” because he is a romantic at heart, and is waiting for love at first sight. Of course that doesn’t happen, and he almost loses Kate in the process of seeking it out. But the girl eventually gets the billionaire, and they get their happily every after.
There is a lot of humor here, especially when they are butting heads. There is also a lot of emotion, which I wasn’t really expecting; the characters have depth. If you like scorching hot romance, this is your book!
9/2021 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
THE CASANOVA by T L Swan. Montlake (August 26, 2021). ISBN: 978-1542028073. 512 pages.