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The Ambitious One
Genres: Clean Romance, Suspense
Setting: New York Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-35
Written for: Adult
Lindsey Asher took the Billionaire Bride Pact at girl’s camp, but she’s never taken it seriously. Her dreams were always about building her own a bakery empire, not marrying a billionaire. Years later and all grown up, Lindsey has poured her heart and soul into Sugarbee’s Sweets in downtown Manhattan. All she wants for Christmas are good reviews from a pair of big-name food bloggers and plenty of customers to enjoy her sweet treats.
When Eric Kasabov parks his cookie cart in front of Sugarbee’s and starts stealing her customers, Lindsey’s resolve is tested. And when Eric’s partner starts causing trouble, Lindsey has to make a choice. How far will she go to save her store? Can rivalry turn to love?
Author's Note: The Billionaire Bride Pact series is written to be read in any order without missing any of the story. Jump in any time! You might have some fun spotting crossover characters.
I am grateful to Jeanette Lewis for giving me a copy of this book. The fact I received this book for free does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I believe that The Ambitious One is the best book I’ve read by Jeanette Lewis. I was drawn into the story from the first paragraph, and the pacing and deliver of the story was excellent.
The book was romantic with a bit of suspense thrown in. Not in the aspect that you don’t know who is causing the trouble, but because you don’t know the lengths he will go to in order to eliminate the competition.
I loved the way the characters were perfect and yet flawed. The conflict between Lindsey and Eric created just the right amount of tension and was very realistically done. The pull Eric had towards Lindsey and his desire to win her heart was countered by his desire to please his father and win back his respect causing a great deal of tension. I thought the author also did a great job of bringing the city to life. Not just in describing the huge buildings, but by describing the businesses and the people there in a way that made it personal.
Here are a few favorite quotes:
But his smile made her think of a kid, bounding down the stairs on the morning of the first snowfall, his hair sticking out at odd angles.
But even more powerful was the buzz that came from being in Eric’s presence, like she was charged and every molecule in her body was responding to a similar molecule in his.