“Sweeeetieeee! Where are you, Sweetie?” My nephew and I were playing something Mario Brothers. He was no older than six. I was bad enough that I was constantly getting lost and ending up where I wasn’t supposed to be. So as we played, he would have his character looking for mine and calling out those words that melted my heart. “Sweetie!”
Hiding with the Billionaire
by Donna K. Weaver
Published by Emerald Arch Publishing
Publication Date September 19, 2018
Genres: Clean Romance, Suspense
Setting: North Carolina Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Ahri Meisner’s on the run. When her estranged husband leaves her in the lurch, he does so with an obscure warning that neither of them is safe. Alone and not knowing who might be after her, she flees across the country to her brother. When her husband is murdered, she finds she must assume a new identity and stay in hiding, working for her brother’s too-handsome business partner. And she has no idea how long before the murderers will find her.
Rafe Davis, billionaire CEO, is only missing one thing: a life outside of work. When his business partner’s sister needs help, Rafe is there. In Ahri, he sees there could be a different kind of future, but she’s in a vulnerable place and an employee under his direct supervision. His focus must be to keep her safe. He can only be her friend. For now.
I would like to thank Donna K. Weaver for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Four friends, formerly known as the Beta Boys, created a game that ended up being worth billions and created a company – REKD – using the initials of their names. (Pronounce it out loud – it is a clever name. Try it. . . There! See what I mean?)
The company took gaming to a very serious level. Every employee had to play their game, from the CEOs down. The atmosphere at the company was so great everyone wanted to work there.
So, though this is technically a suspense story, with Ahri hiding from the people who murdered her husband, the suspense happens mostly just at the beginning and the ending.
If you have read other books by this author, you may have come across Rafe already. He is the son of Francie from Second Chances 101 and the former college roommate of Ethan from Kings Crossed Lovers. I really liked Rafe, especially the way he interacted with his half-sister and brother. How many twenty-something men do you know who keep car seats in their SUV for when they want to transport younger siblings. Aww!
I loved the relationship between Ahri and her brother Kayn. Having had to shoulder way too many burdens when they were younger, they learned great responsibility and drew really close to each other.
This was a fun, sweet story that you can enjoy even if you are not a big fan of suspense.