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Review: Bastard In a Suit is the first book I read by Ivy Carter. The story starts by introducing us to Hailey Locke a newly graduate student who along with 2 of her friends have developed a new technology that could revolutionize the very popular wearables we see today. The advantage of such device is the size, but before they can develop such technology in large scale Hailey and her colleagues are looking for funding and a company who can trust them to develop their technology.
That’s when Duke Kingston falls into place. The billionaire who owns everything and doesn’t owe anyone anything. Duke is ruthless in business, he is intelligent and goes for what he wants. When Hailey and her friends go for their sales pitch meeting things don’t exactly go as planned. Instead of convincing Duke to invest in their product what they manage to do is to create doubt, but while Hailey tries her best to concentrate her thoughts keep deviating over Duke’s looks and his sex appeal.
I enjoyed how the story starts, we get to see a driven and intelligent Hailey, a woman who goes for what she wants and believes. As the story develops we also learn about Hailey’s friends and colleagues, Jake who is going through a break up and Forrest who seems to be the collected one.
As the meeting with Duke takes a turn, things start to look promising but as the terms and conditions are explain things are not set in stone and the group has managed to almost bored Duke with their pitch. What follows is Duke’s ruthless business acumen and his way of showing control. As they see their chance blown, Duke takes advantage and offers a private meeting with Hailey alone. It is then that Hailey encounters a different type of negotiation, Duke has set his sights on her and will not back down until he gets what he wants. Their encounter is hot, sexy and flat out one of the hottest I have read. If there is one thing I would about this author is that she certainly know how to make it hot.
Though the story mirror Fifty Shades of Grey in the way in which Hailey & Duke introduce their attraction, the story sets a good premise and I can’t deny to being very curious as to where things will go from there. The chemistry between Duke & Hailey is explosive and while I have seen this kind of story before, I haven’t seen the level of drama that exists around Hailey friends who are also her colleagues.
Bastard In A Suit certainly brings the spicy to an already hot dish. I know it will only get hotter or I least I hope so. I am curious to see where Jake’s breakup with his girlfriend Melissa take them because I am willing to bet it will come crashing down on all of them. I can’t wait to see Duke’s response to Hailey’s proximity and how much being close to one another affect their working together.
If you want swoon and a total hot meltdown you have to read Bastard In A Suit, it has all the ingredients necessary to create a hot and spicy love story.
Do I recommend this book? YES!
Can’t wait to read it? Buy it now!