Bryn James can’t take much more. Smart, sexy Matthew DeLuca is everything she wants in a man, but he’s also her boss—the youngest, hottest vineyard owner in the Napa Valley—and he doesn’t see her as anything more than his shy assistant. That’s all about to change. Armed with a hot new look and an attitude to match, Bryn is determined to catch Matt’s eye… professionalism be damned.
With his winery’s grand reopening approaching, Matt is trying to stay focused, but Bryn is suddenly making it very difficult. He’s always thought her prim demeanor effortlessly sexy, but Matt can’t deny that her transformation is jaw-dropping …and going to make it very difficult to keep his hands to himself.
But when one thing leads to another and suddenly Matt is stripping Bryn bare, he’ll be faced with the biggest risk of his career—and his heart. Can he convince her—and himself—that this might just be more than a no-strings office affair?
I have been patiently waiting for Matt’s story since finishing Torn, and I’m not known for my patience. Unrequited love between a boss and his assistant. Sign me up, please! All of the books in Monica’s Billionaire Bachelors Club series have been easy entertaining reads. However, Savor is BY FAR my favorite.
Sweet, sweet Bryn. She’s tried to escape her troubled past in Cactus, Texas by running to sunny California. Of course, trouble seems to follow her wherever she goes. After her boss more of less traps her in an inappropriate relationship back home in Texas she only finds more of the same in Cali. It seems that in order to get any type of modeling gigs in California, you have to preform favors…of a sexual nature. Um, ick. No thanks. Bryn’s looks seem to capture the attention of some pretty sketchy people.
After everything she’s been through, Bryn decides to tone down her looks. She wears shades of beige, nothing form fitting, no make-up. She doesn’t want the attention of the opposite sex. Can you really blame her? It’s not like she’s had loads of upstanding men in her life. She takes a job at a winery in Napa Valley hoping that this job will be different than the last few. It is, until the owner runs it straight into the ground. Lucky for Bryn, and all the employees at what is now known as DeLuca Winery, Matt DeLuca saves the day by breathing new life into the dying company.
Matt is the definition of sex; a pro-baseball player forced into early retirement after sustaining a career ending injury. His friends, Archer and Gage, encourage him to snatch up some property in Napa Valley. Now he’s doing everything he can to bring a folding winery back to life.
I do know. And I can’t act on it. Bryn James works for me. She’s my assistant. She’s by my side constantly; we spend more time with each other than probably anyone else in our lives, especially lately what with the winery’s grand reopening approaching. She’s a representative of my business. If I were to fuck around with the help and the relationship fell apart, I’d be in huge trouble.
Oh, and remember the bet from the previous books? Well, it’s over, sort of. It’s just not exactly settled. Archer and Gage decide to make things more interesting. If Matt can keep Little Matt in his pants and out of a relationship for the next 45 days, he’ll not only receive the million dollars but an additional five hundred thousand on top of it! Sounds easy enough, right? Well, not when Bryn is your assistant…
I absolutely love the way Monica writes. Obviously, since this is the third book of hers I’ve read this year and it’s only the middle of January! I just can’t help myself. My only gripe about the Billionaire Bachelors Club series, is that the stories are so short and quick to wrap themselves up. Just when the angst hits its pinnacle everything is quickly swooped up and tied into a nice pretty bow.
Savor, much like the last two books, has some very steamy sex scenes. There aren’t as many as in the previous books, but they’re there. I promise. The chemistry between Matt and Bryn is off the charts. It takes a while for it to build, though. Don’t expect these two to rip one another’s clothes off from the get go.
Like I said earlier, Savor is by far my favorite in this series. I’m not a huge fan of the billionaire type, but these three – Archer, Gage, and Matt – have wormed their way into my heart and I’m sad that their stories and the bet come to a close. I do, however, look forward to what Ms. Murphy types out next! You can be sure I’ll be reading it.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.