Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Book Review And Giveaway : Exes by Aria Hawthorne




Title: EXES - A Second Chance Billionaire Romance Novel
Author: Aria Hawthorne
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: January 3, 2017 Publisher: French Kiss Press, LLC 


When Chicago real estate tycoon Harvey Zale pings a “friend of a friend” with a flirtatious text, he never expects to start an addictive sexting affair with a complete stranger. He’s a billionaire who can get any woman he wants, but he can’t have her—his mysterious, sultry Contessa, who inspires his nightly confessions and soothes more than just his conscience from the consequences of his own shallow ambitions. He’s determined to build the tallest towers in the world and he needs to sell his Chicago riverfront property to finance it. 
But when Alma Castillo, the Lara Croft of antique hunters, shows up on his land, claiming the existence of a priceless Tiffany stained glass window and doing everything in her power to muck up his deal, he knows he’s got more than a stray cat to collar and tame. She’s not only on a mission to save long-lost antiques; she’s also on a personal crusade to hate his guts. He would know. She served him divorce papers a year ago, just to prove it. 
And he’d care a helluva lot more if his ex-wife’s sassy tongue and wicked intelligence didn’t turn him on every time she called him “a**hole” and if she didn’t look so damn cute in those baggy overalls, disguising her affinity for being naughty as much as being nice.
 Perhaps even as naughty as his Contessa, who unlike Alma, doesn’t know anything about his real identity or flawed, billionaire reputation, which flames his desires to escalate their fantasy relationship into the reality of one scorching night of mindblowing... If he could only get his mind off his ex-wife—the only woman he's ever truly loved. God, woman...if she would just let him pleasure her scornful frown and turn it oh, oh, oooohhhh so upside down, maybe he could convince her to marry him again. But no one ever said it was easy being a greedy opportunistic billionaire bastard, especially one who happens to know there’s nothing better than makeup sex with an ex… 
Please note that all of Ms. Hawthorne's billionaire romances are stand-alone novels set in Chicago with minor subplots and secondary characters that intersect, but each book can be read and enjoyed in any order. Contemporary Billionaire Romance - Full-length, stand-alone novel with HEA - Suitable for mature readers; 18+ years.




"5+ Stars… Can’t say enough great things about this book! This is a must read for anyone who loves a good romance!" - Books and Boys Book Blog
"I really cannot wait to read more by this awesome author, so just going to end with HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDING Exes to ALL!" - The Power of Three Readers
"This book took me on a roller coaster ride and I enjoyed every second of it. This is a great story of how sometimes love is not lost and finding your way back to what makes you whole is so worth it." - Nerdy, Dirty and Flirty
Woah!This book was so much better than I expected!It isn't just a second chance billionaire romance, it's so much more than that!

Alma and Harvey were so good together!The writing just came alive with their chemistry!I don't know who I loved more- Aria with her stubborn intelligence or Harvey with his cockiness and humor.Harvey isn't like the typical alpha billionaires usually seen in romance books, which is what I loved the most.He is human with his flaws,but not without his cockiness ;) He has a great sense of humor and I loved his witty conversations with Alma!When he loved he gave it his all, without giving up.

Alma with her intelligence and love for art and architectural antiques was equally beautiful!She was obviously stubborn and as Harvey calls her a "ballbuster", but I couldn't help but love her for it!She was a little too hard on Harvey at times, but as he admits a part of the blame lies on his side too.
Relationships take a lot of work from both parties and getting married isn't the end but the beginning.But, what does one do when the person you fell in love with has changed and you find yourself on the opposite side?I loved how the author has portrayed this beautifully!
Change is inevitable.I loved the fact that even though Harvey had changed in Alam's eyes, his love for her hadn't changed at all.This had me cheering for him at every step!
Alma's sister Conchita was a riot!Alma's dad was another wonderful character!
Above everything, I loved the architectural and art descriptions since I am an architecture student.And I could very well relate to Alma's passion for restoring and preserving architectural heritage.Louis Comfort Tiffany's works are truly beautiful and I loved how Aria incorporated them into the story!
Please guys, don't judge this book by the cover or its blurb!Neither do it justice!It's honestly a beautiful second chance romance with so much more to it!I loved the ending!Can't wait to read more from this author! :D


Bestselling author Aria Hawthorne loves writing about billionaire men who lavish their women with expensive jewelry and ravish them like queens in bed. CLOSER - A Billionaire Romance was awarded a KDP Select "All-Star" award from Amazon US and UK for being one of the Top 100 "Most-Read" Kindle novels following its launch. EXES - A Second Chance Billionaire Romance novel is her newest stand alone release. Once upon a time, she lived in the grand lakefront city of Chicago; now, like a forlorn lover, she simply yearns for the day when she can return to it. You can find more information about her on her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAriaHawthorne/

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