by Monica Murphy
Series: Billionaire Bachelors Club #3
Published by: HarperCollins
Genres: Contemporary Romance
New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy concludes her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a fiery romance that refuses to be left at the office… 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?
Savor is the third book in the Billionaire Bachelors Club by Monica Murphy. This series has been fun, and I enjoyed this final book with its forbidden romance. Mini review: familiar tropes and lovable characters made this a fun, sexy read.
Matthew DeLuca is the last man to fall and by rights should be a million dollars richer but of course his pals want to renegotiate the terms. He claims he plans to collect, but then there is Bryn James his office assistant whose smell is making him crazy. She dresses in beige, baggy clothes and keeps her hair up in a severe knot, but he cannot help but notice her. It must be the stress and late nights involved in opening his new winery because she is not his type. Ooo the tale that unfolds is electric as Bryn and Matthew try to avoid the inevitable.
Matthew is a former baseball player whose career ended when he blew out his knee, and his friends convinced him to relocate to Napa Valley. He bought and restored a winery that now bears his name. I immediately liked Matthew. He is sexy and an all around good guy. Office relationships are taboo but he cannot stop thinking about his assistant and I loved watching him struggle. Bryn James is delighted with her new boss and despite a nasty encounter with a former boss that completely changed her; she cannot help fantasizing about the man. I enjoyed the sexual tension and cat and mouse game Bryn and Matthew played. Previous characters are present. Ivy and Marina meddle with Bryn and of course Archer and Gage get into the game taunting Matthew. It was good fun.
Savor was a fun romance, predictable and sexy romance. Bryn drove me a little batty with her back and forth. She went from“I want him” to fretting over past mistakes and it caused us to backtrack a little. It may have been meant as angst, but it was annoying. The romance built slowly with one step forward, two steps back, but those steps forward were delicious and had me flipping the pages. This is a relatively short novel, and I devoured it in a single sitting. It made me laugh, roll my eyes and swoon. Overall it was a solid read and one I enjoyed.
Savor and the rest of the Billionaire Bachelors Club series offer quick, fun romances and I enjoyed the friendships and interactions. My favorite of the series remains Crave, and Murphy is an author I will read again.
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