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Why Hate the Billionaire? is the first of The Delanys, red-hot romances filled with sensuality, passion, and all the forms of deepest love. Five closely-bonded siblings -- Cassidy, Brianna, Kellee, Norah, and Niall ââ from a lower, middle class family whose parents were killed 11 years ago each must find a way to survive ââ and thrive ââ from their encounters with the sexy billionaires who desire them.
Why Hate the Billionaire? (The Delanys Book I)
Cassidy Delany is resigned to a life of responsibility, hard work, and sacrifice as she struggles to support her orphaned family. She never indulges her passions so that her younger siblings can have the freedom to follow all of theirs. That is, until she encounters Daniel, a sublimely gorgeous ââ and arrogant ââ billionaire. Overwhelming mutual lust leads her to agree to a one-night stand that morphs into a fantasy weekend full of mind-blowing sex. When he acts like Cassidy is just another woman who exists for his pleasure, she runs away, hoping to never see him again. But when Daniel reappears and turns everything upside down, Cassidy knows that their unquenchable passion and the disturbing emotions it evokes, could destroy everything sheâs fought so hard to achieve.
Daniel Sheffield, MD, is a typical spoiled, Beacon Hill Adonis from a Boston Brahmin family with trillions of dollars, and always gets whatever ââ and whoever ââ he wants. But the delectable and brilliant Cassidy Delany is something heâs never encountered before: a woman who sees something worth wanting beyond his money, power, and sex appeal. One taste and what he thought was just an insatiable desire for her body becomes a need for much more. But heâs shocked to discover that getting the girl can destroy what he values most ââ control.
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Excerpt ââ Why Hate the Billionaire? (The Delanys Book I)
He didnât run. Iâve been talking nonsense and it doesnât seem to bother him. No funny looks either. It doesnât even seem like heâs being nice just so we can have sex again. After what we shared, thoughâ¦ When he made me feel he beautiful and loved and safe Unfortunately, I know that this sort of thing doesnât exist in reality.
But the fact is that in reality, weâre too different. Danielâs from the land of the rich and powerful and, while he says heâll not have anything to do with the bitch he was with, heâs still going to marry his equal in wealth and status. A woman from the upper crust trained to be the right kind of wife. One who stays home and throws $100,000 parties for every occasion and dedicates her life to making him and their family look good. Not a girl from Southy whoâs worked all her life to be able to take care of her younger siblings. Danielâs not about to be emotionally attached to someone so beneath him in status and wealth once this little moment is over. And Iâd never submerge my life to someone elseâs; medicine and my siblings mean too much to me.
And itâs too bad, because, besides the sex, I like him. We have science in common and a similar sense of humor. Heâs probably being groomed to inherit some sort of medically related multi-international. I watch him eat. Itâs fascinating just to seen a piece of egg white slide down his perfectly crafted lips, especially when I know what they feel like all over me. But as I get aroused, the room suddenly grows cold.
âHey, babe,â Daniel is staring at me. He seems concerned.
âJust a little cold. An effect of the hot food.â Iâm lying.
Daniel holds my hand and rubs it. His touch makes me slip back into the fantasy world again. He runs one of his long fingers lightly over my jaw. I make a resolution. So what if this is a blip in time. If Iâm making memories, I plan on making a few more so Iâll always remember that once, someone made me feel special. I look into his blue-gray eyes and weâre connected again.
âYour eyes arenât just hazel, theyâre a golden hazel. Little bits of liquid gold in there.â He seems rapt.
Were my eyes that attractive or were wealthy men just naturally attracted to gold? I smile ruefully.
âWhat?â Daniel asks.
âNobodyâs ever described my eyes as a precious metal. Itâs sort of embarrassing.â Iâd look away, but I canât.
âI didnât mean it to be.â He looks at my plate. âYou didnât finish everything,â he says, astonished.
âI ate a lot,â I protest lightly. âMy eggs, sausages, and most of the hash browns. Iâm full. You can finish it all.â
âThanks!â Daniel greedily grabs my plate. Good, itâll give him lots of energy to burn off if I have my way. I watch him suck down some potatoes and remember the sensation of him sucking on me. I snap my knees closed as I stifle a moan.
The waitress brings the check. No dessert for us; thatâs waiting at the hotel. I grab for the check and Daniel tries to snatch it away.
âNo,â I say definitely. âItâs mine. Youâve been paying for everything so far. Itâs my turn.â
âBut Cassie, itâs not a big deal and itâs easier for meâ¦â Daniel protests.
âNo,â I say, maybe a little too loudly. He doesnât understand. If he pays for everything and I just give him sex, it basically means Iâm acting like a whore. âI like things equal. Last night wasâ¦last night.
We either pay for ourselves or switch each time.â I give what I hope is a sultry look. âYou know, we change positions regularlyâ¦â
âHmm,â Daniel seems to consider that with a little smile. âWell, I definitely know whose turn it is on top.â
The images pore into my head and I can feel my inner walls clench and my hips wanting to rotate. Of course, now thatâs all I can think about and my hunger for Daniel grows. I stand up, throwing enough cash on the table for the meal and a large tip. âAre you ready? Letâs go.â
Danielâs right behind me as we rush out into the alley. He grabs me to him and pushes me against the wall for a heated kiss. He pushes a leg between mine and I canât help myself. I wrap a leg on his hip and start grinding. I can feel him thickening under his jeans. Instead of relieving the need, this is making it worse.
âCassie, baby. If you keep doing that, Iâll be too hard to make it to the hotel. When I count to 3, weâll break and make a run for the hotel.â Daniel shoves his tongue deeper, exploring my mouth then abruptly stops. â1, 2, 3 â RUN!â
We make it to the lobby, both of us struggling to catch our breath. Daniel keeps poking the âupâ button for an elevator, but itâs taking too long and I canât stand it. Even rubbing my legs together doesnât give me any relief. âThe stairs!â I yell and Daniel chases me to our room.
REVIEW: The characters in this book were really enjoyable and seemed very real and relate-able to me. The author did a good job of pulling me in and catching my interest, even from the start and had me wanting to know what would happen next. I also think she did a great job of evoking emotion. The only downside, if there is one is that it was a bit short, but overall this was truly a delightful read. The ending was a bit unexpected and leaves you wanting to know if there will be a sequel.
Sara's life was going along peacefully until she got the early morning phone call that changed everything. Now she finds herself heading back where she began, home. Not only does she have to deal with a difficult older sister and helping to keep the family's inn afloat, Sara has to work alongside her high school sweetheart who still looks as gorgeous as ever and her feelings that she saw all this coming. Her dreams and nightmares seem to come true right before her eyes. It has to all be a coincidence, doesn't it?
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About the Author
Jaimie Hope was born November 3, 1976, in New York. It wasn't until high school, where she joined the newspaper staff, that she decided she wanted to be a writer. After graduation, the author went to college and received an Associate's degree in 1999. In 2002, she moved to Florida where she was an active volunteer in the local historical society and the Deltona Regional Library. In 2006, she moved back to New York where she released her first Children's book, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie. She followed it with a Young Adult novel, Bless The Broken Road. She also published her autobiography, Roll With It. She is planning to re-release book one of her New Adult Romance/Paranormal trilogy, The Sara Rhea Chronicles: The Road That Leads To Home and a new Children's Book series, along with releasing all her other self-published titles under her new publishing company, Back To Basics Publishing and Author Services in the fall of 2014.
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Guest Post by Liane Brouillette, author of 'Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System'
As adults, we often forget how important fun is to a healthy life. Children have a gift for laughter. When parents and children spend time talking, playing, and exploring together, both the adults and the children feel energized. Family bonds are strengthened. Without these moments, we sense there is something crucial missing from our lives.
Such moments of meaningful connection are what experts are referring to when they talk of spending “quality time” with children. The “event” that stimulates this sense of engagement may be no more than a brief stop by the creek on a trip to buy groceries. Dry leaves picked up on the bank become “boats” bobbing in the current. The parent may spy a duck walking by, imitate his waddling gait and invite the children to join in.
One-on-one time, spent exploring the world together, stimulates a sense of curiosity and wonder that school activities are not well-positioned to provide. Planning such mini-adventures requires not more than listing places close to your home where you could spend a few special moments, just exploring with your child. Then just look for opportunities.
Title: Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System
Genre: Non-fiction, parenting, education
Author: Liane Brouillette
Publisher: Balboa Press
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Liane Brouillette has a passion for helping families prepare children to thrive in school and out. She has taught at the pre-university level in both Europe and the United States. Currently, Dr. Brouillette is an associate professor of educational policy at the University of California, Irvine and Director of the UCI Center for Learning in the Arts, Sciences and Sustainability. She also serves as managing editor of the Journal for Learning through the Arts.
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