Welcome to the Billionaire Bachelors series, where the sexiest men in the city are about to meet their match…
Playboy CEO, Cal McAdams, lives life in the fast lane: hot women, hotter deals, and… a fake fiancee? I signed on to help reform his reckless image and win custody of his god-children, but I wasn’t expecting to come face-to-face (and mouth-to-mouth) with my wild Vegas hook-up from three years ago.
AKA, 6”3 of tanned muscle, sharp suits, and ‘undress me’ eyes.
AAKA, the best thigh-clenching, bed-shaking sex of my life.
AAAKA, the man who couldn’t be more off-limits if he had a uranium belt wrapped around his, um, assets.
I’ve never been one to break the rules, but Cal has me wanting to rip them up – and roll around naked on the scrap paper. But with just three weeks to turn this bachelor into a DILF, can we keep our crazy chemistry from derailing his plans? Or will gold-digging relatives, rambunctious pre-teens, and a little thing called love leave us both crashed out of the race?
Find out in the new sexy, hilarious romantic comedy from Lila Monroe!
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Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of KFF
Hot Daddy is the second in the Billionaire bachelors series and can be read as a standalone. It tells the story of Cal McAdams, CEO of McAdams automotives. Living life to the max, unfortunate circumstances find him fighting custody for his godchildren. Despite being the playboy that he is, he decides to hire a fake fiancée to help him look like the model parent and in steps Jules Robinson. As soon as they clapped eyes on each other, memories come flowing back, and here I knew this had trouble written all over it.
Jules Robinson practises law. Down on her luck professionally, she gets a call from Olivia Danvers who runs a high-end dating service. Although they knew each other, Jules reluctantly agrees to play the part of fake fiancée and has the shock of her life when she finds it isn’t some old guy but none other than the six foot hot Cal McAdams himself.
I really liked how concerned Cal was for his godchildren. What he never expected was how his plans would be under threat from an actual blood relative. Someone who had taken no interest in the kids up until now…ahh, but dollar signs speak louder than actions at times, don’t they? It’s clear the children adore Cal as much as he does them. It was very palpable as I felt their connection; nonetheless, Jules isn’t so sure. She knows him as a bit of a lothario but there to help him, not give an opinion.
There’s a lot of sexual tension between Cal and Jules still simmering, making me wonder where the story was leading to with the stress of an impending battle. Saying that, it’s a fun, lighthearted sexy story and the characters have a definite likeability about them. Narrated from a dual point of view, there are also a couple of flashbacks, but say no more because what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! There was a part in the book threw me off a loop, causing me to ask myself once again where it would lead to, but I suppose it can’t be all smiles and hearts. The author very cleverly put a bit of a twist in the story. The kids were funny little characters and although they seemed to have their heads screwed on, I couldn’t help feeling there was a vulnerability about them and a craving for parental love from Cal. They connected very well to Jules, accepting her with open arms and a bond was built in a short space of time.
This is my first offering from Monroe and it won’t be the last. Her words had a fluidity that reeled me in with ease. All in all, I found Hot Daddy a really enjoyable read and I wouldn’t say no to having this book as another go to when I’m in a book funk. The glimpse I had of Olivia at the end intrigued me. I’d love to know what her story will entail as she came across as an interesting character due to her line of work. The ending was satisfactory and I urge readers to put this on their TBR list if they have just read a tear jerker or dark novel. This will help immensely with a heavy heart and mind because of the sheer lightness of it all. Bravo Ms Monroe, nicely done.
I bring the rest of the dirty dishes over to the sink, and we work in companionable silence for a few minutes, Jules rinsing plates before handing them to me to set in the dishwasher.
See? Nothing sexy about dirty dishes.
“Great stacking, Cal,” she says, looking surprised.
“What, you think I don’t know how to load a dishwasher?” I make a face. “I’m not completely useless.”
“Well, no,” she allows, tilting her head to the side. “Not completely.”
“Oh, you think you’re funny,” I say, reaching over to dip my fingers in the suds before flicking them in her direction.
“I am,” she says, flicking me back. “And don’t start.”
“Start what?” I ask, reaching over and splashing more. But this time, the water hits her square on, soaking her T-shirt so the thin cotton goes translucent. Clinging to her curves, and the outline of her bra.
Okay, so apparently dirty dishes can get sexy, after all.
Jules clears her throat and grabs a hooded sweatshirt from the back of a chair and pulls it on—zipping all the way to her chin. “You good to finish in here?” she asks, looking flustered.
I nod. Down, boy. “You go put your feet up.”
“You don’t have to ask twice.”
Jules exits the kitchen, fast, and I sigh. Kissing her back at HQ was a massive mistake . . . which left me with a massive hard-on for the rest of the afternoon. I couldn’t help it. Something about Jules is dangerously kissable.
And definitely fuckable.
I scowl at the dishcloths. I’ve never had a problem keeping my hands to myself before, and if I wanted to get a workout, I have plenty of options. I may not be living the wild playboy lifestyle anymore, but that doesn’t mean I’m a monk.
But Jules is off limits.
Which is probably why I’m going crazy over here trying not to notice the way she bites her lower lip when she’s thinking . . . or how her jeans fit way too well.
And if I even let myself start to remember how she felt in Vegas, bucking against me, begging for more—
Fuck, I’m going to need a damn cold shower twice a day at this rate.
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