He’s everything she wants…and shouldn’t have.
His smile was slow, deliberate…sinful.
Has she just made a deal with the devil?
During a blackout at a black-tie gala, Shay Neal says yes to one night with billionaire Gideon Knight…not knowing he’s her brother’s enemy with plans for payback! Now, to save her brother, Shay must pretend to be in love with Gideon. But playing his game means resisting the very real desire that could destroy them both…
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About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author Naima Simone's love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey and Nora Roberts years ago. Well not that many. She is only eighteen...ish. Published since 2009, she spends her days writing sizzling romances with heart, a touch of humor and snark.
She is wife to Supermanor his non-Kryptonian equivalentand mother to the most awesome kids ever. They live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern US.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
BLACK TIE BILLIONAIRE is book two in Naima Simone's Blackout Billionaires series and centers around a billionaire and a socialite in a twist on an enemies to lovers story. Shay is a complex character. She wants to keep peace and harmony, but she wants to be her own person as well. She's in disguise when she meets a sexy man in the middle of a city-wide blackout that she can't resist. The light of day and the return to the real world brings about the revelation that he's willing to do anything to bring his mortal enemy down once and for all .. her brother. Gideon comes across as a hard-nosed bully at first ... until we get the reasoning behind his quest for revenge. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fast paced, revenge driven plot with a strong hero and heroine who are quick to steal a reader's heart. The entire series has been great so far, and I'm looking forward to more to come!
Rated 4.5 Stars Black Tie Billionaire is amazing. There's revenge, an enemies to lovers vibe, betrayal, sisterhood and some hot and sensual sexy times. I thoroughly enjoyed Shay and Gideon's journey. There love was just so swoony. I highly recommend this book and series. Copy provided by autho
This author consistently impresses me, and I loved this book even more than book 1. 4.5 Stars. Shay Neal is from a prominent Chicago family and she's felt the weight of her family's expectations her whole life. All she wants is to run her own business, without interference, and not have to continue to hold what's basically a ceremonial position at the family company. Now that her parents are both gone, it's just her and her brother, Trevor. Sadly, he's taken after their father in the way he acts, and how he views women, especially Shay, and it only got worse after their father's death. Shay hardly recognizes him anymore. When she's filling in for her best friend as a cater waiter at one of Chicago's most fabulous galas, she's in disguise so no one will recognize her, as she's been an attendee at the gala before. When an irresistible man notices her, and a blackout results in them spending the night together, she counts it as a fluke. He'll never know who she really is. Gideon Knight is the founder of a wildly successful start-up that's made him a billionaire. But, his family hasn't always had money, and his parents worked hard to make ends meet his whole life. Now that he's invited to ridiculous parties on the regular, which he hates, he's learned to use them as networking opportunities, and move on. He's never happy to be there, until the night he spies a waitress at the gala, passing out champagne, and he's enthralled. His ex cured him of the idea of true love and happily ever afters by cheating on him, and becoming engaged to his one enemy in the world, Trevor Neal. He and Trevor were academic and athletic rivals, all through high school and college, but that was nothing compared to what Trevor did to Gideon's sister Olivia a year ago. So now, all he wants, and all he can offer, is one night, and the blackout affords him the chance to make his move. He has no idea how that night will change his life. Gideon and Shay have mega chemistry from the first second, but neither of them understand how that spark is going to change them. After their night together, Shay is determined to move on, but when Gideon approaches Shay as herself, and has no idea she's also Camille, the waitress he spent a night with, she's not sure what to do. He blackmails her into a deal to save her brother, and though she should hate him, she's having trouble managing it. I loved this couple's push and pull dynamic, and their connection was hot and exciting. Shay's brother and his fiancee were a NIGHTMARE. The fiancee's father was a piece of work too. I was so sad for Shay that Trevor was all she had left of her family, because he was the worst. But Shay was a strong and resilient woman, and I adored the way she worked through things like an adult, with as little drama as possible. Gideon screws up pretty badly here, but luckily he gives good grovel. I LOVE a good hero grovel, and this book got a half star extra for the epic groveling. There was also a super satisfying epilogue, which we all know is my favorite. This author's characters always have complex motivations, and are strong, and interesting, and lovable. I really enjoyed this book, and I'm looking forward to the final story in the blackout series, about Gideon's business partner, Gray Chandler. I love the idea of this series, a city-wide blackout causing 3 couples to get together, and having the books take place concurrently. Can't wait for more!