by: Shannyn Schroeder
Series: Daring Divorcees
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 14, 2019
Publisher: Entangled ~ August
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It’s all fun and games...
Over-forty, single mom Tess Howland's life is all about caring for other people. Indulging in a one night stand is just what she needs. She doesn't expect to meet anyone she would introduce to her kids, especially not some rich playboy who acts like a big kid himself. Even if he keeps giving her the best sex of her life.
Millionaire Miles Prescott can't get the sexy nurse he met at a fundraising gala out of his head. For the first time ever, he doesn't want a woman with no-strings-attached. He wants everything—even if it comes with a ready-made family with a woman in her forties. Suddenly, helping with homework doesn't sound like the worst thing in the world, especially if it means being near Tess.
But what happens when he’s ready to step up and she says no?
I feel as though I should wax some poetry about One Night with a Millionaire. This was a story that I was into from the very beginning. Tess Howland is a divorced woman with three kids ranging in age from 8 to 14. She’s a nurse who also works as a home healthcare aide. Miles Prescott is from a wealthy family. He’s the least ambitious of his two siblings. His primary job is to figure out where the family and company’s charitable donations go. The St. Mark’s Hospital gala was his father’s favorite charitable event to attend. This year, it will also become Miles’s favorite event after he meets Tess.
The St. Mark’s Hospital gala is the one night in the whole year where Tess can let her hair down and not worry about being a nurse or mom. She loves her job at St. Mark’s PICU, so talking up the department to get donations is no big deal. On this night in particular, Tess is open to having a little grown up fun. She immediately hits it off with Miles and the two eventually find their way up to his suite. Knowing that they can only have one night together, Tess sneaks out of the suite while Miles is asleep. She never expects him to track her down and want to spend more time with her.
I loved the characters of Tess and Miles. The secondary characters were great as well. I was pleasantly surprised by the ending of the book. My only complaints are that I would have liked to have known how old the characters were. One Night with a Millionaire is a seasoned romance, where the characters are in their forties, but age was never mentioned. I would have also loved to have had an epilogue to truly tie the story up. Throughout the book, Tess and Miles fought about having a relationship because she was divorced and had kids. I would have liked to have seen how they made a blended family work.
I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series. The hero, Trevor Booth appears in this book and he really seems like a great guy.
**Received a copy of the book through a contest win.**
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Shannyn is an occasional English teacher, who also works as a part-time editor while raising her three kids.
Even though she wrote from high school through college (mostly poetry), she’d never considered a career as an author. Writing fell by the wayside as she focused her energy on creating lesson plans and new and fabulous ways to torment her teen students. One group in particular dubbed her “The Torture Master,” a title she carried into motherhood.
After the birth of baby number two, Shannyn resigned from teaching and fell in love with reading romance novels. She read so many books so quickly that her husband teased, “If you’re going to read so many damn books, why don’t you just write one?”
So she did.
That first book is safely buried on her hard drive, but the process set Shannyn on the path to where she is today. The 6-book O’Leary series has wrapped up, as well as 2 Hot & Nerdy new adult trilogies. She’s currently working on her next series.
She is recovering from her Diet Coke addiction, fears putting her foot in her mouth on social media, and has a renewed appreciation for the bad girls of the world.
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