Published Feb. 2020
A Billionaire Alpha Older Man & Curvy Girl HEA Romance
You spend all your life dreaming of that one true love and then you find it and you can’t have it. How fair is that?
38-year-old billionaire Xavier Ballantine, ‘X’ for his friends, has dedicated his entire existence to duty: duty to his family’s business, to his dear ones, to an ex-wife he married just to do the right thing and then to his two beloved motherless twin daughters, his sole responsibility since their birth and also his only joy in a dull life that used to have no space for smiles.
And then there she was and suddenly he wanted things. Wanted her.
Soft and beautiful inside and out, the light to eclipse all others, his one true love, she was his from the first moment he spotted her over a year ago, but they don’t belong together.
She’s too young for him, too full of life, too joyful and he has an emotional baggage not even his private jet’s hold could carry.
He could never have her. Or could he?
24-year-old Cleo Morris hasn’t had it easy, but nothing has ever been able to snuff out her light; she just needed a kitchen and time to create and she could forget about anything and everything that ever hurt her, until she met the one person she couldn’t look away from, the one man that now is never far from her heart and mind: her first and only true love.
Serious, no-nonsense and take-charge in all aspects of his life, X is a CEO in and out of his office and looks after everyone he feels responsible for, including her .
She feels safe with him, protected.
Under his gaze, the pain of the loss of her dear yaya and the years of scorn and undermining she had to endure because of her curvy physique and her desire to be a chef just disappear.
There’s only one teensy tiny problem: he is her boss and they don’t belong together.
X is older than her, he’s refined and classy and they don’t share much, aside from their love of food and their partly Greek background.
She could never have him. Or could she?
Leap day is fast approaching and someone is about to jump straight into love, with both feet and without looking.
This steamy will-they-won’t-they Leap year novella is short, filthy-sweet and, as usual, it’s a SAFE read with NO cheating.
Come on in, pull up a chair and sit down to enjoy a slice of this piping hot dish that features a madly in love possessive alpha and the voluptuous heroine of his dirtiest dreams as they leap into their happily-ever-after when a passion that’s been simmering for fourteen months is finally let loose.
May be spoilers:
His Curvy Chef is part of the Taking the Leap series. It has 8 chapters with 2 epilogues and is about Cleo and Xavier.
Cleo has been working for X for 15 months and she’s so in love with him, but with how she was treated by her family, she’s very down on herself and doesn’t believe he would ever go for her.
He’s in love with her just as much, but he thinks he has too much baggage for her.
She’s very close with the whole family, which is pretty great.
She’s a virgin and he’s been celibate for many years.
I love that he sees her as his, regardless if he’s made a move or not.
His twins mother is deceased, but he didn’t love her at all, so it didn’t bother me.
It takes till almost the end, with a misunderstanding, to actually voice their feelings for each other. I do wish that it hadn’t taken the whole story, but it was still good and worth it.
It’s a good read though. Didn’t skim. Kept my attention all the way through.
No cheating between mcs-ex cheated on him, no om drama, split second of ow-didn’t last long and it was unwanted, no separations.
Epilogue is 27 months out, then 4 years later. They are happily married with 5 kids and pregnant.
It might have taken a while to profess their feelings to each other, but I could feel the emotions, so it was still good. Read fast and flowed well. I gave it 🌟🌟🌟🌟. Thanks for reading.
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