RELEASE DATE: July 14th
BLURB: After years of travelling the world using his trust fund, college-dropout Joshua Silverton returns to London to discover two shocking truths; his estranged and wealthy father has been dead for over a year and he left his fortune to a total stranger. Joshua soon meets the man who stole his inheritance and even though he expects to hate Ezra Steele, he can’t ignore the strange attraction he suddenly feels towards him.
Bill Silverton saved Ezra Steele from his troubled past when he signed Silverton Tower over to him on his deathbed. Ezra now has the house, the business, the cars, the money and a different man in his bed every night. It’s a life he wants to cling to, so when Bill’s gorgeous son unexpectedly turns up and demands he hand everything back, his life is turned upside down in more ways than one.
A need to finally prove himself to his dead father forces Joshua to challenge Ezra but will he be able to ignore the attraction in order to be ruthless? Ezra tries to keep his enemies close by getting Joshua into his bed but as history catches up with him, he is forced to face himself. They are both running from their past, so in a battle between head and heart, Joshua and Ezra must choose what is more important – money or each other.
I feel like I’ve just climbed Mount Everest with no aid of oxygen – I’m totally breathless, this book was incredible.
Ezra Steel is a man with a past that he intends to keep hidden. He’s left a fortune that also includes a business – thank you very much!
Joshua Silverton is a son returning from 7 years of “living it up”. He is estranged from his father but needs money. Imagine his horror when he finds out that his very rich father has not only died, but the family fortune has not been left to him but to a complete stranger! which means that now he is flat broke!
Now I have to say that both men would be at the top of my list for “detestable characters”. At first glance, they have no redeemable qualities – that’s the first glance, the second??… Let’s see!
Ezra is straight, but when he meets Joshua in a bar, suddenly kissing the man, seems the obvious thing to do, so he does! They spend the night together – just kissing but no sex. They part. But as fate would have it, they meet again, but this time, Joshua finds out that it’s Ezra who has his father’s money! Joshua wants it back, Ezra wants to keep it. The solution? Joshua to work for Ezra at the Company, hmmmmmm…
This book was like being on a roller coaster, up and down, round and round, feeling slightly dizzy in between.
Now I love GFY, it’s my favourite read, especially when it’s a “hate you but secretly want you” type of book and the author did a magnificent job on delivering this storyline. Both men have pasts and both are also flawed – again the author handled this very well. At the beginning, I really didn’t like either of them, but that changed, we were shown the true men they were, underneath all that bull***t they wore so well!
There were boardroom fights, lawyers getting involved and manipulations galore. Can these two men fight for what they both want and need? or will it all collapse around them – all for nothing? With great supporting characters that added real depth to the storyline, I loved them all.
Ashley John did a remarkable job of getting me to love two despicable men (at first) and transforming them into characters that I wanted to win together!
Great read, thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommended.
5* all the way from me.