Cozette Lion is the youngest child and only daughter to a Hotel and Resort dynasty; Lion Industries. Having had the reigns of the company passed to her and not her older brothers, she works very hard at proving her father made the right decision. Cozette has driven Lion Industries to be even more successful than it was with her father at the reigns. Derrick Marks wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth and he is asked to see if he can get any insider information that will put her in her place. Derrick owes him so he agrees. What he wasn’t ready for was falling in love, with Cozette.
ICozette Lion is the youngest child and only daughter to a Hotel and Resort dynasty; Lion Industries. Having had the reigns of the company passed to her and not her older brothers, she works very hard at proving her father made the right decision. Cozette has driven Lion Industries to be even more successful than it was with her father at the reigns. She’s done so well that she’s almost driven her top competitor Carnello Hotel and Resorts into a hostile takeover.
Derrick Marks wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he was born to a mother that was poor and had an addiction; He worked hard to become the man he is today. Derrick’s mother worked for years as a maid for the Carnello family, allowing Derrick to become close to, their only son Rafael. Rafael was handed the reigns of his families company and doesn’t know what to do with them. He asks Derrick to get close to Cozette, to see if he can get any insider information that will help him put her in her place. Derrick owes him so he agrees. What he wasn’t ready for was falling in love, with Cozette.
When Cozette finds out the real reason Derrick started dating her, she wants him to stay far, far away from her. She doesn’t trust him so there is no way she is saying yes to his marriage proposal. Can Derrick convince Cozette she is the love of his life and he’d do anything for her? Or has his friendship written a check his heart can’t cash?
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5 Star Review
Okay let me say I LOVED this book, if touched on every emotion I have. I laughed and I mean LOL, to pissed off and all that jazz. But you just had to love Derrick enen if he do have a slutmonkey for a friend/brother. Cozette was a very smart and savy business woman, off as hell when it came at love. This was a emotional roller-coaster ride read for me, and I was hard to swallow at times. Overall it was an amazing story, I can’t wait to see what Leila comes up with next. Will the other ladies Layla and Royce find love. Will Lay and the slutmonkey work it out? Or Royce and the Coffee man brew something up other than coffee? This book is a must read
5 Star Review
I really enjoyed this book. Sure Derek entered Cozette’s life with foul, though forced, intentions and Cozette was walking around with a pretty big chip on her shoulders in regards to married life; yet, as is often the case, love has a way of asserting itself to make sure that it isn’t denied. As always, Leila writes in an engaging manner, filling her work with lifelike and well rounded characters. This book takes you on a myriad of emotions when following along with the actions of the characters. You find yourself going from laughter to anger and from sadness to disgust. However, the story leaves you with the best emotion of all, the satisfaction of seeing things come together in the end for Derek and Cozzy.
5 Star Review
Well now, this was a truly awesome read. Cozette was a strong independent woman in the corporate world who thought she had it all, that is until she met Derrick. Cozzy, as she is called her family, have a strong family and awesome friends, but there is something missing. Now Derrick is not without his own problems and secrets, but he is all heart. If you’re looking for a good novel to read about strong curvy women, this one is it. It is sure to make you laugh, tear up and touch your heart. The more I read this author’s novels, the more I’m impressed. Job well done Ms. Lacey. I will be patiently waiting for your next novel….