Julian Harte’s life is a game and everyone around him must play by his rules. The Irish Billionaire has one goal in mind – to redeem himself of past mistakes.
Evangeline Andrews is running away from her life by moving to Dublin. Her new boss is well known for working his way through the office girls but none of them seem to mind. Being invited to Mr Doe’s office is a huge compliment. When Evangeline gets a personal invitation to the company masquerade ball she fears the games that are being played around her.
With Julian in her life and knowing more about her than she realises the games have just begun. Can Eva follow the rules of the game or will she lose everything including her heart to Harte?
I really could not relate to either of the main characters. Mr Doe/Julian is an arrogant, egotistical, sexually driven billionaire who doesn’t care about anyone and has sex with virtually all the women who work for him. He has no remorse about it either. Even when he knows he loves Eva he still can’t keep it in his pants!
Eva is such a push over. All he has to do is look at her and she is on her back. She has zero self-restraint and subsequently shows zero self-respect. Julian says jump and she’s in the air. The game references started to become very confusing as well. What the hell ‘game’ are they playing? ‘Who can mess up Eva’s life more?’ because that is all I get as I read through.
Julian is trying to atone for past mistakes and pay his dues to those who helped him but could he not have just talked to her about it? Did he really have to be so twisted up and secretive about it? He wanted her trust but showed very little reason, in my mind, for her to give it.
If you can get past the fact that she walked in on him having sex with his assistant who she later becomes best friends with (not something I would get over in a hurry) and with his past record of screwing anything that walked around the office, I would be very reluctant to leave him alone at work!
Anyway…not the best story line, confusing and annoying. Lots of sex. Constant “I love you but we can’t be together” throughout the book. Not one I will rush to reread in the future.