The Courtship Maneuver, by Ivy Layne is a 336-page contemporary romance novel and is the second book out of a 3-part series of “The Billionaire Club”. It is written from a first-person POV, two-sided.
Ivy Layne is an author who generally writes dirty, dirty sex scenes. So if you’re someone who is looking for some dirty read (which there is nothing wrong with that) this is the book for you.
Spoilers Ahead ***
For this series the author is defining the female protagonists as one who is curvy or what would fall under what society classifies as BBW. I found it interesting because I’ve never read a book that has centered around the female protagonist being anything but model thin. I appreciated that this book addressed a societal group that is underrepresented in fiction.
Chloe has a thing for her boss, but she can’t act on it, she needs this job. Chloe has always taken care of her little brother when her parents wouldn’t take care of them. She takes her responsibilities as big sister very seriously, so she won’t do anything to jeopardize her position at a company that pays her well. What she doesn’t know is her brother gets involved with the Russian mob and has been acting as a courier. When he goes missing the mob comes after her to threaten her, but also to serve as a warning to her brother.
Sam has never had an assistant as good as Chloe. And even though he’s wanted her from the start, he refuses to chance that she’ll leave him. When he finds out the trouble Chloe is in, he vows to protect her and keep her safe.
I’ve written so many reviews on Ivy’s books because I love her style of writing. It’s entertaining, most of the time, completely not relatable but you know, that’s okay. It’s fun.
The most annoying part of the book is when things got really dangerous, Chloe insisted on going at everything herself, putting herself in unnecessary danger. On one hand, you can understand why considering how she’s always had to take care of herself, but at the same time…things like the mob? Probably shouldn’t chase that story alone.
In summary, I give this a 3 out of 5.
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