Title: Billionaire without a past
Author: Carol Marinelli
When one night isn’t enough…
Nikolai Eristov lives by one rule: never look back. The inscrutable tycoon has buried his past so deep that, to the outside world, the only thing driving him is his personal chauffeur.
Until Nikolai meets elegant ballet dancer Rachel Cary at a wedding… Behind her practiced smile and innate sensuality, he glimpses a woman running from shadows as dark as his own.
One electric night together leads Nikolai to promise Rachel two weeks of exquisite pleasure. Except for the first time, this indomitable billionaire lied. Because two weeks isn’t nearly enough!
Disclaimer: This ARC was given to me on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My thoughts…4/5 stars
Okay, I really enjoyed this book because I felt both characters had horrible dark histories that were very compatible with each other. Nikolai was adoring to Rachel even with his own demons. He really coaxed Rachel out of her shell and to really understand the complications of her sexual history with her abuser and how it’s not really her fault. While Nikolai bared a lot of abuse as well, he grew to become a stronger version of himself because of Rachel which is something admirable.
I also thought the ending was adorable. Nikolai was so different from other harlequin male characters who were reluctant to admit their feelings first and it was nice to see vulnerability in Rachel while also not forcing her to declare her love for him because she can’t handle the thought of losing him.
I highly suggest to pick this one up!