In a sizzling novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Dirty Money, there’s rich, and then there’s filthy rich when an oil tycoon takes being a roughneck billionaire to a new level.
Clay Price has everything he’s ever wanted, except the one thing money can’t buy—Natalie Weston. Years ago, Clay and Natalie were in love... until she turned down his marriage proposal. Now Clay and his brothers are oil-rich billionaires, and they can have whatever they want. And what Clay wants is Natalie in his bed, no matter what it takes. If it means being ruthless, he’ll do it.
Natalie gave up on true love years ago when the realities of the world destroyed her fairy-tale hopes. Giving up Clay is her biggest regret in life, and she’s excited to see him return... until she finds out why. Clay’s got one hell of a proposal for her: he’ll save her father’s business and bail Natalie out of debt if she’ll agree to become his very personal assistant. It’s clear that he wants more from her than just typing.
It’s also clear that Natalie has no choice. This scoundrel’s bet could destroy any hope they had of reconciliation—or it could bring them together once and for all...
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Dirty Scoundrel is my first but not last book in the series. I have to admit that under different circumstances I would have liked the book less, but I couldn't help but almost love the book. It left me with a great impression and a light feeling. Clay was not always a good person and sometimes he reached the a-hole territory. He didn't treat Natalie in a good way. And I couldn't dislike him or the book. It might be a little far-fetched but I loved how they didn't have intercourse with another person during the years they were apart. It just made things better for me. Clay didn't use the hurt as an excuse to fuck everything with two legs. The book got tons of points for that. We learn in the second chapter what happened to them seven years ago and why they broke up. My dislike for Natalie's father was only growing from that point and after. I am a fan of Claire's books and everything I like about her writing is here. The only reason I cannot give this book a five-star rating is Clay's behavior. I liked the rest of the book and I was completely satisfied.
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