Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on June 20th 2017
FINAL DECISION: I liked the premise of this story, but I ended up not liking the characters much. Too much cheating and selfishness for me.
THE STORY: Bryn Kelly is desperate for money for her startup business. So desperate she is willing to appeal to Aaric Christos — rich, handsome, a New York power player — and also the boy that wanted her in high school and Bryn rejected. He’s a man who invests in what others believe is too risky, but he wants to know everything before he invests. Thus starts a relationship that is part past, part present and all sex and romance.
OPINION: I really like second chance at love stories and I wanted to like this one, but I ended up disappointed. As the story starts out Aaric is about to propose to his girlfriend that he conveniently doesn’t love and has an open relationship with. Knowing that he has someone in his life, Bryn pursues him anyway which didn’t make me like her much. The story just seemed to snowball from there. I tried to like the characters, but they seemed too selfish. There are spoilers out there about what happens with the girlfriend and I can confirm that it was as terrible as others make it out to be. Nothing is really resolved in this story as things are left hanging. That bothered me and even more Aaric’s decision of “my happiness is more important than anything” really bugged me. My suggestion would be “keep it in your pants for a while and be a man with responsibilities”. (Especially since he is a repeat offender).
The last portion of the book really disappointed me because I had the feeling that the book was going in the right direction and I would have ended up liking it. Instead, there were just too many things that triggered negative reactions for me.
WORTH MENTIONING: There is a lot of disjointed storytelling techniques as the story jumps between characters and also time period. I liked the method of writing most in this book.
CONNECTED BOOKS: TYCOON is a standalone, but apparently there will be a second book with other characters from this book.
STAR RATING: I give this book 2 stars.