Title: The Billionaire’s Claim: Obsession
Series: The Billionaire’s Claim #1
Author: Nadia Lee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 26, 2018
An angel. A virgin. My first love.
I fell for her hard and fast ten years ago…and paid the price on a
night of shattering betrayal.
So I built a billion-dollar empire out of vengeance…
And now I’m coming for her.
A maverick. A self-made billionaire. My soul mate.
Ten years ago, he shredded my heart, even as he vowed he’d take what
matters most to me.
I know he’s coming, and I welcome it. I need closure for what happened
But the more time I spend with him, the more I wonder…
Can I ever move on…?
Note: This is the first book in The Billionaire’s Claim duet.
I lose the track of my friends’ conversation as the fine
hair at my nape bristles — not unpleasantly — and my gaze lands on the sole
bartender on the other side of the counter.
Everything fades away except him.
I’ve met handsome men, hot men, aristocratic men, charming
men on both sides of the Atlantic. My family alone has four brothers and four
cousins who make women stupid with their looks. Having grown up around such
male beauty, I’ve always considered myself immune — able to appreciate it
without turning into some kind of infatuated drooler.
But the bartender…
Everything about him is absurd.
The absurd perfection of his bone structure. The absurd blue
of his eyes. The absurd firmness of his lips. The absurd muscularity of his
big, strong body.
When our gazes collide, I feel like every cell in my body is
waking up after a lifetime of slumber. My heart beats a little bit faster, a
little bit harder. Blood flows a little quicker, a little hotter.
Is this sexual attraction?
I shake my head inwardly. I’ve felt attraction to guys
before. But nothing like this. This man shines like a brilliant gemstone, like
the heavens opened up and a halo appeared around him.
Then I remember what Grandpa used to say.
“When I first met your grandmother, I knew she was the
“How?” I asked. An exceptional artist, Grandpa has
a propensity for exaggeration and dramatic flair.
“Because she made me forget where I was. Every time I
laid eyes on her, nothing else mattered. Colors were brighter, food tasted
better, and the air felt cleaner. All because I met her.”
I laughed. “That’s just infatuation, Grandpa.”
He shook his head. “No, no, my little angel. It’s
called love. My soul recognized hers.”
I tried not to laugh at such a ridiculous story. On the
other hand, Grandpa’s first marriage lasted until the death of his wife in a
sailing accident. And by all accounts, they adored each other.
Suddenly Vanessa taps my elbow. “Earth to Elizabeth.
Come on.” She tilts her shiny red head toward the bar. “We’re sitting
at the counter.”
Apparently the decision has been made. “Okay.” I
park my butt across from the bartender, Grandpa’s words about soul mates
circling in my head.
Because if this bartender’s mine, he’s popped up at the most
inconvenient time and the most inconvenient location.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nadia Lee writes sexy,
emotional contemporary romance. Born with a love for excellent food, travel and
adventure, she has lived in four different countries, kissed stingrays, been
bitten by a shark, ridden an elephant and petted tigers.
Currently, she shares a condo overlooking a small river and sakura
trees in Japan with her husband and son. When she’s not writing, she can be
found reading books by her favorite authors or planning another trip.