Nothing about Sullivan “Van” Tate is what it seems. A Navy SEAL raised among the New York City elite, Van prefers heart-pounding action over a Wall Street corner office. But when his adoptive father dies and his business rivals move in to overtake his empire, Van must suit up to save the company and protect the one woman most forbidden to him…and the object of Van’s most dangerous desires.

Chloe Tate is as ambitious as she is gorgeous. With a newfound independence, Chloe is no longer a prisoner on her father’s ranch. But everything changes when losing her father may also mean losing her life. Even with her survival on the line, Chloe can’t deny the burning attraction she feels the moment she locks eyes with Van, her rich, rough and ready, foster brother and the new head of her father’s company. Tall, dark, and muscled, he’s the one man who she has no business being with. But how can she resist a Navy Seal Warrior when he’ll do anything to protect her?

Titles in The Tate Brothers series include:  The Dangerous Billionaire –  The Wicked Billionaire (10/17)

Title:  The Dangerous Billionaire
Series:  The Tate Brothers #1
Author:  Jackie Ashenden
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Published:  May 2, 2017
Publisher:  St Martin’s Press
My Rating:  3 stars

For me, The Dangerous Billionaire falls into the “it’s a good story that I neither loved or hated, it was simply a good story”.  And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that rating, as some seem to imply.  This story deals with three men who are not related being adopted by an emotionally distant and even emotionally abusive man – this holds especially true for his only biological child, Chloe.  While the foster/adoptive/sister/brother thing was an implied taboo thing – Really? – they are not blood related, a large age gap kept them apart most of the growing years.  The fact that they both called Noah father, one naturally, one through adoption did not give off a forbidden feel to me.  Noah was like a puppet master, and he’s still pulling strings beyond his death.

There is plenty of steam in this story, along with danger, mystery and rivals we may have read about before.  Unfortunately, I could not connect to either Van or Chloe.  That might have made the difference to me, but I did not like much about either of them – and that makes it difficult to wish for a happy every after ending for them.

There is an audience that will love The Dangerous Billionaire.  Not every reader is going to absolutely love every book they read.  The only real opinion that matters is your own.  I’ll pick up the next story in the series because there is enough that makes me want to know more.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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