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Making over the Billionaire

(Italian Connection #1)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  153 ratings  ·  21 reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

Never fall for your own deception...

After a failed bid to be the first American designer at House of Borhlenghi, Layla Langham is crushed. She's certain she's perfect for their company, and she's risked all her savings to prove it. But Giorgio Borhlenghi's sisters think Layla's perfect, too—for the design house
ebook, 250 pages
Published September 29th 2014 by Entangled: Brazen (first published September 27th 2014)
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Claire Robinson
3 - "Stick with me. We'll lose control together." Stars.

Making over the Billionaire is a sexy fashionista style romp around Italy, and its high-end, designer elite. Rome and the delights of Naples figure quite a lot in the sexy journey that Layla Langham and Giorgio Borhlenghi take together.

”We don’t outsource to foreigners.”

Layla being an American has pretty much used her last Dollar to travel to Italy to try and persuade the owners of the House of Borhlenghi to take a chance on her and the
Sep 20, 2014 rated it liked it
3 Business Days, Roman Unmentionable Nights Stars * * *

With the pull of Italian Couture, a commanding, strong playboy turned CEO and a liberated redhead determined to become part of his company... I was ready to dive into Making Over the Billionaire by Joan Kilby.

We have our gal who has pooled all of her savings for a "Hail Mary" attempt to become part of the renowned House of Borhlenghi. She has the skills and product they would love if she can just get an opening. She has thought of every
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Making Over the Billionaire is one of those lose-yourself reads; beautiful setting, low-drama, endearing characters, heat and passion, with fun and touching moments scattered throughout. Joan Kilby has brought us a promising start to her new series.

At the helm of the family empire, all work and no play makes Georgio Borhlenghi a bit of a dull boy. Until American Layla Langham waltzes into his life determined to persuade him that foreign designers have a place in the fashion arm of the business.
Sep 07, 2014 rated it liked it
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ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review..

3.5 Surly stars

This is my first book by Joan Kilby, and I was looking forward to delving into the realms of Italian Couture.

Layla Langham finds herself renting the house next to Giorgio Borlenghi, the CEO of the House of Borhlenghi, a prestigious Italian family company that has the market on couture designs. Layla prides herself on her unique underwear and swimwear designs, meticulously hand finished and to the
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Take one budding lingerie designer/maker, add an overworked CEO, add in a meddling sister or three and finally add a helping of beautiful Italy, mix and you get a book that will drag you into the mischief and have you drooling over the scenery.

When Layla spies the delicious Giorgio on his balcony next door to the villa she has rented for Italian fashion week, she decides to take a huge risk. She desperately wants into his family’s atelier and this is her opportunity. Sure she’s only wearing a
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: entangled
Making over the billionaire is a wonderful book to read and I couldn’t recommend it enough!

The story is very original and the characters are well developed. The book is a delight and actually pretty fun, empowered with beautifully written sexy steamy scenes that took our breaths away!

The book had its amazing moments and its good moments, which is why I gave it 4 stars..

Like I said, the story is very original. And it’s one of the best things about it. Avid readers, like me, read almost tons of
Maria Rose
This sexy romance is the story of Layla and Giorgio. Layla is desperate to have her fine underclothing become part of the Borhlenghi House line. The only problem is they only take work from Italian designers and she is American. Contriving to meet Giorgio to convince him that he should change his standards and consider her work, the tables get turned when a planned outing with him to convince him to hire her turns into a Naples getaway with more than relaxation on the table. Can an affair with a ...more
Samaris Creech
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Layla has one goal in mind when she sets out to Rome for fashion week and that is to get Tina Borlenghi and get signed on at her fashion house. Taking steps towards this goal she rents a villa next to Tina’s brother Girogio. She knows there will be obstacles to overcome to make her dream come true but she is a fighter and will do whatever it takes. Girogio was pushed into the role of CEO of House of Borlenghi after the deaths of his father and older brother. He has tried to live up to what their ...more
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing

This was a really great book and I certainly hope it is going to turn into a series..... Many great secondary characters that I want to see get a HEA!!!

This is the story of Layla. She makes sexy lingerie and swim wear and all she wants is to secure a contract with the House of Borhlenghi in Italy. When she goes to Rome for fashion week she sets her sights on securing the contract of her dreams.... Only to be told by the handsome and sexy Giorgio that he does
Anna Lenhart
Sep 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Layla is a lingerie design from the US, who has traveled to Rome for fashion week in hopes of meeting the House of Borhlenghi. Giorgio is the head of Borhlenghi corperation and wants to continue his father's practice of only working with Italians. Fortunately Giorgio has 3 sisters that have fallen in love Layla's swimwear and undies and try to change their brothers mind. Layla and Giorgio are attracted to each other and eventually they find their way to a happy ending.

I enjoyed the female
Amanda Menninga
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Layla is pinning everything she is as a designer to sign with the house of Borhlenghi. She has used her last dime to get rent a house during fashion week and when she sees the head designer next door she doesn't hesitate to pop on over to introduce herself.

Little does she know that the Giorgio Borhlenghi isn't going to allow an American or any outsider into the business no matter what his sisters might have for an idea. His sisters get together and plan a little match making between the two.

Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
*ARC generously provided by Entangled Brazen Publishing in exchange for an honest review*
In this Italian love story we are presented with a determined self supported clothing designer Layla. Giorgio is big brother and eldest after loosing both his older brother and becoming head of household when their father follows shortly after.
Layla is in Italy during fashion week and has planned out meeting with Giorgio's sister Tina who owns/runs the designer house that she wants to work for. Giorgio is a
Sep 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Joan Kilby and will not be my last. The story of Giorgio and Layla was fun, spicy and full of chemistry. Their banter was hilarious and sharp. I loved the way she would not bow down to his controlling ways. Layla made him likable. She was very strong and independent. She stuck up for herself regardless of the outcome. Giorgio was very intense and controlling, but he finally remembered he had a nice side too. The scenery of the book was beautiful. The intimate scenes ...more
Rosemary K
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Layla Langham is determined to be the first American designer at House of Borhlenghi. She has used all her resources to accomplish her goal. Unfortunately she failed. Giorgio Borhlenghi refuses to consider her. His three sisters decide to meddle. They want their workaholic brother to be happy. What happens when he and Layla spend time together on his yacht is sensual and erotic. I loved the characters. Layla and Giorgio make a wonderful couple. Their passion extends to everything they do. Their ...more
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sex! Travel! Romance! All the elements of a perfect read!
When Layla Langham goes to Italy to pitch her lingerie line to the House of Borhlenghi the reader is brought along on a fabulous vacation to a world filled with gorgeous clothes, breath-taking scenery, and a sexy hero. Georgio Borhlenghi is the manly, assertive leader of his family and his business empire, but his new amore, Layla, and his three sexy, competent and savvy sisters force him to reassess what drives him and makes him happy.
Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is a great read. Layla and Giorgio story is the best things in life is finding the love of your life.
Sep 26, 2014 rated it liked it
The book equivalent of a chick flick but I still enjoyed it ...more
It was good but not what I was expecting...The sights and scenes are mouth watering and I wish the hero was less of a jerk but he makes up to it in the end :)
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
The story and characters failed to grab me, so I bailed because I was bored
Sep 26, 2014 rated it liked it
ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I immediately liked Layla. She was fun and ambitious. She had a lot going for her, least of which was that she was from Seattle. I love the way she handled Giorgio. She made him see things, feel things, that he hadn’t in almost a decade. I really enjoyed the way the book played out. I wasn’t sure how Layla and Giorgio were going to come together, it seemed nearly impossible in the beginning given how rigid and boring Giorgio was. It was nice to see him relax and become the man he was before his ...more
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Joan Kilby is the award-winning author of thirty contemporary romance novels. Originally from Canada, Joan studied to be a marine biologist and worked for many years in the field of environmental biology. In mid-life she returned to her first love--writing--and never looked back. These days Joan lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children. She loves to cook and grows her own ...more

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