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His Billion Dollar Dilemma

(Guide to Love #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  389 ratings  ·  62 reviews
Never judge a geek by her cover...

Simon Lamont is an ice-cold corporate pirate. He buys companies, strips them of their assets, and moves on. With money. Lots and lots of money. But when he arrives in San Francisco to acquire a floundering company and is accosted by a cute engineer with fire in her eyes, it takes all Simon has to maintain his legendary cool.

Helen Winston
ebook, 221 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
3.25 Stars

This was definitely a cute read. I liked Simon and Helens chemistry and the premise of the story was interesting. It was in 3rd person and I feel like I've been reading first person for so long it took me awhile to get used to it. I wish the characters were more well rounded, but overall even though it's not a great read, it's not a bad one either.

*ARC graciously provided for an honest review*
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
The pacing of this was ragged. Some things happened way too quickly to be realistic (really you're going do the whole makeover from geek to chic plot and have it happen after only one scene?) probably blame that on the short 200 page length. The writing wasn't stellar. BUT that said I still kinda enjoyed it.
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
> > > I have received this Book as an ARC from the Publisher < < <
> > > In Exchange I promised an honest Review < < <

I started this book with the thought to read a story which is kind of the same as the stories I already have read...a lot. There is this rich cold pirate who is succesful, unbelieveable good-looking and charming as hell. And then there is this strange-looking, humble, clumsy woman with an age of 30 who doesn't even found out who she is. Not really a surprising combination.

But th
Monica Cullip
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it

This story was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
Simon Lamont is alone. The only excitement he has in his life is his businesses. He is what is known as a corporate pirate he buys companies, strips them of all their assets and employees and then moves on to the next kill never sparing a thought to those whose lives he has ruined.
Helen Winston happens to work at his newest acquisition. She however is not going to let this be just one more take over. She gets in his face, she interru
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of how Simon Lamont fell in love with Helen Winston. First, he buys the company she works for. Her patents alone are worth more than the company. Then, she needs him by her side when she gets devastating news. They become friends quickly.

Helen tells him about her hang ups with men. Since they are friends now, she hopes he can help her get over the past. A few kisses never hurt anyone, right? So what if the bachelor is extremely tall and handsome. Who cares if he has a British a
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First thing's first, Alexia Adams is a fantastic writer. This is my first novel by her, was given it in exchange for an honest review, and I'm completely under her spell. She writes a compelling story that would fall on its face if she wasn't so talented, didn't have plot and character development, and didn't flesh out her two major characters. Adams is someone I will continue to read if all her books are as incredible as this one!

Simon is a corporate pirate, a sexy and very British corporate p
Leefe Leefe
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Simon and Helen were cute couple. I don't know how to praise the author for good names in this book. Simon, Helen, Liam, Jason. Fantastic characters! Never get bored for read it twice.
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read couldn't put it down

Great read loved ever minute of it .need more stories like the stories about the British billionaires.I could read it again.
Book Gannet
There are some unexpected touches to this book – some good, some bad. For one thing there’s a reason why Helen wears the clothes she does and if sexual assault is a trigger for you, then please be warned. Because of this it was a nice touch to see Helen get her confidence as a woman back, and the way Simon handled things with her was surprisingly considerate and really rather sweet. On the downside everything does go away once they get past a certain point, which was just too convenient for me.

christine danielle (Bibliophilic Madness)
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Well His Billion Dollar Billionaire was a very sweet read. A perfect book to read when you just want to relax and have a good time.


The plot was very cute, about a hero who was a modern day pirate in the corporate world and the heroine who was an employee of the latest company which he has purchased. What I loved about the heroine was she was someone who stands up f
Tory Michaels
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
This is a fantastic book.

Simon - yeah, he's mostly ruthless, but you don't get to being a billionaire by being a pushover. I enjoyed the fact that he was willing to listen to Helen's proposal and watch him thaw out when confronted by Helen's family and friends, slowly falling for Helen along the way. He's got every reason for being emotionally shut off, which is blatantly clear after Helen and he go to visit his mother.

Helen - I loved her family, particularly her parents when you finally get to
I fell in love with Helen the first paragraph I met her. She had spunk, wouldn't back down from what she wanted, and was willing to totally embarrass herself to get it. This company is her baby and there's no way she's going to let some corporate pirate steal it from her - or so she thinks. What she doesn't expect is a near-naked first encounter with a guy she could dream about for ages.

But Simon doesn't care about her company - although her tactics make her quite interesting and he agrees to a
Carol Tietsworth
I read a lot of Billionaire love (?) Stories, and all of them, to my mind are lacking, not this one though. In this one the woman is emotionally damaged and doesn't just jump into bed with him, in this one the billionaire doesn't automatically get his own way, without thought to his actions.
A refreshing change. The only part I regret and not too badly, is that I paid for the book, and not because it wasn't worth it, be cause I read so fast that I would be in the poor house if I paid for everythi
Cheryl Sanders
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Simon Lamont is a corporate raider and he's going after the company Helen Winston works for. The buyout is inevitable but after the purchase is made, can she talk him into not tearing the company apart? All the employees are like friends and family to her and she MUST protect their jobs somehow. Will Simon be able to stop wanting this sexy engineer and will he break his own rules to have her? Will Helen's past destroy any pleasure she could receive from this sexy corporate pirate?

This is a sexy,
Elle Markov
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Simon Lamont is on the verge of taking over the company Helen Winston has worked really hard to build. Well Helen is not going to allows some corporate pirate to come in and ruin her life and that of her friends and coworkers. What was supposed to be a business meeting turns into so much.

I loved Helen's friends and her nerdy big brother, he was just super funny and sweet, in a very annoying, overprotective big brother way. Simon was such a sweetheart and the "I love you" moment was just wow for
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-romance
I've read a couple of romance novels lately that have dealt with tough women's issues. I was surprised to discover that this light romance novel also fell into that category. The interactions between the Hero and heroine were incredibly sweet helping to soften the darkness of the issue. I was very impressed with the way the author had written both the Hero's reaction to the heroine's past trauma and how he handled it.

Even if the story hadn't be fabulous, which it was, I would recommend this boo
Cathy Skendrovich
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a sweet read! Helen was a firecracker with a devastating secret, and Simon was a corporate pirate with a soft heart. These two were meant for each other, and their chemistry sizzled right off the page from the first scene. I enjoyed reading their love story. The dialogue was witty, the settings and secondary characters all helped the story move along, and I liked how the love scenes were descriptive without going into too much detail. Oh, and no F-word, either! How refreshing! I will be rea ...more
Beyond the Pages
Mar 29, 2015 rated it liked it
I found this book to be both sweet and charming. I really liked the characters and their familial-like connections. I felt that Simon and Helen clicked rather well; their chemistry just worked. It was certainly interesting to see how he ultimately helped her overcome her intimacy issues. He proved himself to be patient, sensitive and caring. On the flip side, upon Simon's intervention, Helen became quite bold and quite passionate. I love that this couple found happiness in each other's arms.
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am very much a fan of Helen and Simon. I enjoy when women are kick@$$ all by themselves and the hero compliments her. Helen is wicked smart, loyal, and considerate. At times, this is to her own detriment. Simon is used to doing things his way and until Helen looked at everything for it's monetary value at the end of the day. I really liked the plot and development. The love scenes were amazing :-p I'm definitely looking for more from this author.
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

His Billion Dollar Dilemma was a sweet, fun and entertaining read.

I enjoyed reading Simon and Helen's story, they had great chemistry and my interest was kept from beginning to end.

Advance copy was received from publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest thoughts
Alexia Adams
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote it. Of course I love it.
Mayte Urse
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute read. Simon and Helen had good chemistry. Some of the story was a little OTT (the parent's commune, private jets, etc), but it was sweet and entertaining.
Nurul Badia
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was a pretty good read with interesting characters and also great story development.
I received a copy of this story through NetGalley from Entangled Publishing for an honest review. I’m always a sucker for the billionaire books as well as Entangled’s contemporary brands.

Simon was an interesting character as he didn’t behave quite like I thought. Usually the hero is an alpha jerk who eventually falls to his knees by the end after saying something stupid to the heroine. This one deviated from that formula and it was pleasantly unexpected. Although Simon started off with a roboti
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
His Billion Dollar Dilemma,received from NetGalley, was a good read with interesting characters. It centered on Helen, an extremely smart engineer who was roommates with her brother, also a genius, who is trying to save her company. Her boss is selling his company along with the patents she developed. He does not much care what happens to the 30 or so employees at the firm but Helen cares. She does what she has to so that she can save their jobs and in the course of trying to convince the corpor ...more
Helen Winston is a geek who hides her innate, natural beauty behind really old fashioned, dowdy clothing after a traumatic experience as a teenager. Now she’s an exceptionally able engineer but the company she works for is in danger of being taken over by someone she regards as an asset stripping pirate, Simon Lamont. She worries about the affect this will have on the lives of her friends and co-workers so goes to confront him. Unable to get an appointment to see him, she uses her contacts to di ...more
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed His Billion Dollar Dilemma by Alexia Adams. It is the love story between engineering geek Helen Winston and corporate pirate Simon Lamont. Simon's character totally reminded me of Edward Lewis, the male hero portrayed by Richard Gere from the film Pretty Woman. Simon is on the cusp of purchasing the company that Helen works for, and because she does not want her colleagues to be out of work, she does everything in her power to prevent the business transaction from happening. In the pro ...more
Anna Lenhart
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Helen is a spunky engineer who works for a company that is a profitable. Her patents are the main reason that it is still in business. Simon is a wealthy businessman Who is looking to take over her company. They me and our instantly attracted to each other. She develops a plan to save her friends and because of a family emergency is unable to meet with her until they go on a camping trip with her friends. They instantly bond and begin to develop a realistic relationship she accompanies to him fi ...more
Ash P Reads
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ash P by: Entangled Publishing
A sweet and romantic book about finding love in the most unexpected places. Simon Lamont buys and strips companies for a bigger profit. Helen Winston is an engineer in one of those very companies that he is about to dismantle. She's promised her coworkers that she is going to do everything in her power to stop him from doing so. And she has a great plan all sorted out as well. But when mistiming and circumstances throw them together at a weekend getaway, Helen finds herself trusting him to her i ...more
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A former world wanderer, Alexia Adams writes contemporary romance stories that reflect her love of exotic destinations and diverse characters and cultures. She currently lives near Vancouver, Canada with her husband and four children and dreams of a world without housework. As a flight risk mom, romance is her escape and she can often be found with her nose in a book, pretending she’s somewhere el ...more

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