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Breathless In Love (The Maverick Billionaires #1)

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Will Franconi has a dark past that he’s kept a closely guarded secret―very few people have ever heard his real story and he plans to keep it that way. After surviving a hellish childhood, he’s now living the dream life where everything he touches turns to gold. But something’s missing. He doesn’t quite know what until a simple letter from a teenage boy brings Harper Newman ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published June 10th 2015 by Maverick Oak Press, LLC (first published May 30th 2015)
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Stacey is Sassy
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Will's got something up his sleeve that he hides from the world...

I have been a Bella Andre fan for years and when I heard about her working with Jennifer Skully on Breathless in Love and that there was a new series coming out I was very intrigued. Will is a self made billionaire with a love of fast cars and his car collection had been featured on a show called Hot Cars. After the show aired, he received a letter from a boy named Jeremy who loved cars and asked if he could see them. For some rea
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Erika


4 stars

This was a very sweet, romantic read, my first Bella Andre book ever.

What I liked most about Breathless In Love were two of the main characters: the hero, Will, and the heroine's (Harper's) brother, Jeremy. These two guys were just absolutely terrific characters. Will was extremely generous, thoughtful and affectionate. Jeremy was positive, outgoing, sweet and had a huge, loving heart. His limitations (due to permanent brain damage from a car accident) are heartbreaking but thankfully he
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Bella Andre
Jun 10, 2015 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
BREATHLESS IN LOVE (The Maverick Billionaires #1) by NYT bestsellers Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully is out now! We can't wait for you to meet our super-sexy billionaires! <3 <3 <3 Bella & Jennifer

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Roksana
5 real romantic love stars!
“There’s nothing I want more in the world than for you to be my wife and for Jeremy to be my little brother, too. Wherever we go, I want to do it together as a family”

WOW! This was not what i expected when proceeding reading this story...my superstition was that "it would be another romance lacking in depth with rich arrogant, spoiled playboy Hero having lots of OW flaunting around him, but boy was I wrong! i can positively say that i have found myself an author that
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Jessica Alcazar
ARC provided by the author for an honest review

Just WOW ....The Maverick Billionaires series is starting out with a fireworks display that will leave you breathless.

I want to share something about myself before I review this story for you.

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I AM a Harper Newman.

And now ... on with my review ...

The Mavericks Group is a group of men...Daniel, Sebastian, Evan, Matt, and Will, who picked themselves up from the bottom of the bottom and made a name for themselves. As children, they where brought tog
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Sabrina
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crazy-rich
4 Stars


Will Franconi is a man running from his past and trying to escape the things he has done. He grew up with a criminal of a father and learned the criminal life from him. But he got out of that life and made a name for himself. He now has more money than he knows what to do with and a successful business. When Will gets a letter from, what he assuming to be, a little boy wanting to look at his car collection, he's excited to show off his cars. He never expected to show up and see a sexy wom
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CC
Jun 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: audible, safe-for-me
The most important thing I have to say about this book is that I thought the narrator was AWESOME!!!

Otherwise - meh - I was kind of bored. The heroine annoyed me a bit but not so much that I disliked her. Will was awesome. But I felt he was too beta for me. I needed him more assertive. Pushing her boundaries more.

The drama at the end was short lived - thank goodness! That would have made me dislike the heroine.

Incredibly safe book.
Angela
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First of all, I've read everything by Bella Andre and absolutely fell in love with her books. To be honest, I've never read anything by Jennifer Skully, but I'll definitely be checking her out now! I fell in love with these characters and just wanted to reach into the pages and hug them. Seriously. I don't give recaps of books, because you can read the blurb to get that. I will say that Will.... whew.... delayed gratification and all that. But when things started heating up, they blew off the ch ...more
Shari Kay
Mar 09, 2017 marked it as not-for-me
Upcoming tropes I don't like. Yes, I'm weird like that. I don't want to start a series I won't finish.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


I haven’t read anything by Jennifer Skully before but I’ve pretty much read every book Bella Andre has written so I was curious to see what this new series would be like.

BREATHLESS IN LOVE is the first book in the Maverick Billionaire series. Now if you’ve read Andre’s Sullivans’ series then you are probably familiar with her overachieving fun-loving family. I strongly feel that this series will have the same tone and style. You can definitely see Andre’s touch with the heroes at least because
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Lisa
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 sweet stars. This is a traditional CR. Rich man with a dark past. Young heroine with a lot of responsibility. Living in different worlds and brought together by a sweet young man.

This is an enjoyable afternoon read. Very little angst, endearing moments and a lot of passion.

I just might have a cavity it was so sweet.

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Cyndi
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good book! Billionaire Will and lovely Harper fall in love, which is lovely.
But, Jeremy, Harper's little brother, pulls them together. He survived an accident as a young child that left him with a learning disability. It's his inherent bubbly personality that gives the serious people around him the chance to find happiness.
I had a few times that I wanted to shake Harper, but she finally wised up in the end. Her character moved forward more than any other.
A Klue
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
***DNF***

As a huge Bella Andre fan, I am really confused why this book was so B-O-R-I-N-G! There is another author's name listed along with Ms. Andre, so I'm thinking this co-author may have written most of it. Grasping at straws here because despite the classy book cover and title, the book itself was mediocre....and simply did not feel like Ms. Andre's writing style.

It was your typical rich guy thinks he isn't worthy of a nice girl because he used to be a bad boy..(stealing cars/breaking in ho
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Ok safe buddies.. I need info. Really hopeful this is safe for me.
Rima Rashid
Jan 21, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a quick read that I started last night. I loved the diversity and showing such a colourfully filled in disabled character and how they're conditions are in no way a stigma. I also liked the message of realising that it is okay to let go of things and allow them to grow independently. It spoke volumes. Will's character was a strong force in this!
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Kitty's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Breathless in Love is a sweet, loving and heart-warming story with three main characters that are all interesting and caring and will hold your attention from beginning to end. Personally, I absolutely fell in love with Jeremy from the beginning of the story and Will wasn't too hard to take either.

I would not say that I was surprised with this story. Bella Andre has always wrote loving stories with characters that are beautiful. Now, her coll
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Claudia237
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
I found this book boring. And the boredom stemmed from: firstly the fact that a long time was taken to present the other members of the Mavericks group and the interactions they had; secondly a lot of things seemed repetitive, and lastly there were too much time wasted inside the characters' heads (really they rumminaged A LOT) and not enough spent showing actions.

Then I had to go through pages and pages of a grown-up man lamenting over and over again about how bad he was when he was a kid and h
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Isha Coleman
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
The Maverick Billionaires series is off to an exciting start. Breathless In Love has all the things I look for as a reader of romance. Romance (of course), depth, excitement, moments that touch the heart, strong central characters and sexual chemistry. Will and Harper have each experienced life through the school of hard knocks. But they never give up and that is what makes Breathless In Love an explosive and endearing start to what looks to be an awesome series. Received an ARC of Breathless In ...more
Deserie williams
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars. I enjoyed this more than I thought. Will is a awesome H . He has a big generous loving heart:) Harper was a hardworking great big sister . At times I thought she wasn't giving Will enough credit but I understood.Jeremy I absolutely adored:) He was awesome! I only wished for more of an epilogue with them ( marriage and babies:). I will be looking for the next book about Sebastian and hopefully more with Will and Harper!
Maree Repa
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I so enjoyed this beautiful book. So romantic how will and Harper could come together and that Harper could still have full trust in protecting Jeremy, her brother. I just so enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next one too!!
Aoi
Jun 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
3.5 Stars

Chock full of cliches, but I guess that forms a part of the book's appeal- a hero that's too good to be true. My emotional engagement picked up one-third in.
Katrina Oram
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Always love Bella Andre! Cant wait to read the rest of the maverick billionaires
Jessie Potts
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
See below for an interview with Eva the audio narrator!

Jessie: Welcome to HEA, Eva! What was your favorite character to create a voice for?

Eva: I guess I would say Jeremy, the main female character’s brother who has an intellectual disability. It was a nice challenge to make him as realistic as possible, and not to slide into a stereotype. I also enjoy creating believable male characters — there are five Maverick “brothers,” and I try to give each man his own distinct sound and personality. My h
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Under the Covers Book Blog
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it

I haven’t read anything by Jennifer Skully before but I’ve pretty much read every book Bella Andre has written so I was curious to see what this new series would be like.

BREATHLESS IN LOVE is the first book in the Maverick Billionaire series. Now if you’ve read Andre’s Sullivans’ series then you are probably familiar with her overachieving fun-loving family. I strongly feel that this series will have the same tone and style. You can definitely see Andre’s touch with the heroes at least because

...more
Sarah
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First: It was an ARC that I was given. I was not paid to do the review. All I got was a free copy for a book I would have purchased anyway because I love the author ;)

The story is beautiful. Wonderfully written. I'm a HUGE fan of Bella Andre, and with this story, I became a fan of Jennifer Skully.

This was a story that's guaranteed to make you laugh. It'll make you cry. It'll make you melt, in all the right ways.

I can't even begin to describe how much I enjoyed the book, minus the fact that I lit
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★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
3.5 ~ 4 STARS (I couldn't decide)

This book is literally the sweetest. I loved every single moment of it. And I loved the heroine even more. She's the strongest person ever -- caring for her disabled brother after her parents' death.

My brother is autistic so I know for a fact that caring for kids with special needs isn't a walk in the park, especially without an authority figure telling you what to do. It's a tough, tough thing to do.

I loved both heroine and hero as inviduals and I loved them
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RachelW (BamaGal)
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loan
Love with the rich and the beautiful. Sounds like 'The Sullivans' doesn't it? This was so much more, though. The story was deeper and the relationship developed over time. No I-love-you-will-you-marry-me in one week flat. The characters were fuller and the relationship more sensual and mature. Very much Skully/Haynes influence there. The disabled brother Jeremy was an absolute joy and brought the story to a richer level.

Four more 'Mavericks' to go, and I'm looking forward to them. Andre and Skul
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Quincee Smith
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love Bella Andre and I was honored to receive an advance copy of her newest book. It definitely did not disappoint!

The character development was good and the story line was not too over the top. There were enough plot twists and turns to keep me interested. I liked the way the other "Mavericks" were introduced and hope to hear more about Will, Harper and Jeremy in the upcoming books.

I hope we don't have to wait too long for book #2.
Jennifer Brown
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Jennifer by: Bella Andre
Bella has did it once again!!!with some help from her friend Jennifer Skully.
I love Will and Harper (and Jeremy). I was on the edge of my seat the entire book. It wasn't just a love story it's a human story. We all make mistake, we all have a past we would like to forget and we all need to know that we are ok inside. But to find someone who is willing to give you their future in spite of your past and theirs is priceless.
♔ Marli ♔
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Will and Harper...

What an awesome captivating story!

As always I was crazy about Will.. Didn't like Harper towards the end...but she came through and their story ended sweet and happy...

Compliments to the author!
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