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The Billionaire's Secret Love

(Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaires #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  1,814 ratings  ·  120 reviews
I tried to say no. I did more than try, I flat out turned him down. Repeatedly. But Tate Winters doesn't take no for an answer. He's smart, hot, and he knows how to get to me. Before I can stop myself, I'm falling for him. But Tate doesn't know my secrets. He doesn't understand that we can't be together, no matter how much we both want it.

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Kindle Edition, 168 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Ginger Quill Press, LLC
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Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is a novella. Short. And because of shortness, the story/ plot does not really sums up well.

Emily has a traumatic past and as result she have to endure PTSD. She can not leave her house and do normal dating. When she met Tate, both have insta lust connection. And suddenly Emily able to walk by herself to Tate's building to have sex.

Aised from the above, overall this book is OK read. Nothing heart warming romance. It seems this book was written in great hurry.

3 stars
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really hate how he wasn't so sexual with her as much as I expected him to be. Other than that, everything else was fine. ...more
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thought that this book was good
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Billionaire's Secret Love is Tate Winters and Emily's story. Tate never has more then a one night stand with a women. Emily after a murderous traumatic event she witness in her childhood cause her to have severe panic attacks. She is Shy and has a hard time being around people.

When her and Tate first met in bk.1 The Billionaire's Screct Heart they have an immediated attraction. Emily has never been able to be with a man before she is a virgin but she is willing to face her fears to be with
Wow, a bit better than the first one surprisingly.

The Billionaire's Secret Love was good. However, I felt like the romance wasn't really romance-y. Is that even a thing? Like, I get that they were into each other but at the beginning.. wasn't really feeling the love.

In this book, you will meet Tate and Emily. They were cute with one another but, again, they had to grow on me. I wasn't fully invested until about half way through this book - and this thing was kind of short in my opinion. I did, h
Joann Herley
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'll give this 2.5 stars. I liked the story, but it was very hard to believe. I don't want to give anything away so I'll leave it that. ...more
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this one more than the last. There was more depth to Tate and Emily's story even though it was still only a novella. I felt their connection and I related hard to Emily's anxiety issues. It was so sweet to see them navigate towards a relationship. Tate was such a sweetheart 🥰 ...more
Maggie Whitworth
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Excellent book, great reading that’s so addictive and satisfying.
Steamy romance with Tate Winters and Emily the shy new lady , can they make it work ?

Loved every page.
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing

What you’ll find in this story; a cast of engaging and impressive characters, intriguing plot, pent-up rage, gut-wrenching moments, camaraderie, witty dialogue, powerful vivid scene descriptions, toe-curling sensual romance, and a heart-warming conclusion leaving you wanting more.

Both Emily and Tate have memories from the past that still haunt them, but Emily’s trauma runs deeper leaving her with insecurities and panic attacks. The fi
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Emily Winslow has been living with agoraphobia since she was 9 years old and she's been learning to deal with it though therapy and facing her fears head on. She's a gamer as well as doing coding for games. Things don't start off so well between her and Tate Winters. She knows he's a player and changes women as often as his clothes. She never dates and turns him down when he asks her to dinner. Tate can't believe Emily actually said no to him. He is part of WGC, Winters Gaming Corp, and had made ...more
Laila Viking
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
A nice story line and plot. It is about the main characters Emily and Tate. Tate is obsessed with Emily but she keeps turning him down.
Emily has some issues and past to struggle with and that gives the story some unsuspected twists. The characters are well described and develops through the story. I like it is written in dual POV and gives the reader a lot more about the characters. There are hot scenes and lots of chemistry.

I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a revie
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Tate and Emily's story. Emily is everything Tate didn't realise he wanted in a girl. Emily has no desire to get involved with Tate, he is a notorious playboy and she hates the spotlight. However Tate is not going to take no for an answer and he pursues Emily. Will their relationship survive or will it fail before they really get to know each other. ...more
Erin **Coffee and Book Addict**
A nice quick read. A lot of content in a small amount of time. It was a good book that kept my attention. A real life problem talked about in a fictional setting.
Emma  Clancy-Slack- Da silva
Its a story that i just want more of. As the series goes on its getting better and I'm hoping certain stories are carried on later on. ...more
Deanie Nelder
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Anxious to the point of agoraphobia, the last person Emily wants to get involved with is Tate Winters. But when her best friend starts dating his brother, the complications throw them together, and despite her reservations Emily finds herself falling for Tate.

This is a cute book. Emily's anxiety was dealt with in a fairly reasonable manner (for a romance novel). She and Tate have serious chemistry and are adorable together. The only problems with the book come from what I want to call "Novella S
Jennifer McGurk Finn
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: virgin
This is the second book in the Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaires series by Ivy Layne aka Alexa Wilder. The first book was about Holden Winters and Josephine and this one is about Holden's best friend/cousin/business partner, Tate Winters and Jo's bestie/roommate, Emily. Tate knows better than most about tragedy, being in the public eye and how ruthless reporters can be to get a story. Emily has also been through something horrible when she was just a young child and the reporters were relentl ...more
Feb 04, 2017 rated it liked it
This book is about Tate and Emily, a couple we met in The Billionaire's Secret Heart book, the first of the series. Tate invited Emily out, but she rejected him, so obviously he has to have her. She keeps rejecting him, but it becomes a challenge to him, and little by little he starts to gain her trust. At first is just a case of lust, but the more time they spend together, the more he likes her and realizes that she is more than just a pretty face. It's not an easy journey, because Emily has is ...more
Jane Stopes
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow this book is just as hot as Josephine and Holden. what with the cousins Tate and Holden Winters being hot billionaires this book is about Emily and Tate. A self confessed player who would rather make excuses than have a woman hang about after sex has his sights set on Emily. With Tate having to go and find Jo because Holden is falling to bits he meets Emily the gorgeous curvy Emily who just happens to be Jo's flat mate. He struck almost immediately a hot connection on seeing Emily, he has no ...more
Book Lover
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

This is Tate and Emily’s story.

Tate is a wealthy businessman and playboy. He sees no sense in relationships, until Emily. He lives his life very publicly.

Emily is an extremely shy, nerdy, computer geek. She has a past that lead her to isolating herself and panic attacks. Emily forces herself to face her fears. I loved watching her conquer her fears. I found myself cheering her on.

Both share a love of computer games. I loved that Tate was pa
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this one. We saw a little about Tate and Emily in The Billionaire's Secret a Heart as they are in the lives of Holdon and Josephine. I enjoyed Tate and Emily's story as we saw them realize what they had in each other. Tate is usually not looking for a girlfriend and Emily has no desire for a boyfriend so watching their story transpire was both romantic and soul searching. Are they enough together to make it work! Enjoy finding out. Look forward to more in this series as I want to ...more
Heidi Petersen
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC copy for a honest opinion
Emily is a very shy girl who suffers from severe anxiety issues which after years of help, she has them under control..... That is until she meets Tate Winters.

Tate can't get Emily out of his head, she said "No". This would normally become a challenge to Tate but Emily is different.

What happens when Tate pursues??? Is it a disaster waiting to happen or a match made in heaven...... I'm not saying!!!!!!
I enjoyed this book, the interplay between all the char
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
I wanted to know more on these two, Emily and Tate since the first time I saw them in "The Billionaire's Secret Heart". Emily tried to resist this hot, sexy man. She went so far as to say no to his face. But that was not working. Tate was very persistent and no was not a word he wanted to her when it was something he wanted. The desire was there for them both. But reality was a big pill to swallow.

Tate and Emily made the work and chase look so fun.
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Arc review for honest review. Emily is Josephine roommate and has very bad anxiety attacks when Tate comes to help get Josephine back with Holden his cousin he sees Emily and love at first sight .very cute story .
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
Do not base this series on this novella. I think Author loyalty is why others gave this a higher rating. Not enough character development. Although much better than the first novella in the series.

The full blown novels are addicting and really engaging...keep reading.
Shirley Crow
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaires Series
by Ivy Layne

The Billionaire’s Secret Heart
The Billionaire’s Secret Love
The Billionaire’s Pet
The Billionaire’s Promise
The Rebel Billionaire
The Billionaire’s Secret Kiss
The Billionaire’s Angel
Engaging the Billionaire
Compromising the Billionaire
The Counterfeit Billionaire

Again as par for the course for me, I didn’t read these in order I started with The Billionaire’s Promise which is the only one of these novels that I have in paperback. Let’s get you read
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Billionaire's Secret Heart, by Ivy Layne is a 168-page contemporary romance novella and is the second book out of a 10-part series (first book review can be found here). And since this is a 10-part series, you can expect reviews by this author pretty back to back for the next few weeks as I go through the books. It is written from a first-person POV, two-sided.

Ivy Layne is an author who generally writes dirty, dirty sex scenes. So if you're someone who is looking for some dirty read (which t
Peaches & Sunshine
The Billionaire’s Secret Love fell flat for me compared to The Billionaire’s Secret Heart. While they’re both novellas and limited in development, this one felt like it didn’t come together quite as well.

Tate and Jo had interesting chemistry in the last book that didn’t quite keep its momentum here, making their hookup scenes not as hot as I was expecting. Maybe it’s because Tate’s inner thoughts steer towards arrogance about knowing women than I like. His actions with Jo err on the side of cau
Karin D.
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 ⭐️’s for me!

This is Emily & Tate’s story. We knew, from Book 1 in the Series, that Emily was shy & had some issues. This book delves a little deeper & we find that Emily has gone through something traumatic as a child and still to this day, wrestles with trying to keep her Panic Attacks under control. Tate is fun-loving & has a different girl on his arm whenever he chooses, but finds himself drawn to Emily, as she’s the first woman to ever turn him down for a date. Tate is very persistent & fi
Denise H
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book full of strong characters and a unique storyline. This is a charming romance and nice addition to the series. Tate and Emily are great together; they are such an endearing couple. I love how patient, gentle and kind he is with her and the fact that he asks questions wanting to understand her condition rather than just get angry and jump to conclusions. He really helps her to see and believe that he wants to be with her for long term and not a quick hook up; that he has truly changed h ...more
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tate and Emily. how cute are they...
I fell in love with Tate in the first book, Secret Heart so when it came to Tate meeting his match I couldn't have been happier. Tate is a rich playboy and Emily is a scared almost shut in. When Tate asks her on a date and she says 'No', it's almost a challenge to him.
Emily was involved in a shooting when she was young and it made her afraid of the world. After years of therapy and hard work, she almost has a normal life... that is until she meets Tate. He is
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Ivy Layne has had her nose stuck in a book since she first learned to decipher the English language. Sometime in her early teens, she stumbled across her first Romance, and the die was cast. Though she pretended to pay attention to her creative writing professors, she dreamed of writing steamy romance instead of literary fiction. These days, she’s neck deep in alpha heroes and the smart, sexy wome ...more

Other books in the series

Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaires (10 books)
  • The Billionaire's Secret Heart (Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaires, #1)
  • The Billionaire's Pet (Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaires, #3)
  • The Billionaire's Promise (Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaires, #4)
  • The Rebel Billionaire  (Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaires, #5)
  • The Billionaire's Secret Kiss (Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaires Book 6)
  • The Billionaire's Angel (Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaires Book 7)
  • Engaging the Billionaire (Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaires Book 8)
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