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Seducing the Tycoon

(International Temptation #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  55 reviews
International tycoon Drago De Luca has the world at his feet and he knows it. But back home in Italy, his beloved grandmother's family inn is on the verge of closing down for good, thanks to hotshot American heiress, Chase Huntington, and her new hotel. Drago has to protect Nonna's inn, even if it means getting close enough to Chase to convince her she needs to leave. But ...more
ebook, 243 pages
Published September 19th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence)
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3.5 stars

Seducing the Tycoon was a quick and entertaining read.

I enjoyed the storyline, it held my interest throughout the book and I read it in one sitting.
The characters Drago and Chase had a strong attraction and their chemistry was off the charts.
I enjoyed watching them connect, fall in love and finding their happily ever after.


Overall Seducing the Tycoon is a well written romance that will entertain you and leave you with a smile on your face. A perfect Sunday afternoon's read.

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My Review:
On completing reading an ARC of this brilliant novel I couldn’t resist tweeting to the author:
@MKMKMeredith Personally, highly recommend it – just got to love an Italian Dragon being tamed by love – and his Nonna!

Need I write more?

OK, this book definitely deserves more of a review than that but you should definitely know it is one that I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into. It concerns Chase Huntington’s endeavours to ensure the latest hotel in the chain started by her family is successfu
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
This was a entertaining read. The author takes a typical story and gives it a great twist that ends up biting our darling male hero right in the tail. Ahhh - the choices we make when we think we are doing a good thing can bring a tough outcome.

With a delightful heroine and a wonderful offset hero to balance, we are taken on an adventure in lovely Italy. The author paints a lovely picture of this town and the people that live there. So much so that you feel you know them and want to go and visit.
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Rosalie's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Chase is a family that comes from money. With them owning the Huntington House hotel chain, she's never had to want for anything. That definitely doesn't mean she isn't a hard worker. She has worked her whole life and now wants to move to Italy to open up her own hotel under the Huntington House name. Only one problem: Drago.

Drago's Nonna has ran a very successful bed and breakfast, until recently. Now that she is going bankrupt, Drago want
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

Chase and Drago’s story. A beautiful, feisty, playful and confident woman who doesn’t trust easily runs into a very tall dark and handsome Italian man who is secretly ruining her plans to open Huntington House on the exact same day as his Nonna’s inn. Problem is, Drago starts to develop feelings for Chase and once he realizes what he’s done is wrong, it’s too late. Or is it? Will Drago figure out how to bring Chase back t
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
The storyline for Seducing the Tycoon was beyond intriguing. The buildup in the storyline and between the characters was very well written. I loved how the hero gets bit in the ass even though his intentions in backstabbing the heroine was noble. While Drago is trying to make up for years of leaving his grandmother to fend for herself with her inn. Chase’s new hotel opening stands in his way of fixing his grandmother’s struggling inn. What Drago doesn’t expect when he sets out to sabotage Chase’ ...more
Suze Lavender
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Chase is an ambitious woman. Her family owns the Huntington House hotel chain and she dreams of having a glorious career at the company. She has to earn this spot and that is the difficult part. She only has a short time to prove herself. Chase travels to Ferrara in Italy to open their new hotel. She thinks there are just a few last jobs to do and her task is to make sure every last detail is correct and to organize a spectacular opening. However, when she arrives at the hotel she finds a huge m ...more
Dawn Yacovetta
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's nothing I like more than when I read about a hero or heroine who thinks they have all of the answers, only to learn that they don't always have all of the answers, but there's someone else out there who is going to turn their world upside down. Chase Huntington and Drago De Luca are just such a pair. She enlists his help to get her family's hotel up and running in a town where she doesn't speak the language. And he takes on the task, undermining her at every turn in order to save his gra ...more
April Symes
This was a quick and entertaining read which was what I was looking for. The characters were believable, the storyline had a good flow and I could sit and read it in one sitting instead of having to read it in several sittings. Drago and Chase had this instant zing, this immediate chemistry which I found great while reading. Chase thought she found her dream and her dream man in Drago but he is hiding a secret and an agenda. Will Drago realize the truth before its too late or will he lose Chase ...more
Bette Hansen
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book! Loved the writing in this one, it was very descriptive and made me feel like I was sitting in Italy with the rest of the characters. Drago and the way he loved his family, especially his Nonna touched my Italian heart at it's core. The chemistry between Drago and Chase was great and you can see the train wreck coming when he isn't completely honest with her. As Chase gets more and more invested in the town and with all the people you can't help but hope she has finally found her ho ...more
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it

Seducing the Tycoon by MK Meredith is a wonderful escape to Italy. The hero is a sexy Italian with the nickname the Dragon. Meredith makes the lovely town of Ferrara an integral part of the story. I was almost more intrigued by the city than the Dragon – pretty amazing. Meredith has a light, playful writing style with well-developed characters. Drago and Chase draw you in from the first page. The conflict is somewhat predictable – her hotel versus his grandmother’s inn – but it is written with a
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

I’m not sure whether readers will fall in love with the hero, but they will certainly fall in love with the setting! Whatever one thinks of the romance, Seducing the Tycoon definitely seduces the reader into falling for the many, many charms of Ferrara Italy.

Just as the heroine does.

This is the kind of story that always drives me just a bit crazy. The hero is lying to the heroine from the first moment they meet. There’s no misunderstandammit here. The hero
Elizabeth Neal
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Chase, trying to prove to her family, and the board, that she's the best one for the director of hotel operations for the Malibu location, is in Ferrara, Italy to launch the newest international addition. She needs to show them how valuable she is, beyond having the Huntington name. Prior to walking in she spots a gorgeous man she wouldn't mind getting to "know" better later and, as evidenced by his flirty banter and dinner invitation, he's equally as interested. Upon entering the building, she ...more
4.5 stars - Light-hearted millionaire/billionaire romance that is more unique with it’s plot and characters

Seducing the Tycoon is a sweet contemporary romance about two rich people, one who had proved his success by building up his own fortune and a woman who is out to prove to her family and the board of their company that she has what it takes to join them. However, along the way in this romance, what starts out as a man out to seduce and con the American woman invading on their small Italian
Aug 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Chase is sent to a small town in Italy to wrap up the final touches on her family's latest luxury hotel. She's got a lot riding on this, namely a coveted position she wants to earn, not because she's the boss's daughter. Because she's capable. Enter Drago, he's a Ferrara native, his Nonna's Inn is in deep trouble and the opening of Chase's enterprise could sink his grandmothers dream and his family's legacy. Drago aka The Dragon is a ruthless businessman and since his Nonna refuses money from hi ...more
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Drago comes "home" to Italy to find his Nonna's Inn in crisis. Diego, a family friend who's been running the Inn, stole from the Inn and left the country. Since Nonna won't accept his money to get the Inn in repair, Drago approaches his grandma's Inn as he would one of his businesses. He's ruthless and will stop at nothing to help Nonna. His guilt at not coming home sooner and finding out about the Inn, sways his decisions and not necessarily in
Aug 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley.

Chase Huntington arrives in Ferrara to oversee the opening of the newest hotel in the Huntington luxury hotel chain. She needs the opening to be a success to persuade the board to appoint her to the post of "director of hotel operations" at HQ in Malibu, as Chase longs to settle down and make a permanent home for herself. Unfortunately, on her arrival in Ferrara, she discover that the "director of hotel operations" (is this the sam
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book written by MK Meredith. Drago De Luca is an international tycoon but back home in Italy, his beloved grandmother's family inn is on the verge of closing down for good, thanks to hotshot American heiress, Chase Huntington, and her new hotel. Drago has to protect Nonna's inn, even if it means getting close enough to Chase to convince her she needs to leave. But the more time he spends with Chase, the more he's drawn to her passion, her love of his culture. This is a great book ...more
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing

When I heard about Seducing The Tycoon I got so excited, at first I heard about the male love interest and immediately thought I need to more about him ,so when I got the chance to read this book early I was thrilled and I dived into this story as soon as I possibly could and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Seducing the Tycoon was fantastic !

In this book we mainly follow Drago and and Chase , I absolutely loved these two characters. The minute I saw them in there very first scene together I was sold on
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thought that this was a good read with very well developed characters and a plot that flowed very well. I love how M.K. Meredith started off with Drago being such a good guy and just out to help Chase, but we soon find out his ultimate motive for being so friendly and chummy with Chase. Made for a great plot and kept you wondering when Chase would figure everything out and what was going to happen then.

Chase has been put in charge of the new Huntington hotel set to open soon in Italy. When Ch
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
M.K. Meredith’s books are my first adventure into the world of the romance novel. I remember as a teenager coming across a friend’s uncle’s “blue” paperback novels, which would be considered tame these days, to say the least. And there was some Anais Nin and most recently, the “50 Shades” books (because of a bridal shower). But none of those experiences came close to the sheer pleasure of a well-paced love story, where the protagonists are strong, accomplished and ambitious women, who are not on ...more
Monica Cardoza
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Home is where the heart is….

This was a short entertaining read. I loved the characters in this story and how their relationship came to be. The sabotage that was supposed to happen comes with consequences that Drago didn’t see coming.

Drago has come home to save his Nonna’s Inn. He knew that he was at fault for what the accountant did but he was going to make it right no matter what. He had a plan and it was time to initiate it.

Chase knew what she wanted and that was a promotion. She knew her ho
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
"Seducing the Tycoon" by M.K. Meredith. This is Drago De Luca and Chase Huntington's story.

I was hooked from the beginning. I fell in love with Drago and Chase's characters. You will also love Drago's grandmother Nonna. The descriptions of the Italian community made me feel as if I was there.

Chase is in Italy to open the Huntington hotel for her father's business. If she can make a success of this, she is hoping that this will prove that she is capable of running her family's biggest hotel in C
Jennifer Schultheis
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Seducing the Tycoon blew me away with its diverse characters, beautiful descriptions, and a strong sense of family loyalty. The characters are very intriguing with completely different outlooks. Our hero, Drago De Luca, is charming, sexy, and above all, ruthless. Our heroine, Chase Huntington, is independent, fun, and compassionate. These two together make quite the pair. Chase and Drago’s journey to love is one you don’t want to miss!

Drago, otherwise known as the Dragon, is back home to make su
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Seducing the Tycoon is an enjoyable read with a beautiful setting, Italy. Chase is a great heroine: smart, determined and very kind. Drago (the Dragon) is the opposite: ruthless, cold and cares only about business and seeing his Nonna's inn reopen successfully. His plan to have that successful reopening is in direct contrast to Chase's plan: to open the Ferrara branch of her family's hotels, Huntington House. In order for the inn to reopen successfully, Chase's plan has to be derailed, and Drago ...more
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Nothing like a hot international romance with a steamy Italian as the main character. Drago aka the dragon. I swooned with his name alone. To find they were strong and relatable characters with real world issues made me love them even more.

The storyline was engaging and kept me intrigued until the end and what an ending it was. Love MK's writing style, it really speaks to me and makes me fall in love EVERY TIME!
Aug 27, 2016 rated it liked it
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Drago and Chase’s story is one that grew on me. In the beginning it was hard for me to see who was seducing who. I saw a man backstabbing a woman even though he was attracted to her and woman who was didn’t trust her instincts when she felt that there was something off with him.
Yet the story grew and you could see how Chase started to develop real feelings for her and a conscious. You could see how Chase let her guard down and
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this novel by the author in exchange for my review.

This novel grew on me. I was uncertain about how it would all pan out, since the beginning seemed so rocky. Chase and Drago were so career-centered, looking for home in all the wrong places, they almost missed an opportunity to have the best of both worlds.

Drago is all-business with a little bit of guilt mixed in for the way he has neglected his Nonna's Inn inn his quest to stay away from home. He decides to do all he can to
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I downloaded the ARC for this book, it was late at night. I had just settled down to go to sleep, set my alarm on my phone and I then I remembered I wanted to read the book in the morning so I downloaded it. Then I said "I'll just open it and take a peek."

Famous. Last. Words.

I read it. Every last awesome, sexy, absorbing word!

Drago started off on my sh*t list. He was self-assured, sexy and hell, and determined to undermine our heroine. And then I saw him with his grandmother, his lovable li
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars.

What a fun read.

Here we have Chase and Drago, they both meet in a little town in Italy, where Chase’s new hotel was set to open; and Drago’s grandma’s inn was also located. Drago can’t let Chase’s hotel to open, because it would ruin his grandma, so he set to do whatever he needed to stop it.

I gotta say, I disliked Drago a lot for most of the story. I loved that he cared for his grandma, but the way he was trying to ruin Chase, a woman super sweet to him who was just doing her job, b
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