The world might think billionaire Xavier Gaines has it all, but he’s got a big problem. His successful software company is about to sign a government contract that’ll land him smack in the glare of the public limelight, and his lifelong battle with social anxiety has marked him as a cold, uncaring bastard in the eyes of the press. To di ...more
I adored Xavier's vulnerability (I'm sucker for a broken hero), and Peyton was such a perfect match for him. A counterbalance, indeed.
This book was also incredibly well-written. Very thorough and immensely satisfying. I don't reread books, but I might reconsider for this book. It was THAT good. <3
Peyton knows Xavier to be a wonderful person, boss, and now something more. It's just scares her a bit. She's lost a lot. But she falls for Xavier. Not sure what to do about it.
Buy the book and see what happens. Truly a must ...more
This book sucks you in from page one which is another thing I love about it. Then you are hooked unti ...more
I loved this book. Xavie ...more
*** ARC Provided By Author In Exchange for Honest Review***
Kelly Moran hits it out of the park with Counterbalance! Having a sexy, billionaire nerd as the leading man and the girl next door that everyone loves as the leading lady was brilliant. The two had the most tense chemistry I have ever read and it made for a great love story!
Xaviet Gaines is a twenty nine year old billionaire who started his own tech company. Hes always been the geek growing up and all of society views him as a brooding ...more
Xavier Gaines is your typical male geek, but he has difficulty in the personality department. That's where the lovely Peyt ...more
She had a date with Thor and her couch via Netflix. Maybe she’d make it a threesome by adding Ghirardelli.
She cupped Archie’s cheeks as his driver held the limousine door for them. ‘Drive it like it’s stolen. We’re running late.’
I could not have picked a better woman for you if I climbed an X chromosome tree and plucked her off a branch myself.
I love the way you say my name. It’s like you’re marking your territory and begging at the same time.
They’ve been together quite some tim ...more
Five Star Winner
I was so utterly excited to read this extraordinary amazing new romance from from one of my most favourite authors around, Kelly Moran. With her brilliant and extraordinary writing that bring yet another desirable relationship that exceeds so much of both these wonderful characters. Such a winner to me!!
As Xavier Gaines had just noticed at the end of his day, the last person he would see had finally arrived. He had wait so long for meeting this lady at a party. He had ...more
Petyon - outgoing, popular, fiesty, and lonely
Can two opposites attract, fall in love and have a HEA. They certainly can but now with out plenty of bumps and emotional fall outs along the way. This story will make you fall in love with two people that are not perfect. They are whole but broken and you will feel all their emotions right along side them as you turn the pages. I cried, yelled, laughed and swooned as I was ...more
"Moran pulls you in and does...Not. Let. Go. Hot, heartfelt, and hard to put down."
~Molly McLain, USA Today bestselling author
I gave this book 4.5 stars!
Wow I have never read a book about a geeky Alpha male with social issues before but ladies let me tell you Xavier will leave your kindle hard drive melting down. This computer terms through out the book just added more to this story.
Xavier and Payton find that opposites attached and it makes them have a Counterbalanced. I love the secondary characters just as much as the main.
This was my first book fro ...more
Xavier Gaines needs someone to help him be less awkward in social situations and help him find a way to handle the public limelight that he's sure to land himself in once he signs the government contract his software company has landed. There's only one person he trusts for the job -- Peyton Smoke. Can she help him while keeping their relationship strictly professional, or will Xavier fall for the one woman off limits to him because they work together?
What happens when a beauty comes face-to-fac ...more
Peyton is amazing! She's everything Xavier is not. She appears sure of herself and takes media attention and social outings in stride. You would never know she deals with abandonment issues. She's known Xavier since high school and k ...more
A harmonious, sweet and spicy romance between billionaire businessman, Xavier Gaines and the woman who was his secret salvation long ago. Peyton Smoke, comes to work at Gaines Industries, a Fortune 500 company. She becomes essential to the operation of the company to Xavier by melting the public image that was current and molding their views to see the actual persona of the man. She is a beautiful woman who brings out the best in everyone she meets--especially Xavier ...more
I so enjoy to read of a millionaire and his employee and this one was no exception.
Kelly Moran's writing makes this beautiful book hard to put down.
I loved the connection between the main characters.Xavier,a geek with social anxiety,and Peyton,a beautiful sociable woman,need each other to be truly whole and happy but their journey is not that simple because they have to fight some of their past demons in order to accept their feelings.
I liked so much the secondary characters,Xavier's lovely pa
Ahhh there's nothing like the sexy, nerdy guy and Kelly Moran nailed it with Xavier Gaines. When reading a blurb containing the words successful billionaire, you think instant alpha a-hole and it couldn't be further from the truth in Counterbalance.
I was immediately drawn to X's personality. Sure it wasn't the "norm", but I liked his slight vulnerability and the fact that he was so accomplished, yet didn't know what to do when confronted with the public eye, as well as personal relat ...more
Geeky tech nerd with tons of money
Beautifully haunted woman
He is socially awkward and comes off as frigid.
She is a PR and media manager.
They have an unusual history, great rapport, and general ease in each other's company. They work well together, a ...more
I loved the way that despite his wealth, software superstar Xavier, was normal, he wasn’t perfect, far from it but while other might have perceived him to be a little on the cold side, I actually thought that nothing could have been further from the truth, he just h ...more
Kelly's been known to say that she gets her ideas from everyone and everything around her and there's always a ...more