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The Penthouse Pact (The Bachelor Pact #1)

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Billionaire software developer Parker Braxton knows everyone wants something from him. That's why he made a multi-million-dollar bachelor pact with his friends to never marry. But he never counted on running into, literally, the quiet but sensual Layla Fallon.

Layla isn't afraid of hard work. Still, there is no light at the end of her student-loan tunnel. When Stuck-Up Suit
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ebook, 150 pages
Published February 12th 2018 by Entangled: Indulgence
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Vashti
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5stars!!!
This was such a wonderful read for me,truly no fault was found with either characters as they seemed to be the perfect match.The hero is amongst a group of 5 friends who made a pact in college to not marry, each for a different reason,and if anyone does go down the aisle,that person gives the other 1 million dollars each.The heroine is a very poor college student with a mountain of school debt who works as a barista at a local coffee bar.
There introduction to each other was interestin
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Diksha
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars,
loved their chemistry!!!!!!!! <3 <3
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, arc
Back in college, five jaded friends made a pact that if any of them ever got married they would have to pay each friend a million dollars. They agreed it would make any of them think twice about getting married only to get divorced later.

The Penthouse Pact is Parker Braxton's story. The story starts out where he is rushing to the hospital because his mom has been admitted, when he literally hits Layla with his car. He knows Layla because she is the one that hands him his coffee every morning bef
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Esther
Enjoyable read. Good pacing and lots of chemistry between the two MC.

Loved the heroine and her sass. Alpha, protective hero.

C
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: totally-safe
4/5
Safe read

-Virgin h
-Celibate H
-Insta connection but slow burn to love
-funny moment
-no Ow Drama
-emotional pushing away from H
-HEA with epilogue

I really enjoyed this book.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Penthouse Pact by Cathryn Fox is the story of Parker Braxton and Layla Fallon.
Layla is a young college student working a full time job and trying to get by. Parker is a young rich business man who is hard nosed about everything. But when he anciently hits his car into Coffee Barista named Layla he start showing another side. Parker and his college buddies had made a pack never to marry and if the do they had to give each a large sum of money. Parker was so sure of himself but Layla is making
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Tapasya
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★
Lead Male Character : Parker ★ ★ ★ ★
Lead Female Character : Layla ★ ★ ★ ★
Plotline : ★ ★ ★ ★
Genre : Contemporary Romance

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! It was sweet, fresh, and very engaging. A truly sweet romance. It's well written and simple yet interesting read. It is the type of book where you grab a blanket, sit in your most comfortable chair just sit back and enjoy.
No heavy drama.
No Other women or men.
Just the two of them.
Happy that I got to read this beautiful book.

***Thank you
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Nicole P
A nice and easy read with a "Cinderella" trope. Parker Braxton, billionaire extraordinaire, is a tough boss. Some would say an a-hole. One second of negligence and he hits the local barista, Layla Fallon with his fancy car. Layla is struggling to make ends meet and is working her backside off to get her degree. Parker insists on looking after her and so ensues the love/hate foreplay and chemistry between them. This was a quick read following the natural arc of a romance book. I'm looking forward ...more
~Mandi~
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Penthouse Pact
Bachelor Pact #1
Cathryn Fox
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

5 million reasons to stay a bachelor is a pact made by Parker and his Yale friends. Whoever marries must pay the others a million dollars each. That way they know it is worth it.
Parker hits Layla with his car and ends up taking her to the hospital and eventually back to his place so he can keep an eye on her.
Layla never wants to have to depend on a man to support herself. She is very independent and saw what her mother went through when her da
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Kiki
Virgin h vs experienced H
I’ll pass.
Jessica Alcazar
Parker Braxton is a confirmed bachelor. So confirmed he made a pact with his best friends that would cost him quite a bit he if he ever got married. With stakes so high, it's gonna take a really special person to breakdown those barriers of his! Cue, Layla Fallon <3 *happy sigh*

I must say, even tho the story-line was kinda predictable, it was still a lot of fun to read. Both Parker and Layla were very likeable. Nothing overly dramatic about the plot so a very good cozy afternoon read. The Pen
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Maranda
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: entangled, netgalley
Fox delivers romantic couples needing each other to heal their haunted past. Parker Braxton is so wrapped up in business and his personal loss that he relates only to his cell phone. Layla is a struggling student working in a coffee shop. Their lives evolve when he hits her with his car. Quick cozy read from an author with a flair to bring characters off the page and into your heart. "A copy of this book was provided by Entangled Publishing LLC via NetGalley with no requirements for a review. Co ...more
Elaine
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. I loved this book. Parker was so damn sweet. A little info-> (view spoiler) ...more
Bec - Book Magic: Under a spell with every page
Making a deal with his best friends was supposed to keep Parker Braxton safe and never considering marriage, especially since if he loses, it would cost him millions. However, when he accidentally runs over Layla Fallon -- the woman that makes the perfect coffee -- he finds himself inviting her to stay at his apartment while she recuperates from the accident. Yet, the more time he spends with Layla, the more he finds himself doing the one thing he swore he'd never do -- wanting love, family and ...more
Ofelia
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! It was a fun read and it kept me entertained all throughout the book. When Parker hit Layla with his car, I did not expect for their relationship to take off after that. Parker at first offered to take care of Layla because he was worried that something might happen to her after her concussion and because he felt responsible for hitting her with his car but as he gets to know her better he realizes that the reason he wants her close has nothing to do with the accident. Parker and Layla ...more
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy
I love a geeky billionaire with questionable social skills finally gets a chance with the woman of his dreams. This is exactly what I loved about The Penthouse Pact.

Parker has spent his life working at and running his IT empire. He's too busy to fall in love, too busy to have a life outside of work. Until he finally runs—literally—into Emmy.

Emmy's just trying to make it through the day. She's working too many hours, spending long hours studying, and there are just no hours left for romance. Unti
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Dar
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Layla and Parker were perfect together! Both so determined to make it on their own, not repeat the mistakes of the past they'd been exposed to, while falling harder and deeper for each other

It begins with a crash, specifically, Parker crashes his car into Layla. He knows her from his favourite coffee shop, and from there on in, the two of them are together. They both try to deny the attraction brewing between them, and once they finally give in, they deny it is more than it is

Reality catches the
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Snow
May 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica, light, romance

Parker Braxton, a 29 year old President and owner of SKYWEB, America’s leading producer of computer software made a pact with his fellow collegues from Yale, that they will never get settled in the 'white picket fence' scenario...

And that actually works perfectly until one day he meets her, unassuming hardworking barista, Layla...in the most unlikey of ways...

And after that all bets are off...and unassuming ways slowly creeps up on them both, consuming them fully and completely...

This was sweet,
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Tami
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Our hero made a pact with his equally wealthy friends to pay each member one million dollars if they ever tie the knot with someone. That's 5 million reasons to stay a bachelor. Sweet contemporary romance.

This review is based on the ARC received from the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.
Susan Underbrink
Feb 03, 2018 rated it liked it
A big thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. Somehow the gorgeous rich guy hits you with his car. Really?? It's a bit of an odd premise but sort of predictable. I did love the million $ bet with his friends. It was still a fun easy read. 3 stars
Erin  Koiso
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Penthouse Pact is the first book in The Bachelor Pact series by Cathryn Fox.

Parker Braxton is a billionaire software developer and president of SKYWEB, America’s leading producer of computer software. While in the process of his daily rush, driving past his favorite coffee shop Uncommon Grounds, he accidentally runs his car into Layla
Fallon. As soon as the accident happens, Parker realizes that the knows the woman he just hit. It is the same woman that serves him his Grande Americano every morn
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Sofia
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Damn rebellious woman.
“I’m not—” She pushed the blankets off and threw her legs over the side. He jumped up from his chair. “Get back in that bed.”

Currently 5am, just finished my marathon of a reading, because of course I couldn't put it down. And I'm writing my review on this book because I didn't want to forget how it made me feel.

Home cooked meals, cuddling by the fire, arms sneaking through your lower back to keep you close. Sigh>.
There's something to be said about a story that's been
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Ayekah
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic story from Cathryn, I really loved this one. Parker Braxton, confirmed bachelor for life or pay each of his college buddies a cool mil each, some pact they made to keep them from getting screwed by women after their money. That made me laugh. Parker is Seattle's most eligible bachelor owner of a large software company and his employees have a long list of names for him. None of them kind or generous. His face stuck to his phone, he hits the same coffee shop everyday ordering his usual ...more
Deborah
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You can always be sure that Cathryn Fox will take a story and give you exactly what you want! This is one that was a joy to read! It was sexy, real, adorable, engaging, sweet..... I could go on and on! I loved how simple and easy the story flowed. Maybe that's because it was so well written?? In any case, it was an alluring read!

Parker Braxton, billionaire, literally drives into Layla Fallon, student and barista, taking her down. Parker wants to help her-and she refuses-multiple times. But Parke
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Didi
2.75 stars

It’s not exactly a Pretty Woman kind of story, although it has strong Cinderella vibes where poor girl met a rich, handsome man. I don’t have problem with that (the heroine on the lower social level than the hero, well... okay. Fine). In fact, the back and forth between Layla and Parker were quite amusing to follow as - low on the totem she might be - this heroine had grit on her! And I love that about this story.

That said, the first on page encounter between them didn’t really convey
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Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
Parker Braxton doesn't do love, he's so determined not to that he actually made a pact with his friends that holds him to it; if at some point he decides to break the pact he has to pay up, and he isn't about to hand over his millions to his friends. But, sometimes love knows no bounds or abides by unwritten rules and he finds that to be true when he literally runs into the woman of his dreams. After running into her he insists on taking care of her at his penthouse, and little by little she man ...more
Lauren
Feb 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, romance
Cathryn Fox's The Penthouse Pack wasn't my favorite billionaire book by Entangled, but I still found it to be a fun and easy read.

The Penthouse Pack features two POVs - Parker Braxton and Layla Fallon. Layla is a college student struggling with loans and rent. She's strong and independent, which I liked, but I couldn't always handle her temper. She was hotheaded, headstrong and so, so unwilling to accept help of any kind, especially when it came to Parker helping her. There were so many times I
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Jennifer Pierson
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Parker Braxton is a billionaire software developer, who doesn't believe in love & marriage as he knows that everyone just wants something from him, so he made a pact with bachelor pact with his buddies to never get married. If any of them break this pact, they have to pay the other 5 a million dollars each, so he has no intention of breaking it, but he never intended on counted on Layla Fallon. Layla is a hard worker, who refuses to let anyone to help her, even though she doesn't see any lig ...more
LJT
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

Solid storytelling and hot sex is what Cathryn Fox does best. Her latest offering, The Penthouse Pact, is about two completely opposite characters that find love by accident.

Layla Fallon is a full-time student working in a coffee house to pay her tuition, rent, and late mother's medical bills. Parker Braxton is a software developer worth billions. Everyday Layla greets him with a hot cup of his favorite java. En-route to get to his mother in the ER, Parker hits Layla with his car. And
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Thuy
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
bookstagrammer--tweezyreads

Parker is a millionaire playboy, used to one night stands etc. Layla is a struggling college student that works as a barista in a local coffee shop Parker frequents. When he goes into the coffee shop though, he rarely acknowledges her though because he knows he doesn't need distractions in his life.

He gets a call that his mother is in the hospital, he rushes to see her, gets distracted and hits Layla with his car. He feels horrible about it and pretty much bullies her
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