Valentina Giordano abandoned her jet-setting life as an international supermodel to prove to the world that behind her devastating beauty exists genuine brilliance and a natural business talent. A tycoon in her own right, she assumes the helm of her father’s business conglomerate upon his death. But it isn’t her father’s business Valentina prizes. His antique car collection holds her heart, and with that inheritance comes memories of her beloved father, their mutual love of fast cars—and, ultimately, vicious sabotage by an unknown enemy.
Jeremy Price, antique car expert and permanent bachelor, built the modest family auto body business in the heart of Tallulah Cove into a successful corporation. His skilled management created an accomplished team that functions well without him. Solvent, with time to burn, he dives into his dream of dirtying his hands with a top-to-bottom classic car restoration—a dream derailed when his expertise is sought for a surprising reason: to save a woman from murder.
Jeremy uncovers clues to the sabotage, but that isn’t his only focus. His unexpected client is former supermodel Valentina Giordano, and between her beauty, brains, and knowledge of cars, Jeremy breaks his own rules and falls for her hard and fast. He soon finds himself playing three dangerous roles—sabotage investigator, hot lover, and fierce protector of this amazing, but fearless woman determined to discover who in her trusted inner circle wants her dead. Keeping Valentina safe becomes Jeremy’s major challenge—second only to not giving her his heart.
USA Today Bestselling author Casey Hagen pens her stories from the salty air of Kennebunk, Maine. She's the author of over 30 books that would make your mama raise her eyebrows if she caught you reading them!
Formally apart of the Kindle World Series Called The Billionaire Dame
What a lovely book. Really nice to see a couple of different backgrounds in the series. One a Billionaire Supermodel and the other a Classic Car fiend and garage owner. Casey Hagen does it again and packs so much into a novella. The Dame… Meet the lovely Valentina Giordano. Valentina or Val as she’s better known has now abandoned her jet-setting life as an international supermodel; just to prove to the world that behind her devastating beauty exists a genuine brilliance and a pure natural business talent. Val is a tycoon in her own right. Val assumes the helm of her late father’s business conglomerate upon his sudden death. But it isn’t the fact she inherited her father’s business that Valentina prizes. Valentina prizes her father's antique car collection. That's what holds her heart more than anything, and with that inheritance comes very fond memories of her beloved father. Val and her father had their mutual love of fast cars which now and suddenly lands her the most ultimately and untimely , vicious sabotage by an unknown enemy or is it? The Expert… Meet the brooding but sexy Jeremy Price. Jeremy is an antique car expert and a true permanent bachelor. Jeremy built the families auto body business into a huge and successful corporation. Jeremy's very skilled management that created an accomplished team. Which can also function well without him being present. Solvent, and with so time to burn. Jeremy decides to dive into his dream of dirtying his hands. He wants to dirty his hands by dealing with a top-to-bottom classic car restoration. That's a dream derailed when his expertise is so sought for a surprising reason. The reason is to save a woman from murder. The Challenge… Suddenly Jeremy uncovers clues to the sabotage of the cars, however that isn’t his only focus. Jeremy's unexpected client is sexy former supermodel Valentina Giordano. Between her beauty, her brains, and her knowledge of cars, Jeremy breaks all his own rules and falls for Val. Her falls hard and fast. Jeremy soon finds himself playing three most dangerous roles he didn't think was at all possible. The first one was the sabotage investigator. The second was the hot lover, fierce protector of this amazing, but fearless woman. This woman is determined to discover who in her small tight and most trusted inner circle wants her dead. However keeping Valentina safe becomes Jeremy’s major challenge. Also the second part was only to not give her his heart. This book has so much happening in that that it's hard to put down just after one chapter. I was hooked on it and it was so good. The way that Casey packed all the suspense in it was awesome. It maybe a novella but it definitely deserves more than 5*s. Well done Casey
We are back in Tallulah Cove and this time the story belongs to Jeremy Price, whom we met in the last story, Tallulah Bargain. Jeremy is Jack’s brother. He’s the owner of not only a body shop but also an antique car restoration wiz. Valentina Giordano is a famous and very rich model whose father recently died. What she loves most of his possessions, are the fabulous antique cars he collected. When she’s involved in the third car accident in less than 3 weeks, she seeks not only the best restorer she could find, but also a mechanic that can verify that the rest of the fleet is safe to drive. That’s when Jeremy comes in. The attraction is instant but no matter how Jeremy feels about Valentina, he sees no future with this wealthy woman. Plus family history is one he doesn’t wish to repeat. But that doesn’t stop him from doing all he can to protect her and find out who wants her dead. The story is filled with a whodunit, and two strong main characters. Will they find their HEA, or will Jeremy’s beliefs and fears keep them apart? I was entrusted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
The entire Tallulah Cove series is a must read. Each book is a standalone although some of the characters, from other stories, may visit. Valentina Giordano, former supermodel, realizes that someone is trying to kill her after her third separate car accident. She inherited her father’s business and his classic car collection after his death and needs help now. Jeremy Price is the “go to guy” for classic cars and is contacted to repair the cars. He knows that he is “blue collar” and not in Valentina’s class. Their first meeting is amazing and the story is a thrill ride to the very end! Jeremy knows that the cars were sabotaged and whoever is after Valentina or “Dame” as he calls her, will not stop until she is dead. It has to be someone who has access to her and the cars…he will not rest until he knows she is safe. Can she convince him that he is the one for her, regardless of her wealth and fame? Such a great story and characters. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation from the author. (by paytonpuppy)
Another opposites attract story! Valentina is a retiring model & successful business woman. After her father passed away, she has taken over his multimillion dollar business & expanded it. Now, after three accidents in a row, she has to admit that someone is trying to hurt her. The worst part is, it has to be someone she knows.
Jeremy is an in demand mechanic & body man experienced in exotic cars. The minute he was called in to look at three crashed vehicles, he knew there was trouble & it was directed at the most fascinating woman he’d met. Too bad she reminded him of the mother that ran off when he was young.
I loved this story! The attraction was hot & instantaneous. Both of them had issues to overcome but they worked on it. I love that Ms. Hagen doesn’t write about classy, demure women but real life, sassy women that stand up for what they want & aren’t ashamed of it! Another terrific story from a great author.
A great addition to the series I loved that it was Jacks brothers story, I enjoy the link between characters Jeremy is introduced to Valentina after someone sabotages several of her classic cars, he specialises in repairs Jeremy loves cars as much as Valentina so they bonded instantly and the chemistry was hot hot hot A few surprises along the way (No Real Spoilers) Val is betrayed by someone close and Jeremy is her protector but he is a man so it isn’t all smooth sailing but love conquers in the end
I received this book as part of an ARC review. It is very good. I liked Val and that she was strong and capable. When she accepts she must do something about the accidents she's been having, her friend Dante arranges for a mechanic expert on classics to check her vehicles. It is Jeremy. The attraction between Val and Jeremy is red hot. However when Jeremy thinks he got too close, he tries to back away. But first he solves Val's problem. She might lose two members of her family but gains a brother. Jack figuratively kicks Jeremy's butt for not giving Val a chance but before he can to Val, she comes for him. Val and Jeremy are perfectly suited for each other and while quick, they love each other. I'm really enjoying this series.