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The Billionaire Deal

(The Sutton Billionaires #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  1,545 ratings  ·  181 reviews
He needed a wife on paper, she needed a way to pay for school. Neither bargained for the danger their marriage-of-convenience brought on.

CEO Jack Sutton isn't about to be backed into a corner by the stipulations of his mother's will. She might have wanted to be sure he was married by the time he was thirty, but that doesn't mean he needs to give in. As the head of a power
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Kari Hansen
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kelly’s dreams of attending law school are within her grasp except for an unexpected problem when it comes to the tuition. When she finds out about Jack’s dilemma she decides to approach him with a partnership that would suit both their needs as the worst he could do is say no.

Jack is quickly running out of time and options to protect his place in the family business when he receives an offer from an unlikely source that could just be the answer to both their problems. Their professional arrange
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
⭐️ ⭐️ Great Married recipe

It’s a great recipe , great plot but when you forget a tiny salt , it’s become bland no matter how great it is

No Cheating ( gotta earn 1 star )
Nice character of h & H , the word Nice its says enough that I don’t feel any connection between the main character through their insta married
Apr 07, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
ARC received from author

This book was previously published as Legal Ease, which I haven't read. Ms. Ryan said this edition has been added to. I love this version of it.

Jack needs a wife quick. As he is in a meeting with the "bad guys" in walks his fiancee. I love how Jack and Kelly's relationship developed. Sure didn't see that bad guy coming for her.
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kelly has never been the strong, forward thinking woman her friend Jennie is. Until the day she sees her dreams possibly slipping away. Then she does something no one expected, including herself. But when an arrangement turns into so much more it hits both Kelly and her new husband Jack hard! Their new life has an expiration date and neither one is looking forward to that at all. But something dark is lurking underneath the blanket of newfound happiness.

I laughed so much and then I cringed, fret
Jennie Fortna
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ARC for honest review with no compensation

The Billionaire Deal is book 1 in the Sutton Billionaires series by Lori Ryan. I read the shorter version of this story years ago as the Sutton Capital series. Love it then and love this extended version even more!!

Jack Sutton, CEO of his family’s company Sutton Capital has to find a wife before his 35th birthday in a few days or his will lose control of the company per his mother’s will. Problem is where will he find a woman to marry on short notice, di
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
This one started kinda slow for me Jeannie is spying on her boss Jack and then she tells her good friend Kelly and Kelly comes up with a genius plan or so she thought. When Jacks aunt Marby decides she's gonna live with them while she has some work done on her house. The fakeness starts to wear off and lines begin to blur and it gets a little dramatic. Jake is actually super genuine and affectionate toward Kelly which was a shock but I gotta say it was worth the read. Can they get over
Brenda Moser
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great read by Lori Ryan who once again brings strong , well developed characters in Jack and Kelly and weaves a fake relationship turned to love. She does a great job building the story and pulled me in with all the emotions flowing throughout. I enjoyed watching the two come together in this realistic romance.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
Teresa Reitnauer
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An awesome story. I love strangers to lovers trope boos. All characters are wonderfully created. The plot ran smoothly, and surprised me near the end. Good job. Look forward to reading more of the Sutton books.
May 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
I really wanted to like this book but I just didn't feel any connection to the characters.
The entire book was rather and boring despite having an interesting story line. Even the main characters didn't seem to have any chemistry or spark. I guess this was just wasn't for me.
Sandra Aaron
This is a good marriage of convenience romance, with a likable couple, but it was just too unrealistic for me. I get that most romances are fantasies, and meant to be escapist reading -- but there were just so many things in this story that would never happen in real life.

I liked both Kelly and Jack, but found it difficult to believe that Kelly would have had the guts to do what she did in the beginning. Then I also found it difficult to believe that Jack would be instantly attracted to her, ins
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic. Superb. Great storytelling and great storyline. You will love it.

Jack is CEO of Sutton Capital, but his aunt is trying to oust him and put her son in as CEO. The only way to stop it? He can get his mothers shares if he is married before his 35th birthday which is next week. Enter Kelly, the beautiful stranger who walks into Jack’s office and announces that she is his fiancé with a sticky note that says one year of marriage for $154,000 so she can go to law school. It’s a win win f
Jennifer Pierson
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm a bit newer to the awesome that makes up Lori Ryan, so The Billionaire Deal is only my second book by her, but I can say without a doubt, I'm ALL IN BABY! This is the story of CEO Jack Sutton, who has brought the family business to next level of success, but also has an issue with one member of the family trying to oust him. He can't come up with a loophole to keep his aunt away, and finally, it looks like he's going to have to get married like his mother stipulated in the will, for him to i ...more
N. Biggs
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Billionaire Deal
Author: Lori Ryan
Genre: Fake Marriage
My Rating: 5++

*I received this wonderful ARC from @givememorebooks and the author in exchange for an honest review*

What a way to start a new series! Amazing read! Lori Ryan is a new-to-me author that I’m glad I stumbled upon.

The story starts with Jack, CEO of Sutton Capital. Sure he’s a billionaire, but as the saying goes “More money more problems” right? As is Jacks case. What’s his deal? Well, his pesky aunt i
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read this book some time ago when the title was Legal Ease. I honestly didn't see any major differences, but as I mentioned, it was years ago.

The book pulled me in from the very beginning. I liked the office scene at the start of the book when Jack saw Kelly for the first time. I liked both of their characters and thought they interacted really well. They were sweet, funny, and witty. I also liked that Kelly wasn't just after getting as much from Jack as she could, and that Jack was sweet, fr
Yvonne Cruz
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am not a fan of millionaire/billionaire stories but since I am a huge fan of the author, I knew I had to give this one a try. Not surprisingly , she delivered a very good story.
The book centers around CEO Jack Sutton and Kelly Bradley. She’s just been accepted into the Yale School of Law. But with the joy, comes the sadness. No way will she be able to finance her schooling.
He’s a CEO of the family company, who might just lose his position if his aunt and his deceased Mother’s will, have any sa
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh hell! Lori is kicking ass and taking names, putting this baby through its paces, throwing this piece of perfection into a tizzy, blasting to life spectacularly. A churning vortex of surprising events catapults those spinning emotions bursting into play. Non-stop, action packed, heart pounding, pulse racing, adrenaline pumping, page flipping, prize winning, block buster keeps you riveted on a razors edge. Bracing the drama, intrigue, danger and soaring suspense w
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Note: This is an updated and extended version of Legal Ease.

Jack Sutton has to find a wife before he turns 30. In his mother’s will he had to be married or his father’s company went to his Aunt and her son. Jack had worked too hard to let his aunt win this. Kelly Bradley needed money for school and after overhearing about Jack’s problem she has a solution! Jack and Kelly get married and have to pretend this was a love match. While Jack’s Aunt tries everything she can to prove it was false, Jack
Barbara Cuyler
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two thirds through this book I would have given it only 3 stars because I found it rather boring. There was way too much internal dialogue throughout. It was the kind of internal dialogue that summarized what the characters were thinking. Jack thinks this way because of this reason and Kelly thinks this way because of this reason. It seemed to create a barrier between the characters and the reader, and got boring because the frequent internal dialogues were usually only slight variations of the ...more
Perrin Larton
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jack Sutton, billionaire CEO, needs a wife to fulfill the stipulations of his mother’s will. To keep control of his company, he needs to get married. Unfortunately, he hasn’t met anyone to fill that need.

Kelly Bradley is on the cusp of realizing her dream of law school, but her hopes are dashed when the financial aide she was counting on fell through.

Jack needs a wife to be able to inherit. Kelly needs to fund her education. Neither are looking for forever, but they decide being together is what
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a new edition of the Sutton Capital book ‘Legal Ease’. The author added about seven thousand words to the book and re-titled it The Billionaire Deal. I know I read the original book a couple of years ago but I don’t remember it so I am not sure where the additions were made. But since the newest version is excellent, I don’t think it matters.
This is the story of Jack and Kelly. CEO Jack has to marry before his 35th birthday or he may lose control of his business which is a large venture
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kelly and Jack

Jennie has been working as a temp for Sutton Capital for some time now and knows her time is running out. So she has taken to listening in on her boss since the intercom button doesn't work and she has heard some interesting things. Like yesterday when her boss tells his Aunt Mabry that she can come meet his fiancee at 3pm the next day. Jennie doesn't know of any fiancee and neither does Jack's Aunt! So when she meets her best friend Kelly for lunch, she can't wait to tell her. Kel
Kristy Dean
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, great series, HEA billionaires

This was a great read. I have decided to buy the rest of the series. Loved the connection to the characters.
Overview. Jack was in some trouble. He only had 3 weeks to be married or take a chance at loosing his spot as CEO of the family business. But He didn't have anyone in mind, maybe is cousin Chad or best friend Andrew would help. Kelly just got into Yale but can't afford it. Her best friend works for Jack and over heard his problem. Kelly decides t
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
What nerve! Jack needs a wife in order to circumvent his mother’s will. Kelly needs money to finish her schooling. A marriage of convenience is just what they need. However, you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice & men! It rarely finishes as planned!

I enjoyed the characters in this story. Jack has developed a group that is as close as brothers. They support him in what ever he needs. Jack starts out appearing as a snobbish rich guy but as you get to know his character & as he g
Felice Foster
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it

*** 3 1/2 stars ***
This is my first time reading this author and I was pretty impressed.

A slightly different take on the marriage for convenience story. I like how take charge Kelly was when it came to her career, but slightly insecure when it came to her personal interactions with Jack.

I had expected Jack’s character to be more aloof and demanding and was pleasantly surprised at how loving and caring he was towards Kelly from the beginning.

The story took a little bit of an edgier tur
Katie Kelly
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020, fake-dating, 2-star
I'm really disappointed. This story had such great potential but the short length really ruined it for me. The whole book covered what, a month? Six weeks at most? Insta love is not attractive.

Also, the kidnapping thing? Why was that necessary? And Jack going all superhero and vigilante? Besides, that overflowing water trick that Kelly used wouldn't have worked fast enough. She was kidnapped at noon and they heard the 911 call about the water at 8pm? No way. Besides, who calls 911 abou
Sharon Grow
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jack Sutton needs a wife by his thirty-fifth birthday or possibly lose control of Sutton Capital. Since he is not even dating someone, that is a problem. When a woman he doesn’t know arrives at his office and introduces herself as his fiancée, he is obviously confused. Who is this woman? Kelly Bradley has been accepted to Yale Law, but the tuition amount is way beyond her means. Her best friend tells her of Jack’s need for a wife and she decides to take a chance and offer her hand in marriage fo ...more
Ariadna Basulto
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Fake marriage/marriage of convenience is one of my favorite tropes and I really enjoyed Jack and Kelly’s story. Theirs begins as a opportune arrangement and grows into genuine affection. But as they’re beginning to find their happiness something tries to tear them apart. Gah, I didn’t think I’d be so invested in this story, but I was glued to every word. Jack turns out to be such a sweetheart. He had me in swoons with how good he is to Kelly and had me busting out the pom-poms to cheer them on.
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lori Ryan is redoing the beginning of the Sutton Capitol Series adding more to a book and a series I love.

This first book is Jack Sutton, he's a control freak about to lose his empire because of a stipulation in his mother's will. He needs to be married by his thirty fifth birthday or he loses control of his company to his aunt.

An overheard conversation leads to a solution, but Jack has no idea it's about to happen, the ensuing meeting with his aunt, cousin Cole and his 'fiancé' blindsides him a
Michelle Pierce
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy starting a book at the start of a series and this was a great start to the Sutton Billionaires Series. I loved Jack Sutton and Kelly Bradley and of course, Jennie the mastermind behind bringing these two together. I liked meeting everyone who’ll we will get to know better in future books in this series. I must say I’m glad that Aunt Mabry came around with a lot of help from Chad, I’m hoping she can keep her new nicer attitude going forward. I liked watching the relationship develo ...more
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