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Taking on the Billionaire

(Redhawk Reunion #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  177 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Will the woman he can’t resist be his downfall? Find out, only from USA TODAY bestselling author Robin Covington!

In the boardroom—and the bedroom—they’re on fire.

But will her secrets destroy them both?

Investigator Tess Lynch once helped Adam Redhawk find his Cherokee family. Now the self-made tech billionaire wants her to root out his company’s saboteur—and share h
ebook, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2020 by Harlequin Desire
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Maria Rose
Taking on the Billionaire by Robin Covington is a sexy romance between a private investigator and the businessman who hires her, and is the first in her Redhawk Reunion series.

Adam Redhawk hired Tess Lynch to find his brother and sister, torn apart when they were children and sent to different adoptive homes as part of horrible child welfare policies that separated indigenous families at the time. She succeeded, bringing Adam in touch with his brother Roan and sister Sarina, but Adam isn’t ready
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4.5 stars

I really enjoyed Taking on the Billionaire. Robin Covington totally drew me into this story and kept me hooked. I was intrigued by the back stories for both Tess and Adam and wondered just where the story would go. Would Tess give up her vendetta? Would Adam find out before she came clean? Would the arrogant, egotistical step-father win out?

I seriously read this story in one sitting. Robin Covington knows how to put a story together, give the reader a little a little drama and keeps the
Sep 25, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I needed a short break from all the fantasy I was reading so decided to pick this up. It wasn’t all bad - I liked the hero and the writing in general. However, as a genre romance, I am not sure it was as successful.

The first 49 pages were a food start. I was invested in the hero and his family history. I really wanted to see more of how he searched for his family and his reunion with his siblings. And yes, that is not the focus of the book being a romance but all the more shame.

I didn’t care muc
Robin Covington
Oct 30, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
November 17, 2020:

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I DID IT. I finished a darn book. It took me forever, but it isn't the book's fault, it is life.

I was excited to read a Robin Covington, and this was a fun category romance featuring some digital sleuthing, tech, and revenge. The sparks and heat between curvy bombshell Tess and CEO/billionaire Adam were immediate and sexy. I just wasn't focusing on the subplot about Tess wanted to bring down Adam's adoptive father (lying/deceiving Adam in the process), and was more interested in her work to find
I was exceedingly bored? It wasn't intense enough for a vendetta book and I deeply wish there had not been an accidental pregnancy. The best stuff was the sibling reconnection storyline, and there wasn't enough of it. ...more
Isha Coleman
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Emotion is the name of the game and Covington holds all the cards. Taking on the Billionaire is a tale of love that is as soulful as it is heartbreaking. Tess and Adam turn romance on it's head and wreak havoc on the heart. An unpredictable mass of regret, heartache, secrets, lies and hope works it's magic. The drama is endless but so are the feelings it stirs deep inside. ...more
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can’t wait to read more of Robin Covington’s work. Corporate espionage, steaminess, A BABY!!!! I also really loved the discussion of family in this book. All around it was just a great read.
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Tess is tough and awesome, and Adam is just swoony and spectacular. Together, they are an incredible couple. I loved their story, and I can't wait to read more about the Redhawk siblings! ...more
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taking on the Billionaire is the first book in the hot new Redhawk Reunion series. The book was fast-paced and attention-grabbing. I loved the characters and I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series.
Billionaire Adam Redhawk and his siblings had been taken away from their parents and adopted when they were young children. Adam hired Tess Lynch an investigator to find his brother and sister so he could reconnect with them. He couldn’t resist the temptation of Tess so when he disc
Nicola Marsh
It has been many years since I've read a Harlequin Desire and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to read Robin Covington's first.

Adam Redhawk is a powerful and proud CEO of his own company in Silicon Valley.
Tess is his PI but soon becomes much more as their attraction is undeniable.

With revenge, passion and family at the heart of this novel, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
And I'm looking forward to reading Justin (Adam's business partner) and Sarina's (Adam's sister he's only just found after many yea
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I haven't read a Desire in awhile. Fast paced afternoon quick read. It really did keep me interested and had a few surprises on the way with Tess and Adam. Adam learns of the other siblings in the beginning from Tess being a P.I. and he needs her for another job (in which there's underlying reasons as to why she accepts). So corporate espionage is a newer topic on my reading list. I just felt things were too quick to be resolved. Adam's Sister Sarina and Adam's business partner Justin, by the en ...more
Apr 05, 2022 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Even though the writing is good, the story over all just felt... stale. It didn't grip me at all.

I am also kind of surprised that they would mention the surprise pregnancy in the blurb because that didn't happen until after the 70% mark. And it was also not at all an integral part of the story - more like a side note. I expected that the pregnancy would be mentioned earlier and bring a bit of suspense to the table and make them work out their feelings and responsibilities together. But alas, th
Harmony Williams
May 30, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The chemistry between these characters was palpable, but it was the depth of emotion and connection between them that really enhanced this story for me. A truly excellent book!
Kim | readmorethings
What a steamy read full of heart! Was so pleasantly surprised by this book. Fun tropes, well paced story, and some truly tear jerker moments. The story of this Native American family being reunited from such a skilled own voices author is everything my heart needs in 2020.
Kristina Birch
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sexy PI Finds More Than She Was Hired For!

Tess and Adam are working to find his family and the threat to his company but find sizzling chemistry and love in the process.

I really loved the progression of Tess and Adam from colleagues who wanted each other to friends to lovers to each other’s person. Justin and Mia were excellent foils for the stubborn Adam and Tess and I’m very excited to see the Redhawk family come together through this series!
Emmie Dark
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
A fantastic start to a series that I can’t wait to read more from. Adam Redhawk is seriously hot and the sparks fly right from the very beginning. The chemistry between them is smoking hot and the conflict is complex and deep-rooted, not just a throw-away obstacle in their way. I loved the plot around Adam’s family and I can’t wait to read further books about his siblings. And did I mention this is HOT? Brilliant Desire debut from Robin Covington.
Robin Covington provided a great escape in her latest book, Taking on the Billionaire. I just love watching a couple navigate a "no strings/easy out" relationship...all of the tension and angst is delicious! In TonB, Adam and Tess are working together to uncover the mole in his tech company. This works to Adam's advantage, as he's not yet ready to part ways with the woman that has intrigued him. Tess is in it to settle an old family vendetta. At heart, these two people are fixers and caretakers. ...more
Lynn Brooks
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 STARS!

With her Harlequin debut Robin Covington shines bright with the kick off of her Redhawk Reunion series filled with secrets, scandal and a steamy introduction to this shattered family. In TAKING ON THE BILLIONAIRE, the backstory was fresh, the characters were complex and quick to draw a reader's attention, and the overall follow through was satisfying. I'm looking forward to more in the series!

Adam Redhawk is a rewarding character to get to know. He's a self-made success and while he'
Tami Schafer
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! Tess was hired by Adam to find his brother and sister ( they where separated at a early age) he then hires her again to find the mole in his company, she has an agenda of her own , take down the man that wreaked her father, Adam’s adoptive father ( rich jerk that only cares about himself) but during her investigating for him she discovers she has feelings for him but will her searching for a way to take down his stepfather to the end of them?! This book looks at some ...more
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
This book was simply amazing. Neither Tess nor Adam were looking for a relationship. They had a mutual agreement. Adam was adopted into a rigid and unloving household. I enjoyed that he was able to find his siblings and look forward to more progression of their relationships in the future books. Tess also had a rough upbringing and had to raise her sister. I loved the relationship between Tess and Mia. I feel that Adam and Tess healed each other with their love for one another! I would highly re ...more
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow great story

This was a great read and I couldn’t put it down. It has been too long for a new read by robin covington and this was a perfect read with possibilities for more. Adam and Tess story is wonderful. Getting to meet Roan, Sarina Mia and Justin the characters are great. The story just draws you in. I want more with this group. I can’t wait for the next in this series and hopefully get to see more from Adam and Tess and the reveal for the end of the book.
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tess Lynch is an investigator Adam Redhawk hired to find his siblings after being separated from them as young children. While Adam was adopted by a wealthy family, his siblings, twins Roan and Sarina didn’t fare as well.

Now that Tess has located Adams siblings, it’s up to Adam to initiate the reunion. But while steeling himself for the courage to reach out, Adam has another job for Tess, finding a mole within the company he co-founded with his best friend Justin Ling. As Redhawk/Ling is on the
Mary Mooney
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars
Taking on the Billionaire is a story about two people who are made for each other in every way. But one secret can destroy everything they could be.
Tess owns her own business finding things, she has found Adam's siblings and now he wants her to help find one more person.
Adam is CEO of a company he owns with his best friend Justin and they have someone trying to steal secrets from them. He thinks that Tess can help find who that person is since she found his siblings. But he also likes t
Carolyn Spence
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tess is a PI working for a CEO of a tech company, Redhawk/Ling. She finishes one job, and she's readily hired to do another job for Adam, the CEO. This next job overlaps with why she wants to keep close to Adam. She's keeping secrets. They also come to a friends with benefits arrangement, but it could go further if they both let it happen. "Body and soul. But not her heart. She wouldn't go that far." He thinks of her as "a queen with the stars making up your crown." Throw in family members that ...more
Lisa McWhinnie
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Robin hit this one out of the park. Love, intrigue, betrayal and passion. Get ready to experience all of the feels. Adam and Tess have an instant attraction to each other but can they overcome obstacles in their way? Can not wait for the next book.
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
Taking on the Billionaire served as my introduction to RCovington and I'm thrilled to have met her as well as her MCs, Adam & Tess. RCovington delivered a compelling story with well-drawn characters that kept me engaged the their story. I'm eager for more and anxious over the few questions she left me with in the end. ;)


Both Adam and Tess suffered traumatic experiences at young ages. Adam was wrongly removed from his family home, taken from his siblings and his Cherokee
Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adam Redhawk is a self-made tech billionaire and Native American who was separated from his family at a very young age. The loner and private man doesn't trust anyone, except for one friend and associate and now the cheeky and bold private investigator he hired to find his Cherokee family not so long ago. He still need her help, now to find who's trying to sabotage his company.

Sexual tension been brewing between Tess Lynch and her client, Adam Redhawk, since the first time they met. Tess is a co
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
“You don’t do complicated. You do sex. Great sex. You do clear rules and parameters with your bed partners and nothing that lasts over a couple of months. They don’t leave happy but they leave knowing that you were honest with them.”

….and we readers laugh, and laugh, knowing just how complicated things are going to get….

Taking on the Billionaire was a fast-paced, steamy read with a bit of intrigue, a hint of betrayal, and whole lot of heart – despite both characters not looking for anything
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this!

The chemistry between Tess and Adam is obvious from the start and I loved how they're relationship progressed from work colleagues to friends with benefits, to friends to something more. It felt very organic and real. I also love that both Tess and Adam had a thing going on in the plot other than each other.

Adam is fighting to reform his family after they were torn apart by social workers when he was only a child. Now having made his fortune he hires Tess (a private inves
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A USAToday and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her books. Her stories burn up the sheets…one page at a time. A biracial author of Native American descent, Robin proudly writes diverse romance where everyone gets their happily ever after.

She is an unapologetic Indiginerd and comic book geek. She hoards red nail poli

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