Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “How Not To Mess With A Millionaire (Mediterranean Millionaires Book 1)” as Want to Read:
How Not To Mess With A Millionaire (Mediterranean Millionaires Book 1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

How Not To Mess With A Millionaire

(Mediterranean Millionaires #1)

by
4.38  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Interior decorator Zoe Ryan’s life resembles a bad country song. Her boyfriend dumped her, her car died, and she was recently handed a pink slip. What’s a girl to do? Leave everything behind for a bit....in Positano, Italy. And when she gets there, she finds a surprising extra—millionaire restaurateur Dante Sabbatini in the kitchen. In his underwear. Making coffee. It’s su ...more
ebook
Published June 7th 2021 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about How Not To Mess With A Millionaire, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about How Not To Mess With A Millionaire

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.38  · 
Rating details
 ·  69 ratings  ·  58 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of How Not To Mess With A Millionaire (Mediterranean Millionaires Book 1)
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Aww super fast fall.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Who wouldn’t love to go on a vacation and be met at the door with a steaming hunk in all his delicious glory. I’m raising my hand over here.

The story was definitely a humorous and delightful read with the developments that the author added to bring some spark to the story.

From annoyances to tick off the other person to adopting a mini pig, the story developed in a familiar method with humor and building connections between the two. Kyle delivers a story with a
...more
Claire
May 30, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 - "I did it for the pig." Stars!

Regina Kyle starts a new series; Mediterranean Millionaires with Dante and Zoe’s story. Both are staying at Bella Vista in Positano, Italy for a little R&R, and for completely different reasons, the main issue is that neither of them knows the other, and they have been double booked, possibly by a match-making grandma!

She was starting to get glimpses of the man behind the gruff exterior… And she liked what she saw.

Zoe having flown in from the US has zero
...more
Laura
Jun 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Zoe Ryan has just had some personal and professional setbacks and needs a refresh. She books a getaway in a dream villa designed by a famed interior designer which is her profession.

Only when she shows up there's already someone there...  A very wet, very naked, sexy someone. Hmm maybe she has good timing catching him as he's coming out of a shower?

Dante's families Villa is where he chooses to spend the anniversary of the death of his fiancee. He wants to be alone but is forced to share it since
...more
Permanently_Booked
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways-arcs
I have a new favorite couple right now; three coin tosses for Dante and Zoe!! Take one sexy Italian, toss in a feisty American lady and an adorable pig named Houdini and you’ll be serving up hilarity and steam with this trio faster than you can say “sexy time.” I adored everything about this enemies to lovers romance. Literally, the perfect summer read.

Set in the beauty of Positano, Italy with a flare for architecture, cuisine and opera; Zoe leaves the shambles of her life for a month-long vaca
...more
Wendy W.
How Not to Mess with a Millionaire by Regina Kyle, is a sexy, steamy, and funny story set mostly in Italy. You get a sexy Italian Millionaire, and a spunky American interior designer, plus a pot-bellied pig, and you have fun, romance, and some laugh-out-loud moments.

Zoe Ryan recently dumped by her ex-boyfriend, and fired from her prestigious interior designer employer, is ready to disappear for a while and get her life back together. A month-long holiday in a rented villa in Italy is just what
...more
Wendy W.
May 13, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How Not to Mess with a Millionaire by Regina Kyle, is a sexy, steamy, and funny story set mostly in Italy. You get a sexy Italian Millionaire, and a spunky American interior designer, plus a pot-bellied pig, and you have fun, romance, and some laugh-out-loud moments.

Zoe Ryan recently dumped by her ex-boyfriend, and fired from her prestigious interior designer employer, is ready to disappear for a while and get her life back together. A month-long holiday in a rented villa in Italy is just what
...more
Claire Annovazzi
Jun 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
What a good time I had reading this book! Yes, there’s a sad undertone, but the playful banter, the exotic journey and the over the chart chemistry put it all in the background. There is just enough to challenge the relationship and create some tension.

To be honest, the characters were a bit over the top at times–they can be childish for instance–but I still liked them. I didn’t need to see the direct connection between their brain and their genitals though. Seriously, how many times do you chec
...more
Keri Loves Books
May 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
This enemies to lovers, fling to forever romance was a fun and sexy read! A solitary getaway to Positano, Italy sounds like heaven. Dante was going there to remember and Zoe was going there to forget. Two people find themselves as reluctant housemates and get a whole lot more than they planned. What happens when you put two people with a sizzling attraction in close proximity...sparks are gonna fly!

Zoe just needed some time away from her family. Her boyfriend did her dirty, her boss screwed her
...more
Crystal
Jun 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The meet was not cute, but it was definitely memorable. Zoe is just awesome, and Dante is just…not at first. She’s come to the villa to escape a bad job, and he’s there to torture himself with memories. Once they get together, it’s wonderful. I wanted to shake Dante, but he eventually got to where he needed to be!
Pat
May 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book was so worth the read with the steamy storyline that was so well-written and characters that were so well created that Dante and Zoe continued to pull me right into their journey as it unfolded! I was so engaged in this story that I read this book in one sitting!
Eileen
Jun 06, 2021 added it
Shelves: author, arc, netgalley
Zoe and Dante s love story in How Not to Mess With a Millionaire by Regina Kyle, book one in her Mediterranean Millionaires, was an enjoyable, laugh out loud, smexy, and imaginative story that take the reader to the Amalfi coast of Italy. Life has left Zoe Ryan, an interior decorator, to feel like she’s living in a bad country song. Her boyfriend dumped her, her car died, and she was recently let go from work. Needing a change, Zoe flies across the world to Positano, Italy leaving her family dem ...more
butterfliesandbooks
Dante wants a little peace and quiet, so the family holiday home in Italy is the perfect place, it’s also a time for him to collect his thoughts, he misses his fiancée terribly and just wants to be left alone.
Shame his unwanted guest disturbs both his thoughts and his feelings!! If this is his grandmother’s idea, then she can forget it!!

Zoe only wants a bit of time away to nurse her broken heart, after finding out her long term boyfriend was cheating on her, then her co-worker/boss stole desig
...more
Alyssa B | catsandbookstacks
3.5 stars rounded up

Thank you to NetGalley, Regina Kyle and Entangled Publishers for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Zoe Ryan escapes to Italy after a breakup and getting laid off. She doesn’t expect the villa she booked to also include the sexy Italian man, Dante Sabbatini. Dante was supposed to be peacefully enjoying his solitude at his Nonna’s villa for the one year anniversary of his fiance’s death. Cue the enemies to lovers, forced proximity and single bed tropes, plus a miniature
...more
Judith Miguel
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is one of those you need when you want to be happy! It’s hilarious!
Interior decorator Zoe Ryan’s boyfriend dumped her and she was recently conned by her boss. What’s a girl to do? Leave everything behind for a bit....in Positano, Italy. And when she gets there, she finds a surprising extra—millionaire restaurateur Dante Sabbatini in the kitchen. In his underwear. Making coffee.
Dante’s plan was to escape to his family’s beach house for some quiet and privacy for the anniversary of his
...more
Vilma
May 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This romance hits all the emotions. There are laugh out loud moments, there’s also sadness, happiness, joy, fear, and love (not just sex, but there’s plenty of that too).

Zoe embarks on a breakup, rediscovery trip to Italy, hoping to be inspired by staying in a villa decorated by her favorite interior designer. But her first encounter is with the brooding Dante who is skinny dipping in the villa’s pool.

Dante and Zoe forge a tentative friendship once his antics to force Zoe out of the villa fail.
...more
Jean
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is book one in The Mediterranean Millionaire Series and it is Zoe and Dante's story and omg it is a funny, sexy and emotional story along with a cute pig called Houdini who is absolutely and and a meddlesome grandmother who wants the best for her grandson. When Zoe's boyfriend cheats on her and her boss steals her designs and her crazy family overtakes her life she decides that she has had enough so she rents a villa in Amalfi coast of Italy for four weeks hoping to catch a break from her l ...more
Linda Quick
May 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is sexy and fun, with moments that had me laughing out loud. Zoe's plan was to escape her life for a month in Italy. Unfortunately, the house she rented is already occupied, but the very sexy, and very naked, Dante is unwilling to leave his own home. Both unwilling to leave, the games begin, with each trying to re-up the other to force him/her to leave.

Once the games begin, both Dante and Zoe become invested in winning, with hilarious results. Props to the author for the unique contra
...more
Dottie
May 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Dante has retreated from love since the death of his fiance which he blames himself for. His family especially his grandmother who raised him so want him to find love again. It matters not that everyone tells him Nicole would have wanted to find love again he refuses to move on. Zoe Ryan has decided to take a vacation break after being fired by her boss and the dumped by her scumbag boyfriend. She rents Bella Vista a palazzo in Italy with life savings to run from everything. Entering her vacatio ...more
Jenn the Readaholic
May 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Zoe and Dante were destined to be something great. But is that “something great” supposed to be enemies, roomies, friends, or lovers? I mean, Dante tries to annoy Zoe into leaving him to his misery, but it backfires. So he ignores her and goes about his business, but that doesn’t work so well either. And Houdini brings them toward friendship, but Italy and an unplanned outing give them the final push. There are just a few big problems. Geography, for one. Timing, for another. And the big one: th ...more
Carma
Jun 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-kindle
How Not To Mess with a Millionaire is the first book in a new series, Mediterranean Millionaires which sounds super exotic and I can't wait for the next installment. This book has a lot going on, sexy locations, cheating exes, woman running from said ex, man escaping his life and a pig. Yes I said pig.

Zoe wants to get away from her life as quickly as possible. Finding out her love was loving on someone else hurt her deeply and an escape to Italy is just what she needs. When she arrives at her re
...more
Lori
Jun 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
This enemies to lovers story set in beautiful Italy is the first in Regina Kyle's Mediterranean Millionaires series. It is a fun, sexy, summer read that introduces us to Zoe - an American interior designer and Dante - a rich restaurateur. His meddling Grandma has rented her villa to Zoe when she knows her grandson will be in residence to encourage him to get dating again. Zoe walks into her rented to villa to discover a sexy nude man who then proceeds to rarely get dressed. They are determined t ...more
Cheryl
Jun 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed the chemistry between Zoe and Dante and thought their initial meeting both funny and provocative. I thought Zoe was going to be a tragic, mousy character, given her woe-is-me attitude before getting to the villa, but that girl had spunk and backbone to spare especially given her recent breakup and job loss.
Dante tried hard to be aloof and dismissive, but you just can’t fight that ingrained Italian old-world charm. He’s a bit of a tragic hero but hers also personable and witt
...more
Tiana Higgins
Jun 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a cute read! Enjoy this cute summer beach read. I went to Italy about three years ago and this book really brought me back and allowed me to relive one of the best experiences of my life if I had a choice right now I would be in Italy on a beach with some great pizza and the hero of this story.

Love love love! it was not insta-love and it wasn’t slow burn I would say it was more of a mid heat level so they didn’t fall in love immediately but they got there faster than I would’ve liked but
...more
Erika Mounts
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Zoe's life just got turned upside down. In much need of a holiday to escape all the chaos she takes off to Italy. What she wasn't expecting was opening up her rented house to find a very HAWT very Naked Italian God standing in the doorway. Dante of course was not expecting to find an American on his doorstep either.
Neither want to leave and Dante tries to drive her out only for her stand her ground and slowly turn his annoyance to desire.

Throw in an adorable pig, a matchmaking grandmother and sp
...more
Stephanie Nordin
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
After being cheated on from her boyfriend, fired from her job, Zoe books herself a one month vacation in Italy to reset. What she does not expect is the hot naked millionaire already staying in the villa she rented. Dante has gone to his Grandmother's villa to grieve the first anniversary of his fiances death, the last thing he needs is a snarky american woman staying there too. Dante is determined to have Zoe leave and soon the games begin, what he doesn't know is that Zoe is as stubborn as him ...more
Adrienne Bird
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t get enough of this book! First of all, Italy is on my bucket list so this book was right up my alley. Now, how do I get a Italian millionaire who will buy me a mini pig?! This one ends with a HEA but no epilogue (at least the version I read didn’t).

I loved the way this book was written. The two characters have immediate chemistry and instantly fall into a back and forth relationship. The witty banter, steamy scenes and all around ease in which they interact had me all in with them!
Shelagh
Jun 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
This has been such a fun read yet it also has a healthy dose of sexy, moving effortlessly from cute (picture Zoe doing yoga with a pot belly pig) to steamy. There’s lots to love, from the gorgeous setting in a luxury Positano villa on Italy’s Amalfi Coast to the fabulous characters. Zoe and Dante are great together. I was impressed that he could pull off a first meeting while butt naked but he did it with style. I loved their various attempts to piss each other off as both wanted the villa to th ...more
Heather
Jun 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“How Not To Mess With A Millionaire” was such a great read! It grabbed me from the beginning and I ended up reading it in one sitting because I was enjoying myself so much. The author has a great writing style and she managed to make me laugh, swoon and sigh. It has just the right amounts of sweet and sexy. I absolutely loved the verbal sparing between the two main characters, Zoe and Dante. And the supporting characters had me hoping that this will be a series. I’d love to see Dante’s friends a ...more
Poppy1102
May 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Dante and Zoe's story:
Zoe is trying to recover from a tough time by spending a month in a reclusive villa for the next month. But it's not going as planned...Dante is also staying! And he ain't for leaving!!
This is their story of trying to outdo each, other hoping the other will leave but not succeeding!!

A cute read.




*I voluntarily received an arc from the author and this is my honest review. 3.5/
...more
Karin Gesell
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I completely loved this!! It was so much fun, this hot grumpy-ish Italian (for reasons) taking on this beautiful sassy American for the rights to stay at the idyllic villa in beautiful Positano, Italy. Alone. They try to one up each other in driving the other out. And they even argue, sort of, over a runaway piggie. But pretty soon they find having a truce in place is more fun then trying to drive the other away. I definitely enjoyed this tremendously!! It will be added to my re-read list!
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
500 followers
Regina Kyle knew she was destined to be an author when she won a writing contest at age ten with a touching tale about a squirrel and a nut pie. By day, she writes dry legal briefs, representing the state in criminal appeals. At night, she writes steamy romance with heart and humor.

A lover of all things theatrical, Regina lives on the Connecticut coast with her husband, teenaged daughter and two m
...more

Related Articles

  Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people love books about falling in love. Every month our team sorts through...
49 likes · 12 comments