Series: Bishop Brothers, #3
Release Date: August 27th, 2021
It’s all on me now. The billion-dollar company I just inherited from my late father. The public eye waiting for me to slip up. The pressure of keeping it all together.
At least there’s one bright spot in my life—my new assistant, Emma. My dream woman come to life if I didn’t know better.
It’s too bad the paparazzi would have a field day if they discovered something going on between us. I can’t afford for anything to jeopardize my new role as CEO of Bishop Industries.
Even if she is temptation personified.
– Emma –
It was supposed to be a simple assignment. Become Connor Bishop’s new assistant and convince him to buy my father’s company, Montague Media. So how do I do that? By any means necessary, according to my dad—including seduction. Otherwise, I lose everything.
But no one told me how hard it would be to seduce a billionaire who insists on acting like a perfect gentleman, especially when real feelings start to emerge. At what point do I stop the charade and tell him who I really am? Before or after I fall in love with him?
I can’t believe we’ve reached the end of the Bishop Brothers series! But I have loved watching these brothers fall in love with women that they can’t have or should not have, because it has been an absolute treat and I’m here for it! Allie Winters has built a beautiful world for these brothers and their incredible women and I’m going to miss it terribly! While you can read the books as standalones, since they are about each brother, it’s best if you read them in order so you understand everything that these characters go through. It’s all interconnected to an extent and it’ll enhance your reading experience!
In the final book, we meet Connor Bishop who is now finally in charge of the company. After the death of his father, Connor is the only Bishop brother entrusted with the company, all of the property and pretty much anything with the name Bishop on it. His brothers – Gabriel and Archer – are left with nothing. But for Connor, this is all too much. If you’ve read the previous two books, you know that he doesn’t want to be CEO, he doesn’t want to run the business, he likes being able to travel the world and keep doing what he’s doing. But unfortunately, with the actions of his brothers deciding the fate of the company, Connor is the only one left to take over. And the struggle is real.
Enter Emma Shephard. She’s his new assistant and she’s temptation wrapped in perfection. But there’s more to Emma than meets the eye. She’s the illegitimate daughter of a scoundrel who is losing his money because he’s been blackballed in the industry. So what does any monstrous parent do? They bribe their way into the company they want and get their daughter a job with one purpose – seduce the new CEO to buy the company so that he can make money again. What nobody expects if for Emma and Connor to connect on a higher level. Emma’s torn, because she knows that if she saves her father’s business, he’ll protect her and her ailing mother. But at the same time, Emma is good at her job and her feelings for Connor are so intense that she’s sure if she breaks his trust, she’ll lose him forever.
I really enjoyed watching Emma and Connor’s relationship evolve, because it’s clear from the moment they meet that they’re drawn to each other, but they know it can’t be more. For Emma, it’s because of what her real purpose is. And for Connor, it’s because she’s his employee. But when they start spending more time together and feelings start to overwhelm each other, it’s impossible to ignore what you want. And their attraction to each other is so intense! But it’s so much more than just physical attraction – they lean on each other, they talk to each other and while they don’t discuss everything, they both find comfort in talking to someone who can help, but is also dealing with struggles of their own.
Their relationship is a slow burn, and even when they cross that line, there’s so much they’re both not saying to each other. I loved that they take things slow, touching and teasing and taunting each other. How every kiss and every stroke of a hand is bringing them closer. There’s so much weight on Connor’s shoulders and so many secrets in Emma’s life that you can feel it between them whenever they’re together. But they make it work. Till everything comes crashing down, obviously.
As with the previous two books, I love watching the Bishop brothers together. They’re not best friends, but because of their brotherly bond and time they’ve spent apart, they’re making more of an effort to get closer and be in each other’s lives. I like that even with all the changes, that part of their relationship stays the same. And now with Gabriel and Mackenzie and Archer and Serena planning their respective forevers, it’s nice to see those couples again, especially when put up against Connor and Emma.
If like me, you’ve read the first two books, then this ending is bittersweet and it’ll make you happy to see everyone again and to see how the stories are all tied up together. And if you haven’t read any of the books, I’d recommend you start today!
Thanks to Allie Winters for generously providing me with an advance copy. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.