No Player Required (Biggest Little Love Story Book 3) by JoAnn Sky
Billionaire casino magnate Rafael “Rafa” Salord is forced to exchange caviar for cowboy boots when he’s sent to “grow up” and run his father’s newly acquired casino in the middle of nowhere downtown Reno. When he crosses paths with feisty Destiny Morson, he starts to wonder if that nonsense about love-at-first-sight might actually be true. Maybe it’s time to trade in his playboy status and bet on something more.
Social worker Destiny Morson has always had good reason for keeping romance at arm’s length. After finding out that her business partner ran off with the community-raised funds from their non-profit, she’s ready to swear off people completely. So when the sexy casino executive seems interested in helping her with her woes, she can’t help but mistrust his motives, no matter how he makes her burn…
From a night out throwing axes to supporting Destiny’s charity, Rafa stops at nothing to win over the gunshy woman he can’t get out of his head. He’s determined to break through her tough exterior, and Destiny slowly lets her guard down. But after a night of passion in his penthouse suite, things at the casino go sideways for both of them, forcing them to decide if the past is enough to prevent them from a future together.
This is the third book in the Biggest Little Love Story Series. No need to read the previous books (and I haven’t, but that’s not to say I won’t go back and read the others)
Rafael or Rafa to his friend is a typical playboy, love not fun is all he’s interested in! Coming to Reno should be a straight forward trip, assess the family business for his father, then head back to Spain. Meeting Destiny for the first time he mistakenly thinks she’s a call girl! Trying to right that mistake is going to take time. But there is something about her that makes him want to try. But he’s going home after this trip, so maybe they could have a little fun before he goes home?
Destiny is a social worker and needs to raise money for her new charity. Wary of entanglement, she’s seen what love can do to people and it’s not for her…..Her business partner took the last lot of money she raised, so her trust is a little thin on the ground!
Rafa might make her knees go weak, but trusting a man again. That’s not going to happen any time soon! She’s seen first hand at what love can do to a person (her mother is a prime example of love at first sight) But what I didn’t understand was the love she had for her auntie (she’s a huge gambler) if she’s trying to help people, then wouldn’t she be trying to help her family with the gambling habit?
Chalk and Cheese? Possibly. But when these two people meet there is something there. Loved how Rafa has to work at getting Destiny’s affection, she’s no pushover. And she does push him away time after time. It’s a quick read with no real angst, but more of a mistrust on her side.
So after a passionate night together both think there might be something there, but love doesn’t always run smooth, and a couple of bumps on the road will have Rafa trying to prove to Destiny that he wants more than a few nights together!
So I’d recommend this book if you love a couple that don’t instantly fall for one another. The steamy scenes aren’t hot and heavy, but more fade out!
About the author
JoAnn Sky has written for years as part of her job (business and marketing plans and the like). One day she tried her hand at writing for fun—and liked it. Now she authors adult contemporary romance and young adult romance with a magical twist as well as children’s books. She is a two-time Golden Heart® finalist. Originally from the Midwest, JoAnn currently lives in northern Nevada with her husband a.k.a. love of her life, her teenage children, and three crazy rescue dogs.
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