Series: Sin City Tycoons #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Reading Challenges: COYER Winter Switch
She heads to the Italian mountains to bring an Olympic hero back home. But will she lose her heart instead?
Natalie Schaffer has accepted that she’ll always be an assistant at her sports agency. That’s okay—her dream job is her outdoor photography, not the wheeling and dealing of agency life. But she jumps at the chance to take an endorsement deal to the reclusive Olympic champion Charlie Ahlers, who stepped off the gold medal podium and disappeared from public eye. Natalie never crushes on her agency’s clients, but Charlie holds a special place in her heart—from a distance, of course.
Charlie Ahlers is perfectly happy hiding out as a nobody in sleepy European ski towns. He knows he’s supposed to capitalize on his Olympic victory and train for the next Games. But, for reasons that are his own, his heart isn’t in it. When the sexy American girl prances into his bar and slaps a contract down next to his glass of scotch, he can’t believe she’s an agency rep. He hasn’t found a girl so interesting in months. When she dares him to take her out on the slopes, he can’t tell her no. When skiing turns into dinner—and more—he realizes he might be in bigger trouble than he thought.
With Natalie’s agency job on the line, and Charlie’s secrets holding him back, will they be able to let go of their fears and find hope—and happiness—together?
Natalie is an assistant to a very successful sports agent. Successful but also a jerk. She knows she isn’t moving up in her career anytime soon. However, she is in position to help recover a very lucrative client which could help her career. Charlie is an Olympic skier who has all but disappeared. He wants nothing to do with the fame of being who he is and is hiding in Italy. Well, he was hiding until Natalie found him.
Natalie is driven, even though I wasn’t sure she loved her job. I appreciate that about her because it shows heart and dedication. She comes across as relatable-a girl who has this cool job and gets to travel, but also has a jerk boss and a major dry spell. Charlie obviously has secrets that are plaguing him. Its enjoyable to read the back and forth with these two. She is plucky and won’t give up easy. And, for the first time in awhile, Charlie is actually interested in a person.
A Tycoon’s Rush is a fairly quick read and its good for breaking up heavy, emotional books or long epics. A book like this is a good ‘palate cleanser’ and I rely on books to do that frequently. If you like realistic characters, a gorgeous setting, and just a bit of drama, A Tycoon’s Rush is a great pick!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: athlete
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
Rich Hero/poor heroine stories like Hero by Samantha Young, Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones, Shopping for a Billionaire by Julia Kent…then you will probably like A Tycoon’s Rush!