Reviewed by Becca
TITLE: His Treasure Hunting Billionaire
AUTHOR: Vanessa Mulberry
PUBLISHER: Deep Desires Press
LENGTH: 107 pages
RELEASE DATE: August 22, 2017
Billionaire reality star Ted Arthur needs a fake boyfriend for his fake vacation. Since his rise to fame on Treasures of the Deep, the paparazzi haven’t left him alone, but now he’s close to discovering the Santa Ana—a legendary treasure wreck worth, by his reckoning, five hundred million dollars. Paranoid he’ll lose the chance to discover the galleon, he needs a cover story for the dive.
Peter Smart just wants a job for the summer vacation before he starts his PhD specializing in Marine Archeology. When he joins the crew of Ted’s superyacht he has no idea he’s there to fake a relationship for the paparazzi, or that his employer is a billionaire.
Peter’s academic background clashes with Ted’s work, but Ted’s smitten by the sexy young man he’s hired, and Peter falls hard for his handsome employer. Can they overcome Ted’s paranoia and Peter’s prejudice and find love in the Mediterranean sunshine or will their romance sink without a trace?
What a cute book. I really enjoyed reading this. It made me think of pirates and it was a fun read. It was very well written with characters that are fun and feisty as well as sexy but serious.
Ted is a billionaire looking for the ‘perfect’ man to be his fake boyfriend to fool the paparazzi into thinking he is just on vacation. He hasn’t had time for love lately and after being betrayed by his last boyfriend, he is hesitant to find one for real. But then he runs across Peter’s application for the job of ‘perfect’ boyfriend and is immediately smitten. Peter is shy and sexy but has a brain behind those looks. The perfect person indeed. For Ted anyway.
Peter was my favorite part of this book. His shy, quiet demeanor along with stunning good looks make him attractive in so many ways. But his brain and beliefs makes him even more so. As he learns what Ted does for a living, he is horrified, albeit unjustly, because he thinks that Ted will destroy what needs to be protected and cherished. He goes so far as to be willing to give up the one thing he yearns for to stand up for what he works on and studies and believes in. To me that is so admirable. I also love how he blossoms in this book. When we first meet Peter, he is so shy and vulnerable. But he blossoms under Ted’s love and attention into a confident young man who shows all assets of a stunning personality. He learns to flirt and take charge in the bedroom as well. Which is beautiful. It’s almost like he becomes another person. He glows with happiness despite insecurities and it radiates to everyone. I think I may have to go read this again. 😉