Boone Price and his brothers know oil; at least, the dirty, backbreaking side of working an oil rig. But when their scrubby, worthless hunting land turns out to be sitting on top of one of the biggest oil wells in North America, they go from the rig to the boardroom and end up billionaires practically overnight.
Now with enough money to do whatever he wants, Boone is developing a taste for fine things. And the finest thing he’s ever seen is Ivy Smithfield, local realtor. Boone’s determined to buy her affection and show the world that he’s more than just a dirty fool with a bit of money. Ivy’s classy and beautiful – she’ll make the perfect trophy wife. The fact that she’s sexy and funny is just a bonus.
There’s one tiny problem – Ivy’s as dirt poor as Boone is. Her carefully crafted veneer of luxury? All an act to promote her business. What’s Boone going to do when he finds out the woman he’s falling for is, well, in his league?
I don’t really understand this portrayal of “tough guys” as assholes to the women they’re attracted to or how its supposed to be alluring but personally its rather off putting to me personally as a woman. The whole chauvinistic I’m he man you’re woman do my bidding – watch me swagger thing does nothing for me right now. Its too much too heavy and doesn’t give any romance vibe between Ivy and Boone.
He’s so into himself that its hard to see that he can even see Ivy at all beyond his own reflection. Its off putting. Neither of the few intimacy scenes make up for it.
While the story itself is decent I just didn’t care for them as a couple. Too opposites to make an attract.
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