Billionaire Archer Bancroft always gets what he wants—and he’s wanted Ivy Emerson, his best friend’s sister, for far too long. Being forbidden and untouchable only makes her more tempting. When a million-dollar bet with his friends throws down a challenge—last bachelor standing takes all—Archer knows he can win. That is, until one enchanted evening with Ivy takes his heart for a ride.
Ivy knows Archer is nothing but bad news: Infuriating, arrogant…and completely intoxicating. But despite her best efforts, she can’t seem to keep away. When a stolen kiss leads to a night of heated passion, Ivy realizes she’s in trouble and in head over heels.
But in the light of day, everything seems clearer and Archer’s not so sure a one-night stand is all he wants. Concocting a plan to keep Ivy by his side, Archer might just be willing to lose this bet…and win the jackpot instead.
Ivy Emerson has known Archer Bancroft since she was twelve years old. She knows better than anyone what a womanizing player that he is. But she can’t stop herself from wanting him. When she runs into him at a friend’s wedding in Napa Valley, she has no way of knowing that he isn’t still the young boy who teased her mercilessly or that he could turn her life upside down with one hot kiss on a starry night.
“I’m an idiot to think there could ever be anything real between us. Whatever just happened surely meant nothing to him. An opportunity to get with me – get with any woman really – and mess around for a few minutes. He’s a known player. And I just got played.”
“Not Ivy. She knows all my faults yet she still wants to be with me. Or at least she used to. I want that again. The closeness, that connection I share with no one else. She somehow understands me, she always has.”
Crave packs the heat and passion of a much larger book into a perfect package. It moves fast, but I didn't feel that it was missing anything. Ivy and Archer have certainly set the bar pretty high for the rest of the Monica's Billionaire series and if Crave is any indication, we are going to want to devour them all!