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Title: EXES - A Second Chance Billionaire Romance Novel
Author: Aria Hawthorne
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: January 3, 2017 Publisher: French Kiss Press, LLC
When Chicago real estate tycoon Harvey Zale pings a “friend of a friend” with a flirtatious text, he never expects to start an addictive sexting affair with a complete stranger. He’s a billionaire who can get any woman he wants, but he can’t have her—his mysterious, sultry Contessa, who inspires his nightly confessions and soothes more than just his conscience from the consequences of his own shallow ambitions. He’s determined to build the tallest towers in the world and he needs to sell his Chicago riverfront property to finance it. But when Alma Castillo, the Lara Croft of antique hunters, shows up on his land, claiming the existence of a priceless Tiffany stained glass window and doing everything in her power to muck up his deal, he knows he’s got more than a stray cat to collar and tame. She’s not only on a mission to save long-lost antiques; she’s also on a personal crusade to hate his guts. He would know. She served him divorce papers a year ago, just to prove it. And he’d care a helluva lot more if his ex-wife’s sassy tongue and wicked intelligence didn’t turn him on every time she called him “a**hole” and if she didn’t look so damn cute in those baggy overalls, disguising her affinity for being naughty as much as being nice. Perhaps even as naughty as his Contessa, who unlike Alma, doesn’t know anything about his real identity or flawed, billionaire reputation, which flames his desires to escalate their fantasy relationship into the reality of one scorching night of mindblowing... If he could only get his mind off his ex-wife—the only woman he's ever truly loved. God, woman...if she would just let him pleasure her scornful frown and turn it oh, oh, oooohhhh so upside down, maybe he could convince her to marry him again. But no one ever said it was easy being a greedy opportunistic billionaire bastard, especially one who happens to know there’s nothing better than makeup sex with an ex… 
Please note that all of Ms. Hawthorne's billionaire romances are stand-alone novels set in Chicago with minor subplots and secondary characters that intersect, but each book can be read and enjoyed in any order. Contemporary Billionaire Romance - Full-length, stand-alone novel with HEA - Suitable for mature readers; 18+ years.

"5+ Stars… Can’t say enough great things about this book! This is a must read for anyone who loves a good romance!" - Books and Boys Book Blog
"I really cannot wait to read more by this awesome author, so just going to end with HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDING Exes to ALL!" - The Power of Three Readers
"This book took me on a roller coaster ride and I enjoyed every second of it. This is a great story of how sometimes love is not lost and finding your way back to what makes you whole is so worth it." - Nerdy, Dirty and Flirty
 ~If you never dream then you never seek out anything worth finding

I really enjoyed this book. In the beginning, I was kinda hooked. The sexting was cute, funny, and sounded so fun....And then when Mr Sexy Billionaire that everyone loves to hate proposes to meet? EEk...really? But Contessa was up for it....and that was HOT!!! Oh my god...Pantry ruining hot.
But once all the mystery there was gone the book kinda took a less intriguing turn. It almost got too long. I don't want to leave spoilers, so I can't really comment on WHY I thought it got too long....
Conchita was hilarious...and I would love to get her story too.
The writing was really good. The characters were fun. I loved the snarky, witty banter, the sexting, even some of the treasure hunting. But it just kind of drug on. By the time I was done with story, it was still going on...about 80 percent or so.. and then we still end up without one of the answers I had left...and once you read the book, you'll know the burning question...not that the answer really matters to the story, it's just inquiring minds want to know...lol

So while I think I would have ended with 4.5 stars if it would have ended after the big bomb...I'm leaving it with 4 because it mostly lost my interest shortly thereafter....

Bestselling author Aria Hawthorne loves writing about billionaire men who lavish their women with expensive jewelry and ravish them like queens in bed. CLOSER - A Billionaire Romance was awarded a KDP Select "All-Star" award from Amazon US and UK for being one of the Top 100 "Most-Read" Kindle novels following its launch. EXES - A Second Chance Billionaire Romance novel is her newest stand alone release. Once upon a time, she lived in the grand lakefront city of Chicago; now, like a forlorn lover, she simply yearns for the day when she can return to it. You can find more information about her on her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAriaHawthorne/

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