He’s a billionaire hiding a devastating diagnosis. She’ll do whatever it takes to help her sick, matchmaking mom. A freak accident throws them together, but will his big secret tear them apart?
When Ryan Lawson’s business partners force him to go on a wilderness retreat to come to terms with a shocking diagnosis, the last thing on Ryan’s mind is romance. But when he’s stranded in the woods with a sweet young event planner, all thoughts of business take a back seat to her girl-next-door appeal.
Fresh off a bad breakup, Zara Georgopoulos comes to Vermont to help her terminally ill mom work through her bucket list—not fall in love with a man who’s the exact opposite of her usual type. But when Ryan starts working his way into her heart with his kindness and generosity, she needs to make a decision: Trust the biotech billionaire not to walk all over her, or go back to guarding her heart.
Stuck in the wilds of Vermont, they forge a tenuous connection. When Ryan finally shares the truth about his illness, will it bring them closer together . . . or shatter Zara’s trust in him for good?
Inspired by 2 Corinthians 12:9, The Billionaire’s Secret is a sweet inspirational romance with a swoony hero, LOTS of entertaining banter, and a strong Christian message. Download your copy today!
In My Opinion
The thing that resonates most with me in a book is the characterization. If I like the characters, if they’re memorable, then I consider it a good book. The Billionaire’s Secret by Meghann Whistler is a good book.
Ryan and Zara are both likable and hit it off immediately. They’re drawn to each other for their strengths and there despite what’s going on in each of their lives, they both have a sense of humor. They find themselves in some tense situations, so they get to know each other fast (most of this book takes place over three or four days). Ryan is intelligent and has earned his status but he’s also a normal guy who wants to be appreciated for himself and not his money.
I would have liked to learn a little more about the retreat center with an activity or two, but the setting and scenery were painted well. This was a quick and lighter-hearted romance but still contained substance and revelation for the characters. I look forward to more in the series and hopefully we’ll get to see this couple again as well.
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Meghann Whistler writes sweet Christian romance novels that won’t make your grandmother blush.
Her debut novel, Falling for the Innkeeper, was a #1 bestseller in the Clean & Wholesome Romance category on Amazon.ca. It was also named one of “Six Sensational 2020 Debut Series Romances” by the American Library Association’s Booklist Reader, and is currently a finalist for the 2021 Book Buyers Best award.
Before settling down with her rocket scientist husband and raising three rambunctious boys, Meghann earned a B.A. in English from Amherst College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College.
She is grateful to be living her dream of writing sweet, hopeful stories that demonstrate the power of love and grace.
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John Smith says
“How do you think you would do if you were stranded in the woods? Or what do you think about the book cover, synopsis, review, or excerpt?”
I think I would do very badly stranded in the woods–I would probably die of starvation, and I would suffer from cold, damp, exposure, and mosquitos! My one hope would be that some bear or bears wouldn’t come along….
“The Billionaire’s Secret” has such a nice cover–what a good-natured smile! And I’m sure that the innkeeper in “Falling For the Innkeeper” is also a very nice person!