- St Martin's Press
- Release Date
- November 2012
BDSM, Erotic Romance
First published as a five-part e serial novel, Anything He Wants inflamed imaginations everywhere and became a national bestseller. Now available for the first time ever as a complete book, this edition contains never-before-released scenes and special bonus material. Don't miss this erotic tale of a powerful billionaire who always gets what he wants and the young woman who's about to enter his exclusive realm—a world of glittering opulence and all-consuming passion, where she'll explore the darkest reaches of her own desire.
Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Lucy knows he's way out of her league, but a girl can look, right?
Everything changes the day the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need. As the billionaire pulls Lucy deeper into his world of high stakes business deals and ruthless takeovers, he demands nothing less than her complete surrender. But even as enemies seek deadly revenge against him, she'll discover that her greatest threat is falling for her fiercely guarded boss…and yielding to her own darkest needs.
Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Nov 12, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
98 people found the following review helpful
ANYTHING HE WANTS was a deceptively intriguing erotic romance which had me enthralled from page one but left me disappointed in the end.
Lucy is working a temp job at Hamilton Industries, and while it's nothing to write home about, it pays the bills. The only thing she has to look forward to is riding the elevator with the hot stranger she makes sure she sees every morning on her way into work until one day they end up on the elevator alone together. After two particularly erotic interludes in that elevator with the hot stranger—yes, he's still a stranger at this point—her world turns upside down because she finds out the stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, CEO of Hamilton Industries.
Shocked by that revelation, she's further astonished when Jeremiah offers her a job as his personal assistant. There is only one condition—she has to do anything he wants. More than a little stunned, Lucy accepts the job and is instantly thrown into a world of private jets, fancy hotels, and undeniable eroticism all at the hands of her enigmatic boss. Unfortunately, the job turns deadly when someone attempts to kill Jeremiah and Lucy is caught in the crossfire.
Ok, so what is it about the troubled, rich, and dominant CEO's these days? I feel like I've had an influx of these guys lately but they always intrigue me. Jeremiah Hamilton was no exception. I wanted more insight into him but I felt like I kept getting beneath the surface then I was pulled back again. I know there had to be much more there, but we weren't privy to it.
The story told in ANYTHING HE WANTS was a bit all over the place. Taking place over just two weeks, we are taken on a swiftly moving ride through Lucy's life as she's being swept away by this rich and dominant man. I felt like my head was spinning with how fast the story moved and all the information thrown at us in the short span of the novel.
ANYTHING HE WANTS is actually a collection of five short stories that were originally published in ebook format and have now been put together in print to make one book. However, I felt like it was still missing a part because we are left with a huge cliffhanger that made me extremely mad. I really felt like nothing was resolved except for part of the assassination attempt, and even that was left wide open. And that was my biggest complaint about the book. I felt so robbed and manipulated in the end. I was taken on the journey with the understanding that I would be going somewhere, and in the end it was like my guide just left me stranded with no way of getting back.
I don't think I have to have everything tied up into a neat little bow, but I would have like some resolution to give me some solace. The author just did not do that for the readers. I felt like the story was similar to some other popular books that have come out in the last year or so, and while that's fine in theory, I think those books did a better job of fleshing out the story.
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Book Review by Lynn (reviewer)
Dec 25, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
87 people found the following review helpful
ANYTHING HE WANTS is a lustful tale of attraction, domination and danger. From their first encounter, Lucy finds herself, surprisingly, yielding to all of Jeremiah's wishes. But will Jeremiah continue to get anything he wants when he pulls Lucy into a world of danger, secrets and lies?
This book was actually a combination of a five-part short story collection about the fast-forming, brief relationship between Lucy and Jeremiah. Lucy has been lusting after the hot stranger on the elevator for some time when he finally makes a move on her and she discovers he is a powerful billionaire. From there, things progress very quickly, too quickly for me to feel a strong connection to the relationship. One minute Lucy is discovering that Jeremiah owns the company she is temping for and the next they are at a fancy fundraiser in Paris. Jeremiah's two closest friends comment on the fact that he doesn't bring a woman into his world lightly, but we do not see much contemplation in his decision.
The relationship is hot and steamy and I very much enjoyed Lucy's inner struggles with her desire to submit for the first time in her life. I also enjoyed seeing the occasional cracks in Jeremiah's tough persona when he and Lucy were together, although I wish there had been a few more.
My favorite part of the book is the last section where there is some action, some family drama and secrets revealed, and the charming misfit brother gets some stage time. I would like to know what happens next.
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