Derek Steele: My entire life I’ve competed against my older brother, Braiden, so when I was offered the CEO position of the family business, I never hesitated. Finally, I could step out of Braden’s shadow and prove that unlike him, I had what it takes.
And that’s exactly what I’ve done this past year. Steele Ventures is churning out record profits and I’ve taken, not only the company, but also my personal life to new heights. After a juicy hook-up with Justine Lincoln, the major’s socialite daughter, I knew we could become NYC’s hottest power couple. Everything was going according to plan, until SHE arrived on stage.
Katy Burton: Every eye in the packed hall is on me as I step up to the podium. Trust me when I tell you, billionaire CEOs and high-profile politicians are definitely not my usual crowd. But I remind myself why I’m doing this: My seven-year-old daughter Megan.
Everything is pretty much a blur from the second I start talking, until my sexy-as-hell billionaire CEO sponsor approaches afterwards. I don’t even know his name as I introduce myself. Then, he tells me he’s Derek Steele, CEO of Steele Ventures, and my blood goes cold as I stare into the eyes of the man who single-handedly ripped my family apart.
Derek Steele and Katy Burton come from different worlds. However, it doesn’t stop Derek from becoming enamored with Katy, and soon he can’t imagine life without her. Will his old lifestyle catch up with him and destroy their relationship before it even starts?
Find out in Ruthless Romeo, a steamy romance from bestselling author Tasha Fawkes.