Title: Billionaire’s Valentine: A Valentine’s Day short story
Author: Gem Frost
Publisher: Daylily Publishing
Release Date: 2/2/2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance
Page Count: 64
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
My boss asked me out.
He isn’t just some ordinary guy, either. Far from it. World-famous billionaire Blade Harrington wants me– me, a lowly intern– on his arm at a Valentine’s Day ball.
He promised me it’ll be the greatest evening I’ve ever had, complete with flowers, champagne, and a limo.
But will it really be a romantic night… or the worst mistake of my life?
ღ´¨)Valentine and the Billionaire.
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ღ”So you’ll go to the ball, Cinderella?” He looked at me for a long moment, his eyes still burning with determination. And then he grinned. “Yes, Prince Charming. I’ll go to the ball.”
My first thought was harassment, no matter which way you look at it. And then I said, had I been Val, I think I too would have said yes, because, hell, I would have felt my job was on the line. Especially given that my BOSS had the capability to fire me. And since he is rich, yeah, trapped.
Second thought, I don’t care much for millennial millionaires. Too entitled and have really not earned the rights despite the money. I don’t know what was on Blade Harrington’s mind when he actually asked an employee out…oh yeah, get me revenge against an ex who didn’t deserve a second thought. Human Resource should have been all over this like white on rice.
Thirdly, OMG, Val was so innocent it hurt. I felt sorry for the life he led, and could understand why he went head first into this. And his thoughts on his and Blade’s time together gutted me: “He was a billionaire and I was an intern. He was the prince and I was the scullery maid, and there wasn’t a chance in the world that he’d want to see me again. There was no glass slipper in this version of the fairy tale. There was only the real world, and in the real world billionaires and interns didn’t wind up together. They just didn’t.”
But like all Cinderella stories, endings did happen happily. A saccharine cute holiday read.