The Billionaire's Gamble (Dare Valley Meets Paris, Volume 1) by Ava Miles

The Billionaire's Gamble (Dare Valley Meets Paris, Volume 1)

byAva Miles

Kobo ebook | August 5, 2015

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**Not a Standalone Contemporary Romance. This is a four-part mini-series with cliffhangers!**

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International Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents a magical four-part mini-series partially set in Dare Valley and the City of Love herself, Paris, guaranteed to tempt your taste buds and capture your imagination.

Self-made billionaire inventor and infamous bad boy Evan Michaels has lost the biggest gamble of his life in a poker game. For one month, he must live and work like a "normal" person in the small town of Dare Valley and give up his playboy ways. When Evan meets Margie Lancaster, his landlord and new boss, he's not so sure he can make it a month.

Books in this mini-series include:






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Title:The Billionaire's Gamble (Dare Valley Meets Paris, Volume 1)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 5, 2015Publisher:Ava Miles, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940565332

ISBN - 13:9781940565330

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great start! 4.5 stars Great start to what to I'm sure will be a sweet love story! This is part one of a 4-part serial, so be warned that it ends with a bit of a cliffhanger. Evan is geek turned sexy billionaire playboy who has lost his creative side. He loses a bet in Paris and agrees to move to Dare Valley for one month. The catch is that he must live off of one month's wages from his first job, and be celibate. He figures he can do the second, until he meets Margie - the owner of the B&B he is staying in. As his time in Dare Valley ends, they book look forward to Margie meeting him in Paris where she will be apprenticing with a baker. Margie also feels an attraction to Evan, but the secret he is keeping has the potential to tear the apart before they even have the chance to get together. I loved seeing Evan being "normal" by helping Margie paint her new bakery, as well as his enthusiasm as he begins to create again. It was also nice to see couples and characters from previous books in the Dare Valley series. Overall an enjoyable read, can't wait for the next installment! I received an ARC for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great start to a wonderful mini series Ava Miles has done it again! She has created a beautiful story and has wowed me once again. Even though I wasn't exactly thrilled at first that it was a mini series in four separate parts and there was a cliff-hanger at the end of each instalment, after reading the first instalment, I was so captivated by the story that I was kinda glad it was in four parts - because that would mean that the story would be longer than the usual novel. For those who don't like cliff-hangers, I suggest that you wait for all the four stories to be out before starting it since the publication date of each story is not very far apart. The first part - The Billionaire's Gamble is set mainly in Dare Valley. I love the reconnection with the Dare Valley characters such as Jane, Rhett, Jill and especially Arthur. There is a lot of anticipation in this first part. Evan and Margie are strongly attracted to each other but both hold back. Evan because part of his bet included remaining celibate for the whole month, and Margie because of her past. I really loved that feeling of anticipation. This story is definitely going to leave you hungry if you love cinnamon buns. I could literally smell the cinnamon buns as I was reading and that is one of the reasons why I love Ava Miles. She is able to bring you to "that place" through her writing. Really can't wait to read the rest of the parts. ** I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from sweet The Billionaire’s Gamble by Ava Miles is book one in a four part mini-series called Dare Valley Meets Paris (I received the story for an honest review). Evan is a self made billionaire, living in Paris, although living a life most dream of, he feels lost. A bet with Rhett Butler and Jane Wilcox (nice to read about them again!) results in him having to be a "normal person" in Dare Valley, where it seems the characters get exactly what they need, even if they don't realize it right away. Enter Margie, who rents Evan a room, who is on the brink of fulfilling her dream of owning a bakery, who is also trying to find her self and passion. A sweet friendship and attraction simmers between them, even though there are secrets neither is ready to share. The short and sweet story lays the ground work for the next story in Paris, and I am looking forward to seeing what happens next!
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Book 1 of 4 First off I'm going to mention this is a four book serial with cliffhangers, but each book comes out on every Wednesday in August. I'm already really liking the hero Evan. He's an awkward inventor, but he hides behind his billionaire status. I love the way he looks at things and loves to learn how things are created. He loses a bet and goes to Dare Valley to live like a normal person. He never counted on meeting someone like Margie. Margie is realizing her dream of owning her own bakery and her new tenant going to help her paint. Evan is left with a dilemma at the end when he finds out Margie's feelings on the wealthy. He's keeping his wealth a secret. What will he do once Margie visits him on her Paris trip?
Date published: 2015-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mini series Another good book from Ava Miles love this little mini series which is a 4 part book series, this is a nice easy read looking forward to the follow on books to get the rest of the story. This first book sets the story with its history of both the characters starting off in good old Dare valley with a new character and lots of the old characters from all her previous books popping into the storyline. I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THANK YOU AVA! I was so thrilled to read the first of the Billionaires meets Paris story – Billionaires Gamble. I actually had been hoping there would be a chance to read Margie’s story – I can’t how this could have been played out better … except I am waiting for the next installments. Ava, you have written Margie and Evan’s back story so well, and of course, the stories in the Gamble play out beautifully – so much so, I devoured them in one sitting. Please, keep writing Ava! "I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own."
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Secret billionaire, sexy baker Part one in this miniseries and it is off to a great start!  Margie is getting ready to start her dream of a bakery. But first she has to get it finished and travel to Paris to learn some of a Masters techniques. When he meets Evan at the inn she owns, she knows her life is about to change. But with her history of secretive men, will she take a chance on him? Evan is a bored billionaire inventor whose ideas have dried up. Nothing sparks his creativity anymore. So when he takes a side bet from Jane and Rhett, he comes to Dare Valley under an assumed name and as a normal, working guy. When he meets Margie, he knows there is something special about her but knows he can't act upon any feelings he has for her. He has started inventing again and he knows it is leading to something big. When he finds out about her loathing of the rich he knows he can't tell her his true identity. And even when she comes to Paris, his stomping grounds, he must keep up the ruse or lose her before he ever has a chance to see where it can go.  Great start and can't wait to see where their journey leads!!
Date published: 2015-08-05