“Best Friends with the Billionaire” by Coleen Kwan is book number two in the “Rochester” series. This is Cassie Cooper and billionaire Kirk Rochester’s story.
Kirk and Cassie were best friends in college. Cassie has been secretly in love with him. After Kirk’s marriage, she moved to Sydney to get on with her life. Cassie is back in San Francisco for her sister’s wedding. She hasn’t seen Kirk since his wife’s funeral.
Cassie is a six foot tall girl and is more at ease with hanging out with the guys. Her mom and sister are girly girls and she just can’t seem to do anything that pleases them. Cassie hoped that during the time that she is home for her sister’s wedding they can become closer before she goes back to Sydney.
Kirk’s marriage was not good even before his wife died. He never wants to marry again. Kirk believes that friendship and his job are more important than a romantic loving relationship. He is in the process of making a big business deal. The daughter of the man that he is dealing with keeps flirting with him. Kirk doesn’t want anything to mess up this business deal. Since his best friend Cassie is in town, he is hoping to convince her to pretend to be his girlfriend. Cassie agrees to be girlfriend hoping that she can get Kirk to see her as a woman and not as a buddy. What could go wrong?
This story is a friends to lovers trope with amazing chemistry, hot intimate scenes, family dynamics, and miscommunication or lack of communication. I did enjoy the book. As far as cons go there were some scenes that didn’t flow with the story. Overall, this story has a good plot and a HEA. I will definitely read other books by Coleen Kwan.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley/Entangled Publishing for an honest review. FYI, contains mature content.