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Will the woman he can’t resist be his downfall? Find out, only from USA TODAY bestselling author Robin Covington! In the boardroom—and the bedroom—they’re on fire. But will her secrets destroy them both? Investigator Tess Lynch once helped Adam Redhawk find his Cherokee family. Now the self-made tech billionaire wants her to root out his company’s saboteur—and share his bed. Will the woman he can’t resist be his downfall? Find out, only from USA TODAY bestselling author Robin Covington! In the boardroom—and the bedroom—they’re on fire. But will her secrets destroy them both? Investigator Tess Lynch once helped Adam Redhawk find his Cherokee family. Now the self-made tech billionaire wants her to root out his company’s saboteur—and share his bed. But as passion builds between them, the private eye pursues a plan of her own—to get even for the way Adam’s adoptive father ruined hers. Until an unexpected pregnancy changes everything… From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite. Redhawk Reunion: Book 1: Taking on the Billionaire Book 2: Seducing His Secret Wife


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Will the woman he can’t resist be his downfall? Find out, only from USA TODAY bestselling author Robin Covington! In the boardroom—and the bedroom—they’re on fire. But will her secrets destroy them both? Investigator Tess Lynch once helped Adam Redhawk find his Cherokee family. Now the self-made tech billionaire wants her to root out his company’s saboteur—and share his bed. Will the woman he can’t resist be his downfall? Find out, only from USA TODAY bestselling author Robin Covington! In the boardroom—and the bedroom—they’re on fire. But will her secrets destroy them both? Investigator Tess Lynch once helped Adam Redhawk find his Cherokee family. Now the self-made tech billionaire wants her to root out his company’s saboteur—and share his bed. But as passion builds between them, the private eye pursues a plan of her own—to get even for the way Adam’s adoptive father ruined hers. Until an unexpected pregnancy changes everything… From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite. Redhawk Reunion: Book 1: Taking on the Billionaire Book 2: Seducing His Secret Wife

30 review for Taking on the Billionaire

  1. 4 out of 5

    Maria Rose

    Taking on the Billionaire by Robin Covington is a sexy romance between a private investigator and the businessman who hires her, and is the first in her Redhawk Reunion series. Adam Redhawk hired Tess Lynch to find his brother and sister, torn apart when they were children and sent to different adoptive homes as part of horrible child welfare policies that separated indigenous families at the time. She succeeded, bringing Adam in touch with his brother Roan and sister Sarina, but Adam isn’t ready Taking on the Billionaire by Robin Covington is a sexy romance between a private investigator and the businessman who hires her, and is the first in her Redhawk Reunion series. Adam Redhawk hired Tess Lynch to find his brother and sister, torn apart when they were children and sent to different adoptive homes as part of horrible child welfare policies that separated indigenous families at the time. She succeeded, bringing Adam in touch with his brother Roan and sister Sarina, but Adam isn’t ready to part ways with the sexy PI just yet. He’s got someone at his successful tech company who is trying to sabotage him and he wants to find out who, and why. In truth though, he’s interested in Tess for more than just business. Tess has an extra incentive to stay on Adam’s payroll. Besides finding him sinfully attractive, she’s on a mission of revenge. Adam’s adoptive father, Franklin Thornton, ruined her own father and destroyed her childhood. She’s using her business arrangement with Adam to find out the information she needs to take down his father. A sexy affair between her and Adam ensues but when he finds out her real motive, will their fiery passion burn out? I loved this story! The author brings the heat in some very steamy scenes as Tess and Adam explore their attraction to each other. But it’s the characters and their developing feelings for each other as well as their emotional struggle that really elevates the story. Adam is of Cherokee descent and since he was six when his family was separated, he’s the one with memories of his younger siblings and their parents. Reaching out to them is a fraught enterprise and Tess is there to help him reunite with them. His younger brother Roan is more receptive, while Sarina, who had bad foster home experiences is more closed off. I appreciated the author bringing this real tragedy that occurred far too many times in North American indigenous families to light. As for Tess, she ended up taking care of her younger sister (now a college student) due to the early deaths of her mother and the depression that stole her father. She blames Franklin for ruining her father by cheating him in business and sending him into a downward spiral, and she knows Adam is the ‘in’ she needs to bring him down. As she starts to develop real feelings for Adam, she feels guilty about her deception. And eventually Adam finds out the truth. They have to go through some rough patches (including the discovery that Tess is pregnant!) before they get their happy ending. Adam has a best friend, Justin, who is also his business partner and I enjoyed their friendship. I also liked seeing Adam initiate the reconciliation with Roan and Sarina, and the series will continue with more of the Redhawk siblings. This an emotional, sexy, engaging story and comes highly recommended. This review appears at Harlequin Junkie: https://harlequinjunkie.com/review-ta... A copy of this story was provided by the publisher.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed Taking on the Billionaire. Robin Covington totally drew me into this story and kept me hooked. I was intrigued by the back stories for both Tess and Adam and wondered just where the story would go. Would Tess give up her vendetta? Would Adam find out before she came clean? Would the arrogant, egotistical step-father win out? I seriously read this story in one sitting. Robin Covington knows how to put a story together, give the reader a little a little drama and keeps the 4.5 stars I really enjoyed Taking on the Billionaire. Robin Covington totally drew me into this story and kept me hooked. I was intrigued by the back stories for both Tess and Adam and wondered just where the story would go. Would Tess give up her vendetta? Would Adam find out before she came clean? Would the arrogant, egotistical step-father win out? I seriously read this story in one sitting. Robin Covington knows how to put a story together, give the reader a little a little drama and keeps them turning the page to find out where the story is going. She knows how to build her characters, tell their stories and bring them to life. You understood Adams guilt and Tess’s need for revenge. You felt the pain Adam was in, the anger that wafted off of him whenever his step-father entered the story and his devotion to the business, his family and Tess. His character was so well written and defined. Tess’s character was a little less defined but you got the gist of her revenge in the end. She was filled with a whole lot of sass and was a woman who could hold her own and give as good as she got. I just wish that we understood her actions and feelings a little earlier in the story. So, that’s what I love about Robin Covington and the the stories she pens. She gives us well-rounded characters and a story with a bite to it. Taking on the Billionaire had a happily-ever-after that will bring a tear to your eye. Then a little cliff-hanger in the epilogue that makes you laugh and has you scratching your head. Where is the second story going? As usual, I am sure it will be interesting. Review copy provided for a voluntary review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    b.andherbooks

    I DID IT. I finished a darn book. It took me forever, but it isn't the book's fault, it is life. I was excited to read a Robin Covington, and this was a fun category romance featuring some digital sleuthing, tech, and revenge. The sparks and heat between curvy bombshell Tess and CEO/billionaire Adam were immediate and sexy. I just wasn't focusing on the subplot about Tess wanted to bring down Adam's adoptive father (lying/deceiving Adam in the process), and was more interested in her work to find I DID IT. I finished a darn book. It took me forever, but it isn't the book's fault, it is life. I was excited to read a Robin Covington, and this was a fun category romance featuring some digital sleuthing, tech, and revenge. The sparks and heat between curvy bombshell Tess and CEO/billionaire Adam were immediate and sexy. I just wasn't focusing on the subplot about Tess wanted to bring down Adam's adoptive father (lying/deceiving Adam in the process), and was more interested in her work to find Adam's siblings who I'm sure will get their own stories. And then spoiler alert (view spoiler)[after deciding to forgo a condom because Tess is on BC and they are both tested with no STDs, Tess still ends up pregnant, because she was taking antibiotics close to when this happened. I should have seen the baby plot coming but didn't, and meh, I just didn'dt dlove that part. Not my favorite (hide spoiler)] .

  4. 4 out of 5

    Isha Coleman

    Emotion is the name of the game and Covington holds all the cards. Taking on the Billionaire is a tale of love that is as soulful as it is heartbreaking. Tess and Adam turn romance on it's head and wreak havoc on the heart. An unpredictable mass of regret, heartache, secrets, lies and hope works it's magic. The drama is endless but so are the feelings it stirs deep inside. Emotion is the name of the game and Covington holds all the cards. Taking on the Billionaire is a tale of love that is as soulful as it is heartbreaking. Tess and Adam turn romance on it's head and wreak havoc on the heart. An unpredictable mass of regret, heartache, secrets, lies and hope works it's magic. The drama is endless but so are the feelings it stirs deep inside.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    Tess is tough and awesome, and Adam is just swoony and spectacular. Together, they are an incredible couple. I loved their story, and I can't wait to read more about the Redhawk siblings! Tess is tough and awesome, and Adam is just swoony and spectacular. Together, they are an incredible couple. I loved their story, and I can't wait to read more about the Redhawk siblings!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Robin Covington

    November 17, 2020: Harlequin is giving away 10 copies of the book! You cand enter to win here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh... *** I am so excited to finally see this book hit the shelves! You can PREORDER IT HERE: https://books2read.com/takingonthebil... November 17, 2020: Harlequin is giving away 10 copies of the book! You cand enter to win here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh... *** I am so excited to finally see this book hit the shelves! You can PREORDER IT HERE: https://books2read.com/takingonthebil...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nicola Marsh

    It has been many years since I've read a Harlequin Desire and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to read Robin Covington's first. Adam Redhawk is a powerful and proud CEO of his own company in Silicon Valley. Tess is his PI but soon becomes much more as their attraction is undeniable. With revenge, passion and family at the heart of this novel, I thoroughly enjoyed it. And I'm looking forward to reading Justin (Adam's business partner) and Sarina's (Adam's sister he's only just found after many yea It has been many years since I've read a Harlequin Desire and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to read Robin Covington's first. Adam Redhawk is a powerful and proud CEO of his own company in Silicon Valley. Tess is his PI but soon becomes much more as their attraction is undeniable. With revenge, passion and family at the heart of this novel, I thoroughly enjoyed it. And I'm looking forward to reading Justin (Adam's business partner) and Sarina's (Adam's sister he's only just found after many years) story in the next book!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Carissa

    I haven't read a Desire in awhile. Fast paced afternoon quick read. It really did keep me interested and had a few surprises on the way with Tess and Adam. Adam learns of the other siblings in the beginning from Tess being a P.I. and he needs her for another job (in which there's underlying reasons as to why she accepts). So corporate espionage is a newer topic on my reading list. I just felt things were too quick to be resolved. Adam's Sister Sarina and Adam's business partner Justin, by the en I haven't read a Desire in awhile. Fast paced afternoon quick read. It really did keep me interested and had a few surprises on the way with Tess and Adam. Adam learns of the other siblings in the beginning from Tess being a P.I. and he needs her for another job (in which there's underlying reasons as to why she accepts). So corporate espionage is a newer topic on my reading list. I just felt things were too quick to be resolved. Adam's Sister Sarina and Adam's business partner Justin, by the end will all be interested to find out what is up with them in the next book in the series. I received this book at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Traci

    Taking on the Billionaire is the first book in the hot new Redhawk Reunion series. The book was fast-paced and attention-grabbing. I loved the characters and I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series. Billionaire Adam Redhawk and his siblings had been taken away from their parents and adopted when they were young children. Adam hired Tess Lynch an investigator to find his brother and sister so he could reconnect with them. He couldn’t resist the temptation of Tess so when he disc Taking on the Billionaire is the first book in the hot new Redhawk Reunion series. The book was fast-paced and attention-grabbing. I loved the characters and I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series. Billionaire Adam Redhawk and his siblings had been taken away from their parents and adopted when they were young children. Adam hired Tess Lynch an investigator to find his brother and sister so he could reconnect with them. He couldn’t resist the temptation of Tess so when he discovers there is somebody trying to sabotage his company’s big launch, he knew he wanted Tess to discover who was trying to ruin his business. Her working in his office gave him a better opportunity at getting her into his bed. Tess Lynch was ready to have her revenge against Franklin Thornton, Adam’s adoptive father. Franklin had caused her father to die of a broken heart after taking away the dreams of his invention and the recognition he would receive for it. Working with Adam and having access to his company records was perfect for Tess to gather more information on Franklin and his dirty deals. But can Tess follow through with her revenge after falling in love with him? I received an ARC and am voluntarily leaving a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Whitney

    I can’t wait to read more of Robin Covington’s work. Corporate espionage, steaminess, A BABY!!!! I also really loved the discussion of family in this book. All around it was just a great read.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kim | readmorethings

    What a steamy read full of heart! Was so pleasantly surprised by this book. Fun tropes, well paced story, and some truly tear jerker moments. The story of this Native American family being reunited from such a skilled own voices author is everything my heart needs in 2020.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Emmie Dark

    A fantastic start to a series that I can’t wait to read more from. Adam Redhawk is seriously hot and the sparks fly right from the very beginning. The chemistry between them is smoking hot and the conflict is complex and deep-rooted, not just a throw-away obstacle in their way. I loved the plot around Adam’s family and I can’t wait to read further books about his siblings. And did I mention this is HOT? Brilliant Desire debut from Robin Covington.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Robin Covington provided a great escape in her latest book, Taking on the Billionaire. I just love watching a couple navigate a "no strings/easy out" relationship...all of the tension and angst is delicious! In TonB, Adam and Tess are working together to uncover the mole in his tech company. This works to Adam's advantage, as he's not yet ready to part ways with the woman that has intrigued him. Tess is in it to settle an old family vendetta. At heart, these two people are fixers and caretakers. Robin Covington provided a great escape in her latest book, Taking on the Billionaire. I just love watching a couple navigate a "no strings/easy out" relationship...all of the tension and angst is delicious! In TonB, Adam and Tess are working together to uncover the mole in his tech company. This works to Adam's advantage, as he's not yet ready to part ways with the woman that has intrigued him. Tess is in it to settle an old family vendetta. At heart, these two people are fixers and caretakers. While dealing with everything that unravels in this book, from lost and then found family to corporate espionage, the couple begins to let down their guard and rely on each other. Those moments of intimacy and unwavering support had this reader absolutely invested in the relationship. I loved that the characters were flawed, but understanding of the reasons for their ways. The pacing of this story was perfect, and Adam's way of making things right so that the couple could have a future had me tearing up. So well done! I'm looking forward to learning more about Adam's siblings as the series progresses, and can't wait to see what Adam & Tess have been up to in the meantime.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lynn Brooks

    4 1/2 STARS! With her Harlequin debut Robin Covington shines bright with the kick off of her Redhawk Reunion series filled with secrets, scandal and a steamy introduction to this shattered family. In TAKING ON THE BILLIONAIRE, the backstory was fresh, the characters were complex and quick to draw a reader's attention, and the overall follow through was satisfying. I'm looking forward to more in the series! Adam Redhawk is a rewarding character to get to know. He's a self-made success and while he' 4 1/2 STARS! With her Harlequin debut Robin Covington shines bright with the kick off of her Redhawk Reunion series filled with secrets, scandal and a steamy introduction to this shattered family. In TAKING ON THE BILLIONAIRE, the backstory was fresh, the characters were complex and quick to draw a reader's attention, and the overall follow through was satisfying. I'm looking forward to more in the series! Adam Redhawk is a rewarding character to get to know. He's a self-made success and while he's proud, he's also very humble and thankful for the life he managed to achieve. Reconnecting with the siblings lost to him in childhood is at the top of his to do list. Tess Lynch is a bit of a mystery. She is the private investigator that helped him track down his brother and sister, but she has secrets she's holding close as she delves into yet another project with Adam. Giving in to the temptation they've been fighting seems like the thing to do, but an unexpected pregnancy changes the whole dynamic. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a backdrop of family drama behind the passion and desire of finding that happily ever after!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tami Schafer

    I really enjoyed this book! Tess was hired by Adam to find his brother and sister ( they where separated at a early age) he then hires her again to find the mole in his company, she has an agenda of her own , take down the man that wreaked her father, Adam’s adoptive father ( rich jerk that only cares about himself) but during her investigating for him she discovers she has feelings for him but will her searching for a way to take down his stepfather to the end of them?! This book looks at some I really enjoyed this book! Tess was hired by Adam to find his brother and sister ( they where separated at a early age) he then hires her again to find the mole in his company, she has an agenda of her own , take down the man that wreaked her father, Adam’s adoptive father ( rich jerk that only cares about himself) but during her investigating for him she discovers she has feelings for him but will her searching for a way to take down his stepfather to the end of them?! This book looks at some of the issues of the CPS and Indian culture, I really enjoyed it ! Come along as they work through all the issues they come across, Robin is an amazing writer and person , you will enjoy this book I promise!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    This book was simply amazing. Neither Tess nor Adam were looking for a relationship. They had a mutual agreement. Adam was adopted into a rigid and unloving household. I enjoyed that he was able to find his siblings and look forward to more progression of their relationships in the future books. Tess also had a rough upbringing and had to raise her sister. I loved the relationship between Tess and Mia. I feel that Adam and Tess healed each other with their love for one another! I would highly re This book was simply amazing. Neither Tess nor Adam were looking for a relationship. They had a mutual agreement. Adam was adopted into a rigid and unloving household. I enjoyed that he was able to find his siblings and look forward to more progression of their relationships in the future books. Tess also had a rough upbringing and had to raise her sister. I loved the relationship between Tess and Mia. I feel that Adam and Tess healed each other with their love for one another! I would highly recommend this book!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    Wow great story This was a great read and I couldn’t put it down. It has been too long for a new read by robin covington and this was a perfect read with possibilities for more. Adam and Tess story is wonderful. Getting to meet Roan, Sarina Mia and Justin the characters are great. The story just draws you in. I want more with this group. I can’t wait for the next in this series and hopefully get to see more from Adam and Tess and the reveal for the end of the book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Vilma

    Tess Lynch is an investigator Adam Redhawk hired to find his siblings after being separated from them as young children. While Adam was adopted by a wealthy family, his siblings, twins Roan and Sarina didn’t fare as well. Now that Tess has located Adams siblings, it’s up to Adam to initiate the reunion. But while steeling himself for the courage to reach out, Adam has another job for Tess, finding a mole within the company he co-founded with his best friend Justin Ling. As Redhawk/Ling is on the Tess Lynch is an investigator Adam Redhawk hired to find his siblings after being separated from them as young children. While Adam was adopted by a wealthy family, his siblings, twins Roan and Sarina didn’t fare as well. Now that Tess has located Adams siblings, it’s up to Adam to initiate the reunion. But while steeling himself for the courage to reach out, Adam has another job for Tess, finding a mole within the company he co-founded with his best friend Justin Ling. As Redhawk/Ling is on the brink of a new app launch, they must first find and remove the mole. Tess is hired and on the job as it fills her personal vendetta to get to Adam’s adoptive father, Franklin Templeton. There is a lot of mystery and intrigue, and plenty of sexual chemistry as well between Adam and Tess. Adam and Tess forge a sexual, no-strings relationship, but of course along the way they ‘catch feelings’ for each other. Until everything comes to a head and explodes. As Tess is poised to reveal everything Adam needs to know to save his company and forge a real relationship, she is upstaged by daddy dearest, Franklin. I loved the complexity of the hero, he has many facets, and talents revealed within the story. Tess is a confident woman forged by a harsh past and having to raise her young sister. But in the end there is a happy ever after, and it’s sweet and definitely leaves you waiting (impatiently) for the next, inter-related storyline, Sarina and Justin.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mary Mooney

    4.5 Stars Taking on the Billionaire is a story about two people who are made for each other in every way. But one secret can destroy everything they could be. Tess owns her own business finding things, she has found Adam's siblings and now he wants her to help find one more person. Adam is CEO of a company he owns with his best friend Justin and they have someone trying to steal secrets from them. He thinks that Tess can help find who that person is since she found his siblings. But he also likes t 4.5 Stars Taking on the Billionaire is a story about two people who are made for each other in every way. But one secret can destroy everything they could be. Tess owns her own business finding things, she has found Adam's siblings and now he wants her to help find one more person. Adam is CEO of a company he owns with his best friend Justin and they have someone trying to steal secrets from them. He thinks that Tess can help find who that person is since she found his siblings. But he also likes to have her around and he wants to explore more with her on a personal level. Will Tess accept his terms for a short relationship? What will happen when Adam learns her secret? Will they find out who is trying to destroy the company? I really enjoyed this story, Tess and Adam are a perfect couple and they work well together. The suspense of the story makes it better. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I have. **Copy of this story provided by this author and this is my honest review**

  20. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Spence

    Tess is a PI working for a CEO of a tech company, Redhawk/Ling. She finishes one job, and she's readily hired to do another job for Adam, the CEO. This next job overlaps with why she wants to keep close to Adam. She's keeping secrets. They also come to a friends with benefits arrangement, but it could go further if they both let it happen. "Body and soul. But not her heart. She wouldn't go that far." He thinks of her as "a queen with the stars making up your crown." Throw in family members that Tess is a PI working for a CEO of a tech company, Redhawk/Ling. She finishes one job, and she's readily hired to do another job for Adam, the CEO. This next job overlaps with why she wants to keep close to Adam. She's keeping secrets. They also come to a friends with benefits arrangement, but it could go further if they both let it happen. "Body and soul. But not her heart. She wouldn't go that far." He thinks of her as "a queen with the stars making up your crown." Throw in family members that have their own agendas or don't want anything to do with each other, plus a saboteur and you've got a definite page turner. I voluntarily reviewed this book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lisa McWhinnie

    Robin hit this one out of the park. Love, intrigue, betrayal and passion. Get ready to experience all of the feels. Adam and Tess have an instant attraction to each other but can they overcome obstacles in their way? Can not wait for the next book.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms

    Taking on the Billionaire served as my introduction to RCovington and I'm thrilled to have met her as well as her MCs, Adam & Tess. RCovington delivered a compelling story with well-drawn characters that kept me engaged the their story. I'm eager for more and anxious over the few questions she left me with in the end. ;) Highlights *Characters Both Adam and Tess suffered traumatic experiences at young ages. Adam was wrongly removed from his family home, taken from his siblings and his Cherokee Taking on the Billionaire served as my introduction to RCovington and I'm thrilled to have met her as well as her MCs, Adam & Tess. RCovington delivered a compelling story with well-drawn characters that kept me engaged the their story. I'm eager for more and anxious over the few questions she left me with in the end. ;) Highlights *Characters Both Adam and Tess suffered traumatic experiences at young ages. Adam was wrongly removed from his family home, taken from his siblings and his Cherokee heritage. He ended up adopted by a wealthy family who clearly cared more for their image than their new son. Tess was abandoned by her mother and lost her father not much later. She was left to raise her younger sister and work for revenge against the man she saw as responsible for her father's death.... Adam's adoptive father. Both Adam and Tess are independent and stubborn, both qualities that have served them well. These traits only served to heighten the sizzle between them. I admired them both for having convictions and fighting for what they wanted in life. It was a boon for them to discover they had some similar life goals...ones they hadn't realized they had. *Romance The chemistry between Adam and Tess was combustive. They'd been fighting against it while Tess, an investigator, worked at finding his siblings. But when another job presented itself, Adam was quick to offer it to Tess along with a fling with an expiration date. But sex this smoking hot doesn't come without emotion and they were left trying to decide whether they should give it a go or give up their sizzle. *Plot While some elements were predictable, RCovington still wove quite a story. I liked seeing Adam and Tess work together to find the saboteur in his company. I admired Adam for working so hard to bring his family back together. And I equally admired Tess when she gave up something important to her out of love for Adam. They both showed emotional growth that made me so happy. RCovington ended things with a teaser about Adam's business partner, Justin, and his sister, Sarina. I'm more than a little intrigued and look forward to continuing the series.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Aly

    Adam Redhawk is a self-made tech billionaire and Native American who was separated from his family at a very young age. The loner and private man doesn't trust anyone, except for one friend and associate and now the cheeky and bold private investigator he hired to find his Cherokee family not so long ago. He still need her help, now to find who's trying to sabotage his company. Sexual tension been brewing between Tess Lynch and her client, Adam Redhawk, since the first time they met. Tess is a co Adam Redhawk is a self-made tech billionaire and Native American who was separated from his family at a very young age. The loner and private man doesn't trust anyone, except for one friend and associate and now the cheeky and bold private investigator he hired to find his Cherokee family not so long ago. He still need her help, now to find who's trying to sabotage his company. Sexual tension been brewing between Tess Lynch and her client, Adam Redhawk, since the first time they met. Tess is a confident woman and she see him as a challenge but at the same time, she have a professional ethic and she respect him too much to try anything. And let's not forget the fact our heroine plan on getting revenge for her father because of his own adoptive father. But the moment Adam let her know he's sharing her attraction, they both agree they're not searching for a commitment and agree on a sexy arrangment for a limited time. Seems like the perfect deal for both of us. But that was before an unexpected pregancy change everything and that Adam learns the truth. The moment I saw this cover on the author's instagram feed, I wanted to read this book. Plus-size heroine in a green dress and a beautiful man in a suit in a sexy embrace, yes please! And when she talked about the blurb and told her hero is a Native American man, I knew I would read this book, because we need more diversity. I like the fact she doesn't shy away from mentionning the Indian Child Welfare Act and the consequences it brought to the hero and his siblings. I like that her heroine makes no excuse from being herself, no matter the fact that society doesn't embrace strong, bold, moody and plus size women! From sexy fling to touching love story, taking on the billionaire is worth the price!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Margaret

    “You don’t do complicated. You do sex. Great sex. You do clear rules and parameters with your bed partners and nothing that lasts over a couple of months. They don’t leave happy but they leave knowing that you were honest with them.” ….and we readers laugh, and laugh, knowing just how complicated things are going to get…. Taking on the Billionaire was a fast-paced, steamy read with a bit of intrigue, a hint of betrayal, and whole lot of heart – despite both characters not looking for anything “You don’t do complicated. You do sex. Great sex. You do clear rules and parameters with your bed partners and nothing that lasts over a couple of months. They don’t leave happy but they leave knowing that you were honest with them.” ….and we readers laugh, and laugh, knowing just how complicated things are going to get…. Taking on the Billionaire was a fast-paced, steamy read with a bit of intrigue, a hint of betrayal, and whole lot of heart – despite both characters not looking for anything more than a short-term affair and certainly not anything that had their hearts involved! Adam and Tess were one of those couples who had sparks flying every time they were in any sort of proximity to each other. Once they cross the line and act on that chemistry there were plenty of steamy times, but there were also so many other times where you could feel the connection between these two. I loved how Adam took care of Tess when she became sick, and it was also sweet how Tess was always offering such a great perspective on his new relationship with his two siblings he has just found (the job that he initially hired Tess for). I did think Adam’s reaction when some truths come out was a bit harsher than I expected, but I loved how things ended up and were resolved, so just like Tess, it was easy to quickly forgive and move on! I am totally intrigued by the series arc – books that will feature Adam’s two siblings. I can’t wait to learn more about both of them. Knowing that in the next book Sarina, Adam’s sister, and his business partner, Justin, are featured has me looking forward to that February release! Robin Covington has delivered on all fronts with her first Harlequin Desire romance. I did feel that this book had a bit of an edgier tone to it than some other books in this imprint I have read, but it totally worked for the story and the characters. Well done – a definite must for anyone looking for a quick, steamy read that checks off all the boxes of a Harlequin Desire! I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book I received from the author.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lucy

    I really enjoyed this! The chemistry between Tess and Adam is obvious from the start and I loved how they're relationship progressed from work colleagues to friends with benefits, to friends to something more. It felt very organic and real. I also love that both Tess and Adam had a thing going on in the plot other than each other. Adam is fighting to reform his family after they were torn apart by social workers when he was only a child. Now having made his fortune he hires Tess (a private inves I really enjoyed this! The chemistry between Tess and Adam is obvious from the start and I loved how they're relationship progressed from work colleagues to friends with benefits, to friends to something more. It felt very organic and real. I also love that both Tess and Adam had a thing going on in the plot other than each other. Adam is fighting to reform his family after they were torn apart by social workers when he was only a child. Now having made his fortune he hires Tess (a private investigator) to find his younger twin siblings Roan and Sarina. All of them have scars from having grown up in the system and I liked that it wasn't instantly harmonious between the two siblings. I'm sure the relationship between the three of them will be developed in Sarina's and Roan's books! This is the first own voices romance I've read with a Native American hero and it really felt like it made a difference. Adam's heritage felt really well represented without him becoming a stereotype and Robin also highlights the continued damage that is being done to the community. Tess was also a great heroine, she was smart, bold and clearly a fighter. I love that the cover model actually matches the description of her in the book! I feel like Tess goes through a big journey through this novel as she learns to let go of old grudges and move forward into the present. The resolution of her storyline was a little fast, but I've come to expect that in Harlequin novels as often the length is limited. A great quick read! Definitely recommend to any contemporary romance fans. Rating: 4 stars Heat: 4 Flames Rep: Native American MC Thanks Robin Covington for sending me an ARC in return for an honest review!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mari Cardenas

    4.25 Stars! Back when I was in my teens, a long, long time ago (LOL), I was addicted to Harlequin romances. One of my aunts and I would take turns in buying the quarterly titles and then swap them between us. I had quite the collection until my mom decided to give them all away. *sniffs* Later, I moved on to historical and contemporary romances and then MM books, but those Harlequin books have a special place in my heart. So, being a Robin Covington fan and learning she was writing a Desire title 4.25 Stars! Back when I was in my teens, a long, long time ago (LOL), I was addicted to Harlequin romances. One of my aunts and I would take turns in buying the quarterly titles and then swap them between us. I had quite the collection until my mom decided to give them all away. *sniffs* Later, I moved on to historical and contemporary romances and then MM books, but those Harlequin books have a special place in my heart. So, being a Robin Covington fan and learning she was writing a Desire title was something I couldn't pass out on. Tess was a bad-ass PI with a secret, and Adam was the swoon-worthy billionaire with Native American roots and a heart of gold, neither of them is looking for love, but it was inescapable. Together they were dynamite, the chemistry between them palpable from the first scene.  Taking on the Billionaire had all the elements of those Harlequin books I loved, the billionaire, the feisty heroine, the hotter than hot scenes that characterize the Desire line. It was a bit rushed, and I would have liked if some scenes were expanded on, but it was well-developed for a book of this length. Plus, it's book 1 in the series so hopefully, we'll get to see more of Adam and Tess in the next books.  Overall, this was an engaging read. Well-written, hot, fast-paced, and really, you can't go wrong with a Robin Covington book. Super recommendable!  *** Copy provided for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

  27. 5 out of 5

    Eileen

    Tess and Adam’s story in Taking On the Billionaire by Robin Covington, book one in her Redhawk Reunion series, was amazing, emotional, and sizzling hot. Investigator Tess Lynch had just wrapped up finding the brother and sister of Adam Redhawk as the three had been separated, as children, by social services when he asked for her help on another matter. Adam, a self-made tech billionaire, needed to find a mole within his company who could ruin the release of a new app. As the two work long hours Tess and Adam’s story in Taking On the Billionaire by Robin Covington, book one in her Redhawk Reunion series, was amazing, emotional, and sizzling hot. Investigator Tess Lynch had just wrapped up finding the brother and sister of Adam Redhawk as the three had been separated, as children, by social services when he asked for her help on another matter. Adam, a self-made tech billionaire, needed to find a mole within his company who could ruin the release of a new app. As the two work long hours into the night, the attraction between them is off the charts and their electricity could power their office building. As Tess and Adam succumb to their passion they find themselves falling for each other; something neither expected to ever happen. Tess has her own secrets dealing with how Adam’s adoptive father ruined her father. When an unexpected consequence occurs at the same time Tess’s secret is revealed, Adam needs to determine his priorities and how to make them happen. Ms. Covington wrote an erotic, emotional and moving story filled with sizzling chemistry, determination, and endearing characters that is not to be missed. I highly recommend Taking On the Billionaire to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Tina Hobbs Payne

    "I'll never regret that kiss. The question is what we do next." Adam Redhawk has worked hard for what he has. Success hasn't been an easy road, but he is at the top of his game. Someone is trying to sabotage his new project, trying to undermine that success. Adam hired Tess to help find his long lost siblings. Since she has completed that job, he now wants to hire her to help find the mole in his company. It has nothing to do with the fact he wants her to stick around. It also has nothing to do wi "I'll never regret that kiss. The question is what we do next." Adam Redhawk has worked hard for what he has. Success hasn't been an easy road, but he is at the top of his game. Someone is trying to sabotage his new project, trying to undermine that success. Adam hired Tess to help find his long lost siblings. Since she has completed that job, he now wants to hire her to help find the mole in his company. It has nothing to do with the fact he wants her to stick around. It also has nothing to do with his obvious attraction to her, and if he isn't mistaken, the feeling is mutual. Tess is definitely attracted to Adam, but she started this job with less than honest intentions. She is getting the job done, as required, but she is getting in too deep. She knows that things are about to get complicated. This is a great read! It's not a cliff hanger, but I see another book coming with more from these great characters!!

  29. 5 out of 5

    kgagnon

    I really enjoyed this emotional and steamy romance. It is a roller coaster ride with witty banter, push/pull emotions, and steamy passion which is everything I crave to read. Adam Redhawk was torn from his family and roots as a young boy. Now he is co-founder and CEO of a successful tech business with his partner and best friend Justin Ling. But he misses his siblings and hires Private Investigator, Tess Lynch, to find them. Tess easily finds them so he hires her again to solve a mystery within I really enjoyed this emotional and steamy romance. It is a roller coaster ride with witty banter, push/pull emotions, and steamy passion which is everything I crave to read. Adam Redhawk was torn from his family and roots as a young boy. Now he is co-founder and CEO of a successful tech business with his partner and best friend Justin Ling. But he misses his siblings and hires Private Investigator, Tess Lynch, to find them. Tess easily finds them so he hires her again to solve a mystery within his own company. It could also maybe have a little something to do with how much he was attracted to this smart, and sexy woman. Tess has her own reasons for working with Adam, and the more she works with him, the more she falls for him as well. But her reasons and secrets could put his business at risk, tearing them apart before they even begin! I loved Adam and Tess together. They were both self-made, independent, but also completely in sync with each other, and their chemistry was off the charts. I loved how this is about interracial characters, without making it a big deal, making it feel more real and honest. All the friends and family were intriguing and fun and I can't wait to read more about them as well. What a great start to Redhawk Reunion series and I can't wait for Justin and Sarina's story next!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sydney Hopke

    Another great read by this author! Secrets everyone has them but what happens when you fall for the one you're keeping a big one from? This story has so much going on and the author keeps the reader on their toes trying to figure out what will happen. Be prepared for corporate espionage, to finding long lost siblings, to a romance that has you smiling plus a best friend who makes you laugh. Be prepared to say well worth the wait of a new book from this author. Can't wait for the next book! Another great read by this author! Secrets everyone has them but what happens when you fall for the one you're keeping a big one from? This story has so much going on and the author keeps the reader on their toes trying to figure out what will happen. Be prepared for corporate espionage, to finding long lost siblings, to a romance that has you smiling plus a best friend who makes you laugh. Be prepared to say well worth the wait of a new book from this author. Can't wait for the next book!

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