Beauty and Beast Inc
Belle Seleva and her father just moved to New York City so her father could start working at a international technology company, Beast Inc. Belle, more interested in her studies, visits her father purely to use the company's massive library on one of the top floors. It's in the library she first meets Elias Adams, the young CEO who inherited the company from his deceased father. What Belle doesn't know, is that Elias is close to losing his biggest benefactors if he can't find himself a wife to tie him, and his temper, down. He's angered more than a few people, including his workers. His wife would do more than keep his company's finances stable, it would pacify his workers if he had a woman at his side to help him lead the company. So when her father accidentally destroys a prototype and ends up in the hospital with a comma, Elias offers Belle a deal: Come work for me at my mansion, and I'll pay off your father's medical bills.
Belle, not seeing another choice, accepts his offer and moves into his mansion. But another problem arises when Daniel Gaston, Elias's business enemy, tries to woo Belle into marrying him; bribing her with the medicine that could get her father out of the hospital faster.
As she adapts into her role as part maid, part secretary, part business correspondant, and tries to battle the honor she feels towards Elias and the want to save her father, she wonders if maybe there's a little more to the man who hides in his office every day. And maybe, just maybe, there's a little love there too.
#773 in Chicklit March 8, 2017