Tempting the Tycoon
Meet Sydney Hughes. She hasn't had a steady boyfriend since college. She's been too busy tending bar in her dad's neighborhood pub since her mom died a few years ago. Though she has a degree in hotel management, she enjoys helping her father out with his business. Her infectious smile, sense of humor, and lively showmanship pack the bar every weekend.
Enter Alexios Verga, co-CEO of The Midas Touch, the latest hotel and casino to crowd onto the Las Vegas Strip. While his brother runs the hotel, Alexios is responsible for the casino and entertainment. Which are not doing particularly well, since he prefers to frequent the Strip's lounges with his latest hottie instead of manage the business. Until Daddy lowers the boom: raise the hotel's bar revenues or start taking orders from his younger brother.
The first time Alexios enters Jimmy's Bar it is so crowded he can barely enter. It obviously has something he hasn't thought of. And that something turns out to be Sydney Hughes. Alexios is fascinated with Sydney's ability to take drink orders, schmooze with the patrons, and entertain using flamboyant moves more in keeping with a magician than a bartender. It also doesn't hurt that he's drawn to her fresh, girl-next-door looks and personality, so unlike with whom he normally surrounds himself. But when he makes her a lucrative job offer, she flatly turns him down, unimpressed by his good looks or his credentials. Unused to rejection, he goes around her back.
Now that Sydney reluctantly works for Alexios, she's even more the ice queen where he's concerned. And he finds himself obsessed with the sexy bartender, thinking of her morning, noon, and night. Is Alexios capable of changing his playboy ways, and winning Sydney's trust? Or will this be his last call?