THE TYCOON’S PROPOSAL

Baby for the Billionaire: Book 3

Nicole Lander has no choice but to contact Ryan Titan, the boy she had deeply loved when she was a teenager. Her sister was in desperate need of a heart operation, or she wouldn’t live more than six months. Nicole lied to Ryan when they were teen’s because she hadn’t wanted him to find out about the abuse she was going through from her father.

When Ryan gets the phone call from Nicole, needing his help, he’s ecstatic. He’d finally get to exact his revenge for her leaving him for not being good enough for her. He’ll help her sister but Nicole will also give him what he wants. The problem is that he’s never felt about any other woman the way he feels about Nicole, and his revenge quickly turns into him wanting to walk her down the aisle.

The Tycoon’s Proposal:

  • Genre: Contemporary
  • Series: Baby for the Billionaire, Book 3
  • Original Publication Date: 8/28/2011

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Prologue

Ryan Titan looked around his empty home with satisfaction. He’d watched his two cousins settle down over the last couple of years, going from Seattle’s most eligible bachelors to happily married men, and now he was left feeling like he was missing something.

His cousins, Derek and Drew, were far more like brothers to him than cousins. They’d been raised next to each other and had all gone from poverty level to billionaire status together. They’d each done separate things in the business world but stayed by each other’s sides as they climbed to the top of the world’s richest ranks.

Ryan felt a bit excluded as he watched his cousins find their true loves, leaving him behind for once. He was always welcome in their homes, but now it was different. He was actually filled with envy as he watched them with their families.

There he stood in a new house without furniture. He shook his head as he wandered around the rooms, his steps echoing off the bare walls. He heard a knock at the door and heard it opening.

“Ryan, where are you?”

“I’m coming,” he called back, as he heard the voice of his nephew. Jacob rounded the corner, and the breath was pushed out of Ryan’s body, as his thirteen-year-old “nephew” hurled himself into his arms.

“This place is great, Uncle Ryan,” Jacob said with enthusiasm. He raced off to check out the home. Ryan was glad he’d bought a place so close to his cousins because Jacob and the rest of his “nieces” and “nephews” could come over anytime.

“Nice place, Ryan,” Derek said as he joined them.

“I’m lucky to have found a place so close to you and Drew. I already mapped out the backyard, and we can make a trail between the properties. Then the kids can ride four-wheelers back and forth. We can make a killer trail for all of us,” Ryan said. He was excited to get started on the project. There would be no need for fences between the properties.

“Great thinking, cousin. You map it all out, and I’ll get the people in to forge the trail,” Derek replied.

“Hey, maybe I don’t want to tear up my yard. What if I want to keep you hooligans out?” Drew entered the room and jumped into the conversation. Both cousins ignored him, knowing he didn’t mean a word of it.

“Where are the ladies?” Ryan asked. He’d expected them to be right behind their husbands.

“They’re taking a spa day today. The young ones are at my house,” Derek answered.

“They’re already spectacular and in no way need to go to the spa,” Ryan told them. Both cousins nodded, as they worshiped their wives. However, they would go to the ends of the earth for them and give them absolutely anything they wanted.

“When are you going to finally settle down?” Derek asked him.

“You know me. I don’t want a lady coming into my life and messing with a good thing,” Ryan said. His typical arrogant smile was on his face, but there was no real meaning behind his words. He was thinking that being single wasn’t as great as it had once been. As he looked around at his empty home, he thought it would be pretty great to share it with someone.

He shook off his melancholy mood and showed his cousins around. Unbelievably, the home was even larger than his two cousins’ homes. He hadn’t planned on the huge place, but the location was what sold him. He wanted to be near his cousins. The older he got, the more he wanted to slow down a bit.

Ryan was a phenomenal architect and remodeled historic homes, which was a hobby for him and not his main career. He’d made his first million in the stock market and his first billion through his many business investments. He had more money than he could ever spend in a lifetime and, although he spent a lot of time in the office still, he took off when he wanted to so he could pursue his love of historic properties.

Ryan called his secretary and gave her free rein on getting his house furnished. Then he headed to the backyard with his cousins so they could plan the quad trail. The rest of the day flew by, and Ryan forgot all about his troubles.

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