Olivier (Chicago Blaze #9) by Brenda Rothert



I knew who I was before Olivier Durand came along. Despite growing up among the privileged elite, I never cared about corporate ladders or dream weddings. I proudly wear the label of social justice warrior. Until a car accident changes everything overnight. A video goes viral: Chicago’s Hottest Bachelor, billionaire Olivier Durand pulling me from my burning car. When he sets his sights on me, the whole world is watching. He can chase after me all he wants, but my answer will be the same: I loathe the ultra-wealthy. Even when they’re handsome, persuasive and…I have to admit, charming. It’s a hell no from me, though. Until suddenly, I’m not sure I’m the woman I thought I was.


Now I know how the players on the NHL team I own must feel. Relentlessly hounded. Once the video of me pulling a woman from her burning car goes viral, privacy becomes a thing of the past. For whatever reason, Twitter has collectively decided this woman and I should become a romantic thing. A hashtag combining my name with hers is trending daily. Absolute nonsense. But then I meet her, and realize Twitter got it right. Daphne Barrington is beautiful, funny, brilliant and sweet. Now I just have to convince her to date me. Easier said than done. She’s maddeningly stubborn, and my deep desire to be with her soon has me writing massive checks. Not for jewelry or cars, but to charities. Winning Daphne’s heart is going to cost me, and I’m not sure even I have enough money to do it.

My Review:

Olivier (Chicago Blaze, #9)Olivier by Brenda Rothert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a bit different from the others in the series, since it isn’t about a player. It’s about the team owner! (I know, right?!?) I was afraid this book would lack the excitement, the adrenaline that the player books provided in spades. But I should have known better! This author took the story of a team owner and turned it into a story that is sure to be a fan favorite! It’s every bit as necessary to the series as every other book!

Daphne is anything but typical. She was raised is the world of the privileged elite. But her heart is that of a save the earth, free spirited flower child! She doesn’t fit in anywhere, but really, that’s how she likes it. She is who she is and makes not apologies for it. When she is saved from certain death by Olivier, her world is thrown into chaos.

Olivier is comfortable with his life. He’s confident in who he is and what he wants. But he also isn’t what he first appears to be. He isn’t just a high powered corporate mogul. In truth, he isn’t anything like I first expected! Definitely totally swoon-worthy!

Olivier and Daphne actually are perfect for each other, much more closely aligned than I first thought. Their story had a sense of rightness to it, almost inevitableness. I enjoyed their story, their chemistry, their almost flawless connection. This was an amazing story, one that I just couldn’t read fast enough, but didn’t want to end!

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