Julian Meijer is a man who has everything—almost. A billionaire bachelor, and the youngest, hottest member of a long line of Dutch nobility, there’s just one thing that eludes him: the Meijer Ruby, a priceless family heirloom that’s been lost for generations. After a tip-off leads him to the vaults of an ancient bank, Julian thinks his quest for the ring is over, but a revelation stops him in his tracks: in order to inherit it, he must use it to propose to his future bride!
Shelby Bright has loved Julian since their schooldays together, but the two haven’t spoken in fifteen years. When a new job role lands her working at his company, she’s hoping only that he’ll remember who she is. Little does she know, he has much bigger plans in store for her!
It’s not long before Julian presents his offer: a sham marriage, in exchange for a cash sum large enough to change her life forever. Unable to resist the billionaire’s indecent proposal, Shelby finds herself falling head over heels for Julian all over again, even as it becomes clear that her old friend is not the sweet, kind boy she once fell for.
Can Shelby put her feelings aside for the sake of the deal? Will Julian ever realize that the true value of his quest, lies not in a priceless jewel, but in a very real, very fake fiancée?
This is the first book of Holly Rayner’s Billionaires of Europe sweet romance series.