High Interest: The Paragon Series, Book One by Leigh James
Overview by Netgalley:
Silicon Valley’s rougher than it looks.
Being a scientist gives Lauren Taylor a purpose in life. At twenty-five, she’s the CEO of a billion-dollar biomedical company, Paragon Laboratories. On the brink of a major discovery, Lauren lets nothing interfere with her work. The only thing she’s not prepared for? Her overwhelming attraction to Gabriel Betts, the gorgeous and brilliant CEO of another Silicon Valley startup.
Billionaire Gabriel Betts is a successful scientist in his own right. He’s made his way in the world by being an early adopter and never losing focus. Captivated by Lauren’s brilliance and unselfconscious beauty, he’s determined to win the reclusive female CEO over.
But what neither Gabe nor Lauren expects is the white-collar danger that’s lurking in Silicon Valley… The danger that threatens not only their companies, but their very existence.
This is the first book in a new series and it really caught my attention! It takes place among the high stakes of Silicon Valley bio medics field.
Lauren is a complete workaholic. She lives and breathes her work, trying to make medicine more adaptive and responsive to the needs of everyday people. While altruistic, she is also a billionaire at twenty five and heads up a corporation. While mature in the business world, Lauren is socially stunted. She has had her head down for years, ignoring a social life – basically any life at all.
She is almost ready to launch her prototype when corporate espionage sabotages her efforts. The charming Gabe has entered her life right at the same time, but he has an interest in saving her and getting to know her more than just as a business partner.
Gabe has a similar resume, but he has definitely subscribed to the playboy lifestyle of a billionaire CEO. He is charismatic and fun. When he talks about punching someone, I wanted to laugh because he has a wicked sense of humour. He also has a really sexy style to him.
The characters are well developed and are interesting to read about. I loved learning more about the corporate world of Silicon Valley. I found this element of the book to be really fascinating and it definitely added drama and conflict to the story. This is a solid book to start a new series. Definitely add it to your list!