Release Blitz: The Banker by Piper Rayne

April 5, 2017

Title: The Banker
Series: Modern Love #3
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 5, 2017


Who knew my brother’s friend could be Mr. Right, and not just Mr. Right Now? 

My brother refused to introduce me, so I blame him. If he’d just caved, and introduced me to Jasper, I wouldn’t be in this mess. I mean, really, what’s the big deal? I’m not interested in the guy’s looks. 

Oh no, I want his cold hard cash. (Be honest, you were expecting that other four letter ‘c’ word weren’t you?) 

Now, before you go getting all judgy, I’m not a gold digger. I have a legitimate business opportunity for Jasper to invest in. The problem is that my stick-up-his-ass brother is embarrassed that his twin sister invents kick ass sex toys. His problem, not mine. 

So, I took matters into my own hands. Defeat isn’t a word in Lennon Hart’s dictionary. 

Using my stealthy P.I. moves, I narrowed my search to a time and place where I knew I could find him. It was completely innocent. A chance meeting that would give me the opportunity to pitch my business. 

It wasn’t until I sat down across from the gorgeous panty soaking man in front of me, that I realized I wanted so much more than just his money. I could very well want his heart if I wasn’t careful. 

Apparently my P.I. skills aren’t as stellar as I thought because Jasper had his own secret—and it changed EVERYTHING. 

I knew going into this book that I was going to love it! The first two books in the Modern Love series, The Bartender and The Boxer, made me Piper Rayne fans, so I was pretty confident in what to expect with this one. I have been anticipating Lennon’s story ever since her character was introduced two books ago. Lennon is the loud, crazy, fun, free spirited friend in the group. She is also the most secure in her sexuality, and for her, one-night stands are the norm. Therefore, I assumed her story would be the hottest and most amusing of the three. Well, The Banker has steam and some funny moments, but what surprised me was the emotion. If I had to use one word to describe the story overall, the word I would use would be heartwarming.

Lennon desperately needs a private investor to invest in her sex toy company, and her brother’s friend and mentor, Jasper, seems like the perfect man for the job. The only problem is her twin brother, Jacob, isn’t about to let his sister ask Jasper anything of the sort. When her brother leaves his phone on his desk, Lennon uses the opportunity to find out where Jasper is going to be that night. She plans to meet him there and try to sell him on taking a chance on her.

After meeting him, Lennon decides she wants to show him more than her business pan. Not only that, she realizes that she might actually like the guy, and since she doesn’t mix business with pleasure, she decides not to mention her company or her original intentions for seeing him that night. Pretty soon they are having sex like animals, but this time, she doesn’t leave when it’s over. They continue to spend time together, and what happens next is something completely shocking to everyone. Lennon begins to have an actual monogamous relationship.

Everything seems to be going perfectly until out of nowhere Jasper throws her a curveball. Lennon isn’t sure how to react, and it could be a deal breaker for their relationship. Even if they make that work, secrets don’t say secrets forever. Sooner or later Jasper is going to have to find out who her brother is and what her initial interest in him was. Will he be able to move past that or will he think she only got into his bed, so she could get into his wallet?

Lennon is hands down my favorite character in the series. Other than coining the phrase “unicorn cock,” she has some other pretty awesome attributes. She is completely non-judgmental, easy going, hilarious, talented, open-minded, adventurous, and always the life of the party. Not only does she run her own tattoo parlor, but she designs sex toys that she gives to her friends for free to “test.” Her friends are extremely important to her, and she is always there for them encouraging them in whatever they do. When it comes to her sex life, tattoos, or that spectacle of van she drives around town in, she gives zero fucks what anyone else thinks, and that is probably what I admire most about her. She is unapologetic for who she is as a person, and the choices she makes in her life. In opinion, it would be impossible for anyone NOT to love her!

I knew it would take a pretty special guy to be worthy of her in my eyes, but I think Jasper is it. I thought she would fall for some hot, tatted up bad boy with a heart of gold and a sex chamber, but instead she went head over heels for a business man. If I tell you too much about him it will give away a twist in the story. What I will say is that once I found out everything there was to know, it made me like him even more.

The Banker is a fun, sexy, sweet, entertaining, and emotional read. I can’t believe I almost cried more than once reading this book. Surprisingly, this story was the most serious and heartfelt of the three. You get to see another side of Lennon that you haven’t gotten to see before. Sure, sometimes I just wished she would do something outlandish like the girl I know and love, but honestly, I think her change in her character was part of her character development. Of course, the writing style was fabulous as always. Piper Rayne never fails to pull me into a book and hold my attention until the end. I just wish this wasn’t the last book in the series. If the authors ever want to write more books about these same characters, I will definitely be reading them!

If you have read the previous books in the series, this book is a must! If you haven’t read them, dive in to The Bartender head first! I think the series works best if you read the books in order though it can be read as a standalone. This has been a fun group of stories with awesome friendships, romances, and unicorn cocks, and I am so glad I decided to give them try! I think you will be, too!

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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two established authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?

We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.

What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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