Writing billionaire tech mogul Daniel Thorne's official biography is no small task. His wife Maddy isn't quite sure how it fell on her shoulders - but she's not exactly complaining. It's given her a rare opportunity to learn about the details of Daniel's life that he's never shared with her before. After a rocky beginning, their relationship has finally settled into something comforting and secure. After a while, Maddy begins to reconsider her once-staunch decision not to have children.
Then, one night, a ghost from Daniel's past appears.
His father, believed to be dead, has come back in hopes of repairing their relationship. Daniel is devastated by the years-long deception, and suspicious of his father's motives in reappearing after so much time. Old Mr. Thorne has his reasons for disappearing, but how can he possibly repair a relationship that's been so badly fractured by distance and lies? Meanwhile, Maddy gets some unexpected news of her own, and she realizes she must find a way to reach her husband and his father, to knit them all together into a family again.
- Original Title:I Married a Billionaire: The Prodigal Son
- Author:Melanie Marchande
- Rating:7.48 / 10
- Publisher:Published June 27th 2013
“Do you think it’s salvageable?”
I looked up at him.
“Okay,” he said. “All right. Never mind.”
“I didn’t say anything.” I put the manuscript down on the kitchen island.
One corner of Daniel Thorne’s mouth twisted up into a wry smile. “You didn’t have to.”
It had been almost six months since someone managed to plant the idea of a biography in my husband’s head. He’d been taking meetings with writers ever since, and it had been a more difficult process than he’d anticipated. Eventually he started bringing sample manuscripts home to me, and I had to admit, the pickings were pretty slim.
“I could deal with the, uh, workmanlike prose,” I said, standing up. “I mean, it’s nonfiction. But the grammar? And the sentence structure? It’s so awkward.”