Ben Jackson is a prominent venture capitalist for a large firm in Seattle. Budding start-up companies clamor for his recognition—and funding—but now, he’s also attracting unwelcome attention from his company’s shareholders. He’s brilliant and wildly successful, yet untethered and unpredictable, making investors wonder if they can put their faith in him. To alleviate their doubts, Ben decides to prove he’s settling down by convincing a woman to pose as his fiancée. Now, he just needs to find her.
A talented app developer with a keen eye for design, Frankie Lawler longs to break free from the generic, mundane projects she’s assigned to at work—namely, their mediocre dating app, Sparkly. Fulfilling her dreams of launching her own company would not only give her total creative freedom, but the satisfaction of making a name for herself. But opening her own business seems like a far-fetched idea when the costs are beyond her means.
One day, their paths cross when Frankie’s team meets with Ben, hoping he’ll invest in Sparkly. Ben isn’t impressed with the app—but he is by the attractive developer he meets there. Always thinking, Ben comes up with a better use for the matchmaking app: to pair users in need of temporary fake relationships in order to appease outsiders.
While her team isn’t interested in the novel concept, Frankie is. Ben asks her to help develop his version of the app, Pretendr, and offers to give her fifty percent of the profits and funding for her own company, but under one condition: she’ll agree to test the app by playing the role of his fake fiancée in public.
Soon, the line between truth and fiction begins to blur, leaving them both wondering just how much of their actions are still for show.
The Billionaire’s Match is a 20,000 word novella, perfect to curl up with if you’re looking for a sweet, fun, quick read on the go.