Chatsfield's : Billionaire's Ultimate Acquisition by Melanie Milburne

Reviewed by Nas

CHATSFIELD’S ULTIMATE ACQUISITION by author Melanie Milburne is a Harlequin Presents release for August 2015.

Isabelle Harrington is angry and hurt when Spencer Chatsfield gets the votes and the stock to get her hotel. She is furious at Spencer for breaking her heart years ago and for showing up here as her boss now. Could she let Spencer take over her hotel as well as her life now.

Spencer needed to do his—a takeover of the hotel successfully to show his family he has what it takes. Could he let beautiful Isabelle distract him now? Despite the scorching chemistry still roaring between them, he is a man on a mission. Could he let her distract him now that he is so close? What happens when she find out the secret she’s hiding?

CHATSFIELD’S ULTIMATE ACQUISITION is fast-paced and feel-good romance that sparkles with red-hot sensuality, mesmerizing emotion and intense passion. Author Melanie Milburne bring us this story set in the high powered world of boardroom which would capture the readers’ mind with its witty dialogue and tension filled drama till the very last page.

Highly recommended for all readers of romance.

Reviewed by Desere

Billionaire's Ultimate Acquisition (Mills & Boon M&B) (The Chatsfield - Book 16)

The glitz and glam of The Chatsfield returns and it's brought back to life by the wonderful Melanie Milburne. 

Isabelle Harrington is furious when the arrogant playboy Spencer Chatsfield becomes her new boss. He is also the man who shattered her heart many years ago. Talk about things being awkward! And it was believe me it really was, I wanted to crawl up in a corner and hide for Isabelle's sake, especially when the overwhelming attraction she thought would be gone by now, flares up again with such intensity the pages nearly went up in flames. 

After months of planning Spencer has come to his ultimate acquisition, the only thing standing in his way is Isabelle. He will have to seduce her into compliance. But Isabelle is keeping a secret and once revealed the stakes will be higher than ever before! 

This was a book that shouted out romance from page one till the very beautiful end. I loved the fun and passionate fire between Spencer and Isabelle, think Bonnie and Clyde with a mix of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony , a volatile , dangerous mix with grace and honor. Absolutely remarkable! 

What I loved most about this book was the adrenaline and excitement , Spencer going up against Isabelle, Isabelle going up against Spencer it was so electric and thrilling to read about these two characters going at each other in anger and rage but at the same time trying so desperately to fight the passion.

I highly recommend this read for anyone looking for a thrilling afternoon romance read.

5/5 star review
"  He's the ice in her veins, she's the fire that sends him falling" 

Billionaire's Ultimate Acquisition  Melanie Milburne

Reviewed by Helen - 5 Stars

WOW this is a story that has a real love hate relationship both Isabelle Harrington and Spencer Chatsfield have some things that they have stewed on for a while that they really need to get out of their system and get on with life and hopefully together.

Isabelle comes from a family that runs the Harrington Hotel in New York a famous boutique hotel an it means everything to Isabelle who now runs it she is known to be strong and a person who keeps to herself she pretty much has just had one man in her life and that was ten years ago and a relationship that she will never forget the memories will always be there and the consequences from that relationship and that was Spencer Chatsfield.

Spencer Is part of the hotel chain family The Chatsfields and is known as a playboy but Spencer has a lot on his mind and yes he acts that way but maybe that is not his true self and Isabelle was the only woman that he had spent more than a few nights with all those years ago and when their relationship ended badly he left it and got on with his life but then news later changes the way he thinks he has a lot to prove to his family and being CEO of The Chatsfield Hotel Chain is maybe the way to do it.

Now ten years later they are thrown together and Spencer is now Isabelle's boss and that spark is still there stronger than ever but it is probably more like hate than love but we all know how close those to emotions are. I loved this story as both Isabelle and Spencer start seducing each other for reasons they both think are valid and keep denying the love between them but when truths come out and the emotions are let go their HEA is just so great you will be smiling.

I loved this story it is so very sensual emotional and heart-warming to see two very strong people finally open up and give into those sparks that burn up the pages I highly recommend this one it really is one not to be missed.

5/5 Stars for a great story don't miss this one

Reviewed by TashNz - 5 Stars

Isabelle Harrington is beyond mad when she's been passed over and not given the majority shares to the Harrington, her family's hotel.  This would of enabled her to own and become the newly appointed CEO of Harrington's, a place she has made her home and worked blood sweat and tears for.  Actually no, it makes her sad.  What makes her mad is the fact her new boss is Spencer Chatsfield - breaker of hearts - hers in particular and if she could admit it she would... he's still the keeper of her heart!

Altho their past is ancient history  they're still strongly linked by family connections which is wonderfully weaved quite brilliantly throughout the pages (and previous books) and quite the theme throughout Billionaire's Ultimate Acquisition.  I really liked Spencer and Isabelle's original back story and I loved how although Isabelle is the epitome of decorum, it slips slightly when she organises Spencer's room (I really LOLed at that) and again in his office.

Spencer has a point to prove and his vision sees him determined to bring the hotel into the 21st century and make the Harrington become "the" place to stay.  Isabelle is reluctant, she's wanting the more boutique top of the line very private and exclusive hotel.  This is one of many things they clash over and you can't help but feel Isabelle's pain at wanting what she's only ever known and lived for.  It doesn't take long for Spencer and Isabelle turn their warring into passion and it makes for brilliant reading. Things turn on their head when Spencer discovers a secret well hidden from the past. (this scene magical and tearful at the same time).

A beautiful and passionate story which features a lovable furball Atticus.  Family connections run deep and the characters are portrayed perfectly.  Isabelle's character is beautifully crafted by the author and Spencer is the perfect playboy.  Although they are butting heads the author has convinced me early on these two belong together and their love/hate relationship is very emotionally passionate and fiery.  The family history is beautifully rounded out to reach the conclusion and i absolutely LOVED how the ending tied it all together.

If you're familiar with the other stories in The Chatsfield Series 2 you'll love how with this  story everything absolutely ties together.  I sure did!  My words do not describe this story with the justice  it deserves; I felt completely captured by the story, I felt it was a tale only someone of Melanie Milburne's caliber could write and I was sad to reach the end of the book and the series.

Mills & Boon Published August 2015 | The Chatsfield Series 2 #8

Review by Alexia - 5 Stars

"Chatsfield's Ultimate Acquisition" by Melanie Milburne is the continuing story of the "Chatsfield' series. This book can be a read alone or as part of the series. 

In this story we meet Isabelle Harrington and Spencer Chatsfield. No love is lost between these two. They were lovers in the past and it did not end well. They've been vying for the most shares in the Harrington Hotel NY. When Isabelle's stepmother gives Spencer her two shares it puts him as a majority stockholder. The only stipulation is that Isabelle stays on in her position. 

The past has a way of coming between these two. There are issues that need to be dealt with from their relationship in the past in order to move on to the future. This is a quick read, full of twists

Review by Hina - 4.5 Stars

Spencer and Isabelle are not strangers. They have shared something very special though Spencer is unaware and Isabelle reluctant to tell him.

With sparks between them arcing as strong as they were a decade ago, both of them keep themselves on a leash as circumstances dictate so. They are no more lovers but rivals. Standing in each other's way of realising their dreams.

Will the love they still feel harness their goals to a single post? Anything could happen! ;)

Review by Amanda - 5 Stars

Chatsfield Ultimate Acquisition by Melanie Milburne is intense, provocative and dramatic. I couldn’t put it down once I began Spencer and Isabelle’s angsty journey to attaining their fulfilling HEA. Once again, Ms. Milburne has created yet another incredible story! 

Isabelle Harrington is steaming over the fact that Spencer Chatsfield has received votes for stock in her hotel. She is even madder because of the way he treated her in the past. Breaking her heart and all... Could she ever forgive him? On the other hand, Spencer has reasons for his actions. He needs to prove his worth to his family. But could he afford the beautiful distraction in the form of Isabelle? One thing is certain of though. Their chemistry is hot as ever before. But what happens when he finds out Isabelle's little secret?

Review by Cheryl Steckling - 5 Stars

This story is between Isabelle Harrington and Spencer Chatsfield. Isabelle comes from a family that runs the Harrington Hotel in New York which is a famous boutique hotel. Isabelle and Spencer had a past relationship 10 years ago and she had not seen him since. The past relationship ended badly, and later Isabelle realized she was pregnant and approximately at 4 months she miscarried. However she did not tell Spencer. She never forgot the memories and the baby. 
Isabelle threw herself into running the hotel and making it the best hotel ever. She is known as being strong and keeps to herself. She had an apartment in the hotel and she kept her cat, Atticus who is a blue-grey Persian cat.

Spencer Chatsfield is part of the Chatsfield’s who also has a hotel and is known as a playboy. He acts this way because he has a lot on his mind and Isabelle is the only woman that he has spent more than a few nights with all those years ago. He feels he has a lot to prove to the family. 
Isabelle had 49% of the hotel and at some point in the past 10 years Spencer has managed to acquire the 49%. Isabelle’s step mother held the other 2% which she turned over to Spencer. Which means that now Spencer is now Isabelle’s boss? 

Sparks flew between Spencer and Isabelle. The story was revealed to Spencer about the baby, and the two keep fighting what is really between them. You will have to read the book to find out if the fight continues or if they finally decide that they are to be together.

Review by Robyn Rychards - 4 Stars

Melanie Milburne has given us another enjoyable read in the Chatsfield continuity with this reunion romance! Isabelle Harrington, thinking she would be the one in charge of her family hotel, is furious when she learns her ex-lover from ten years ago, Spencer Chatsfield gets the controlling shares instead. Forced to work together, they must resolve their issues from the past which go far beyond giving into their blazing attraction for each other in order to get their happy ever after.