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The Magnate's Manifesto

BILLIONAIRE PLAYBOY IGNITES INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT WITH HIS MANIFESTO ON WOMEN. Jared Stone: Visionary, rebel, the tech world’s golden boy…and now the mos... read more

ISBN: 9781472043269
Published: December 2014

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BILLIONAIRE PLAYBOY IGNITES INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT WITH HIS MANIFESTO ON WOMEN

Jared Stone: Visionary, rebel, the tech world’s golden boy…and now the most hated man on the planet!

Bailey St. James: Survivor, powerful female executive, the only woman who refuses to bow down to Jared Stone…and the only woman who can save him?

When Jared’s manifesto makes him public enemy #1 the only way out is to make Bailey an offer she can’t refuse – a very public promotion to VP! Now, with a major deal on the line and tensions rising, can it be long before Jared and Bailey move from spreadsheets to bed sheets?

Praise for Jennifer Hayward:

2014 RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Awards Nominee Best Series Romance, Harlequin Presents – The Magnate’s Manifesto

RT Top Pick! Gold Book Review: “Hayward’s must-read romance is a heart- stopping page-turner with an intriguing, jaw-dropping twist. The glitzy locales are over-the-top perfect and intensely explosive intimacies are mind blowing.”

Harlequin Junkie Book Reviews: “The Magnate’s Manifesto by Jennifer Hayward is definitely one of the best Presents I have read this year… The romance is passionate, intense and totally toe curling. I think this might be Jennifer Hayward’s BEST book yet and I can’t wait to read more from her. A must read for every Presents lover!”

Jennifer Hayward was the Harlequin So You Think You Can Write 2012 Winner with The Divorce Party

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Highly enjoyable - A hugely satisfying read!!

Rating By Karim,21/02/2015

This was the first Jennifer Hayward tit;e that I'd got round to reading and like the other authors whose MODERN(S) I sampled for the first time last year, Ms Hayward didn't disappoint. Bailey St John was a heroine who engaged sympathy from the start and the slight twist that other reviewers have referred to was refreshingly original. I think Ms Hayward is going to be a major talent for many years to come if this fine book is an example of her standard. A gold star read!!

M&B Modern at its best.

Rating By R,25/11/2014

I wasn't a big fan of Mrs Hayward's first few books but they have continually improved and this is easily her best to date and a great novel by any standards. First impressions of Jared were unfavourable -dictatorial and chauvanistic but he eventually proved irresistable, prepared to stick up for Bailey and to admit to his mistakes. Bailey was a strong contemporary heroine facing up to her past. Great tension right from the start and with unexpected and interesting twists this was a page turner. M&b Modern at its best. Ten out of ten

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Rating By Desere,03/12/2014

Imagine writing up your manifesto on woman as a private joke between you and your buddies, then walking into the office the next morning to learn that your little joke has landed on the front page of every newspaper, social media site and is the top news story of the day. It's called the international incident of the decade and worse, woman everywhere want to bury you under copious amounts of sand in the Nevada desert. This is exactly what happens to Mr All Night Long Jared Stone, and to fix the mess he has to promote Bailey St James to VP, something he is not ready to do and of course there's the little fact that he does not believe Bailey is quite ready to handle such a position, after all he believes woman should be in the bedroom not the boardroom. None the less he has to save his company and Bailey is the ticket, but when he offers Bailey the position of VP this spitfire of a gal fires back at him by not only demanding the position to be that of CMO and not VP but also pushes him to listen to her ideas. As they travel to France to pull off the deal of the century, save the company and trace the one responsible for leaking the manifesto it very soon becomes clear to both that their attraction to each other is not going away. The question is, what will they do about it? And what will happen when Bailey's past comes walking through the door threatening to ruin the entire deal unless he has Bailey in his bed? I have been a huge fan of this author's books since her debut The Divorce Party landed in my hands, I love the fiery passion , the utterly gorgeous romance and incredibly fascinating plots she conjures up, and because all her books have been five stars and very memorable reads, I did not really think she could come up with anything better because according to me she was already at the top of her game. I was wrong, so very wrong. The Magnate's Manifesto is her best book yet! The passion and intrigue as from her previous books was again there, but with a really fantastic twist to the plot that I did not see coming! And that is what made this book so engaging and so much fun to read. Just when I thought I had it figured out and the direction was set in my mind, the author threw me back with twits and turns I have not found in other Harlequin Presents books, and I absolutely loved every single minute of it. From the character of Jared and his hilarious manifesto to the moment his world comes crashing down when Bailey teaches him there's more to woman that burning up the bed-sheets to the very fun and spunky Bailey learning there's more to life then work, I loved it all. The character of Jared was a really nice guy, well nice enough for a moron who's opinion on woman obviously needs a major overhaul. I liked how the author let him fall from the high pedestal he created for himself , it was like reading about a king falling from grace, and I might add too funny! And my oh my did I adore his sweet and supportive nature to bits! For some you might be thinking he sounds a little too sweet and only let's the real him shine through when he's typing up manifesto's that are never meant to be seen, and in actual fact is a real jerk. You would be wrong, the author crafted the perfect sweet as can be whilst still having that fire and come make my day I'll blow you away personality, it was brilliant. The character of Bailey was a totally awesome heroine, strong and independent does what needs to be done to get the job done and pushes to better herself with what she has to her disposal. Of course I don't want to ruin the read so I cannot tell you what exactly Bailey did do to get to the top of her game, but I will say that it takes guts, a heck of a lot of guts that most woman simply will not have. I really admired Bailey and she's a heroine all woman can look up to. The read is full of delicious tension, fabulous passion, full of life humor, remarkable characters and a very compelling plot. And best of all the author has once again pulled an extremely important life lesson from it all. You are only as good as you let yourself be, because if you let your past hold you back and make your future decisions based on the past there really is no way you will ever reach the top. You will to the outside world look as if you have reached that high note, but in the darkness you will simply just still be you a lonely girl trapped in a life she never wanted or a boy simply wishing he was someone else. Fight and claw your way to the top but never let the past come back to knock you down, what's known to the world today will only make you look better tomorrow simply because you did not let it pull you under. I highly recommend this read, it's fire and ice meets passion and lace! Boardroom, bedroom no matter the room these two are about to burn down the house, and it's electrifying explosions all round! Simply utter perfection! 5/5 star review "She knocks him from his throne, he pushes her to the top"

Characters Who Shine

Rating By Ann,05/12/2014

Jared Stone and Bailey St. James. Two people with complex pasts that give them every reason to distrust the opposite sex. His cynical “Manifesto On Women” spells out his thoughts in a private document that becomes fodder for the world. Both smart, both driven, both flawed, both afraid, and as the story progresses, both struggling to believe in each other. She never had love but forged ahead in the only way she knew to become a very successful businesswoman – and Jared Stone’s Chief Marketing Officer. He was a young man when his world crumbled, leaving him stunned and jaded, but determined to succeed. It is Bailey who slowly changes Jared’s view of women. His respect for her business acumen is very real, softening him, and when her past returns to haunt her in a most humiliating way, Jared is a star who supports her without question. This is so much more than a ‘boy meets girl’ romance. These are multi-dimensional characters, each with enormous personal traumas they must resolve before they can accept a future together. Jared ensures his final “Manifesto” is available for public consumption. That’s a fun surprise for the reader!

You won't see it coming … but don't take my word for it

Rating By Catherine,02/11/2014

I'm a newbie to the Mills & Boon world. I hadn't read any of their books until Jennifer Hayward, but I'm a firm convert now. Her books keep on getting better and better. The story is fast paced and very creative. I read it twice in 24 hours. I also didn't expect the surprise twist at the end. I won't elaborate as I don't want to spoil it for you/other readers but I thought the ending was very clever. You'll just have to read it and tell me if you agree. Then there are the character. Jennifer Hayward makes Jared and Bailey seem real and very sympathetic, while still fitting the hero/heroine ideal. You keep turning the pages to see what happens as you want to see them happy.

Page turner!

Rating By Melody,04/11/2014

I was hooked pretty early in this book. It is a contemporary perspective on the age old issue of stubborn boy meets stubborn girl. Both with complex and compelling pasts who face a fascinating challenge. The character's were rich and the story full of the right amount of twists to just keep you wanting more. I couldn't have dreamed this up if I tried! This was a page turner and one I've already shared with numerous friends. Can't wait to see what this author does next.

I wouldn't have guessed

Rating By Carla,06/11/2014

This book blew me away. I just put it down and I had to write a post! I was totally swept away and I loved how it came together at the end. Bailey was inspirational - she stuck to her guns and proved that she did not have be ashamed of her past. Something we can all learn from. There are some great twists I didn't expect!

Take what you think you know about a great romance novel...

Rating By Lisa,06/11/2014

...and let Jennifer Hayward turn it on its head and slap it in the ass. This story sucked me in from the get-go, hooking me with a hero I wanted to hate and a heroine who breaks the rules at every turn. And boy, are there some turns in this one! It's a great read. Don't do anything else between now and finishing this book.

Triumph of the Human Spirit

Rating By Shirley,14/11/2014

I loved this story. Bailey, the courageous executive, and her uber male boss Jared, both ambitious, shaped by very different pasts, struggle to find their way with each other as a romantic attraction develops. Jared’s manifesto doesn’t help. Their insecurities challenge them to grow in many ways, especially emotionally and mentally. A true triumph of the human spirit.

My current favourite

Rating By Catherine,30/06/2015

How is it possible that whenever I finish a Jennifer Hayward book, I find myself thinking "This is now my favourite book." Her writing is so descriptive that I could easily imagine the characters and the locations. And what characters! Bailey is dynamic and vunerable. Jared is stubborn and so very sexy. I think it really speaks to the writing that I found myself wishing I was Bailey and wanting Jared. The story is fast paced and very creative. I read it twice in 24 hours. I also didn't expect the surprise twist at the end. I won't elaborate as I don't want to spoil it for you/other readers but I thought the ending was very clever. You'll just have to read it and tell me if you agree.

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