Business or Pleasure

Business or Pleasure

Business or Pleasure

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“Business or Pleasure” by M.S. Parker is a captivating tale of love, betrayal, and redemption that intertwines the lives of Baylen McFann and Harlee Sumpter. This installment, book 8 in The Scottish Billionaires series, explores the complexities of mixing business with pleasure and the journey of finding love when least expected.

Baylen McFann’s life is in turmoil. Just when he thought he had everything—a fiancée and a burgeoning business—he loses it all. His fiancée’s betrayal leaves him heartbroken and struggling to save his failing business. Amidst the financial chaos and family disappointment, Baylen vows never to mix business with pleasure again. However, fate has other plans when he crosses paths with Harlee Sumpter, a brilliant statistical analyst with a zest for life that Baylen finds irresistible.


Harlee Sumpter is a woman of many talents with an undying love for numbers. Despite her professional success, she struggles to find her true calling, often moving from one job to another in search of something more fulfilling. Her latest opportunity at MIRI introduces her to Baylen, and despite her own reservations about getting involved with someone from work, the attraction between them is undeniable.

From their first encounter in a bar, where Harlee’s vibrant personality shines on stage, to the intense, undeniable chemistry that sparks between them, Baylen and Harlee’s relationship is a whirlwind of emotions. Baylen, determined to keep his promise to himself, tries to resist Harlee’s allure, but the more he gets to know her, the harder he finds it to stay away.

“Business or Pleasure” is a beautifully written story that delves deep into the hearts and minds of its characters. M.S. Parker masterfully portrays Baylen’s struggle to rebuild his life and Harlee’s quest for passion and purpose, making them relatable and endearing to readers. The narrative is filled with moments of vulnerability, passion, and laughter, making it a truly engaging read.

As Baylen and Harlee navigate the challenges of their burgeoning relationship, they must confront their fears, insecurities, and the specter of Baylen’s past. The journey is not without its obstacles, but it’s their unwavering connection and mutual respect that guide them toward a future neither thought possible.

“Business or Pleasure” is a testament to the power of love and the unexpected paths it can take us on. It’s a story about finding strength in vulnerability, joy in the unexpected, and love in the places we least expect. M.S. Parker has once again delivered a romantic masterpiece that is both heartwarming and thought-provoking, making it a must-read for fans of contemporary romance.

Business or Pleasure

Baylen McFann: A week ago, I was engaged to be married. Now, I’m single and humiliated. My wife to be–also my business partner–eloped with her ex, and left me, not only without a fiancée but also with a mismanaged, almost bankrupt business. My parents, of course, scolded me. How could I be so stupid? Now I’m stuck in coach instead of a private jet until I can redeem myself. One thing is for sure. I’ll never mix business with pleasure again.

When Baylen, the middle son in the wealthy McFann family, discovers that his fiancée has left him, he escapes Scotland to find advice from his friend across the pond, Alec McCrae. When Alec presents his newest statistical analyst, Harlee Sumpter, he’s already smitten. Is Baylen really done mixing business with pleasure, or will Harlee be too tempting to avoid?