Totally broke. That’s not how I thought I’d be spending my early twenties. But my dream move to New York had not gone as planned. Here I was, living in a run down, roach infested one-room apartment with my two best friends, just trying to get by. Until a golden opportunity landed in my lap.
No, literally. It landed in my lap.
I was riding the subway home from my shitty job at a Times Square restaurant when a gorgeous woman spilled the contents of her purse in my lap. I helped her clean up but, in her rush not to miss her stop, she forgot an envelope that had fallen to my feet. Little did I know that envelope would seal my fate and change my life forever.
It was an invitation to compete in The Billionaire Tournament.
The secret event was known only to the wealthiest people in the world. Someone like me should never know such a thing exists. But here I was holding a golden ticket. Only the most gorgeous, talented, and accomplished men and women were invited to compete in a contest judged by the world’s elite.
I thought I was smart enough to play the game and not get hurt. But I never could have imagined that I would end up having to choose between losing my soul or my heart. And if I wasn’t careful, I’d end up losing both.
Layla Laurence always had champagne tastes on a beer budget. Although a charming aspect of her personality, this way of life had gotten her in serious trouble: the financial kind.
Working non-stop as a flight attendant was wearing on her, both physically and mentally. Layla dreamed of a way to change her life while still being able to manage her financial obligations.
When her best friend and roommate, Farrah Montgomery, presents her with a mysterious invitation, Layla realizes she has nothing left to lose. Its time to roll the dice and grab her destiny by the horns.
After she's blacklisted from the New York dance community, Layla gets a job as a dancer on a cruise ship. It's not where she she saw her career ending up, but the distance from the Maude Pichon Dance Company allows her to see how toxic their culture really was.
While back in New York for a brief break from the cruise ship, Layla is fulfilling her duty as a bridesmaid for her best friend Farrah's upcoming nuptials. It's there that she receives a mysterious job offer. One that would allow her to return the New York dance world and achieve financial independence. But does Layla have the inner strength to face an unknown and potentially dangerous journey?