Wild Card - Lila Monroe

Wild Card

By Lila Monroe

  • Release Date: 2018-06-11
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 1,130 Ratings


He’s playing my hot date to the wedding from hell… but there’s one thing we’re definitely not faking!” Discover the hilarious standalone novel - perfect for romantic comedy fans!

Is there anything worse than playing maid-of-honor to your nightmare college nemesis? Try it when she’s marrying your DAD! Olivia Danvers doesn’t know what she’s done to deserve this karmic retribution, but she needs a date to the wedding from hell - and fast. She’s used to matchmaking billionaires, but now she needs a Prince Charming of her own. Someone handsome and famous enough to make bridezilla and her minions drool with envy…

Someone like hottie ex-NFL star Ryan Callahan.

Ryan is looking for love. Well, the fake kind. He needs the perfect woman on his arm to woo investors for his superstar new business venture, but nobody is scoring that touchdown… until elegant, sophisticated Olivia comes to him with a proposition. She’ll play his perfect date - if he’ll play hers. 

The deal is simple! Or is it? Take one week in the Florida Keys, some sizzling sexual tension, a madcap wedding, and some seriously humid frizzy hair, and Ryan and Olivia have the recipe for disaster… or maybe the time of their lives. 

But can Olivia let down her guard long enough to let Ryan sweep her off her feet? And will Ryan take his eyes off the (business) prize long enough to see what’s right in front of him?

Find out in the delicious new novel from Lila Monroe! 

1 Very Irresistible Playboy
2 Hot Stuff 
3 Wild Card 
4 Man Candy 
5 Mr. Casanova 
6 Best Man
7 Maverick Mogul (2022)
8 Renegade Roomie (2022)
9 Baller Boss (2022)

“Olivia and Ryan's chemistry was off the charts…A fun read that is perfect for the upcoming summer days!” - Shh Mom’s Reading blog

“Full of humor, passion, and love. I was hooked from the start! If you are looking for a fun and sexy read, this is the one for you! A MUST READ! 5 stars!” - Fun Under the Covers blog

“If you enjoy a hot, sexy romance that will keep you laughing, look no farther. Lila Monroe is the queen of rom-com!” Goodreads

“I have not laughed my butt off over a book in a long time. This book had me busting a gut…. This is one billionaire bachelor you don't want to miss.” Between the Hard Covers blog

“An absolutely fun, fiesty, and highly entertaining must read! Beneath the Covers blog”


  • Wild Card

    By mybabychaz
    Once I started reading this, I didn’t want to put it down. As I got closer to the end, I didn’t want it to end, just a marvelous read and you won’t be sorry or disappointed and certainly not a waste of time.
  • Livid & Ryan

    By RNCafromPa
    Couldn’t stop reading. Unnerving wedding plans and uplifting business ventures all week long
  • Cute story

    By tigr1knob
    This book caught my attention though the introduction of it’s characters . As I got to know them they had me laughing and crying as they experienced their turmoil.
  • Wild card. Such a great story. Really kept my interest.

    By rjbor
    Such a great story. Really kept my interest. Craziness With the Bride, not to sure of that part, but enjoyed how she got nailed at wedding. Was not too sure for awhile. The ending was very good. ThankYou.
  • Wild Card

    By Crazy not lazy
    Enjoyable read. Characters were good, setting too and the book was funny in a lot of places. I really wish something embarrassing would have happen to Vanessa. She pulled too much, to let her get away with it! The ending was good too.
  • Review: Billionaire Bachelors 2: Wild Card

    By LisaHines711
    Wild Card by Lila Monroe is the third book in her quirky Billionaire Bachelors series. Starring the matchmaker herself, Olivia, and one of her more difficult clients, this book focuses on how Ryan finally gets his perfect match and Olivia learns what it is to fall in love on the job. Olivia has the best job - exclusive matchmaker - but when she has a client she is completely unable to match up with a girl, she has take on the challenge of Ryan herself. It's perfect timing though as she also needs a date for her fathers wedding. Two birds one really hot retired football player. Ryan has been waiting for Olivia's matchmaking service to find him the right girl for what feels like forever. Her type of matchmaking is one that is for appearances only. Need a date for fundraisers, check. Need a date for a family wedding to avoid their matchmaking, check. But he needs a specific, savvy type of women to give him some steadfast credibility for upcoming business meetings. What eh really wants is Olivia and no one else will do. Good thing she is now searching for a date for her fathers wedding. Well-written, well-paced and another fabulous, quirky, funny, steamy and romantic read from one of my favorite authors - enjoy!
  • Wild

    By hellokitty1105
    I loved it. The “Billionaire Bachelors Series” is a must read. What happens when the boss becomes the client? You need to read to find out. The characters and storyline was great. It will have you laughing and oh no she didn’t moments. I can’t wait to see what will happen in the next book.
  • A crazy and sexy adventure!

    By Danielle Salinger
    Wild Card was not what I expected at all. At times, painfully hilarious. More often, sweet. Most definitely hot. Ryan Callahan was a pleasant surprise, as each layer was stripped away, showing more of the man behind the legendary player. Even more so, it was so much fun to see a different side of Olivia Chambers, who has always been so reserved and mysterious in previous books. The two together undeniably complemented each other, creating a strong and sassy duo and even better story. Wild Card was a crazy and enjoyable adventure, from start to finish!
  • Has the Matchmaker Met Her Match?

    By Fairest Reviews
    So far, Lila Monroe’s Billionaire Bachelors series has been all about matching up rich, handsome men with classy, attractive women in a business arrangement of sorts, and while the matched pair goes into their agreement understanding the stakes, what was meant to be a professional interaction quickly morphs into something more…something rather unbusinesslike and very personal, and through the first two billionaires’ stories, readers have been right along with the couple, witnessing their sexual chemistry, their mutual attraction, and their witty exchanges, waiting for them and their partners to realize that what they feel for one another is so much more than friendly appreciation. In Wild Card, Monroe places the matchmaker herself, Olivia Chambers, into the ‘dating’ world that she’s created, finding herself in need of a plus one for another one of her father’s weddings, but this time, there are even higher stakes due to the nature of Olivia’s relationship with her soon-to-be step mother, so Olivia’s need for a date trumps her unease over teaming up with one of her fussiest clients, ex-NFL star, Ryan Callahan, and while these two may not see or even understand how quickly things heat up between them, readers see through their polar opposite personalities and the series of misfortunate but nonetheless comedic situations they finds themselves in for what they truly are - a perfect match. Karma really must have it in for Olivia for her father to choose her college nemesis as his new bride, and that idea is confirmed as Olivia deals with bridezilla and finds herself in a number of chaotic situations, all resulting from people and an environment that seem hellbent on making Olivia suffer. But there is one person who has Olivia’s back and while it’s difficult for her to wrap her brain around her attraction to Ryan and the way he makes her feel, she’s quite happy with him by her side, which means that their business deal may need to be amended as long as Ryan wants to make things a lot more personal than professional and a lot more permanent than temporary. Olivia and Ryan’s story is filled with amusing banter, embarrassing moments, and steamy situations. Try as they might, these two can’t deny the pull they feel towards one another despite the ‘roles’ they thought they were playing, and while it complicates a number of areas in their life, they both need to decide if the business side of themselves is more important than the personal side. 4 Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)
  • Great new Rom-com

    By Susanmcqusie
    This is the third installment of the Billionaire Bachelor series that is centered on Olivia Chambers’ agency that provides appropriate companions to the rich and famous. Need a fake fiancé to get the family off your back? Need a girlfriend to convince the boss you are stable? Olivia can help you out. One strict rule is no hanky-panky. Olivia has been trying to find someone for her fussy client, Ryan Callahan, former NFL Quarterback, with no success. Olivia needs a date to her father’s wedding to a Bridezilla, who was her college roommate. Olivia proposes a quid pro quo, she will accompany Ryan to his business meetings,and he will be her date for the wedding festivities. Like all of Lila Monroe’s books, this has a lot of humor and great characters. Thoroughly enjoyable book. I received an ARC of this book from the author for my honest review.