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Single billionaire boss #bookreview #romance

Single Dad, Billionaire boss 

Synopsis
Stuck with a blistering hot, filthy rich, and thankfully single billionaire? It’s the vacation of a lifetime alright…

Sometimes, the worst of circumstances can lead to the best of times. Harper Kelly has just been fired from her dream job, but rather than wallow in her misery, she’s taking the opportunity to cross some items off of her bucket list. Forget job hunting, she’s going skiing in the Alps!

It’s not long, however, before her dream vacation is marred by a fraught encounter with a ridiculously handsome guest. Cue a freak avalanche, and the two are snowed in together, along with his adorable son. What’s more, Harper soon discovers the irresistible vacationer is none other than Jason Raynes, the notoriously reclusive billionaire!

With a luxury hotel to themselves, it’s not long before Harper begins to thaw the frosty single dad’s heart, and break down the walls that seek to keep her out. And when Jason unexpectedly makes her a job offer she can’t refuse – as a tutor to his beloved son – Harper doesn’t know how to feel; is this his way of keeping her around, while keeping her at arm’s length? For every step he takes toward her, he pulls two steps back. Could it really be true that to be so close to him is to live in danger?

After an eerie encounter on the historic streets of Dublin, Harper begins to wonder if her new lover’s past is coming back to haunt them. Can she get him to open up to her before he pushes her away? Or before malevolent forces catch up with them both?

Opinion
The story line was OK but I have questions

1 How were they skiing and missed an avalanche and the hotel evacuation? This seems extremely far-fetched and unrealistic.

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2 Why did Harper flirt so much with Jason and then blame him for being hot and cold? He wasn’t looking for a girlfriend. She pretty much just pushed herself and the relationship on him.

3 After they slept together, why did Harper think she was going to receive proclamations of love? They had no romance before that besides one kiss and a few glances.

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4 Where were Harper’s girlfriends? She needed someone to tell her to stop throwing herself at her boss and trying to make him love her.

5 Did Harper have absolutely zero common sense? She was so dumb at times. When confronted with danger on multiple occasions, she lacked the common sense to do what she needed to do in order to save herself.

6 Why did it seem like Jason was not sure if he wanted a serious relationship or just a new mom for his son? I cannot tell if he was still grieving for his deceased wife or if he was emotionally ready to be in a new relationship. On an unrelated note, his way of handling the conflict was infuriating to me. He was withholding pertinent facts for no reason!

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?

BORROW if you like nanny/single dad romances. The story line showed a lot of promises, but the characters were weak.

Book details
Series: Billionaires of Europe
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 261 pages

 

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The Man In The Mirror #BillionaireRomance

Man in the Mirror

Synopsis
Brett King, Billionaire.

Yeah, that’s me. Once, I had everything: power, looks, fame, an obscene amount of money, a trophy wife, and a beautiful little boy. Then, in a blink of an eye my enviable life was taken away.
I was left with nothing except my dirty money and my heart of stone.
I looked in the mirror and could not recognize myself. God had a sense of humor. I was ugly inside and now I was ugly outside too. It was divine justice.

I retreated to my castle in Wales and allowed no one to come face to face with me. My staff carried out my instructions and asked no questions. The only thing left to me was to acquire more money that I would never spend.
The months passed and I grew accustomed to my isolation. As I roamed about alone I even began to appreciate the darkness of my life. I lost interest in the world outside the thick walls of my castle. Nothing held any interest for me anymore.

Until she came. Charlotte Conrad, the nanny.

At the end of every evening we communicated through the intercom system. She kept me informed about the progress she was making with my son, Zachary.

I was just an employer listening to his employee, but slowly, insidiously, I began to imagine her young body; soft and sensuous against mine.

I wanted to take her. I wanted to hear her talk dirty to me.

I wanted her to unleash the wild, unrestrained animal that was lurking inside me.

I was becoming addicted…

Opinion
I wanted to like the story because the premise was good: a scarred man and the woman who loves him.

BUT…

He is still married! Yeah, I took a heart away because he is still married when they start sleeping together. I know that author tries to set the stage and justify their actions because his first wife is sleeping around on him. Seriously, she was an awful human being. He is going to get a divorce, but two wrongs do not make a right.

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I cannot understand why Brett kept funding his first wife’s escapades. It was obvious she was not a good mother. She was drunk all the time and partied all night. He said it was out of some supposed sense of duty to his deceased mentor, but I did not see it.

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If he could work, surely he could figure out how to spend time with his son. It seemed that he was over complicating matters. Obviously, his voice was like butter. He could have spoken to his son through the intercom and had a relationship with him that way. Instead, he did not have any contact with him besides what information the derelict mother deemed necessary to relay.

I liked other books by this author, but this one misses the mark a several levels.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BORROW if you like nanny-dad romances.

Book details

Series: N/A
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥

Print Length: 300 pages

 

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#Billionaire Unbound: The Billionaire’s Obsession ~ Chloe #jsscott #romance #amreading

Billionaire Unbound:: The Billionaire’s Obsession ~ Chloe (Volume 8) 

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Synopsis
Chloe just got out of a bad relationship and thinks that some distance from her ex will help. So she agrees to work on Gabe’s farm as his veterinarian.

Gabe has crushed/lusted/loved Chloe for a long time. He thinks she is off limits as the sister of his best friend. But after 1 kiss, all bets are off. He is not trying to break up her relationship, but after finding out she is unattached, he will do his best to help her to see that he is the man for her.

Opinion
This is another story in the Billionaire Obsession series by J.S Scott. I think that as this series continues, I have been able to see the progress in her writing style and plot themes. She has been able to keep the stories from becoming stale. It is not like I am reading the same plot over and over. There are times where elements are the same, but it is not so repetitive that I am bored with the story.

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In this story, the heaviest theme was the abuse of Chloe’s previous relationship. It was at times brutal to read but it made me want Chloe to find happiness even more. Plus, it goes to show that money and a good family cannot always shield a person from being in an abusive relationship.

I sympathized with Chloe because many of the reasons why she stayed parallel to real life victims of abuse. I could understand how Chloe’s family felt once they found out what had been happening because they did not see the signs. The Coulter family is so tight-knit, that I could imagine the emotional reactions when they realized they were unable to shield their sister from being in a painful relationship.

But this book is not all tears and sadness, because Gabe was more than willing to be the man and protector that Chloe needed in her life. With that, Gabe secured his spot on my Billionaire book boyfriend list.

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TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY. Pretty much any of the “The Billionaire’s Obsession” series books are a BUY in my opinion. I have a weakness for alpha billionaires that also have down to earth personalities.

Book details
Series: The Billionaire’s Obsession
Heat Level:  🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 210 pages
Publisher: Golden Unicorn Enterprises Inc (November 10, 2015)

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Love my billionaire undone #romance #obsessionseries


Billionaire Undone: The Billionaire’s Obsession ~ Travis (Volume 6)

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Synopsis

Travis is a billionaire executive who is described as “too serious, too somber, and completely humorless”.

Ally (Allison) is the his administrative assistant who is very competent considering she works for the “billionaire boss from hell”. However she is feeling less than confident when she finds out her fiancé is cheating on her while she has been working two jobs to put him through school.

When Travis finds out Ally is single, he determined to let her know how he really feels. Ally, on the other hand, is not sure if this relationship is a fling or the real deal.

Opinion

When I read Billionaire’s Salvation (Max and Mia’s story), I wanted to know more about Travis. He stole ever scene for me. I think I was obsessed with him. I figured his story would be with Ally the secretary who changed his ringtone (that never gets old). However, that brief glimpse into his personality could not prepare me him. For their story.

I thought I knew how their story was going to be. I thought this would be another variation of the cliché theme: billionaire/secretary romance. I have read so many and I am usually like “That’s sweet” or “That’s cute”.

THIS was fresh and unexpected. It caught me off guard and I loved it.

Travis is an overbearing, take-charge alpha male. And I LOVE him so much. Why? This was not a guy who was stalking her from the shadows (like Simon). He worked with her every day for 4 years and got grumpier by the minute because she was his obsession. He knew she was engaged to be married so he did not make a move.

When he knew she was single…he moved in quickly to make sure she was his for real.

He went from being a bear to being gentle as a lamb (still overbearing alpha male though).

I guess I just wanted to make you smile at me.” – Travis

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Ally knew all of his secrets but loved him anyway. Even though she fell hard for him, she was not a pushover. Just because they had explosive chemistry, Ally was not going to fall in line because Travis was her boss.

Yes she was his obsession.

His intensity would overwhelm her.”

But he need not worry.

She had the same ferocious carnal need as he did.”

The book was scorching hot and I love, love Travis.

Makes me almost want to try to work for a billionaire to recreate this romance.

Almost…then I remember I am married and this is fantasy.

Should you buy? Unequivocally yes! I read this book 3 times in 2 months. When the book was finished I did not want it to end. J.S. Scott did a fantastic job with the storyline so it is very entertaining.

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B is for Baby #AtoZChallenge #ABCofRomance

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Baby Bonanza (Silhouette Desire) ♥♥

Synopsis

Nick, a cruise ship owner and playboy billionaire, cannot stand a liar. That is what he thinks Jenna did to him and he will not forgive her for it.

I’m not a lonely rich boy looking for love.”

 Jenna sees the circumstances differently. While heartbroken, she had cut her losses. Until she found herself taking care of the result of her lovefest with Nick: TWINS. She came to ask for child support, but as usual, Nick does things his way.

Opinion

This is the standard Harlequin romance: playboy, commitment phobia billionaire, unplanned pregnancy, reluctant dad. And a woman in love with a man who does not trust her.

I did not like Nick. He was a self-righteous jerk for most of the book. He has women throwing themselves at him and he pretends that the only reason he flirts back with all of them is to prevent embarrassing them. I do not buy it. He is setting up his booty call girl of the week.

Plus he was overbearing. When he decides he wants something, he will not stop until he gets it. Jenna is in his crosshairs and he wants her. Objectify much?

She was trouble. He knew it. Felt it. And couldn’t stop himself from wanting. From having.” – Nick

We both feel it. We both want this. Why deny ourselves?” – Nick

 When he decided that he wanted Jenna, she was caught up in the romance of it all that she decided to deal with the consequences later.

Bad idea Jenna. But sometimes a person gets steamrolled into poor decision making.

About half way through the book, she finally grew a backbone. You go girl!

… but that did not last long.

Why does it have to be you who touches my heart?” – Jenna

Yes it all works out in the end. In real life, he would have sent the child support checks and continued his playboy lifestyle. The END.

Should you buy? I am undecided. If you love Harlequin, then you will probably enjoy since the writing style is typical Harlequin. I think I got the book because the cover looked so comical. I did not even read the blurb. I knew there would be at least one billionaire and two babies.

 

Book details from Goodreads
Paperback, Silhouette Desire #1893, 184 pages
Published September 2008 by Silhouette (first published October 1st 2007)
Original title Baby Bonanza
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