Romancing The Billionaire by Jessica Clare-Review and Giveaway
Romancing The Billionaire
Billionaire Boys Club #5
by Jessica Clare
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date: November 4, 2014
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 4, 2014
The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society. Six men of astonishing wealth. But there’s one thing money can’t buy. When it comes to love, success doesn’t come so easily…
Jonathan Lyons. Playboy, billionaire, and adventurer, he lives life on the edge. When he hears that his mentor, Dr. Phineas DeWitt, had a secret journal that leads to a legendary artifact, Jonathan takes action. It stirs his blood, but it comes with a heady challenge: DeWitt’s daughter Violet. She has what Jonathan needs. And she’s not giving it up it to the man who broke her heart.
Violet is Jonathan’s weakness—he’s still in love despite their volatile breakup a decade ago. But Violet’s memories have a sharper edge. She’s never forgiven him for abandoning her. Or so she thought. When Jonathan’s attentions turn seductive, she’s in danger of falling for him all over again. And she can’t help but wonder… does he really want her, or just what she’s hiding?
REVIEW: ROMANCING THE BILLIONAIRE is the fifth installment in Jessica Clare’s contemporary, adult Billionaire Boys Club erotic romance series focusing on a secret society of six men (all billionaires and friends) who have vowed financial success at any cost. This is adventurer, car manufacturer and archeologist Jonathan Lyons, and grade school teacher Violet DeWitt’s story.
The focus of ROMANCING THE BILLIONAIRE is a second chance at romance and love storyline between Violet and Jonathan. Ten years earlier, a then nineteen year old Violet fell in love with Jonathan, her father’s favorite archeology protégé, and the man who would break her heart. At the end of the summer, when Violet asked Jonathan for something more-a promise of forever- Jonathan was not ready to settle down-he had his sights set on following his mentor (and Violet’s father) in the field of archeology and archeological digs. What ensues, is a series of mistaken beliefs, lost love and broken hearts, and ten years of longing for the one who got away. Upon Dr. DeWitt’s death, our couple are sent on a scavenger hunt, one orchestrated by her late father’s request, that would reveal the location of a stolen and missing artifact
The relationship between our leading couple is one that is fraught with ten years of lost hope and memories of what could have been. When Jonathan could not promise Violet any more than the present, Violet walked away never knowing that her estranged father set into motion a series of lies and half truths that would break Jonathan’s heart but never break his love for Violet. The storyline follows a difficult rekindling of Jonathan and Violet’s love but not before Violet becomes enraged with bitter memories and angry words. Violet is a person who is less than accepting of her former lover’s apologies and heartbreak, and in this she is a difficult character to like. Jonathan is a man consumed with his need and love for Violet, and with the knowledge that Violet’s anger towards him is misdirected and all encompassing. The misunderstandings are deep and blinding, and are responsible for many of the anxious and heartbreaking storyline moments.
The world building continues with the inclusion of some of the previous storyline players. The secondary characters are limited although all of the Billionaire Boys Club members make a cameo at a couple of their weekly ‘meetings’. Cade, the sixth and final billionaire plays a role in getting our couple back together but not before Violet chooses to run again believing her heart could not handle another loss.
ROMANCING THE BILLIONAIRE is a storyline that is punctuated with poetry and prose. Violet’s father uses verse to pull Violet and Jonathan together on their hunt for the missing artifact, but it is Jonathan’s use of poetry that will begin to melt the ice around Violet’s heart.
Jessica Clare is a gifted writer with the ability to draw forth the emotional component of her storylines. There is seduction and breathtaking intimacy; provocative sex scenes; and sensual pleasure. The Billionaire Boys Club takes a passionate look at six men whose lives have been enriched through friendship and love. I am looking forward to Cade’s storyline so that each of our bad boys will have found his happily ever after.
Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy
Jessica Clare is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who writes under three different names. As Jill Myles, she writes a little bit of everything, from sexy, comedic urban fantasy to zombie fairy tales. As Jessica Clare, she writes erotic contemporary romance.
She also has a third pen name (because why stop at two?). As Jessica Sims, she writes fun, sexy shifter paranormals. She lives in Texas with her husband, cats, and too many dust-bunnies. Jill spends her time writing, reading, writing, playing video games, and doing even more writing.
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