THE TAMING OF THE BILLIONAIRE (Billionaires and Bridesmaids #2) by Jessica Clare-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 21, 2015
Edie’s an overbearing cat behaviorist who’s not big on people. Magnus is a newly-rich game developer who likes to be in control. When the two of them meet at Gretchen and Hunter’s masquerade engagement party, the loathing is mutual. Unfortunately for them—and everyone else—they’re in the wedding party together and must deal with each other for the next few months.
But when Magnus’s younger brother falls for Edie’s sister, he begs for his brother’s help in concocting a plan to win her over. If Magnus can keep the prickly Edie occupied, his brother will have time to woo Edie’s sister. Of course, Magnus isn’t interested in the slightest, but Edie is…intriguing. And stubborn. And smart. And sexy. And they might have more in common than they thought.
Before long, it becomes a challenge between the two of them to see who will be tamed first. But how’s Edie going to react when she finds out that Magnus is using her? And how’s Magnus going to handle the fact that he’s fallen for a cat lady?
REVIEW: THE TAMING OF THE BILLIONAIRE is the second installment in Jessica Clare’s adult, contemporary Billionaires and Bridesmaids-a spinoff series from her Billionaire Boys Club erotic, romance series -that will focus on the upcoming nuptials of the Billionaire Boys and the women that they love. Many of Jessica’s Billionaire premises have a fairy tale or Shakespearean-esque quality to the story. This is billionaire video game producer/inventor Magnus Sullivan, and feline behaviorist Edie King’s storyline. THE TAMING OF THE BILLIONAIRE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty.
Told from dual third person perspectives THE TAMING OF THE BILLIONAIRE follows the building relationship between Magnus and Edie. Edie and Magnus are first introduced at Gretchen and Hunter’s (Beauty and the Billionaire) engagement party, and everything went downhill from there; but when Edie’s sister Bianca, and Magnus’s brother Levi wanted to keep their own relationship a secret from Edie, Magnus is pushed into seducing Edie to allow her sister some alone time with Levi Sullivan. What ensues are Magnus’s plans to keep Edie occupied, never intending to fall in love with the hard nosed, out spoken, and physically damaged cat whisperer.
Edie is not very well liked by most of the storyline characters. She has had to endure years of pain and heartbreak, and has developed a rather acerbic personality to help her overcome everything that has gone wrong. An accident, years earlier, has left Edie scarred and in constant pain, and her sister Bianca, has been by her side the entire time. But things are not always as they appear on the surface-Edie and Bianca’s relationship is a co-dependency that hurts our storyline heroine.
Magnus, along with his brother Levi, are self-made billionaires in the world of computer gaming. But Magnus struggles with Levi’s lack of dedication to his work, and Levi’s inability to stay focused-in this, the sibling dynamics is less than conducive to a successful partnership. Like Edie and Bianca’s relationship, there is something darker beneath the surface.
Many, if not all, of the Billionaire Bad Boys couples play a secondary and supporting role throughout the story. We are also introduced to several potential and upcoming storyline characters in the form of Hunter’s groomsmen and Gretchen’s bridesmaids who may or may not have already hooked up in one way or another 😉 . Edie’s sister Bianca cannot be trusted; and Magnus’s brother Levi is a piece of work.
THE TAMING OF THE BILLIONAIRE is an entertaining retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. There are moments of heartbreak and sorrow; romance and love; family and friends blended with lighthearted teasing and intense pain. The characters are charismatic and animated; the romance emotional and seductive; the happily ever after is inspiring and inventive. Jessica Clare’s billionaire storylines are a go-to read every time.
Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy
The Billionaire and the Virgin
Billionaires and Bridesmaids 2
by Jessica Clare
Release Date: February 17, 2015
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 17, 2015
Waitress Marjorie Ivarsson is the picture of naiveté. Raised by her grandmother, she’d rather go to bingo than go dancing. But when she’s asked to be a bridesmaid in her friend Bronte’s destination wedding, she finds herself venturing into new and exciting territory. The wedding is set on the billionaire groom’s private island and Marjorie is fascinated by all the new people she’s meeting.
Most fascinating of all is the man she saves from almost drowning in the blue waters of the island lagoon. She might even have a bit of a crush on him. Unfortunately, she’s not the only girl who finds him so intriguing. Hot shot television producer Robert Cannon has a reputation for womanizing, drinking, and partying to excess. They couldn’t be more wrong for each other…so why are they constantly drawn together like magnets?