Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Billionaire by Juliette Jones

Title:  Billionaire
Series:  Billionaire #1-7
Author:  Juliette Jones
Published:  Dec 20/13
Length:  233pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  erotic romance
Shelf:  review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Lila Carmichael is a good girl, a high-achieving academic, punctual to a fault, unfailingly conscientious – and embarrassingly inexperienced. After graduating from Princeton, Lila moves to New York City and begins her job search. Innocent and naïve, she is swept away by an uncharacteristic bloom of total abandon as soon as she meets the tall, dark-eyed CEO of Wolfe Enterprises. Under Alexander’s potent influence, Lila is thoroughly transformed from demure virgin to lusty goddess in just two days. Given her upbringing, it’s only natural that Lila would be attracted to such a pinnacle of stability, but as emotion and lust entwine, she begins to question the motives behind her covetous, hedonistic desires.

Alexander Wolfe needs a new assistant to help him run his publishing empire. One résumé in particular catches his eye and he decides to interview the candidate one-on-one in his private penthouse office. When a green-eyed goddess walks in, Alexander, for the first time in his life, finds himself powerless to resist. The difficulties of his past ensure that his protective instincts are fiercely attuned, and Lila’s vulnerabilities, combined with her nubile body and voracious new appetites, only succeed in ensnaring Alexander past the point of no return.

Set in New York and Paris, Lila and Alexander’s connection is a whirlwind of lust, love, jealousy and obsession. Will they find their happy ever after?

BILLIONAIRE (Complete Book) is approximately 310 pages. It is a serialized eBook originally published as a series of chapters. It contains adult themes, strong language and sexual situations. It is intended for adult readers.

My Review:

What an intriguing tale. Jones takes a tried and tested premise and gives it one heck of a shake to make it something completely new and all her own. She gives the entire story a dreamlike quality. It comes across as a fantasy. I found the storyline farfetched at times and was caught up in the excitement at others.

Readers really get to know the main characters in this story quite well. Being told from both points of view, you get to understand not only what’s happening but the motivation behind it. Between the Freudian slips in the dialogue and the chemistry between the two main characters I couldn’t help but be caught between giggles and gasps. The supporting cast was minimal, serving little purpose other than to cause jealousy, but they were brilliant at what they did.

Overall, this was a unique read for those looking for something primarily racy, with a bit of a story line. It will definitely get your pulse racing.

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