Tuesday 17 February 2015

The Billionaire and the Virgin (Billionaires and Bridesmaids #1) by Jessica Clare ~ #bookreview & #releaseday

The Billionaire and the Virgin (Billionaires and Bridesmaids #1)


Enter the illustrious world of Jessica Clare's billionaires and bridesmaids. Fans of Maya Banks, Melody Anne and J. Kenner will be dazzled by the scorching-hot chemistry of this New York Times bestseller.

You met the six bachelors of the Billionaire Boys Club... Now it's time to pair up some filthy-rich billionaires with lucky ladies in waiting and enjoy the spoils...

Marjorie Ivarsson is the picture of naivete. A hardworking waitress raised by her grandmother, an evening playing bingo is her sort of socialising. But when she's invited to be a bridesmaid at her friend Bronte's wedding, she enters a whole new world.

Whisked away to the billionaire groom's private island, Marjorie is awe-struck by the glitz and glamour. But what dazzles her most is notorious playboy and hot-shot TV producer Robert Cannon.

After Marjorie saves Robert from drowning in the island's turquoise lagoon, she can't help but feel drawn to him. But she's not the only woman intrigued, and with his wild and womanising ways, they couldn't be more wrong for each other. With the blistering attraction between them becoming hard to ignore, and the idyllic, irresistibly romantic island as their playground - will opposites attract?

Want more exquisite romance? Look out for the rest of the Billionaire and Bridesmaids series: The Taming Of The Billionaire and The Billionaire Takes A Bride or take a spin with the steamy Billionaire Boys Club starting with Stranded With A Billionaire.

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Intermix/Penguin Group
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 1 in a new ongoing series
My The Billionaire and the Virgin Review...

I loved the Billionaire Boys Club series by Jessica Clare so, I was super excited to read this spin off series.  There were parts that I liked about this book and the series has potential but I will admit this book is not my fave.  Here we have Rob Cannon, who comes across a bit smarmy billionaire and Marjorie the amazon like virgin who feels more at home with senior citizens then people her own age.

After rescusing Rob from a near drowning he is immeditatly taken with this tall woman but is fearful that she will not like him when she finds out the truth about him.  Marjorie is a virgin and quite socially awkward so she's like a fish out of water when it comes to dating.

For the first part of the book they both portray themselves as people they think the other wants instead of being themselves.  With this part it was hard to get into and it barely caught my attention that I almost did a DNF but, I love Jessica Clare and her other books so I was determined to finish it.  As the book goes on it gets momentum and the hero and heroine start to be themselves which makes you get into the story a bit more.  But for me it was something to do with both characters that just didn't grab me.  I couldn't relate to either of them.  The idea of the story was good and it kept me reading but Marj and Rob really didn't do it for me this time around. 

It was a cute romance story about an unlikely duo and it included great shoes, bingo, shenanigans, feisty seniors, and too much giggling to help complete the story.  I have to admit there is just something about heroines giggling throughout books that makes me want to throwout my kindle at times. I liked the idea of the story and even though this wasn't my favorite of Jessica Clare's it doesn't mean that I will quit reading her works.  I can't wait for Cade's story in the Billionaire Boys Club as well as I'm curious where this series is going to go from here.

2.5 to 3 So So thumbs up!
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