I was provided with an advance reader copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Any and all opinions expressed in this review are mine alone. I received no financial incentives to review this book.
Series: Billionaire's Club #2
Published by St Martin's Griffin on March 11, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: the publisher
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The Billionaire’s Club: a fabulously sexy contemporary series about some of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful men and the women they claim…and keep.
The face of the Morrow company, Donovan Morrow is the ultimate Trojan. But despite his entrepreneurial gifts—in the boardroom and the bedroom—he always comes in second to his big brother, Jax. Until Victoria de Winter, a beautiful and brilliant corporate rival, enters the picture…
Victoria has enjoyed great success in her family’s business—and now that she’s engaged, she seems to have her future all figured out. But as soon as she meets Donovan, she is tormented by their mutual desire…and soon she is his to possess. But what is the price of surrendering to the Billion Dollar Bad Boy?
I broke one of my rules with this. I read out of order. The Billion Dollar Bad Boy is the second in Jackie Ashenden’s Billionaire’s Club series. While I haven’t read book one, it wouldn’t be unfair to say that you could read The Billion Dollar Bad Boy as a standalone. It is strong enough that you don’t feel as though you have missed out by skipping the previous book.
Dark, jaded billionaires might just be on their way to becoming another type of literary catnip for me. I’ve read some fantastic examples of late, and Jackie Ashenden’s Donovan Morrow is one of those.
So, here is what I thought of The Billion Dollar Bad Boy:
There be insta-lust a plenty here! Right from the opening pages of this book, it is patently obvious that there is a major case of sexual chemistry between Donovan and Victoria. Their shared attraction, and their mutual desire to prove themselves worthy to their families, forms a potent mix that very quickly leads to some rather hot action in the back of a limousine. There was a great deal to like about the pairing of these two – neither was a wilting flower, both wanted what they wanted for their own reasons, and the more time they spent together, you could see how fundamentally compatible they were on so many levels.
I loved how each revealed the secret parts of their past and personality to the other, and neither recoiled. The development of their relationship from that of business rivals to lovers was so well done – the dialogue was witty and real, and the sexytimes were super-hot.
The Morrow brothers are a deeply intriguing lot, and I am very keen to see how Jax’s story unfolded in book 1. There is a review coming later today on book 3, Sean’s story, so stay tuned for that one. What a piece of work that father of theirs is! I’m not sure I would be so forgiving if he’d been my old man. You’ll know what I am referring to when you get to it.
I’m not going to give much else away regarding the plot, because it is most definitely worth taking a look at. Jackie Ashenden does the dark billionaire oh so well, and I can’t wait to see what else she has in store.