Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Inreview & Review: The Billionaire Banker by Georgia Le Carre

Today, we have author, Georgia Le Carre with us as she promotes her book, The Billionaire Banker.  Enjoy our interview with her after my thoughts on the book.

Author: Georgia Le Carre
Publisher: Self
Date of publication: November 2013
 When Lana Bloom learns the devastating news that her mother is dying, she is faced with a terrible dilemma. The one thing that can save her is the one thing she does not have. For young and Innocent Lana, The unthinkable is her only choice.

When she walks through the door of that exclusive restaurant she has no idea of the seismic shift her life is about to take, for the highest bidder will not be the rich man she has accompanied.

Fate drops her at the feet of the deeply mysterious and dazzlingly gorgeous American banker, Blake Law Barrington. Throbbing with raw masculinity and arrogance, this is a man who owns all that he pursues.

My thoughts:

I kind of have mixed feelings about this book.  I know I have read and enjoyed other books in the past where the young naive woman makes a contract with a billionaire for loads of money in exchange for an affair.  But for some reason, this book kind of rubbed me the wrong way.  I felt like Lana was so young, not only in age, but in experience. I can understand her motivation for wanting to save her mother, but this arrangement just felt wrong to me.  I will say that I was kind of beginning to like Blake.  I could see that he was falling for Lana and was contemplating changing his life.  But, when he made his comments about not doing anything to stop a pedophile who was in the "inner circles" of his level of society, I lost all respect.  Really?  How anyone would want to contemplate loving someone with that attitude is beyond me.  I don't care how silver the spoon in his mouth was when he was born.  That isn't the attitude that I want my hero to have, ever.

The book was written fairly well and the loves scenes were definitely hot and steamy.  It was just the other things that I couldn't get past enough to recommend it.  I would say you might have to judge this one for yourself.  It does end in a cliffhanger, so readers will have to wait for the second book, 42 Days to see what happens to Lana and Blake.

Kari& Autumn: What inspired you to become a writer?

Georgia: I’m afraid I am what is known as the accidental writer.  I never imagined being one when I was young, but I had always read a lot late into the night, and then one day, I thought, I’m sure I could do this, let me try my hand, and instead of voilà, here is the cheese, here is the writer! 

Kari& Autumn: Where do you come up with the ideas for your books?

Georgia:Life is my greatest inspiration.  Every movie I watch, every book I read, every conversation I overhear while waiting for my drink at the bar are seeds that germinate in the dark of my mind emerge as plot.

Kari& Autumn: What exciting projects are waiting in the wings?

Georgia: I guess Book Three, A Lesson in Seduction, is already in costume and nervously waiting.

Kari& Autumn: Who is your favorite literary character and why?

Georgia: Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind.  Because she represents everything that is right about what makes a literary character interesting.  Flawed, indomitable, self-absorbed, passionate, beautiful, fun and constantly evolving.

Kari& Autumn: Just for fun, if you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

Georgia: Just for fun…I think, I’d like to be a bird, perhaps a robin.  Beautiful, delicate, friendly, able to fly and totally blameless.

About the author:

Georgia Le Carre lives in England, in an old 19th century romantic cottage surrounded by a magical garden
filled with fruit and walnut trees.  When she is not feeding words into her laptop, she is either curled up in bed with a box of chocolates and a good read, or lost in a long walk in the woods. Especially on moonlit nights.  And often with the man of her dreams.
Her latest book is the romance/erotica, The Billionaire Banker.



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