Monday, September 23, 2013

Review: Billionaire Boys Club series 1-3 by Jessica Clare

Today, I have the first 3 books in the Billionaire Boys Club series by Jessica Clare.I'm really enjoying this series!  I can't wait for book #4!

From Goodreads: "The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society of six men who have vowed success – at any cost. Not all of them are old money, but all of them are incredibly wealthy. They’re just not always as successful when it comes to love…" 

Stranded with a Billionaire (Penguin Group, April 2013) starts off this series. Logan Hawkings (one of the Billionaire's) finds himself stranded at his new resort during a surprise hurricane.  Bronte Dawson was on a free vacation when she gets stuck there as well. At first, Bronte mistakes Logan for the manager, not the rich owner. When they are rescued, she finds out he isn't the man he portrayed himself to be.  Scared, she runs home to the midwest.

This was a fun story.    I loved how Logan kept buying businesses to try to get close to Bronte.  That lead to some very amusing scenes. The thing that I liked about the book was that Bronte is wary of falling for Logan.  She takes awhile to realize that Logan is the man for her. She isn't willing to compromise her beliefs for a life of leisure.   She and Logan are very opposite people.  It's a steamy and fun romance and one I highly recommend.

Beauty and the Billionaire ( Penguin Group, July 2013) is currently
my favorite out of the first three.  I loved this story.  I always love a flawed hero and Hunter Buchanan is as flawed as they come.  A childhood accident has left him very scarred.  As a result, he has become something of a recluse.  In a scene in the previous book, he glimpses Gretchen Petty and knows he wants her. Making up a fake ghost writing job, he hires Gretchen to live at his mansion in an attempt to get to know her.  

As I said, I loved this one. It's a nice twist on the Beauty and the Beast story.  I was so rooting for Hunter and Gretchen.  He is so in need of someone to just love him for himself despite his looks. He was vulnerable and has hardened himself. Gretchen is able to melt his heart.  Hunter  gives Gretchen something she wants as well... a real shot at love.  What he does for her in the end was very sweet and a real show of his love for her.  If you read any of them read this one!

The third book, The Wrong Billionaire's Bed (Penguin Group, coming October 2013)  was probably my least favorite out of the three.  Audrey Petty (Gretchen's sister and Logan's assistant) has been in love with Cade Archer forever.  The problem is that he thinks of her as a sister.  He is also in love with Audrey's twin, Daphne.  Yes, a little soap operi-ish.  Audrey takes Daphne to Cade's cabin to try to help Daphne kick her drug habit once and for all.  There, she runs into Reese Durham.  

While I did ultimately enjoy the book, I felt like the relationship between Reese and Audrey was a little forced.  The attraction was instant, but it just moved a little fast for me.  I did like that Reese, who is the biggest playboy, fell hard and fast for Audrey.  They did have a nice HEA in the end, but overall, I wasn't in love with them together.  I did have to commend Audrey for finally giving her sister some very tough love in the end.  If anyone needed a kick in the pants, it was Daphne.  I felt bad for Cade because he gets used by her in the end.  I just hope he sees that he deserves more.  

1 comment:

Syarmeyn said...

Hi! I was looking for something good to read when I stumbled upon this series. Beauty and the Billionaire is my favorite book so far and I think Hunter's the most gorgeous of the six men! I just love how he blushes everytime Gretchen teases him. I heard the fourth book will be Griffin and Maylee's story. So excited!

PS. I fervently pray Cade won't end up with Daphne. You see, I would have to make myself a character and steal Cade's heart. No matter what.

God bless you!