Monday, February 24, 2014

[Review]: "Billion Dollar Bachelor"

Billion Dollar Bachelor by Jackie Ashenden
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (February 11, 2014)
Series: The Billionaire's Club, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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. Jax Morrow is a dangerously handsome, spectacularly wealthy entrepreneur whose world is turned upside down when Pandora Garret walks into a dark, smoky bar one night—a stunning combination of sex and innocence. He knows she’s trouble at first sight, but Jax can’t let her leave…unless she’s leaving with him. Pandora has had enough. Kept under lock and key by her powerful, controlling father, she aches for freedom. When she briefly escapes and meets Jax she knows he is just what she has been looking for: forbidden, unforgettable passion. After one night in Jax’s arms, Pandora knows she can never go back to living under one man’s domination. Determined to control her own life she tries to resist Jax, but a dangerous desire rises between them—one that threatens to destroy them. But both Pandora and Jax discover that they just can’t be pulled away…


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Reviews of Ashenden's Other Books:

Talking Dirty with the CEO (#1) -- TBQ [mini review on GR only]
Talking Dirty with the Player (#2) -- TBQ
Talking Dirty with the Boss (#3) -- TBQ [mini review on GR only]



My Review:



Although The Billion Dollar Bachelor had a few minor bumps along the way, the story was both extremely sexy and tender, and I was quite happy to read Jax and Pandora's story.


I wish this novella had been longer, of course, and I felt like the jump to love was rushed, as was the ending. I don't believe that the major issues with Pandora's father could be that easily resolved.


I also felt like both Pandora and Jax were just barely introduced, and there was not enough time to peel back the various layers of their characters. At times, Pandora was a bit annoying, acting more like a child than anything else. Other times, I could see the start of a backbone, and I wanted more of that!


One scene stuck out – the restaurant scene. I just couldn't wrap my mind around them having wild sex in the restaurant with only a curtain separating their table from the rest of the crowd. And no one heard? No one peeked? I find that hard to believe, especially since the hero is such a big name in the city! Was it sexy? Sure. But I just couldn't get into it completely.


I'm curious to see Jax's brothers, especially the mysterious bad boy, Sean. I think I'll come back to this series in the future. I've read a few of Ashenden's books and I find that her voice is easy to read  and her stories are filled with sexy alpha men who love to talk dirty. It's a win-win!



For a quick romp that starts as a hot one-night stand and winds through a fake engagement before ending in a HEA, The Billion Dollar Bachelor is sure to please!


3 1/2 STARS! 

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I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Have you read Jackie Ashenden? Do you have a favorite book of hers (mine would be Talking Dirty with the Player!)

Remember, I interviewed Jackie for TDwtP, and she did a beautiful guest post just last month! 






Enjoy!


Until Next Time,


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