Tuesday, April 15, 2014

[Review]: "The Billionaire Biker"

The Billionaire Biker by Jackie Ashenden
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (April 15, 2014) 
Series: The Billionaire's Club, 3
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. 

Wild and reckless, and more at ease with his biker gang than his business partners, Sean Morrow has always longed for Abigail Prescott, whose life he ruined when an innocent friendship turned into a night of red-hot passion back when they were in high school. Now that his brother, Jax, has decided to hire Abby to work for the Morrows, Sean can no longer ignore his old demons—or his desire. It took Abby time to get over Sean Morrow…and then he walked back into her life. And even though she can’t forget the pain, she can’t stop fantasizing about their one erotic encounter…and she still craves his touch. What she feels for Sean is deeper than need. It’s pure, blind lust—and the feeling is mutual… 



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Reviews of Ashenden's Previous Books:

Talking Dirty with the Player (#1) -- TBQ

Billion Dollar Bachelor (#1) -- TBQ
Billion Dollar Bad Boy (#2) -- TBQ (mini GR review)


My Review:



 Out of the three books in Ashenden's Billionaire's Club Trilogy, I would say The Billionaire Biker is the strongest. However, it has a few flaws that still left me disappointed, much like the previous books.



It's hard to tell a complete story in a novella, and I'm often harsh when rating them. But the truth is I was easily able to put Sean's book down, and that alone is never a good sign, especially when the book in question is only 100 pages.



I was curious about Sean's story from the beginning of the trilogy. I am not upset that I read TBB, but it did not live up to my expectations either. It was simply “meh”, the hardest opinion to explain, but I will try.



I had a problem with Sean's “dark past”. I didn't like that he threw it at Abby so late in the story. Ashenden did not give time for Sean, Abby, or the reader to come to terms with this (also, I never felt like Abby's secret was ever truly handled, though it was told in the second chapter, and it's a big one . . .). The scene in which Sean tells about his mother read more like a spoiled boy throwing a tantrum and yelling, not a strong man admitting his problems and opening up to the woman he loves.



The story was quick and the sex was pretty hot. It was an easy read, but also one I will no doubt forget within a week.



As I have said before, I loved Ashenden's Talking Dirty with the Player, and I keep hoping I will love another one of her novels just as much. That has not happened yet, I'm afraid. But I will still continue to try her books because her writing voice is clear and I have seen an improvement in her last few books.




For a hot quickie with a bad boy ex-MC enforcer, The Billionaire Biker may just work for you! On a side not, this series can be read out of order with no problem.

 


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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Remember, Jackie's been on the blog twice -- first an interview, then a fun guest post about New Zealand! 

So, have you read Jackie Ashenden? Do you have a favorite book of hers?






Enjoy!


Until Next Time,


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8 comments :

  1. its hard to rate a book that you can put down and possibly not pick back up. Good review ;)

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  2. I am sorry to hear about this one. I do have issues with novella's, most of the time they just never seem enough in length. It is always disappointing when you read a story that lets your down. Hope you are enjoying the spring weather we are having.

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  3. I have not read Ms. ashes don before, thanks for the honest review TBQ!

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  4. You're very welcome! Honesty is best, though not always easy, right? :)

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  5. True, so very true.
    Oh, I'm loving this weather! I have the start of my first sunburn of the season, from a combination of mowing the yard and walking 6 miles a day (partly with the doggies, partly by myself). :) But it's been great, here's hoping it continues!
    Enjoy,
    TBQ

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  6. It really is; usually it's hard to pinpoint why. It's easy to find why I love a book, easy to find what I hate about a book, but the inbetween? *shudders* Worst part of the "job"!

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