Title: One Night With a Billionaire
Author: Jessica Clare
Series: Billionaire Boys Club #6
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The New York Times bestselling author of The Wrong Billionaire’s Bed delivers a delicious new novel about a secret society of six men who are incredibly wealthy—but not always so successful when it comes to love…
Kylie may be a makeup artist to the stars, but she knows what it feels like to be overshadowed. Especially by her famous boss, the pop star Daphne. That’s why she’s stunned—and delighted—when one night at a party, she attracts the attention of a gorgeous stranger. But when Daphne decides she wants the handsome billionaire for herself, Cade Archer is suddenly off-limits for Kylie…
Cade has known Daphne for years, and always wondered if she might be the right woman for him—even though she never gave him the time of day. But one sizzling night with Kylie has changed everything. So why is she suddenly avoiding him? Fortunately Cade is determined to get what he wants, and he’ll do anything to show Kylie she can get everything she wants too…
Source: ARC from the author
What’s not to love about a steamy romance between a plus-sized heroine and a hero who’s sweet, charming, romantic, philanthropic and has been waiting far, far too long for a HEA of his own? Exactly! I loved this book, although at times it was hard to know who to feel sorrier for – Cade who’d wasted so many years pining after a Daphne who didn’t exist, or Kylie who has to work with that same woman day in, day out, while trying not to fall in love with a rather persistent, sexy billionaire.
I love this series. It’s fun and sexy and sweet and emotional in all the right places, and so, so enjoyable. Kylie is a thoroughly down-to-earth heroine, excellent in her own field if rather undervalued. She puts up with a lot of crap in her life because having a job and earning a wage is more important than self-esteem. And the last thing she ever wants to be is a burden – thanks mostly to her grandmother, who is now both elderly and suffering from dementia and the main reason why Kylie so desperately needs her less than wonderful job. Some of her behaviour seems crazy from Cade’s POV, but I did understand at least the cause of it, if not always her actual actions.
As for Cade, yes, he’s a billionaire, yes, he travels all around a world, but no, he’s neither Greek nor Italian, he doesn’t own a strange corporation which doesn’t do anything specific except make money, and most shocking of all, he’s not a total douche canoe! Instead he makes his money through medical patents, he plows a significant portion of it back into charities, he’s actually a pretty good guy and to be honest he’s down right adorable. Sure, he does have a blackmailing moment, but by that point Kylie’s running so hard away from him, while simultaneously beckoning him closer that it’s no wonder he loses his mind a tiny bit.
Their relationship is tricky right from the start, yet at the same time, it’s also perfect. He doesn’t remember, she doesn’t remember, surprises happen, there are sneaky dates, long nights of passion, waffles, orphans, marching bands, flirty texts, sexy pictures and an indestructible African violet. The little details between them are just lovely, while their overall romance is hot and hidden and overshadowed by Daphne. She’s the spectre that hangs over everything and I spent most of the book waiting for the axe to fall.
In all I loved this tale. It might have been a long wait for Cade, but it was definitely worth it. It’s funny and flirty and sexy and steamy with plenty of arguments and secrets to keep the tension high. There’s also a fair few glimpses of the rest of the Club characters to keep fans amused, while enough new stuff to make this accessible as a standalone. If you like hardworking heroines who put the plus in plus-sized and heroes you can really fall for, then you should find plenty to enjoy here.
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