Review: Beauty and the Billionaire

Review: Beauty and the BillionaireBeauty and the Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club, #2) by Jessica Clare
Series: Billionaire Boys Club #2
Published by Berkley Intermix on July 16th 2013
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 261

FINAL DECISION:  Disappointing because I did not find the story interesting beyond the concept and I felt no connection between the hero and heroine.

THE STORY:  Hunter Buchanan lives alone with his scarred face and body.  When he sees Gretchen Petty, he wants to find a way to get her into his life so he arranges for her to be offered a book deal that requires her to live in his mansion for a month.  Gretchen needs money and some space so she accepts the job.  Things go wrong when she meets Hunter for the first time when he is in the nude.  As Gretchen tries to convince Hunter that she is interested in him, she has to overcome his aloneness and his mistrust.

OPINION:  I love Beauty and the Beast stories and this one had an interesting concept.  Unfortunately, I didn’t like much else about the book.  I found the heroine annoying, self-absorbed and pretty thoughtless.  For two people who lived together for a month, there didn’t seem to be much between them except sex and frankly that wasn’t that exciting either.

I was bored by the entire plot of the book and couldn’t wait for it to end.  For me, I just felt that Hunter would realize that there are better women out there once he got some experience and opened himself up to other people. It’s not a good sign when I hope the couple doesn’t get together.


CONNECTED BOOKS:  BEAUTY AND THE BILLIONAIRE is the second book in the Billionaire Boys Club series.  It can be read as a standalone.

STAR RATING: I give this book 1.5 stars.