Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Billionaire and the Virgin (Billionaires and Bridesmaids, #1) by Jessica Clare ~ Review

Enter the illustrious world of Jessica Clare's billionaires and bridesmaids. Fans of Maya Banks, Melody Anne and J. Kenner will be dazzled by the scorching-hot chemistry of this New York Times bestseller.

You met the six bachelors of the Billionaire Boys Club... Now it's time to pair up some filthy-rich billionaires with lucky ladies in waiting and enjoy the spoils...

Marjorie Ivarsson is the picture of naivete. A hardworking waitress raised by her grandmother, an evening playing bingo is her sort of socialising. But when she's invited to be a bridesmaid at her friend Bronte's wedding, she enters a whole new world.

Whisked away to the billionaire groom's private island, Marjorie is awe-struck by the glitz and glamour. But what dazzles her most is notorious playboy and hot-shot TV producer Robert Cannon.

After Marjorie saves Robert from drowning in the island's turquoise lagoon, she can't help but feel drawn to him. But she's not the only woman intrigued, and with his wild and womanising ways, they couldn't be more wrong for each other. With the blistering attraction between them becoming hard to ignore, and the idyllic, irresistibly romantic island as their playground - will opposites attract?

Want more exquisite romance? Look out for the rest of the Billionaire and Bridesmaids series: The Taming Of The Billionaire and The Billionaire Takes A Bride or take a spin with the steamy Billionaire Boys Club starting with Stranded With A Billionaire.,%201

Now available from Penguin Books


I'm a very character driven reader. 

I didn't like either of these characters. 

Marjorie is an old soul in a young body.  She was raised by her grandparents and is way more comfortable around older people.  She plays shuffleboard and bingo.  She's also very tall and isn't really comfortable with that.  Though Robert thinks she's beautiful, she doesn't.  She's a virgin and hasn't really dated at all.  She works as a waitress.

Talk about opposites.  Robert is a TV producer for a show I can't even think about.  He's a player who doesn't even remember the names of the girls he sleeps with.  Rolling in money, he does what he wants, including crashing a wedding to get a meeting with someone who doesn't want to give him the time of day.  He's crass and I can't stand him.  He has his assistant investigate Marjorie for crying out loud.  I just couldn't even deal with the idea that Marjorie might forgive him for doing all this.

These two do not go together at all.  And while I like books that bring together people that normally wouldn't, this one was just too much.  I just couldn't overcome some of the things Robert did.  I couldn't even relate to Marjorie and her world.

I kept putting it down and taking a break.  Finally, I just couldn't take it any more.  Skimmed to find the ending and let it go.  Too many other good books to read to waste time on this one.

I'm sure others felt different.  You should check out their review too.



1 comment:

  1. It really doesn't sound like the two characters go together well. Great review, shame you weren't such a fan. Hope you enjoy your next read more :)
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess