Series: The Billionaire Boys Club
Author: Jessica Clare
Blurb: The 3rd book in the Billionaire Boys Club contemporary romance series.
The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society of six men who have vowed success—at any cost. Not all of them are old money, but all of them are incredibly wealthy. They’re just not always as successful when it comes to love…
Audrey Petty’s always been the responsible one. The good twin. Successful, dependable, and trustworthy – that’s Audrey. She’d be the perfect girlfriend for her childhood crush, billionaire Cade Archer…except that she’s pretty sure she’s not even on his radar. But when fate (and her chaotic twin) come together, Audrey finds out that she’ll be spending the next month with Cade at his remote cabin retreat. It’s a dream come true…Until she meets her worst nightmare. Billionaire playboy Reese Durham is used to seducing women to get what he wants. But when stiff, too-proper Audrey bursts into the private mountain lodge and scares his companion out the door? It’s time for a little revenge. It’s clear that Audrey’s in love with his buddy, Cade…and it’s clear to Reese that blackmailing Audrey with this information? Can get her to agree to just about anything. Like furtive kisses in the dark, or a secret rendezvous in the woods. Audrey may think she knows what she wants, but Reese is determined to show her what she needs. And as Reese discovers the volatile minx behind the buttoned-up exterior, he starts to think maybe she’s just what he needs, too.
Thoughts: Don’t forget, it’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for! And that is very much the case when it comes to Audrey. She’s not nearly as prudish as her appearance leads everyone to believe….and in Rafe’s case, he may have bitten off more than he can chew! He definitely has his hands full with Audrey, when she releases her inner wild side. What first started out as revenge for Audrey’s interruption of his seduction/business deal, quickly becomes more – especially when her watches her persona change every time she looks at her childhood crush Cade. He begins to wonder what it will take to get her to look at him that way! But the only way to get her to loosen up around him is to keep pushing her buttons – but his he prepared for the eventual fireworks that result? And the loss of his heart in the process?
For me, the beginning was a bit bland….not really slow, but just your typical standard romance kind of beginning, so I thought I was prepared for how the story was going to go. And then Rafe entered the picture, and he really brought this story to life. Once he made his appearance, the story really kicks into high gear, and I can honestly say that really started to fall in love with this book! Sure, he’s a little bit infuriating, mildly insufferable, and a lot arrogant – but a large part of it was for show and to get under Audrey’s skin. And like it or not, he was exactly what Audrey needed! I enjoyed the sparks between these to, as well as the witty banter they indulge in. And I always love when the tables get turned on the womanizing playboys, and they end up putty at the heroine’s feet.
This was my very first read by Jessica Clare, and I can honestly say that it will not be my last. I definitely plan on going back and reading more from the Billionaire Boys Club. And I think I have a new author to add to my long list of favorites, as well….:)