Series: Billionaire Bargains Book #3
Author: Erin Nicholas
Blurb: What happens in the Big Easy doesn’t always stay in the Big Easy. Thank goodness.
When billionaire Emily Steele breaks off her eight-year relationship with the only boy she’s ever dated, she quickly realizes she has a lot to learn. About the world. About herself. And men. Definitely men.
A friend’s bachelorette party in New Orleans is the perfect place to get in touch with her inner vixen. Trouble is, she’s never actually met her inner vixen. Worse, her overprotective uncle’s determination to keep her safe means she’s going to have a babysitter for the weekend. A tall, handsome babysitter who makes her tingle from head to toe.
Will Weston has always thought his boss’s niece was special, and now that she’s single, he’s even more acutely aware of her beauty and charm. Her uncle’s insistence that he accompany her to the world’s sexiest city has mistake written all over it—until she offers his best friend a million dollars to be her date.
Now there’s no way Will is staying behind, even though he knows something crazy is going to happen. Because falling in love in a weekend is definitely crazy.
Warning: Contains a woman with enough money to buy a date for a weekend in New Orleans, a guy who’s never going to let that happen, a bachelorette party on Bourbon Street, hot sex to slow jazz, and beignets… because there has to be beignets.
Thoughts: Having loved the first two books in this series, I was very excited to grab book #3 in this series, All That Matters. This one features Emily Steele, Adam’s daughter from book #1 (No Matter What) who had bone cancer and needed a physical therapist – which is how Adam met Jaden and they fell in love. Only in this one Emily is definitely not a little girl anymore! She’s all grown up – and she’s decided to do a little experimenting. After eight years of being with the same boyfriend – her first date, her first kiss, her first everything – and with everyone expecting them to just wind up together forever – Emily begins to question if that is really what she wants. At least without trying a few other ‘flavors’ first – after all, if you’ve only had strawberry ice cream all of your life, how do you not know it’s your favorite – your favorite might actually be something completely different!
I can certainly get where Emily is coming from, and I actually admired her and felt that she was really smart for and strong to leave a relationship that was so familiar to her and to hurt someone that she cared about to stay true to herself and do what she felt she needed to do. My issue is that even when she proved her point and found a relationship with Will – she still kept pursuing more relationships even after that –which had her coming across as more immature and flighty towards the end of the book. She had already kissed a mutual friend of theirs to prove to herself that it was something specific to Will….that it wasn’t just anyone she would have this reaction to. Whereas she started out seeming strong to me, the further into the book I got the more immature she started to seem. I liked this one, but it wasn’t my favorite of the three. But, as is the case with anything by Erin, you can’t go wrong with it. All of her books are good and can’t resist reading any of them.
This one can be read as a stand alone, but I definitely recommend reading the prior books – the first because it features the others characters so prominently, and the second because it was my favorite in this series!