Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #2
Published by Max Monroe LLC on July 24, 2016
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Uninhibited. Sarcastic. Confident. Beautiful.
With a thriving photography career that allows her to travel all over the world and capture the hottest of men behind her camera lens, Cassie Phillips is the woman who can’t be tamed.
Adrenaline-junkie. Jokester. Billionaire. Hot-as-sin.
At six-foot-five, with muscles for days, and that perfect playful smile, Thatcher Kelly is the kind of man you don’t want to deny.
Wild for wild.
Prank for prank.
The two most unlikely of people may be the only ones to see that some personality traits only run skin deep.
Uncensored. Hilarious. And too damn hot to put into words.
Grab a fan and get ready for one hell of a ride because when the opposite of opposites attract, things are bound to get a little messy.
Hot diggity! Banking the Billionaire delivered on the story I was keen to get on Cassie and added in the delight of the unexpectedness of Thatch. I got snark, pranks, holy hotness, and character growth! That’s a whole lot of goodness. 😉 It wasn’t without its issues but I enjoyed this installment more because of the emotional growth.
Okay, so Cassie was the one I was most excited to get better acquainted with. I mean, she’s a woman who is strong, smart, talented, and sexually empowered. I had no idea she was such a prankster. The stunts she pulls trying to one up Thatch were hilarious. Getting to meet her family and understand her on a deeper level only made me lover her more. And her mouth! LOL
I couldn’t have predicted how much I’d love Thatch. Yes, he enjoys pulling off outrageous escapades and he’s been a bit of a player but his back story yanked on my heartstrings and explained a lot about him.
The two characters were flawed and I admired the ways in which they accepted each other’s short-comings and showed emotional growth.
A romance that begins with sleeping during sexy times and seeing who can out-prank who in an effort to scare the other away? Hysterical.
Bearing witness to Cassie and Thatch falling in love as they see just how far they can push one another was fun and swoon-y. They each have a gooey center when it comes to the other and they melted in heartwarming ways. They’re both a bit crazy but their crazy mixes well. 😉 The emotional growth they both exhibited was what gave this story a higher rating. Cassie is as relationship-phobic as the billionaire bad boys and although I don’t think the reason for it was explained well, I appreciated watching as she figured out that Thatch was her person. Thatch, on the other hand, figured things out a bit more quickly. However, he had some baggage he hadn’t completely dealt with. Falling for Cassie helped him get over the hurdle.
What Could Have Worked Better
In my opinion, the device used to cause conflict between these two felt manufactured. It didn’t feel natural for their relationship or how they’d dealt with things as a couple save it not having been talked about. For me, it took away from the story and what they’d been building.
Besides there being some editing issues that, at times, pulled me from the moment, I once again felt the story could have been shorter.
Minus the issues I noted, Banking the Billionaire was a pleasure building on the characters and the dynamics between them all. Not only did I fall for Cassie and Thatch together but I also enjoyed more Kline and Georgia as well as the introduction of the heroine taking on the last of the billionaire bad boys. Winnie and Wes are set to end this trilogy winningly! 😉
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