Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #1
Published by Max Monroe LLC on April 24, 2016
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance
Blind dates? Online dating profiles? Been there, done that.
Georgia Cummings has zero luck with dating, and the era of the internet is not her friend.
No matter how fast she runs, how many corners she turns, she can’t find her way out of this weird, alternate universe where men think d*ck pics are a replacement for small talk and getting to know a girl. One more crotch selfie and she might write men off for good…
But why can’t she stop fantasizing about him?
Kline Brooks is the quintessential billionaire bad boy—dark, styled, short hair, muscles for days, and a panty-dropping smile.
As his employee, he won’t touch her with a ten foot pole.
But she won’t touch him either.
Too bad their hormones missed the memo.
I’d never read Max Monroe before but I owned a copy of Tapping the Billionaire. When Berls recommended this series for this challenge because Max Monroe are signing at Book Bonanza AND it also ticked the box for Bookish Bounty, I decided it was a win-win situation. Lucky for me, it was a good read for the most part.
The setup is that Georgia works at Kline’s company but they’ve never looked at each other as anything other than boss-employee. However, one evening Kline finds Georgia being adorable at the exact moment he’s blocking his mom’s attempt at setting him up on a date. He tells his mom he has a date and then sets out to get Georgia to agree. That turns out to be more difficult than he anticipates. LOL Throw in the fact that these two have been unknowingly communicating through a dating app and hilarity ensues.
Georgia is a spitfire of a woman. She’s sassy, smart, and not afraid to make Kline work for it. I adored her. She wasn’t a girl who was going to fall for Kline’s pretty boy face and billion dollar bank account. She has ethics and good friends. And a family that includes a sex therapist mom. Oh the stories there. LOL But what I liked most of all was that Georgia was pretty comfortable in her own skin and that’s an admirable quality.
Kline wasn’t your typical hot billionaire. He’s not a playboy. He doesn’t date much, preferring to spend all his time working. He built his company from the ground up and he’s still hands-on. He’s also a man who gives back to his parents. An all-around good guy who’d never considered Georgia as more than an incredible employee.
The romance between these two was swoon-y and at times hilarious. The banter between them was always entertaining and only got better as they started to really fall. The plot device used to cause tension and strife though was predictable, in my opinion. I was annoyed that they didn’t set the record straight when they had the chance which ended up causing bigger problems. Naturally. I also felt like the book went a little long. There were parts that could have been edited and the book wouldn’t have suffered for it. My only other complaint is that there wasn’t much, if any, real growth in these characters. Kline was an amazing guy. Georgia was stunning. Their relationship was pretty amazing. There just wasn’t much room for growth. There wasn’t any angst. *GASPS* I NEEDED ANGST! LOL They were great characters to start with so I DID enjoy their story but I do like to see emotional growth and this book was more about the fun. There’s nothing wrong with that. I’d just have liked more.
My introduction to Max Monroe was satisfying and I’m planning to continue the series. I do hope to see more of Kline and Georgia but I’m excited to see Cassie take down Thatch. 😉 And I hope to meet Max Monroe at Book Bonanza.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
Gotta love it when you read authors you haven’t read before and it ends up as a great read. I haven’t read their books either but I’ve been wanting to!
I just finished book 2 this morning, Stephanie. If you’re looking for some fun and laughs, I can definitely recommend this series. 😉
I hear you on the angst, this is definitely just a feel good book sans angst. But man, do I love to laugh and these characters are just – well as you said – great! I do think you might feel like you see some growth in Thatch and Cassie… and they are also hilarious. I just got the third book and can’t wait to read it. My favorite book by Max Monroe is actually (I think) Single Dad Seeks Juliet. Really looking forward to meeting them at Book Bonanza! Anyway, great review!
I just finished Thatch and Cassie this morning and yes, I did see actual growth in these two. Plus, they’re just so much fun! I’m starting the 3rd book and I can’t wait to see Wes and Winnie get together. Seriously. I won’t finish it for the challenge but I’ve made a valiant effort. LOL Can’t wait to see you next week!!!!!!!
Sounds like a fun book. But, like you, I enjoy a bit of angst in my books!
Ha! I’m glad I’m not the only one, Wendy!
I think it depends on the type of angst. I think there needs to be some conflict in a story and it doesn’t need to be in the relationship necessarily. But it also depends on the author’s writing style as well. Some authors can write low angst in a relationship and make it work (example KA does this great) I think I read this one and liked it but it didn’t wow me or anything.
Lovely review….as always!
Agreed, Renee. I think I’ve just been reading books that are heavier on the angst so I missed it in this one. It’s a fun read, for sure. A nice summer read. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!
I do love a fun, feel-gooder now and then and I’ve heard good stuff about the author. I’ll keep this one in mind. Way to go on getting through your series reads and prepping for your Con visit.
I like them now and again too, Sophia. I liked book #2 even more and I’m close to finishing #3 which, at this point, is the highlight of the trilogy. 🙂
I knew, even at the time, that part of the reason I loved this book so much was because of the narrators. I definitely know what you mean about the lack of angst, but I actually don’t always mind that. My other favourite by these authors is Trick Play…it’s the 3rd in a series I still have to finish (that’s actually related to book 3 of this series), but I read it first and loved it. I still have to read book 1, so if you end up loving Wes’s book and want to buddy Wildcat, let me know! And when I get to books 2 and 3 of Billionaires, I will definitely ping you to chat!
It’s not that I mind a lack of angst…it’s just that I seem to mind the lack of angst! LOL Oh my gosh! It’s probably just my mood right now though. I’m absolutely loving Wes’s story and I’m 70% in. So I’d say I’m going to be for reading Wildcat. 😉 Of course, I’m always up for buddy reading with you and/or chatting about books we’ve read in common. 😀