Author: Charlotte Byrd
Publisher: Byrd Books
Release Date: 12.01.16
Synopsis: When unemployed college graduate Annabelle receives a mysterious job offer from a company to which she has never applied to, she can't say no. But the
job comes with a complication, Her boss is a sexy and arrogant soon-to-be billionaire playboy who always gets what he wants. he likes to play games and he's keeping a secret: he's Annabelle's one and only one night stand. As they get locked into a game of seduction, both are shocked to find themselves falling for each other...
Everyone loves a millionaire alpha male lead. Gatsby Wild is pretty bloody awesome. I love the fact that it all started because they had a quick hook up whilst hiking. There were a lot of secrets on Gatsby's side but that seems to be a common feature of alpha male plotlines, but he seemed like a pretty sound guy except Annabelle just couldn't get close enough to crack through his layers. It was a bit of a rollercoaster read. Great sexual chemistry and they had quite a lot in common but they ere constantly dealing with issues. I struggled with Annabelle. I just don't know who authors keep writing female protagonists that seem to push feminism back at least fifty years... and I'm no feminist. That said, I did enjoy it enough it finish it, even if I did speed read in places. I liked the idea, just felt it could have been better.
Synopsis: After selling his banking start-up to Google, Logan Davenport is officially a billionaire. He’s swimming in money and sex, and that’s the way he likes it. But he needs a respectable date to his brother’s engagement party. So, he finally gives in and lets his eccentric aunt, Dolly Monroe, a matchmaker, find him a date. Much to his shock, she sets him up with an opinionated, average-looking, floral shop owner who seems impervious to his charms. Avery doesn’t want him, and that makes him want her even more. Before he knows it, he is falling in love for the first time ever. But Logan is keeping a SECRET. No, he isn’t married. No, he doesn’t have a child. No, he doesn’t have cancer. It’s worse than that. Much worse. And when Avery finally finds out, he risks losing the only person he has ever really cared about. Can their love survive his secret?
This is perhaps my favourite book by Charlotte Byrd. Logan is full of secrets and he has a habit of underestimating Avery in the beginning. Even calling her average looking. But I liked that about this book. Every emotion, every thought was fought for. It didn't just happen. It wasn't too easy. It felt real. At moments I hated Logan. At others I loved him. Plot twists galour, this book was beautiful. There were typos and I'm a bit of a perfectionist so that was a difficulty for me but it was easy to overlook because I loved the characters. A few less typos and this book would definitely have been a four star book for me.
Synopsis: When Chloe get her first wardrobe stylist job, she meets an arrogant and self-absorbed movie star, Finn Dalton. Finn is People’s Sexiest Man Alive and everyone thinks he’s a God, but Chloe doesn’t get it. He’s hot. His body looks like it had been chiseled from stone. But his attitude definitely needs an adjustment. Finn is a famous and gorgeous playboy. He’s surrounded by women, but not the kind you can bring as a date to the Governor’s Ball. When he reaches out to Dolly Monroe, a billionaire matchmaker, she sets him up with the one girl who seems to be impervious to his charms. Quickly, Chloe and Finn get locked in a game of seduction. But games of love are dangerous games to play…
This story is something different from any of the other books I've read. It almost seemed unbelievable that a third person in a story, a so called extra could be so tangible to the plot line. Without Dolly Monroe there is no story here and yet we barely see her at all. she's the fairy godmother of the alpha male genre. Finn and Chloe are pretty awesome too. I enjoyed this book quite a lot. My only issue was that it was too slow paced. I've found that with a few of Byrd's books. I seem to want to skim certain bits but other than that it was amazing. I loved watching them fall in love. If I could give half stars this would tots be a 3.5 star book.
Aiden Taylor. He’s devastatingly handsome, sexy, arrogant and he’s out of reach. He’s my best friend’s brother and the one man I can’t have.
However, now that my best friend Liv is getting married, I’m seeing him more than ever. And he’s doing things to me that are making it hard for me to forget him. Or that night we had years ago. The night neither of us wants to talk about. The night I really want to talk about. We both vowed to keep our secret. It’s just getting harder and harder to keep it to myself. I need to come up with a plan. And I need to come up with it now because every weekend it’s getting harder and harder to tell myself that I’m not falling for my best friend’s brother. Falling For My Best Friend's Brother features Alice and Aiden from One Night Stand, but you do not need to read that book to enjoy this one. Readers should be 18 or over due to mature content and language.
I loved One Night Stand and so as soon as I was finished I downloaded Falling For My Best Friend’s Brother. I loved Aiden from the off. Alice annoyed me a little bit with her immaturity, but the further in I got the more I realised she wasn’t alone. Aiden for all his supposed maturity wasn’t much better.
This book is a pretty easy read. Aiden is hot, cocky and sometimes a little bit on the jealous side. Alice is young, immature and a bit cheeky. Not only did I love the story about Aiden and Alice, I also loved the fact that Xander and Liv were still in the background. Liv and Alice are best friends and they are completely ridiculous; hilarious. There were almost too many games and it irritated me that Aiden was playing games. It just didn’t make much sense that he was playing games to see if she was playing games.
All in all I loved this book. It was immature and fun and just a bit of light hearted entertainment. Not to mention their delve into dominant sex is quite fun.
Synopsis: SOLO, a new standalone from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Deborah Bladon. Libby Duncan is on the cusp of having her dream come true. She has landed a role in a Broadway musical and all of the hard work, dedication and devotion to her craft are finally paying off. It's not the starring role she's hoped for, but she knows that it's a step in the right direction and if she can keep her focus where it needs to be, she'll finally get the solo she deserves. If that happens, the entire path of her career will change and her remarkable talent will finally be noticed. Everything is on track until Libby's path crosses with Alec Hughes. He's the investor backing the musical. He holds all the cards to Libby's career in his hand and he wants only one thing to help her get her moment in the spotlight. He wants her. As they grow closer, Libby is forced to choose between standing out from the crowd and following her heart. She wants Alec, but his past is dictating their future. On opening night, everything changes. Libby's world is shattered and Alec must make a choice. Does he lay himself bare and show Libby who he truly is or does he walk away so she can pursue the life she's always wanted?
Deborah Bladon is without a doubt my favourite author. I love the world she's created and she's definitely one of the author's that have inspired me to write. This one is yet another example of what a great indie author can do with a lot of hard work and dedication. Solo was a tad on the short side but I can live with that when my senses and imagination was set alive with words and thoughts. Bladon, the Queen of Cliff Hangers and Twisting Plotlines and this book is further evidence to her awesomeness.
To say it was a tad short might be an understatement but as I said it wasn't the end of the world. Alec Hughes is a business man and an absolute slut. He likes to offer his patronage to Broadway musicals, seemingly just so he can sleep with the actresses of his choice. Libby is sweet and innocent and when they first meet, she catches his eye. Libby doesn't want to risk her dreams for a couple of nights with Alec though. So Alec offers a sweetener: "to help Libby's career in exchange for... Mistake...
I liked Alec. We'd met him briefly before in Vain. He was a jerk. As for Libby she was sweet and kind with tons of dignity and self respect. The book is quick paced and emotional.
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