Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Book Review: The Wrong Billionaire's Bed (Billionaire Boys Club #3) by Jessica Clare

The Wrong Billionaire's Bed (Billionaire Boys Club #3) 
By Jessica Clare
Release Date: October 15th, 2013
Format: Ebook
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Blurb From Goodreads:
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.

My Review:
I stumbled upon this series while browsing through my Goodreads updates and read rave reviews about it from my GR friends. The moment I started the first book, I couldn't stop reading It and continued bulldozing right to the second book the moment I was done with the last page of The Stranded Billionaire.

Imagine my excitement when I read that Audrey’s and the playboy Reese’s story was next and my despair when I saw the release which quickly transformed to exhilaration when I found out it was available for request in Netgalley and fangirl squeals upon discovery my request approval.

I really love the idea of these six billionaires who are fast friends and ready to have each other’s backs forming their own secret club. The idea was very compelling and the reactions from the heroines from each book upon discovering this secret meeting were very cute and hilarious. It was also amusing to witness the exasperated expressions from the non-attached (for now) billionaires when their fellow buddies and heroes of the book brought their heroines to the meeting.

I was really excited to start on Audrey’s story as I really connected and truly liked her the moment she was introduced in the first book. I felt sad and lonely for Audrey, locking her real self up real tight with a heavy-duty padlock, suppressing all her fieriness and feistiness with a cold, cool and collected appearance, deeply believing that she needs to be the good twin, the level headed one to her troubled twin, Daphne. It was such heartache to see her keeping her self all locked up, trying so hard to be the perfect one for Cade and making him notice her.

But it was obvious to readers from the previous book, Beauty and the Billionaire that Cade does not feel for her in how she wants him to. Cade has been the twins’ childhood friend, always there for me through highs and lows and it was very apparent that his whole being and attention was heavily directed to messed up Daphne.

Reese, the ultimate playboy in the group was the total opposite of Audrey. He saw right through her and utterly enjoyed riling her up and seeing her true self emerge. Reese was an easygoing, hilarious and sly character, always finding ways to bait Audrey into taking bets – with sinfully sensual and erotic wages. He was a very refreshing alternative to the more serious and sober feel of the previous book.

We were all introduced to Daphne went she blew in like a hurricane towards the end of Hunter and Gretchen’s (the twins’ older sister) story. I felt real sorry for her, struggling in and out of depressing situation and fully relying on Audrey, the steady one. I couldn't help cheering for her and really hoping she will turn out all right in the end. I was really happy to see Audrey and Daphne’s previously strained relationship slowly mending. I guess the next book will be Cade and Daphne’s story? I wonder how it will go. Hmmm….

The Wrong Billionaire’s Bed was such a wonderful read and did not disappoint my high expectations. I more than enjoyed it and finished it in just two sittings. You see, I stared it at midnight and read ‘till the wee hours of the morning, stopping to only get some sleep and waking up to finally finish it. I thought the epilogue was perfect and oh, so sweet!

Thank you again Penguin Group for giving me this opportunity to read this story earlier.