Beauty and the Billionaire Billionaire Boys Club, Book #2 By Jessica Clare ISBN# 9781101621240 Author’s Website: http://jillmyles.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra
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…
Real-estate tycoon Hunter Buchanan has a dark past that’s left him scarred and living as a recluse on his family’s palatial estate. Hunter is ready to give up on love—until he spots an enigmatic red-haired beauty and comes up with an elaborate scheme to meet her.
Gretchen Petty is in need of a paycheck—and a change. So when a job opportunity in an upstate New York mansion pops up she accepts. And while she can overlook the oddities of her new job, she can’t ignore her new boss’s delectable body—or his barely leashed temper.
Hunter’s afraid his plan might be unraveling before it’s truly begun, but Gretchen is about to show him that life can be full of surprises.
I cycled through many emotions/feelings while reading this book: I felt the story was heartwarming, mushy, sweet, HOT, sexy, frustrating, annoying but most importantly…very engaging.
Hunter is a complex billionaire. Due to an accident early on in his life, Hunter has a disfigurement, which he has let guide his interactions with people. Hunter becomes enamored with Gretchen when she is running an errand which leads her and a friend to Hunter’s home. Unbeknownst to Gretchen, she has caught the attention of Hunter. As any self-respecting reclusive billionaire would due (catch my sarcasm?), Hunter engineers the situation so that he and Gretchen can spend time together getting to know each other. But for some reason his desperation seems to be endearing.
Gretchen is an unhappy author working for a publishing house (though her realization as to why she is so unhappy with her profession does not come until near the end of the book…however, an astute reader may guess why earlier 🙂). Caught in an awkward situation at her part-time job, Gretchen grabs the chance to get away for the duration of this new writing project that is thrown in her lap to sort out the issues as they relate to her part-time job.
I got a hearty chuckle out of:
“Gee, I hope he’s in charge of the tour,” Gretchen mock-whispered. “He’s got some incredible people skills.” When Gretchen was lead into the mansion by the butler.
“This cat is better to cuddle with than my last boyfriend.” Another line that produced a chuckle as well as a potential relatable situation 🙂 .
Gretchen settles into the manor and stealthily insinuates herself into Hunter’s life, whether he likes it or not. I love her wit (as does Hunter). Gretchen is a loveable, down to earth, brash (a bit of stereotyping for this red head ???) woman who knows what and whom she wants. And needless to say she wants Hunter.
Hunter has some surprises (which I will leave as surprises), which make him an attractive male not only to Gretchen but this reader as well. There are stumbles in the relationship as Hunter is awkward and used to getting his own way as opposed to letting nature take its course. He will (and does) learn.
Now let me tell you….the sexy scenes were STEAMY with a capital “S”. So if you like steamy and sexy, you won’t be disappointed. I was impressed that the steamy came off as classy and not torrid or raunchy (which is good in my opinion).
As I indicated in my review of book one of the series, I can again say that I was pleased to read that Gretchen and Hunter did practice safe sex, there was concern and respect for each other.
I enjoyed the complexity of the characters and their story. The range of emotions I went through with this story was refreshing and kept me entertained throughout the entire read. I am becoming more enamoured with the writing style of Ms. Clare as well. I shall definitely continue on with this series.