The Billionaire and the Virgin
Billionaires and Bridesmaids series – #1
By Jessica Clare
Author’s Website: http://jillmyles.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Billionaire Boys Club novels comes a sizzling series that pairs rich men looking for romances with some very lucky ladies in waiting…
Waitress Marjorie Ivarsson is the picture of naiveté. Raised by her grandmother, she’d rather go to bingo than go dancing. But when she’s asked to be a bridesmaid in her friend Bronte’s destination wedding, she finds herself venturing into new and exciting territory. The wedding is set on the billionaire groom’s private island and Marjorie is fascinated by all the new people she’s meeting.
Most fascinating of all is the man she saves from almost drowning in the blue waters of the island lagoon. She might even have a bit of a crush on him. Unfortunately, she’s not the only girl who finds him so intriguing. Hot shot television producer Robert Cannon has a reputation for womanizing, drinking, and partying to excess. They couldn’t be more wrong for each other…so why are they constantly drawn together like magnets?
A fast paced, easy to read novel. I liked the premise of the story…plain girl meets bazillionaire playboy and love is in the air.
One thing I was not overly fond of was the vulgarity of Robert Cannon. I don’t use the f*** word in real life and not really a fan of it in my reading. There are SO many words in the English language that the use (or in this case, overuse) of the f*** word is not necessary. I must also say that I found the sex scenes a tad graphic as well. I like my love scenes with innuendo, not being laid out explicitly with foul language. The following example has elements of being too explicit for me as well as showing how words can lead the reader to visualize the scene. This dichotomy within the story is something I did struggle with throughout the read and in fact is what drove me to finish the story:
“Her little shivers of reaction were driving him mad, his cock aching and hard in his slacks. The fabric was sticking to the head of his dick thanks to the pre-cum he was leaking, but he ignored it. He ignored everything but Marjorie`s soft sighs, her little movements that told him of pleasure, and her obvious anticipation.”
The ‘Sweetheart’ endearment was what made the read for me. For the longest time Marjorie did not let Rob use his term of endearment for her, but once she became comfortable she let Rob know and then you could just feel the love between the two.
I thought the pace for ‘THE’ night was good and showed Rob’s thoughtful side. He did seem very respectful and aware of what a big deal this evening would be for Marjorie. I must say that his sensitive side (albeit only visible when with his lady love) is what could have made my rating up to a 3 if…… Oh well.
I found the writing well done, the story itself easy to read. The premise is cute and I enjoyed getting to read about Brontë and Logan’s wedding (the first billionaire couple from book #1 of the Billionaire Boys Club). Nice to reminisce with old friends 🙂 .