The Taming of the Billionaire
Billionaires and Bridesmaids, book # 2
By Jessica Clare
Author’s Website: http://jillmyles.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar
Caution, this is story contains cats, lots of cats.
Edie’s an overbearing cat behaviorist who’s not big on people. Magnus is a newly-rich game developer who likes to be in control. When the two of them meet at Gretchen and Hunter’s masquerade engagement party, the loathing is mutual. Unfortunately for them—and everyone else—they’re in the wedding party together and must deal with each other for the next few months.
But when Magnus’s younger brother falls for Edie’s sister, he begs for his brother’s help in concocting a plan to win her over. If Magnus can keep the prickly Edie occupied, his brother will have time to woo Edie’s sister. Of course, Magnus isn’t interested in the slightest, but Edie is…intriguing. And stubborn. And smart. And sexy. And they might have more in common than they thought.
Before long, it becomes a challenge between the two of them to see who will be tamed first. But how’s Edie going to react when she finds out that Magnus is using her? And how’s Magnus going to handle the fact that he’s fallen for a cat lady?
What do you call a cat lady that charges for helping you with your cats? A cat behaviorist. But when Edie first hears Magnus talk, he calls her a crazy cat lady. From there on, they don’t start on the right foot. At the dinner party, Edie with her sharp tongue, doesn’t let any men redeem themselves, most of all, because she cannot understand how guests of her best friend can talk like that in somebody else’s home.
Content that she won’t be seeing Magnus, and any of those men until the masquerade party and the wedding, Edie tries her best to put the incident behind. But her sister and Magnus’ brother have other plans. Levi, Magnus brother, believes that he has found the love of his life, again, and insists Magnus to date Edie, so her sister Bianca can date Levi secretly. Magnus needs his brother to get his new love out of his head so he can work on their next project, and accepts to help them. The only complication is that the more time he spends with Edie, the harder it is for him to deny his feelings for her.
First of all, I liked that the story was different. Yes, there was the plot of opposite people falling in love, and betrayal, but I can say that the characters surprised me. I found Edie quite unique and Magnus very charming when he sets his mind to woe Edie.
The cats, what can I say about the cats? Just that the need to want one has increased. Because of Edie’s profession, in the story there are a lot of cats, owned by her and by other people. Also, all the cats have funny names. The end of the book was very cute, bringing a trend from Japan to the United States, *spoilers* a cat cafe.
In this book, we meet Edie and Magnus because they are friends of Hunter and Gretchen (Beauty and Billionaire). Edie was the one that gave Gretchen her cat, and Magnus is a client of Hunter’s. We see both Hunter and Gretchen throughout the story and a glimpse of their life preparing for the wedding.
The book had a lot of funny lines and scenes throughout the story, my favorite ones were the ones regarding how the characters treated Bianca, most of all Gretchen,
“Except for you, Bianca. You’re not invited unless we need another usher or some s**t”
This book was full with surprises. Magnus’ line of work was one of them. He and his brother are game developers, and when the author describes an app game, she describes a lot of games that are out there regarding war and strategy. I wonder if Jessica Clare played these games. I do, and I was pleased that she adds them in her story.
Being a story of Billionaires and Bridesmaids, the story has its hot scenes involving Edie and Magnus in compromising places. For fans of her books and this series, I think you would be pleased with these scenes.
If you’re a fan of Jessica Clare or her Billionaires and Bridesmaids or Billionaire Boys Club series, then I recommend you read The Taming of the Billionaire. In this story, two people learned to trust that their own strength and that being family doesn’t mean that they can step on you; there are love scenes and most of all, cats.