Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Review: The Billionaire and the Barfly

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Henry Maximus is a super­hero­loving geek and proud of it. He’s also a genius when it comes to business. It’s how he earned the title of CEO of Maximus Gaming … not to mention the billions of dollars in his bank account. Henry’s tried living the life of a bachelor, but a different girl every night has left him wanting more. Needing more.
Aubrey Vincent is in love with her job. She’ll love it even more if she lands the promotion that gets her out of her parent’s attic. She loves it so much that she has no time for relationships, not that she was ever very good at them to begin with. Aubrey is perfectly happy with the random, nameless men she picks up at the bar.
After a brief encounter with Aubrey on a business trip, Henry packs his bags and moves back to the small town where he grew up. Aubrey’s town. Aubrey attempts to find her way into Henry’s bed, while he tries everything to get into her heart. Will Henry’s plan to break down the walls Aubrey has built around her heart work or will his unbelievable million dollar offer scare her away?


Aubrey Vincent wants what every twenty something does; her career to take off, to be able to move out of her parents home and start a life of her own. What makes her different from most women, especially in this genre, is she doesn't want a boyfriend. She loves sex, lets get that straight, but she is more than happy with one night stands with whoever peaks her interests for the time being. That is until Henry Maximus comes into the picture and everything she thought she wanted in her personal life seems to be turned upside down.

Henry is fan-girls dream. Hot, smart, geeky and oozing sex appeal, I immediately loved him. However, what really solidified him into the book boyfriend hall of fame is that he wasn't trying to get Aubrey into bed but he wanted her to love him....Seriously??? Awwwwww. I loved that the guy character was what you would normally see in a female character in this genre. Plus Aubrey herself seemed like the type to be a great friend and I would love to hang out with. The two of them together make this super executive type couple that truly turn on the heat with each other. I loved that he started to break down her walls and change how she felt about men. That is quite the characteristic in a romance lead.

I did feel like his perspective was missing from all of the this. It is told completely in Aubrey's POV and I really just wanted to get into his head throughout and really find out what he was thinking while chasing her. I did appreciate the fact that Aubrey's character was fully defined and we got to know her from A to Z, which I think is why the author chose to tell the story from her head and not both. I can respect that. The story was great, the romance seemed organic and the book left me wanting more. All of that would make me recommend this book to anyone!- My Opinion- **** 4 Stars!

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About the author:
Growing up, Adrianne couldn’t get her hands on enough books to satisfy her need for the make believe. If she finished a novel and didn’t have a new one ready and waiting for her, she began to create her own tales of magic and wonder. Now, as an adult, books still make up majority of her free time, and now her tales get written down to be shared with the world.
During the day, Adrianne uses her camera to capture life’s stories for clients of all ages and at night, after her two children are tucked in bed; she devotes herself to her written work. Adrianne is living the life she always wanted, surrounded by art and beauty, the written word and a loving family.
As a young adult and new adult author, Adrianne James has plans to bring stories of growing characters, a little romance, and perhaps a little magic and mythology down the line for her readers to enjoy.

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