Title: Rocked by the Billionaire
Author: Mandy Baxter
Series: Billionaire's Club, book 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (December 2nd)
Source: Review copy from publisher
Bad-boy Luke “Lucifer” Blackwell is living the life. The lead singer for the rock group Riot 59 has brought him everything he could ever want—billions of dollars, endless parties, and enough groupies to last a lifetime. But when Luke’s wild life starts to wear him down, he returns home to Texas—and ends up in the arms of the one woman who’s always made his heart beat faster than a pounding drum…
Kaleigh Taylor likes being a small-town girl, so she’s always been wary of Luke Blackwell’s fast-paced life—and of Luke himself. Fully expecting never to see the sexy singer who broke her heart years before, Kaleigh is completely shocked to find him back home, avoiding the spotlight and pursuing her instead. Kaleigh knows this can’t be right—his heart was always devoted to his fans. But as they spend more and more time together, Luke is awfully convincing that his heart belongs to someone else…
In this third installment we have rock star Luke “Lucifer” Blackwell. Luke is tired of his fast life in L.A. and needs to decompress. He takes some days off and travels to Texas to visit his family. The day he arrives he crosses path with his high school sweetheart, Kaleigh Taylor. Eight years ago Luke broke Kaleigh’s heart when he left her to pursue his music career. Despite the time apart Kaleigh has always been in Luke’s mind. She is his muse and the woman who owns his heart. Now that he has seen her again he understands he came back for her, he wants her back in his life.
Kaleigh was left completely heartbroken when Luke left. It took her more than a year to pick up the pieces of her broken heart. She’s now content with her life; she is in a relationship and she loves her job as a kindergarten teacher. Seeing Luke again has made her realize she has never stopped loving him. The only problem is she doesn’t want to get her heart broken again.
I liked Luke, I liked his voice and I liked how determined he was. He’s a sexy bad boy who knows what he wants and does everything in his power to get it.
Sadly, I didn’t like Kaleigh much. My biggest problem with her is that she was in a relationship and as soon as she sees Luke she breaks up with the boyfriend and jumps to Luke arms. There was another instance in which she behaves a bit irrational. I know that was needed to create conflict, but it made her feel a bit wishy-washy.
There is incredible chemistry between Luke and Kaleigh. The smexy scenes are scorching hot and the pages sizzle when they are together. I believe in their now, but my problem is in their long term. I don’t think Kaleigh will be able to handle Luke’s life for long and most probably he will have to leave his career for her or they will end up breaking up.
Rocked by the Billionaire is a well-written, quick, sexy, and fun story about second chances. Rocked by the Billionaire is a nice addition to the series and one I recommend to contemporary romance fans or to anyone who enjoys hot-as-hell novellas.
My Verdict: 4 Paws
Other books in the series
The Billionaire Cowboy
Rocked by the Billionaire (December 2nd)
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