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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Review: One Night with a Billionaire by Jessica Clare


Title: One Night with a Billionaire
Author: Jessica Clare
Series: Billionaire Boys Club, book 6
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Berkley
Format: E-book
Kylie may be a makeup artist to the stars, but she knows what it feels like to be overshadowed. Especially by her famous boss, the pop star Daphne. That’s why she’s stunned—and delighted—when one night at a party, she attracts the attention of a gorgeous stranger. But when Daphne decides she wants the handsome billionaire for herself, Cade Archer is suddenly off-limits for Kylie…

Cade has known Daphne for years, and always wondered if she might be the right woman for him—even though she never gave him the time of day. But one sizzling night with Kylie has changed everything. So why is she suddenly avoiding him? Fortunately Cade is determined to get what he wants, and he’ll do anything to show Kylie she can get everything she wants too…
One Night with a Billionaire is the sixth book in the Billionaire Boys Club series by Jessica Clare.

Let me start this review by saying that although I have read almost all the books in this series I wasn’t planning to read this book. Why? Because in previous books, I saw Cade being a stupid man in love with a woman who didn’t deserve him and only used him for her advantage. Seeing him interact with Daphne was frustrating and infuriating and the last thing I wanted was to read a book in which she was the protagonist. I disliked her so much I didn’t even read the blurb of this book because I wasn’t interesting in reading about Daphne, her redemption or her HEA. But, the other day I read @blodeuedd’s review and realized that the heroine wasn’t Daphne! Hell yeah! I was ready to read this book.

At the beginning of One Night with a Billionaire Cade is still “in love” with Daphne and follows her like a puppy everywhere she invites him to come. One of those places is backstage during one of her concerts. There, he not only meets Daphne’s makeup artist, Kylie, he also realizes Daphne is not the girl he fell in love with when they were teens. She’s now an abusive drug addict who doesn’t care about anything but getting her next fix.
That night, Kylie realizes Cade needs a friend and decides to provide a shoulder to cry on; one thing leads to another and they end up having a one-night stand.
Kylie thinks she will never see Cade again, but after that night Cade can’t stop thinking about her and decides to pursue her. The problem is Daphne. Kylie needs her job to pay the bills and she knows if Daphne learns of Kylie and Cade’s relationship her job will be more than over.

As I said before I was very happy that Daphne was not the heroine in this book, but I wasn’t completely sold with Kylie. There were things I liked and others not so much. Kylie is a very insecure person and there was a point that it was a bit too much. She is insecure about her weight (she’s size 18) and about being a burden to others. She let a bad experience in her past rule her life. I really wish she had had a backbone. I like my heroines strong and smart and Kylie wasn’t one of them. What she was was sweet, caring and 100 times better then Daphne.

Cade is still the same sweet, caring and patient guy we met in previous books. He wants Kylie and is willing to do everything in his hands to get her. I really like his epiphany when he realizes Daphne is not “his Daphne” anymore and he needs to move on.

I wasn’t so sure about Cade and Kylie’s relationship because of the way it started, but Jessica Clare is great at telling stories and soon after she had me convinced that they were perfect for each other. There was some going back and forth and I wish Kylie had been more honest with Cade. It would have saved some heartache. 

For most of the book Daphne is a conflictive and hurtful bitch. At the end there was some changes in her, but after seeing her behavior during this series I don’t have much faith in her. There was a glimpse of a HEA for her, I don’t know is Clare is planning to write a book for her, maybe a spinoff series or something… but I’m not sure I’ll read it.

We see the couples from previous books and how they are doing in their lives. Even though they are part of the story and this being the last book in the series, One Night with a Billionaire works perfectly as a standalone.

I recommend One Night with a Billionaire to contemporary romance and fans of this series. Don’t let the “billionaire” on the title discourage you because these books are different from the usual “billionaire books”. I don’t read many books with “billionaire” on their title, but I read this series.

My Verdict: 4 Paws

Other books in the series
Beauty and the Billionaire
Romancing the Billionaire
One Night with a Billionaire

Other reviews Goodreads


1 comment:

  1. I liked it and I was glad to not have seen him so in love

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