The New York Times best-selling author of The Wrong Billionaire’s Bed delivers a delicious new novel about a secret society of six men who are incredibly wealthy—but not always so successful when it comes to love…
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…
Jessica Clare is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author who writes under three different names. As Jill Myles, she writes a little bit of everything, from sexy, comedic urban fantasy to zombie fairy tales. As Jessica Clare, she writes erotic contemporary romance.
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Stranded with a Billionaire Beauty and the Billionaire The Wrong Billionaire’s Bed
Once Upon a Billionaire Romancing the Billionaire
At the sight of her face, Daphne had smiled and seemed to notice Kylie again. “Wow. I really like this. You do good work, Fat Marilyn.”
Wow. Was that nickname supposed to be a compliment? Kylie wasn’t sure. She snorted. “Thanks. I try.”
She gave Kylie a shrewd look. “So can I ask why you want this job? Touring is hard and brutal, and I’m going to be a raging bitch pretty much ninety percent of the time.”
“I like traveling,” Kylie lied. “I like seeing new places.”
“Bullshit,” Daphne said. “This is my fourth national tour, and I know the only thing you’re going to see is the back of the tour bus and my green room. So why not spit a little truth for me?”
Fair enough. “You’re high profile, and this’ll look good on my resume.” Not entirely the truth again, but a little more mercenary.
That seemed to make Daphne happy. She touched the side of her nose in an aha moment and then pointed at Kylie. “Now I get you. All right, then,” Daphne said, getting to her feet. She seemed to be coming down off of whatever high she’d been on, and was almost normal. “I suppose I should get that fussy dick Powers and see what he thinks.” She winked at Kylie and gave a toss of her limp platinum hair.
And Kylie found herself smiling. When Daphne was playful like this, it was easy to see why she was so popular.
Daphne opened the door to the conference room and stuck her head out. “Powers, get your ass over here,” she bellowed down the hall, and Kylie winced. But Daphne’s method was effective. A moment later, Mr. Powers appeared in his stuffy little suit and took a look at Daphne. He eyed her critically, and then grabbed her chin and turned her face, checking it from the right and the left.
To Kylie’s surprise, Daphne was docile and stood for the humiliating treatment. When Powers grabbed one of Daphne’s arms and examined it, then peered into Daphne’s eyes, it reminded Kylie of someone purchasing a horse. Kylie couldn’t help but murmur, “Do you want to check her teeth, too?”
Powers looked over at Kylie, his brows drawing together. “Did you do something to her teeth?”
“Inside joke,” Daphne said, and then held her skinny arms wide. “So what do you think?”
Powers looked over at Kylie, then back at Daphne, then back at Kylie again. “You’re hired. Send your salary demands to the personnel office.”
“You and me are gonna be great friends, Fat Marilyn,” Daphne announced, and then pulled out a flask.
I’ve enjoyed this series as it’s unfurled over the years; while some books have been good fun to read, others have become favourites (Beauty and the Billionaire comes to mind – a Beauty and the Beast retell!). The author has had fun taking popular tropes and twisting them slightly for some great results. The men, despite all their money, are a bunch of ‘bros’ who decided long ago that if one was successful, then they all would be in their own way.The women are hard-working and reasonably down to earth people who just want to have their own lives (dammit!).
This last in the series would likely rank up there in my top three, simply because of Kylie. Man, I love this character. She’s unabashedly herself, and despite some qualms about her appearance, self-assured about her talent and her ability to work hard in order to be successful. She’s a true plus-size heroine, who is admired for her moxy and her personality as much as for her curves. That’s not to say that she doesn’t have issues; she has those in spades, but she’s trying to live an honest life and to do what she loves.
There was a lot of relief that there wasn’t some miraculous “cure” for junkie Daphne after five books; we’ve watched her spiral down over the course of the series, and it was sad but realistic to see that she truly was damaged and had damaged her relationships with the people who loved her as a result of her addiction. I’ll admit to dreading this book simply because I thought it might be a “love cures all” between Daphne and Cade, and it was a breath of fresh air to see that it was far from that. It’s been an interesting journey to watch Cade’s development over the series, and I actually felt for him as he watched Daphne dissolve in front of his eyes. While I wasn’t terribly keen on Cade’s methods of persuasion with Kylie, and kind of wish that she had stood up to him a shade more, I did enjoy how the two of them slowly got to know each other. They opened up to each other gradually, and by the end of the book I was convinced that they truly loved each other for what was inside, not for appearances or bank accounts.
If you haven’t read the series yet, you could start with this book, but frankly I think you would enjoy it more if you started from the beginning and got to know each of the characters and their stories before coming up to Cade’s tale at the end of the series.
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One Night with a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club #6) is published by Berkley and is available as of today. It is available for purchase from any of the retailers below, or from your favourite bookseller.
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