Saturday, October 28, 2017

Dirty Billionaire Review

Dirty Billionaire (Dirty Billionaire Trilogy, #1)
By: Meghan March

I've got a big dick and an even bigger bank account. That's pretty much where my bio ends. Honestly, I don't need to say anything else. I've just sold 99% of women on going home with me. 
Do I sound like an asshole to you?
That's because I am.
And guess what? It works for me just fine. 
Or at least it did.
Until I met her.
Books talk about sparks flying. Fuck that shit. With her, it was like emergency flares mixed with jet fuel. Or maybe just straight up napalm. 
Only one problem. 
She didn't leave her name or number when she disappeared from the hotel room after the hottest fucking night of my life. Now I've had a taste of unicorn pussy—the sweetest, rarest of all pussy—and I need it again.
So what's an asshole to do?
I took this problem to the street. A missed connection gone viral.
And when I find her? I'm keeping her.

I don't know what it is lately but I've been obsessed with the free books on Kobo, and my go-to for downloads always seem to be of the romance variety. And lately the dirtier the better! I've been reading so much delicious smut lately that my other half has taken to making sure the kids aren't in the room before asking questions about my latest read. I downloaded this book because of the gorgeous looking model on the cover, knowing that if the male character in the book was portrayed as looking anything like the cover model I was going to love it no matter what the contents. The author did not let me down.

Creighton is a pretty close replica of Christian Grey, rich beyond your wildest dreams, emotionally closed off, kinky beyond belief and gorgeous. He's also domineering, over confident and controlling. But somehow the author makes even those qualities seem endearing as she weaves a complicated love story between Creighton and Holly. Holly is a country bumpkin trying to make something of herself when she gets caught in the hype of the music industry and forced into a situation she can't seem to find a way out of. Luckily for her Creighton comes along with a proposal of his own, quite literally, and it seems like it could be the answer to all of her problems. 

At first I was struck by all the similarities that this book shares with 50 Shades (which I loved, by the way, so that's not necessarily a bad thing), but then the book took on it's own identity when the love story grew quite differently than that of 50 Shades. The characters are sort of thrown together by Creighton's sexual attraction to Holly and Holly's need to escape her fake relationship before it ruins her reputation. They have a shot gun wedding and then it gets a little messy from there. I was happy to see that Holly is more independent than Creighton expected and she has a hard time following his rules and even rebels against him, making him work harder to keep her happy so that she stays. But he maintains that he doesn't have feelings for her and that the relationship is one based on mutual physical pleasure. And they have no issues that that part of things. Creighton dominates in the bedroom and that seems to be the only place that Holly is ok with his domineering personality. 

My only real qualm with the book is that Creighton takes his dominance to the extreme and comes off as being really cruel sometimes. Holly calls him on it, which is good, but at the same time she takes that verbal abuse as if accepting it as her due. In the beginning Creighton seems more interested in keeping her on as a hired-whore, having her be available for his sexual pleasure at any time, and doesn't think of her as being a human and having her own thoughts and feelings. He also goes through the whole book knowing that he feels differently about Holly but refusing to admit to himself that it's because he has any sort of feeling or attachment to her. 

Honestly, I didn't realize I was all that invested in the novel until I got to the cliffhanger at the end, and I didn't even consider moving on to my next downloaded book. I needed to know what happened so badly that I went directly to Kobo and bought the next two books in the series. I read the whole series in the span of about 7 hours, taking breaks to live my life, of course. The author did a great job of reeling me in and making the book worth my while.

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Thanks for reading!

Opinionated Bookworm

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