Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{Happy Release Day + Romance Review} Once Upon a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club #4) by Jessica Clare

{Happy Release Day + Romance Review} Once Upon a Billionaire (A Billionaire Boys Club Novel) by Jessica Clare

Once upon a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club, #4)
The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society of six men who have vowed success—at any cost. Not all of them are old money, but all of them are incredibly wealthy. They’re just not always as successful when it comes to love…

As a member of the royal family in a small European country, Griffin Verdi’s presence is requested at the wedding of the century. The scholarly billionaire feels out of his depth in social situations, so a good assistant is required—especially when dealing with royal etiquette.

Unfortunately for Griffin, he’s stuck with Maylee Meriweather, a pretty, charming, and thoroughly unsuitable woman who doesn’t know a thing about high society—but she sure can kiss. Her lack of polish may sink Griffin, because after all, even his money can’t buy class. But through Maylee’s eyes, he’s starting to appreciate the simple things in life—if simple means the most complicated woman he’s ever met.

Maylee is everything Griffin isn’t—and everything he wants—if he can let down his guard and step outside his sheltered world… (Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} ebook. Expected publication: April 15th 2014 by Penguin Group (USA). Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Jessica Clare and Penguin Group

{Rating} 4/5 -- I really liked it!

"The timing of Griffin Verdi's personal assistant-slash-valet was appalling." (page 1, line 1)
Griffin. Mr. Griffin. As he says himself, more than once, he a prat. He's arrogant, rude, and demanding and at times he's also absolutely and completely insufferable. Sounds wonderful, not. But as the book progresses and we get to see Griff interact with Maylee, with his family, and learn about his past and experiences, I began to understand why he is the man he is. And then we get to see beyond the royal facade and see a man worth loving.

Though over-the-top Southern (and a bit farcical) I really liked Maylee. She's sweet and optimistic and unfailingly kind. She's a person who thinks of others before herself, whose spirit may get bruised but can never be broken. She is exactly the woman Griff needs to learn about love and the things that are really important in life.

I love a good fairy-tale, although Griff is not a Prince Charming and Maylee isn't a Princess I enjoyed reading their romance. Along with Griff and Maylee there are misbehaving royals, a royal wedding, paparazzi, and of course, a happily ever after.

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