Monday, May 4, 2015

Release Day Blitz... Lila Monroe's The Billionaire Game (Part 1)

Title: The Billionaire Game
Series: The Billionaire Game #1
Author: Lila Monroe
Release Date: May 4, 2015

Sexy playboy billionaire Asher Young goes through girlfriends like he goes through bottles of Mo√ęt. I would know — he brings them all to get fitted for my luxury lingerie designs. I guess that's one way to avoid awkward conversations when they find another girl’s panties in his Maserati.

Now he has a proposition for me: he’ll invest in my design business, and I’ll finally open the boutique of my dreams.

There’s just one problem: I can’t stop kissing him. And he looks REALLY good naked.

Make that two problems….

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“I can have my lawyers draw up the contract this afternoon: I’ll front the cash in exchange for minority percentage of ownership. Are you in?”

He looked especially kissable in that moment, all hopeful and earnest and excited, and a tiny bit vulnerable as he waited for my answer. It was hard to remember all the times he had made me so mad, hard to remember that there was anything about this man that anyone could find infuriating.

There was a little whisper of worry in the back of my mind that said I still didn’t know who the real Asher was: was it the sweet man who reassured me that he believed in me, and joked about his own failings? Or the condescending, flirty asshole who had three girlfriends but still couldn’t keep his sly winks and hands to himself?

I looked around the store and as the anticipation bubbled up inside me, I realized that it didn’t matter. This whole venture was a risk, especially with Asher, but there was no way I was going to say no. Not when this was what I had always wanted.

“Okay,” I said out loud. “You’ve got a deal.”

Now, all I had to do was make it through this business partnership without killing him, kissing him, or both.

*Barb’s Review*
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First off I'm giving a HUGE thanks to Lila Monroe and Give Me Books for allowing me a copy of The Billionaire Game to read in exchange for an honest review. I am a huge fan of Lila's and this book did not disappoint in any way! Even though it's only part 1, I'm hooked. I laughed (a few times a little too hard and loud) but that's what makes me love it. There is a simple beauty to the way the characters just jump out at you. If you look right they can be people that you know! (hand hearts)

***small spoiler alert***

Honestly, I love Katie, have since we first met her in The Billionaire Bargain. She's the all American girl. Hot tempered, a heart the size of the California and a knowledge of what she wants and loves. Her dream to be a high class boutique owner and lingerie designer are commendable. That's her special gift, or talent whatever you would like to call it. Her clients love her designs and the way they see themselves in her creations. When one of her clients, a supermodel (of course) comes over for a final fitting she brings her boyfriend, arm candy, boy toy, whatever he needs to be called with her. That's when She meets Asher for the first time. Uh, first impressions go a long way. But the man knows how to be smooth. Or he thinks so anyhow, but Kate has his number. (Snorts) men are clueless most times.

When Kate sees him again at a party with yet another bimbo on his arm she blows him off. But karma is a sneaky twat. After she is let go from her job Kate has dinner with her family. (Her family would make me poke my eyes out, just saying.) They boost her brother up, like he's a God or something and take as many chances as they can to make sure Kate feels about the size of a ant. Then walks in Asher Young. Kate's brother spots him and then the race is on. Kate decides to get her family off of her ass. Thing is... you should be careful what you say and when. Asher walks up as she's bragging about him loving her designs and giving her start up money. (This has to be one of the best moments of part 1! I laughed so hard! Loved it!)

Asher Young seems like such a cocky ass. Then he redeems himself by helping Kate out. But he was serious about his offer. He does want to help her. He believes in her. Shocked they agree to have an official meeting and discuss her work. Well we all know things don't go as planned right? Ha! Kate's initial thoughts of Asher come back to life as their meeting goes from good to 'just kill me now' in a little bit of time. Emotions run high and Kate's left pissed off and Asher is just confused. But just when you think he's gonna move on he decides to show her that he did take her thoughts and hopes for her line seriously.

And yes I aww'd. (Huffs) I'm sorry but I wanted to not like Asher... (Laughs) but honestly I do. And I want to smack Kate for being a bitch to him at times. Talk about the odd couple but I'm sure they will work it out in one way or another. I have faith!! And now I want the second part... (Twiddled my thumbs until I can get it)

Author Bio
Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.

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