Series: Billionaire Boys Club #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: July 16, 2013
Format: eBook, 261 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
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Real-estate tycoon Hunter Buchanan has a dark past that’s left him scarred and living as a recluse on his family’s palatial estate. Hunter is ready to give up on love—until he spots an enigmatic red-haired beauty and comes up with an elaborate scheme to meet her.
Gretchen Petty is in need of a paycheck—and a change. So when a job opportunity in an upstate New York mansion pops up she accepts. And while she can overlook the oddities of her new job, she can’t ignore her new boss’s delectable body—or his barely leashed temper.
Hunter’s afraid his plan might be unraveling before it’s truly begun, but Gretchen is about to show him that life can be full of surprises…
Modern day retellings of fairy tale romances are one of my weaknesses. This is especially true when it’s retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales – Beauty and the Beast. (I love a good brooding male.) I knew from the minute I read the blurb for this one that it would be right up my alley. I wasn’t wrong.
Hunter and Gretchen were an unlikely pair, and they were far from perfect, but damned if I didn’t love them anyhow. Now, I’m not going to waste my time or yours talking about the story and I’m gonna keep this short and sweet. Beauty and the Billionaire is a Beauty and the Beast retelling. That’s about all you need to know about that. It’s a really good one, too. Gretchen is a little loud and brash, but I liked her a lot. Hunter was withdrawn and awkward and I adored him. He’s far from a perfect guy – and I’m not just talking about looks here – but he’s a good guy. Sure, he’s a little bit over-protective and, like most billionaires, he’s used to getting his way by throwing money around. But, underneath that? He’s sweet. I just wanted to give him a hug. He was used to being alone and it was hard for him to believe Gretchen would want him for anything more than his money. It was definitely more than that between them though. It just took him awhile to believe it.
So yes, I really enjoyed Beauty and the Billionaire. It was sweet and a little angsty and a lot sexy. (Male virgin FTW!) There’s a touch of BDSM and it all worked perfectly for Hunter and Gretchen’s characters. I really couldn’t stop reading this book once I started it, but that shouldn’t surprise you since I devoured this entire series in less than a week. The word obsessed comes to mind. The entire Billionaire Boys Club series is wonderful. If you’re not reading it, you should be. I didn’t want to even look at another book until I finished reading the whole series. So I didn’t. 🙂
“Save me from rich, attractive alpha males. They think they’re the heroes from a fairy tale. Little do they know, they’re more like the villains.”
“I’ve never met anyone like you. If I live to be a hundred, I’ll never feel as deeply for anyone as I feel for you right now. You bring light and sunshine to my life. I’m not telling you that I love to you make you unhappy. I’m telling you thank you. Thank you for coming into my life.”
What are some of your favorite modern day fairy tale romance retellings?