Series: Billionaire Boys Club #5
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: November 4, 2014
Format: Paperback, 304 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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Jonathan Lyons. Playboy, billionaire, and adventurer, he lives life on the edge. When he hears that his mentor, Dr. Phineas DeWitt, had a secret journal that leads to a legendary artifact, Jonathan takes action. It stirs his blood, but it comes with a heady challenge: DeWitt’s daughter Violet. She has what Jonathan needs. And she’s not giving it up it to the man who broke her heart.
Violet is Jonathan’s weakness—he’s still in love despite their volatile breakup a decade ago. But Violet’s memories have a sharper edge. She’s never forgiven him for abandoning her. Or so she thought. When Jonathan’s attentions turn seductive, she’s in danger of falling for him all over again. And she can’t help but wonder…does he really want her, or just what she's hiding?
Romancing Billionaire is the fifth book in Jessica Clare’s Billionaire Boys Club series – you know, the one I’ve been raving about for a couple weeks now. I should mention, this books in this series can totally be read as standalones (or even *gasp* out of order!), but I’m neurotic and believe in reading in order. No matter how you read them, these should be on your list if you’re a romance fan. They’re such a great escape.
Y’all know by now that I love second chance romances, so it should come as no surprise that I enjoyed this book. Jonathan and Violet were a great pair. Of course, they’re the furthest thing from a couple at the beginning of the book. They had a past that was far from perfect. Her meddling father did more harm than good, but now after his death, he’s found a way to bring them together through a scavenger hunt – giving them a second chance to put things right. Violet was obviously pretty resistant to the idea at first and I don’t blame her. Jonathan crushed her. Of course, he thought she abandoned him and he was destroyed, too. Now, neither of them knew the full extent of what really happened in the past. It was a bumpy ride in the beginning as they faced their ugly past and put the pieces together, but I was definitely cheering for these two to get it together.
Violet was “IT” for Jonathan. She was the one. When given a second chance, he gave it his all. I love that. Of course, I also love that she made him work for it. They were both great, strong characters and the conflict felt natural and not overly-dramatic. They had an intense type of chemistry and I loved watching it move from the more volatile hatred (and hurt) to the “I’m still in love with you.” Things were, of course, rather steamy between them when they finally gave in.
Romancing the Billionaire had so many great moments. I really enjoyed it. It was sexy, sweet and touching. I definitely got my daily dose of feels from this one. Jonathan and Violet were just so SO perfect together. I loved reading along as they figured that out again.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Have you read the Billionaire Boys Club series yet?
Which book is your favorite?