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Published by Everafter Romance on April 8th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author, Inkslinger PR
A new standalone from New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.
I met Bianca in an elevator.She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”—her afternoon appointment.Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type—snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn't appreciate the simple things in life.So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t—a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn't want it to end.I began dating her as “Jay”—all the while letting her interview the real me over email.I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot. I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.And she was falling for two men. Only, both men were me. And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn't prepared for what came after.All good things must come to an end, right?Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.
By Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
I tried but I couldn’t stay angry at him.
You would not believe how many times I had to remind myself that I did not like this guy. Oh, at first I fell a little for his looks and charm. Then, he thought a few things, acted a certain way and LIED!! Yes, he LIED to me…I mean Bianca. How the heck am I supposed to forgive him…let alone love him? Well, it’s more like lusty love him, hubby is my one and only love. I kind of lusty love all of my heroes and if I don’t feel that, then Houston, we have a problem. Anyways, so for the first half of the book, I didn’t like Dex Truitt…and I mean REALLY didn’t like Mister Moneybags. But, after the halfway mark, I REALLY struggled to stay angry at him. I mean, this guy…ended up being BLOODY AWESOME!! WINNER!! MR LUSTY LOVE MONEYBAGS!!
So, we’ve established that I changed my mind (I’m a woman, it’s my prerogative). Even reminding myself constantly through the second half of the book, I couldn’t help but fall for the guy. I tried to hold out against him but he was kind of sweet and a little mushy gushy. I fell…I fell hard.
I ended up loving Mister Moneybags. I’m going to keep my review fairly short and sweet (famous last words) because there are a few surprises that really need to be experienced first hand to enjoy…ummm…survive…ahhh…suffer through, to get the full impact.
Bianca was a really interesting character. When we initially meet her she’s playing with her balls and screaming at the top of her lungs. Sounds a bit weird? Well, she was actually having a stress attack and playing with Boading Balls (never heard of them until now) and screaming at the top of her lungs is how she relieves tension. The fact that she’s doing it in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger, she couldn’t have picked a better time or place. Eventually, the lights come on and she sees him and her heart skips a beat. Wow!!
Dex is fascinated when his ball player ends up being beautiful. The problem is that she’s supposed to be meeting him for an interview…and she’s already decided she doesn’t like him. Yes, his reputation precedes him…well not really reputation, more like pre-conceived ideas. So, how does Dex get a date with the hottie when she’s decided (before meeting him) that she doesn’t like him? Well, he pretends to be someone else…of course.
The first half of the story I did struggle with. Besides the fact that he’s LYING, he also has one of those accessories that most millionaire/billionaires in romance have…the plus one/sex without emotion woman in his life. Yeah, yeah, too busy for emotions. Sure, sure, you can’t trust a woman to want you for more than your money. Really…whatever. Anyways, that part of the drama seemed unnecessary to me and kind of fizzled so that it seemed pointless in the first place.
So, overall I really enjoyed Mister Moneybags. This is not an overly sexual story but it did pack enough tension that it left a buzz under my skin. There is plenty of drama with Bianca having to learn to trust the LIAR, but eventually, that became the least of their worries. What was heading their way was about to blow them out of the water…and I’m not going to even hint at what happened. It’s a doozy…so brace.
Now, I’m at a place in my life where I think I should go back and retry all the books that I did not finish because the hero didn’t work for me in the beginning. If I can forgive a LIAR…well, there’s hope for me yet.
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward fans unite…you’re going to bloody LOVE IT!!
I met Bianca in an elevator.
She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.
The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.
She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”—her afternoon appointment.
Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type—snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn’t appreciate the simple things in life.
So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t—a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn’t want it to end.
I began dating her as “Jay”—all the while letting her interview the real me over email.
I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot.
I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.
I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.
And she was falling for two men.
Only, both men were me.
And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.
Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for what came after.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.
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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a fifteen-time New York Times bestseller of twelve novels.
Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.
Connect with Penelope Ward
Kobo: http:// bit.ly/1RJdUif
Other books from Vi Keeland:
B&N: http:// bit.ly/BarnesBaller
Kobo: http:// bit.ly/KoboBaller
Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)
First Thing I See
Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
http://www.amazon.com/Beat-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00ZOMUV12/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beat-vi-keeland/1121715501 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/beat/id983959123 https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/beat-5
MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight
Worth the Chance
The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You
Made for You
Other books from Penelope Ward:
Sins of Sevin
Jake Undone (Jake #1)
Jake Understood (Jake #2)