Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Book Review ~ The Billionaire's Virgin (Billionaire Fairytales, Book #1) by Jackie Ashenden #Romance



THE BILLIONAIRE’S VIRGIN by Jackie Ashenden

Book #1 in the intensely sexy Billionaire Fairytales by Jackie Ashenden where sometimes dark and tortured, sometimes bad boy and charming, but always dominant and sexy billionaires steal their heroines' breath away.

Book Information:

Kindle File Size: 1076 KB
Print Length: 179 pages
Publisher: Swerve (St. Martin's Press)
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Sold by: Macmillan
ASIN: B01N639MQ2
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2icNJbY

About the Book:

Xavier De Santis: Charming. Disgraced. Playboy.

The headlines are always shouting about the excesses of the so-called Prince Charming of the De Santis family. Problem is, Xavier is everything they say he is. 

But now he’s gone too far, and he has has been ordered to clean up his image. Volunteering at a homeless shelter, Xavier sees a bright light amidst all the bleakness. An angel whose luminous face and tragic beauty call to him in ways he can’t explain.

Mia: Homeless. Vulnerable. Virgin.

When the shelter Mia calls home closes, she is left with nowhere to go. Nowhere except the luxurious, glorious palace of a home where Xavier De Santis has invited her to stay. This too-handsome billionaire is dark, dangerous…and also too good to be true. Surely Mia can indulge in her fantasies and escape the hardness of her daily life for just one night?

As one night turns into two, Mia knows that eventually, the magic will end. She can't keep the beautiful clothes. She can't keep the soft bed. And most of all, she can't keep the hard, handsome man who makes her crave his touch with every breath she takes. 

Mia doesn't belong in his world. But as Xavier tempts his rags-to-riches heroine with exquisite pleasure and heady desire, Mia may have no choice but to surrender to him

My Review:

Can a billionaire playboy and a homeless woman have a happily ever after?

I wasn't really sure about this book at first. Take a smart ass, playboy billionaire and force him to work in a soup kitchen/homeless shelter as penance for attacking a paparazzo. While wearing top of the line garments, Xavier feeds the destitute while muttering disrespectful trash. I absolutely disliked his treatment of some of those in need. When a dark haired beauty shows up in front of him for some food his tune completely changes. Instead of dreading the time spent in the shelter, Xavier looks forward to being there and seeing her.

Mia left home at a young age to escape abuse. Living on the street is all she's known for many years. Despite that, she has goals and doesn't want to be homeless forever. When the cocky rich guy from the shelter offers her warmth, food, and clothing when the shelter closes, she makes the shaky decision to take him up on it.

The story began to grow on me when the random acts of tenderness by Xavier toward Mia began. His simple gestures were uncharacteristic and made me melt. The interactions between the pair were not rich man vs. poor woman, they were equal. Sure he could provide her with whatever she wanted and she couldn't reciprocate but love isn't about who has more money.

The author created a story that is engaging. The Billionaire's Virgin ia about a hero and heroine with childhood scars that dictate a lot about how they are as adults. We are products of our environment and, unfortunately for Mia and Xavier, their environments messed them up, plain and simple. The author managed to pull tears from my eyes with very dramatic scenes with just Mia and with Mia and Xavier.

Even though Xavier didn't impress me at the beginning, the story intrigued me and I'm glad I continued to read the book completely.

This book is for 18+ only as it contains adult scenes.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader's Copy of this book.

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