Review: ONE NIGHT WITH A BILLIONAIRE by Jessica Clare (Audio)

One Night With a Billionaire

ONE NIGHT WITH A BILLIONAIRE COVERBook 6 in the Billionaire Boys Club series
Author Jessica Clare

Edition: Audio Download
Tantor Media
Narrated by Jillian Macie
Publication date Jun 2, 2015
Running time 9 hrs 20 min
Also available as an e-book or mass market paperback
published by Penguin Random House/Berkley on June 2, 2015

Audio Book provided by Tantor Audio for review purposes. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinion presented herein is my own unless otherwise noted.

Kylie may be a makeup artist to the stars, but she knows what it feels like to be overshadowed. Especially by her famous boss, the pop star Daphne. That’s why she’s stunned—and delighted—when one night at a party, she attracts the attention of a gorgeous stranger. But when Daphne decides she wants the handsome billionaire for herself, Cade Archer is suddenly off-limits for Kylie .

Cade has known Daphne for years, and always wondered if she might be the right woman for him—even though she never gave him the time of day. But one sizzling night with Kylie has changed everything. So why is she suddenly avoiding him? Fortunately Cade is determined to get what he wants, and he’ll do anything to show Kylie she can get everything she wants too . . .

Contains mature themes.


My Take Oblong


Anyone who has worked for an insulting, irrationals, or selfish boss (therefore, pretty much everyone) will find plenty of recognizable characters in this story, which was my favorite so far in this series.  We get the downtrodden employees who put up with a jerk because they have to, and we also get a reason the boss is such a jerk – her boss in the form of a record label. Too bad most if us don’t have an altruistic billionaire on our side, in the wings, working to make everything better.  It had the most realistic characters I’ve seen with family obligations and reasons for working for a jerk so important in the books story and to the main characters. I also appreciated how Kylie’s grandmother’s words echo through Kylie’s life and affect her decisions — it’s a good reminder of the power a parental figure has in the shape of a person’s life.

Cade was a very respectful suitor, almost old-fashioned in his loyalty and devotion.  But once he makes up his mind, he’s determined, doggedly so, to get what he wants and really seems to know his own mind. His preference for curvy women is pretty cool. If you read THE WRONG BILLIONAIRE’S BED, you may be surprised to find Daphne to still be as much of an ass as she is here.

I thought it was interesting that coincidence brings our poor little match-girl  makeup artist and her prince billionaire together, but it is then his sense of honor and rightness that gets them back into the same physical space. I also liked that there was complex reasoning behind her sense of what had to be, where he was convinced, I thought, selfishly,  they could work it out.

I am a little tired of a certain plot device that is used early on in the tale; it’s been used rather a lot of late. I don’t want to reveal a spoiler, but I have had a few of these pop up and have even stopped reading a few books where this is device is employed. I think it can be a cop-out, or a short cut. Mostly I am tired of its appearance.

Of the other four books in this series this is probably my favorite. The relationship is realistic because the love interests share a physical and emotional  attraction but also share similar backgrounds where they were both, if not poor, then in a pretty low income bracket. A shared background can be helpful in the long term.

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