The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake
Billionaires and Bridesmaids #5
Written by: Jessica Clare
published by Tantor Media
Narrated by Jillian Macie
Publication date Jun 28, 2016
Running time 10 hrs
Also Available in Ebook Format
21 Jun 2016
Penguin Random House/InterMix
Audiobook and E-Galley provided by provided by publishers for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.
A hot one night stand between friends might spark true love in the latest Billionaires and Bridesmaids novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Billionaire Takes a Bride.
Greer has always been there for Asher, but she wishes she could break through her shyness and show how much she truly loves him. But after a steamy, mindless fling at Hunter and Gretchen’s engagement party, Greer finds herself tossed aside and forced to admit that you can’t love someone who doesn’t acknowledge you exist.
It’s a shame he got her pregnant.
After his fiancée betrayed him and tanked his business in one fell swoop, Asher has spent his time trying to rebuild his wealth and forget the past. But he doesn’t understand why Greer blew him off after their night together—until he catches a glimpse of her belly.
Now Asher is willing to do whatever it takes to convince Greer she belongs with him. And he’s very skilled at the art of persuasion.
This book shows a definite tendency for billionaires being really, really dumb; at least this particular Billionaires Boys Club. Is this the second or third billionaire in this series to accidentally impregnate a woman with whom he inadvertently has sex. Then, of course he acts like a jerk. At least these billionaires step up when they find out there going to be dads.
Greer has been in love with Asher forever. She has his back and he doesn’t even know it; he doesn’t realize she loves him. He thinks she’s a rock, always there for him. He doesn’t see her love and takes her friendship for granted.
During the incident when she says no and he has no condom, he is too drunk to hear her and doesn’t stop. Ugh.
And, in doing so they create a funny set of situations that are highly entertaining, and in the end touch on some human issues, like the role of a parent, importance of trust, and the overwhelming forces of lust making people do really stupid things!
Whether the book is good or not often gets lost for me in the details and the issues.
When Greer tells Asher to get lost, he comes up with a scheme to make her fall back in love/lust with him. And when it all turns to shit, as you know it’s going to it’s no surprise. The degree of dickishness her father shows is surprising and would explain why she doesn’t set the bar too high. for this guy who was screwing her over before he ever screwed her.
With all these examples and obstacles any relationship that occurs is either golden or doomed.
The narration by Jillian Macie, who has done narration for the rest of these books, is great — she is the voice of the series for me. It’s a bubbly voice, seductive in its youthful effervescence. She’s a terrific narrator for the series.
So, I have had mixed experiences with these books. They’re definitely romantic fantasy with a lot of heat. If you have ever had the “rich lover” fantasy, then these books are the jackpot!