Stranded with a Billionaire Stranded with a Billionaire Series: Billionaire Boys Club #1
on April 16, 2013
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four-stars

From the author’s website:

The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society of six men who have vowed success – at any cost. Not all of them are old money, but all of them are incredibly wealthy. They’re just not always as successful when it comes to love… Billionaire Logan Hawkings needs a vacation. He’s had a rough time after the death of his father and the betrayal of his fiancée. But with a visit to a recent business acquisition—a private island resort in the Bahamas—he has a chance to mend his broken heart.

When a hurricane blows in, a misplaced passport and a stalled elevator bring Logan together with an unusual woman named Bronte. She’s unlike anyone he’s ever met—down to earth, incredibly sensual, and even quotes Plato.

She also has no clue that he’s rich…

Bronte Dawson, a waitress from the Midwest, is stranded with the hotel’s domineering yet sexy manager Logan. What’s the harm in a little fling when it’s just the two of them, alone in paradise? But after several steamy island nights in Logan’s arms, Bronte’s ready to give her heart—and her body—to the man in charge.

But she soon discovers there’s more to Logan than he’s told her…a billion times more. Now, Bronte’s caught in a whirlwind affair with one of the world’s most powerful men. But can their love endure their differences or will it all just blow over?

I admit that when I started this book I thought it was going to be like every other book out there in this vein.  Logan comes off as your typical uber-rich snooty billionaire, who has equally entitled and snooty billionaire friends.  And Bronte (the name alone almost lost me) is the standard “goody-two-shoes” girl next door with the quirky habits.  Yawn.  I was going to give up early on, but for some reason I kept reading.  Good thing, too, because in the end I found I really enjoyed it.

I mean the premise of being stranded together in a hurricane when everyone else manages to get out is a little fantastic, but hey, it makes for a great vehicle to force these two into getting to know each other.  I’m ok with that.  I find with stories like this it really comes down to whether or not I like the characters and like them together – which I do!

What I really like about this book vs. others that are similar:  I like that she decides to tell him when his ex says manipulative things rather than believing them, because we always know the ex is lying.  She leaves him for a reason most of us can understand and not for some inane “girl” reason. When she moves in with his secretary’s sister.  Probably because she recognizes that he owns the diner she worked at and because she’s finally in New York, why let some guy hold you back from exploring a new place and life?  His friends turned out to be interesting as well and I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.  I’m really looking forward to that one…kind of a Phantom of the Opera/Beauty and the Beast theme and I love that stuff 🙂

I’d label this as a tried and true.  Nothing really spicy or different but that doesn’t mean it’s not still hot and ultimately satisfying.

four-stars