Review: The Wrong Billionaire’s Bed by Jessica Clare

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Series: Billionaire Boys Club #3
Published by , on October 15, 2013
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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...

Audrey Petty's always been the responsible one. The good twin.? Successful, dependable, and trustworthy--that's Audrey. She'd be the perfect girlfriend for her childhood crush, billionaire Cade Archer...except that she's pretty sure she's not even on his radar. But when fate (and her chaotic twin) come together, Audrey finds out that she'll be spending the next month with Cade at his remote cabin retreat. It's a dream come true...

Until she meets her worst nightmare.

Billionaire playboy Reese Durham is used to seducing women to get what he wants. But when stiff, too-proper Audrey bursts into the private mountain lodge and scares his companion out the door, it's time for a little revenge. It's clear that Audrey's in love with his buddy, Cade...and it's clear to Reese that blackmailing Audrey with this information can get her to agree to just about anything. Like furtive kisses in the dark, or a secret rendezvous in the woods. Audrey may think she knows what she wants, but Reese is determined to show her what she needs.

And as Reese discovers the volatile minx behind the buttoned-up exterior, he starts to think maybe she's just what he needs, too

The Wrong Billionaire’s Bed by Jessica Clare

I love stories where the hero steals the heroine from someone she thinks she loves, so I was really excited to read this. Sadly I was disappointed.

Audrey is the opposite of her fiery twin and her responsible dependable nature is only getting worse.

When they were younger, she and her twin played with the boy next door, and Audrey has loved him ever since. In fact she has modeled her whole life on becoming what she thinks he would love in a woman, and she thinks that it’s someone exactly like him. Kind, responsible, gentle. She suppresses her natural temper and fiery nature to become the perfect mate to Cade. What she doesn’t realize is that opposites attract.

This has never been clearer than when she takes her pop star trainwreck of a twin to Cade’s cabin instead of going to rehab again.

Cade is the same as ever; he’s cordial, kind, and a great friend. But Audrey is convinced that she will make Cade see how perfect for him she is. But his buddy Reese is there too. With a woman. A woman Audrey chases off which leads Reese to decide he’ll do everything he can to bug her. And he annoys her so much that her temper finally rears its head once again. The last time she showed any hint of fire was when she and Cade were kids and she pushed her sister into the lake for kissing Cade. Since then she’d sworn to never act like that again.

Unfortunately instead of bottling up all that fire and passion and becoming sweet and kind, she turned into a boring and bland person. At least that’s how I saw it. I think we were meant to see her as controlled, but that’s definitely not how she came off. In fact she ruined my enjoyment of the story.

Reese sees her as all buttoned up on the outside, but she lets her hair down (literally) with only him, but I saw her as controlling and bitchy. They have lots of hot sex and Reese is determined to show her that Cade is actually in love with her fiery and wild twin, but I couldn’t find any sympathy for Audrey. I hated her. I hoped Cade and Reese would find someone else and leave her in the cabin, but whatever. I guess she just really rubbed me the wrong way.

What had a lot of potential turned into a dud for me. In my opinion the heroine is unlikeable. She’s not coming off as sweet and controlled but instead as bitchy and holier than thou. Sadly I didn’t like this book much, and I only recommend it if the heroine doesn’t bother you. The hero is great and the plot has a lot of potential.

***ARC courtesy of Berkley

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