Title: The Billionaire Wins the Game (Billionaire Bachelors #1)
Author: Melody Anne
Publisher: Gossamer 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 1/5 stars
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How I Got It: I own it
Joseph Anderson has decided it's time for his three successful sons to find brides. Joseph wants grandchildren to fill his mansion, and he wants them immediately. His eldest son, Lucas, is successful in all areas of his life, except love, and Joseph begins matchmaking. He finds Amy Harper and deems her the perfect daughter-in-law. He just needs to get her and Lucas to both realize they're made for each other.
Lucas Anderson is wealthy, sexy, and stubborn. He has no desire to have any woman enter his life, causing chaos, or using his family's name. Many women have tried, and he's been successful in finding out who they are beneath their false smiles.
Amy Harper was raised in tragic circumstances and doesn't like pampered, rich men who have been handed everything with a silver spoon. She spent years finishing her education and then received a job with the Anderson Corporation. She instantly doesn't like her incredibly sexy boss, who is arrogant and thinks every woman should fall at his feet.
I picked this up to take a fun romance break from the epic that is The Count of Monte Cristo. Unfortunately, what I got was a poorly written tromp through every romance cliche and stereotype I know of. We get the over-bearing, macho, pig-headed male lead who's very experienced in bed. We get the cautious and yet willful and pig-headed female lead who's a virgin. We get meddling parents. We get instant attraction. We get lies and omissions. We get misunderstandings that could clear everything up in five seconds. We get an accidental pregnancy. We get a forced shotgun marriage that the female lead resists but submits quickly. We get a 180 degree change in attitude without ever discussing anything. And finally we get a happily-ever-after. Ugh! Too much crap shoved into one short book. Plus, it is badly written with changes in scenes, narrators, and action with little or no warning. I had to reread many paragraphs just to figure out what the hell was going on. I thought about DNFing the book many times and yet I finished it for some reason. I blame the sleep deprivation.
Billionaire Bachelors (DNFed series)
- 1. The Billionaire Wins the Game
- 2. The Billionaire's Dance
- 3. The Billionaire Falls
- 4. The Billionaire's Marriage Proposal
- 5. Blackmailing the Billionaire
- 6. Runaway Heiress
- 7. The Billionaire's Final Stand