Main Characters: Violet DeWitt, Jonathan Lyons

 

Chick LitContemporary RomanceErotic RomanceFiery Passion

 

 

Synopsis

The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society. Six men of astonishing wealth. But there’s one thing money can’t buy. When it comes to love, success doesn’t come so easily…

Jonathan Lyons. Playboy, billionaire, and adventurer, he lives life on the edge. When he hears that his mentor, Dr. Phineas DeWitt, had a secret journal that leads to a legendary artifact, Jonathan takes action. It stirs his blood, but it comes with a heady challenge: DeWitt’s daughter Violet. She has what Jonathan needs. And she’s not giving it up it to the man who broke her heart.

Violet is Jonathan’s weakness—he’s still in love despite their volatile breakup a decade ago. But Violet’s memories have a sharper edge. She’s never forgiven him for abandoning her. Or so she thought. When Jonathan’s attentions turn seductive, she’s in danger of falling for him all over again. And she can’t help but wonder… does he really want her, or just what she’s hiding?

Review

I thoroughly enjoyed this fifth book in the series. At first, I wasn’t really expecting much because Griffin and Jonathan were the two heroes I haven’t really connected with out of the six of them. However, this book was just really great.

Jonathan is a man who has been merely passing the time and not really living the life he wanted because he was still heartbroken over his one true love, Violet. She, on the other hand, hated Jonathan for what he did to her when they were younger. When Violet’s father died, they had no choice but to work together in retrieving some important items that Jonathan needed.

There were instances when I wanted to throw a book at Violet. Sometimes, she was too unforgiving. She also didn’t try to find it in her heart to try to understand Jonathan. Sure, he broke her heart. She spent an entire decade thinking that he abandoned her and their child, a child she also lost shortly after they broke up. But come on, when she learned that he did not know about the baby, she witnessed firsthand just how broken he became.

Did that make her more forgiving? No. In the back of her mind, she was still waiting for him to leave her again. She mistrusted him the whole time. Also, she did not move on. Not at all. She just retreated into her safe place of hating him and keeping him at arm’s length. It was a great thing that Jonathan loved her enough for both of them.

I am giving this book five red hearts because of Jonathan alone. He was a great man. He fought for her. He was patient. He more than made up for all his shortcomings when they were still teenagers. This would have been another thing I wanted to hit Violet with. It took so long for her to forgive the man for the things that the boy did. For God’s sake, they were only teenagers in the first place.

Again, it’s a good thing I absolutely loved Jonathan. Otherwise, this whole book would have gotten a lower rating from me. I loved Jonathan because he was humble enough to go after her even when she was the one who left him. I loved that he finally understood how Hunter could bring Gretchen with him during brotherhood night. I loved that he knew what it took to fight for someone you loved.

Another thing I greatly enjoyed in this book was the relationship between Jonathan and Violet’s father. I liked the clues left behind for Jonathan and Violet to find. I like the treasure hunting. I liked the whole concept of their love story. This book wasn’t just about the romance between the hero and the heroine. It was also a book about adventure. It was a book about forgiveness. Mostly, it was a book about a dead father trying to redeem himself to his daughter and showing her that contrary to what she strongly believed in, she was, in fact, loved and was a source of pride for him.

Jessica Clare has given us a book that wasn’t just about the hot sex but also about self discovery and family. That’s the reason why even if Violet was my least favorite heroine in this series, I would still gladly say that this book is one of the best and most entertaining books I have read this year.

 

 

 

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Stranded With A Billionaire

Book 2 – Beauty And The Billionaire

Book 3 – The Wrong Billionaire’s Bed

Book 4 – Once Upon A Billionaire

Book 5 – Romancing The Billionaire

Book 6 – One Night With A Billionaire

 

 

 

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