Title: The Billionaire Bad Boys Club
Author: Emma Holly
My Rating: A
Genre: Erotic Romance
Main Characters: Trey, Zane, and Rebecca
Release Date: October 2012
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Sexual Intensity: erotic
Self-made billionaires Zane and Trey have been a club of two since they were eighteen. They’ve done everything together: play football, fall in love, even get smacked around by their dads. The only thing they haven’t tried is seducing the same woman.
Rebecca learned early on not to trust anyone. She raised her brothers by herself—with no adult being the wiser. Her knack for cooking kept a roof over the twins’ heads. Now she’s damned if it won’t pay their way through Harvard as well. Add in running Trey’s latest restaurant, and her plate is way too full for romance.
That’s an attitude the bad boys intend to change. Zane and Trey have set their sights on the sexy chef. When their hearts enter the equation and they both fall for her, this committed twosome faces their hardest test of all!
Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.
This book was so good. Completely riveting, incredibly sexy, wonderful emotion...I loved everything about it.
At the foremost, this book is about Zane and Trey. They became friends and more their senior year in high school when they bonded over fathers who beat them and bisexual curiosity. They've been together as friends and lovers ever since. And when they graduated from college, they became business partners too. They've always been monogamous with each other when it comes to their male partners, but they both play with females too. It's an odd relationship, but it works for them. No one has ever questioned their arrangement. Being billionaires, they are in the spotlight quite a bit, but it's never come out about their personal relationship.
Rebecca has had her own hardships. When she was 16, her mother died and her father couldn't deal with it and left Rebecca and her young twin brothers. She refused to have them split up so they all three hid their circumstance and Rebecca raised the two boys even though she was hardly more than a child herself. Now both the twins are going to Harvard and Rebecca is a successful chef looking for a job as the head chef in the Bad Boys newest restaurant. She met Trey and Zane many years before when she was waiting tables, but the only one of the three who remembers was Trey because she struck such a cord with him. He felt a really strong connection to her even then. Now Rebecca feels that connection to both of these guys.
This is such an amazing book simply because the characters are so good and complex. All three of them had less than ideal circumstances growing up, so that makes them appreciate what they feel for each other even more. Zane and Trey have been together a long time, but Rebecca has never had this kind of relationship with anyone before and she doesn't know how to trust it. But the guys do have their own issues. Trey is the emo one...when he's in, he's all in. Zane worries about that with him and that he's just setting himself to get heartbroken with Rebecca. Zane holds more back. He has mental issues with the whole "gay" thing so he's always been very careful to not show his emotions for Trey in public. But the one thing both guys agree on is that they want Rebecca as a permanent fixture in their lives. That joint goal between them...to convince her to stay...frees them to be more demonstrative than they've ever been before.
Everything about this book was just written perfectly. The book starts with the guys in high school and moves quickly, but you still get to see them progress through the stages of their lives. The same with Rebecca and the twins. You even get to see the night the three met before the true story of the book really starts. I liked that slow build-up to the story. Then there is the erotic portion of this book (don't worry...that doesn't have a slow build-up at all....it's extremely HOT from the very first). Wow! This book is INCREDIBLY hot. Warning: have your loved one close by...you're going to want him/her there. And there is every type of set-up possible...there's m/m, m/m/f, m/f, m/f/m, anal, bdsm...everything is here and it's all done really, really well.
This was the first full Emma Holly book I've ever read (I've read a novella before), but I promise that it won't be my last. Her writing was incredible and I loved every moment of reading this book.