Tuesday, April 18, 2017

How to Bang a Billionaire by Alexis Hall

Title: How to Bang a Billionaire
Author: Alexis Hall
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Arden St. Ives #1
Main Characters: Arden and Caspian
Release Date: April 2017
Publisher:  Forever Yours
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Rules are made to be broken . . .

If England had yearbooks, I'd probably be "Arden St. Ives: Man Least Likely to Set the World on Fire." So far, I haven't. I've no idea what I'm doing at Oxford, no idea what I'm going to do next and, until a week ago, I had no idea who Caspian Hart was. Turns out, he's brilliant, beautiful . . . oh yeah, and a billionaire.

It's impossible not to be captivated by someone like that. But Caspian Hart makes his own rules. And he has a lot of them. About when I can be with him. What I can do with him. And when he'll be through with me.

I'm good at doing what I'm told in the bedroom. The rest of the time, not so much. And now that Caspian's shown me glimpses of the man behind the billionaire I know it's him I want. Not his wealth, not his status. Him. Except that might be the one thing he doesn't have the power to give me.

My Review:
I was intrigued by the blurb on this one, but was honestly a bit worried over whether I would really like it or not. OMG, no worries anymore...I LOVED THIS BOOK AND CANNOT WAIT FOR MORE!!

This book belongs entirely to Arden. Poor Arden. He's a bit awkward...or maybe even more than a bit. He's only 20 coming up on his finals at Oxford. He's been studying English which means he doesn't have a clue about what he's going to do after graduation. He's a really good, sweet guy...and he unwittingly charms Caspian without even trying.

Caspian is an eccentric billionaire. He's young and brilliant. He's EXTREMELY structured with his life. He controls everything and isn't used to anything breaching his walls. But Arden gets under his skin and he doesn't know what to do with that. 

There's a sweetness to this story that I wasn't expecting. Arden is just so artless. He likes Caspian so much and can see glimpses of heaven, but Caspian pushes back for every step Arden makes for breaking through their barriers. Arden has certain needs. We're talking BDSM, although this book doesn't really delve deep into that. Caspian seems almost afraid of his dominant personality when it comes to Arden, no matter that Arden REALLY wants Caspian to immerse into the idea. I think this is one of those aspects that's really going to grow throughout the series. 

Note: do not let the title of this book put you off. (I really feel like that title gives the book a lighter more comedic feel than the book deserves.) It's a serious romance...dealing with difficult issues of finding one's place. The story was good, the romance at times sweet/at times bittersweet. I thoroughly enjoyed it and cannot wait for the next installment. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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