Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dirty Money by Jessica Clare (audiobook)

Title:  Dirty Money
Author: Jessica Clare
My Rating: A
Narrator: Rebecca Estrella and Rudy Sanda

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Roughneck Billionaires #1
Main Characters: Boone and Ivy
Release Date:  January 2017 (audiobook)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Boone Price and his brothers know oil; at least, the dirty, backbreaking side of working an oil rig. But when their scrubby, worthless hunting land turns out to be sitting on top of one of the biggest oil wells in North America, they go from the rig to the boardroom and end up billionaires practically overnight. Now with enough money to do whatever he wants, Boone is developing a taste for fine things. And the finest thing he's ever seen is Ivy Smithfield, local realtor. Boone's determined to win her affection and show the world that he's more than just a dirty fool with a bit of money. Ivy's classy and beautiful-she'll make the perfect trophy wife. The fact that she's sexy and funny is just a bonus. There's one tiny problem-Ivy's as dirt poor as Boone was. Her carefully crafted veneer of luxury? All an act to promote her business. What's Boone going to do when he finds out the woman he's falling for is, well, in his league?
My Review:
Overall: 4.5
Performance: 4.5
Story: 4.5

I had to read this book after reading book #2. I had to know Boone's story and how this family of billionaire roughnecks happened. I was not disappointed, but wow, I never would have guessed that Boone was such an ornery cuss...LOL.

Boone is the working man's billionaire having to make his way in the middle of the snooty wealthy. He doesn't handle the strife and attitudes among his peers very well. In fact when they snub him, he tends to throw his money around and then take to burning businesses down. It's actually pretty funny. But Boone is certainly not your typical billionaire hero...and I liked that. 

Ivy is not what she appears to be either. I love that she is working as hard as she can to make a better life for her and her sister, despite the constant setbacks. I love that Boone fell for her, because this girl deserves to be spoiled. 

I liked the two of them together, and everything about this book worked for me. I just thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It was entertaining and kept me laughing at Boone's hijinks. I definitely recommend it and am looking forward to the rest of the series.

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