Thursday, October 10, 2013

Review: A Billionaire for Christmas by Janice Maynard

Title: A Billionaire for Christmas

Author: Janice Maynard

Series: Billionaire and Babies

Publisher: Harlequin Desire

Release Date: Dec. 1, 2013

USA TODAY bestselling author Janice Maynard takes readers to a holiday hideaway in her new Billionaires and Babies book.

All business, all the time, is billionaire Leo Cavallo's motto. So two months of forced relaxation is certainly not the CEO's idea of a Christmas bonus. Then he meets his neighbor, the irresistible Phoebe Kemper, and a storm forces them to become roommates. Suddenly, the holidays are looking a whole lot brighter.

But beautiful Phoebe isn't living alone. She's babysitting her infant nephew. Somehow, playing temporary family is surprisingly appealing. But what will Leo choose when it's time to go home?

It is always very nice to take a break from a romance genre and come back to it after a long break.  That is what happened to me and contemporary romance.  With the New Adult genre reaching its peak and the S & M cult becoming a bit trite, I found my love of reading becoming second best to anything and eventually giving it up all together to live in the real world.  Well, I found that to be boring after some time working day and day out so I decided to go back to the genre I started with, the genre I am hoping to write one day.  And I cannot be happier that I did.  I just love books, and I was so disappointed that my lack of reading was actually making me depressed.  A Billionaire for Christmas really has brought me back into my game and on the right track.
                Leo Cavillo has just had a heart attack at the ripe old age of 36, so his family has decided to treat him to a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of a multimillion dollar business.  He has been exiled to a cabin in the woods owned by Phoebe Kemper, a woman who is hiding out herself from the corporate world and nursing her wounds while taking care of her sister’s child.
                Leo is forced to stay in Phoebe’s own place because a nasty storm the night before he arrived felled a tree right in the middle of his rental cabin.  Sparks instantly fly between the two, and the chemistry is hard to resist; thank God they don’t have to since it’s just the two of them.  Oh, and the baby.  The connection is instantaneous and soulful, and the sex is very good between Leo and Phoebe, and when they go back to the city for Christmas it seems like everything works out smoothly.  The problems that Leo and Phoebe faced are smoothed over by their sizzling sexual attraction to each other which within a span of a week turns to love.
                The trouble I had with this book was that when they were living in the cabin, Phoebe seemed to be old fashioned in terms of how she went about her life-except for the sex-but when they arrive in the city Phoebe turns into this modern sex kitten in the blink of an eye, which was kind of annoying because I was getting used to this new kind (old fashioned) of heroine type that is rare to read.  The other trouble spot for me was the conflict level between Leo and Phoebe.
There wasn’t any!!

 I think because Leo and Phoebe were the only adult characters in this book which has both good and bad points.  Ok, so in conclusion I really enjoyed reading A Billionaire for Christmas even though there were pretty much only two characters in this story.

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