Thursday, January 19, 2017

#REVIEW @NetGalley: Dirty Money @_JessicaClare

Southern Texas heats up when four roughneck billionaires set their sights on love in the new series from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare. The first book opens with the brothers doing what brothers do - a sort of bad mouthing. It's a bit much (though having sons made this completely understandable) but it built up the relationship between the brothers which I loved. The focus is on the eldest Boone, and though it took him the long route to get to what I was thinking from the very beginning and while I didn't agree with his methods, by the end I liked him. And I loved him with Ivy. He is not your typical hero you read about in every book - it was refreshing... and a bit charming. I mean, seriously, could you imagine someone burning down a building for you? Now that's true love. ;)

My one complaint is the cover. It absolutely doesn't fit. Even when Boone does have his beard trimmed, I do not imagine it was ever this short. And come on, the suit? In all but one scene, Boone is dressed for the oil fields, not a board room.

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 buy 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 is. 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?

4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by the author through NetGalley. Many thanks.
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