Once Upon a Billionaire

once upon a billionaireOnce Upon a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club #4)
by Jessica Clare
Published by Penguin Group
266 pages
Genre: romance; chick lit 
3 / 5

 

The title is  a dead giveaway that this book is a fairytale.

Good fairytales make you believe, even if just a little, in the possibility of them coming true. Poor girl meets gorgeous, rich prince? Yes, it’s improbable, but we can hope, can’t we?

In this case, we have Griffin Verdi, heir to some sort of made up throne in a tiny European country, as our Gorgeous Rich Prince. He’s also a bit of a bully in that he expects things to be done HIS WAY, thank you very much.

When his assistant can’t accompany Griffin to a family wedding in the kingdom, Griffin throws a hissy fit. Who will tie his ties? Manage his schedule? HELLO? Who will assist him?

A much loathed girlfriend of one of Griffin’s fellow billionaires steps in with a recommendation, and before you can say, “HowDEEEE!”, Griffin is on his private plane with comely country lass Maylee.

She grew up in a trailer in Arkansas, natch.

So our star crossed lovebirds must get to know each other, discover each other’s true souls, etc., etc. Fortunately for us, they also must rock the headboard, and those scenes – few though they are – make this more fun to read.

I thought Maylee was straight out of Central Casting for “hillbilly rubes,” which almost made me not care whether her happily ever after happened or not. But – and this is a big “but” – I liked her, and I liked Griffin. Maylee says what she means and means what she says (if you can pardon the hackneyed expression), and Griffin needs someone like that in his life.

This is a fun, escapist read, full stop. Utterly forgettable once you’re finished, but pleasant and enjoyable while you’re in it.

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