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The Fireside Inn (The Billionaire Bachelors #1)

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  225 Ratings  ·  99 Reviews
They’re single, they’re rich, and now these billionaire bachelors are heading to Sanctuary Island in a new e-original novella series from Lily Everett! Fall in love with the island’s latest catch.

Leo, Zane, and Cooper made a pact to stay bachelors and enjoy the single life forever, and when they receive an invitation to their friend Miles’ wedding, they head down to Sanctu
ebook, 105 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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♡Karlyn P♡
A fun light romance with a lot of heart. The story made me smile, but the low steam factor left me wanting a bit more.

Still, this was surprisingly good. When I first got this ARC I half expected it to be yet another knock-off of Fifty Shades of Grey, capitalizing on the billionaire hero. I am happy to say that is not what I got, but I wouldn't of minded some additional angst and steam. In fact, this was a fairly clean romance (think fade-to-black love scenes) and without all of the four letter w
Douglas Meeks
Dec 26, 2013 Douglas Meeks rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying that to really enjoy this novella trilogy (this is book 1) I would suggest you read the first trilogy on Sanctuary Island

OK, with that out of the way this is a bit of a continuation of that trilogy, the 3 gentlemen in this trilogy are friends of the hero of the last book of the Billionaire Brothers Trilogy.

The plots are all a bit different but the basic plot is - Come to Sanctuary Island and find the love of your life ... and it work
Pj Nusbaum
Nov 07, 2014 Pj Nusbaum rated it it was amazing
Shelves: already-read
WOW I was really surprised with this one. I am not sure what I was thinking but I loved this book.. I can't wait to get the next one an find out what happens next. I will recommend this one to everyone.
Jan 16, 2014 Dorine rated it liked it
Rated 3.5 Stars, also posted at TBR Mountain Range with series covers and series connection.

One billionaire in love bets his three friends that they will be in love by his wedding date. To win the coveted prize, one of them must stay out of love when the other two fall. The fun will be wondering if any of them will win at all in this new series of novellas that take place on SANCTUARY ISLAND.

We're back at Sanctuary Island for a new series of novellas by Lily Everett, THE BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS, w
Mar 29, 2016 Lexie rated it liked it
I've sat down to write this review several times. On the one hand I wanted to really enjoy this book. A librarian! A librarian getting to have lots of romantic fun with a British Lord! Come on this sounds great right? Except I didn't buy into the premise. Leo is, as far as I can tell, in his third decade. How exactly did he get that far in life without it (his secret) being an actual problem? I mean it. I could understand if this was a hundred years ago, but so much of our lives involve what he ...more
Michelle the Romance Witch
Dec 31, 2013 Michelle the Romance Witch rated it really liked it
Shelves: free-arcs
Overall this was a great short read, with lots of angst, emotional roller coasters, and true depth of caring. As a beginning to a new trilogy, I can see just how much I will love the next two stories. The trend has begun and knowing that each of these billionaires will fall to their hearts is exciting for me. Serena and Leo are perfectly matched and when they get past their fears and hang-ups the relationship they can build will be strong and lasting. Getting to see the bond between the men was ...more
Sharon Redfern
Jan 09, 2014 Sharon Redfern rated it really liked it
This is the first book in a new trilogy following the excellent Billionaire Brothers trilogy. Ian comes to Sanctuary Island to attend the wedding of his friend Miles (Island Road)as part of a bet Miles has made. Ian will deliver a reading at the wedding and for his own reasons, this is a bad situation to be in. Ian seeks out the island librarian. Serena, to get her help. Romantic sparks fly between them and she agrees to help.
Although this is a short read, there is a lot packed into this novella
Feb 06, 2014 Sue rated it really liked it
In Fireside Inn by Lily Everett, Miles is getting ready to get married to his fiancee on Sanctuary Island. Miles enlists the help of his three bachelor friends in planning his wedding – he wants it to be perfect.
Madly in love, Miles is so sure the magic of Sanctuary Island will claim his friends and they’ll find love there that he makes them a bet to that affect. Leo, Zane and Cooper readily accept the bet…none of them is looking for love or a permanent relationship. But ” ‘No one intends to fal
It was a short novella and I promise you that it is book one, but there is another trilogy that leads into this one. Did I read that? NOPE!!! so yes I was a little lost but i still enjoyed it none the less. Leo is going to Sanctuary Island for his best friend's wedding but with a secret that could ruin a lot!

Serena is a librarian for Sanctuary Island, but the funds aren't there to keep it going. What will happen when Leo walks into the library and into Serena's life? Well you have to read to fi
A Tasty Read Book Reviews
Jan 30, 2014 A Tasty Read Book Reviews rated it really liked it
Nice addition to the Sanctuary Island Series, and a sweet start to the Billionaires Club Novellas. I always like a hero with an English this was right up my alley.

I am looking forward to the next two novellas!!
Char (1RadReader59)
Jan 09, 2014 Char (1RadReader59) rated it it was amazing
Love, Hurt, Secrets, Family, Fear, Beginnings, Friendships. If these are some of the things you enjoy reading about then I believe you’ve picked the right book. What’s better then young, rich, spoiled, sexy men with a heart? A woman who can rock their world before they know their bell has been chimed. Meet Serena Lightfoot the chime that is about to ring Leo Strathairn’s bell.
Leo Strathairn is a young British Lord Billionaire of old money who now lives in New York away from his royal family. H
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DelAnne Frazee
Jan 22, 2014 DelAnne Frazee rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Title: The Fireside Inn - Billionaire Bachelors Novella 1
Author: Lily Everett
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Published: 1-7-2014
ISBN: 13-9781466854741
Pages: 105
Genre: Romance
Tags: Contemporary, Series, Novella

Miles Harrington, first introduced in the Billionaire Brothers Trilogy Book Three also which set on Sanctuary Island, gathers his three friends together to announce his engagement to Greta and his wedding plans. The three friends, Zane Bishop, CEO of Whatever Entertainme
Jan 04, 2014 MsChris1161 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, ebook, reviewed
I really enjoyed reading THE FIRESIDE INN by Lily Everett. The intro begins with Miles bringing his three confirmed bachelor best friends to the Billionaires Club so he can tell them he plans to marry and how he'd like them each to help. In the face of their disbelief and scoffing he offers up a pretty hefty bet they will all also find love in Sanctuary Island. This made me wonder what I would be reading. I am happy to say this was not another story of an arrogant billionaire who always gets his ...more
Lori Palle
Sep 25, 2014 Lori Palle rated it really liked it
“I’m betting each of you will find the course of your life forever altered by your trip to Sanctuary Island.”—Miles

Leo doesn’t believe in love and happily accepts a wager to prove he can resist falling in love while staying at Sanctuary Island until his friend’s wedding. When he runs into the lovely librarian, Serena, winning the wager seems less of a surefire bet. But it doesn’t matter how he feels; he’s sure someone as smart and beautiful as she couldn’t possibly love someone with his carefull
Sep 07, 2016 Stephanie rated it liked it
Posted on my blog 1/2/14

FIRESIDE INN: Are Unattached Flings Even Possible?

E-Galley provided by publisher via Net Galley for review purposes. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own.

Though steamy and suggestive, this story is surprisingly tame. While I liked the relationship development, and the way the hero’s deep dark secret was treated was sensitive and empowering but the secret itself struck me as fairly unrealistic. I
What do billionaire bachelors do when one of their own has found love and is being married on the beautiful Sanctuary Island? Of course, they make a wager, whoever comes to this amazing place and leaves after the wedding unchanged, unattached and without a new love of their own,wins a multimillion dollar helicopter. Yep, really. The Fireside Inn by Lily Everett is the first book in Billionaire Bachelor Trilogy, and we know these guys are going to fall in L-O-V-E, one by one, like dominoes, very ...more
Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
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I've been looking for short romance novellas lately as because I've been busy with my own work I haven't had the time to read long novels. So, when I came across this series on NetGalley I requested them instantly. They looked perfect and exactly what I was after. However, this was the only one I was allowed access to so I was slightly disappointed as they all looked so good.

Anyway, The Fireside Inn was exactly what it say. It was a sweet romance
Tina "IRead2Escape"
3.5 Stars

Hotness Rating 2 out of 5

The Fireside Inn is the first book of the Billionaire Bachelors series by Lily Everett. If you are looking for a sweet romance with minimal heat this is the story for you. I enjoyed the characters in the Billionaire Bachelors group and am looking forward to reading more from each of them.

Miles has let his group down or at least that's how Leo feels. Their little group has made a pact to always remain carefree bachelors. But, now after one stay on Sanctuary Isl
Jan 08, 2014 Brooke rated it did not like it
Shelves: arcs
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This wasn't the WORST story I've ever read, but it wasn't great.

The gist: Miles Harrington is getting married. He makes a wager with three of his friends, Leo, Connor, and Zane. He's pretty positive that his three bachelor buddies will find love by the time he gets married. Fireside Inn is Leo's story. Miles asks Leo to do a poetic reading at the wedding. When Leo arrives on Sanctuary Island for the wedding, he goes straight to
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
In the interest of full disclosure, I received an advance reader edition of this book from St. Martin's Press and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

I enjoyed this novella and would rate it 3.5 out of 5 stars. The novella was well written and the story was interesting but I found myself wanting more depth in several areas.

At the opening of the story, we meet Miles, Leo and a couple of their wealthy friends. Miles is getting married and make a bet with his Billionaire friend
Jun 25, 2016 LJT rated it really liked it
I am drawn to all books and novellas that have the some form of the word "Billionaire" in the title. After reading the book blurb, I just had to read Fireside Inn. This is the first book I have read by Lily Everett and it certainly won't be the last.

This story is about four billionaires who are also very good friends. Miles Harrington is the oldest and he is getting married to the love of his life on the island of Sanctuary Cove. Miles professes that the island is the cure-all for the lovelorn a
J luvs books
Jan 10, 2014 J luvs books rated it really liked it
Shelves: sweet-romance
* I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

This is a sweet romantic novella about some handsome and very rich men that refuse to fall in love, like one of their best friends Miles did. When they all surprisingly get invited to Miles and Greta's wedding the men are shocked that one of the bachelors is getting hitched. Miles decides to have a bet that they will find love while on Sanctuary Island, like he did, and whoever doesn't will get one of his most prized process
Dec 21, 2013 Julie rated it really liked it
The Fireside Inn is part of the Billionaire Brothers series. This is 2014 St. Martin's Press publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Miles gathers his "brothers" together to announce he is getting married. Not only does the announcement shock the brothers they find they are also being issued a challenge. Miles is getting married on Sanctuary Island. He wants all the brothers to attend of course, but he also thinks that magic
Jan 07, 2014 Janga rated it really liked it
I confess that I am a reader who winces at the word “billionaire” in connection with romance fiction, a reaction even more pronounced in the wake of the Fifty Shades phenomenon. But I have learned as a reader that I can usually trust writers whose earlier books I have loved not to mislead me. I read Lily Everett’s Billionaire Brothers series because I enjoyed the books she wrote as Louisa Edwards, and I was not disappointed. They sold me on the magic of Sanctuary Island, and I was eager to retur ...more
This was a quick and simple read.

While I’m sure it’s not necessary, I think I’ll have to go read the previous series of books set in Sanctuary Island. I wanted to read this because I was in the mood for a typical, formulaic romance and that’s exactly what I got. But since I didn’t read the previous books set on the island, I don’t know if the scene was set already or if Everett was intentionally vague with the details.

It’s a novella, so I wasn’t expecting much detail, but I would’ve like more in
Margaret Fisk
Jul 08, 2015 Margaret Fisk rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Originally published on Tales to Tide You Over

This novella is a sweet romance about overcoming the past and taking a chance on love. It tackles the hard question of belief in yourself through two different perspectives, Leo and Serena, the lead characters. In both their cases, trust and confidence has been systematically crushed numerous times in their lives by people who have a lot in common with other character, Serena by over-privileged jocks and Leo by academics. The situation in the novella
Jan 24, 2014 Lee rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
This is the first novella The Billionaire Bachelors series by Lily Everett, and centres around Leo Strathairn, an English lord living in the US, who finds himself on a small island helping his friend get ready for his wedding. In the Prologue we are introduced to Miles, the groom, and his three best friends, Leo, Zane and Cooper and I liked this short intro as I jumped straight into this novella without reading Mile's story in The Billionaire Brothers trilogy. Miles sets his friends a
Jan 12, 2014 Jamie rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
When Brit Lord Leo Strathairn is asked to do a reading at his best friend Miles' wedding on the small Sanctuary Island in Virginia, he agrees even though he is hiding a secret from his friends. Wanting to keep them in the dark, he goes to the local library and meets head librarian, Serena Lightfoot. Using all of his charm, he gets Serena to agree to help him - all without revealing his secret.

Serena has always been unlucky in love. She was always attracted to men who only wanted her brain more t
Jan 07, 2014 K rated it really liked it
I received this ARC from the publisher via netgally I got to say I enjoyed this book so much that I'm going to purchase the previous series that are connected with the Fireside Inn . When Miles Harrington asked his 3 best friends Leo, Cooper and Zane to be groomsmen in his weeding which will take place in Sanctuary Island , and give each of them an specific task for the wedding they were all shocked , not only that he also bet they will find love and their lives will be change forever in Sanctua ...more
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