With each new release, Pamela Clare never fails to blow my mind and leave me speechless. Her style of writing, her characters and stories feel so realWith each new release, Pamela Clare never fails to blow my mind and leave me speechless. Her style of writing, her characters and stories feel so real and just go straight to your heart. Pamela, you're just too awesome for words, and the cliffhanger was astounding....more
A very big thank you to Penguin Group for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I stumbled upon this series while broA very big thank you to Penguin Group for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I stumbled upon this series while browsing through my Goodreads updates and read rave reviews about it from my GR friends. The moment I started the first book, I couldn't stop reading It and continued bulldozing right to the second book the moment I was done with the last page of The Stranded Billionaire.
Imagine my excitement when I read that Audrey’s and the playboy Reese’s story was next and my despair when I saw the release which quickly transformed to exhilaration when I found out it was available for request in Netgalley and fangirl squeals upon discovery my request approval.
I really love the idea of these six billionaires who are fast friends and ready to have each other’s backs forming their own secret club. The idea was very compelling and the reactions from the heroines from each book upon discovering this secret meeting were very cute and hilarious. It was also amusing to witness the exasperated expressions from the non-attached (for now) billionaires when their fellow buddies and heroes of the book brought their heroines to the meeting.
I was really excited to start on Audrey’s story as I really connected and truly liked her the moment she was introduced in the first book. I felt sad and lonely for Audrey, locking her real self up real tight with a heavy-duty padlock, suppressing all her fieriness and feistiness with a cold, cool and collected appearance, deeply believing that she needs to be the good twin, the level headed one to her troubled twin, Daphne. It was such heartache to see her keeping her self all locked up, trying so hard to be the perfect one for Cade and making him notice her.
But it was obvious to readers from the previous book, Beauty and the Billionaire that Cade does not feel for her in how she wants him to. Cade has been the twins’ childhood friend, always there for me through highs and lows and it was very apparent that his whole being and attention was heavily directed to messed up Daphne.
Reese, the ultimate playboy in the group was the total opposite of Audrey. He saw right through her and utterly enjoyed riling her up and seeing her true self emerge. Reese was an easygoing, hilarious and sly character, always finding ways to bait Audrey into taking bets – with sinfully sensual and erotic wages. He was a very refreshing alternative to the more serious and sober feel of the previous book.
We were all introduced to Daphne went she blew in like a hurricane towards the end of Hunter and Gretchen’s (the twins’ older sister) story. I felt real sorry for her, struggling in and out of depressing situation and fully relying on Audrey, the steady one. I couldn't help cheering for her and really hoping she will turn out all right in the end. I was really happy to see Audrey and Daphne’s previously strained relationship slowly mending. I guess the next book will be Cade and Daphne’s story? I wonder how it will go. Hmmm….
The Wrong Billionaire’s Bed was such a wonderful read and did not disappoint my high expectations. I more than enjoyed it and finished it in just two sittings. You see, I stared it at midnight and read ‘till the wee hours of the morning, stopping to only get some sleep and waking up to finally finish it. I thought the epilogue was perfect and oh, so sweet!
Thank you again Penguin Group for giving me this opportunity to read this story earlier....more
Duke of Midnight is the story that I was most looking forward to in this Maiden Lane series because I was intrigued by Maximus and Artemis's characterDuke of Midnight is the story that I was most looking forward to in this Maiden Lane series because I was intrigued by Maximus and Artemis's characters. So naturally, I had high expectations and the reason this didn't achieve a 5 star rating was because it fell short of my expectations. Just a little bit though.
These are the few quibbles that other readers have already pointed out in their reviews:
1. The lack of interactions between Maximus and Artemis. It was going well before they started sleeping together but after that, it seemed like their banters only occur in the bedroom. Therefore, although I do know that Maximus DOES love Artemis, the lack of relationship-building between them caused their romance to be less powerful. I would have love to see more scenes between them OUTSIDE the bedroom.
2. The unsatisfactory ending (Not the epilogue. I love the epilogue). I mean, WHATTT? Why did Maximus have to wait 3 months to marry Artemis? Why 3 and not 1 since he has been spilling his seed inside her. She may get pregnant during this 3-month period.
It started rather ho-hum for me but a few chapters in, I was trapped and totally blown away at the end. I shouldn't have doubted Jennifer Ashley's stoIt started rather ho-hum for me but a few chapters in, I was trapped and totally blown away at the end. I shouldn't have doubted Jennifer Ashley's storytelling skills. Hehe.
Simply anticipating the next book in the series. Bring 'em on!...more