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How to Seduce a Billionaire

3.40  ·  Rating details ·  279 ratings  ·  71 reviews

... without really trying!

Twenty-nine year old virgin Jess Lockhart has had to put her life on hold due to family commitments, but now it's time to break out and start enjoying sex and love. Trickily for her, years of artistic dreaming and fantasising about her first ever lover have given her impossibly high standards where men are concerned.
Paperback, 393 pages
Published January 29th 2015 by Black Lace
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Milica's Bookshelf
Naslovnica knjige me je podsećala na "Pedeset nijansi Siva" da sam bila prilično sigurna da znam kako će ići ova priča.
I u velikoj meri sam bila u pravu. Priča je skoro identična "Pedeset nijansi Siva".

Elis je milijarder sa tragičnom prošlošću, Džes radi u firmi koju je on kupio. Oni se sreću jednog kišovitog jutra, kada joj on nudi prevoz u njegovom automobilu i među njima plane snažna privlačnost, a za Džes je to, usudiću se da kažem, ljubav na prvi pogled. Predvidivo, postoje stranice i stran
Mar 13, 2018 marked it as to-read

Read all about it.
Isn't it amazing what shameless lies people will tell to get out of a Thai prison?

Dec 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
Portia Da Costa (<----great name) has been writing smut romance since the 1990s and I, as a (ahem) romance enthusiast have quite a few of her paperbacks on my bookshelf so when I saw her new book up for review on NG, I was all sorts of excited.

Much like her last series (the accidental trilogy which was fab for the first two books), this story is about a billionaire and an ordinary woman who catches his eye. The ordinary woman in this book is Jess, a twenty-nine-year-old virgin who has been cl
Jul 06, 2015 marked it as d-n-f
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Was given by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

DNF @ 20%

I seriously couldn't do it. I couldn't go on. The survival of my e-reader depended on me to stop reading this in case I involuntarily threw the device across the room through sheer frustration.

I have so many issues with the 20% that I did read, I have no idea where to start. Maybe it was the obsession the female lead had in regards to her own virginity at such a mature age, then turn around and say "I don't care if I'm a virgin.." R
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Treš-erotske romane visokom ocenom mogu da ocenim samo ako se šokiram radnjom, likovima ili ako ne liče na bezbroj prethodnih koje sam već pročitala. Nažalost, tema je takva da se uvek osećam kao da se vozim već sto puta pređenim putem i znam svaku krivinu i znak upozorenja na putu. Ljubitelja ovog žanra ima mnogo, često nailaze i na osudu, ali ne može se uvek čitati Dostojevski, mora nekad i uzbudljivi stranac da se zaljubi u običnu devojku kakve smo mi koje to čitamo! Spisateljice (nisam još p ...more
Ashley S.
Apr 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I was excited to read this book, primarily because anything with the words "seduce" and "billionaire" in it gets me right away. The premise looked like many books in this genre - young naive virgin h and hot reclusive billionaire H. But, that is where the similarities end. While I liked both main characters, I just didn't relate to either of them. The h has an inner voice throughout the book, but it sounded more like childhood fantasies of love rather than a twenty-something woman who is looking ...more
Angela Tiu
Feb 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
What a stupid book. Bought it because I was bored and well, that's 7£ im never getting back. Seriously, how do these authors get published?! Is there a market now for bad plot, bad characterisation and just plain bad writing? Meh. What a waste of time.
rated it did not like it
May 21, 2015
La signora Da Costa scrive bene, non c'è che dire, ma qui abbiamo sbagliato il periodo storico di collocazione.
In questo libro conosceremo una donna di ventinove anni che aspetta l'uomo perfetto, il principe azzurro, ammazzandosi di pensieri illeciti con un uomo senza volto ma di cui immagina la perfezione.
Quando poi, questo Dio sceso in terra arriva, non poteva certo essere un netturbino. No, è un miliardario dall'aspetto ovviamente bellissimo e dal carattere brillante e solare.
Jess, la prot
Heather andrews
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved Jess she was just so innocent and pure and spoke the truth no matter how wacky it was, she was herself, "I . . . I don’t know why I’m here,’ she blurted out. ‘Why did you ask me? You don’t know me, and I’m sure I’m not your usual type." She's a curious creature and the only way to learn things is by getting hands on, "mischief dancing on his face because he’d caught her checking out his equipment. As if of its own accord, her hand snaked out, and cupped him." I mean she's getting some re ...more
Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls
Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls

Jess Lockhart ha 29 anni e lavora come impiegata assicurativa presso la Windsor Insurrance; ha i capelli e gli occhi castani, ama gli impressionisti, il disegno dal vivo ed è… vergine. Una vergine con una fervida immaginazione erotica e un amante immaginario che le tiene compagnia nelle notti solitarie. Nessun uomo è mai riuscito a tener testa all’amante perfetto, quindi perché perdere tempo?

Ellis P. McKenna è un magnate della finanza, ricco come Creso,
How to seduce a billionaire.

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in return for an honest review*.

A billionaire and a virgin. Not the most original idea but I thought I'd give it a crack.

Jess is 29 year old virgin, who up until now was content to conjure up images of her 'dream lover' both in her head and on a sketch pad. She meets Ellis McKenna when he stops to give her a ride to work. He's also the new owner of the insurance company she works for, and the closest real man to her 'dre
This book is about taking a chance- with love, opening yourself up, and showing vulnerability.

Jess is a 29 year old virgin who masterbates to an imaginary person who she calls 'dream lover'. Not only that but she fantasizes about this imaginary person. Comparing 'him' to all the imperfect men in the world because of course this imaginary man is perfect. Luck as it may be, Jess ends up running into a real perfect man who also happens to be the billionaire who runs the insurance company she works
Feb 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
Right, in all honesty I bought this as a piss take gift for a friend for 50p in a charity shop. I gave it to her. She read some of the amusing descriptions of sex to me in a northern accent (don't judge it's funny.) and it got thrown into the back of my car never to be seen again. Fast forward 4 weeks and I finally clean my car out ... and there it is. Honestly I'm bored, it's Valentine's Day and I felt the need to laugh at some descriptions of penises. This book was good for that... some of the ...more
Wendy Gibson
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, arc-books
Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. WARNING: Spoilers included!

I WANTED to like this book, the cover was promising and the description was too, but it really just fell flat for me. There were quite a few reasons that I didn't care for it and chief among them were the word choices and phrases the lead male Ellis used. I was expecting a strong and commanding alpha male by the description on the back (i.e. the reference to Fifty Shades), but in the book he comes a
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I first read books by Portia Da Costa many years ago when the Black Lace - erotica by women for women - publishing imprint was launched. I haven't read one of hers for years but they are still every bit as good as I remember them to be if this one is anything to go by. The sex scenes are well written, there is a reasonable plot and there are three dimensional characters as well as plenty of humour.

I liked Jess, who has built up a picture in her mind of her dream lover and somehow no one she meet
Dec 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arr-arc-r2r
Portia Da Costa - How to Seduce a Billionaire

Literature quality :: 3 stars
Enjoyment quantity :: 3 stars

Jess Lockhart. 29 y.o. Virgin. Insurance worker. Brunette.
Ellis P. McKenna. 36 y.o. The boss. British. Beach bum billionaire. Blue-green eyes. Dark brown hair. Aquamarine eyes. Eccentric.

432 pages. No Table of Contents. Black Lace novels. Prologue. Epilogue. 3rd POV, alternating. Modern day fairy tale. Old money.

Well. This one is very much a modern fairy tale. Those time where ur Dream Lover co
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I would give this 3.5 stars if possible. The story was sizzling, but the underlying story was a bit pathetic. I almost thought the ending was going to be unpredictable, but alas. The names of the three main characters was so similar Ellis, Julie and Jess ... the latter seemed to be a combination of the two. Found it humorous that after steamy mind blowing sex, the main character would use words like 'lovely' ... I am sure she would say the same about a cup of tea.
Opet jedna knjiga koja mi se nije dopala. :(
Vodjena onim da ne sudimo po koricama...ovaj put korica upravo predstavlja ono sto je u knjizi. Prica bez uvoda, bez mnogo razrade, bez previse upoznavanja sa likovima...cini mi se kao bezuspesan pokusaj da se napise novi Fifty Shades... :(
Aly is so frigging bored
May 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
I got to 50% and then I skimmed because I couldn't stand the writing style...
Buddy read with Maru
Jaca Hardy
žali bože :3
Buddy read with Aly :)

It was ok
Romanticamente Fantasy
2.5 - voto
Lui miliardario, bello, 36 anni, vedovo da cinque.

Lei 30 anni, vergine non per scelta… ma è successo.

Lui compra la ditta dove lavora lei, s’incontrano per caso durante una pioggia battente, lui le dà un passaggio in macchina e si piacciono. Durante la visita agli uffici, da parte di lui, lei viene notata, osserva che è ancora bagnata e la invita nel suo ufficio in maniera che possa asciugarsi e non prendersi un malanno (ovvio quale titolare non lo farebbe -_- ); qui tra una tazza di ci
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
For one of these machinations of life, Ellis knows Jess in a totally unexpected and unexpected way. They both feel a connection from the first glance, but neither thinks much of it until they meet again a few hours later in her work. Yes, our billionaire has just acquired the insurance company where Jess works and seeing her again feels that she needs to get to know her better and take on an inexplicable attitude even for herself. From there the chemistry between the two only increases and Jess ...more
Mar 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I started this in (I think) 2016, and it's been a bit of an uphill slog from there on. I liked some parts of it, I admit, but for the most part, I skimmed, purely because I wasn't hugely amused by what I was reading. It's a shame because I did like Ms Da Costa's Accidental series. I can only give three stars to this one.
Andi Isack
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
It doesn't impressed me so much. It's predictable and a bit annoying here and there.
Jelena Antic
Knjiga koja se cita u dahu. Zanimljiva razonada. Uzbudljiva ;-)
Silvia Altomiri
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Portia portia, la trilogia La Promessa è stata una bella scoperta e adesso mi hai fatto leggere Ellis, a me piace come scrivi, tu descrivi uomini diversi da tutti gli uomini tutti di un pezzo.
Ho amato tantissimo Jess, va beh solo nei libri, incontri sotto la pioggia un figo del genere, però va beh, tralasciando questo, li ho amati tantissimo, e fiera di aver chiesto di regalarmelo.
Dico alle persone che hanno letto la trilogia e poi letto questo, la prossima volta nn iniziatelo neanche!!
Peace &am
Il confine dei libri
Ciao a tutte,
vi è mai capitato di sognare l'uomo ideale? Di immaginarlo talmente bene da vederlo quasi davanti a voi, che si muove e vi parla con la sua voce profonda e suadente, vi tocca e vi ama in maniera totale? Beh, è quello che accade alla protagonista della storia del libro di cui vi parlerò oggi, "Il maestro del gioco" di Portia Da Costa, autrice bestseller del New York Times. Jess Lockhart , ventinovenne, impiegata in una famosa agenzia assicurativa nel pressi di Londra. Segni particola
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I'm a Sunday Times, New York Times and USA Today bestselling British author of romance, erotic romance and romantic fiction. My novels have been published by a variety of different houses, both in the US and the UK, and translated into many languages including German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Japanese. I'm best known for my many novels for the pioneering British erotica publisher Bla ...more