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The Billionaire Bargain #1

(The Billionaire Bargain #1)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  3,649 ratings  ·  273 reviews
Sexy Australian billionaire Grant Devlin is ruining my life. He exercises shirtless in his office, is notorious for his lunchtime nooners, he even yawns sexily. If I didn't need this job so bad, I'd take his black Amex and tell him where to swipe it.

He doesn't even know I exist, but why would he? He jets off to Paris with supermodels, I spend Friday nights with Netflix and
Published January 22nd 2015 (first published January 20th 2015)
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★★★★4 Cinderella Like STARS ★★★★

BOOK 1: 5 Stars! +BOOK 2: 4 Stars +BOOK 3: 3 Stars
=(Average Rating) 4 STARS :)

Meet Lacey Newman .Smart,sweet,kind & Responsible are probably few words that describes her character the best .Outspoken yet shy Lacey embodies the cliched character of every guy's fantasy of 'The Girl Next Door.'The girl who has no idea just how much she's worth.

“I knew I shouldn’t care what some asshole with a distorted view of female beauty and an overdeveloped sense of entitle
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
4 stars!

Okay. I'm starting to love Lila Monroe's female protagonists, and this is only her second book I've read!

For a long time, Lacey Newman has worked her ass off for Devlin Media Corp., working behind the scenes to fix the PR mishaps of the CEO, Australian hunk Grant Devlin. Throughout all of this, she's stayed invisible, her contributions to help the company stay afloat barely recognized by her boss, let alone Grant. But after the meeting about PR disaster that's causing the share price to
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a wonderful surprise this book was, it really made my day so much better. Now i can't wait for the next instalement!!

Lacey is a great character that i loved right away. Her spark, her amazingly cynical mind and her badassness made her perfect..
She has her soft spots too, but her sharp mind isn't one of them..

Grant on the other hand, maybe he seems exactly like the billionaire playboy cliché hero and maybe he is, but on a deeper level he has a good heart and too much uncharted territory to e
Feb 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lia Monore Fans, Romance
4 A Quick Witted Fairy Tale Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
We have all read romance novels based on the standard fairy tales... There is a "Prince Charming, a Wicked person, a Confidant and our Heroine... the one who the story revolves around. This series is no different except it has a main gal who is quiet charming, feisty, driven but with heart and goodness.

Lacey Newman is the type of woman who is part of the workforce today.
She is the backbone of every corporation; she handles all of the workloa
Perry ★TBBSisterhood Blog★
2.5 Stars

Alright, so this is a billionaire romance, the first of a trilogy consisting of short, quick novellas. I realize I'm not going to get top notch literature. Hell, I realize I'm not even going to get top notch erotica, or romance for that matter. These "books" are obviously designed to cash in on the FSoG hype and give fans a cheap fix. I accept that, but I have to say that I've read books in that vein that have been much better than this one.

I think my problem with this is that it star
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.62 "Good Start" Stars

What's not to like about this one?

Funny heroine CHECK

Hot hero CHECK

Quirky laugh out loud writing CHECK

Engaging plot CHECK

I thought this one would be serious and intense but actually it's really witty and hot!

Lacey is a plain Jane working as an administrative assistant at Grant Media Group. She a classic workaholic. She loves her job and wants to keep it but the man that's taking over doesn't seem to care much about it at all. She thinks he's soooo hot. But a completely se
Jan 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: garbage
Possibly the dumbest hero ever. If you have so much money, go and buy yourself a brain, you idiot.
Barb Shuler

First, let me thank Lila Monroe for allowing me an ARC of The Billionaire Bargain in exchange for an honest review.

Lacey Newman and Grant Devlin are on two different levels of the everyday life. Grant is the sole heir to the Devlin fortune and Lacey is the girl who cleans up his messes. Grant is tall, dark handsome and has a voice that will melt butter. Lacey is a not so average, strong willed and vocal girl. But the two are pushed together in a way no one saw coming. Well at least Lacey di
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Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhh! This book was so AWESOME!!! It had me hooked and laughing from the first page and I need Part Two like NOW!!! The Billionaire Bargain might be short in length, but not in heart, and I just can't tell you how much I loved it. It was a wonderful, funny, passionate read!

There was so much that I loved about this book, but what I loved the most was Grant and Lacey's relationship. It was full of life, heat, and banter. Lacey isn't afraid to tell Grant exactly like it is, she keeps him on his t
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
**Received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review**

WOW, talk about yummy! Grant Devlin is one hot billionaire Aussie that all he seems to do is get himself into trouble AND not in a good way. He figures -- eh! It doesn't matter, that's why he has people working for him right! so they can clean up his mess and make sure it doesn't come out in the headlines right!

Well Mr. Devlin finds himself kind of in a pickle and needs to start manning up and showing that he's a mature man who ha
Karen Mc
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
***Received an ARC for an honest review by Bookalicious Babes Blog***

Holy hot Aussie billionaire romance! The Billionaire Bargain is raw, funny, witty, entertaining, and steamy. Grant Devlin, is a playboy CEO billionaire of Devlin Media Corp or as I like to say: sex on a stick...more like one hot tall blonde Aussie candy-coated stick!

Lacey Newman is an admin whose big B of a boss treats like her like poop...the kind of poop that you step in and ends up on your shoe. She can't help but crush on
Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
Read My full (& prettier) review here:

I received an ARC of this book technically before I agreed to review it. But then I read it, and now i’m reviewing it. Either way, I’d truthfully tell you what I thought, but I’m just being honest. ok? ok.

I really like this book. A Lot. Like a lot a lot. I promise a longer review is to come; but for now I'll just say that lacey is one awesome chick and I love her. I fell in love with her in the first few pages of
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 02-15
why did I not make sure this was not a series before reading :-( grumpy!!!!!!1
Review of the serial as a whole.

Brilliant but underappreciated & plump hard-working girl meets playboy billionaire hottie, strikes a deal but ends up falling in love for realz. It's been done before, you can't get anymore cliche, right?

Despite the formulaic story, I actually quite enjoyed it, mainly because of Lacey's inner thoughts and musings. Despite her - outwardly - rather boring personal life, her inner thoughts and feelings were anything but, and they far too often revolve around Gran
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh Grant, be still my beating heart. I am very intrigued by this man. I have to admit I usually don't go for these serials because I am just too impatient and want the whole thing all at once, and while I am yearning for more of this delectable little story, I am not too mad to have read it before they are all out. I was drawn into this one from chapter one and before I knew it and many laughs later, I was at the end and then cussing myself for not sticking to my rule of "don't read these until ...more
Jan 13, 2015 rated it did not like it
This was such a hard book to get through despite it being a rather short story. I really didn't like the writing. The way the author portrayed the characters and their thoughts were really unlikeable. I disliked Lacey as the main character a lot. Despite being a grown woman, her thoughts and voice were really immature and it sounded more like a teenager. Her lack of control around Grant was really frustrating to read. If I could shake some sense into her, I would. The amount of times she was dis ...more
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a serial so expect a hell of a cliffhanger. That said I really liked Lacey, her inner monologue was fab! 3.5 stars
Apr 02, 2019 rated it liked it
witty and humorous stars.....gotta say gets predictable n loses its charm towards the end
Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
Lacey Newman is a witty, intelligent, college educated administrative assistant for a PR firm. She assists with the media damage control of the sole heir of Devlin Media Corp, Grant Devlin, who's escapades seem to always make the news. She's also an average woman and my new favorite heroine.

"Lacy Newman. Always-tangled brown hair harboring enough static electricity for a storm cloud, skin that went scarlet as a lobster instead of tanning bronze, and curves that, while technically all in the righ
Beatriz Perez
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Aaaaahhhhh I need MORE!!!!!

This was a short, fast read. I started it and couldn't put it down!! I was laughing from the first few pages. I loved the characters. I loved the story. And the "almost" sex was hot!! *fans self*. I really liked this story. Like a lot. I wish there was more, I got to the last page and was like that's it?? I WANT MORE!!!! I need the next book, like yesterday!! Lol

I FLOVED Lacey and Grant. They were hilarious. Lacey had me LOLing from the first page. And Grant is a sexy
Helena Bookhooked
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book I believe is a debut. I took a punt and signed up to review this book as the synopsis really grabbed me.

Lacey”s character grabbed me from the first page, The introductory dialogue was amazing and I was so taken by that opening scene on the disasterous blind date was just brilliant.

Lacey is a smart sexy woman, who doesn’t have any problems or self esteem issues, she is just a girl starting out who needs a leg up to propel herself to her full potential.

Lacey’s current job is to clean up
It was okay. I love these stories...billionaire takes a "fake" girlfriend, but this one for some reason did nothing for me. I just did not feel that connection. The next novella in the series is $2.99 which to me is not worth it.

It was not insta-love which I really liked in the beginning, but thing just felt flat.

Also, the is the BFF that pushes sex, if you like those type of secondary characters..
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
That was a fun and fast read.... Really enjoyed it... Going straight for the next..... ;-)
~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
meh... Let me think about it

Feb 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Fake relationship books are my weakness. This was a short read and it was pretty funny. Nothing that particularly stood out but I enjoyed it as much as I could.
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not what you're thinking!! Must read!!!

Oh my goodness!!! This book was so refreshing!! I didn't feel like I was reading a book, but it felt like I was just having drinks with a good girlfriend while she retold a story!!! I'm surprised no one called the crazy police because I was busting out in spontaneous laughter and seconds later gasping out loud!! I want to shake Lacey for not feeling more confident about herself!! I have a feeling that in book 2 her friend Kate talks some sense into her and
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
**Nerdy Book Freak was given a copy for our honest review**

If you are looking for a new series to read with a HOT billionaire trouble maker this is for you!

Rating: 4 stars.

POV: 1st POV. The book is in Lacey’s POV.
One thing I wish this book had was a split POV book. I really want to get in Grant’s head and know what he is thinking. I find that guys POV are usually my favorite to read.

Series: Yes

Hotness 2 Stars. Im hoping the rest of the books will make up for the loss. Just from what little hap
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great debut novel Lila Monroe.

This book has been hard to rate. I found myself going back and forth with 3.5 stars and 4 stars. I'm in a love hate relationship with both characters. Lacey at times can be so strong and have a a don't take shit from no one but then she would reverse an act the opposite way. Grant is another world, I want to like him but GOD!!! the guy can be a huge asshole and conniving jerk and them say or do something so sweet.

There was some serious attraction between this two t
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Kindle Copy for Review

Lacey Newman finds herself with a demanding boss while doing PR work. They have a client Grant Devlin, a sexy Australian billionaire who keeps finding himself in the headlines. It is there job to keep him out of trouble especially when he exercises naked in his office to his lunchtime extra activities. Lacey would like to shoot him at times as his latest adventure has him crashing a boat.

This time around no amount of a big charity donation will save him as the company life
ByoBook Club
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lee-anne
What a great start to the series. I’m not so patiently waiting for book 2!

Lacey works in PR for a media company and has a supervisor who is anything but nice to her. Lacey does a lot of clean up for her sexy playboy boss, Grant Devlin, who is always getting himself into trouble. She devises the perfect plan to show investors that he’s settled down, except he chooses her as the woman he wants to pretend to settle down with.

Loved this book! Lacey and Grant’s chemistry is interesting. Lacey isn't h
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Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.

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