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The Billionaire Single Dad: A Billionaire's Club Story

(The Billionaire's Club: Texas Heartthrobs #2)

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In The Billionaire Single Dad by Mandy Baxter, Carter Christensen takes a much-needed break after a less-than-stellar season as a Dallas Cowboy. He's ready to go to his cabin with his twin daughters and get a little peace and quiet. But what he doesn't count on is meeting a woman who will rile him up completely.

Tess Adams is still loving her decision to escape bustling New
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ebook, 109 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Alp
Feb 25, 2016 rated it liked it
2.5/5

This is my first time reading this author and honestly, it wasn’t what I expected. The story wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be, yet there was something about it that kept pulling me back to the book every time I started to lose interest.

Superstar quarterback, Carter Christensen, is a single dad. It had been over two years since his wife died, but he still couldn't move on with his life. He had never gone on a date and had become celibate since then. He had devoted most of his time and e
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Melliane
Oct 25, 2015 rated it liked it
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I enjoyed all the short volumes of this series and I was curious to discover the history of the last brother. Unlike the others, Carter is a widower raising two little girls. This is a very difficult job for a man who is not accustomed to this and who expected to raise his children with the woman of his life before fate took her. This is why, he still lives with her mind at his side. His life will change completely when, during some holidays, he meets with Tes
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Alyse
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
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I wasn't aware that this was a novella when I started. As I've said before, I've read novella's that have read like a full length book. This one did not. The "love" between Carter and Tess happened WAY to fast and was quite unbelieveable to me. For a man still grieving the death of his wife two years ago, falling in love after a week and a half is just ridiculous to me. No. No. No.

Plus, Carter is kinda a grumpy asshole to ever
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Linda
I have fast become a fan of Mandy Baxter's Billionaire stories and " The Billionaire Single Dad" was no different.
This novella was a quick read, but did not leave you wanting for anything. sure their was insta- love, adorable twins, an appreciative single woman, with a bad experience in her past. Oh, and of course one hunky billionaire , but what I love the most about Ms baxter's billionaires is that the money is not everything, they do not flaunt it to get attention and for that matter would p
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Jennifer
Oct 24, 2015 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted at The Book Nympho

The Billionaire Single Dad is a slow sexy burn that leads to a HEA for all involved.

Carter and Tess is a couple that tugs at your heart strings. They both have been alone for a while. Tess because she was cheated on and Carter because his wife died two years ago from cancer. Carter is alone with his twin five-year-old twin daughters and Tess is licking her wounds from the breakup with her asshole ex.

They meet one weekend when Carter brings th
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Jennifer
Dec 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

Carter, brother number two, is just as amazing as brother Nate. Yes, it's a little unrealistic that he would fall in love in a week after grieving for wife for two years, but it's fiction. And I loved it. Tess was perfect and a little relationship shy which I like is just what Carter needed. Now let's go see how great twin brother Travis is...
⭐️Lia⭐️
This was a no for me. I didn't like the characters and the way the book is written. There was almost no action and no chemistry between them. please don't waste your time with it
Jewlsbookblog
While this novella has events clipping along in a compressed time frame, it had all the fun components I enjoy for a sizzling, cute romance. A sexy hero, sweet heroine, and comic relief provided by said hero’s two adorably mischievous munchkins..what’s not to like?!
Terisa
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Billionaire Single Dad

Opening your heart isn’t always easy but it’s always best to try 4.5 stars

Carter Christensen is still caught up in the grief of losing his wife to cancer almost two years ago. He’s a Dallas Cowboy quarter back coming off of a less than stellar season and raising his twin daughter alone. Needing a much needed break he takes them to the lake house that has been in his family for years. There are many good memories tied up in it both with his wife as well as his family so
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Danielle
Sep 25, 2015 rated it liked it
I was really looking forward to this one because I love single dads but this story fell a little flat for me.

Carter is a single dad of twins and lost his wife two years ago. Although he might finally be ready to move on he is still confused on what he wants and what will be good for his girls. He decides since football season is over and the girls have a break he will take them to the cabin where he meets his new next door neighbor Tess.

Tess inherited the cabin from a deceased family member an
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Angie
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley from St. Martin's Press for an honest review. Several days ago I read the Christmas novella about Nate (brother to the hero for this book, Carter) so it was fresh in my mind and I remember it being ok. I did like how it set up for his 3 other brothers and reading their stories. I liked this one more than the first and would give it a 3.5 rating.

This is another quick read about Carter (NFL quarterback) who lost his wife to cancer 2 years ago and is
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


Out of all the cute novellas in this series, THE BILLIONAIRE SINGLE DAD was the one I was most excited about. I just adore single dad heroes and knew that Carter Christensen was going to be great.

Taking care of two rowdy girls had been difficult for Carter ever since his wife died of cancer. It’s been two years and in that time, Carter feels as if he has been regressing instead of making some progress in his life. His children are unhappy about his constant grumpiness and when they say they wa
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Mariel Hoss
Aug 31, 2016 rated it liked it
*ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

This second offering in the Billionaire Club series is more a novella than a full length romance read and focuses on Carter, NFL Football Player/Widower/Single Dad.

Widowed 2 years ago, he is taking time to reconnect with his 5 year old twin daughters. According to his girls, he needs a lot of help in the daddy department. Enter Tess, new neighbor and recently single due to a cheating boyfriend. Tess is also still licking her wounds...and
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Emma bramley
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
this is a quick read book. the sex scenes in the book are hot off the page between the characters. the story line and characters were both well written. this book has some funny moments mixed with the hot steamy scenes makes this a page turner
highly recommended
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Katherine
Oct 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 stars thanks netgalley for ARC
i really liked the book, i read it in a sitting but i think it might have been a bit short.Love the characters, some decisions were annoying but good in general. the twins were so cute i really liked them.
Anna
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
More a novella than anything but I enjoyed the heck out of it anyway. An insta-love story with some insta-sex but I've read more ridiculous premises in other stories so that's not a deal breaker.

Carter is a widow raising young twin daughters and a NFL QB and Texas oil royalty. I really liked Carter - he was decent, honorable, and flat out sexy. Tess was just the woman Carter needed and vice versa after her douche BF and BFF hurt her. So it really pained me when Carter hurt Tess, whether he was s
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Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Okay so, this book to me was oaky not bad but, okay. I felt like it draggedon some areas that should have only taken one or two chpaters the most. Don't get me wrong the first part of the book was good it's jus the other half. I found myself getting bored and I had to make myself finished hence why I waited to slong to review this book. Took me a coule of time to read it through.

*ARC was provided by Netgalley in exchnage for an honest review. *
Nikki
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Billionaire Single Dad
The Billionaire's Club: Texas Heartthrobs Volume 2
Release Date: November 3, 2015
St. Martins Press
Review Copy provided by the publisher

I was so damn happy to dive into this book! I had just finished book one in this series and I couldn't wait to read about another Christensen brother! I loved the first book in this series. Nate was uber yummy. But holy hell, Carter Christensen knocked my freakin' socks off!

Carter has been in the bowels of grief for almost two years. He
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After learning that her grandmother has graciously left her a beach front property in Nacogdoches, Tess Adams wholeheartedly believes she has just been handed the golden ticket to a much needed life reboot. The idea of leaving the big city and all her relationship baggage behind for a life filled with peace and tranquility puts her mind at ease and gives her hope that things might finally be going her way. She is still struggling with the pain from a bad breakup, but thinks putting her heart and ...more
Angela Goodrich
I thoroughly enjoy Baxter’s various Billionaire’s Club series. They’re quick reads with plenty of romance and steam with leading men who are down-to-earth despite their wealth and leading ladies who are sassy and not afraid to speak their minds. The Billionaire Single Dad was no different in this aspect as Carter and Tess navigate one another’s landmines as they come to terms with the attraction between them.

While I was initially hesitant about the single dad angle, Carter’s daughters played an
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Cynthia
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another cute sweet read of second chances one man lost his wife two years ago and is afraid to love again for fear of losing again. One woman who thought she found Mr. Right who made her feel so loved only to find out he was messing around with her best friend is afraid to love again in fear all men are the same. These two people meet he falls for her and she for him and his cute kids but he walks away. Will his fear keeping him from finding the women of his dreams or will his dead wife who he l ...more
Liza
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Mandy Baxter's Billionaire books are my new crack. I'm not sure if it is because I've fallen in love with the Christensen brothers for being so different from your average billionaires, but I need more of these books.

I liked Tess from the moment she appeared on the page. She didn't take any crap off her cheating boyfriend when she caught him with her best friend, and moved across the country to get a fresh start. She also has no problem standing up to her neighbor when his twin daughters take up
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Evie
Oct 18, 2015 rated it liked it
In this installment of the "A Billionaire's Club Story" by Mandy Baxter, Mandy introduces us to Carter Christensen. He's a widow, a father of 5-year old twins, a famous NFL quarterback, oh and a billionaire.

His wife died two years ago. She was his high school sweetheart and he can't see life without her. He's trying to do the best he can with his daughters but he knows he won't be enough. That when his daughters grow older they'll need someone. Yet the thought of him dating is kind of crazy for
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Hilda
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book for an honest review by NetGalley and the publisher.

Wow. This is the second book in the series and it made my skin tingle. Ms. Baxter did an outstanding job of providing me visual illustrations through her words. I found the story closely aligned with reality but still provided enough of a fairytale. (I'll let you decide)

The story is about Carter and Tess. Carter lost his wife two years prior and hasn’t found his way to happiness since that day. He is the loving father of tw
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Under the Covers Book Blog

Out of all the cute novellas in this series, THE BILLIONAIRE SINGLE DAD was the one I was most excited about. I just adore single dad heroes and knew that Carter Christensen was going to be great.

Taking care of two rowdy girls had been difficult for Carter ever since his wife died of cancer. It’s been two years and in that time, Carter feels as if he has been regressing instead of making some progress in his life. His children are unhappy about his constant grumpiness and when they say they wan

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Mignon Mykel
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Received a copy of the title in exchange for an honest review.

Mandy Baxter's writing style is definitely easy to read; at times the writing isn't as intriguing as others, but the full of it, the bottom line? It's believable -- and I certainly love a good story that seems like it happen to just about any person on the street.

Tess moves well-across the country to find herself after everything she knows proves to be false. She has every intention on enjoying her new, quiet life (because Texas is ce
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Alison
I received a free copy of this novel from the publisher via netgalley in return for an honest review.

I didn't realise until I started to write this review that I had read any other books by Mandy Baxter - unfortunately, when I checked Calibre I found that I was not a fan.

Single widowed man, Carter Christensen, father to twin daughters takes a long holiday in a sleepy Texas town. His palatial home is slap bang next to a small cottage which Tess Adams inherited from her grandmother and has decide
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P.e. lolo
Aug 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This book is part of a series with brothers who inherit money from their father whom they did not care for. Some of the brothers already have money and this book is about the brother who is the quarterback for the pro team in Dallas, and is also a single dad. His wife passed away and is now raising twin daughters by himself. Cater decides to take the girls to his cabin and spend some time alone with them. Tess Adams is going to the cabin that she inherited to get away from a cheating boyfriend w ...more
April Symes
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Carter Christensen is a rich Dallas Cowboy football player who has had a bad season and he has had a hard time since his wife died. He takes some time off to care for his twin daughters and to see about getting his life together. His life has been a mess since her death, he has been perpetually sour since her passing and his daughters miss their happy dad and they want to run away. They confess their plans to a neighbor Ms Tess Adams who convinces them to stay.
Tess has relocated to this area aft
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LJT
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Billionaire Single Dad is very hot novella from "new to me" author Mandy Baxter. This is the love story between pro-footballer Carter Christensen, and graphic artist Tess Adams. Carter lost his beloved wife to cancer about two years ago and has felt lost ever since. Luckily, his twin five-year-old girls, Jane and Jenny, keep him on his toes. Tess caught her fiancee in bed with her best friend and as a result, relocated to her late grandmother's cabin on Lake Nacogdoches to start afresh. Cart ...more
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Mandy Baxter lives in rural Idaho. She’s a part-time pet wrangler, a full-time sun worshiper, and only goes out into the cold when coerced. She loves black clothes, pink appliances and thinks junk food should be a recognized food group. In the summer, she can be found sitting by the lake, enjoying the view from her dock.

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