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The Stubborn Billionaire (Muse #1)

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He had a plan for her. Her getting under his skin wasn't it.

I’ll stop at nothing to get what I want. It’s the Dyson way.
Ruthless? Maybe. But it’s what’s put me on top. And it’s what’s going to help me get revenge on the woman who put my family through hell.

I’m going to ruin Sienna Roberts.

My plan has been in play for months. She has no idea I’m the mysterious benefactor co
Published January 23rd 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence)
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4 stars

The Stubborn Billionaire by Lexxie Couper was a very good read.

The storyline enjoyable, the characters Sienna and James were passionate, stubborn and had amazing chemistry.
Watching them come together and work through their insecurities kept me turning the pages.
Overall, The Stubborn Billionaire was a quick, steamy and entertaining read. A good start to the The Muse series by Lexxie Couper.

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Chris  Carroll
Oh yeah... yum

I do enjoy a great billionaire/millionaire story once in a while and this one fits the bill. After all, being a bit eccentric and over the top has its moments. Plus, revenge has a way of biting you when you least expect it.

Dyson has a plan and that plan does not include falling for Sienna but when the heat starts turning up, the story gets hot! When he gets to know Sienna, he knows he is screwed. She is not what he expected! In fact, he gets a bit possessive of her....

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Slick's review:

Author Lexxie Couper always offers up hot and sexy romance and she’s done it again in The Stubborn Billionaire, her first offering from Entangled Indulgence. Two people with a difficult history, a plot for revenge, and a connection like neither has experienced before made this one exciting and intoxicating romance.

When her father is put in prison for multiple crimes, Sienna Roberts has no choice but to take in her 15 year old half brother who is not only grieving the death of his
My Review:

My first response was…I think the title is all wrong. The billionaire isn't stubborn, the artist is more stubborn than he is. But really, the title is all wrong. Give me some time to work on it and I'll come up with a better one. Review to follow...

Well, I haven’t come up with a great title for this book, but this one still doesn’t sit well with me. However, I do like the book quite a lot.

The characters were very well done. They had a depth to them and stayed true to themselves throu
Jessica Alcazar
James and Sienna have history. This little gem of a story is an enemy to lovers story. Now we all know, those are the best stories for sizzling chemistry. If done correctly, you can feel it brewing even before your leads know it's happening. Lexxie Couper did it correctly! She did an exceptional job of not only maturing both James and Sienna individually, but also as one. The story unfolded without a flaw. It is exactly what you should expect from this trope :)

Another great aspect to this story
Maria Rose
James Dyson is looking for revenge. His brother committed suicide after a woman broke his heart, and James believes he's got to deliver justice. Sienna Roberts, an up and coming artist is the woman in question and he's got a plan to destroy her one step at a time. It doesn't matter that the first time they met, before they knew who each other was, the sizzling attraction between them was the most real reaction he'd had to a woman in months.

Sienna is keeping things together one day at a time. Her
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

*slight spoilers*

James Dyson is uber hot, uber rich, and uber pissed off... At a one Sienna Roberts.

He believes that she did something awful to someone close to him. Something very very very bad that had dire, fatal results. And he wants to get even. So he sets in motion a plan to destroy her completely. Emotionally, Socially. Utter destruction to sate his need for vengeance. Months of preparation and manipulation go into his project. And finally he's ready to begin.

But then he's dumbfounded b
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Quick easy read but not without its pitfalls. Revenge is always a matter of viewpoint. This time viewpoints changed and the fire burning for revenge just may need recitations. Everything is not always as it appears.

His plan was in place. His mind set for the kill. He had every detail accounted for. Or so he thought. He never counted on Sienna not being what he thought she was. He never counted on her smile. Her story. Her charm. Her allure.

Steamy passion, fiery anger, twist & turns, lavish
Angel Hatfield
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sienna is raising her half brother Zachary/Zach who is fifteen. Zach is angry, sad, and moody. Sienna had no idea how to raise Zach. when Zach was with their father he gave Zach everything he wanted and never disciplined him, and Zach’s mother was always in a drug induced fog until she overdosed and died. Sienna’s mother had at least had tried to instilled some morals in her. Then when Sienna was fourteen her parents divorced and there was a custody battle until her mom was in a car accident and ...more
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put this down! I know it is kinda cheesy, but it was sweet sexy and just a good story. I have to say I loved all the characters, even the supporting ones. Everyone had depth and just came alive. I was laughing out loud at some of their comments and dialogue.

Sienna, wow she was just a really great character. She had spunk and just lit the pages on fire when she was on them. She knew who and what she was and was so in touch with herself...I am so jealous! Sexy as hell too, I guess I am in
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James Dyson, power media mogul, ruthless, extremely unforgiving and hell bent on vengeance for the death of his brother. His target the quiet, talented, somewhat reclusive artist Sienna Roberts.
Sienna grew up the child of a wealthy, powerful father whose illegal activities landed him in jail, saddled her with his debt and a 15 year old half brother who is a stranger to her. She walked away from that life at 18 when she saw the destructive power of money. For her, living s
May 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one, but I didn’t love it as much as I wanted.

Here, we have Sienna and James. James hates Sienna because he believes she hurt someone close to him. So, for months he’s been going step by step in his plan to destroy her. The thing is, that all goes out the window the moment he’s face to face with her and interacts with her frequently.

I disliked James a lot, lol. I knew he was avenging someone close to him, but I disliked the idea that anything goes. The more we get to know Sienna,
Kathleen R.
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Title: Stubborn Billionaire
Author: Lexxie Couper

4 unexpected stars

The Stubborn Billionaire is the first novel I've read by Lexxie Couper and all I can say is bravo. Bravo for creating characters that will make you laugh and then curse out loud because of their ability to overlook the simplest things and frustrate the heck out of you because of their stubbornness. Then you have to wonder just which of the two is more stubborn as the story unfolds. Dyson had it all planned out when he commissi
Samantha Kay
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Stubborn Billionaire was a weird read for me in that for the first 50% of the book I was pretty sure that this book was going to be a 2 or 3 star read for me because I wasn't particularly impressed by what was going on in the beginning the book. I'm all for a wanting revenge to falling in love book, but in the case of the first half of this book, I just couldn't stand the hero of this book and that in turn had me really forcing myself to keep turning the pages instead of DNF-ing this book. T ...more
***3.5-4 Stars***

Ruthless Billionaire was a book full of hate, lust and passion. Lexxie Couper has woven an intense story of revenge, with well-developed characterization and an entertaining storyline.

Sienna Roberts is a talented artist in a difficult situation. Her father is in prison for embezzlement and she lives with her half-brother, a moody and spoiled teenager. The bills are piling up and she desperately needs to sell some of her artwork. Unbeknownst to her, one man has sworn to destroy
A Klue
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3.5 stars!

The Stubborn Billionaire does have your usual plot line of billionaire plus damsel in distress. However, the male lead in this book starts out as a really diabolical villain which doesn't really stop our female lead getting a bad case of the lust for him. They did have a light flirtation in the past that could have developed further if the plot device aka the possessive brother, did not sabotage it. It can be a bit melodramatic but funny enough it was more on James' side rather than S
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well, I must say I really liked this steamy revenge romance. The Stubborn Billionaire is just that, too.

James Dyson believes Sienna Roberts is responsible for something that fatally affected someone very close to him. He plans and schemes to get back at her, ruin her, really. And then he meets her and, uh oh, plan in danger. He is intrigued by Sienna and rightfully so. Sienna is good, like a truly good person. She's funny and artistic and cares for her younger brother more than anyone else in th
Bette Hansen
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
What started out as a plan for revenge quickly changes as James Dyson really gets to know the woman he blames for his brother's death. Sienna Roberts is nothing like the woman Clinton described to him as a gold digger and a user. In fact she seems to be the complete opposite. Now he's really intrigued by her and won't stop until he finds out exactly who the real Sienna Roberts is.

This was a great read with fantastic writing and characters. I would absolutely recommend this book to everyone.
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.


Grief tends to make us feel things more strongly. This was all started by accusations delivered by a sick, injured soul. A grief stricken brother, already feeling guilty over how his brother was treated before he died, seeks revenge on an innocent woman. Then he falls in love with her himself.
Elizabeth Neal
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sienna, over the past six months, has had to deal with more than enough for one person. Her friend and roommate, Clinton, changed becoming aggressive in regards to his feelings for her, her estranged Dad, the one whose lifestyle she walked away from eight years ago, went to prison and somehow she's know responsible for his legal bills, she became the sole guardian for her constantly acting out fifteen-year-old half-brother, Zach, and her once flourishing art career has become virtually non-exist ...more
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I have to admit to you all that I'm not ordinarily a fan of the billionaire/millionaire romance genre as a whole. I just typically can't get into them for some reason, but I do occasionally read them and find a gem worthy enough to note to you all. So I'm happy to report that The Stubborn Billionaire was definitely one of them!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book more than I expected, guys. But then again, I should have anticipated that given the fact that Lexxie is one of my favorite authors w
Monica Cardoza
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Stubborn Billionaire was a great read that had everything that I like in a story. This story was filled with romance, laughter, sadness but overall it showed that revenge is something that can back fire. The characters were well developed and the storyline was great. James was a man that believed what he believed but sometimes what appears is not what appears. Then there was Sienna an incredible woman that had a rough life with her parents. Now she is taking care of her step brother and is t ...more
Carissa Janes
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I felt like I've read several of Lexxie's books, but I don't remember the others being written in the same way. This book has the delicious tension that has you panting and wanting more, but it also has a complete and satisfying storyline that wraps up in a way that I love. I think of her other works as shorter novels that are mostly about great sex scenes, (or maybe that's just but this one had really well developed characters. James, our hero, was a jerk, but he became loveable and c ...more
Isha Coleman
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ms. Couper pulled a fast one. I went into this story knowing that I was going to dislike James and I came out even more intrigued by him. That are various layers to both James and Sienna that are hard to endure but kept me enraptured all the same. What neither understands is there is no black and white when it comes to the heart. That gray area almost always wins. The Stubborn Billionaire is a complex story that begins with revenge and ends with love.
Shannon Godwin
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OH WOW! Talk about a book!! WOW! I loved it! I Love billionaire books and I love revenge books (Most of the time). This book has it all! This book had me feeling all kinds of crazy! This book is very well written and I could not have asked for anything better!
Seeing James' plan backfire on him is something you don't want to miss. I don't want to ruin anything so all I am going to say is this is a MUST READ!!
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
Love Lexxie Couper's work!! I'm so very happy she is working on a new series!!

This book took me a bit to get into....James was such a 'f*uckwit' and Sienna was in a bad situation due to her father and what James had planned. Finally James learned that who he thought Sienna is/was was not who she really is.

Wonderful book/story if/when you give it a chance.
J.S. Snow
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lexxie's writing as always is spot on and terrific! Loved this story and wish there was more of it. It's my only overall complaint about her work, it's so good, I wish it was LONGER! It's not a short story or a novella by any means, but in depth back story would be fun and intriguing to read. Loved the HEA and as always, look forward to reading more from this amazing Author from down under!
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

It took me a little longer than normal to read this book. I think it is because I was so pissed at James Dyson. I know that we all over react to characters for different reason but James Dyson jumped off the pages and exuded power, He is a powerful man that believes Sienna has done something morally wrong. But what makes me most pissed off at him is that he doesn't ask questions, he makes assumptions. Putting the plan in place h
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Lexxie’s not a deviant. She just has a deviant’s imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get darkly erotic romances with a twist of horror, sci-fi and the paranormal.

When she’s not submerged in the worlds she creates, Lexxie’s life revolves around her family, a husband who thinks she’s insane, a indoor cat who likes to stalk shadows, two yabbies h
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