The Big, Bad Billionaire
An intensely sexy Billionaire Fairy Tales standalone novel by Jackie Ashenden that is billionaire romance meets Little Red Riding Hood with a happily ever after.
Wicked. Ruthless. Obsessed.
Sent away from his family as a boy because he couldn’t be controlled, Rafe DeSantis’s new guardian turned him into a monster. One who wants only two things out of life: To get reveng...more
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Rafael or Rafe as he prefers to be called, is thirty-two years old. As a young child, he had trouble controlling his emotions and easily fell into temper tantrums or rages. His parents could not be trou ...more
This is Rafe and Ella's story. Rafe has fought hard for everything he has. Being sent away when he was fourteen to control his volatile temper, by parents too disinterested to bother with him, Rafe grew up away from his brothers and sister. Living with his grandfather ...more
Fairy tale theme of big bad wolf and little red riding hood. Seemed to be forced into the story somehow, choppy, not really smooth or woven into the romance well (in my humble opinion).
But definitely lot's of sexual tension, over the top chemistry and alpha hero (maybe a tad too much at times...).
Ella Hart has only her grandmother and her dancing. But she loves both and passionately. Ella would like to go to P ...more
This book is completely different from the first in the series. Featuring the dark and hard emotions of Rafe, this book is a standalone.
I had a hard time coming to terms with Rafe. He was mean, he was abrupt but he was completely captivated with Ella. So you know he had to have some redeeming qualities. We just had to go through a lot to find them.
He likes to use fear and intimidation but that tended to backfire with the strong backbone in Elma. Eve ...more
"The Big, Bad Billionaire" is the story of Ella and Rafe.
In this book, we have a broken, scarred hero who is utterly obsessed with our naive, determined heroine. Having sta ...more
Rafe has been patiently waiting and biding his time until it was right to have Ella within his reach. The time has come now and there is nothing o ...more
Rafe due to his vital temperament Rafe when he was a teenager was sent to away. Rafe childhood has made him the hard and distant person that he is today. Rafe looks to take what he lost and what he wants back. ...more
“She understood that there would be nothing “fine” about a kiss. It had ravaged her, destroyed her. Made her realize how unprepared she was for a man like him.”
The Big, Bad Billionaire was a lot of fun. I really enjoy modern re-tellings of classic novels & fairy-tales and this one really took me by surprise. I love that this author decided to go a different route and gave us a re-telling that we don’t see too often; Little Red Riding Hood. ...more
Rafe’s coup against his rich and powerful father means he’s now in charge o ...more
Another excellent story in this series. This series are based on well known fairy tales. As you have prob guessed by the title this story is Little Red Riding Hood.
Rafe has watched Ella from afar for the majority of her life. He wanted to claim her as his and he waited for just the right time.
Such a great fairy tale with lots of emotions and a terrific happy ever after.
Can’t wait to find out if there will be more to this series. I really love t ...more
Full disclosure: I only made it to 10%. The fact that the hero is obsessed with the heroine, becomes her legal guardian and withholds $$ from her unless she dates him is completely grossing me out. Maybe it's the current harassment climate in the country - but I can't. ...more
Rafe waited patiently though to get his revenge and he got in all ways that matter. He took his fathers company and now ...more
Lead Male Character : Rafe ★ ★ ★
Lead Female Character : Ella ★ ★ ★
Plotline : ★ ★ ★ ★
Genre : Contemporary Romance
Will I reread this book? : Maybe
Verdict : Not bad
It was a little boring at times but I still found the story interesting.
About the Hero :I didn't like him much at the start. But I did started liking him by the end. But I didn't understand that why did he stalk and woo her and then say that she deserved better than him???
The overall read of this book was alright for me ...more
I definitely recommend it to fans of fairytale retellings that are hot dirty.
ARC provided by publisher th ...more
This book started well and I thought this might be the book that elevates this author above the 3* rating for me but unfortunately it wasn’t.
Rafe is the billionaire CEO of DS Corp and people love him, he smiles and people believe he’s nice but the smiles are false and he’s far from nice. Rafe has a dark and tormented past, he was a problem child who suffered from temper tantrums and as a result of that he was sent to live with his grandfather. Life with his grandfather was hard and brutal but it ...more
While this is the four ...more
As readers we all have our checklist, right? Well, it seems that Jackie Ashenden has the same taste in alpha males as I do because I find hers irresistible. It doesn't matter if they are bikers, billionaires or bounty hunters, they are all bossy and badass. They all speak caveman and know what to do once they get what they want. And if they are broken bad boys, even better.
Rafe is broken, but he hides it well. He's personable and charming. Sexy in a ...more
The characters had depth, the romance was rife with tension, the emotional push-pull was beautifully done. The only reason I didn't give this book a 5 was because there just wasn't enough chase. I like my alpha billionaires to chase--and this book had a Little Red Riding Hood theme! It would have been a perfect opportunity to put some delicious chases in this book.
Anyway...well written story. Will be reading more from this author. ...more
Love in all it's tragic glory turns into an empowering tale of happily ever after. Ms. Ashenden breaks down barriers and tunnels deep into the soul of her readers. The Big Bad Billionaire is a haunting story of obsession, romance and so much pain. Ella and Rafe share a bond that has remained embedded in their souls. It borders on manic, but it seems almost ethereal. The misunderstood little boy has now become an embittere ...more
We've gotten stories from all the other brothers so it's about time that we get to see what the story was for Rafe. In the last book we watched him take down his father's role as CEO and now it's come to fruition. He seems to have everything that he could ever want - with the exception of one thing. one person. Ella.
Ella - our leading la ...more
Ella Hart is alone just her grandmother and her she puts everything she has into her dancing she is so passionate with it, she is vulnerable and quiet so when she needs to ask her guardian for money to go to Paris for dance ...more
Ella was merely a little girl when Rafe was sent away but she was always told to stay away from him that he was no good. But when Ella lost both of her parents years earlier Rafe's father is the one that was given guardianship of her trust. Only now things are about to change...and she fin ...more
Thank you Author and Publisher
I Give this Book 3 Stars
Having Read Several Books from This Author, my rating is usually a consistent 3 Stars. For some reason when I read this authors books it seems like there is a ‘disconnect’ from the characters to author, there for you cannot connect with the storyline.
I truly see extreme potential from this author and eagerly await for a true 5 star.
I did enjoy this book, but is was like it was cut and pasted together and ...more
Triggers: Death, Child Abuse, Self Harming behaviors, questionable consent issues
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.
Rafe is home now, back for revenge and his obsession. He was sent away when he was younger because his family deemed him "unworthy" and "unruly". However, he has had years of resentment and hatred building and when he comes home he does so with a plan to take over and d ...more