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Million Dollar Devil

(Million Dollar #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  3,230 ratings  ·  556 reviews
Big-city sophistication meets carnal hunger in this devilish contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from th
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 291 pages
Published May 28th 2019 by Montlake Romance
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from the wreckage of a bar brawl.
James Rowan earns a modest income as a YouTube daredevil, but he can’t refuse Lizzy’s million dollar deal. As she polishes his rough edges, creating a sophisticated
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

He’s beautiful, and though I should feel some pride in paying a part in bringing out this man’s beauty, all I can feel is a knot in my stomach. A knot I can’t quite seem to loosen, no matter how much I try. It’s starting to hurt to look at him.

I had a hard time putting this book down. The story and characters grabbed a hold of me from the prologue and I found myself enjoyably lost in this incredibly steamy and angsty romance. Katy Evans has c
DNF-ed this novel at 58% and I am beyond disappointed with the outcome...

I am truly saddened about the outcome of this novel. Maybe it's because I hyped it up too much, but I knew that at 12% through I would not be able to get through it. But because I have so much respect for Katy, I just had to continue. I almost threw my kindle to the wall at 33% through, but I kept going. This was my head at that point...

I finally made it to 58% and I had to stop... Gosh, it hurts writing this soooo much
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Elizabeth Banks is a 25 yr. old socialite from Atlanta's Midtown area who grew up in a world surrounded by men, and is now trying to thrive in a company that caters mostly to men. She's a rich heiress to the Banks LTD fortune, and as the only daughter of Harold Banks, she's always striving to get her father's acceptance and approval. She wants to impress him and prove her worth, so when she's given the task of finding the face for the launch of their new men
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Mixed feelings on this one. To be honest, I loved it and I disliked it.

Gotta think some more before giving a review.....

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I think the premise of the story was interesting, and I looked forward to reading how everything would play out. However, it felt a bit monotone to me. I couldn't really get into the story, I was reading without being engaged with the characters. Especially, Lizzy Banks was someone I could not relate to or find sympathetic. I also didn't like the whole transforming the daredevil into a gentleman. I think it was a bit too much in regar
Mindy Lou's Book Review
May 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
This had equal amounts of good and not so good for me. In the beginning, I enjoyed their banter and how easy they were with each other. I loved how James was in hot pursuit of Lizzy from the moment he locked eyes with her. His constant flirting was fun.

I didn't like how tongue tied Lizzy kept getting. I just don't think smart women get stupid because of a mans looks. I did like that she didn't hide her returned attraction to him...too much. She resists due to the situation they were in but sinc
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Lizzy is 25 years old. She's been groomed to be her father's heir at their man's clothing company all her life - even though she's 'only' a girl. She has to prove to her dad that she's really got what it takes. She needs to make this upcoming new line a mega success. She needs the perfect male model for these new suits. It pays one million dollars and all the rich suit-wearing idiots she asked didn't want the job.

Enter James. Jimmy. She meets him in a dive bar she accidentally stumbles into one
+eArc gently provided by publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+

1.5 stars

Elizabeth Banks lives to please her father, so she does not want to disappoint him when she decides to look for a model for the new line of formal menswear. But instead of getting a millionaire, Elizabeth gets James Rowan who is dedicated to performing risky physical challenges on YouTube in exchange for money.

The story starts well, and I liked it at first, but then she continues playing up with her zero
Sentranced Jem
Jun 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-2019, 3-5-stars
I am such a massive fan of Katy Evans and I was so excited to receive this book but having read it, I'm not sure what to make of it.
I really did enjoy the book but then there is a part of me that isn't so thrilled about it either.
So my opinion on Million Dollar Devil is smack dab in the middle...50/50.

I enjoyed the pace, I love the banter, I love the sexual chemistry but I felt like there was something missing in the storyline.

Overall, A solid 3.5 stars.

*ARC generously provided in exchange for
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
3.5 'Devil's dare' Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

I am always ready for whatever this lady writes and Million Dollar Devil did sound right up my alley. I mean a sexy YouTube daredevil making a heiress to a fortune and business fall in love not with the perfect guy she has created but the actual man inside of that? Sounds great, right? And it surely was entertaining and sexy, as any word written by Katy Evans.

Million Dollar Devil is a st
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ⭐'s

I quite enjoy Katy Evans' Alphas...they're always so possessive and so extreme but it just wasn't the case with this book. I "think" that made me happy but one thing that did make me happy was the interest that was shown when James and Lizzy first meet.

Lizzy works for her Dad who owns a men's clothing line, mainly suits. She's tasked with finding the next Mr. It and is having trouble. She finds herself at this low end bar and that's where James shows up and immediately gets into a fist fi
Christine B
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What happens when you have a heir to her father's company Banks LTD trying to impress and make a name for herself and prove she deserves CEO position after her father retires. You have Elizabeth Lizzy Banks, she has a new line and now a new problem, no model for the up coming suit fashion. Lizzy wanders into a dive bar she was sure no one would know her to drink her problems away. That is where she finds youtube sensation James Jimmy Rowan in a brawl. He was the most gorgeous guy she ever laid e ...more
Apr 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
dnf @ 38%

Gosh this book was terrible. Has it really been so long since the release of Real , that my tastes have changed, and I can't stand Evans' writing anymore? Because I honestly cannot stand the writing, and the characters and literally everything, because even the worst books have something redeeming, and this had nothing.

Andrea Fleury
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the concept of this story. Take a average jimmy and turn him into the next best thing. But don't sleep with him when he turns out to be desirable and smoking hot.
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
MY RATING: 3/5 Stars

I received a copy from Thomas Allen & Sons in exchange for a honest review.

I'm not sure but I think this is my first Katy Evans novel and while I enjoyed the majority of the book, it's always disappointing when you know it could have been wrapped up faster than the execution. For example, our heroine, Lizzy needs a model fast for her father's billionaire dollar suit business so when she spots the hottest man alive, she goes in for the kill. James, a man who does stupid stunt
Apr 19, 2019 marked it as nope
If that's the blurb to catch the reader's attention, it had the opposite effect on me. What a ridiculous blurb. And there's this reviewer I follow who gives 5 stars to every single book. When she she gives a low rate, it's 4 stars 😁😁 and she didn't finish the book. I can only imagine the snooze fest. LMAO

And the heroine here is the kind that ruins the book. The author decided for a self enthralled snob bitch. Read this review and see for yourselves, saying she saved someone from the garbage; thi
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While reading Million Dollar Devil I got the 'Pretty Woman' vibes, but role reversal and, he is not a prostitute, but a daredevil YouTuber and Lizzy will someday own her Father’s business. A Men’s clothing company.

Things I enjoyed, James I liked him a lot and I enjoyed his relationship with his brother, and sadly that is about it. Lizzy I could not connect with at all. I didn’t like her attitude, in fact, I found James to be too good for her which, I get sounds ironic considering their social an
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3 stars!! For me it was an ok read...Enjoyable, sweet, sexy, romantic and well written story!!
Sophia Triad
Feb 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
This looks VERY good!
Bookphenomena (Micky)
DNF unrated

I am sad to say that this didn't work for me on any level. I didn't like the characters, the story had potential but it wasn't realised and the heat was on overload. I found I just couldn't continue. I have much respect for Katy Evans work that I have loved but this was not of the same brushstroke.
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I was so happy to be able to review "Million Dollar Devil" - as I loved previous books by Katy Evans. And I know you can feel the BUT come - so here it is ...

BUT I am not sure what happened to the feelings ... this author was always about deep feelings for me - I can still remember crying over "REAL". Sure an author is allowed to change his style or genre. But there are different types of changes and just a little more than a week ago I was having a discussion with an author that felt her reade
Tracy  C
Mar 14, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had a hard time believing this story. My first issue was that James and Lizzy were such dissimilar characters, I didn't believe they would have anything in common to sustain a relationship. I did not like how James's diction made him seem like an unintelligent jerk. I also did not believe the plot line. I immediately thought that a good way to go for the suit line was make an ordinary man extraordinary. Why would Lizzy even consider millionaires as models? Lame. Then Lizzy's father did a compl ...more
Million Dollar Devil is a sexy contemporary romance. The story takes place in Atlanta.

The narrators are Elizabeth/Lizzie and James/Jimmy (1st person POVs).

Lizzie (25) works for her dad. They are very rich (her nickname is the heiress). She is in charge of the launch of their new line of men's designer suits. She needs to find a model/spokesperson.

James is a daredevil who will do any dare for money. He has a youtube channel with lots of videos.

I liked the idea of Elizabeth having to find someone
Dilek VT
The heroine sounds like someone I would hate...
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Jimmy Rowan’s name is synonymous with danger and excitement. Well amongst his YouTube fans anyway. He has gained a strong following by taking on dare’s for cash. His younger brother Charlie captures it all on video and they upload it to their channel following. Charlie is all he has left of his family that was taken from them in a tragic accident. Jimmy’s focus in life is to be a good role model for his brother and make sure he has a good upbringing.

When Jimmy walks into his local bar after comp
Book Maniac Forever

⭐️ 3.5 "Daredevil" Stars ⭐️
When I first read the blurb for Million Dollar Devil I was already sold on this story. Sadly for me, this novel didn’t entirely convinced me. I had difficulty for the first quarter of this book to be captivated by the storyline, but persevered in my reading. It paid off because I gradually connected more to the characters and enjoyed this book. Not my favorite from this author, but still pleasant.

"I've never met a human being that made me fell as alive - as
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle


This was an okay read. It had its moments and some likable characters, but there were also moments that fizzled our or seemed to be over the top.

My favorite part of the story is the daredevil. James was utterly delicious. I liked his persona and how he loved Charleigh. His ethical struggle made sense, and his insecurities matched his character. As with most heroes, his bedroom skills were in point, and the bedroom scenes with the heroine were g
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"If you were shopping for gentlemen, baby, you went to the wrong place."

Hot damn! Who wants a gentleman when you can have a #ManBabe like him? Excuse me while I fan myself... Jimmy is a daredevil who has a YouTube following. He takes dares for money and he's not afraid of anything. But, will he do anything for money? A million dollars is a lot of money, right? Will he allow the beautiful heiress to polish his ruggedness into within an inch of its life, give him a makeover, and drape
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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 10 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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