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Betraying the Billionaire

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Julian Worth isn’t a man with time to spare. Ruling his billion dollar empire with an iron fist, work is the true love of his life. Which is why when it comes to marriage, a strategic alliance matters more than love. Julian is more than ready to sign on for a little superficial dating and a marriage of convenience if it allows him to take his company to the next level. Wha ...more
ebook, 258 pages
Published July 8th 2019 by Entangled Publishing LLC (Indulgence)
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Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Betraying the Billionaire was a sweet, intense and joyful read. I've read my fair share of "arranged marriages" books, but this one was in a league all of its own! Holly was a very relatable character. Despite being born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she was down to earth, kind and real. I found little pieces of myself in her and I love being able to connect to the heroine on that level. Julian was unlike any other billionaires that I've read. He wasn't illustrated as a manwhore and disrespe ...more
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-reads
Good lord, did I love this novel. I quite literally devoured it in the space of less than a day - even when I was supposed to have been doing work. But honestly? It was worth it - I've read one other of Victoria Davies' novels (which I also loved), but this - I truly have to say, has probably become one of my favourite novel (at least for the time being). Is there anything better than a gut-wrenching novel about two people who are so perfect for one another, yet so in the wrong time and place? T ...more
Maggie Whitworth
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sometimes lighthearted, sometimes tense billionaire romance .

The characters are great , love the twin swap thing .

Julian is wonderful as the Billionaire boss looking to marry to further his business, but when something doesn’t seem right he and his business partners have to dig very deep to find the reasons.
All the while he’s falling for Lily, or is it Holly ?

Holly and Lillian swap rolls to save jobs and the family business , not knowing the man behind it all , their father , has even m
Peggy R
This was an easy enjoyable read. Holly and Julian were good characters that were well written and had good chemistry. The story is not new (twin sisters switching places) but the author did a nice job of infusing the story with emotion as Julian and Holly take their journey to a happy ending. I liked the secondary characters - Lillian and Julian's co-workers Jason and Ryan. The author gave the reader a hint of Lillian's story in the epilogue and I am looking forward to reading her journey.
Jamie Lee Zonneveld
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Betraying the Billionaire was my first book by Victoria Davies. And I loved it! It is so well written and the story is so good! I loved Julian and Holly. I hope we get Lillian's story too.
Sara Oxton
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Betraying the Billionaire by Victoria Davies a five-star read that you would forgive anything for. This was my first read by this author and I am sure it won’t be the last, I was sobbing at times reading this one, smiling so big it hurt my face at others, Holly is someone you will fall for, she is just such a warm and inviting character. Julian is great, and you will warm to him as the story progresses, and unfolds, they are so complex and sublime together they will blow you away. The secondary ...more
Smut Report
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc2019
Heat Factor: Mostly closed door, but not 100% (in case you’re squeamish)
Character Chemistry: In the way of love based on a lie, the chemistry was aces
Plot: Pretty close to exactly what you’d expect
Overall: I alternated between rage and euphoria

Let’s do a contemporary take on Dukes, I said. Billionaires are basically contemporary Dukes. Billionaires are a whole romance thing! We’ll see what happens. I was prepared not to be impressed on account of the twin swap dishonest beginnings trope and the
Angel Hatfield
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holly felt this meeting was far out of her comfort zone to work But if she fails everything will fall apart She was to meet her sisters fiance as her sister as her sister -Jullian-had left in the middle of the night as she will not marry Julian but she must have a plan to leave Holly in this position. . So Holly was to meet Jullian and act like she was Lillian. The twins had learned long ago to avoid their father-John- whenever they could. The man might be a business mongrel but when it came to ...more
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for a hidden identity or a switch willingly Romance, and BETRAYING THE BILLIONAIRE has all that and so much more. Lillian and Holly’s father is about to send Lillian off to a business enhancing marriage of convenience and she wants nothing to do with the man who she is supposed to surrender herself to. In steps her twin sister, Holly, who is also appalled by their father’s actions by trying to marry her sister off to a man who will never love
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: feel-good
This book had it all: big bad billionaire with a heart of gold - check, down to earth girl - check, drama and tears - check, hot scenes - check, happily ever after - check. So, in all: a must read if you are into hot guys, unexpected plot twists and identical twin sisters, who couldn't be more different.
Julian is a selfmade billionaire, who wants to create a name in the world. He believes his best move is to merge with a renowned family business of the Abbott family. The most logic way is a busi
Synergy Quest
Jul 04, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 stars - I wish I liked this one more. The hero was great, honest, fair and generous, with a soft center he rarely shows. The heroine, her I just couldn’t like.

She was all woe is me, I’m the second rate/second best gorgeous identical sibling. My sister is vivacious and has a few million waiting for her when she marries. I’ve always been chosen last, left behind, why doesn’t anyone see me. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Give me a break! She’s beautiful, grew-up wealthy, with e
Linda Walters
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book a lot. Julian and Holly were great main characters and it didn't take long for them to tug on my heart. Especially Holly who was so caught in her father's trap. She was practically invisible to him and others. Well, until her father John needed to use her. She knew that her father just saw them as tools to use to his advantage; in any way he saw fit. And he knew ways to force them into line.
Everyone was quick to see her twin sister Lillian. And as much as that hurt her
Sofie Sehested
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book and that is why it gets 4,5 stars from me.
It is funny but most of the time throughout this read I had the lyrics to the chorus of “You can’t always get what you want” by The Rolling Stones in my head.
“You can’t always get what you want,
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you find
You get what you need”
Holly is a twin born four minutes after her sister so she is not an heiress and has always seen herself as sec
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

Wow, what a totally engrossing novel from author Victoria Davies. Betraying the Billionaire grabs you right from the start and the compelling story never falters. The two primary characters, Holly Abbott and Julian Worth, have seductive chemistry, and their romantic courtship is replete with discovery, desire and love. After enjoying quite a few of Ms. Davies's offerings, her books have become an "auto-buy" for me.

Holly and Lillian Abbott are identical twins. Their father is a control
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Everything in Julian Worth's life revolves around his business, it's all about making more money and finding new ways to top the competition. Even if that means doing something like signing on the dotted line to marry a woman he barely knows, just to strike up a worthy business deal, and merge companies with fellow business giant. It's not like he is going to fall in love with the's just business! Or is it?

Being the daughter of a business tycoon comes with it's disadvantages, everythin
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: publisher, netgalley
Julian and Holly’s story was a moving, emotional and wonderful adventure in Betraying the Billionaire by Victoria Davies, book one in her Abbott series. My heart ached for Holly as I too was that shy, insecure young lady. Being the second born twin has affected and defined her entire life. When her sister goes MIA her uncaring father decides she will take her place (think twin switch) and marry Julian Worth as part of a business deal. What type of father does this sort of thing? Not just offer a ...more
Jul 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I admit I’m kind of on the fence about this one. The premise was interesting. A father pushes his daughter into an arranged marriage by blackmailing her. And there was an interesting twist: the daughter meant to marry disappears and her twin sister must take her place. Holly finds herself caught in her father’s machinations. The family business is failing and he tells her that if she doesn’t play the part of her sister and win over her intended fiancé it will mean people will lose their jobs. Sh ...more
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
When their father’s company gets into financial difficulties, Holly and her twin Lillian are desperate to protect their employees and avoid layoffs. Their father proposes a business deal with the hugely successful but ruthless Julian Worth which involves not only a merger of their companies but a marriage to Lillian – the older twin and heir to their grandmother’s fortune. When Lillian disappears, Holly is blackmailed by her father (very much the villain of the story) into impersonating Lillian ...more
Nickie Adler
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Being born four minutes after her identical twin sister, has set Holly Abbott, second in life. Her grandmother was very clear leaving her estate to the first born. Now that her father wants to join businesses with billionaire Julián Worth, he has set his mind to marry her sister Lillian off. Except when Lillian runs away, since we wants no part in her father’s schemes, Holly has to take her place. Transforming herself into Lillian’s personality and clothing, isn’t hard for Holly, she’s had a lif ...more
Heather Wood
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Trope: marry to save the family business, twin swap
Cover rating: so cute and fits the character descriptions
Book description accuracy: very accurate and sets up the story well
General review:
This was my first story by Davies but it won’t be the last! This was one I did not want to put down and I loved how sweet the H was. I was so on board with this relationship and it was presented in a way that actually made sense for the trope. I liked the h and Davi
Diane McConnell
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-arc
Holly impersonates her twin sister!

Holly Abbott is impersonating her identical twin sister Lillian until she can be located so an arranged marriage will go through with billionaire businessman Julian Worth. Julian Worth and John Abbott have arranged a marriage so the merger of their two companies becomes a reality but when she disappears, John Abbott makes Holly cover for Lillian without letting Julian know she is missing. Most people think that Holly and Lillian are identical but they have very
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Arranged marriage? Billionaire hero? The heroine pretending to be her twin sister? These are definitely things that have me picking up a book faster than you can say CEO. This was a perfect blend of all 3 elements without a lot of angst (hallelujah).
Our hero is about to enter into an arranged marriage as part of a business merger because he needs the high society princess to help him get into doors a lot easier. What he doesn’t know is that his fiancée is definitely not keen and he is getting
Three and a half stars.

Julian Worth is a foster-child turned self-made billionaire. Let down by people he loved in the past he has determined never to be hurt again. He feels that he is looked down on because of his humble origins so he decides to enter into a marriage of convenience, a strategic alliance with a rival family.

Holly Abbott is the quiet, bespectacled less glamorous of the Abbott twins, born shortly after the heir Lillian. But when Lillian disappears at a crucial moment Holly's fath
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was fun.

We have Julian and Holly; he’s supposed to marry Lilian (Holly’s twin sister) in order to merge their companies. But when Lilian disappears, it’s up to Holly to take her place and hope Julian doesn’t realize this.

I liked both characters, I loved Holly and her selflessness, and I was so rooting for her to be selfish for once in her life and take a chance on Julian. It hurt to see how her father treated her (good God, that man) and how in turn, she viewed herself for that. She had so
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
if you start to describe a romance novel with "there's these identical twins..." you know that sentence ends with "...and they switch places." but even though that is a tried and true trope, betraying the billionaire is still totally enjoyable.

holly takes her sister lillian's place, and tumbles head over heels in love with the man lillian is trying to avoid marrying. julian is a billionaire who is interested in the abbott family connections and sees an opportunity to expand his business empire b
Susan McClintock
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Julian Worth is a self-made Billionaire who realizes that his lack of pedigree hinders him in his business deal. He approaches John Noble with a business proposition to merge their companies along with their families by marrying his daughter Lillian. John agrees to the proposal. Lillian skips town, and John guilts Lillian’s twin sister Holly into impersonating Lillian. Holly is softhearted, and when her father lets her know that if she doesn’t go along with this scheme, many people in t
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Betraying the Billionaire did not disappoint! The book's summary got me to start the book and I was hooked immediately. I could not put it down and finished it in one sitting! I really enjoyed seeing the relationship between Holly and Julian build. So often we barely see the relationship building - we see instalove/instalust and are expected to believe the relationship is real. That was not the case here. By the end I felt like I understood both characters and really believed their relationship. ...more
Alison Mapes
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has all the feels! Victoria Davies characters in this novel have depth and a realism that draws the reader right in. By the end you know and love the main characters like old friends. The whole story flows and carries you with it.

When Holly's identical twin sister runs away from an arranged marriage, her controlling father has Holly fill the role. Being her socialite sister isn't as easy as she expects and she finds "her" betrothed isn't what she expected either. As a twin myself, I r
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
In Betraying the Billionaire we meet identical twins Holly and Lilian who face the demise of their families' company. So, while Lilian goes to look for a solution, Holly pretends to be Lilian in order to fool her fiance and complete the merger between Julian and their father John. However, things get tricky, when Holly realises that Julian is actually a nice guy and might be the one for him.

This was surprisingly a great read. I did not go into this with any excpectations other than thinking the
Sofia Lazaridou
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Betraying the billionaire is the first book in the Abbott sisters series. Since they are two, I expect one more book in the series, but maybe some secondary characters will also get a story. I am guessing here of course.

I liked Holly's character and how caring she was, but I didn't like how tame she was. She could have acted more like a person who is worth something rather than the second-best person. I feel like she could have done more in her life instead of been in her sister's shadow. I like
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