Billion Dollar Date
With just two simple words, Chari Atwood storms back into my life.
Beautiful. Irresistible. The woman standing before me is not the girl I knew growing up. And I'm not the same hopeful kid everyone thought was going nowhere fast.
Nowadays, I'm a hero. A celebrity. A man who isn't content with the billions in his bank account.
Call me ambitious if you want. I...more
More lists with this book...
ALL MY REVIEWS CAN BE FOUND ON MY BLOG: ABSTRACT BOOKS
Billion Dollar date was a standalone Debut novel by the author Bella Michaels. Told in dual perspectives, this book was one sweet take of love and second-chances.
This debut novel by this author was amazing!! I am looking forward to lots of other books by her. The characters were pleasant and this was an amazing contemporary read for me.
Enzo was the male protagonist of this story. He was a workaholic and was determined to prove his worth to ...more
Love in Long Distance: A Sugar Sweet Read
*arc generously provided by the promo team in exchange for an honest review*
What’s this book about? (I'm trying to give as little spoilers as possible)
Enzo is a workaholic. Chari is your girl next door. He’s made it in the big city, always off doing something new. She moved back home after college. He left and rarely looks back. Feelings arise when these two meet again and their attraction is inevitable.
This is my first Bella Michaels read. It se ...more
If this is a first book, I can’t wait to read more from Bella.
Every page was addictive reading , I was hooked deep into the night, hating the fact I had to put the book down eventually.
I’m sold on Bella’s adorable characters.
Enzo, WOW what can I say.
He’s a gem with a romantic heart of gold and he’s a handsome one too .
Though a workaholic he’s out to prove to himself and the World that he will do what he says he can.
He believes so he achieves, he’s going to really get into your heart. ...more
Amazon US / UK / CA / AU
Chari's always had a crush on her brother's friend, Enzo, but kept saying she was over it. Then Enzo actually came back to town, for his brother's restaurant opening, and those old feelings are back. Only this time, it seems they're reciprocated. But there are a few obstacles to any relationship they might start - he's a workaholic living in the big city, and she's a small town teacher who has insecurities that probably won't allow her to settle into Enzo's billion do ...more
Although low on angst and drama, this is a love story that is heartfelt and touching. I enjoyed it very much and hope that there is more to come as there are many great side characters with potential for their own love stories. ...more
Enzo’s built his company Angel Inc from the ground up, creating an incredible product, beer where the alcohol content can be removed from a person’s system at the end of the night, sobering them up completely and allowing them to drive. He is working hard to develop other alcoholic beverages, he’s the brains in the lab, with his friend and business pa ...more
I always have such a good time with the best-friend's brother/sister trope for some reason. Most books are really entertaining and just fun to read. This book was one of them. I like the characters, and the plot a lot. I did think the end is a bit fast for me, and I didn't really see a lot of struggle ...more
But back to Enzo and Chari. This is pretty standard I've-had-a-crush-on-my-brother's-best-friend-forever fare. Having left their small town after college, Enzo has made millions as the developer of Angel alcohol, the only libatio ...more
It also features a trope that is one of my favorites - brother’s best friend. Enzo and Chari have crushed on each other for a long time but of course the other never knew. Except maybe Enzo did at one stage.
I enjoyed but also hated the push and pull with Enzo. It did make the story more realistic for me but I was ever so happy when he finally got his act to ...more
Enzo and Chari were more alike than they thought! I won’t go into details because I don’t want to give the story away! He was a successful businessman and she was a school teacher so how would their worlds collide and fit together.
Like any relationship, there are trails and tribulations that will either make or break them. Will they take a chance on it all?
The storyline flowed so wonderfully together and the ...more
Enzo is a workaholic he will admit that to himself - he hasn't come from a rich family but when at college he invents a drink that will radically change the way in which we socialise, Enzo with the help of his rich friend Hayden are able to brin ...more
Enzo and Chari on the face of it are opposites, he is a workaholic successful businessman and she is a easy going relaxed school teacher but you ...more
From there the sparks between Enzo and Chari fly.
The book is switching POV which I love. We get to see inside the heads of both main characters.
I really did like both characters. I think Enzo's character was really realistic for a small town ...more
The magnetic presence of Enzo both in Chari's mind and life and their hometown of Bridgewater makes to want to bask in it, and have all his focus singularly on you.
And Chari, sweet, kind, and the sunshine in your life on a rainy day, who wouldn't want her in their life, always making it better and brighter?
Two planners that n ...more
We all have that one Fantasy of being whisked away to a romantic location by a man who can afford to ignore the price tag.
Well now, this book ticked all those boxes for me. I got to live through the Fantasy of dating a man that hit it big, problems and all.
I could name a couple of other books with that theme, But what makes this particular Billion Dollar Date special is that he is also essentially the boy next door. And technically... her brothers best fr ...more
Charlie enjoys her job as a teacher and has a good group of friends but the one thing she is missing is a man to share her life with. She has had feelings for E ...more
💗 Small Town
💗 Best Friend‘s Sister Romance
We quickly discover that Chari has had a childhood crush on her brother’s best friend, that has morphed into an adult lust fest for him. Unbeknownst to her, Enzo has been crushing on her as well. Boy oh boy these two have it bad and the sparks coming off them when they are together could ignite a fire ...more
When I picked up this book I was expecting the typical setup of a billionaire romance. And I haven’t read one of those in a while, like a lot of readers. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that this was actually more of a small town/brothers best friend romance. While it did take me a bit to adjust expectations, I ended up enjoying this book and can’t wait to see what the next installment will bring.
Enzo is from a tight Italian family in PA. After college, and in partnership with a rich f ...more
Enzo lives for his job, he’s not looking for love- until he meets Chari again when he returns home for a birthday party. They are instantly drawn together. Chari has been crushing on Enzo for years, and he’s harbored his own secret desires and now he can realize them.
But, Enzo’s life is in New York, not his hometown, where Chari has always lived. Can they make this work? Things will ...more
Chari had a crush on her big brothers bestie since she as a little girl. Enzo has had a crush on Chari since he realized she was all grown up. A random meetup again changes their lives forever. Enzo wants Chari and he is not going to let his work-alcoholic lifestyle stop him for having his first relationship outside of work. I loved how both were close to their families and leaned on their siblings. Lots of good backstory and secondary char ...more
Chari seemed so lost to me, but I like that she decided to chase her dreams & not stay stuck because she’s afraid of change.
Who wouldn’t want to be taken around the world on a date?! I wish! If you love the billionaire, friends to lovers story than you will really like this book!
I received an arc of this boo ...more
A heart-warming read about Chari and Enzo. A bubbly small town girl and a workaholic businessman. Chari has loved Enzo from as long as she can remember. When Enzo returns to his hometown after a long time he realizes Chari isn’t the same girl he was last time. Now a gorgeous woman with the same sweet personality. Hence begins their relationship. With each date emotions get high. Best friends little sister, long distance relationship, second chances despite these complications ...more
When not writing romance, Bella loves dreaming up new sassy heroines and alpha heroes for readers to enjoy. Firmly Team Gryffindor, Stark and Reylo, she lives with her husband and two pre-teens in Pennsylvania.