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Billion Dollar Date

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  219 ratings  ·  82 reviews

"Hello, Enzo."

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

Published July 16th 2020 by Altiora Press
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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
Diana * burningdesire_x3 *

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
The Romantic Rush Blog
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
One of my greatest delights as a book blogger/reviewer is discovering authors that I’ve never read before- especially NEW authors, so it was a delight to jump into the words of Bella Michaels on her debut novel, Billion Dollar Date. I got even more excited when I read the blurb and got to marvel over the Aiden Turner look-alike on the cover (my nerd is showing!). Bella shows a lot of promise as a newcomer, delivering a sweet love story about the power of intentionality and compromise in making r ...more
Maggie Whitworth
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing

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.
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bella Michaels impresses in her debut novel. Billion Dollar Dates was an sweet and enjoyable brother's best friend story. Likeable characters and an engaging storyline and well written by Bella made for an entertaining read.

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.
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bella Michaels’ debut novel Billion Dollar Date is a fun and sweet brother’s best friend romance, between billionaire Enzo and schoolteacher Chari.

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
Jennifer Pierson
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rumor has it that Billion Dollar Date is Bella Michaels debut book, and frankly, I'm filled with excitement about her future.  Enzo, our hero, is a successful man who is a workaholic determined to prove the doubters wrong.  Chari, our heroine, is a teacher who has had a secret thing for Enzo for years since they grew up in the same small town, but he's clueless since she's his best friend's little sister.  And now he's come back to town for an occasion, and they come face to face again.  These t ...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 characters.

Isha Coleman
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I thought I had Enzo figured out, but in the end I did not have a clue. Billion Dollar Date delivers a knock out punch to the heart. Michaels pulls you in with tempting romance, a mysterious bad boy and a deeply emotional story that captivates on so many levels. What began as a teenage crush finally gets it's moment to bloom, but will a heartbreaking secret derail the chance for a happy ending. Chari and Enzo are a mesmerizing addiction that will not be contained. ...more
Melissa Ellen
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bella's writing has a way of grabbing you, pulling you in, and never letting you go. If it hadn't been for life getting in the way, I would have read this book in one sitting. Billion Dollar Date was such an enjoyable read. I cannot wait to read more from Bella Michaels! ...more
Jayli Carmichael
Jul 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-reviewed
"Oh my God, I forgot to tell you. I actually don't have a brain tumor. A neighbor was burning trash in their back yard. The one behind my bedroom. Though I have no idea how mom couldn't smell it."

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
Sunny Shelly Reads
Billion Dollar Date is the debut novel by Bella Michaels -- and she knocked it out of the park with this sweet story between Chari and her brother's best friend, Enzo. Now that I know it is a pen name of a contemporary romance author, I'm dying to know who she really is!

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
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"I loved everything about this book. It was exceptionally well written, the storyline was gripping and all the characters were beyond superb.
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
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a Beta copy of this book and was very exited to dive into such a great story!

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
World Of Books 65
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
'Billion Dollar Date' is a Hallmark film waiting to be made. A hot romance book that takes you into the world of a rich handsome man and the love he has for his best friends sister. This is not an age gap romance - only two years separate Enzo and Chari.

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
Jackie Wright
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bella Michaels is a new author to me and after reading Billion Dollar Date I’m left wondering why she hasn’t crossed my radar before now, I will certainly be checking out other works by her because this book ticked all my boxes, I was captivated by the story ,I loved the characters and once you add in how well this book was written you get a great read.
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
Anna (bookstoanna)
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am definitely a fan of the trope 'best-friends-little-sister' romances. And this is definitely it. Billion Enzo comes back into town for his brother's restaurant's grand opening and runs into the now grown up Chari, his best friend Devon's little sister.

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
Bella Michaels has absolutely hit it out of the park with this debut novel and I devoured every single page of it! Enzo and Chari had me hooked from their first interaction.
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
Carla  Moreira
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet, Sexy, Fun and most of all Romantic

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
Jenn the Readaholic
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved how utterly real Enzo and Chari’s story felt. They were trying to hide attractions, then trying to hide worries, then trying to hide pain...all because they were so utterly human and Enzo was a typical man who doesn’t always communicate so well when it’s truly important. Sure, he’s super rich and all, but underneath all of that money, he’s still just a man with vulnerability and worry like every other man. He just had to lose his heart to finally realize how he could make his life’s work ...more
Kari Hansen
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Enzo is a man who has always put his business first and as a result his personal relationships have suffered including those with his family. When he is convinced to return home for a social gathering, he wasn’t expecting that the attraction he had for his best friend’s younger sister would have increased over time rather than diminished.

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
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Billion Dollar Date was my first read by Bella Michaels and I absolutely loved it! This book has so much going for it from the word go. It’s a:
💗 Billionaire
💗 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
Under the Covers Book Blog

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
Cee Cee Houston
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Billion Dollar Date is the debut novel for first time author Bella Michaels. It’s a brother’s best friend romance.
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
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for A Book Nerd, a Bookseller and a Bibliophile

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
Teresa Zimmerman
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a hot sizzling, steamy, you need ice cubes to cool you down read, Billion Dollar Date is the book! Is full of heat, passion, the love of family. It does have a few cool down moments. Enzo and Chari will definitely make you fall in love with them plus their family and friends. it's also a great reminder to put family and the love of your life first! I also loved how each chapter was in the characters perspective ...more
Larissa Rye
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
A sweet friends to lovers romance. Although I kept wanting to shake Enzo, I definitely understood his work ethic. It gives me major anxiety to take days off work so I relate to him with that.

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
Emma Johnston
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I cannot believe that this is a first book. Bella Michaels is definitely one to watch!

Simply brilliant!
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 4ish-star
4 💖💖💖💖star read

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
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Bella Michaels is the pen name of a contemporary romance author who debuted her first contemporary novel in summer 2020.

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.

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