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The Billionaire's Princess

(Fairy Tale Billionaires #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  429 ratings  ·  75 reviews
A billionaire player craves the one woman he can't have. An icy British princess...

Friday nights have a routine. Drinks with my brothers. Maybe a casual hookup later. Then the ice princess walks into the bar. And it’s game over for me.

I can’t figure her out. She runs hot and cold. She turns me inside-out.

I like to keep my one-night stands cut and dried—my ambitions outweig
Kindle Edition, 209 pages
Published August 27th 2020 by Ava Ryan
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Dora Koutsoukou
An enjoyable and easy romance read, interesting, however I couldn’t be invested in the story. I tried but I wasn’t in the mood for this one. Dnf @ 37%
Yami's Bookshelf

The Billionaire’s Princess is the first book in the Fairy Tale Billionaires’ series. This is a sweet, light book, an easy read that I thoroughly enjoyed; it was a true delight to read after reading so many antsy and dark romances for the past few weeks, this was the book I needed to recharge my senses and come alive loving a book as much as I loved this one. Now please do not get me wrong, my go to romances are always the bully ones, but this one just made me feel happy and woozy in all the righ
Mar 10, 2022 rated it it was ok
It was okay but there were too many unnecessary time skips for me to actually enjoy it.
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
I enjoyed Carly and Damon's book, and am invested in his whole family now! I can't wait for the other books! ...more
Aug 25, 2020 rated it liked it
***ARC provided by the Author***

3.5 Stars

There were some elements of instant attraction/love to this one that really worked for Damon and Carly's story. I liked their initial meeting, their attraction and the way both of them handled their meeting, their attraction, and also the revelation as to who Carly is...and that this was not going to be a simple romance.

I think royal fairy tales will always appeal to me, and to a lot of readers, because the world of the royal family seems so perfect, and
Amy Dickinson
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

I adore reading new authors. I especially adore reading new authors when their stories engage and surprise me. Ava Ryan is a new author to me. I love a good billionaire romance. I love stories that involve princesses. I know this isn’t everyone’s type of romance, but these stories hold hope in a way that oftentimes is lost in something darker. Now, that isn’t to say that Ava Ryan’s newest book doesn’t carry any angst. It’s a contemporary romance for sure, but the id
Erin Lewis
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 star Review The Billionaire’s Princess by Ava Ryan

This is the first book that I have read by Ava Ryan and I have no idea as to why I have not come across this author before. This may have been my first book, but it will not be my last.

This was a fun and entertaining read which had me totally invested in Damon and Carly’s story. Damon is a successful, driven, focused businessman who has no time for romance, that is until he meets Carly, a woman you captivates him.

When Damon learns that the wo
Kari Hansen
Aug 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Damon is an affluent businessman who has always placed his business first and woman a distant second. That all changed the night that he met Carly however she was like Cinderella and disappeared the next morning and didn’t even leave a shoe behind as a way of finding her.

Charlotte is a princess who know what is expected of her when it comes to duties and obligations but that isn’t the life she wants to lead. She didn’t believe that she could ever have more than one night with Damon but when fate
K.  Ramjohn
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Billionaire’s Princess is the first book in the Fairy Tale Billionaires’ series and my first Ava Ryan novel. I enjoyed this fun and flirty story, as the back and forth banter between Charlotte and Damon had me hooked from the start. The story was steamy with the chemistry between these two just jumping out at you. The secondary characters also brought so much to the story and I loved the bond between Damon and his brothers. I can't wait to see what the author has in store with the rest of th ...more
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a new to me author and her writing is brilliant! Her characters well developed and the storyline is intriguing. I absolutely loved the instant chemistry and banter between Damon and Carly. Damon is a hard working billionaire who is letting loose at a bar where he meets Carly a real life princess. Both of them are burdened and weighed down by emotional baggage will they close all the way out to get their HEA?
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When you grow up knowing LOVE is off the table for you, what do you do ?? You throw yourself into your job, something you do love and hopefully will love you back by making millions or possible billions of dollars. Also going through woman, woman, woman .. BUT when you see a woman that starts to crack the wall you have built up something happens in your head and in your heart.

Damon Black is a big, big, big real estate guy but when he meets Carly .. they both don’t know who each other is .. yes s
Isha Coleman
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Ryan plays it cool when it comes to love and that leads to steamy results. Damon and Carly make it easy to wrap your emotions around a runaway princess and her wounded warrior. Escape into a modern fairytale that you'll want to experience again and again. ...more
Aug 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This is a sweet, light book, an easy read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Damon is this real estate shark (almost) billionaire with high aspirations masking secret insecurities.
Carly is a sweet, romantic, honest-to-god princess trying to find her way and break from her set life and her familys' expectations to make it on her own as an artist.
When they meet sparks fly.

I also have to give an honorable mention to Damons' brothers - They are awesome!
This was my first Ava Ryan book, but it won't be my last
Jo Reads Romance
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary

A really great billionaire fairytale
4 Stars

This is my first Ava Ryan and if this is any indication of her writing and stories, then it definitely won’t be my last. In fact, I already have my beady little eyes on the next two books in this series.

But onto this book first…

This story is the first in a new series of fairytale retellings (Fairytale Billionaires) - this one taking its cue from Cinderella. (At least, that's what I thought, anyway!)

Our hero and heroine - Damon and Carly - meet early
Aug 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I had mixed feelings about "The Billionaire's Princess" by Ava Ryan. On the positive side, it was a quick read with plenty of steam, and the chemistry between main characters Damon and Carly was electric from page one. However, it was sometimes tough to tell if the sparks between them ignited because they wanted to slap each other or if they were ready to tear each other's clothes off. (If I were Carly, I would have wanted to slap Damon at several points over the course of the story, so I can un ...more
Red Hot Romance Blog
Aug 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star-reads
* I received an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review *

The Billionaire’s Princess is the first book in the Fairy Tale Billionaires’ series. One night turned into so much more. Unfortunately for Damon he was the one waking up alone the next morning.

I’m a one night kind of guy. Until she disappears on me in the night…

I had mixed feelings about Damon. I do not enjoy knowing all my hero’s feelings. Damon was a little too emotional for me. I do not know any man who would be that a
It was a quick read and definitely had some hot scenes, but overall, I wasn't a fane of the man characters.

I can love a hero that appears to be nothing more than a possessive alpha-hole - AT FIRST - but I need to see some growth. Damon was very one-note and unlikable. He also has some serious abandonment issues, and after awhile he came off a little whiny. I was tired of hearing about his mom. Carly was too: "Don't think I'm a monster. I get what he’s saying. Honestly, I do. But I am so sick of
Leslie Ooten
Aug 28, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a 3.5 star read for me. The writing flowed well, I was 70% of the way through the book before I even realized it. My problem was more with Damon. I liked him and Carly together, they had great chemistry, but Damon had issues. And he refused to deal with those issues. I get that when something happens in your childhood it can scar you for life, but he was a freakin billionaire, there should have been some therapy in there somewhere. He automatically assumed that Carly was going to eventu ...more
Mar 07, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ava-ryan
When the writer knows what they are talking about, an honest review is simple. The writing pulls at your heart...makes you want to fight for love, and will make you not want to put the book down!!! I cant get enough of the characters. The emotion that you can feel through each page. Love that makes your heart want & over. This is an easy enjoyable read !

i just really wanted just a little bit more to complete the story.
Aug 28, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

The storyline is good. However, the first chapter of some of Damon’s monologue was cringey. Also, story was a bit dragging and I was bored and ready to give up on it however, it was a few chapters to the end and I gritted my teeth until last chapter.

Just Love books
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
“I’ve been dying to make you laugh. I thought I could handle it. But that’s not a normal laugh. It’s been spiked or something. It went straight to my head.”

Damon is used to having everything he wants right at his finger tips, the one thing he did not expect was to be so taken with the icy British beauty. What started out as snarky banter soon turned into the hottest night of his life. Thinking he might have finally found his match only to find that Carly left him. All ready having had his heart
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
One look, one conversation, one night is all it took for Damon to fall for Carly, though he won’t admit his love for her, f0r someone without a heart can’t fall in love right?

Damon is out with his brothers for a few drinks to blow off some steam, when across the room sits the most beautiful woman he’s ever set his eyes on, and that cold, long dead space in his chest starts to beat again. Rebuffed, Damon sits and watches as someone else hits on Carly, until he can’t stand it anymore, he heads he
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: four-star-read
‘Because I’ll be the happiest woman in the world if he sticks around.’

Firstly, this book is an enjoyable cute romance! Damon is a real estate tycoon who is aiming to become a billionaire before the year is out. Carly is a real life princess who is trying to live her life on her own terms and get out from underneath her father’s influence. This book made me feel warm and fuzzy inside which is always a good sign!

The Billionaire’s Princess is told from a dual POV which really helps with understandi
Nov 26, 2021 rated it liked it
This is the first book of the series. It was just an ok read for me. The storyline seemed interesting enough to give this a try.

Damon is our billionaire and works for his family's real estate business. He and his brothers have been determined to make their father's business a success. All other distractions do not matter. He is not the relationship type, but he finds his pleasures where and when he can.

Carly is a princess who is living in the states while she completes her degree. She is engaged
Rhiannon Overby
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you Greys Promo & Ava Ryan for gifting me a copy of this book. These opinions are my own.

🔥🔥🔥🔥 4/5 Steam Rating

If you’re looking for a light hearted romance with some sizzle and some whit, look no further! The Billionaire’s Princess is a refreshing story about a headstrong ambitious business man and an equally headstrong true life Princess. When these two collide sparks will fly, humor will emerge, and strong feelings will collide. This story is unlike so many others that I’ve read where th
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 Dirty Martini stars

The blurb of this story drew me in. I am glad because I loved diving into this book. Especially, as the first few chapters started out from Damon's point of view. I liked watching their banter and getting to see it from his perspective. It switches out from there and alternates the point of view between him and Carley.

The first portion of the book I really liked. It seemed to lag a little in the middle and the bantering seemed to be off. There was a huge time lapse of sev
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a free copy of this book from the author.

I've always liked reading about royal families.  Their lives look easy and posh though in reality it's anything but. So when Carly has a chance at just being herself she takes the bull by it's horns, so to speak.

In her one night of freedom she meets a man that just lights her on fire.  After their one night stand she leaves him before he can leave her.  No information about either of them was given.  Both remain in the dark until a charity even
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Billionaire's Princess by Ava Ryan swept me up and away into a beautiful fantasy!

Damon is one tall drink of water! He is sure of himself, aware that he can be quite arrogant but has worked hard to accomplish all that he has, and this doesn't feel guilty about the fact that at times he rubs people the wrong way. His attitude is that of a go getter, and watching him try to go and get is very enjoyable to read!

And then we have a stunning Carly! Elegant, composed, charming, a bit standoffish, bu
Jackie Wright
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this author and it certainly won’t be the last because I was captivated by Damon and Carly’s story, maybe it was my British upbringing that had me relating to this story but truthfully I think this quick entertaining romance will appeal to a wide range of audiences and I think it’s a must read for all romance lovers.
Damon Black is one of the biggest real estate agents in NYC, his work has always come first but a chance meeting with Carly has him questioning
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Billionaire's Princess was just the delightful read I needed after reading several dark books.  Don't get me wrong, I'm here for the dark for real, but there's something to be said for the girly girl sexy stories to give me the feels down in my soft gooey places.  Damon is a successful workaholic businessman who isn't really down for relationships & feelings because of some mommy issues which left him with demons to fight.  It all changes one night when he hooks up with a woman named Carly, ...more
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Ava Ryan is an author of sexy contemporary romance. Her favorite things, in no special order, are animals, her family, cookies, people with great senses of humor and love stories. Currently in her writer’s cave (ostensibly working hard on her next book while also checking Netflix every few hours to make sure she hasn’t missed a new true crime documentary show), she loves hearing from readers via h ...more

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