Review: The Billionaires (The Lover’s Triangle #1) by Calista Fox

Title: The Billionaires
Author: Calista Fox
Publisher/Year: St Martin’s Press 4/4/17
Length:   245 Pages
Series:  The Lover’s Triangle #1


In this novel perfect for fans of Lora Leigh, Maya Banks, and Shayla Black, Calista Fox delivers a sexy and sensuous friends-to-lovers tale with a delicious love triangle twist.

Jewel Catalano, Rogen Angelini, and Vin D’Angelo had been childhood best friends, spending every possible moment with one another. Rogen became her first love, the first one to show her what pleasure could be. Until a volatile feud erupted between their powerful California wine country families and she and Rogen were torn apart from each other. What she didn’t expect was to find comfort and passion like she had never known in Vin’s arms and bed. But when that too ended in disaster, Jewel moved to San Francisco to work for the Catalano empire. Years later, a series of daring acquisitions brings Jewel back to River Cross, the hometown where Rogen and Vin have recently returned as well. Jewel has the curves, the smarts, and the success to bring any man to his knees—especially the two men who remained best friends and still burn to possess her.

Mixing family business with erotic pleasure ignites a smoldering love triangle. But in order to pull off the bold deal that will build the trios’ own legacy and to stay in their heady, sensual paradise, they must discover what true love really is—or lose everything their hearts’ desire…

My Thoughts

First off i should thank the folks at Netgalley for getting me an ARC to read of this series introduction.  What we have here is an interesting tale of 2 past relationships merging into an interesting Menage, all with a family feud thrown in the middle.

We start off this new series with Jewel, a woman who’s part of a family dynasty, and yet someone who’s trying to make a name for herself.  she’s back in River Crossing, her family home in the hopes of striking a deal to get a piece of land that’s been left barren because of a family feud.  Of course, Rogen, the son of another well known family is also interested in the same piece of land.  and the challenge of course is that it’s barren land because their parents were intending to do a business deal 15 years prior that ended up going wrong, and for many reasons unkown, they aren’t allowed to touch it.

Jewel’s a shrewd business woman and has a plan to get the land, and just when she thinks that she’s been able to make the deal, she learns that it’s going to blow up in her face.  The saving grace though is that the same night that she strikes the deal with Gian, Rogen’s father, she connects with him and all the past heat between them ignites hotter than you can even imagine and we see something amazing start.

If that weren’t good enough, feeling the chemistry between them leap off the pages, Vin,Rogen’s best friend and psuedo brother shows up and there’s clearly a history between him and Jewel as well, and we see that she slaps him upon sight, and things go on an interesting path from there.

The rest of the story we see Jewel trying to make her deal happen, while also finding out that the heat and chemistry that she has with Rogen is back with even more passion.  We also learn that the hatred that caused this slap on sight from Jewel to Vin is fueled by their own passion from years past, and well, the threesome is born.

I’m a fan of good writing when we get the chance to have trios, however there were instances when i think that the heat could have been taken a bit hotter and further.  The story was maintained even without the extra umph and i’m quite interested to see where things go now that there’s a hint that we’re going to learn what caused the riff between families.

All in all, a nice intro to a new series and i can’t wait to see what’s next.  there are so many secondary character’s that we’ve met that i feel like spin off installments are due.  Enjoy!

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