Book Teaser: Honey Girl (Billionaire #2) by Juliette Jones

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Title: Honey Girl
Author: Juliette Jones
Publisher/Year: Juliette Jones 9/30/14
Length: 39
Series: The Billionaire #2

Overview

The sexy saga of Lila and Alexander continues …

Alexander Wolfe is a billionaire whose priorities used to include work, money and total control. No longer. He now has only one obsession: his beautiful new fiancée Lila, whose combined innocence and sultry femininity drive him to the brink. Their attraction began as an uncontrollable lust and has bloomed into an all-encompassing love affair that awes them both. If Alexander could have it his way, he would confine Lila to his private penthouse and bask in the glow of her sensual charms day and night.

But when reality forces its way into Alexander and Lila’s private world in the form of Alexander’s supermodel ex-girlfriend, Alexander’s brother Jake’s impending prison sentence, and a very persistent work colleague of Alexander’s – who just happened to be present at a recent wild night of poker that got a little out of control – things get complicated.

Will the drama drive them apart, or is Alexander and Lila’s love strong enough to get them to the altar?

Teaser Notes

Just so that i’m clear here, this is just the first chapter that i was able to get my hands on so far – in advance of the release in about 2 weeks and i’m excited to see what happens.  Coming off of the high that we had from Billionaire, the roller coaster for this couple, Lila and Alexander shows no sense of slowing down.  They are now more solid than ever in their relationship, and she’s about to start work for one of his companies.  The question becomes whether they’ll be able to make a working relationship work or if there’s going to be trouble in that sense.

The other exciting lead in with this first chapter is that we get more of Jake.  We know that he’s had his share of trouble in the past, and that’s going to all come to a head in this book i think.  We’re getting a tease of the lengths that Alexander will go to protect his brother, and i think that it means that Lila’s role and position in his life will be jeopardized.

So…true Juliette Jones form, we get some really heated scenes just in the first chapter.  the chemistry can be felt from pages away.  They can’t be apart from one another, and the way that their heat is written, you can’t help but to get swept in.

Anyhow – i don’t know how i’m going to last another 2 weeks, but i’ll manage some how until the full book comes out.  I hope you guys make it a point to get both book 1 and book 2!!

Review: Wild Ride by Juliette Jones

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Title: Wild Ride
Author: Juliette Jones
Publisher/Year: Juliette Jones 2/21/14
Length: 144

Overview

For Lacey Callihan, things couldn’t get much worse. She’s working a dead-end job, living with a dead-end boyfriend and stuck in a dead-end town. When Lacey’s boyfriend steals her meager life savings and hits her for questioning him, it’s the last straw. She skips town in her rustheap of a car – which she can only pray will get her as far as Texas. And it does. Spluttering to a final stop just as she crosses the border. But when two ultra-hot cowboys pull up in their convertible red Mustang and offer her a ride, Lacey has a feeling her luck is about to change …

My Thoughts

Short and sweet  – that’s what this story was.  What we have is a quick read about a girl who’s had a really rough go at things and finds herself in a completely different situation.  This isn’t a deep story by any means, and really not very realistic/believable, but there’s something about it that i can appreciate.

We meet our leading lady Lacey on her 21st birthday – where she’s living in a dead end town, working a dead end job and has a dead end relationship with a guy that she’s sure cheats on her and knows steals from her.  She’s been stowing money away from him in the hopes that she can get away, and it’s when she discovers that he’s found her stash and taken it from her that it’s the last straw.  He slaps her and she’s out the door.

This is where things really begin to get a bit less believable though.  She jumps in her car that we were led to believe didn’t run, and while it barely runs, it does run.  So she leaves Tulsa in the hopes of driving to Austin to find a friend that she knew from high school, and he car breaks down just as she crosses into Texas.  To her luck, 2 cars come by on the highway, the first one stops to help her and he seems creepy and of course the other car slowly begins to pass, and there are 2 gorgeous guys in it.  OF COURSE!

So they save her, take her with them to Houston, and the ride is where everything changes for Lacey.  She admits that she’s really inexperienced, and the men take it upon themselves to educate her – while they are driving.  I don’t know about anyone else who read this, but i can’t imagine that there was enough room in a Mustang to do what they were doing.

Anyhow, from then on we see an interesting relationship grow between these guys – a menage of sorts that quickly turns into a traditional duo, but the question becomes which guy will it be, Nate – the bigger, darker, more alpha one, or Riley  the lean, sexy, charismatic on.

While most of the story seemed a bit light and fantasy to me, what i liked is that we still stay true to the core here that Lacey isn’t looking for anything more than safety.  the epilogue shows us that she still has her independence and that she’s able to make her own way, yet ,the question that we’ll see is who she makes it with.  In many stories in this genre, we see the girl get completely sucked into the guys world, really just living to please her man, and that’s not the approach that was taken here.

Anyhow, a quick read like i said, with some really nice play and passion.  I’m a sucker for menage scenes i think – seeing how they can make the dynamic work when it’s amongst friends/family.  Enjoy!

Review: Billionaire by Juliette Jones

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Title: Billionaire
Author: Juliette Jones
Publisher/Year: Juliette Jones 2/5/14
Length: 225

Overview

Lila Carmichael is a good girl, a high-achieving academic, punctual to a fault, unfailingly conscientious – and embarrassingly inexperienced. After graduating from Princeton, Lila moves to New York City and begins her job search. Innocent and naïve, she is swept away by an uncharacteristic bloom of total abandon as soon as she meets the tall, dark-eyed CEO of Wolfe Enterprises. Under Alexander’s potent influence, Lila undergoes a thorough transformation from demure virgin to lusty goddess in just two days. Given her upbringing, it’s only natural that Lila would be attracted to such a pinnacle of stability, but as emotion and lust entwine, she begins to question the motives behind her covetous, hedonistic desires.

Alexander Wolfe needs a new assistant to help him run his publishing empire. One résumé in particular catches his eye and he decides to interview the candidate one-on-one in his private penthouse office. When a green-eyed goddess walks in, Alexander, for the first time in his life, finds himself powerless to resist. The difficulties of his past ensure that his protective instincts are fiercely attuned, and Lila’s vulnerabilities, combined with her nubile body and voracious new appetites, only succeed in ensnaring Alexander past the point of no return.

Set in New York and Paris, Lila and Alexander’s connection is a whirlwind of lust, love, jealousy and obsession. Will they find their happily ever after?

My Thoughts

For the lack of heat and passion that i’ve been stuck reading for last few books, this one makes up for it in lengths and miles.  It’s in the first pages that i already realized that this was going to be one steamy book that was bound to be a faster read.

In this story (i was lucky to get the full story v. the 7 part series and i think that i would have been really upset if i had to wait for the next week to see what was going to happen.

As is typically the norm in stories like this, we have 2 main characters that have very dark and damaged pasts, and in this instance they were very much the same past.  both Lila and Alexander came from homes where there was abuse going on, and they had to rely only on themselves to make their future something more.  IT’s not just the shared alliance of going to Princeton but how each got themself there.

At the opening of this book, we meet Lila when she’s going in for an interview for one of Alexander’s companies, but since she’s so new to NY and so naive that she’s done no research on where’s she’s interviewing for, she’s never really owned her own sexuality and goes by what her best friend Eva tells her (i.e. a makover and no underwear) and of course we know that this is going to lead us down quite an exciting path.

It’s upon walking into her interview that turns out to be with Alexander himself v. the interview panel that things go awry.  The control that Alexander has always had and relies heavily on goes right out the window since he feels such a strong connection and pull to Lila.  It’s in this same office that he takes control over lila – (after offering her the job at least) that we find what control he needs to have and how a minor detail about Lila has completely ripped that control from him.  She is the ultimate in innocent as far as he’s concerned and well that makes for quite a bit of an education that we’l see in this story.

As the story goes on, i think that the most of the plot is to be expected – this dominant controlling billionaire takes Lila on a journey both sexually and physically (to other countries) to show her the world, and to open himself up.  I think that the question that i had throughout this book is whether Alexander actually does any work and when Lila would do some.  There was a hint of financial scandal going on that i kept wondering if it would flare up and the sense that his brother Jake would play a larger role, but for the most part, we don’t get into that.  (makes for a good sequel i guess).

Anyhow, it’s not until some of the final chapters that the fears and ghosts of the past begin to haunt our characters and that’s what causes Lila to run.  The question is what shape will Alexander find her in and with whom.  I think that we all know that Lila has no idea the affect that she has on people and well, we’re going to see that all come to a head during her flight.

Like i said earlier,  i don’t know if it was a lack of heat in previous books that i’ve been reading lately, or just a really hot style that this author has, but it’s passionate, there’s clear chemistry and it makes you want to keep reading.  I hope you enjoy it!