About the BookA stand-alone Billionaire Bad Boys novel.
Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell. Lucas Monroe dropped out of college only to become a multi-billionaire and tech world God.
He can have any woman he desires in his bed, but the only woman he's ever wanted is off limits and always has been. When Maxie Sullivan finds herself in dire straits, the only man she can turn to is the one she's always secretly loved: her childhood best friend.
Can they trust their hearts and make a future, or will their complicated pasts stand in the way? This bad boy is going down fast … And going down fast has never felt so right.''
- ARC received by Rock Star Lit for an honest review -
Then the book picks up 9 months later and the husband is now dead. He leaves Maxie without anything. No job, no home and no money or life insurance. That's how Maxie and our hero, Lucas end up living together.
Lucas and Maxie have always loved each other but when they were younger, Lucas was the unconfident nerd and so he never showed her even though they were best friends. His older brother, Keith swooped in and married her when he told her that Lucas was engaged to someone else.
To be honest I hate this kind of plotline. I hate brother/sister forbidden type romances. For a brother to knowingly steal the girl he knows his brother loves well its not my favorite storyline. What I do like is that the Keith/Maxie part of the story ends fairly fast so you don't have to watch Lucas suffer and read about it. That said the author does a really good job with the story and characters and bringing them together in this forbidden billionaire type of storyline. You see that Maxie stayed with Keith for so long to protect Lucas in her love for him.
Keith really was a terrible man. The only people that still loved Keith during this book was his parents and I hated how they treat Lucas in this book. They treat Maxie really well and so it was very hard watching how horrible they were to their remaining child. Keith really is a character that keeps on giving even in death and not positively.
This story also includes a bad man after Maxie and Lucas for some info Keith hid before he died. This gave this story more depth and I really liked this dramatic aspect to the story I also liked how in protecting Maxie, Lucas hires Tyler Dare's company to protect her and his family.
I also really liked seeing Julian again and Kendall and how Julian seems to have deep feelings for her. In the end I really enjoyed the story and the author made it her own even using the brother is evil trope and forbidden love storyline.
Carly Phillips After a successful fifteen year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling
About the Author:
Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website.
She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.
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