Review: Very Irresistible Playboy by Lila Monroe

 

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☆☆➹⁀☆4 stars☆➹⁀☆☆

 

What it’s about:

Welcome to Billionaire Bachelors Inc, where the sexiest men in the city are about to meet their match…

Hot bachelor Max Carlisle is heir to a media empire, tabloid catnip, and… wants to hire me to be his fake fiancee. I know what it takes to keep a billionaire in line, but signing up for seven days in close quarters with this Very Irresistible Playboy? It’s just asking for trouble. The kind of thrilling, reckless trouble I could use a little more of since my career is currently ass-backwards in a mud bath with six shih-tzus (don’t ask).

So do I:
a) Take the job, and bicker wildly every step of the way?
b) Embark on a mad-cap treasure hunt to claim his billion-dollar inheritance?
c) Try my hardest not to fall head-over-heels in love with him and wind up having the best sex of my life?
d) All of the above?

Something tells me I’m about to be way out of my league… and under the most handsome, infuriating man I’ve ever met. But with a fortune on the line, can we beat out his crazy relatives to win the prize? And will our fake relationship be game over at the finish line?

Find out in the new sexy, hilarious romantic comedy from Lila Monroe!

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BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS SERIES
1 VIP (Jan 2018)
2 Hot Daddy (April 2018)
3 Wild Card (June 2018)
4 TBC (Aug 2018)

 

My Thoughts:

Very Irresistible Playboy (VIP), Lila Monroe’s first book in her Billionaire Bachelors series is a fun, quick read.  Each book will be a standalone novella with an overlapping theme.  I really enjoy Ms. Monroe’s lighthearted stories.  Improbable but entertaining, VIP is an easy cheery escape from reality.

When Hallie’s attempt to make it on her own doesn’t go so well, a chic woman, Olivia, offers her a hand up.  And her offer is really on the up and up but there are a lot of loop holes and hurdles one can get tripped up in.  One of them is the charming and charismatic Max Carlisle, a relatively irresponsible playboy.  He is just an assignment—one week tops, but you know what they say about the best laid plans and good intentions…

I really liked both main characters Hallie and Max.  They are grounded, good looking, and they have fabulous attitudes.  Their chemistry is obvious and their banter is fun and flirty.  Hallie may not be from the top echelon of society, but she is at ease with herself and others.  That and her moral compass take her far.  Her good looks take her right into the forbidden arms of her assignment, and that fake relationship puts a big red target on her back for his money-hungry cousins to aim their daggers at.  I adored that Hallie’s upbeat attitude really pushed Max to admit how much his family’s history and legacy mean to him.  He just needs to have his mettle tested to prove his commitment and leadership to both himself to his family.

Franklin, the aging patriarch of the Carlisle dynasty, throws a big twist into this story with his games and ultimate motivations.  Franklin is much more sly and cunning than his family gives him credit for.  This cantankerous octogenarian has a keen sense of people.  I loved his role in the story and how Hallie’s involvement dovetailed nicely into his plans.

 

 

 

 

Excerpt:

“I think we should establish some ground rules,” I announce, as we drive along the curving ocean road. Palm trees are swaying, the ocean is glittering aquamarine blue, and it’s all so gorgeous and romantic, I need to cling to some semblance of professionalism.

Max groans. “Do we have to?”

“Yes,” I say firmly. “We’re pretending to be in a relationship, so things could get . . .”

Hot . . . Tempting . . .

“Complicated,” I finally decide.

“OK.” Max sounds amused. “What did you have in mind?”

“No touching below the waist,” I say. “No PDA except holding hands and quick kisses. No tongue. And no talking about our imaginary sex life.”

I’m a little too hot and bothered just imagining we have an imaginary sex life.

“Fine.” Max grins. “I promise not to ravish you in front of my entire family.”

 

About the Author: Combining her passions for books, sex, and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote her first romantic comedy, The Billionaire Bargain, in 2015 and hasn’t stopped since. She loves writing about smart alpha men, and the strong and sassy women who try to tame them.

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