Title: Billionaire Bad Boys of Romance Box Set
Authors: Ava Lore, Terry Towers, Anna Antonia, Amy Aday, Selena Kitt, Nelle L’Amour, Tawny Taylor, Dez Burke, and Marian Tee
Published: October 2013 by Excessica
***This box set contains mature themes, as does this review, and is intended for audiences ages 18 and over.***
This is my first review about a box set! When I started out reading this I was pleasantly surprised. I guess I thought because it was advertised so cheap on amazon for ten books, that the writing would be bad or the books wouldn’t be good, but that wasn’t the case at all. I was also surprised to find out that I was reading a BDSM erotica bundle. Lol. Guess I should read the synopsis sometimes before I take on a request. But honestly, I thought it was a romance box set. It’s okay though, I’m not anti-erotica. I liked 50 Shades. Anyways, I only read some of the books, so I’ll just do some quick reviews on the ones that I read.
The Billionaire’s Muse by Ava Lore
This was a great start to the set. I was like, wow, if this is what all the books are going to be like, it’s going to be great!
Sadie accidentally breaks a very valuable vase at an auction. This vase belongs to billionaire Malcolm Ward. Sadie agrees to be his muse to pay him back for the vase. Trouble is, Malcolm isn’t really sure what kind of artist he is, so he has to spend a lot of time with Sadie to find out.
This one started out great, Sadie is sarcastic and awesome. During the beginning of the auction this thought goes through her head, “Me, I was just hoping for a fist fight to break out.” (location 95/14072 on kindle). Hey, she made me laugh a lot. However, some of the sex scenes were a little weird for me. Paint brushes shouldn’t go certain places. Just saying. And then I felt like the story stretched out a little too long and got a little off course as well.
Overall though, it was a good book.
The CEO and the Girl from the Coffee Shop by Terry Towers
The billionaire, Gabriel, wants barista, Beth, to come be his housekeeper and chef. I couldn’t get into this one; I got bored, didn’t finish it and went on to the next.
Yes, Mr. Collins by Anna Antonia
Mr. Collins is so demanding that he doesn’t keep a personal assistant for long, because no one meets his expectations. That is until Natasha works for him. Natasha starts the job so nervous because she knows what Mr. Collins is like. But then, after she is getting physically sick from stress, she decides that she’s going to change her way of thinking and not be nervous anymore, but live up to the challenge.
This story was quick and decent. It seemed to be shorter than the others.
Heidi and the Kaiser by Selena Kitt
Heidi is working in the fashion world, but not as she would like, which would be as a designer. On the job setting up a photo shoot, she spills coffee on billionaire Warren Kaiser’s pants. He spanks her and she likes it. Heidi ends up working for him, and the punishments continue.
Yeah, I’m conflicted on this one. It felt like borderline abuse. Heidi liked it but, well, I didn’t! Kaiser seemed so harsh to me, even at the end. What kind of relationship is that, you know?
Gloria’s Secret by Nelle L’Amour
This is another one I just couldn’t finish. I was bored, I couldn’t get into it. Gloria is the owner of a lingerie company, (you get it right? I hope so!) Anyways here’s a little excerpt that caught my eye.
My right eye was blue; my left one brown. I had a rare genetic condition known as heterochromia. In press releases and on the Internet, both eyes appeared to be brown thanks to Photoshop. But because I suffered from dry eye syndrome, I was unable to use contacts to conceal my idiosyncrasy the rest of the time. (location 7058/14072)
This is pure silliness! Jane Seymour has different colored eyes, as does Kate Bosworth. They don’t try to hide it and they’re actors not an owner of a lingerie shop! Not only that, but I have one brown eye and one green eye myself so obviously I picked up on this. Gloria must have some real issues for having her eyes photoshopped to be the same color. I don’t know though cause like I said, I didn’t finish the book.
There are a few more stories that I didn’t list here; I didn’t read all of them. So overall I would say that this is a good box set. Not ‘avoid at all cost.’ Not ‘you need to read this now!’ But good, especially for the cheap prices that amazon tends to list it for.
My Rating for the whole set:
3 out of 5 stars
*****I received this book free from one of the authors, Marian Tee, in exchange for an honest review.*****