Also by this author: Last Hit Reloaded, Last Kiss, The Taming of the Billionaire, The Billionaire Takes a Bride, His Royal Princess: A Billionaire Boys Club Novella, Billionaire on the Loose, Dirty Money
Series: Billionaires and Bridesmaids #1
Also in this series: The Taming of the Billionaire
Published by InterMix on February 17th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Billionaire Boys Club novels comes a sizzling series that pairs rich men looking for romances with some very lucky ladies in waiting…
Waitress Marjorie Ivarsson is the picture of naiveté. Raised by her grandmother, she’d rather go to bingo than go dancing. But when she’s asked to be a bridesmaid in her friend Bronte’s destination wedding, she finds herself venturing into new and exciting territory. The wedding is set on the billionaire groom’s private island and Marjorie is fascinated by all the new people she’s meeting.
Most fascinating of all is the man she saves from almost drowning in the blue waters of the island lagoon. She might even have a bit of a crush on him. Unfortunately, she’s not the only girl who finds him so intriguing. Hot shot television producer Robert Cannon has a reputation for womanizing, drinking, and partying to excess. They couldn’t be more wrong for each other...so why are they constantly drawn together like magnets?
Praise for the Billionaire Boys Club novels
“Blazing hot.”—USA Today
“A fast, sexy read.”—Fiction Vixen
“Great storytelling…delightful reading…It’s fun and oh so hot.”—Kirkus Reviews
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jessica Clare writes under three pen names. As Jessica Clare, she writes erotic contemporary romances, including the Billionaire Boys Club novels and the Animal Magnetism novels. As Jessica Sims, she writes fun, sexy shifter paranormals, and as Jill Myles, she writes a little bit of everything, from sexy, comedic urban fantasy to fairy tales gone wrong.
For pure romance The Billionaire and the Virgin by Jessica Clare gets four stars, but I had to deduct a half a star because the female lead Marjorie really disappointed me.
The story is cute; billionaire network owner, falls for virginal twenty-four year old waitress, who happens to be going on ninety-five, and not a young ninety-five but an old ninety-five. Rob the billionaire courts the lovely virginal Marjorie like every girl should be courted. Well the billionaire just happens to own male oriented network full of ‘t’ and ‘a’.
I was all on board with this story until the big reveal, that Rob is a ‘t’ & ‘a’ seller, then the story fell flat for me. As up until that point he owned who he was and the woman who gravitated towards being on his network were portrayed as doing what they could to gain their fifteen minutes of fame. Then it flip-flops and he is accused of objectifying woman. HUH… the woman who want on his show, pretty much try to get his attention, throughout the book. So I was a little taken aback by the moralization of Miss Waitress, who I loved up until this point. What he did was nothing to cut him off at the knees about. He was very honest with her, just not about what he did for a living. So I am torn as I adore Jessica Clare’s books and characters, but this story left me perplexed.
Please not this series is a spin off from her highly successful Billionaire Boys Club series, which I highly recommend.