Book Review: The Taming of the Billionaire by Jessica Clare

The Taming of the Billionaire by Jessica ClareTitle: The Taming of the Billionaire
Series: Billionaires and Bridesmaids, Book 2
Author: Jessica Clare
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: July 21, 2015 by InterMix

Edie’s an overbearing cat behaviorist who’s not big on people. Magnus is a newly-rich game developer who likes to be in control. When the two of them meet at Gretchen and Hunter’s masquerade engagement party, the loathing is mutual. Unfortunately for them—and everyone else—they’re in the wedding party together and must deal with each other for the next few months.

But when Magnus’s younger brother falls for Edie’s sister, he begs for his brother’s help in concocting a plan to win her over. If Magnus can keep the prickly Edie occupied, his brother will have time to woo Edie’s sister. Of course, Magnus isn’t interested in the slightest, but Edie is…intriguing. And stubborn. And smart. And sexy. And they might have more in common than they thought.

Before long, it becomes a challenge between the two of them to see who will be tamed first. But how’s Edie going to react when she finds out that Magnus is using her? And how’s Magnus going to handle the fact that he’s fallen for a cat lady?

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Reviewed by: Sara

What I Liked: Edie is a great character. Her crusty exterior and marshmallow heart makes for great dialogue, and a real firecracker chemistry with Magnus. I love that she isn't a shrinking violet and calls things like she sees them, isn't afraid to call Magnus on his bullshit or to flip the bird when a situation calls for it.

What Else I Liked: Jessica Clare writes great sex. The heat between Edie and Magnus is off the charts and when they get together they combust, but they never lose who they are.

Have you ever been reading a sex scene and suddenly the you're not sure who the characters you've been reading have become because in the bedroom they're nothing like the rest of the book? Jessica Clare maintains her characters' personalities even while they're going at it. Magnus is crude in and out of the bedroom, he doesn't suddenly turn into a poet and start using the word ‘breasts’. He talks dirty and uses words like ‘tits’. While Edie maintains her dry, witty sense of humour.

What I Didn't Like: I actually couldn't find anything I didn't like. should buy and read this book. It's fun and sexy and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Overview: Jessica Clare is a great author to read if you're looking for a quick, fun, not too serious romance with great characters and The Taming of the Billionaire is all of those things.

Sara’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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  1. I really enjoy Jessica Clare's books but I've been avoiding this series because I'm tired of Billionaires. I might get around to reading it one day. Great review.

    1. Thanks!
      I got this one from Netgalley because same as you, I love Jessica Clare, but waited a long time to read it because, yeah, billionaires.
      Fortunately, Magnus isn't your average billionaire and Edie isn't your average billionaire's girl and that's what made the difference for me.

    2. Luckily my library has the series so if I get in the mood for them I can try them out.

  2. This seems like an entertaining read. I haven't picked up anything by Jessica before, but now I feel motivated to start this one because I like characters that start out annoyed with each other. Nice review :)


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