Release Day Blitz : The Billionaire’s Virgin by Jackie Ashenden & Seduction by Calista Fox

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THE BILLIONAIRE’S VIRGIN SUMMARY

Book #1 in the intensely sexy Billionaire Fairytales by Jackie Ashenden where sometimes dark and tortured, sometimes bad boy and charming, but always dominant and sexy billionaires steal their heroines’ breath away.

Xavier De Santis: Charming. Disgraced. Playboy.
The headlines are always shouting about the excesses of the so-called Prince Charming of the De Santis family. Problem is, Xavier is everything they say he is.
But now he’s gone too far, and he has has been ordered to clean up his image. Volunteering at a homeless shelter, Xavier sees a bright light amidst all the bleakness. An angel whose luminous face and tragic beauty call to him in ways he can’t explain.

Mia: Homeless. Vulnerable. Virgin.
When the shelter Mia calls home closes, she is left with nowhere to go. Nowhere except the luxurious, glorious palace of a home where Xavier De Santis has invited her to stay. This too-handsome billionaire is dark, dangerous…and also too good to be true. Surely Mia can indulge in her fantasies and escape the hardness of her daily life for just one night?

As one night turns into two, Mia knows that eventually, the magic will end. She can’t keep the beautiful clothes. She can’t keep the soft bed. And most of all, she can’t keep the hard, handsome man who makes her crave his touch with every breath she takes.
Mia doesn’t belong in his world. But as Xavier tempts his rags-to-riches heroine with exquisite pleasure and heady desire, Mia may have no choice but to surrender to him completely.

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My Review

Rating : 4 out of 5 stars

The Billionaire’s Virgin is a rags to riches story, a modern-day fairytale retelling. Xavier de Santis is a wealthy playboy, the youngest son of a billionaire. He has led a sheltered and privileged life. He is bored, though and doesn’t seem to know what his life purpose could be. He has been forced by his manipulative father to volunteer at a homeless shelter. Let’s just say that he isn’t a natural-born benefactor! But he is ready to cater to every whim of his father, to obtain ownership of his late mother’s ranch. Mia, a young homeless girl, attracts his attention. She seems fragile, but is proud, determined and a survivor. Mia has had a run of bad luck and lives every day in survival mode. I really felt sorry for her. She was a victim of family abuse and now lives on the streets. Xavier is moved by the harsh reality of her life.

He is fascinated by her and wants to become her knight in shining armor, giving her a shelter in his own penthouse. The second part of the story is inspired by Cinderella, but I couldn’t fully buy into it, maybe because of the insta love aspect. Mia is overwhelmed by Xavier’s luxurious living standards, and has initially doubts about his intentions. Their worlds are polar opposite, obviously, but they connect easily.

Xavier definitely grew on me as the story unfolded. He wants to give Mia all material things she couldn’t have before and seems to have found a purpose. Despite my initial issues with the believability of the plot, I enjoyed this sexy novella. Jackie Ashenden’s seductive writing definitely won me over, and I really needed to see Mia and Xavier get their much deserved happiness. This novella is the first in a new series, and I can’t wait for more by this talented author!

I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

About the author

jackie-ashendenJackie Ashenden lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, the inimitable Dr. Jax, and their two kids and two cats. When she’s not torturing alpha males and their stroppy heroines, she can be found drinking chocolate martinis, reading anything she can lay her hands on, posting random crap on her blog, or being forced to go mountain biking with her husband.
Jackie writes dark, sexy contemporary romance for St Martin’s Press, the titles Mine To Take, Make You Mine, and You Are Mine.

Twitter: @JackieAshenden
Facebook: @jackie.ashenden

 

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SEDUCTION by Calista Fox

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Description: 100 Shades of Sin…

Delicious and hot, the seductive Bayfront Billionaires need one thing, and one thing only: the woman made for them, the one woman on earth who can complete their trio of passion and desire.
Lily Hart has taken a temporary position as a live-in butler for billionaire musicians Jackson Sterling and Lexington Alexander. She expected to be on call day and night. But what she did not plan for was that these two billionaires would be as handsome as sin and hell-bent on having her in their bed. Entirely skilled at the art of seduction, they make Lily burn for pleasure in ways she never knew she could.

Jax and Lex have been waiting for a muse, and when breathtaking, sensuous Lily arrives on their doorstep, they know she’s the woman to join them in the seductive web the three of them weave. But passion between three can end in flames, and Lily, Jax, and Lex must decide—is opening their hearts worth the risk?

My review

Rating : 3.5 out of 5 Stars

To be honest, this story turned out to be better than I had expected, because I’m usually not a fan a menage stories. This novella was well-paced with engaging and enthralling characters. I loved the seductive taboo aspect of this story of two internationally acclaimed classical musicians and their lady butler, their chemistry was all-consuming. I enjoyed the dynamic between the three characters as the story unfolded.

Jax Sterling and Lex Alexander are childhood friends and have both reached the pinnacle of success individually, but want to catch up on their friendship and compose together. Despite their common past, they are struggling to work together and are experiencing a painful musical block. Their cooperation has reopened wounds of their past. Lily is their temporary lady butler. She is warm, lively and they are both fascinated by her. They thrive in her company and soon realize she could become the missing part of their project, their muse, providing them creative inspiration.

The seduction of Lily was well-done, with some Cinderella moments she revels in. Lily genuinely likes them, and their music speaks to her. There was a lot of sexual tension and the sexy scenes were well-written and scorching hot. Overall, I enjoyed this seductive and erotic novella, with engaging and intriguing characters, although the ending felt a bit rushed. Calista Fox is a new author to me, but I’ll definitely follow her in the future!

I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

Author Biography

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACalista is a former PR professional, now writing fast-paced, steamy books to set your pulse racing! She has won many Reviewer’s and Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as Best Book Awards. Calista has crossed the country many times over by corporate jet and travels internationally, always with her laptop in tow to capture intriguing story elements and exotic locales! She is also a member of Romance Writers of America and a Past President/Advisor of the Phoenix chapter.

 

 

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