100 Shades of Sin…
In The Billionaires, Calista Fox delivers a sexy and sensuous friends-to-lovers tale with a delicious love triangle twist.
Jewel Catalano, Rogen Angelini, and Vin D’Angelo had been childhood best friends, spending every possible moment with one another. Rogen became her first love, the first one to show her what pleasure could be. Until a volatile feud erupted between their powerful California wine country families and she and Rogen were torn apart from each other. What she didn’t expect was to find comfort and passion like she had never known in Vin’s arms and bed. But when that too ended in disaster, Jewel moved to San Francisco to work for the Catalano empire. Years later, a series of daring acquisitions brings Jewel back to River Cross, the hometown where Rogen and Vin have recently returned as well. Jewel has the curves, the smarts, and the success to bring any man to his knees—especially the two men who remained best friends and still burn to possess her.
Mixing family business with erotic pleasure ignites a smoldering love triangle. But in order to pull off the bold deal that will build the trios’ own legacy and to stay in their heady, sensual paradise, they must discover what true love really is—or lose everything their hearts’ desire.
Rating : 4 out of 5 Stars
When it comes to sexy and steamy reads, Calista Fox is in a league of her own. Even if I’m usually not a fan of menage stories, I found myself captivated by this sensual and romantic tale of never-ending love. It’s risqué, unconventional and sinfully seductive!
The Angelini and Catalano families are owners of famous vineyards, neighbors and bitter rivals. Jewel Catalano’s relationship with Rogen Angelini and his best friend Vin d’Angelo is complicated by misunderstandings and family feud. Rogen and Vin were Jewel’s childhood friends and teenage loves.
Several years later, Jewel has become a successful businesswoman. She is fiercely independent, confident, bold and determined. She wants to develop a property co-owned by the Angelinis and the Castalanos, and strikes up her own deal with Rogen. Rogen and Jewel were estranged from each other, separated by their family feud and entangled feelings. They are both heirs who want to go into business together, to create their own legacy. They intend to let go of the past and move on.
Rogen’s parents became Vin’s legal guardians after his parents died. Although his loyalty to Rogen’s father can’t be doubted, he is still deeply affected by Jewel. Rogen and Vin are best friends who both fell in love with the same woman, and their long buried feelings are unchanged. Jewel is drawn to both of them. Her relationship with Vin is tumultuous, he is broody, intense and commanding. With Rogen, everything is easier, he is amiable, sensitive and nice. Jewel is their ultimate fantasy woman and they both envision having a permanent relationship with her. Obviously, the threesome needs to work out a new dynamic to their complex relationship and hope that their parents will finally accept to bury the hatchet.
In true Calista Fox’s style, The Billionaires was compulsively readable, exceptionally hot and simmering with sexual tension and deep feelings. Since reading her Bayfront novellas, her books have become a guilty pleasure of mine and I can’t wait for more. If you enjoy elegantly written menage stories, with engaging characters, I definitely recommend this book.
I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, and voluntarily reviewed it.
Calista Fox is a former PR professional, now writing fast-paced, steamy books to set readers’ pulses 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. Her books include the Lovers Triangle and the Burned Deep series.