Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Billionaires by Calista Fox

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, in The Billionaires by Calista Fox.

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F/M Romance
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This was a second chance love meets sexy, hot ménage. I really enjoyed this story and the twists and turns were both unexpected and a pleasant surprise.

Jewel is wanting to finally to set up her own business. She is tired of watching the land that is supposed to be willed to her sit, unused, unloved, and caught between her family and Rogen's family. She is bright, strong willed, seductive, and the perfect match for Rogen and Vin. Not only is she able to catch the eye of best friends, Rogen and Vin, but she's also able to capture their hearts.

Jewel comes up with a plan that can't fail. She will purchase a much sought after liquor and trade it to Rogen's father in order to get him to sign off on his portion of the property. Nothing can go wrong. But then she runs into both Rogen and Vin – the two people she didn't believe she would really have to deal with.

Rogen is her first love. He hasn't seen her in several years because he was shipped off to school and told to stay away from Jewel. When he notices her from across the room, all of those old feelings come rushing back and the attraction that never went away rears its head.

Vin is also at the house that night and sees Jewel – but being the cocky, snarky personality that he is, he just saunters up and SLAP! I loved that scene! Vin was a hard character to read – he showed almost no emotions throughout the story and held onto this anger throughout.

However, when all three of them converge to plot, not only do they come up with a great plan, but their chemistry explodes through the story. It's sexy, sensual, and their sheets were on fire.

This was a sweet story about learning to communicate, healing past broken hearts, and being okay with who you decide to be.

Who doesn't love a good ménage book? And this one is just that!

In an amazing lover’s triangle, we have Jewel Catalano, a very successful business woman who wants one thing, to build on the land that sits between her parents and her parents’ ex-best friends. Along with that, she's hoping to reconnect with her first love, Rogen. Rogen was sent away to school by his parents to keep him and Jewel apart when the feud between his parents and hers started. He never truly got over Jewel. Even when she started seeing his best friend, Vin, when he became more and more distant. Jewel couldn't choose between them then and she certainly can’t now. Needing Rogen to sign off on the property she wants, puts them back in the triangle they began 10 years prior and nothing has changed for any of them. They all love one another!

This book started a bit overly descriptive with backdrop and scene setting. That did seem to ease up quickly. Or, maybe I was completely diverted by the smoking hot scenes that played out between Jewel, Rogen, and Vin. Some of the best I've read in a while, I was enthralled! The story moves forward quickly after that and I was highly entertained and thoroughly enjoyed the read.

This is a sweet, sexy story with a fun plot. I cannot say that I cared for some of the more flowery language at the beginning, but once the characters are established, then we get more plot and less adjectives.

I did want to ask the senior couples what on earth they were thinking by the end – but it worked well to create the atmosphere needed for the story to work. Other than that annoyance at them, I felt that the storylines achieved the intensity and divisions that made this trio reach the point that they did.

Although their money meant that they lived it big, it wasn't really an issue, because they were all pretty much in the same position – and Jewel had as much business acumen as the men, even if she went to university locally, rather than Yale. In terms of intimate experiences though, she is enjoying learning from their previous ménage adventures.

If you like the idea of a trio which develops out of childhood friendships, but now has a chance to explore their true feelings for each other, then this will serve you well. It also has some entertaining side plots.

Calista 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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Billionaires (Lover's Triangle #1) by Calista Fox to read and review.

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