Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Big, Bad Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden

An intensely sexy Billionaire Fairy Tales standalone novel by Jackie Ashenden that is billionaire romance meets Little Red Riding Hood with a happily ever after.

Wicked. Ruthless. Obsessed.

Sent away from his family as a boy because he couldn’t be controlled, Rafe DeSantis’s new guardian turned him into a monster. One who wants only two things out of life: To get revenge on the father who destroyed his life. And to possess the woman who was kept from him. Ella Hart has been his obsession for years, and now that he’s her guardian he’s finally in position to black mail her into his bed. And once he has her there? He’s going to eat her up.

Innocent. Alone. Hunted.

Ella has been living with her grandmother since the death of her parents when she was a child. She’s learned to pour her grief and pain into dance, and it’s become her escape. Her passion. Now she’s set her sights on a prestigious dance school in Paris. But there’s one problem. Ella was so young when her parents died, her money was left in the hands of the DeSantis family…and it’s now controlled by Rafe. A man she’s always found compelling and terrifying at the same time. Rafe offers her an ultimatum: Give herself to him, body and soul, and she’ll get the money she needs.

Ella isn’t in a position to refuse, though she tries to resist the sexy billionaire. It feels good, until her heart becomes involved. Does the big bad billionaire want to capture her heart? Or does he only want to own her body?

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Book 4
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
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Rafe is home now, back for revenge and his obsession. He was sent away when he was younger because his family deemed him "unworthy" and "unruly." However, he has had years of resentment and hatred building, and when he comes home he does so with a plan to take over and destroy.

Ella is alone, and while she is content when she's on the stage, she is lonely. When she was younger, she was told by a lot of people to stay away from Rafe, the problem child. When her parents died, Rafe's father became her guardian and has helped her achieve her goals since then.

What Ella doesn't realize is that Rafe now holds the keys to her future and he's perfectly happy to use whatever means necessary to get what he wants – and he wants Ella.

While I found his methods to be suspect and somewhat harsh, to watch the two of them overcome their issues was fairly profound for both of them. Ella realizes that she does indeed love Rafe and Rafe realizes that he can overcome his past and someone can love him for who he is – not the perception he gives off.

There is a lot of angst in this story and while I found Rafe to be somewhat of a bully, in the end, when you learn more about him, he does try to redeem himself a little with Ella's help.

Jackie Ashenden lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, the inimitable Dr Jax, 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. Her books include Hollywood Blackmail, In Bed with the Billionaire, Kidnapped by the Billionaire and Make you Mine.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Big, Bad Billionaire (Billionaire Fairy Tales #4) by Jackie Ashenden to read and review.

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