THE BILLIONAIRE AND THE VIRGIN is Book 1 in Jessica
Clare's Billionaires and Bridesmaids series. Unbeknownst
to Marjorie Ivarsson, Robert Cannon, the attractive man she
fishes out of
the ocean, is public enemy number one with her friend Bronte's
fiancÚ. Things are even more complicated because Marjorie is in
a tropical paradise for a destination wedding for Bronte and
Logan, while Rob is there to
talk the fiancÚ into doing
business with him. Hilarity, sexiness, and disaster
inevitably ensue. I enjoyed seeing characters from Jessica
Clare's Billionaire Boys Club series in THE BILLIONAIRE
AND THE VIRGIN.
There are so many things that can and do go wrong with
Marjorie and Rob's romance, but there's also a lot that's
right about it. I'm happy that the story is told from both
points-of-view. Based on Rob's sleazy business ventures, if
I didn't see how smitten he is for Marjorie, I don't think
I could have enjoyed THE BILLIONAIRE AND THE VIRGIN. I love
how Rob becomes kind of a fool in love from the moment he
meets Marjorie. There's something very endearing and romantic
about his efforts to woo her, and there's also a feeling of
him being very genuine with her that shines through his
duplicity. I like that Jessica Clare doesn't make this a
story about love completely changing a person's
personality, but instead has Rob's perspective change and
therefore his behavior.
The romance that develops between Rob and Marjorie is
charming and extremely sexy at the same time. I like that
they get to know each other's true personalities and like
each other before things become intimate. It's ironic that
Logan has difficulty understanding Rob's deception given
that he did the same thing with Bronte. For men like Logan
and Rob, their celebrity and money make establishing a real
relationship with a woman difficult. Part of what makes the
romance between Rob and Marjorie great is that they get
each other to step out of their comfort zones without
tearing down who they fundamentally are.
THE BILLIONAIRE AND THE VIRGIN is charming and incredibly
sexy. I rooted for Rob and Marjorie from the moment they
met until the very end. I love the characters, and the story
has a lot of heat as well as substance. I can't wait for
the next book in this sizzling series, as well as any other
future books by Jessica Clare.
Waitress Marjorie Ivarsson is the picture of naivetÚ.
Raised by her grandmother, she'd rather go to bingo than
go dancing. But when she's asked to be a bridesmaid in her
friend Bronte's destination wedding, she finds herself
venturing into new and exciting territory. The wedding is
set on the billionaire groom's private island and Marjorie
is fascinated by all the new people she's meeting.
Most fascinating of all is the man she saves from
almost drowning in the blue waters of the island lagoon.
She might even have a bit of a crush on him.
Unfortunately, she's not the only girl who finds him so
intriguing. Hot shot television producer Robert Cannon has
a reputation for womanizing, drinking, and partying to
excess. They couldn't be more wrong for each other...so
why are they constantly drawn together like magnets?