The Dangerous Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden – Review by Layna

31450835Title: The Dangerous Billionaire

Tate Brothers #1

Author: Jackie Ashenden

Synopsis:

Money doesn’t always change the man in this new standalone romance from Jackie Ashenden.

Navy SEAL Sullivan “Van” Tate has been called home to reluctantly inherit an empire and finds himself facing the most difficult mission of all: love.

“Sinfully sexy.”–Opal Carew on Mine to Take

Nothing about Sullivan “Van” Tate is what it seems. A Navy SEAL raised among the New York City elite, Van prefers heart-pounding action over a Wall Street corner office. But when his adoptive father dies and his business rivals move in to overtake his empire, Van must suit up to save the company and protect the one woman most forbidden to him…and the object of Van’s most dangerous desires.

Chloe Tate is as ambitious as she is gorgeous. With a newfound independence, Chloe is no longer a prisoner on her father’s ranch. But everything changes when losing her father may also mean losing her life. Even with her survival on the line, Chloe can’t deny the burning attraction she feels the moment she locks eyes with Van, her rich, rough and ready, foster brother and the new head of her father’s company. Tall, dark, and muscled, he’s the one man who she has no business being with. But how can she resist a Navy Seal Warrior when he’ll do anything to protect her?

 

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Disclaimer: This book was provided at no-cost in exchange for an honest review!

Review:

I’ve read a lot of good things about this author and this was the first book I have read by her. I feel like this book was not one of the best books that the author has to offer and I wouldn’t suggest this as an introduction to reading Jackie’s other works. After reading other reviews on this book, it seems that I am not the only one who feels this way.

The concept of the book was very interesting. A somewhat forbidden romance between foster siblings all while dealing with their father’s long time enemy. There were parts of the story that I loved although there were many other parts that kept dragging on. The book felt like it kept going on and on while sometimes being repetitive. Other readers found that the characters were whiney and annoying, I didn’t feel this way. They were both very humanized and each had their flaws but they also had their strengths.

Although this book may not have been a top favorite of mine, I did enjoy it. I would give the author another change and read some of their other works, especially since her other novels have really great reviews. This book contains lots of sexual content and is meant for mature audiences.

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~Layna

 

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6577006About the Author:

Jackie has been writing fiction since she was eleven years old. Mild mannered fantasy/SF/pseudo-literary writer by day, obsessive romance writer by night, she used to balance her writing with the more serious job of librarianship until a chance meeting with another romance writer prompted her to throw off the shackles of her day job and devote herself to the true love of her heart – writing romance. She particularly likes to write dark, emotional stories with alpha heroes who’ve just got the world to their liking only to have it blown wide apart by their kick-ass heroines.

She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, the inimitable Dr Jax, two kids, two cats and some guppies (possibly dead guppies by the time you read this). 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.

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