The Billionaire & The Barfly by Adrianne James

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BB releases on March 29, 2014

Henry Maximus is a super-hero-loving geek and proud of it. He’s also a genius when it comes to business. It’s how he earned the title of CEO of Maximus Gaming … not to mention the billions of dollars in his bank account. Henry’s tried living the life of a bachelor, but a different girl every night has left him wanting more. Needing more.

Aubrey Vincent is in love with her job. She’ll love it even more if she lands the promotion that gets her out of her parent’s attic. She loves it so much that she has no time for relationships, not that she was ever very good at them to begin with. Aubrey is perfectly happy with the random, nameless men she picks up at the bar.

After a brief encounter with Aubrey on a business trip, Henry packs his bags and moves back to the small town where he grew up. Aubrey’s town. Aubrey attempts to find her way into Henry’s bed, while he tries everything to get into her heart. Will Henry’s plan to break down the walls Aubrey has built around her heart work or will his unbelievable million dollar offer scare her away?

Review:

I’m giving this book 4 stars.  For me, this was an intriguing story. Not generally a book I would be drawn to instantly, with that being said I’m glad this book gave me more than I anticipated.  The story of a woman focused on moving up the career ladder, has a fear of letting anyone close to her emotionally. Aubrey has came to the conclusion that opening that door that allows emotions to over take her decisions will not only shatter her, but also interrupt her goal in her professional life.  Completely content with being physically content, she runs into one-night, no name exchanged, rendezvous’.
She comes across a man that she hooks up with from the bar and consistently keeps running into him.  A hot, sexy, successful man named Henry.  He continues to pursue Aubrey, unable to take his mind off of her.  There is something about Aubrey that keeps him wanting more, not just physical but he wants them to be emotionally connected with one another. They have a past that Aubrey isn’t familiar with. Henry is a smooth talker, slightly awkward, physically sexy, and has this sense of “nerdiness” that is just endearing that makes a reader fall for him more than just his smooth and sexy ways. If the author ever decided to continue the story of Aubrey & Henry, I would definitely follow.

 

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About Adrianne James

Growing up, Adrianne couldn’t get her hands on enough books to satisfy her need for the make believe. If she finished a novel and didn’t have a new one ready and waiting for her, she began to create her own tales of magic and wonder. Now, as an adult, books still make up majority of her free time, and now her tales get written down to be shared with the world.

During the day, Adrianne uses her camera to capture life’s stories for clients of all ages and at night, after her two children are tucked in bed; she devotes herself to her written work. Adrianne is living the life she always wanted, surrounded by art and beauty, the written word and a loving family.

As a young adult and new adult author, Adrianne James has plans to bring stories of growing characters, a little romance, and perhaps a little magic and mythology down the line for her readers to enjoy.


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