The billionaire and the bookish cat lady!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 👱🏻♀️🧔🏻👩🏼🦰🧑🏼
The heroine: Emma – works in a bookstore and has three cats that she treats like children. She hasn’t dated for a while and her best friend talks her into signing up for a dating app. Emma gets a message from a guy named Mark who also has cats that he loves and agrees to meet him at a restaurant for a date.
The Hero(es): Marcus – a billionaire hedge fund owner who spends most of his life working on growing his business. He is thirty five and wants a wife that will fit into his life and lifestyle with ease so he consults with a matchmaker who works with wealthy clients. She sets him up with a beautiful high society woman named Emmaline.
The Story: I’m sure you can guess what happens when Emma meets Marcus at the restaurant. Neither is what the other expects and they immediately rub each other the wrong way. Though when Emma storms out, Marcus can’t stop thinking about the feisty redhead.
The story was good and the audiobook seemed to be over too fast. It doesn’t help that it ended in a cliffhanger, but I did enjoy the give and take between the down to earth Emma and the New York power broker. Marcus had a set of characteristics he is looking for in the perfect wife and Emma doesn’t fit so he is dumbfounded by the fact that he can’t get Emma out of his head.
Marcus becomes a bit of a stalker and after finding out nearly everything there is to know about Emma, he is determined to get her into bed thinking that once he does that, he can move on to Emmaline or someone like her.
Emma on the other hand, also is thinking and dreaming of Marcus but she has some hang ups after growing up with a mother that was a user and a gold digger. So the fact that Marcus is so wealthy is not something she wants at all. While her best friend keeps pushing her to go for it.
The narration was terrific. The book was dual POV and the narrators were Sebastian York and Ava Erickson. Sebastian has a deep gravelly voice that is perfect for a dirty talking Hero. Ava Erickson has a very pleasant voice which fit Emma to a T.
I voluntarily listened to & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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