The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake
Author: Jessica Clare
What I’m Talking About:
Greer Chadha-Janssen is the daughter of a multi-millionaire. That money brings her independence to work at a job she loves, wedding planner extraordinaire. She’s also completely invisible to the love of her life, billionaire Asher Sutton. They were roommates in college and have been close friends since, but Greer by her own description is “overlookable.” These characters were introduced in book one, but I didn’t have the advantage of watching Greer love Asher from afar or experience the heartbreak he went through that spiraled him into the emotional abyss he had been living in for years before Greer finally made her move in The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake. The plot felt highly contrived to me, but that may not be the case for someone who has followed the series. Without the advantage of the first three books, it is still a complete story arc.
Despite all the manipulations of the plot, the emotions of the characters felt real, especially Greer. She was angry and with good cause. I liked that she was as angry at herself as she was with Asher when a seriously bad one night stand results in an unplanned pregnancy. She proves to be capable of forgiveness which makes her more human and less a caricature of an angry woman. Greer’s charitable heart even helps to redeem a minor character before she finds her happy ending.
Asher wasn’t quite as developed, but he does go through a significant transformation, even if it feels a little abrupt. Once he becomes a changed man, his charm and playfulness made it easier for us to see what Greer sees in him. His biggest flaw seems to be that where Greer is concerned, he’s overly sexual, getting aroused at completely inappropriate times. It was amusing the first time it happened, after that it was just awkward. Still, in their mutual attraction, they prove to be well-suited for each other. I have to give Clare props for the creation of Greer’s disinterested father. He’s a porn magnate and lives a Scandanavian version of Hugh Hefner. Totally original. He was as comical as he was pathetic in his single-mindedness. He was easy to seriously dislike.
The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake is a fast read. It’s a great book to go between longer, meatier reads. It’s fluffy and fun.
My Rating: B, Liked It
About the Book:
Greer has always been there for Asher, but she wishes she could break through her shyness and show how much she truly loves him. But after a steamy, mindless fling at Hunter and Gretchen’s engagement party, Greer finds herself tossed aside and forced to admit that you can’t love someone who doesn’t acknowledge you exist.
It’s a shame he got her pregnant.
After his fiancée betrayed him and tanked his business in one fell swoop, Asher has spent his time trying to rebuild his wealth and forget the past. But he doesn’t understand why Greer blew him off after their night together—until he catches a glimpse of her belly.
Now Asher is willing to do whatever it takes to convince Greer she belongs with him. And he’s very skilled at the art of persuasion.
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Series: Billionaires and Bridesmaids #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format(s): e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Publisher