Review: The Billionaire’s Wake-Up-Call Girl by Annika Martin

Posted December 4, 2018 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews Tags: , , , ,

picture of book coverThe Billionaire’s Wake-Up-Call Girl
Annika Martin
Rating: A-

What I’m Talking About:

The Billionaire’s Wake-Up-Call Girl is one of the funniest, sexiest books I’ve read in a while – probably since the last Annika Martin title I devoured. Billionaire CEO/scientist Theo lives in his own world, consumed with his formulas and life-saving products. He’s brilliant but surly, unintentionally scaring his employees into going along with whatever he thinks. Until Lizzie, who thinks Theo is a bit absurd. But she can’t rock the boat for another week, or she’ll lose her desperately needed bonus. So when Lizzie can’t find a single wake-up service who will deal with Theo, she ends up making the call herself, and quickly things progress beyond normal parameters. 

I absolutely adore Annika Martin’s unrestrained humor and crazy characters. There is just something about the way she thinks and writes that draws me in and keeps me glued to my kindle from start to end. I absolutely adore how Lizzie brings Theo to life, how she makes him aware of the world around him and helps him enjoy living. It wouldn’t have happened with anyone else, because Lizzie just gets Theo in ways no one else does. Her kind heart and sassy attitude make her a character I can get behind and cheer for.

On paper, Theo is not so likable at first. He’s unpleasant and anti-social, making him difficult to connect with, and once he starts talking to fake wake-up-call girl, Operator 7, he becomes obsessive and neurotic. Seriously, if the book wasn’t so funny and good-natured, I’d be freaked out by Theo. But in Ms. Martin’s world, Theo’s personality quirks work in a positive way. Because of the anonymity afforded by their calls, the pair quickly develops something real, yet not. They are open and honest with one another in a safe way only anonymity can provide. This allows them to get past misunderstandings when the truth of the calls comes to light.

While the pair may seem improbable, I enjoyed every minute of their journey. I loved my trip into the mad world of Theo and Lizzie. They are full of crazy energy and passion. They are fire burning through the pages. They are two pieces that together make more than a whole because they are both beyond the best versions of themselves when together. 

My Rating:  A- Enjoyed A Lot

About the Book:

When my manager assigns me the task of finding a new wake up call service for our CEO, I think, how hard can this be?

Answer: practically impossible. It turns out that no wake-up call company in the world will take him on as a client. They’ve all had enough of his surly personality.

So in an effort not to lose my job, I secretly start making the calls myself, every day at 4:30 am sharp. OMG yes you read that right—four freaking thirty in the morning.

Confession: I’m not the nicest wake-up-call girl at that hour. Hello! Who wakes up before the roosters are even crowing? Luckily he doesn’t seem to mind my get-your-ass-out-of-bed attitude.

Day by day we’re becoming closer, and the calls start turning hot, like pay-by-the-minute hot and oh-so-wild. Snuggled under the covers with the moonlight streaming in the windows, we divulge our secrets to each other, but the one thing that he can never find out is that the sexy vixen who wakes him up every morning is just the lowly assistant who wears frumpy dresses. I can only imagine his disappointment.

Now he wants to take me out on a date and he’s scouring Manhattan to find me. He’s an overachieving billionaire bent on a mission. How much longer can I keep up this charade? 

Release Date: July 9, 2018
Billionaires #2; Standalone
Contemporary Romance, Rom-Com
paperback (352 pages), e-book
Book Source: Purchased with my own funds

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