Book Review: The Billionaire Wins the Game by Melody Anne

The Billionaire Wins the Game (Billionaire Bachelors, #1)

Format read in: Kindle

Price at time of purchase: Free

Price now: Free

Genre: Romance

Goodreads synopsis:

Joseph Anderson has decided it’s time for his three successful sons to find brides. Joseph wants grandchildren to fill his mansion, and he wants them immediately. His eldest son, Lucas, is successful in all areas of his life, except love, and Joseph begins matchmaking. He finds Amy Harper and deems her the perfect daughter-in-law. He just needs to get her and Lucas to both realize they’re made for each other.

Lucas Anderson is wealthy, sexy, and stubborn. He has no desire to have any woman enter his life, causing chaos, or using his family’s name. Many women have tried, and he’s been successful in finding out who they are beneath their false smiles.

Amy Harper was raised in tragic circumstances and doesn’t like pampered, rich men who have been handed everything with a silver spoon. She spent years finishing her education and then received a job with the Anderson Corporation. She instantly doesn’t like her incredibly sexy boss, who is arrogant and thinks every woman should fall at his feet.

When Amy becomes pregnant after one reckless night of passion, she’s scared he’ll take the baby and run. Lucas is demanding, and used to getting his way, but Amy has just the right amount of spark to ignite his fuse, and challenges him each step of the way.

Lucas’s father, Joseph, and his brothers Alex and Mark, offer laughter, love, and support. With the love of Lucas’s family, who aren’t only rich and successful, but also kind and giving, Amy starts to realize that being wealthy doesn’t make or break a man, and starts to picture the happily ever after she never believed in for herself.

My review:

What I liked about The Billionaire Wins the Game:

* Amy’s character. She came from horrible circumstances (drug addict mother, possible molested, foster care) and rose above it. She had an inner strength that I don’t see in 90% of people in real life. And that’s sad when I compare a fictional character to real life and real life comes up lacking.

*Lucas’s character: Again, another strong character and man did he fight falling in love. I loved reading the scenes with Amy and Lucas together because the sparks came right off the page. The sexual tension (and when they had sex) was great!!! A must have in a romance novel. Oh and I liked his name too. If R had been a boy, Lucas was being strongly considered.

*The backstories: Joseph, Katherine, Tom, Esther, Alex and Marcus were introduced in such a way that you couldn’t help but like them and you want to know more about them.

What I didn’t like about The Billionaire Wins the Game:

*As much as I loved Amy’s character, her extreme stubbornness really got to me. There were some points in the book where I wanted to reach through and bitch slap here. Example: When Lucas forced Amy into his car to give her a ride home and she gave him the wrong address. Which wouldn’t have been bad but she lived in the ghetto and it was the middle of the night.

* The whole “I got you pregnant so I have to marry you because the I don’t want the child born out of wedlock and be a bastard” bit. Its not Victorian England and not being married and having kids are the norm right now. A forced wedding (and when I mean forced, Lucas implied that he would take the baby from Amy) is not cool.

Book I am reading now:

City of Rogues (The Kobalos Trilogy, #1)

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