I received this book for free from Rock Star Lit in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dirty Billionaire by Meghan March
Published by LLC on December 8th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Source: Rock Star Lit
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I've got a big dick and an even bigger bank account. That's pretty much where my bio ends. Honestly, I don't need to say anything else. I've just sold 99% of women on going home with me.
Do I sound like an asshole to you?
That's because I am.
And guess what? It works for me just fine.
Or at least it did.
Until I met her.
Books talk about sparks flying. Fuck that shit. With her, it was like emergency flares mixed with jet fuel. Or maybe just straight up napalm.
Only one problem.
She didn't leave her name or number when she disappeared from the hotel room after the hottest fucking night of my life. Now I've had a taste of unicorn pussy—the sweetest, rarest of all pussy—and I need it again.
So what's an asshole to do?
I took this problem to the street. A missed connection gone viral.
And when I find her? I'm keeping her.
This book was not what I expected based on the cover copy. So much so, that I actually started drafting an email to Rock Star Lit to ask them if they had sent me the wrong ARC. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t the story of a young, up-and-coming country star and a billionaire she has a one-night stand with one Christmas Eve.
Once I settled into it, though, and realized I had indeed received the correct book, I really enjoyed this. Poor Holly – all she wants to do is write and play her music, but her record label isn’t treating her very well. She’s stuck in a very public, very fake relationship with a fellow musician who’s hiding the fact that he’s gay, and the label has made her continuation of the relationship a condition of her contract. She meets Creighton at a hotel bar where she has stopped to try and forget about her problems for a while, and does so spectacularly. They agree to no names or other identifying info, but when Creighton wakes up alone the next morning, he really wants to find her. Fortunately, he’s the titular billionaire, so he’s able to make that happen.
Holly was a great heroine. She was submissive in the bedroom when Creighton demanded it (which was always), but she was no pushover. And outside of the bedroom, she stood her ground and refused to let him dominate her. For being so young, she was strong and knew her own mind really well. I love a heroine who stands her ground and refuses to let someone boss her around, no matter how bossy or billionairey he might be. The offer Creighton makes her when he finds her is impossible for her to resist, so she doesn’t. She recognizes it as something she wants, something that might make her happy, so she goes for it.
Creighton was a little less fleshed out. I understood where Holly was coming from; what she was getting out of this relationship and the deal they made. I didn’t really get what Creighton was getting out of it or why he was so desperate to find her. He does refer to her as having ‘unicorn pussy’, but that’s not really enough reason for the lengths he went to in order to find her. By his own admission in his opening chapter, he’s bored with his life in general, and his sex life specifically. Even the thought of a foursome leaves him limp and yawning. It’s a cliche we see a lot in billionaire books, and one of the reasons I don’t read a ton of them. Jaded billionaire man meets a (usually young) woman who has no idea who he is, isn’t impressed by him, and exudes an innocence that he’s never seen before and must have. But maybe I’m looking too hard for a reason; maybe her unicorn pussy is really all there is to it in the beginning.
This book is definitely Holly’s story. Maybe that’s what threw me off when I first started reading it. The back cover copy is completely Creighton, so I was expecting him to be more of the main character than he was. Despite Creighton being the one with the money and the dominant one in the bedroom, Holly is totally the one in charge of this story. Until the very end. And I’m looking forward to the next installment to find out how Creighton is going to explain away his actions at the end of the book.
I haven’t read anything by Meghan March before, but I loved this enough to check out her backlist. She did a great job with Holly, and Creighton wasn’t a bad character, just one we’ve seen before. The sex was hot, the story compelling, and I can’t wait to read the next one.