Author: Adrianne James
Title: The Billionaire & The Barfly
Published On: March 29, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Henry Maximus is a super-hero-loving geek and proud of it. He’s also a genius when it comes to business. It’s how he earned the title of CEO of Maximus Gaming … not to mention the billions of dollars in his bank account. Henry’s tried living the life of a bachelor, but a different girl every night has left him wanting more. Needing more.
Aubrey Vincent is in love with her job. She’ll love it even more if she lands the promotion that gets her out of her parent’s attic. She loves it so much that she has no time for relationships, not that she was ever very good at them to begin with. Aubrey is perfectly happy with the random, nameless men she
picks up at the bar.
After a brief encounter with Aubrey on a business trip, Henry packs his bags and moves back to the small town where he grew up. Aubrey’s town. Aubrey attempts to find her way into Henry’s bed, while he tries everything to get into her heart. Will Henry’s plan to break down the walls Aubrey has built around her heart work or will his unbelievable million dollar offer scare her away?
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This is one of those books that comes along and surprises you. I’ll be honest, from the synopsis I thought it was going to be one of those cute and dirty geeky fantasy romance stories. And well, it was. But then at the same time it totally wasn’t, it was much more than just that.
Told solely from Aubrey’s point of view, (although I would have loved to see parts of the story from Henry’s!) it has some hot n’ heavy sexy scenes. But what really stuck out for me, was Aubrey’s journey towards being able to believe in herself, that the only real failure is to stop trying, and that maybe, just maybe, love is worth risking everything. How Henry manages to fit into all of that? Well that’s for you to find out!