Beauty and the Billionaire

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Goodreads Rating: 5 stars

Audiobook rating: 5 stars

I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for my honest review.

When I first received a copy of this book, I knew that the name Jessica Clare was familiar to me. I came to discover that Jessica Clare is the name of an author that uses the pen name Jessica Sims in the Midnight Liaisons series (see my post on Beauty Dates the Beast). Upon discovering that this is actually book 2 in a series, my mother (Who LOVED the Midnight Liaisons series) pretty much bought the entire series on audiobook. So, after I listened to the first one (review to come), I was finally able to give this one a go! I ended up listening to it on Audiobook since I was away for work and it was easier.

I want to point out first, that I LOVE Hunter. I do find it creepy that he set up the entire job for Gretchen to come live with him to work on a book. At the same time, I find it kind of sweet in that weird, creepy, stalker way. So far, this has been my favorite book in this series, though it is only book 2. I think Gretchen was very forward. She is definitely someone I would want to be friends with! The entire time I was listening to this book I kept thinking to myself that Hunter is the Ramsay of this series. Ramsay was one of my favorite characters in Midnight Liaisons, and I have found, even in Stranded with a Billionaire (book 1), Hunter  has become one of my favorite characters in the Billionaire Boys Club series!

I enjoyed the story line. I enjoyed watching Gretchen and Hunter become close. I am glad that the blowup didn’t take chapters on chapters to get through. I did find myself constantly wondering when the shoe would drop. There was a lot of build up with an overall predicable, yet enjoyable, conclusion. I look forward to continuing on with this series.

If I hadn’t won this book on Goodreads, I may never have known that Jessica Sims was really Jessica Clare, and may never have gotten to enjoy this other series!

Meeting God or Something Like It

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Rating: 3 stars

I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. This is my honest review. 

It has taken me a little while to get through this book, and now I find it hard to decide what to rate and how to rate it.

Overall, the stories were well written with beautiful imagery. Some stories really left me with a feeling of shock and awe. I like that in a story. However, I find it hard to really write a review.  The Lamb left me with a Holy. Shit. feeling when I was finished reading. I think The Conversation was entertaining. God in this story had a very humorous sense of humor. Podcasting Mercy  was probably one of my favorite stories in the book. It was a very intense conversation between a young man just out of prison and a clergyman. The young man had abducted the clergyman, blindfolded him, tied him up and over a bluetooth device, podcasted an entire history of abuse this clergyman inflicted upon numerous little boys.

Whether or not you are religious, you may or may not like this set of stories. I couldn’t really tell if if Ruvinsky is poking fun at religion, or pointing out how religion pops up randomly in people’s lives when they least expect it. Decide for yourselves if you give this book a go.