Thursday, 10 March 2011

Mini Book Review: Billionaire's Contract Engagement by Maya Banks

Billionaire's Contract Engagement (Harlequin Desire)Title: Billionaire's Contract Engagement
Author: Maya Banks
Number of Pages: 192 pages
Release Date: 16 March 2010
Publisher: Silhouette
Source: a friend lent me a copy
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle Store, Book Depository

Grade: 4 stars

Novellus superbus!

Goodreads appetizer: He'd wanted her for six months. And the opportunity had finally arrived to make Celia Taylor his—at least temporarily. Billionaire businessman Evan Reese knew she was desperate to get him to sign with Maddox Communications. Perhaps he would. But first Celia needed to accompany him to beautiful Catalina for a family wedding. There he would wine, dine and seduce the stunning ad executive…for he knew she desired him, as well. Yet would she still want him when Evan told her she'd be playing the role of his fake fiancée?

My thoughts: I started reading this for 2 reasons: because

1) the blurb sounded interesting and
2) because of the cheesy cover and the ridiculous title. Thought it would be good for a laugh.

But Billionaire's Contract Engagement is surprisingly good: the plot is not overly simplified, the characters are interesting with some history, and there is an array of wonderful supporting characters (LOVED the heroine's family, especially her brothers they were such sweeties!).

The romance between the hero and heroine is steamy with the right amount of sweetness. Billionaire's Contract Engagement is a nice contemporary romance, perfect for any Nora Roberts fan, if only the cover and title wouldn't scare off so many readers who avoid trashy romance novels. *sighs* This novel was executed very nicely, give it a chance!

Plot: 8/10
Characters: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Ending: 8/10
Cover: 8/10

I recommend Billionaire's Contract Engagement to contemporary romance lovers, Nora Roberts fans.

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