The Taming of the Billionaire by Jessica Clare
Series: Billionaires and Bridesmaids #2
Also in this series: The Billionaire and the Virgin, The Billionaire Takes a Bride, The Billionaire's Favorite Mistake, Billionaire on the Loose
Publication Date: July 1, 2015
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Edie’s an overbearing cat behaviorist who’s not big on people. Magnus is a newly-rich game developer who likes to be in control. When the two of them meet at Gretchen and Hunter’s masquerade engagement party, the loathing is mutual. Unfortunately for them—and everyone else—they’re in the wedding party together and must deal with each other for the next few months.
But when Magnus’s younger brother falls for Edie’s sister, he begs for his brother’s help in concocting a plan to win her over. If Magnus can keep the prickly Edie occupied, his brother will have time to woo Edie’s sister. Of course, Magnus isn’t interested in the slightest, but Edie is…intriguing. And stubborn. And smart. And sexy. And they might have more in common than they thought.
Before long, it becomes a challenge between the two of them to see who will be tamed first. But how’s Edie going to react when she finds out that Magnus is using her? And how’s Magnus going to handle the fact that he’s fallen for a cat lady?
Edie is a snarky cat behaviorist who is in her friend Gretchen’s wedding. She arrives at Gretchen’s home with her sister, Bianca, who Gretchen doesn’t like but Edie needed her to drive her as she has a bum leg. During the dinner Edie meets Magnus and isn’t impressed with him at all. Bianca, however, meets Magnus’s brother, Levi and he’s smitten from minute one.
Levi and Magnus are billionaires from selling their computer games. They are in the middle of developing a new game but Levi, who is a romantic refuses to work until he spends more time with Bianca. Unfortunately Bianca won’t leave her sister. Levi talks Magnus into adopting a cat and calling Edie to come and help him with it so that Levi and Bianca can spend time together. What starts as a ruse soon turns into much more and soon Magnus is in love with Edie. Unfortunately once she finds out about the lie she’s not willing to let Magnus off the hook.
Jessica Clare has once again given us a lovely and entertaining story. I really liked Edie in this story even though she was a bit surly. She had been hurt in the past so wasn’t really thinking romantic thoughts about Magnus until Bianca leads her in that direction. Once Edie starts thinking about him she thinks she might like him more than she originally thought. I have to say that I was cringing a bit at this point as the reader I knew that he wasn’t having romantic thoughts about Edie at all. Oh, he wanted to kiss her because he liked her mouth but he was totally focused on developing his game.
I liked this book for a couple of different reasons. One of them was the fact that Edie and Magnus, despite their differences, really helped each other grow. Edie helped Magnus see his own capabilities as a game developer and Magnus helped Edie see that she didn’t need Bianca to survive. They just were perfect for each other. The other was the groveling that Magnus did in order to get Edie back after his lie is revealed. He really went above and beyond to get her back and I loved how he accomplished that.
Overall the story was sweet and romantic and I enjoyed reading it.
Rating: 3.75 out of 5