Saturday, 6 May 2017

REVIEW - The Billionaire Beast (Billionaire Fairytales #2) by Jackie Ashenden

The Book
Release Date: 7 March 2017
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Dark, tortured, and intimidating, these dominant billionaires will steal their innocent heroines' breath away. Overwhelmed by their desire to control their world, they push their heroines to explore their deepest desires. But even the most unworldly of heroines can unlock these billionaires' secrets. 
Nero de Santis: Damaged. Bastard. Beast. 
Nero hasn’t left his house in ten years—he demands the world come to him, and the world is only too happy to bend to the strong-willed billionaire. Ruthless, cold, and selfish, Nero wants for nothing and takes care of no one but himself. His last handful of assistants have left his house in tears, but the prim redhead applying for the job looks up to the task. Nero has spent his life shut within the walls he built, with no care to have more than a window to the outside world. But the fiery passion he senses beneath his reserved assistant’s exterior makes him want to break down the barriers he lives behind, and unleash the beast within.
Phoebe Taylor: Uptight. Misunderstood. Engaged. 
Phoebe needs the obscene amount of money that comes with being Nero’s personal assistant for one thing, and one thing only—to pay for the mounting hospital costs that her fiancee’s two-year coma continues to incur. She’s heard rumors that the de Santis beast is a force that cannot be tamed—but even she isn’t prepared to handle the smoldering intensity simmering beneath his hard shell of feral dominance. Nero is hiding something, something he is fighting with every step he takes. Yet he can’t help but stake his claim on this woman who has shaken up his life, and Phoebe can’t believe this animal of a man is the one person to ever look into her eyes and see her soul. Nero wants to keep her. He wants to devour her. And Phoebe just might let him.

My Opinion  4 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a whole new twist on the idea of beauty and the beast.

Nero seems like the ultimate nasty boss until we get to hear his backstory, which made me feel so sad for him, especially as you can see that he has not gotten over the way that he was brought up.

Phoebe is a very strong woman, who has a saviour complex as she seems to always want to help fix people.  Her parents, her fiancĂ© and now Nero.  Phoebe however is the first person that has show any interest in getting to know the real Nero and understands very quickly that Nero does not seem to understand certain emotions and elects to very patiently teach him.

Nero makes brilliant steps into beating his agoraphobia by the end with Phoebe's help and you can't help but be impressed that he is making the changes in order that he can be with Phoebe.

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