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Positives


Unique storyline and plot. Well-written and interesting characters

Negatives


cliffhanger..... need I say more...UUUGH!


Bottom Line

If you are looking for a sexy, erotic tale full of secrets and intrigue that will take you on a whirlwind ride into the powerful world of the insanely rich, RUN, do not walk, and pick up ‘The Billionaire Banker ASAP.

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Posted January 30, 2014 by Nightstand Novels

 
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The Billionaire Banker

Georgia Le Carre

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*Genre: *Erotic: Contemporary Romance

* Published: October 23, 2014

*Publisher: Indie/Self published

*ISBN: 0957681240

*Language: English

*Page Count: 276 pages

*Series: The Billionaire Banker Book #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Blurb


W

hen Lana Bloom learns the devastating news that her mother is dying, she is faced with a terrible dilemma. The one thing that can save her is the one thing she does not have. For young and innocent Lana, the unthinkable becomes her only choice.


But when she walks through the door of that exclusive restaurant she has no idea of the seismic shift her life is about to take, for the highest bidder will not be the rich man she has accompanied. Fate drops her at the feet of the deeply mysterious and dazzlingly gorgeous American banker, Blake Law Barrington. Throbbing with raw masculinity and arrogance, this is a man who owns all that he pursues.


And now he wants her.


Lana cannot deny she is both intrigued and intoxicated by the world Blake inhabits and the smoldering passion he stirs in her body, but she is also fearful for this man is addictive, and right now she is very vulnerable. She knows she should focus only on the arrangement, but how can she…when he has opened a door that cannot be closed?

 

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Lana Bloom, desperate to save her mom and with no other option in sight, is forced to sell the only thing she has of value…herself. Having a penchant for beautiful women and not above paying for them, her boss, takes Lana up on her offer as long as she complies with his deviant fantasies. Repulsed by her boss and with no other recourse, Lana resolves herself to go through with her plan…That is…. until she makes eye contact with a handsome stranger across the room.

Blake Law Barrington lives a life of wealth and privilege. Handsome, rich and future heir to the Barrington banking fortune, Blake is used to getting what he wants, when he wants it… right now he wants Lana… and he is willing to pay any price to have her.

I’ve long since sworn off reading any books with billionaire, millionaire, or any other type of “aire” in the title but it was something about this particular book that caught my eye. To be honest, I was fully expecting this to be a FSOG knock-off and while there were some similarities in the beginning, this book quickly took on a life of it’s own.

The writing style took some getting used to as I’m not a fan of third person, present tense narratives.(been known to totally ditch a book because of it) However, the more I read ‘The Billionaire Banker’, the more engrossed I became in the story and it’s progression and I really, REALLY ended up enjoying the book.

The story was well-written and the plot truly unique in this age of billionaire meets naive virgin, they have kinky sex, fall in love and well, you know the drill. With ‘The Billionaire Banker’, Carre managed to turn what could have been your usual, predictable billionaire story into a deliciously erotic and intriguing read, full of twists and turns on every page.  Kudos to you Ms. Carre.

The characters were absolutely addictive. Fairly dynamic with a unique richness all their own. When I’m left wondering about even the supporting characters and asking myself “What’s their story?” I know that the author has done a fantastic job in thoroughly developing them.

while I liked Lana and admired her determination…I found her naiveté astounding. I loved her determination and her honesty…especially her honesty which I found to be very refreshing. I also loved the relationship that she had with her family, friends and the parents of her friends. They may have been brought up on the wrong side of the tracks but they had what mattered most, love, loyalty and respect.

Blake on the other hand was mysterious but likable. I was drawn to him immediately. The unemotional, aloof way in which Blake was characterized, along with the sense of entitlement held by the other characters of his social class lent an air of realness and authenticity to the character that we don’t normally see in a genre that is over-saturated with billionaire/virgin story lines. The author, with her descriptive words and vivid imagery was able to paint a picture in which the reader felt as if they were right there in the midst of the chaos as it was happening. Blake’s turmoil and inner struggle was palpable. Torn between his unexpected feelings for Lana and his loyalty to his family.. I could actually feel his conflict and confusion. Carre allowed us to witness Blake’s transition from a somewhat aloof (well for lack of a better word) azz to someone who not only comes to care about Lana but also is able to view commoners as people and not pawns.

Oooohhhh, the connection between Lana and Blake. *fans self* The connection between the two was explosive. They were literally drawn to one another like a drug addict looking for their next fix. They absolutely could not get enough. The sex was smoking hot…. simple, but hot! The scenes were well written and not too over the top, it’s depiction, exactly what one would expect in this type of arrangement.

The only negative I have concerning this story is the fact that there is a cliff hanger which I absolutely loathe. I’m lucky that I wasn’t aware of that fact before I started reading because quite honestly, I most likely wouldn’t have bothered with the book to begin with. Yes,I’m well aware of the fact that I would’ve missed out on an awesome tale because of it. Luckily, It seems as if I chose the right time to read it because the sequel was out the day after I finished which worked out rather well if I do say so myself.

Overall, The Billionaire Banker is a must read novel. If you are looking for a sexy, erotic tale full of intrigue that will take you on a whirlwind ride into the powerful world of the insanely rich, RUN, do not walk, and pick up ‘The Billionaire Banker ASAP.

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Georgia will be awarding a rare, hand painted, Iranian perfume bottle carved from camel bone and
depicting Persian lovers from Nys Bloom’s collection to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour; a 1oz silver American Eagle coin, 2013, from the Barrington family vault to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour; an Amazon gift card worth $30.00 to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour and an author signed, print copy of the Billionaire Banker to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. (Prizes are open internationally). What are you waiting for? Get to commenting so you can win! Good Luck!

 

 

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Aboutthe author fancy
Georgia Le Carre lives in England, in an old 19th century romantic cottage surrounded by a magical garden filled with fruit and walnut trees.

When she is not feeding words into her laptop, she is either curled up in bed with a box of chocolates and a good read, or lost in a long walk in the woods. Especially on moonlit nights. And often with the man of her dreams.

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15 Comments


  1.  
    marypres1

    “Must read” tells me a great deal thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com




  2.  
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  3.  

    Goddess Fish Promotions  anytime!  ;)




  4.  

    marypres1  Thanks for entering , Good Luck!




  5.  
    Maimeos Angels

    Wow what a great giveaway




  6.  

    Maimeos Angels  It is isn’t it?   Good Luck!




  7.  
    ChrisanaLittle

    Sounds
    Good!  I gave up on the billionaire books too but this one might get me
    back reading them again. Thanks for the giveaway.  soon2bfit@gmail.com




  8.  

    ChrisanaLittle  Maimeo’s Angels Goddess Fish Promotions  that pic is hilarious!




  9.  
    Rita

    Sounds like a great read.
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com




  10.  
    Lisa

    Added to my TBR list!




  11.  
    PatrickSiu

    Sounds like a great book and I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing




  12.  
    jfitze2

    Thanks for the blog tour , and the chance to win.




  13.  
    Catherine

    Uh Oh…I worry about a cliffhanger. I’m so terrible about commiting to series.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com




  14.  

    @Catherine  No Need to worry, Book 2 Forty2Days  is out now and although there is a book 3…book 2 ties things up quite nicely!    Get it…you know you wanna…lol




  15.  
    GeorgiaLeCarre

    Thank you ever so much Nightstandnovels for an awesome review.  You ladies rock!  And thanks to everybody who participated in my recent giveaway.  You’re all just fab!  xx





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