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Title: The Billionaire Beast
Author: Jackie Ashenden
Series: Billionaire Fairy Tales
Genre: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary
Goodreads Rating: 3.84
My Rating: 2/5
“ARC given for an honest review”
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 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 rumours that the de Santis beast is a force that cannot be tamed—but even she isn’t prepared to handle the smouldering 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 (From Goodreads).
“Nero de Santis sometimes wondered what made a man a man instead of a beast.”
The Billionaire Beast is my very first book by Jackie Ashenden. I liked the way that the story was told and just the flow of the story and plot.
However, I didn’t like the characters at all and that made it quite hard for me to get into and like the story as a whole. I felt that Nero didn’t have any redeeming qualities and he didn’t get any more likeable as the book went on. Pheobe’s personality was really submissive and she as getting walked all over throughout the book. It didn’t make me want to read further than this book really.
Let me know your thoughts once you’ve read it too! I would love to know your thoughts below.