Tuesday 11 April 2017

✪ Mister Moneybags ✪ Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland ✪ #BlogTour ✪

©  Bianca  Janeane 

A standalone Contemporary Romance
• Release Date: 10 April 207
• 300 pages• NOT A LOVE-TRIANGLE!
• Book #4 in the Cocky Bastard series

 You DO NOT have to read
 Cocky Bastard & Stuck-Up Suit & Playboy Pilot first... you should obviously....but you don't hafta
5 Stars
I met Bianca in an elevator.

She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.
The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.

She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”her afternoon appointment.

Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s typesnobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn't appreciate the simple things in life.

So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’ta bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn't want it to end.

I began dating her as “Jay”all the while letting her interview the real me over email.

I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot.
I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.
I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.

And she was falling for two men.
Only, both men were me.
And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.

Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn't prepared for what came after.

All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.

Read the First Chapter here: http://www.subscribepage.com/h8c4d2_MMB

Bianca and Dex met in an elevator.
After this very adorable, funny and sizzling encounter they both don't want to say goodbye yet, and they spend a beautiful day together.
But of course Dex kind of lied to her - by saying his name was Jay. And that he's a bike messenger.
It was a stupid spur-of-the-moment lie, because Bianca was on her way to interview the real Dex. And after what she said about Dex in that elevator, poor Dex just couldn't reveal his identity.

This whole thing might have ended happily ever after, once Dex/Jay told Bianca the truth.
But idiot Dex decided it's a good idea to start emailing Bianca, to get the interview done without  having to meet her!

And now poor Bianca is falling in love with two guys!
And none of them will probably be her Happily Ever After guy, because if there's one thing she hates more than anything - it's a LIAR!
But don't worry - it won't take her until the 99% mark to find out the truth!
Because the little Dex/Jay lie might seem like nothing the further into the story we go...

What else will happen to Bianca & Dex/Jay?
Will there be a HEA?

This was such a fun & serious romance.
I soooo want to see Bianca & Dex on tv one day!
I first thought - meh. This stupid lying/pretending to be someone else thing has been romance-novelled a million times already! Also, I hate love triangles! It's not really a triangle when the two guys are one and the same, but yeah, it kinda is. And I hate those. That's why it wasn't really my kind of blurb. And the farther into the lying poor Dex got, the more I wanted to jump into the book and grrrrr.... slap some sense into him!

He should've told her the truth much sooner!
The reader just hopes that once the truth is revealed, we will still have a chance for a happy end. I loved that the lie doesn't drag on all through the book, we get rid of it around the 40% mark - which doesn't mean we'll have our happy end at that point too! There are even worse problems in store for our darlings!

What made me read the book in the beginning, even though I kinda hated the blurb, is a pretty stupid reason, but I LOVED the name of the heroine. With the name Bianca, it's not very often that you get a book heroine named after you! ♥ I loved that Bianca is called Bianca. Even though she looks nothing like me. She's a greek goddess and I'm a german whitebread. ☺

BUT - after complaining about the story, and after being happy about a name.... I also have to say that I really loved reading the story!

Dex is so adorable! In both his Dex and Jay personas.
And the sparks are flying like crazy whenever they're in the same room or chat room.
I loved their banter, their flirting, everything they did.
I loved the dog moments - just adorable!

My favorite paragraph in the beginning of the book - which explains a lot ☺ ...

Great. Just fucking great. After I rode my bicycle  back to my multi-million dollar company, I was going to have to learn how to whittle.

Poor Dex. He knows he shouldn't have lied. But now he just can't get out of it anymore. He's too afraid to lose Bianca. He has to make her fall in love with him, so that there's a tiny little chance she might not kill him once the truth comes out!
And once the truth is out, he will have to fight with everything he is and has to get the girl of his dreams. But that will be so much easier than surviving what else is coming for them!

If I had to name some things I didn't like? Yeah...the sexiness was missing for me. No, there was sexiness. Romantic, sizzling, sexy moments. But the real sex doesn't happen until ... you don't even want to know. It wasn't all that bad, because there was so much other stuff, but I missed it.
The other thing I didn't like... the stuff that pops up after the first lie is cleared up. Some of it was ok, but then it just got ridiculous in my opinion. It was a bit much. I still loved the story, and it was exciting and interesting, but a tiny bit too ... over-the-top.

#MisterMoneybags was such an adorably funny & sexy & exciting Love-Triangle Romance with only two people! Is that called a Love-Duangle? Probably not. ☺ Run to your nearest amazon for your own Dex/Jay - this one/those two is/are MINE!!!! ☺☺☺

ARC received for an honest review

Woohoo another Ward/Keeland collaboration has hit my Kindle!

And as with the previous books from this duo, we are in for a fun ride.

What is it about elevators?  Bianca and Dex meet in one and things are on a slippery slope from then on.

I loved the instant attraction between Bianca and Dex, but gah I wanted to slap some sense into Dex when he started the "Jay" stuff.  I could understand why he did it to begin with, but then he kept on keeping on.Though I did laugh at it at times as he dug that hole deeper and deeper.

There was so much more to Bianca and Dex's story though, and as the story progressed I was kept on the edge of my seat (well, the edge of my couch that I was lazing on) needing to know that things would work out.

There is always that little surprise in a Ward/Keeland book, and whilst I thought "wow, they have sorted that out early this time!"... Nope!  There was quite a few whoppers in this story - more than what




Stalk the Authors:

Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

Other books from Penelope Ward

Sins of Sevin

Stepbrother & Neighbor Dearest

Room Hate

vi keeland bio.png
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

Other books from  Vi Keeland