Beauty and the Billionaire

Billionaire Boys Club, Book 2
Narrated by: Jillian Macie
Series: Billionaire Boys Club, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (624 ratings)

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Real-estate tycoon Hunter Buchanan has a dark past that's left him scarred and living as a recluse on his family's palatial estate. Hunter is ready to give up on love-until he spots an enigmatic red-haired beauty and comes up with an elaborate scheme to meet her.

Gretchen Petty is in need of a paycheck-and a change. So when a job opportunity in an upstate New York mansion pops up she accepts. And while she can overlook the oddities of her new job, she can't ignore her new boss's delectable body - or his barely leashed temper. Hunter's afraid his plan might be unraveling before it's truly begun, but Gretchen is about to show him that life can be full of surprises...

©2013 Jessica Clare (P)2014 Tantor
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Beauty and the beast for adults!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Very hot and steamy sex. Easy listening

What other book might you compare Beauty and the Billionaire to and why?

I bought the whole series and this is my favorite.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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Great series!

I will definitely continue with the next book...first 2 books have been great! I love the well written story lines and the narrator is awesome!

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Love the Story line and Narrator!

Would you listen to Beauty and the Billionaire again? Why?

Yes, I would the narrator's voice was fantastic! and the story line was wonderful.

What did you like best about this story?

It had a beauty and beast feel to it.

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I read it again and again

I love everything the whole collection but this is my favorite Gretchin is just too much and Hunter will always be my favorite my heart goes out him. I've read all of the stories and can wait for the next one

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Racy and Hot but weak ending

Hunter and Gretchen are interesting characters and a perfect pair: she likes to test the limits of propriety and social expectations, and he is a deeply wounded man who needs her outgoing personality. The love story between them is touching and the sex very hot (a wee bit too graphic for me at times but hot nonetheless). The narrator is appropriate for a story that has a young contemporary woman at its center. My main complaint is that the end of the story is quite unsatisfying in that the writing and character development suddenly become so thin and trite that the story looses its punch as it turns into a very predictable fairy tale, which doesn't work well in a story that was trying to be about the challenging idea of going against predicted behaviors toward people who are different. I'm not sorry I read it because 2/3 of it was very enjoyable, but this writer better learn to construct stronger endings or she will become someone I avoid in the future. But I'm willing to give her another chance or two.

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Serious? What this the plot to a Disney movie?

I will be returning this one. First of all after book 1 I was excited to hear this one, I was EXTREMELY disappointed. I felt as though the h/h were on a never ending loop of the same issues, they didn't grow in their relationship at all, even in the end they had the same disagreement. I forced myself to finish, mostly because I had a 103 fever and was stuck in bed with only 1 new book left in my library until new releases on Tuesday. I liked the first book in this series, but there really was no plot lines in this story. There were some super lame people, problems with his scars and issues but really, stupid. I hated the new secretary in the end, how freakin' stereotypical can we get here? I felt the writing was bad and the characters were shallow.

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A HOT & 'HANDLE WITH CARE' FAIRYTALE

He may be worth billions but physically and mentally damaged Hunter doesn't socialise outside his mansion which makes for a very lonely life - that is until he overhears a conversation that gives him hope of a future he's never dared to dream of. Gretchen is a confident feisty Ghost Writer but she's in desperate need of funds so accepts an unusual offer that's going to change her world. As Hunter's emotional barriers slowly start to crack, with Gretchen's tender help, it enables love to seep through but misunderstandings and vicious tongues brings their hopes and dreams crashing down.

A really sweet, emotional and enjoyable romance with plenty of hot sex but there's trust issues and heartache before the HEA ending. With two likeable characters, Hunter is so damaged, tortured and vulnerable that you can’t help but empathise with him and Gretchen's determination to bring him out of his shell is touching and passionate. Part of the Billionaires Boys Club series about six wealthy friends who form a secret society but this could easily be a stand-alone listen.

Worth a credit? Yes and I'm eagerly looking forward to the next Billionaire to find out that money can't buy everything.... especially true love.

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Loved this Sooooo much. Highly recommended. The narrator was good. I didn’t love her male voice; but it was ok.

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Good Story, loved it

I loved the story and the characters. Jillian has a nice voice and is easy to listen to. She seems to have an accent that I cannot identify, she tends to say "sax" instead of "sex". While I enjoy listening to her, her male voices are not good. Sometimes it is hard to determine which character is speaking because her voices seem the same. I will continue with the series.

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Omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I absolutely loved this book!! I read the first one and fell in love with Hunter. Well intrigued I guess is a better word. This author is amazing when it comes to her characters. She gives you so much you just immediately fall into them and their story and what makes them tick.
Hunter he has been through so much in his life at a young age it altered him and how he dealt with his life. He secluded himself in order to not have to deal with the cruelty of the world. He had been this way for so long he didn't truly know how to overcome it and then he sees the lovely spitfire Gretchen and it completely thew for a loop. He wants her unlike anything he has ever wanted but in his mind it will never happen. So he sets up a scheme in order to just be in her presence.
Gretchen is just your average girl Not a lot of money but she doesn't care. She works hard and is a spitfire, to say the least. She is offered a dream job and finally decides to take it. She is a little nervous about it not knowing much and the fact she has to move in is a little odd. Then after being there and never meeting Mr. Buchanan she sets out to find him on her own...and boy does she find him.
Once she finally sees all of him she understands why he hides, but to her he is magnificent. She just has to get him to see what she sees.
They go back and forth for a long time the finally she decides to take matters into her own hands. She wants him and she will prove to him he is just as magnificent and she thinks he is...but for him all he sees is a damaged man no one could possibly love or care for. They go through many struggles in order for them to finally be in a good place. In the end, she finally proves to him that she loves him for his scars and all, not his money or power just the shy, sweet, grumpy, scared man!!!!