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Beauty and the Billionaire

Billionaire Boys Club, Book 2
Narrated by: Jillian Macie
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (482 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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Struggled to finish this one

I thought the first book in the series was good but this book was not my thing. I disliked the narrator’s interpretation of the hero’s voice, it was like a creepy, phone stalker’s whisper (however, I do like her voice overall!). The dialog was annoying, “Oh, hunter... blah blah”, the constant rude interactions between the characters was so unrealistic and while I could deal with a stoned sister being insulting, the other comments made regarding Hunter’s scars were appalling especially coming from “sophisticated” people. I also didn’t like how timid and weak the hero was portrayed as being. I still hoped the rest of the series was better but I’d barely begun the next book and was already annoyed. Won’t be quick to read more from this author I’m sorry to say.

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Not the greatest

This story made me angry for many reasons. I didn’t like the characters at all. The heroine was lazy, manipulative, and a user. The hero was far too submissive. But the worst part was the performer. Her voice for the hero was just a raspy whisper. And her saccharine tones would be better for children’s books, not romantic novels. She reads well and has a nice cadence, but again, just not a voice well suited for this genre.

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One of My Favorites

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

Yes, and I have many times.

What did you like best about this story?

The ending...loved Hunter & Gretchen both.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many to mention.

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

Just made me happy at the end.