Thursday, November 29

Book Review: The Billionaire's Sham Girlfriend by Leslie North

The Billionaire's Sham GirlfriendAuthor: Leslie North
Title: The Billionaire's Sham Girlfriend
Genre: Romance, Contemporary 
Pages: ebook
Published: November 8th 2018
Where I Got It: My shelf (Netgalley)

Gregor Beaumont is in a world of hurt that all the charm in his gorgeous, well-toned body can’t fix. His late grandfather, God rest his soul, wanted to make sure Gregor and his two playboy brothers settle down. He had the brilliant idea of buying up a huge share of the brothers’ engine company and using that as incentive for each brother to find Mrs. Right. Settle down or lose the company to a competitor. Well, that’s just not happening to Gregor, not when life’s so good at the moment. Gregor likes racing fast cars and seducing fast women, and not necessarily in that order. Settle down? Not a chance. Gregor has his own brilliant idea: find some wholesome and desperate girl to pretend to be his girlfriend. No harm. No foul. Unless things start getting a little bit too real.

Kara Alerby knows she’s a sucker for blues eyes and a great smile, so when Gregor comes into her theater wanting to hire her to act the part of his adoring girlfriend, she’s already got her defenses on high alert. But Kara’s a practical girl, and Gregor’s offering a boatload of money that would go a long way toward making her dream of creating a fine arts school for gifted kids a reality. She can ignore his smiles, his charisma, and his kiss-me mouth if it means she’ll get her school. All she has to do is remind herself, every second of every day they’re together, that it’s all make believe—even when it doesn’t always feel that way. 

When Greg’s love of racing puts his life in jeopardy, Kara isn’t ready to watch another person die in front of her like her father did. And Greg isn’t about to stop doing the one thing that makes life worth living. The two are on a collision course, one that could break them apart forever if they don’t change directions… 

Where the heck is my Billionaire??? Ugh. So jealous. 

But yes, Gregor is a rich dude looking for someone to act as his girlfriend and future wife so he can meet the requirements to get his grandad's inheritance. Kara is an improv teacher who dreams of running the drama theater. They meet and Kara agrees to be his fake girlfriend. 

This was a cute, short story. I adored Gregor even though he was a stubborn mule. I even liked Kara. They were cute together and you could see the attraction right away even though they ignored it as much as possible. 

What I really liked was how unbelievable this scenario is, but it felt real. I feel like if this did happen this would happen. Lots of hurdles to overcome especially since Gregor has had nothing but one-night stands and short little romances. It was pretty predictable, but it didn't bug me. 

The grandma was adorable and scary all at the same time. 

I do wish that this was a little longer so we could see these characters grow more. I also would like some more in the epilogue there. 

In the end, this was very enjoyable and it was a quick and hot romance. I am jealous. Why can't I be the fake GF of a rich, hot guy ;) Oh well. I'll give this 4 stars. I wanted more though. 


Anachronist said...

Perhaps not for me...

Blodeuedd said...

I do hate the premise though. I mean if you give a timelimit on finding a wife then he will just marry some woman he will end up cheating on

Carole Rae said...

Ana, I don't know...but you never know. ;)

B, more than likely. It is a tricky thing.