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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Drea's Review - The Millionaire Affair

Title: The Millionaire Affair
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Series: Love in the Balance, #3
Format: e-book
Release Date: June 24th, 2014
Publisher: Forever
Length: Novel (260 pages)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Rating: 4-stars

Drea's Review:

I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

It’s Landon’s turn to watch over his young nephew for a week, but this executive doesn’t have time to chase a six-year-old around his perfect condo. In steps Kimber on Landon’s sister’s suggestion. Kimber doesn’t know the first thing about being a nanny, and she’s had a crush on Landon since she was a teenager. She needs money—money to buy out her ex’s half of her business. But this is a recipe for disaster. Nevertheless she reluctantly agrees to take the temporary live-in gig. Landon and Kimber both have baggage that would keep them single. So of course they make a sexy no-strings-attached agreement ;)

These are both great characters, the love scenes are hot, and the plot is believable. There’s no insta-romance…some because these two knew each other as kids and some because they each have things the other needs. Landon was a hero who needed to cut loose once in a while and Kimber was just the boho gal to help him. And Kimber needed a stable guy who wasn’t going to cut out on her for once.

So why didn’t I give it 5*? There’s a bit of miscommunication that makes the story drag on a little longer than I’d have liked.

Grab this one if you like reading about uptight professionals who finally lets loose for the perfect woman.

11 comments:

  1. Other than the miscommunication issues this sounds like a great read! I can't wait to meet Landon & Kimber. Lovely review!

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  2. When you find a believable plot and great characters, then the read can't really go wrong, can it? Despite the miscommunication, I like the sound of the book. I will definitely keep it in mind, thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

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    1. I haven't found one that went wrong with those elements, but I did have my first DNF a few days ago, so now my perception has changed a little. This book is good though :)

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  3. Meh, miscommunication for the conflict? That's kinda old. With all the devices, seminars, lectures, and what not about communicating better, one has to be either lazy or dumb to truly mess this up.

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    1. It's been a while since I read this, so I may be misremembering, but I think it was one of those things where they both had ideas in their heads about what the other thought/wanted. And they were worried about rejection. I'm not sure if that's classed as "miscommunication" or not. I just thought their inability to be straight with each other and admit what they wanted made the story go on a little longer than it should have.

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    2. Er...and the baggage played a role in their fear of being straight with each other. Seems like a standard thing in contemporary...does that make it old?

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  4. Sounds like a fun read, and lucky for me, is already on audio :)
    Thank you Drea!

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    1. Hooray for audio! It's my new obsession :)

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  5. Oh good! I enjoyed the one before this quite a bit. I need to grab this one soon. Glad you enjoyed it so much even with a spot of dragging.

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    1. I'd say it's a bit more fun than book #2, but #2 had a similar drag at the end for me. If you liked #2, I think you'll like this one too.

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