Monday, October 8, 2007

The Billionaire Next Door by Jessica Bird

Spoilers Alert!

Book Description

Sean O’Banyon’s got it wicked bad for Lizzie Bond. And that’s not good…

Take-no-prisoner deal-maker Sean O’Banyon ate Wall Street financiers for lunch. So why was he losing sleep over a fresh-scrubbed nurse in old jeans and a too-big T-shirt? Maybe it was those warm green eyes. Or the way she blushed when he got personal. There was no denying the serious chemistry between them. But sooner or later Lizzie would learn his deep, dark secrets. First, he had trust issues. And second-he’d rather not go into the whole family thing.

He didn’t do relationships…but amazingly, Lizzie made him want one anyway.

Light, sweet, and heartwarming. Quite a departure from the dark and gritty BDB books that the author writes as JR Ward. No matter. Her ability to create characters who tug at our heartstrings prevails, irrespective of what nom de plume she uses.

Sean is rich, powerful, good looking…also tough and deeply distrustful. Lizzie is a hard working nurse, struggling to make ends meet by working two jobs. They meet through Sean’s estranged father, who was also Lizzie’s landlord. After he passed away, Lizzie contacts Sean.

Sean is captivated by Lizzie’s beauty, candour and guilelessness. She changes his perception and distrust of women. Lizzie is swept off her feet by this attractive and irresistible man, whom she thinks is a contractor. Sean’s distrustful nature, his duplicity regarding his job, and his horrid childhood all drive a wedge in his relationship with Lizzie. They have to work through all these issue to reach their happily-ever-after.

This is a fast, light and uncomplicated read. It has some heartwarming moments. Sean and Lizzie are very good together. I have no complaints, though I must say I find Lizzie a tad too perfect. That woman seems like a paragon of virtue!

The next two books will be the stories of Sean’s brothers, Mac and Billy. I’m looking forward to them.

My rating4
Sensuality ratingWarm

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