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Monday, 3 September 2018

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Nothing But Trouble (Irresistible Billionaires #1) by Ashley Bostock

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Nothing But Trouble
by Ashley Bostock
Publication date: August 28th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


Billionaire CEO Michael Vilander needed just one date. Creating a fake profile on his own matchmaking website may not have been his brightest move. But then Sophia Baldwin’s arresting face pops up on his CHAT NOW feature. Not only is she gorgeous, but after spending half the night exchanging messages with her, he finds her to be naive, innocent and way too sexy.

Twenty-four-year-old Sophia Baldwin is barely able to make ends meet. Caring for her sick grandmother prevents her from having a normal life—aspirations of attending college full-time to become a nurse are on the back burner—but then she meets the charming and dazzling Clint on an online dating site. When he asks her to the Denver Arts Foundation’s Annual Valentine’s Day Gala, she’s confident things are looking up.

Once Sophia learns that her hot date is none other than website mogul Michael Vilander, she’s definitely not mentioning her night job. What’s a lie by omission anyway? After all, it’s only one date…Until Michael’s ex flaunts her fancy engagement ring in Michael’s face and something compels Sophia to announce her and Michael’s engagement. AKA, fake engagement. They agree on one month to pretend they’re in love before all bets are off.

Pretending to be in love with a sweet and sexy billionaire, but not actually falling in love, ahem, how hard could it be?

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3 out of 5 (good)

Nothing But Trouble is the first book in the Irresistible Billionaires series, and it features Michael, the first from a group of friends that I presume we will hear from. The blurb for this book sounded great, and I was really looking forward to reading it. Unfortunately for me, the reality fell a bit of a way from the expectation.

I didn't connect with Michael and Sophia at all. After a promising start, it just seemed to fizzle out. They didn't really have any connection apart from physical, although they were both happy with that part. There were plenty of cliches going around - from the virgin stripper, to the ailing grandmother, to the crazy ex. The only good character in this was Regina, Michael's grandmother.

The story itself was simple enough, but it just didn't quite hit the mark for me. Although there were no editing or grammatical errors per se, there was still enough repetition of phrases to make this book feel longer than it was. I am sure there are lots of readers who will love this book and find it irresistible, but I'm afraid I'm not one of them.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Ashley Bostock is a Colorado Native and currently lives in Nebraska, with daydreams of moving back home. All her books feature sexy-as-hell heroes and strong heroines. She loves reading any chance she gets - Jill Shalvis, M. O'Keefe, Rachel Gibson, Karen Robards and Jennifer Probst are some of her favorites! Ashley loves traveling - in a wanderlust's eyes, she's hardly touched the world but to those that rarely travel, she's been everywhere. Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, Turks & Caicos, Russia, China, Tahiti, Vietnam and Scotland, just to name a few.

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  1. Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  2. I love the cover, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Useful review, thank you! This still looks like it'd be a fun read for me, so I'll have to check it out.