An intensely sexy Billionaire Fairy Tales standalone novel by Jackie Ashenden that is billionaire romance meets Little Red Riding Hood with a happily ever after.
Wicked. Ruthless. Obsessed.
Sent away from his family as a boy because he couldn’t be controlled, Rafe DeSantis’s new guardian turned him into a monster. One who wants only two things out of life: To get revenge on the father who destroyed his life. And to possess the woman who was kept from him. Ella Hart has been his obsession for years, and now that he’s her guardian he’s finally in position to black mail her into his bed. And once he has her there? He’s going to eat her up.
Innocent. Alone. Hunted.
Ella has been living with her grandmother since the death of her parents when she was a child. She’s learned to pour her grief and pain into dance, and it’s become her escape. Her passion. Now she’s set her sights on a prestigious dance school in Paris. But there’s one problem. Ella was so young when her parents died, her money was left in the hands of the DeSantis family…and it’s now controlled by Rafe. A man she’s always found compelling and terrifying at the same time. Rafe offers her an ultimatum: Give herself to him, body and soul, and she’ll get the money she needs.
Ella isn’t in a position to refuse, though she tries to resist the sexy billionaire. It feels good, until her heart becomes involved. Does the big bad billionaire want to capture her heart? Or does he only want to own her body?
“Red Riding Hood? It was time to meet the Big Bad Wolf.”
“She understood that there would be nothing “fine” about a kiss. It had ravaged her, destroyed her. Made her realize how unprepared she was for a man like him.”
The Big, Bad Billionaire was a lot of fun. I really enjoy modern re-tellings of classic novels & fairy-tales and this one really took me by surprise. I love that this author decided to go a different route and gave us a re-telling that we don’t see too often; Little Red Riding Hood. I was totally intrigued from the moment I read the synopsis and couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book.
The Big, Bad Billionaire is seductive and intriguing. This story sucks you in from page one and keeps you begging for more. I loved the plot and the modern take on this story. I couldn’t have asked for a better wolf in Rafe. He was sexy, broken and determined. He let nothing stay in the way of what he wanted. At the same time, he was complex and complicated. He didn’t let many in and didn’t know how to handle his emotions. Ella was a great partner for him. She was his total opposite and brought out a new side to Rafe. Rafe took Ella’s inhibitions away and in turn, Ella opened Rafe’s heart…
Overall, I thought this book was a really enjoyable read. I found this story to be well written and entertaining. This book had just the right amount of sexiness and drama; a total guilty pleasure read. It is easily the kind of book that you can spend the day getting lost in. I look forward to checking out more books in this series in the future.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*