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 The Billionaire Beast (Billionaire Fairytales #2) by Jackie Ashenden

September 14, 2017

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Jeri’s Book Attic






 The Billionaire Beast


 Jackie Ashenden


Billionaire Fairytales #2


 March 7th 2017






Dark, tortured, and intimidating, these dominant billionaires will steal their innocent heroines’ breath away. Overwhelmed by their desire to control their world, they push their heroines to explore their deepest desires. But even the most unworldly of heroines can unlock these billionaires’ secrets. Nero de Santis: Damaged. Bastard. Beast. Nero hasn’t left his house in ten years—he demands the world come to him, and the world is only too happy to bend to the strong-willed billionaire. Ruthless, cold, and selfish, Nero wants for nothing and takes care of no one but himself. His last handful of assistants have left his house in tears, but the prim redhead applying for the job looks up to the task. Nero has spent his life shut within the walls he built, with no care to have more than a window to the outside world. But the fiery passion he senses beneath his reserved assistant’s exterior makes him want to break down the barriers he lives behind, and unleash the beast within. Phoebe Taylor: Uptight. Misunderstood. Engaged. Phoebe needs the obscene amount of money that comes with being Nero’s personal assistant for one thing, and one thing only—to pay for the mounting hospital costs that her fiancee’s two-year coma continues to incur. She’s heard rumors that the de Santis beast is a force that cannot be tamed—but even she isn’t prepared to handle the smoldering intensity simmering beneath his hard shell of feral dominance. Nero is hiding something, something he is fighting with every step he takes. Yet he can’t help but stake his claim on this woman who has shaken up his life, and Phoebe can’t believe this animal of a man is the one person to ever look into her eyes and see her soul. Nero wants to keep her. He wants to devour her. And Phoebe just might let him.





I can never resist a good version of Beauty and the Beast so I doubt there is much to explain about the plot of this book. What made this book a little differnt was that I actually really did not like our Beast and while reading I was wondering how the  author would manage to change my mind. 


Well suffice to say … I changed it and I actually had a little silent laught when I realized why the name Nero fits this Beast so well and why if felt so familar with the setting. Anybody here that grew up in the 1970’s /80’s ? Doese the name “Nero Wolf” ring a bell – hahahah … not going into this any deeper but if it rings a bell – you will understand when you read it 🙂



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