|Million Dollar Devil|
|May 28th 2019|
|Big-city sophistication meets carnal hunger in this devilish contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from the wreckage of a bar brawl.
James Rowan earns a modest income as a YouTube daredevil, but he can’t refuse Lizzy’s million dollar deal. As she polishes his rough edges, creating a sophisticated gentleman fit for the highest circles of society, not only does she bring out the perfect man—it’s like she’s making the man of her dreams. How can she resist?
Though Lizzy loves seeing James in his clothes—and out of them—he isn’t the kind of man you bring home to Daddy. Her father’s disapproval and the pressure of the campaign have her eyeing the straight and narrow, but Lizzy’s finding it awfully hard to resist the devil on her shoulder…
I was so happy to be able to review “Million Dollar Devil” – as I loved previous books by Katy Evans. And I know you can feel the BUT come – so here it is …
BUT I am not sure what happened to the feelings … this author was always about deep feelings for me – I can still remember crying over “REAL”. Sure an author is allowed to change his style but or genre. Just a little more than a week ago I was having a discussion with an author that felt her readers weren’t taking her change in style well and I told her – that she could not please everyone.
Changing from a HEA Author to a NON-HEA one is one thing. It might be shocking but …yeah simply BUT … – the same goes for a change in the genre …. but the depth of a story. … the feelings within – they are essential – they are like the core of how a reader feels about an author – So I still hold on to that thought but I am not sure this type of change is a good one.
I might be the odd one out there I don’t know but I really need to feel the story and connect to the characters and from the first page on I felt like I stepped into something cold. In the beginning, I thought it was just a way to build up the story but my waiting continued and at some point I realized that there would be no change and that this was the tone and setting of the story and I felt sad – so very sad because the plot had this potential as any other book from her. It made me wonder what happened to make her change style so much.
At least that’s the way I felt about it when I finished. I will always check on her releases when they come up but I am pretty sure I will in some way be more reluctant to pick up the next book. ( I hope I am wrong when the time comes but these are my thoughts at this moment)
I really loved REAL so much that I kind of want to pick up that book now again just to remind myself how much feeling there was and that what I felt while reading it wasn’t a kind of mirage. But as I said this might be totally on me and if you read the blurb and feel you might like it I would never stop you from reading it. It is a solid written plot that is just not for me ….unfortunately