Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Book Review: Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Mister Moneybags
I met Bianca in an elevator.
She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.
The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.
She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”—her afternoon appointment.
Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type—snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn't appreciate the simple things in life.
So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t—a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn't want it to end.
I began dating her as “Jay”—all the while letting her interview the real me over email.
I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot.
I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.
I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.
And she was falling for two men.
Only, both men were me.
And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.
Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn't prepared for what came after.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.

Mister Moneybags is a well-developed two-part story. The first half of the story is dedicated to the initial humorous and witty meeting/deception. I loved the craziness factor. The second half of the story is a heart-felt slow burn. The combination is perfectly gelled together with an affectionate canine companion.

Bianca is trapped on an elevator in the dark on her way to interview Dex Truitt, Mister Moneybags. She soon discovers that she's not the only one on the darkened elevator. Dex is on his way to work when the elevator stopped and the lights when out. After a little banter, some ball massaging and a quick identity change, Dex turns into Jay and makes plans with Bianca after her interview. What ensues next is just the right amount of craziness. Oh yes, there are plenty of unlimited, humorous double entendres to go around!

Dex's secret identity couldn't stay hidden for long. When the truth is discovered skeletons come out of the closet and the story takes a new twist. It's heartache ahead but have no fear there's a HEA that will make you feel whole again.

Mister Moneybags is a slow burn romance with an unexpected twist. I enjoyed the humor, the angst and the character depth. I ending may have been slightly over the top but enjoyable none the less. 4.5 Stars!

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