Monday, December 21, 2015

Review ~ THE BILLIONAIRE'S CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL by Victoria James

The Billionaire’s Christmas Proposal (A Billionaire for Christmas, #2)
by: Victoria James
Series: Billionaire for Christmas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 16, 2015
Source: Entangled Indulgence via NetGalley


She's everything he wants for Christmas…

Social worker Allison Barrington's home went up in smoke, literally, a month before Christmas. Now the guardian of her teenage sister and a crazy pup, she shows up on the doorstep of the only man in the city she can trust. Resisting Ethan Dane had never been easy, but luckily, Allie isn't into cutthroat playboy businessmen. And Ethan is as driven as they come.

Ethan Dane has wanted Allie since the moment he laid eyes on her at their best friends' wedding. Having her in his home is the perfect chance to prove to her that their chemistry can't be denied, but when he finds out that the biggest business coup of his career means destroying the youth center where Allie works, Ethan is forced to decide what kind of man he wants to be…
REVIEW
It’s no secret Victoria James is one of my favorite authors.  She simply has this ability to draw you into her stories and have you wanting to get to know her characters.  The Billionaire’s Christmas Proposal is a stand alone read, however both the hero and heroine were introduced in The Billionaire’s Christmas Baby.

Ethan Dane has been fawning after Allison Barrington for years, in fact, since the day he met her at their best friends’ wedding.  The two come from totally different backgrounds and for that, Allison is always turning Ethan down.  But when Allison’s apartment burns down, Ethan is the first person she thinks of to help her and her sixteen-year-old sister out.

For Ethan, Allison's apartment fire couldn't come at a better or worst time.  He has a secret that makes the beginning of December a little hard for him.  Having Allison stay with him could uplift his mood bigtime.  Unfortunately, Ethan has something to prove to his family, and in doing so, he’ll have to rip apart Allison’s heart.

What did I like?  Without question, the characters.  Ethan and Allison are both people I would love to have as friends.  The are both caring and compassionate people who truly love those they care about.  They also both have secrets they keep from those they are close to.  There's also Allison’s sixteen-year-old sister, Dani.  Dani provides the comic relief to the story and at times provides words of wisdom.

What didn't I like?  While I liked the storyline and the ultimate outcome, the story was predictable.  I didn't like the way Allison, her sister, and friends reacted to Ethan when they found out his business deal had to do with the shelter she worked at.  Without getting his side of things, they immediately attack him, not realizing he was trying to come up with the best possible solution.

**Received a copy of the book courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion.**

Rating: 4


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The Billionaire’s Christmas Baby ~ Review
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