My Rating: 4 Out of 5
Meet Kaden Barnes.
Alpha-licious in the most unexpected ways, Kaden Barnes always gets what he wants.
Enigmatic and exacting, he's unable to keep an assistant for long. Until Lexie Parker arrives. She's no-nonsense, efficient and all business… She’s also hot as sin and soon starring in Kaden's dirtiest fantasies.
When their passion for each other reaches a boiling point, Kaden may think he’s calling the shots, but for this billionaire bad boy, going down easy has never felt so good.
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5
Carly Phillips does it again! I mean really is there anything this lady can't write about it and make it a fantastic read? The characters in this book not only had the boss vs. employee issue, the new relationship exploration, but also mental illness in a couple different forms to wreak havoc. Kudos to Ms. Phillips for allowing the natural drama in these situations to present themselves without ramping it up and making it so angsty it's hard to read. That is probably my biggest annoyance in any book. I hate forced and unnecessary drama. Carly Phillips navigates through these potential pitfalls like the professional she is.
Kaden Barnes was a troubled, yet sexy and strong character. His anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders didn't make him weak in the slightest. Actually, I admired his strength and bravery through just about everything life threw at him. He was a loyal friend and a fantastic lover to Lexie. The sparks between this couple sizzled, but the easy going relationship and mutual respect definitely took a front seat to everything else. They just kind of found one another and slipped right into a comfortable routine.
Lexie Parker was amazing! The poor woman spent her whole life thrown into a caretaker role one way or another. Her mother suffered from depression and then her twin sister was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Since her father catered to their mother Lexie was left as her sister's keeper. This role definitely affected her personal and professional life, but Lexie never held it over her sister's head. At first when she met Kaden my fear was that Lexie shouldn't be thrown into another role as someone's keeper, but I feel like Ms. Phillips did a good job at proving Kaden's ability to care for himself. Yes, he had a certain way he wanted things and he had staff take care of this, but he had the money to provide this luxury so I don't blame him.
All in all this book was a great start to the Billionaire Bad Boys series. I'm looking forward to reading more about Kaden's partners and learning of their stories.
For me this was a 4 star read
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