Thursday, July 7, 2016

#TBT Review: Crave (Billonaire Bachelors Club #1) by Monica Murphy

Crave (Billonaire Bachelors Club #1) by Monica Murphy

Published: August 6th, 2013
Publisher: Avon Impulse


Billionaire Archer Bancroft always gets what he wants—and he’s wanted Ivy Emerson, his best friend’s sister, for far too long. Being forbidden and untouchable only makes her more tempting. When a million-dollar bet with his friends throws down a challenge—last bachelor standing takes all—Archer knows he can win. That is, until one enchanted evening with Ivy takes his heart for a ride.

Ivy knows Archer is nothing but bad news: Infuriating, arrogant… and completely intoxicating. But despite her best efforts, she can’t seem to keep away. When a stolen kiss leads to a night of heated passion, Ivy realizes she’s in trouble and in head over heels.

But in the light of day, everything seems clearer and Archer’s not so sure a one-night stand is all he wants. Concocting a plan to keep Ivy by his side, Archer might just be willing to lose this bet… and win the jackpot instead.


Welcome to the good life. Archer Bancroft is a rich hotelier who loves to live in luxury and a new woman every night. Ivy Emerson is the favorite child who works for her own even though her family is well positioned. 

They have known each other half their lives. Archer's best friend is Ivy's older brother and she knows him. His ways and his troubles. Archer has liked Ivy for a long time now but he knows her brother would never allowed it and more important that he can't give her what she deserves. 

This is short and cute romance. Because the two have known each other for so long you don't feel the love story is rushed. One night they cave in and let their fantasies rule them but next morning things aren't so easy. How do you continue? 

I like how Ivy wanted to make a name for herself and how she tried to mentalized herself about what she and Archer had: one night. She wasn't a whiney character despite being hurt.  Archer made you want to knock some sense into his head, giving it all one minute and screwing it up the next. The amount of lies he told each step did made for a somehow funny outcome, I enjoyed reading him trying to get out of his own disarter. 

Overall I liked this novella. The writing style catches you and make you cheer and cry with the characters. I did felt like the ending was a bit rushed. I think that the problem, while simple, got  solved too quickly. But it was what I wanted and expected. 



ABOUT MONICA MURPHY
New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She’s a workaholic who loves her job. When she’s not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

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