Thursday, January 19, 2017

Book Review: A Millionaire at Midnight by Naima Simone


Boston socialite Morgan Lett is having a run of bad luck. Her fiancé just dumped her for her stepsister, the charity foundation she’s given her life to is in danger of folding, and now, the gorgeous man she bid on and won at a masquerade bachelor auction turns out to be a cold-hearted jerk…and her new employer.

Millionaire Alexander Bishop needs the best wife money can buy. In order to inherit his family business, he must get engaged—fast. And Morgan, with her beauty and pedigree, is the perfect candidate. Her sharp tongue may drive him crazy, but she needs money to save the foundation she loves, and he needs a fiancée. It’s a flawless arrangement—no strings, no love. But soon she has him craving more, and cursing the platonic terms of their agreement.

Still, he won’t allow need—no matter how hot it burns—to threaten everything he’s built.



 


The opening paragraph of a book always kind of sets the pace for the rest of the book. The opening paragraph for this one? Dude. I was rolling. Absolutely hilarious. I knew right away that this book and I were going to be good friends. 

The main character is Morgan and she's this foul-mouthed, sassy little thing that I totally connected with. She's a kindred spirit. I like the leading ladies that have a sailor's vocabulary because I don't always talk like a lady and it's good to know that there are others like me out there. Anyway, I loved Morgan throughout the entire book. She could do no wrong. Plus, she liked Divergent so we know she has good taste and is also a wonderful person. Pretty sure that's how you know if someone is a good person.

Anyhow, our leading man, Alexander, is also perfect. You know why? He's a reader. He likes Harry Potter and Maze Runner so basically the perfect man. Honestly, I don't know the last time I read a book about a manly main character that actually likes reading. This may be a first for me. Which is pretty sad seeing as how many books I've read ... you'd think that more characters would be readers. So Alexander is this gruff dude that I would think was dead inside if it weren't for the reading habits. But you can't help but love him. I connected with him very quickly and I (like Morgan) started to enjoy his brusk manner. 

Now these two characters were nothing short of spectacular when they were together. You've got this super sassy and ornery Morgan and this grumpy old goat Alexander. Morgan would just pick on Alexander and it had me giggling because I was just waiting for Alexander to come unhinged. She poked the bear ... so many times. The chemistry between these two was perfect. 

So if I loved the characters so much, why did I not give the book 5 stars? Well, the book really slowed down for me about halfway in. It was moving at this great pace and then it just kind of slugged along for me. I wish that it had kept the excitement up for me and then this would have easily been a 5 star rating. 

All in all, a great reading experience and I'm excited to see what else this author has in store for us because this one was gooood.

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *



Available: February 13th, 2017



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