Reviewed by Kimberley
TITLE: The Bunny and the Billionaire
SERIES: Dreamspun Desires #43
AUTHOR: Louisa Masters
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 157 pages
RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2017
Spending their fortunes and losing their hearts.
Hardworking Australian nurse Ben Adams inherits a substantial sum and decides to tour Europe. In Monaco, the home of glamour and the idle rich, he meets French billionaire playboy Léo Artois. After getting off on the wrong foot—as happens when one accuses a stranger of being part of the Albanian mafia—their attraction blazes. Léo, born to the top tier of society, has never known limits, and Ben, used to budgeting every cent, finds it difficult to adjust to not only Léo’s world, but also the changes wealth brings to his own life.
As they make allowances for each other’s foibles, Ben gradually appreciates the finer things, and Léo widens his perspective. They both know one thing: this is not a typical holiday romance and they’re not ready to say goodbye.
This is the book #43 in this Dreamspun Desires franchise and I am adding this book as one of my favorites. Everything about this book really caught my attention from the very beginning. From the title to the cover to the blurb, everything really grab my attention initially and that was a very good sign to me that this was going to be an enjoyable read.
Now oddly enough, this book isn’t as formulaic as the rest in the franchise. But, let me back up just a bit. This is a new to me author and I will tell you that I will definitely keep my eye out for more if her work. Now back to what I was saying: this book didn’t follow the same path as the rest of the books in the franchise and I really like that. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the formula that the franchise has but after a while it can become tired if there isn’t any freshness add it to it.
The characters were really engaging and the storyline was quite interesting actually. I loved the glamorous highlife feel of this book. I like that she made it clear that Léo was a wealthy man but she did it in a way that wasn’t extra or overdone. And Ben’s character was absolutely wonderful. I liked the fact she didn’t make Ben’s character this wasteful person. The kind of person that just goes completely crazy once they come at some money. I like how she didn’t change Ben: he remained the same humble person that he was. Sure, he was able to appreciate the finer things in life or rather, let go enough to appreciate Léo’s world but he didn’t lose who he was inside.
I think these two men fit perfectly together. You have one man that was born into a life of wealth and privilege and he was taking it for granted and you had one who had to really work hard to get what he had and he appreciated so he tended to more appreciative. I like this pairing because both men were able to look at each others lives and learn from each other.
All in all, I would say that this book turned out rather nicely.