3/5, Contemporary Romance, ebook, review copy

Review: Crave by Monica Murphy

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About the book:

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. 

I had a hard time enjoying this book. I think it was because of the two different first person points of view. I’m not a huge fan of books written in first person and when you alternate between two characters it is a bit much for me. Plus, Archer sounded more like a horny college guy than a grown-up billionaire. I did like the dialog between Ivy and Archer. I love it when a couple starts out bickering as a way to hide their real feelings. There was a lot of sex between Archer and Ivy and not a lot of scenes with them together doing anything else. I couldn’t really buy their happily ever after based on how they felt about sleeping together. I needed something more. I don’t think this is a series I will be continuing to read.

the book girl gives CRAVE a 3/5

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