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Bancroft delivers excellently on a short and sweet romance adventure that ticks all the right boxes. We're provided with a lovely portrayal of two interesting characters (Mary and Alex) who are thrust together and agree to play the part of a loving couple for the outside world. Before long of course, sparks begin to fly and the narrative carries you along on a fun journey that features sharp dialogue, great plot and a heap of enjoyable adventure. The story is really well told so you feel you can get lost in this tale and enjoy the wish fulfilment that Mary is experiencing as she gets swept into a millionaire lifestyle.
It was a nice touch having this audiobook read by a female (Jodi Stapler) which I felt helps the listener connect with the female protagonist and engage with the book in a new way. Stapler does an excellent performance, giving great pace and not over acting during romantic moments in the text.
Be sure to give this one a listen and you won't regret it!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This billionaire romance tale was a really fun and enjoyable listen. The story is full of passion, tension and thrills as you are drawn into Alex and Mary's worlds.
The characters that Ms Bancroft has created are well-rounded and believable with Mary in particular standing out. She has great depth to her and the author does a tremendous job of conveying how confused and excited she must be by meeting this billionaire.
The book is one those that is impossible to stop listening to and has a great pace to it. Furthermore, the narrator is excellent as she is engaging and has a great voice for romance stories.
Highly recommended for anyone looking for a little shot of romance in there life and I look forward to seeing what the author produces next!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Where does The Billionaire's Secret Desire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It rates in the top 20 of all the audiobooks I have listened too.
What did you like best about this story?
The novel was short and sweet and I could listen to it in just one sitting. It kept my attention very well and introduced the characters especially well. I got to know them in just the little bit of time spent with the book and they became memorable and made me wish the story kept going on and on.
Which character – as performed by Jodi Stapler – was your favorite?
I loved the female lead character, Mary Bright. That name really fit her. She seemed like a sweet and gentle person that had a very sexy side to her. She saved the main male character from the clutches of a cougar wife of a man who worked for him quite nicely and then agreed to play his boyfriend so that no one would hit on him. I was happy when they actually hooked up.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Well, there is a rather steamy sexual situation in the book, but I believe it was done in classy style. It wasn't too much for this old lady (me) and was sensual but gentile at the same time.
Any additional comments?
I wish there was a little more to the book. I would have liked to have known what else went on in the couples life in the future. I do understand that this book was designed to be a short story, but maybe there could be sequels?
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up The Billionaire's Secret Desire in three words, what would they be?
Romantic, captivating and gripping.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Sweet Mary is my favorite character in this novel. She is innocent like but with a hot and sensual hidden side to her that you find out all about in this novel. I think a lot of women could relate to Mary.
What does Jodi Stapler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I enjoy the tone in Jodi Stapler's voice. She kept me interested in this book. I never found myself bored or getting tired. I wanted to keep listening all the way to the end (which I did)She is an excellent reader and has perfect pronunciation.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Without giving too much spoilers away..I really enjoyed Chapter 9, Desires. Wow! Is all I can say.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful