100 Shades of Sin...
In The Billionaires, Calista Fox delivers a sexy and sensuous friends-to-lovers tale with a delicious love triangle twist.
Jewel Catalano, Rogen Angelini, and Vin D'Angelo had been childhood best friends, spending every possible moment with one another. Rogen became her first love, the first one to show her what pleasure could be. Until a volatile feud erupted between their powerful California wine country families and she and Rogen were torn apart from each other. What she didn't expect was to find comfort and passion like she had never known in Vin's arms and bed. But when that too ended in disaster, Jewel moved to San Francisco to work for the Catalano empire. Years later, a series of daring acquisitions brings Jewel back to River Cross, the hometown where Rogen and Vin have recently returned as well. Jewel has the curves, the smarts, and the success to bring any man to his knees—especially the two men who remained best friends and still burn to possess her.
Mixing family business with erotic pleasure ignites a smoldering love triangle. But in order to pull off the bold deal that will build the trios’ own legacy and to stay in their heady, sensual paradise, they must discover what true love really is—or lose everything their hearts' desire, in The Billionaires by Calista Fox.
Release Date: April 4, 2017
St. Martin's Griffin
Lover's Triangle #1
Review copy provided by publisher
The Billionaires is the first book in the new Lover's Triangle series from Calista Fox. I've enjoyed past books from Ms. Fox and was excited to dive into her new Lover's Triangle series.
Jewel, Rogen, and Vin have had history since they were kids. Before the feud between Jewel and Rogen's family occurred, Jewel and Rogen were childhood sweethearts that totally seemed like it was moving towards marriage even when they were teenagers. However, I also found myself liking that when Rogen and Jewel were apart, she found passion with Vin. I think because of the history between Jewel, Rogen, and Vin, I was easily pulled into their story together as adults.
The Billionaires is a super hot romance between Jewel, Rogen, and Vin. It seemed like once they decided to be together, they pretty much couldn't keep their hands off each other, or at least Rogen and Vin couldn't keep their hands off Jewel. Rogen and Vin are very much heterosexual and are absolutely never together in this story. Jewel also has trouble keeping her hands off Rogen and Vin. I did expect Jewel to be a bit stronger than she acted a few times in the book, but understood the new dynamic had to take some getting used to for her. I totally bought into this relationship between Jewel, Rogen, and Vin and enjoyed watching them figure out how to make it work. Especially in what seemed like a pretty conservative area of California. The reveal of the reason behind the feud between the families broke my heart while making me angry at the same time.
The Billionaires was a very enjoyable super hot read. While it isn't my favorite book from Calista Fox, it kept me engaged the entire time and I look forward to the next book in the series.
Rating: 3.5 stars (B-)