I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Marrying the Billionaire by Allie Winters
Series: Bishop Brothers #2
Published by Independently Published on January 29, 2021
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Marrying the man of your dreams after crushing on him for the last decade should be cause for celebration. So why am I crying alone in the honeymoon suite on my wedding night? Because there’s just one problem - it’s a fake marriage. Purely for appearances as part of a business deal between our fathers’ companies.
But I can’t sit idly by pretending this is only a platonic relationship, especially as sparks begin to fly between us. So what will I have to do to convince my stoic Prince Charming I want him for real? And what will I risk along the way?
The plan is simple - act like a husband in love publicly after I foolishly got myself involved in this fake marriage, and behind closed doors keep things separate. But the longer we continue this charade attending events and staging selfies, the more I’m unsure what's fake and what’s not, especially when things start to heat up in private.
As the successor to my father's billion dollar company, work has been my life. Focusing on my job has never been harder, though, when there's a temptress living in my guest bedroom. What are the chances this business deal of a marriage could turn into the real thing? The last person I ever expected to fall for is… my wife.
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Marrying the Billionaire is the second book in the Bishop Brothers series by Allie Winters. While I admit to not reading the first book, I had no trouble reading this one as a standalone even though it begins where the first book ended. I will soon be correcting my mistake and reading the first book in the series, Resisting the Billionaire, because the Bishop brothers are just so darn cute and dreamy!
I am sure, like most romance readers, we have all read books with a marriage of convenience trope and this is what we have here. Serena Montague and Archer Bishop’s marriage is nothing more than a business arrangement brought forth from both of their fathers. Although Archer was not the brother she was supposed to marry, Serena finds herself more than okay with this arrangement. In fact, she is ecstatic that Archer is her husband as she has been in love with him for over a decade. Archer on the other hand has no idea Serena has feelings for him and treats their marriage as nothing more than a business deal. Serena is determined to show Archer that their marriage in name only can become so much more.
I can’t gush enough about Serena and Archer! Serena seems cool and collected, but she is a softy deep down inside. Her shyness prevents her from really connecting with people, but you can clearly see what a great person she is especially when she is working with abandoned dogs at the local rescue shelter where she works/volunteers. Archer has a lot resting on his shoulders with his family and the family business. He lives for work and pleasing his father, the patriarch of the family. He is great at his job as CFO, but often wonders if he made the right career move working for his father when they don’t necessarily have the best relationship. Marrying Serena leaves him with more questions than answers when he starts seeing Serena in a new light and it downright scares him. Will Archer finally see what is in front of him and will he make the right decisions for his and Serena’s future?
Marrying the Billionaire is a slow burn romance, but believe me when I say the heat is quite intense! I kinda like my romance books dirty and Allie Winters excels in her descriptive writing so much so that you may need a fan while reading certain scenes. The heat factor is off the charts! There is also a lot of drama in this story that moves it right along, especially when it comes to both of their fathers. Needless to say, I was very very angry at how heartless they both were. I definitely want to see if Archer’s father can be redeemed in the third book in the series featuring Archer’s youngest brother, Connor. I can’t wait for his story!