Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward – Jenn’s Review

WHY I READ IT

Keeland and Ward write some of my favorite books! Reading this one was a no brainer.

WHAT I RATED IT

WHAT IT’S ABOUT 

I met Bianca in an elevator.
She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.
The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.
She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”—her afternoon appointment.
Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type—snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn’t appreciate the simple things in life.
So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t—a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn’t want it to end.
I began dating her as “Jay”—all the while letting her interview the real me over email.
I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot.
I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.
I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.
And she was falling for two men.
Only, both men were me.
And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.
Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for what came after.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

JENN’S REVIEW

Keeland and Ward are master co-writers. They craft a story so seamless, there is no way to tell where one ends and the other begins. The story just flows beautifully, and has been that way throughout this series. The mastery continues with Mister Moneybags.

When first reading the blurb, I was slightly concerned that the secrets and trickery would be kept up throughout the majority of the story. I was pleased to find the storyline didn’t suffer, and slow down due to the lies and decit. Watching Dex pretend to be two different men was both fascinating and infuriating. The lengths he went to keep up his charade was nothing short of incredible. He pulled out all the stops to impress Bianca. Even if it meant drawing blood. Biancha and Dex were so evenly matched, it made for terrific banter and sparring. Neither one had the upper hand, and a strong, confident heroine is a real turn on. I really enjoyed Bianca’s self- confidence, even as she found herself torn between two men.

Just when I figured we had had enough of the story about the girl falling for two guys who happen to be the same guy, Keeland and Ward drop a bombshell so shocking, I never saw it coming.

At all.

When I finally picked my jaw up off the floor, I was frantically skipping pages to find out what was coming, only to continue to get pelted by more and more shocking revalations. And if I’m being perfectly honest, there were brief moments where I thought, “they aren’t going to give me the ending I was hoping for.”

Please read this with an open mind and without reading spoilers or reviews with them. You want to experience this roller coaster organically. Can true love survive one of the worst possible scenarios? Dex and Bianca are about to find out.

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