Title: A Billionaire’s Gamble
Author: Frey Ortega
Length: Novel (140pgs)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (3 Oct 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Dylan Ferrara is an academic wunderkind whose life just got a whole lot messier. After his academic career comes to a staggering halt, his best friends give him a reality check: join the ‘real world’ and start working, or continue chasing an impossible dream. Reluctantly, he agrees.
Remington Whitley is a billionaire who’s sick of the monotony of his playboy life. One day, his company invites a geeky little data scientist over for an interview. The man piques his interest enough on a personal level that he decides to take a gamble and invite Dylan out for a date.
Dylan is conflicted. Remy is a gamble in and of himself, and Dylan’s inexperience makes him cautious. Dylan doesn’t know if he wants to take the bet with such high stakes on the line.
But what can he do when throwing the dice and leaving his fate up to luck feels so, so right?
Review: I have yet to find a Frey Ortega book that I do not enjoy. And I really loved this one – sometimes, when I’m ultra-stressed I love nothing more than reading a book that I describe as a “trashy romance”. Trashy in the fact that the plot line reminds of a typical Mills and Boon novel minus the inevitable pregnancy, because this is neither a paranormal or m-preg book (though I would read that too!).
The plot itself is fun. It’s simple and interesting enough to capture my attention. It’s your usual nerdy, bookish guy meets rich, immature playboy. For me this book did hit close to home because one MC, Dylan, has started his PhD and was left wondering about his academic future. Seriously, if you’re doing your Masters or PhD and close to submitting your thesis, this may not be the best get away from your stress, take it from someone with that exact experience.
Dylan, however, is a sweetheart and for more reasons than his academic pursuits, he is definitely the most relatable character. Then there is Remy, although he is far less relatable he is no doubt a wonderful, dark and brooding rich man who you could just fall for. The fact that he is also a playboy and immature at the start, makes him a bit stereotypical. But his character is redeemed because Dylan comes into his life and he begins to fall in love with the lovable nerd. Remy doesn’t
I adored this book from start to finish. It was fun and honestly, that was all I needed. In fact, I would love to see some of Remy’s friends find their own HEAs in their own stories.