08 November 2014

Anything He Wants & Castaway by Sara Fawkes

 A powerful billionaire who always gets what he wants.
An innocent protégée who will explore the darkest reaches of her own desire.Experience their intoxicating tale—now available for the first time as a complete saga… 

Anything He Wants 
Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. But everything changes when the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need.    
As the billionaire pulls Lucy deeper into his world of high stakes business deals and ruthless takeovers, he demands nothing less than her complete surrender. But Jeremiah has no place in his life for love, and as Lucy falls deeper for him, she risks having her heart shattered. Making matters worse, Jeremiah’s fiercest rival is determined to steal Lucy’s affection…and to do it, he’ll show her the sinister side of Jeremiah’s opulent world.  With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, there’s only one thing Lucy knows for sure: she’ll never be free from Jeremiah’s sweet possession.
I have to admit something, I am a little sick of the normal girl/billionaire man dynamic in books.  Over it.  I think a story has to be really special in order to take me out of my billionaire hero funk, and this book really didn’t do that for me.
Lucy has a boring and troubled life.  She has a job, which happens to include an elevator ride with a handsome stranger every morning that brightens her days and gives her something to look forward to.  One day, the handsome stranger seduces her, and that sets in motion a chain of events that she was never expecting. 
I guess the one word to sum up this book for me would be underwhelming.  I’m not sure I was really expecting anything big, but in the end it just all fell a bit flat for me.  The characters, the plot…all of it has just been done so many times.  There are parts that were good, I thought the espionage and intrigue were good and there was one part in particular that was a bit shocking for me, but at the end of the day it’s just all been done.  A lot. 
Lucy was not a character that I liked or felt a connection with, and Jeremiah while sweet in parts, just seemed like a bit of a recycled Christian Grey.  Sure, there were differences, but he’s an intense and dominant billionaire CEO.  I just couldn’t do it.
Overall, this book wasn’t written poorly, I just couldn’t get into the characters or the plot.  3 stars.


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