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Series: Muse #3
Title: The Irredeemable Billionaire by Lexxie Couper
Author: Lexxie Couper
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence, Entangled Publishing
Published: November 13th, 2017
This is a very emotional read, with all the problems faced by paramedic Grace Wilder after the untimely death of her fireman husband, leaving her to bring up their delightful son, Cody. She has a great support network, so isn’t on her own, but one of them signed up to the Big Brother programme which sounds like a great idea – I hadn’t heard of it before. When Sebastian Hart goes to act as her son’s big brother drama is bound to follow. Sebastian used to live next door to Grace and teased her constantly. He was an over indulged, spoilt brat then and now he’s a wealthy film director but has behaved in a stupid manner, as a result of which he has community service – to be Big Brother to Cody.
Writing this review for this story has me in a turmoil of my own. I don’t normally give any spoilers away in my reviews but there are some later in this paragraph, so skip them if you don’t want to know what happens! There are many aspects of the story that were fantastic and delightful to read. The way Sebastian connected with Cole, their developing relationship and positive impact on each other were definitely heart warming. However, there were other parts that I really didn’t like and where I couldn’t relate to events or scenarios. For instance, there is no way I would leave my child with someone who was my childhood worst enemy more than a decade after I last saw them. I mean, I would have no idea what they are like now and, in this case, she knew he’d done something wrong to be made to do community service! They were bad enough to you as a teen, what could they do to your child? What ‘friend’ would sign you and your child up to something like the Big Brother programme without discussing it with you first to make sure you were agreeable? I also couldn’t imagine a reputable, renowned film director not having seriously watched his own film before the premier and not realised how bad it was or reacting after the premiere in the way he did.
Cody is definitely the star of the story. He’s a brilliant character in his own right. The developing relationship is engaging and I thought the problems of a single Mum were well portrayed so I had no problems reading the story – only in reviewing it! It is a second chance romance with plenty of angst and turmoil and I suspect most folks will thoroughly enjoy reading it.
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
The rules have never applied to film director Sebastian Hart. He’s always done what he wants, when he wants. But after one too many wild nights, Sebastian finds himself performing community service in the unlikely role of big brother to a ten-year-old boy in need of a father figure. It seems like fate is playing with him when the boy’s mother turns out to be the girl he grew up next door to, the one person he’s never been able to win over with his smile or charm.
After the death of her husband, Grace Wilder has her hands full working as a paramedic and being both mother and father to their son. The last thing she needs is for the bane of her teenage existence to show up, or for her son to contract a case of hero worship. Even worse is the fact that the boy who once made her life miserable has turned into a man who has the power to destroy her with his devastating smile and sexy eyes.
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