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.
Mister Moneybags is the forth co-written book from Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. I adore both of these authors and love every single book they’ve written whether individually or together as a dynamic duo. Their stories always capture my attention and keep me hooked the entire book!
This one was witty, sweet, smart and fun like the previous books but had a little bit more going on than the others in the drama department. Twists galore kept on coming with Mister Moneybags. You think it’s all about Dex and his alter ego Jay trying to win the girl, which you can pick up from reading the blurb but in turn it’s so much more than that.
Dex is a young, super schmexy CEO who basically likes his privacy. He runs a very successful company but keeps out of the public eye mainly because of his father’s past known indiscretions which landed him in some hot water. Bianca is a previous trader now turned journalist for a magazine. Her next assignment is the one and only elusive Dexter Truitt. No one has ever interviewed him face to face and she’s going to be the first to do it. She already has her mind set on what kind of man he is from her research and immediately dubs him as Mister Moneybags.
Bianca is about to take the ride of her life. One elevator ride up to his floor. One sudden unexpected stop and one very sultry sexy man in the back that she didn’t realize was even there until the lights went out, starts this story with chemistry that is undeniable but will it lead to an explosion that sends everything up in flames because of a lie Dex (the mystery man) constructed to conceal his identity because he wanted to win the girl or will it lead to two people from different backgrounds having more in common then they initially thought? You’ll have to read to find out! 4 of 5 Stars
Ashley’s 4★★★★ Star Review
Mister Moneybags takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions between the fun and sexy banter and the heart-wrenching drama. There were so many twists and turns throughout the plot. I am a huge fan of authors both individually and together.
Dexter Truitt is a young CEO who has kept himself out of the public eye completely since taking over his company from his father. Keeping a low profile has been extremely important to him since his father was in the public eye for cheating and scheming and did not have a good rep. Dex has turned the company around and is finally about to make his first public appearance for a magazine.
Bianca Geroge (Georgakopolous) is a former trader on Wall Street turned reporter for a business magazine. While going in to interview Dexter for an article in the magazine she works for she gets stuck in the elevator with a stranger which causes her to have a panic attack.
“Sorry. It’s a technique I use to fend off the panic — screaming at the top of my lungs.”
“That’s the best technique you have?”
“I have a few different techniques. I can also massage my balls.”
“I have balls. Massaging them really helps.”
“Your… balls? You looked like a woman to me, pretty damn shapely from the back, at least.”
“They’re Boading balls. Metal meditation balls. I massage them against each other in a circular motion in my palm. It helps calm me down.” I began to frantically search through my purse.
“What’s all that rustling?” he asked.
“I’m trying to find them. They’re somewhere in my bag.” Without light, I wasn’t able to easily locate them. “Shit, where are they?”
He chuckled. “I have some balls you could massage if you’re in a pickle.”
From here on out their story unfolds. There are so many plot twists that the reader is hanging on to see what’s next.
I have to say that I’m personally on the fence with this book. While I love the authors and their work this particular book didn’t really hit it out of the park for me. I think that for me, there might have been just a little too much drama and I had a hard time keeping up with everything being thrown at me. That being said, it is still a well written book so I don’t want to take away from that at all. All in all, I gave this book 4 stars out of 5.
****ARC was provided in return for honest review****
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a fifteen-time New York Times bestseller of twelve novels.
Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.