The Lucky Billionaire (Destination Billionaire Romance #9)
by Jeanette Lewis
Series: Destination Billionaire Romance #9
Published by Gelato Publishing
Publication Date January 1st 1970
Genres: Romance, Clean Romance
Also in this series: How to Fetch a Fiancé, Shadows in the Curtain
When Ty Epperson wins a fortune in the Idaho State Lottery, he’s determined to put his sudden wealth to good use, even if it means putting up with Holland Morrissey, a Los Angeles image consultant who has never met a credit card she doesn’t like and thinks spending $1000 on a pair of pants is normal behavior. Ty has never considered himself lucky in life or in love, until now. But not all of Ty’s plans are popular and someone is determined to stop him, putting everyone and everything he loves at risk.
This book also includes excerpts from Hawaiian Masquerade by award-winning and bestselling author Rachelle J. Christensen and Shadows in the Curtain by bestselling author Cami Checketts.
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The Lucky Billionaire was everything I have come to expect from a book by Jeanette Lewis. The story was a sweet, clean romance with hints of mystery and of humor. The hero, Ty, was humble and maybe a little shy. He was also very giving and loving towards his family, while hesitating on spending his money on himself. His most extravagant “selfishness” was the purchase of a Mustang for himself, while expending whatever effort or money necessary to to care for his family came as second nature to him.
I loved the part where he was introducing Holland to the sheep ranch and to Cupcake, the family dog who was named by his younger sister. When Holland commented on how adorable the name was, his response about how awkward it is to call the dog from across the way was fun. How often do you think about things like that when you name your dog?
Though there was an element of mystery, someone burning down the Foundation’s office and trying to run Ty over when he was jogging, the book was not overly suspenseful or scary. And it was a very clean romance, with nothing beyond innocent kisses.
The fact that Ty was a billionaire was necessary for the plot – without this fact there would have been no need for Holland’s services as an Image Consultant, but in many ways his money was incidental to the story. I appreciated the fact that the story was not really about the fact that he was rich, nor did it insinuate that having money is important.