Author: Doris O'Connor
Page count: 147
TBR Reviewer: Victoria
Rating: 4 Stars - Recommended Read.
Heat: 5 - Orgasmic
Alice is a desperate woman and who can blame her and who wouldn't do anything and everything they could to protect/help a sick loved one. The emotions raised by her caring were awesome and part of my
4-star rating. That she would be willing to do what she did (first auction her virginity and then actually marry a man...) was wonderful. Yes, she could have been a bit of a martyr, but she didn't really end up coming across that way. I have to say I was surprised to learn that there might be actual programs in Native American culture in England. Classes, maybe, but not a degree. So I learned something. This is relevant only because it's mentioned several times, and it plays a growing part in who and what the hero, Lakota, is and, conveniently enough, Alice's advanced studies were in Native American culture, so she understands about him. And, lest I forget, I have to say way to go Alice, for the verbal slap she gives the villain of the book in the hospital right before the end of the book. Lakota ... probably not my favorite Doris O'Connor male, but still decent enough, though he had a bit of a stick up his rear when it came to his father. Thankfully, they worked through that problem.
So, if I liked this book and clearly I did, why didn't I give it a 5-star rating? A few reasons. First, I found it a bit difficult to believe that when the newspaper articles came out, that Lakota and Alice would turn on each other the way they did. Alice had been a fighter and I was disappointed that she didn't fight harder right out of the gate, just took his crap and moped. Second, the cartoony nature of the villain. And finally, because Lakota still had a major stick up his rump when it came to his real father even after it was revealed the truth about the lack of acknowledgment from his parent.
The Billionaire's Unwanted Virgin is a recommend read!