Author: Alexis Hall
Rating: 4 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: Rules are made to be broken . . .
If England had yearbooks, I’d probably be “Arden St. Ives: Man Least Likely to Set the World on Fire.” So far, I haven’t. I’ve no idea what I’m doing at Oxford, no idea what I’m going to do next and, until a week ago, I had no idea who Caspian Hart was. Turns out, he’s brilliant, beautiful . . . oh yeah, and a billionaire.
It’s impossible not to be captivated by someone like that. But Caspian Hart makes his own rules. And he has a lot of them. About when I can be with him. What I can do with him. And when he’ll be through with me.
I’m good at doing what I’m told in the bedroom. The rest of the time, not so much. And now that Caspian’s shown me glimpses of the man behind the billionaire I know it’s him I want. Not his wealth, not his status. Him. Except that might be the one thing he doesn’t have the power to give me.
Review: This book was a fabulous romp through the eyes of a very interesting and pervasive narrator–our friend Arden. He’s deliciously camp and utterly delightful, with wit and verve that made me laugh out loud several times. His ideas of what to do and say had a silly, realistic feel but came from a very different lifestyle than mine–and probably yours. I loved it and him.
Arden’s getting ready to graduate and somehow gets stuck working on a telethon in place of his roommate Nik, who’s much more into volunteering than he is. While whiling away his hours of participation, he cold calls a former alumnus who gives him a bit of flirtatious fun. Not realizing who he was talking to and buzzing on the thrill of flirting, he invites him to the party for donors.
When Caspian Hart ventured into Oxford and St Sebastian’s College’s annual fundraiser dinner, he was really coming to meet the enchanting Arden St. Ives, his telethon caller. Their meeting was everything it wasn’t supposed to be–whimsical, deliciously intimate, and ended with a kiss.
It had seemed to Arden that he was hopelessly outclassed but after the kiss? Maybe there was something there?
These two men are years and maturity levels apart. What Arden does have, though, is something Caspian has been missing his entire life: a loving family and a wonderful sense of self-worth, with friends and family that accepted him. Can he teach Caspian the way?
Naughty tempestuous fun with two characters with a great plot line. I’m really hoping that there’s another story about them because I’d love to see more of Arden St. Ives and his deliciously raunchy style of love. Thanks, Alexis Hall!