Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous. That’s the first thought coming to most minds when we see the genre. Billionaires.
I’m sure there are many books out there that would fit into the rich and famous life-style slot. There is a segment of the market looking for them too.
Reality would show that not all billionaires live like this, though. In fact most probably don’t, they are more down to earth than that in their choices. While it may be titillating, many will agree that the life of a jet-setter is empty and exhausting, not an attractive choice in the long term.
Up until now, I’ve been inclined to by-pass suggestions in this genre because of the imagined perception I expect from many readers. As I explore books before I buy, I’m finding it’s best not to make assumptions, one way or the other. They are not all unattractive to the average reader.
We had two books suggested this week. After reading part of the sample provided I took a chance on both of them and I have to say, they were not on par with a cotton candy meal. The stories were engaging, gripping, and turned out to be a fine dining experience.
They are definitely on my favorites list.
The Billionaire’s Secret: A Christian Romance (Sweet Boston Billionaires Book 1)
He’s a billionaire hiding a devastating diagnosis. She’ll do whatever it takes to help her sick, matchmaking mom. A freak accident throws them together, but will his big secret tear them apart?
When Ryan Lawson’s business partners force him to go on a wilderness retreat to come to terms with a shocking diagnosis, the last thing on Ryan’s mind is romance. But when he’s stranded in the woods with a sweet young event planner, all thoughts of business take a back seat to her girl-next-door appeal.
Fresh off a bad breakup, Zara Georgopoulos comes to Vermont to help her terminally ill mom work through her bucket list—not fall in love with a man who’s the exact opposite of her usual type. But when Ryan starts working his way into her heart with his kindness and generosity, she needs to make a decision: Trust the biotech billionaire not to walk all over her, or go back to guarding her heart.
The Billionaire’s Christmas Gift: A Clean and Wholesome Small Town Christmas Billionaire Romance
Everything in his life is planned. How’d she get on his agenda?
Quint Fairchild, head of Fairchild Films, learned long ago that in Hollywood everything’s make believe, including love. So why can’t he resist the small town innocence of struggling scriptwriter Chrystelle Bach? She’s entirely too fascinating, but he can convince himself he doesn’t want her, he wants her script.
Chrystelle wishes she could spend Christmas with her beloved grandmother in her Colorado hometown. Then Quint offers her a contract to produce her TV series. She almost believes this is the best Christmas ever, until she reads the contract. He doesn’t just want rewrites, he wants her to change everything. The battle begins, but when Chrystelle’s grandmother takes ill, Chrystelle knows where she belongs and hops the next bus home.
What she hadn’t expected was Quint on her front porch, and not to wish her a Merry Christmas. He wants her script on his terms, of course. Their conflict continues, but the more time Chrystelle spends with this stubborn billionaire, the harder it is for her to remember why she can’t change her script. But sprinkle this battle with grandmotherly wisdom and holiday charm, and the season of blessings reveals love in more ways than Chrystelle and Quint ever imagined.
These books are still bargains if you would like to check them out.
Even without the jet-setter lifestyle, money makes a difference in the way these people are able to live. Editorially speaking, unlimited resources adds a whole new level of possibilities to story lines.
It’s also a chance for writers to provide us with positive roll models in less explored areas.
Anyway, I did enjoy these books immensely.
Currently, I am checking out this new read.
A Colorful Life: An Emotional Journey to Love, Life & India (Sweet Stand-Alones Book 1)
They say that death happens in threes, but so does life.
This is the story of three incredible women–a widow who, more than seven years after her husband’s death, would rather hide inside her favorite books than face life without her beloved; an aspiring artist who finds new inspiration in her whirlwind romance and unexpected journey to New Delhi, India; and the pregnant teen who will show them both that God can fix anything, if only you let him.
I’ll let you know how this goes.