2 stars · Recommend · Viki's review

Review ‘Mister Moneybags’

Title: Mister Moneybags
Author: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genres: Romance,
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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.

As I was reading other reviews about this book I realized that my opinion is going to be an unpopular one. I’m among the few who really didn’t like this book. Oh I love the writing style of the author duo but this storyline just struck a nerve with me.

I absolutely hate when a love story starts out or builds upon a lie, no matter how small t is or what kind of intention is behind it. And I even could see why the main character lied at the beginning but it doesn’t mean that I liked it. Not to mention that once he started it he just dug himself deeper and deeper to the point where it was plain that he can’t get out of it scot free. He created and even more dislike in me when he started to manipulate compromising situations for Bianca to see if she ‘cheats’, lies or whom she chooses from his two personas. So yeah I didn’t like this part of the story and it maybe goes on only the third of the book (thank God) but unfortunately it doesn’t mean that the storyline gets better after the big reveal. After this the plot takes a ridiculous turn which made me dislike the story even more. But it has a happy ending so there is that.

About the characters, I think I could have loved Dex expect his little lying stunt. He is a really down to earth and hard working character despite his wealth and privileges. He is funny and likeable. Bianca though not so much. She comes off as a judgmental and hostile person from the very start. Maybe she has some truth behind her beliefs but that doesn’t means she has to treat everybody in a suit like a criminal. I didn’t like this side of hers and unfortunately she doesn’t shows much of her other personality traits. I couldn’t find much to like about her. And honestly I didn’t really found their attraction or chemistry believable.

Overall the book has a great writing style but a not so great storyline. This doesn’t mean that I’m not going to read other books from the authors just that the plot doesn’t fall into my ‘like’ category.


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