Title: Mister Moneybags
Author: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
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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.