Monday, February 5, 2018

Review: How to Blow It with a Billionaire by Alexis Hall

How to Blow It with a Billionaire 
(Arden St. Ives #2)
by Alexis Hall
Release Date: December 12, 2017
Genre: M/M Romance, BDSM

Be careful what you wish for . . .

Once upon a time there was a totally ordinary boy who fell for a cold, beautiful prince. Only it's not a fairy tale, it's my life. The prince is a billionaire called Caspian Hart. And we're trying super hard to live happily ever after.

He's everything I want, need, and can't resist: a man who looks like a god and bangs like the devil. Except he's still got his rules and he's still got his secrets . . .

But if there's one thing Caspian's taught me it's that you should never settle for less than you're worth. And I'm worth his trust. I have to show him that I see him. That I'm not afraid of his passion, or his power, or his past. And that I won't settle for less than everything.

ARG!!! Why am I doing this to myself? I knew this is an incomplete series and it will take another 6 months or more for the final book to be out. But I still read it and now I'm going to complain about it. 

Arden, is still sweet as ever and eager to please his billionaire non-boyfriend. The reason I'm still reading this series is because I like reading Arden's POV, despite it being a mixed of dramatic, self-indulgent and at times whine-y. I'm not complaining about his personality, in fact I basked in it. I love Arden for being who he is.

Caspian, the said billionaire is another species altogether. I'm trying my best to like him, but he isn't giving me much chance to know him. We get a little bit more glimpse into what makes him the way he is, a total brooding asshole. I don't hate him per se, but the author really need make Caspian step up in the final book. It doesn't justify why Adren had to do all the hard work of making their non-relationship work. I want to see some groveling on Caspian part. 

As I said before, Caspian is a repressed Dom and he is adamant to stay repressed. But we did get a little kinky scene in the bedroom this time, without the props. I wonder will we get to see the props in action? Just asking.

By the way, Arden spent quite a lot of time being with Caspian's sister, Ellery and being alone. I know he is trying to prove himself and I'm glad he is someone with aspiration and not just sitting around waiting Caspian to bang him, but I want to see more them being together, doing things together. Where the hell is Caspian anyway? This is the first time I actually read about the billionaire hero being so busy with work. I thought they just have minions to do things for them.

Book 1 ended with an okay HFN, but SPOILER alert !, Book 2 don't have an HFN, which is a bummer. I'm not satisfy with this ending because all I want is for Arden to be happy with Caspian, not happy being alone. Gah!! That's not even the worst because I went to read the preview chapters for the final book towards the end and guess what?? I'm even more wrecked than before. Why?!! Why is this happening?? I want to kill Caspian and that's not a threat.