Goodreads Rating: 4.02 / 5 stars
My Rating: 3 / 5 stars
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: April 8th 2017
Publisher: Everafter Romance
A new standalone from New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.
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.
I buddy read this with my dear friend Rachmi (click her name to read her lovely review.)
Mister Moneybags is the first book collaboration I’ve read from Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. It’s about Dex Truitt, a successful businessman of Montague Enterprises and Bianca George, a writer at Finance Times (a business magazine). Bianca was assigned to cover a story about a well-known, private man. Hilariously, she got stuck in the elevator with a hot man and told him about her appointment. She has trust issues with wealth man and starts assuming things about Dex. What she didn’t know, the man she’s talking to is actually Dex. Curious and wanted to keep in touch, Dex introduced himself as Jay Reed (his alter-ego is more of a casual, regular guy).
I understand his white lie because he doesn’t want to distance herself from him. It sounds hilarious and even ridiculous but at some point, it started to get on my nerves. He lied not once but multiple times and digs himself deeper from it. It appeared more pretentious and deceiving. Gladly, he suffered the consequences (still he’s a liar) and as the story goes on, family drama happens. I don’t mind some little dramas but this one doesn’t hold enough my interest.
Instead of 2.5 stars, I upped my rating to 3 stars because I still enjoyed the story despite it’s predictable, the writing style is great and I laughed on some parts (LOL at the sexual innuendos). I also like to appreciate Jelani in this book. He might be a sick man but he left great advises to Dex. This might not be the authors’ strong suit but I’m looking forward reading more of their collaborated novels.