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review 2017-06-01 21:52
Fun Read!
Personal Delivery (Billionaire Secrets) (Volume 1) - Ainsley Booth

Personal Delivery is my first book by Ainsley Booth, and a great surprise.  Ms Booth has delivered a story that is well-written and will hold your attention.  Her characters were perfect for this story and totally lovable.  Jana and Jake's story is loaded with drama, sizzle and humor.  I'm not a fan of first person or alternating point of view books, but Ms Booth made it work well in Personal Delivery.  This book captured me in the first chapter and held me hostage till the end.  I enjoyed Personal Delivery and would happily read more from Ainsley Booth in the future.  Personal Delivery is book 1 of the Billionaire Secrets Series but can be read as a standalone.   This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

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review 2017-05-27 16:58
A fun concept and a strong voice undermined by the lack of conflict and tension.
Personal Delivery (Billionaire Secrets) (Volume 1) - Ainsley Booth

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This one is super unfortunate, because Booth has a strong, fun voice and can write a hot scene...but a strong voice couldn't overcome the absolute lack of tension and conflict, so it ended up feeling about 100 pages too long.

 

So here's the setup: Billionaire hero goes Undercover Boss as a delivery driver. That's a concept that promises all kinds of awesome conflict. There are secrets! What happens when she discovers the truth? Will she feel betrayed, hurt? What obstacles will lie in the path of their happy ending?

 

The answer is ... nothing happens.

 

Remember those plot charts from literature class that show the rising tension created by internal and external conflict? The key, of course, is RISING -- and the chart for this book is flat.

 

He's a billionaire undercover. She finds out before he tells her and is perfectly fine with it. Accepts it easily.

 

And that's all that happens. But the story goes on for another one hundred pages as the heroine and hero continue to have sex and move in together and go to a gala and have hot sex...

 

Never once dealing with any tension at all. Never arguing. Never having any significant conflict come up between them or in their outside lives (except some easily solved work conflicts.) Nothing to keep them apart. I kept waiting for something to happen. I kept waiting for the book to end because I wasn't sure why it continued. She'd found out about his real identity, and he was great, and she was a little uncertain but overall fine with everything, a real trooper. 

 

So there was no character arc. They never had to overcome anything so they never had to grow emotionally. They just easily fell in love and had hot sex and there was absolutely no reason to make him a secret billionaire because that conflict never mattered. They didn't have to fight for anything. There were no stakes, no threat of losing anything.

 

Which all adds up to no conflict, no tension ... no plot.

 

A pity. The actual prose is good enough that this story could have been great. Instead it's a lot of nothing. 

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review 2017-02-22 20:09
Doctor Bad Boy
Doctor Bad Boy - Ainsley Booth,Sadie Haller
Frisky Beavers, Book 2

I Picked Up This Book Because: I’ve enjoyed Ainsley Booth’s writing and had to experience the follow up to Prime Minister with Sadie Hatler.

The Characters:

Max Donovan: Former child star turned pediatric doctor and Dom.
Violet Roberts: Lawyer and independent sub.

Co-starring: Gavin, Ellie, Lachlan, Beth.


The Story:

Max and Violet meet for what they assume will be a one night stand with a stranger but low and behold Max is relocating and Violet is assigned to represent his interest at his new attorney's office. A secret kinky relationship ensues.

Max and Violet’s chemistry is off the charts. I think this book dips further into kink than any other I have read. I don’t understand and see the appeal of it but the authors of this story make sure you fully understand the characters enjoyment of their scenes. For a while I thought the contact (cause there’s always a contract) between M and V were going to fall into the wrong hands and they would be exposed and have to overcome. I’m so glad I was wrong. Like really wrong. I’ll let you find out for yourself the direction of the story but I will say I’m really happy with the outcome.

The Random Thoughts:

I am more excited than words can say for book 3. That last chapter! Should I go buy it now?

The Score Card:

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4 Stars
 
 
 
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review 2017-01-17 16:29
Prime Minister Mini-Review
Prime Minister (Frisky Beavers) (Volume 1) - Ainsley Booth,Sadie Haller

I picked this up when it was on sale this past week. It's about Gavin Strong, the new Canadian Prime Minister, and Ellie Montague, a grad student on a summer internship in his office. The hook for me was the hero as PM. Ahem. Gaven and Ellie circle around their attraction, failing to stay away from each other. The heat level was high and there were plenty of steamy scenes.

 

What worked for me: the hero, the setting, and the sweet way Gavin and Ellie can't stay away from each other

 

What didn't work so well: this is a minor gripe, but Gavin's main meals were pizza and beer. The sheer repetition bothered me, but also, that he, at age 39, ate that way. Yes, it made him relatable, but I find it hard to believe the PM wouldn't have a chef, etc. Also, Gavin's pet name for Ellie was Sprite. Made me think of the soda every time.

 

This was fun and kind of escapist--exactly what I needed. The BDSM elements were well-done. I look forward to reading more in this series.

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review 2016-10-21 00:00
Doctor Bad Boy
Doctor Bad Boy - Ainsley Booth,Sadie Haller I loved the firt story about the PM and Ellie but this one was even better.
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