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Friday, November 30, 2012

Babysitting the Billionaire by Nicky Penttila

Babysitting the Billionaire by Nicky Penttila
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (76 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Fuchsia

To keep her job, a demure graphic artist must make sure her foundation's billionaire donor, a hard-driving tech mogul, stays under wraps for four days—in gossip-hungry Washington, DC. Too bad he has other plans—and is far too gorgeous to miss.

May Reed is the artist for the Save the Penguins Foundation, its founder Markus Edmondsson has told her that for the next few days she will be responsible for seeing to the needs of one of their rich donors. Beau Kurck is the donor who will finance their next expedition which Markus has told May she will not be a part of. May is not amused that she is not going on the expedition and that she has to babysit this person who is a known recluse. At first she thought they wanted her to sleep with this man but she was assured that all she had to do is keep him to his schedule and make sure he is happy.

Beau Kurck is the recluse that May is supposed to keep happy and satisfied. Beau is an app-maker and has created the game Cranky Penguins. He is rude, demanding and expects May to be at his beck and call no matter what time of the day or night. His other reason for coming beside giving the foundation a donation is to reconnect with someone he once asked to marry him but was refused.

Babysitting the Billionaire is one of those books that had good characters but I found that I could not fully embrace them. The characters didn't reach out and grab my attention which is one of the things I look for. It also took a while for May and Beau to connect on a more personal level, but they finally did and their relationship was sweet. The supporting characters were interesting and added to the story which helped move the story along.

Beau's attitude towards May was annoying but the way she handled him was not only amusing but refreshing. I enjoy when the female lead does not back down from the male lead but gives as good as she gets. May was that kind of character which for me made this story likeable. It was also fun to see how Beau started to change his attitude as he started to fall for May. Babysitting The Billionaire was a pleasant way to spend an hour or two and I look forward to reading more from this author.

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