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Review: The Billionaire’s Beauty by Ava Ryan

They call me The Beast.

Some people think I’m a bully. I’m not here to make friends.

I ruthlessly clawed my way to the top of the real estate market in NYC. No friends needed.

She’s my feisty executive assistant. My right hand… woman.

We have an unspoken arrangement: she pretends I’m smarter than she is while I pretend not to notice how sexy she is.

That was before she gave me her notice while wearing that dress.

I can do a lot. Run my family empire. Ignore the loneliness the top brings. Punch anyone who looks twice at her.

But letting her go without a fight?

Over my dead body…

From the new fairy godmother of petal-dropping romance, Ava Ryan, comes The Billionaire’s Beauty, the second standalone in the Fairy Tale Billionaire series.

Title:The Billionaire’s Beauty
Author:Ava Ryan
Series:Fairytale Billionaire Series (Book 2)
Trope(s):Billionaire Romance
One Night Stand
Office Romance
Point of View:First Person
Present Tense
Dual Viewpoint (Hero and Heroine)
Location:New York / Hamptons, US
Release Date:24th September, 2020
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Fun, modern fairytale romance

This is the second book in Ava Ryan’s Fairy Tale Billionaire series, after The Billionaire’s Princess. Each book in this trilogy focuses on a different brother, and events of each book happens at the same time as each other, so you can read one or all and in any order you like.

It’s a surprise to no-one that this story is based on Beauty and the Beast – or as much as it can really be, I suppose. There’s no locking people up, singing candlesticks or enchanted roses, for example. But some of the little references and nods to the fairytale are quite cute and had me chuckling.

This is the story of the beastly Griffin and his feisty executive assistant, Bellamy. She apparently also goes by Bella – not that I recall anyone actually calling her that in the book. She’s a fun character – believable and likeable. On handing in her notice, she decides to finally go after what she wants. And despite his grumpy, surly nature – she wants Griffin. So it’s not really a story of Beauty tames the Beast – but more Beauty knows the Beast’s personality and and likes him anyway!

“Modern day fairytales with great characters and enchanting stories that’ll make you never want to put the book down.”

Ava Ryan can do no wrong with her heroes in my opinion. Make no bones about it, Griffin is a beast. Not just in work but in life, too. But as soon as he and Bellamy get together, he turns into this slightly obsessed, giant teddy bear. To see him smitten just gave me the happys.

Griffin and Bellamy’s relationship is not without its faults. In fact, other than their time in the Hamptons, most of the time they seem to be at odds with each other. Griffin had some real fears and insecurities about him and Bellamy – in fact, I just wanted to give him a big hug much of the time – so I can understand why there was friction…but I would have loved it more if we also got to see the pair when they were connecting, laughing and happy.

But they were both very happy during the sex scenes. And so was I.

It’s obviously early days but so far Ava Ryan just keeps getting better. Modern day fairytales with great characters and enchanting stories that’ll make you never want to put the book down. 5 stars for this book from me and I’m looking forward to reading Ryker’s story next in The Billionaire’s Cinderella.

Ava Ryan is an author of sexy contemporary romance. Her favorite things, in no special order, are animals, her family, cookies, people with great senses of humor and love stories.

Currently in her writer’s cave (ostensibly working hard on her next book while also checking Netflix every few hours to make sure she hasn’t missed a new true crime documentary show), she loves hearing from readers via her website or social media.

If you love billionaire alpha males, the feisty women who snag their hearts and books that end with a happily ever after, you’ve come to the right place.

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