Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Waking up with A Billionaire by Katie Lane

Famed artist Grayson Beaumont is the most elusive of the billionaire Beaumont brothers. He has a reputation for seducing any woman with only a look, word, or sensual stroke of his brush. But now Grayson has lost all his desire to paint . . . unless he can find a muse to unlock his creative-and erotic-imagination.


Chloe knew she might have to shed her clothes when she agreed to pose for the celebrated artist, but she wasn't expecting to shed all her inhibitions as well. Under his intense scrutiny, there's nothing she can hide...including a secret from her past that, once exposed, will change how he looks at her forever.

Series: The Overnight Billionaires #3 | Publisher: Forever | Release Date: 7/26/2016 | Genre: Contemporary Romance | Source: Publisher | Rating: 4 Cups

Challenges Read For: Pick Your Own Genre Contemporary Romance

Ooh, this was such a charming little book and I could not put it down. There’s a bit of everything in it: humor, romance, steam, a few serious points, and a touch of suspense.
Here’s what’s going on. Needing money, Chloe McAlister decides to finally allow Grayson Beaumont to paint her although there’s a tiny bit of a problem. Grayson has painter’s block—he can’t even paint an apple—thanks to Chloe. Although when he ends up kidnapping her for her own good, Grayson soon finds Chloe unlocking his creativity and his ability to fall in love. And they both end up sharing more than they planned. As Chloe’s secrets start unraveling, she’s worried they will change the way Grayson feels for her.
I absolutely loved Grayson. He’s a painter so he has this intense drive and it affects every aspect of his life, yet in a good way. He’s also broody, and I do so love a broody hero. There’s a few things he has to work through and they were all realistic issues.
I liked Chloe but I never fully understood her reasoning behind things. She’s a very strong-minded woman, so rather than sharing her problems she deals with things herself and that kind of irked me. She would rather hurt Grayson than to let him in on her problems, while I understood her reasoning behind it. I really wish she would have let him help her.
Grayson and Chloe was such a fun couple to visit with. He’s an artist with painter’s block and she’s the reason behind it so you can imagine the tension between them. Plus, they have an interesting history and Chloe hasn’t exactly been pleasant to Grayson.
They also have this insane chemistry and are very comfortable around each other. While the attraction is there from the start, the romance was slow to start, which I liked because it allowed them to actually get to know each other.  
This one was so close to earning a 5-Cup rating—so so so close. What brought it down to a 4 was two things. The first was the big reveal about why Chloe ran away from home. The buildup was so intense and riveting but when the reason was revealed, it left me scratching my head and saying ‘seriously, that was the cause of it’. The second thing that lowered the rating was the fact that rather than Chloe actually talking to Grayson to let him know the problem, she was okay with allowing him to think that she left him for another man.
Okay, so this was the third and final book in The Overnight Billionaires trilogy and it works brilliantly as a standalone. I skipped the first two books because I was getting a bit tired of the billionaire trope, as it seemed to be popping up everywhere, but I couldn’t resist this one because Grayson was an artist and I love reading about artists. I can’t wait to go back and read the first two books.
Overall, a few things could have been handled differently, but I found I really enjoyed this one. And I have to say the ending was brilliant.

The Overnight Billionaire Series

A Billionaire Between the Sheets

A Billionaire After Dark

Waking up with A Billionaire

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