Title: Christmas with the Billionaire (Lucky in Love Book 6)
Published: 28th November 2017
Publisher: Lila Monroe Books
Author: Lila Monroe
Spice up the holiday season with the hilarious new holiday novella from Lila Monroe.
Dressing up as a sexy elf to sing Christmas hits isn’t exactly the glittering Broadway career I had planned. The only thing more humiliating than my outfit is coming face-to-face with Oliver Gage, the sexy big-shot theatre producer who just crushed my dreams. He’s arrogant, infuriating… and did I mention how sexy he is?
I’ve sworn never to get comfy on the casting couch, but when we’re snowed in together upstate, it’s looking like a pretty good place to spend the night. Soon, sparks – and my panties – are flying.
Who said Christmas only had to come once a year?
Spicing things up this holiday season? Well Jill is about to make one hell of an impression on Oliver. Seems a little Serendipity was on the cards on and off the stage with these two.
Auditioning is hard enough at the best of times but when the people who asked you in for a call back are ignoring you it gets a lot harder. At this point Jill has had enough, she has spent years honing her craft for this. Think it’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back and she all but lets the director and producer have it. She makes an impression all right as stunned silence follows her outburst. Not her best move when Oliver is the one person who could make or break her career. Storming off back into the snowy night to wallow would be good but when a job comes in, one to pay the bills, she can’t say no. Well who wouldn’t want to be a waitress/singer/dancer for a well off Christmas party? As long as there isn’t a costume she will be fine – hello sexy elf!
Oliver is trying to get his next production off the ground but can’t seem to cast the right person. At a networking do a waitress starts to draw his eye. He feels he knows her from somewhere and gets a little amused when he realizes she is the woman who gave him a piece of her mind earlier. The outfit is something that might take a while to get out of his head but it’s her voice that holds him when all of the ‘elves’ start to sing. She is clearly the best of the bunch, which is making him question why he didn’t give her more of his attention at the audition.
Now two encounters is one thing but a third really is Serendipity. While on the way back from the party, as the train stops due to bad weather, they find themselves stranded. He can’t just leave her there when he has somewhere that he can take her. Love the line she comes back with though after he asks her: “All right, I’m coming. But if you’re taking me back to your murder den, I’m just saying there better be food.” Glad she had her priorities straight. Lots of funny, witty one-liners like that from both which made me laugh throughout.
Luckily Oliver has somewhere for them to go – his parents place. Well with the whole family there you know questions are going to arise and the first would be to assume that Jill is his new girlfriend. When he is about to say no Jill takes the lead saying they are for a little funny payback. Seems this is the start of a funny few days, as they can’t get back to the city due to the weather. A few laughs with his family are fun to start with but when they are shown to a guest room to share it seems a little too real for Jill. She doesn’t know him, and even though you could cut the sexual tension with a knife, she doesn’t plan on sharing a bed. Well not yet anyway. That tension is going to explode and when it does you know they will see fireworks. Thing is what about when the bubble bursts on their snowed in break and the real world comes into play?
Jill might want to get a great part but not to be seen getting it that way. She wanted him for him, not what he could do for her career. He wants her and is willing to stand aside so she can get the job of a lifetime. Seems they both want each other but is it enough? Let’s hope some Christmas magic can sprinkle its dust on these two with their Serendipity ways. Another fun, flirty read by one of my favourite chill out reads author. On to the rest is my motto.
4 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.