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Amara's Calling: A Billionaire's Club Novel (Billionaire's Club Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
Enter Amara Riley who's Grayson's lowly employee, not-so-secret stan, and inexperienced in more ways than one. Seeking his sexual expertise, Amara works up the confidence to brazenly proposition her playboy boss after sparks fly during a chance encounter at the office. When Grayson insists that Amara doesn't stand a chance against his blunt, womanizing ways, Amara ignores his reservations and strikes a deal: 30 days, one million dollars. No strings attached.
Once Grayson takes the deal against his better judgment, neither anticipate the emotional challenges the contract will bring. Will Amara learn the hard way that she just isn't built for meaningless sex? Or will it be Grayson who fears that Amara could potentially walk away with more than just his money?
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- ASIN : B078Z3YG7M
- Publication date : January 11, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 5047 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 218 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1732150400
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #461,218 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Grayson, the CEO of the company, has been catapulted into fame and fortune due to the massive success of his social media platform (so basically Mark Zuckerburg, but he looks like James Dean). He visits the office once every quarter or so, which is where the books starts - on the occasion of one of his rare visits.
Amara, who idolises Grayson, is invited into a board meeting and their conversation, which is quite ordinary leaves an impression on both. However, aside from being employer and employee, Amara is not the kind of woman Grayson normally dates - on account of she's black rather than a foreign blonde with blue eyes.
What I liked
Amara and Grayson are two accomplished people on paper (he's a billionaire CEO and she's educated with a master's degree). I especially liked the fact that despite his money, Grayson was a geek at heart. Their attraction was mutual, which brought some sexual tension. The sex scenes were hot while remaining sweet. Amara had a support system of her two closest friends, Mya and Kim, whose conversations were interesting to say the least.
What didn't work for me
To be honest, I didn't connect with either Amara or Grayson, which was a shame because Amara, especially, had so much potential. She was well-educated but hadn't figured out what she wanted to do with her life, and I'd hoped she'd somehow channel her smarts into helping the company out of a bind or something. However, the plot rather took the opposite turn, focusing on their sexual relationship. That would have been okay if the plot developed beyond that, but unfortunately, it didn't (for me).
As mentioned earlier, the hero wasn't the usual suave billionaire romance hero, but he's not deficient in the arrogance department. He was verbally abusive in some parts, and even though a reason was given for that, it didn't fully win me over. It would have been great to see him have to truly fight for the love of the heroine, but things were too easy for him. The story also perpetuated some stereotypes especially about women and blacks.
Pros: It’s refreshing to read of a heroine whose not too depended on the hero to make her dreams come true. From the onset, Amy was a strong independent woman, who can stand her own regardless of what others perceive of her. She was as real as they become.
Grayson on the other hand did a fine job of concealing his inner demons till Amy came along, peeling away the expected “alpha” persona that is normally associated with being loaded, especially a billionaire with a “b”. At the end they both found their sense of purpose through each other.
Cons: There was too much narrative and internal conversations from the characters, this was a bit much especially in scenes where a dialogue was taking place. Some of the conversations were hard to follow, it felt like they hopped from one mood to the next which seemed unrealistic. The end could have included parts on how Grayson won back Amara’s heart, this was a great plot to see the romantic side in the hero.
Top reviews from other countries
intellectually stimulating and attractive conversations
Inoffensive sexual descriptions of the acts involved .