Book Review: Marry Your Billionaire by CJ Anaya

Posted June 6, 2017 by soaringu in five star, funny and hilarious, reality tv / 0 Comments

28550028Marry Your Billionaire by CJ Anaya

Pages: 411
Published: 3/7/16


Six years ago, Midge Knightly walked away from her trust fund, her Hollywood producer father, and the expectation that she would join the family business. Avoiding handsome playboys with hidden agendas was just an added bonus. Now one semester shy of graduation, she is shocked to discover her scholarship has lost its funding.

Her estranged father is having problems of his own. A contestant on his latest reality TV series has cancelled two months before shooting.

His solution?

Midge gets her trust fund back if she stands in as a potential marriage candidate for the dating series Marry Your Billionaire. Twenty women competing for one arrogant guy. Not Midge’s cup of tea. Agreeing to this proposition sucks her back into the world she happily broke ties from, but no trust fund equals no college degree.

Brody Prescott, CEO and owner of an online dating company, has recently been pegged as a heartless playboy-among other things-by a disgruntled female after a disappointing date.

His solution?

Become the first bachelor on Marry Your Billionaire and hope that one of the contestants holds some potential. So what is he supposed to do when the woman who intrigues him the most wants to be eliminated?

Marry Your Billionaire is a fun, romantic romp set against the backdrop of reality TV. Throw on your PJ’s, grab some chocolate and popcorn, and settle in for an entertaining love story.

My Thoughts:

Stabotage, paparazzi, and all the elements are included in this funny and hilarious romantic read. It’s been a while since I’ve read a reality romance tv show and to say that this was a nice read is the understatement of the year.

Anaya has a great way of writing the voices of Brody and Midge in third person. Both of them were unique and it was easy to tell who was who, something that many authors I see fail to do. Midge is stubborn and fiesty. However, she is bookish and has a strong backbone. Her stubbornness can be annoying at times, but I feel that it was necessary for the plot because Brody became even more swoony. Midge is a great character. She is funny and relatable. Plus, she is an aspiring author, so that only adds to the funness of a person who wants to get away from reality TV. In addition, she is not a pushover, which I really appreciate because combined with a pushover character and reality TV is recipe for disaster (thankfully did not happen!). Brody took me by surprise is a good way. I wasn’t expecting him to fight so much for Midge’s love and really geuniely like her. He isn’t jerky. Instead, he is the epitome of a great book boyfriend. Now, I will be looking for more Brodys.

The overall plot was great. There weren’t any areas where the plot dragged on. I loved how the entire romance was integral to the plot and was slow paced. It wasn’t bang bang boom. Also, it was nice to have virgin character. I am kinda tired of having heroines and serious playboys just sleeping with other people and this was a nice change. Plus, there is no sex or explicit content. I was glad that despite this book being a “clean read” there was actual chemistry.

In summary, this is a great book. Anaya does a great job depicting the reality TV and making it a part of the romance. The characters are great and fun to read. Therefore I would give this book 5 stars.