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Hello sassy people! Today’s post is about The Last Eligible Billionaire by Pippa Grant! Thank you, Pippa Grant and Give Me Books PR for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review!
The Last Eligible Billionaire
by Pippa Grant
Emotionally unavailable doesn’t even begin to describe my new fake boyfriend. He’s cold. He’s distant. He has more defenses than a nuclear missile silo. And he’s the ultimate catch of the century. At least, according to his bank statement.
My job’s simple: Keep Hayes Rutherford’s matchmaking relatives and all interested ladies away from the cranky, grumpy, walled-off heir to my favorite movie empire, and in return, he won’t ruin my life over a teensy, tiny little misunderstanding.
But the more I sneak past Hayes’s walls and fences, the more I realize that while we might be from different worlds, we have more in common than either of us expected. The man under all the glitz, glamour, and dollar signs could be the real love of my life.
But you know what they say about fake dating a billionaire—it’s all fun and games until the scandals start.
The Last Eligible Billionaire is a swoony, laugh-out-loud romance featuring a botched wax job, a woman in over her head, a man in over his heart, and the sweetest misguided dog to ever play matchmaker…or at least make sure these two anti-love birds never have clothes when they get out of the shower.
A new stand-alone romantic comedy from Pippa Grant.
Genre: Romance, ARC
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Nº of pages: 372
Goodreads rate: 4,74
Is it on KU?: Yes
Subgenres: Contemporary, RomCom
Tropes: Billionaire Romance, Fake Relationship, Grumpy-Sunshine
Smut factor: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 4/5 (steamy)
Spice scale: 2/5 🌶️🌶️
POP (Put Out Percentage): 53%
TRIGGER WARNINGS (Based on StoryGraphs): No TW (According to StoryGraphs)
Main characters: Begonia and Hayes
Main conflict: Trust Issues
Hero: Grumpy, Sturn Brunch Daddy
Heroine: Father’s Daughter, Quirky
Mood: Fun, Goofy, Sweet
Plot or character-driven: Character Driven
Character development: Deep
Diverse Cast: Secondary characters
Read in: 2022
My Rate: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5
As always, Pippa’s writing was amazing, funny, sweet and it hooked me from page 1, while also making me laugh out loud. And what I always trust to find in her stories is a very good, very deep character development. We know and understand the motivation of every single character in the book, while also having very unique and quirky personalities, that are just amazing.
One very small aspect I didn’t love was the main conflict. I believe it to be a kind of a cliche to have a hero who is emotionally incapable of saying that he loves the heroine and having his parents say “I saw how you looked at her”. However, I do believe that Pippa brought some innovation to this cliche, by making the word love not to be enough, and making the heroine a very strong woman who is not going to settle and is not going to be with someone who can’t love them the way they deserve.
It gets extra points in my score because:
1- Begonia sleeps on the floor on the first night, and not Hayes, which was a very cool way to break a cliche.
2- She mentions Brazilian food correctly! And she is right, the foods she talked about are delicious: Picanha, Pão de Queijo, and fried bananas… 😋
Equality rate: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5
The book brings a lot of mental health and emotional trauma to the table. We have very mature conversations and thoughts about consent, and making intentions clear, however, they don’t talk about feelings and their communication about important things is very lacking.
I love that Pippa’s main narrative in a lot of her books is being yourself, accepting yourself, and finding someone who loves you for who you are, which may seem like a cliche, but is a very important narrative. And I love how strong she made Begonia, in her journey for independence and acceptance of herself.
However, I thought the whole premise of “The Last Single Billionaire in the world” was a bit absurd, and not entirely necessary. I did enjoy the comment “And he’s not, for the record. There are like, three single women billionaires who are in their thirties and forties, and is anyone talking about them? No. Fucking two-faced twats.” This is a nice sentiment, but I don’t love that the whole world, in this book, is concerned with this one single billionaire guy, like do people really care about this? I hope not.
But I did understand her premise, Begonia doesn’t care about his money, and I appreciate that even if she doesn’t care, she accepts what he offers her, that is a much more realistic stand, like who doesn’t love gifts?
I just thought that his money, and especially the fact that he blackmailed her into their agreement, made their power dynamic a bit dangerous in my eyes. Nothing super alarming, but not the most awesome way to start things.
And last but not least, they fall in love incredibly quickly and I don’t love that. I think they could have been together for longer than 2 weeks before they fell in love.
So overall, from an Equality rate standpoint, this book has some positive points, some negative points, but overall is very neutral.
Adjectives and general thoughts: Funny and sweet, with the signature quirkiness of Pippa Grant’s characters
Recommend this to People who like a rom-com with well-developed characters. Readers of Meghan Quinn and Sally Thorne are likely to enjoy this one.
Coming soon in a special print edition
Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she’s not reading, writing or sleeping, she’s being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip cookies.
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Well, that is all for today, I hope you like this post, hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Feel free to leave your opinion about it in the comments and I will see you next time!
Bye sassy people!
- I know that some comments I make about decent guys on my posts are the bare minimum a guy should do, so no, they don’t deserve to be treated like gods for doing the minimum, but at the same time, I’ve read a lot of sexist books and I appreciate authors who make characters that can serve as role models and examples of how a decent guy acts and what a loving and respectful relationship looks like. I believe we should always encourage these authors and bring attention to the ones that still write sexist characters and stories.
- I make a lot of comments about sexism and healthy role models in books, but a lot of times these characteristics don’t make the book a bad book and definitely don’t make the author a bad author. Please never shame these authors and these books for these comments, I simply feel that we need to have awareness of the less than ideal situations some books bring us, and not use the romanticized problem as examples of what a relationship should be. Most of these authors are still amazing, and the content they write doesn’t reflect directly with their personal views and opinions. Always make sure to respect and be kind to everyone, even while criticizing their content.
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