The Billionaire’s Intern by Jackie Ashenden

Posted August 5, 2017 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Lorenzo De Santis: Ruthless. Driven. Ambitious.

Lorenzo De Santis is the boss. He’s an uncompromising hard ass, he doesn’t suffer fools, and he doesn’t have time to deal with witless young interns. But when an old friend asks for a favor, Lorenzo can’t refuse. Even if it means taking on the man’s daughter as a project.

Kira Constantin: Rich. Party girl…Spy.

Kira Constantin feels like she has been half-alive since that one night of partying ended in tragedy. So when her father demands that she go undercover at De Santis Corp as a spy, there’s no way she can refuse. She must redeem herself, even if that means dealing with a boss like of Lorenzo De Santis.

Except neither of them counts on the forbidden heat that flares between them. As Kira and Lorenzo draw closer, spying on him becomes harder and harder. And then Kira discovers that the real villain might be closer to her than she thinks…

Title:  The Billionaire’s Intern
Series:  Billionaire Fairy Tale
Author:  Jackie Ashenden
Genre:  Erotica, Romance
Published:  August 1, 2017
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press – Swerve
My Rating:  3 stars

For me, The Billionaire’s Intern was an okay/good story and I’m certain there is an audience that will enjoy this couple’s story.  That’s not to say that the story wasn’t well written, the plot interesting for it was.  My enjoyable parts of this story revolved around Kira and her past, her present and her journey to find herself once again.  I could root for her to find a happy ending.  I need the hero to have that something that glimmers underneath all of the crap attitude that he portrays to the world that tells me this guy is worth redeeming, this guy is worth the fight to bring out the good in him.  Lorenzo was an arrogant jerk at the beginning, the middle and the ending of this story… in my opinion.  And if I cannot find something within the hero that draws me in, then the story is going nowhere for me.  I wish I felt differently about Lorenzo for it was my reaction to this character that kept me from enjoying this story.  It’s just as simple as that.

As with any review, you need to make a judgement call for yourself for this is only my opinion.  A good story can change direction when the hero or heroine doesn’t turn out the way a reader hopes for… and that was my experience with The Billionaire’s Intern.  I would encourage you to make up your own mind about this story.  It’s good, it’s just not for me – you may feel completely different, so on this one please make your own decision and don’t depend on another’s opinion.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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