Title: The Billionaire’s Dance
Series: Billionaire Bachelors #2
Author: Melody Anne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: Reissue July 2012
Publisher: Gossamer Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
Source: Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Joseph Anderson has decided it is time his three successful sons find brides. Joseph wants grandchildren to fill his huge mansion, and he wants them immediately. He was successful in his eldest son’s match, and in this book, his scheming brings Alex and Jessica together.
Alex is a confirmed bachelor who loves to travel all around the globe and romance as many women as possible. That is until he meets Jessica Sanders. One night with her and he is changing his views of bachelorhood and starting to think that married life is the new way for him. Jessica comes from a wealthy family, and has had one too many good looking men take advantage of her family’s money. When she meets confirmed bachelor and known playboy Alex Anderson, she is distrustful of his flirting, and tries to avoid him at all costs. That is until they end up trapped in an elevator, and her fear of the dark, tight space is greater than her fear of the man she is trapped with. Alex comforts her by making steamy love in the elevator, and when she runs away once they are free, he walks away wanting more.
One year later he finds out he is a father, and he makes sure Jessica has no other choice than to let him do the honorable thing. They have passion, romance, love and family to help guide them through the chaos.
Read on for my thoughts on The Billionaire’s Dance. No true spoilers, promise.
Oh, how I love and adore Joseph Anderson. I probably read this series as much for the romance of the brothers as I do for more of my Joseph fix. Once again Joseph has set up one of his sons with the perfect woman for them. It’s Alex’s turn this time around. Jessica is a lovely young woman who spends time working with third world organizations, she’s also a writer. She has known Alex forever it seems as their families are friends, and she had a serious crush on Alex back in high school. Quiet and shy, Jessica has discovered so far in her love life that men don’t stay and they want her family money much more than they want her.
With both of their fathers in cahoots about getting them together, Alex and Jessica meet at a function, while there is an attraction neither is inclined to take it further – until the power goes out leaving them trapped in an elevator, with a strong attraction and Jessica’s fear of the dark. Their mad moment of intimacy had results – and one year later Alex meets his son.
The Billionaire’s Dance is the story of Alex and Jessica’s rocky romance. Somewhat stonewalled into marriage, Jessica doesn’t deny that she finds Alex attractive and soon theirs is a marriage in every sense. Trouble is, Alex doesn’t believe in love (or so he says), sure he’s seen his parents and his brother show their love for their spouses, but he’s too logical and self centered to believe he’d ever feel that way about anyone. He loves his son, he is deeply attracted to his wife and that’s enough for him.. mostly.
Alex and Jessica’s story was so touching and intense. I hurt for both of them. They really were perfect for each other, and they fought against it for so long. Their story was a delight to read, as well as catch up with the rest of the family.
While to get the full benefit of any of the Anderson brothers’ stories, starting at the first book makes sense — but even if you stumbled onto this one alone, there is enough background given naturally within the story to make perfect sense. I would not hesitate to recommend any of the series to lovers of happy endings.
The Billionaire’s Dance is available in paperback and for the Kindle