Saturday, June 16, 2018

Book Review: 'Sold to Him' by Cassandra Dee

Cassandra Dee doesn’t offer a biography, but from her output (over forty books to date) of erotica it appears she enjoys all manner of ‘group therapy’. Taking off on the Bad Boy Billionaires Cassandra offers a story that shows both the dangers – and the possible rewards of such seeking of partnerships. Penny Close joins Cassandra in this SOLD TO HIM: A BILLIONAIRE BAD BOY ROMANCE and she also offers no bio. Trust Cassandra – she appears to be a coach in assisting other writers getting started.

The ladies have created a true Bad Boy boss figure in Gray and it is little wonder our main character Trina is hesitant about the arrangement – ‘I don’t qualify for any of these. The job listings I’m staring at have more requirements than I anticipated. I don’t know how to do any of these things, but I need something, badly and soon. If only it was based on your need for money – there’s no way they would reject me if they knew how desperate I am for help. Because my life has been a whirlwind since my parents left us last year. What type of people leave a teenage girl in charge of her gravely ill younger brother? I’ll never be able to understand or forgive my parents for what they’ve done – the circumstances they’ve put me are beyond selfish. My classmates are more concerned with prom and graduation, but I have bigger fish to fry. Anxiety boils in my stomach, making it ache, but then I hear my little brother coughing from the next room. Mickey’s cough has gotten worse with the change in the weather as his asthma flares up, and my heart twinges with a pang. If I don’t make enough money by next week, he’ll be out of medication and we won’t be able to afford another visit to the clinic. I can’t let that happen, not when I love Mickey more than life itself. Plus, Grandma’s benefits only include one doctor visit per month, and we used that up in the first week. I must sound ungrateful, and I am appreciative of Grandma Nana, but her benefits can sometimes be a headache to claim because there’s so much paperwork to get through in order to get anything done. I often wished I didn’t have to go to the doctor at all. Of course, it isn’t up to me. Mickey has been sick his whole life. If it isn’t his asthma, then it’s a deficiency of something or other. A weak immune system keeps him perennially ill, it seems like. But no matter what happens, I will always be by his side, taking care of him until he’s strong enough to care for himself.’ So one desperate gal in need of employment, now on to the story.

The plot follows along these lines: ‘I was bought and paid for at an auction of dirty billionaires. Trina's in a bad spot. Her little brother Mickey is desperately ill, and they can't rely on Grandma Nana's disability checks. So she goes to the Billionaires Club, willing to do anything and everything they demand. Gray's running inventory for the Billionaires Club this year, and that inventory is luscious, curvy women. He's supposed to be scouting potential prospects, but when a certain feisty brunette goes up for sale, everything screeches to a halt because Gray is determined to own Trina himself.’ Be warned.

Steaming hot erotica from these two authors. A quick read to let out the tension of the day. Grady Harp, June 18
This book is free to borrow from Kindle Unlimited.

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