I was really excited when the Literary Ladies announced the book for June. And the fact that we received it free from the author, even better!!! I read the synopsis and I thought it would be something I would certainly enjoy. Something different from my usual reads. I decided to write this review a little differently than I normally do and break it in to things I liked and didn’t like about the book. You know I am always honest about my opinions.
Things I liked:
–The travel descriptions of the places that Anna visits are wonderful. You feel like you are there with all the details.
–Most of the characters of the book are decent people regardless of their wealth, which is refreshing.
–There is a little action in the book, though I felt like it was one of the more interesting story lines and was just sort of peppered throughout like an after thought to bring more interest to the book.
Things I didn’t like:
–The book repeats itself often with Anna telling us that the two pilots are like her brothers and Stuart calling Anna family. Ok, I get it….let’s not keep repeating it!
—Spoiler in this statement-—-When Anna and Cade broke up, Anna seemed fine with it. Then she was upset for a few pages then she is going on a date with this French guy and totally swept up and completely over Cade. It was like a high school relationship that ended, not a seven year deep adult one.
–I got tired of Anna saying how everyone was so thankful for her. Like she didn’t have any self confidence and needed to always be reassured and thanked. Her job was to be the right hand man, so you are getting thanked for doing your job?
–The nicknames for people. Jean Michael went from being Jean Michael to Mitch to JM and they names were used interchangeably and it got annoying. And how for part of the book Anna was called Annabelle.
–I decided that Anna is a super materialistic person and is constantly talking about name brand items that she received as gifts or purchased. I cared nothing for any of that.
–I almost felt like the book was written by a high school girl. Just the materialistic part of it, the way the relationship ended, how Anna had to make it a point to say that all of these rich and famous people she was meeting were now her friends, etc.
Overall Thoughts 2/5
Overall, there wasn’t any real depth to the book. It is definitely more of a light, fluffy read. If you enjoy travel books, you may enjoy this one for the travel details. For me, there were many things that annoyed me that would normally make me quit the book. But I got drawn in and had to know what happened so I have to say that the author did keep my attention. I am linking up with Kristen, Kay and Kari.
I received a copy of Exposure to a Billionaire from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.