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Exposure to a Billionaire

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.

Exposure to a Billionaire

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. 

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  • Reply Kay R. June 7, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Second person to say it is repetitive … I didnt get my copy but plan to review it if I do although Im not sure I’d fall in love with it myself!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis June 7, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Anna sounds like an interesting type of character but I do agree with your dislikes about her which would slightly annoy me too.

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine June 7, 2016 at 8:10 am

    See you are a top notch reviewer. If it is not at least a 3/5, I’m not even picking it up. 😉 Hope your Tuesday is great!!

  • Reply Audrey June 7, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Yep yep yep. I love how you worded this critique. Her need for reassurance and her obsession with her “brothers” and “one big family” drove me nuts. Also, it irritated me that EVERYONE was potentially in love with her. “The boys” would do her bidding when she asked and Stuart was only in love with two woman and blah blah blah. Irritated the heck out of me!
    And the ending was too “perfect.”
    Ok. I’ll stop now. Haha.

  • Reply June 7, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Aw man–sounds like one to skip. Thanks for taking the time to read it and write such a thorough review for us!

  • Reply Jackie @ My Sort Of Adult Life June 7, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I agree, this book real lacked depth and the parts of the story that had some depth too them were completely rushed through. I was not a fan of Anna’s materialism and thought her priorities were a little out of wack when it comes to relationships…not my favorite read.

  • Reply Laura June 7, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Everyone’s reviews make me really glad that I didn’t finish this thing — I just couldn’t Nadine. I totally read your spoiler, and just no. No one needs that much reassurance, and no one needs to hear about how rich and amazing you are.

  • Reply kristen June 7, 2016 at 10:10 am

    thank you for reading this book with us (and sending it to Kari!). I am so bummed we didn’t like it.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista June 7, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I would have thought I’d love this book due to all the fun travels, but I have yet to see a good review so I may have to pass. Thanks for the honest review gurlie <3

  • Reply Alexandra June 7, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Yes, definitely. I had such a hard time with this one. Even writing an honest review without feeling super mean was kind of hard… yikes! Bummer that it wasn’t great… but oh well – better luck next time! XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  • Reply Rebecca Jo June 7, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I think I was the first person on Goodreads to give it a 1 star – everyone else was giving 5 stars & I’m thinking these people are delusional. The book was horrible. I honestly have read better things written by high school students.

  • Reply Biana June 7, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I read the book and felt the same way – I was really upset with the writing…just didn’t feel edited at all! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Dani June 7, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    I didn’t read this and don’t think I will after seeing so many “meh” reviews of it. But if you liked the travel aspects but wanted more actions/dramz, I would suggest Trouble by Kate Christensen. The descriptions make you feel like you’re there, and there’s a a healthy dose of drama!

  • Reply Kari June 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Dear Nadine, I think I want to thank you for sending me this book. I think 🙂
    I can not agree more with this entire review. The interaction between characters really was unrealistic. Too much profession of love (in the exact same words I might add!) and not enough tension.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders June 7, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    We talked about this already, but I 100% agree with all your points about this book! It felt too repetitive, and I hated that one day she was in a relationship, one day they were broken up, and then the next she was dating somebody else! Also, nobody is that nice all the time, she made it sound like everybody was saints in the book! Even the travel couldn’t save this book for me!

  • Reply Amy June 7, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I like your review of all the things that annoyed you… cracked me up. And I agree, those sound annoying!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family June 8, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I haven’t read this book before, but I just read Kristen’s review earlier today so I’m not surprised by your review here. At least you got some good travel descriptions out of it! 🙂

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