How to Bang A Billionaire by Alexis Hall
This book is the gay 50 Shades. Except I actually liked it. And I actually liked the characters. And there were no inner goddesses.
This was a book I requested on a whim, I love MM and am always curious to read more. I’m not one for billionaire romances, or BDSM but for some reason this book called to me.
How to Bang A Billionaire is about Arden, an Oxford student soon to graduate with a literature degree. He volunteers for an alumni fundraiser and ends up talking on the phone to billionaire and former student, Caspian Hart. On the phone they strike up a banter, and then Caspian comes to the fundraising dinner. There’s something there, but while Arden wants to pursue it, Caspian wants to resist.
Arden gives up hope of being with the attractive billionaire, when Caspian offers up a deal…..
“Everything was worth it for the power to give Caspian Hart just a little bit of joy.”
I really liked this book, like I said above I’m not huge on billionaires, not huge on BDSM, but this one worked! I thought Arden was such an interesting character, his outlook on life and his motivations. He’s playful and fun and up for anything. Caspian was more of a mystery, one we didn’t get to the middle of yet. I expect there will be more about him in the next book. But what we did get to know of him I liked, he just doesn’t know how to express very well.
This book wasn’t super steamy like I was expecting, and honestly I really liked that about it. It meant we could actually get some character development and get to know our players without constant sex. But there is sex! I promise. And you’ll like it. Hall just found a really great balance. And the BDSM element wasn’t as present as I thought, but I expect we will see more.
There’s no cliffhanger! I promise. I cannot wait for the next book though despite no cliffy, I want to know more about these two men. They were wonderful!
“I want to make you feel safe. And I’d make sure you never forget the extraordinary man that you are.”
ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review