The Rich Boy
by Kylie Scott
Release Date: March 9, 2020
Publisher: independently published
Number of Pages: 354
Source: Amazon purchase
Contemporary Romance M/F
Read 3/27/20 to 3/29/20
I’m the type of girl who’s given up on fairy tales. So when Beck – the hot new busboy at work – starts flirting with me, I know better than to get my hopes up. Happily ever afters aren’t for the average. I learned that the hard way.
But how can I be expected to resist a man who can quote Austen, loves making me laugh, and seems to be everything hot and good in this world?
Only there’s so much more to him than that.
Billionaire playboy? Check.
Troubled soul? Check.
The owner of my heart, the man I’ve moved halfway across the country to be with, who’s laying the world at my feet in order to convince me to never leave? Check. Check. Check.
But nobody does complicated like the one percent.
This is not your everyday rags-to-riches, knight-in-shining armor whisking the poor girl off her feet kind of story. No, this is much messier. (goodreads)
Somehow, the heroine, Alice, is a very strong and independent woman while also being a push-over. While she refuses to take jobs that would turn into careers where she’d be unhappy, she’s stuck in a rut at her waitressing job at a bar. While she has resolve, she lacks a bit of motivation.
Beck seems like a dream guy, but he has his secrets. Once that secrets come out, so does the full picture of Beck. Not that he’s a bad guy, he’s not. But he’s used to being in charge and people “yes sir”-ing him. In all fairness, when he reverts to this behavior and it’s pointed out he does adjust his attitude and try to correct the issue. It just happens a bit too much. It’s his nature.
While Alice and Beck are amazing when it’s just the two of them together, when you throw in his family and others that surround Beck on a daily basis, things get knocked askew. That’s when Alice’s stiff backbone come in handy. But even the strongest women can only take so much when the man she loves keeps secrets (to protect her) and half of his family is trying to run her out of town.
I enjoyed Beck’s siblings. They surprised me over and over, in good ways and in bad. I loved them and hated them in equal measure, until the end when I loved them all. And while the relationship between Alice and Beck had its ups and downs, I was rooting for the couple. I was hoping for more chemistry. It was there, especially in the beginning, but I wanted more by the middle of the story. I also really adore the way they meet and that first short bit of getting to know each other.
As usual, Kylie Scott kept me turning pages and entertained throughout.