Book Review - Marry Your Billionaire by CJ Anaya | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Marry Your Billionaire by C.J. Anaya

Marry Your Billionaire by C.J. Anaya | Blushing Geek

Marry Your Billionaire by C.J. Anaya
Published: March 7, 2016 by C.J. Anaya Publishing LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Chicklit
Pages: 411
Source: Book Review Request
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Six years ago, Midge Knightly walked away from her trust fund, her Hollywood producer father, and the expectation that she would join the family business. Avoiding handsome playboys with hidden agendas was just an added bonus. Now one semester shy of graduation, she is shocked to discover her scholarship has lost its funding.

Her estranged father is having problems of his own. A contestant on his latest reality TV series has cancelled two months before shooting.

His solution?

Midge gets her trust fund back if she stands in as a potential marriage candidate for the dating series Marry Your Billionaire. Twenty women competing for one arrogant guy. Not Midge’s cup of tea. Agreeing to this proposition sucks her back into the world she happily broke ties from, but no trust fund equals no college degree.

Brody Prescott, CEO and owner of an online dating company, has recently been pegged as a heartless playboy-among other things-by a disgruntled female after a disappointing date.

His solution?

Become the first bachelor on Marry Your Billionaire and hope that one of the contestants holds some potential. So what is he supposed to do when the woman who intrigues him the most wants to be eliminated?


The moment I’ve read the preview of this book, I know I’m going to like it. And as you can see my stars above, I sure did.

Marry Your Billionaire is a fun romantic comedy story that is sure to entertain you. It started when Madelyn or also known as Midge, met this particular bachelor, named Brody, in her favorite restaurant who occupies her favorite seat. At that time, the latter was talking to his lawyer about some ways of fixing his and his company’s reputation after a slanderous statement of a woman whom he once dated. 

This is actually my first time to read a book from C.J. Anaya so I really don’t have any idea what to expect. But I was surprised because just as starting the story, the author didn’t bother with any nonsense and just gave us what we, hopeless romantics, wanted. And what is that? The first encounter and the introduction of both the main characters. I thought that’s the only surprise the author prepared for us, but no no no! Since the author gave us what we wanted as early as its first chapter, I already expected that their encounter isn’t going to be romantic at all, but dang! The author crossed another boundary there eh? Mostly, when I start a story, one of my main complaints was a boring introduction, but this book didn’t even have any boring scenes at all! I don’t even think the author knows the word boring eh?

It isn’t just the introduction that I’ve first noticed in this story, I also can’t hide how amazed I am of how well written this story is. I am mostly a dialogue reader, so when there’s a part that just talks about what the character is wearing or what he/she is thinking, I tend to just skip, haha. But this book didn’t let me skip even a single word! It’s just so enjoyable to read that I can’t afford to just skip.

I also just found out that this story was based on this particular TV show named, “The Bachelor”, and honestly, I didn’t have any idea that there’s such a TV show like that. I have to say that I agree on the author’s impression about the TV program. I mean, if you are really looking for your soulmate, would it be wise to join a TV program with 1 guy dating 20 girls at the same time? Nuh ah.

I am actually really thankful that I didn’t have any idea about that TV program because, well, considering the fact that I don’t agree with the concept of that TV show, I was able to enjoy this book. Well, who wouldn’t eh? I could really talk and talk for hours about how I enjoyed this story but I’m afraid one blog post wouldn’t be enough, so to save time, just read it eh? I’m sure you wouldn’t be disappointed, *wink.

And oops, how could I forget? This book isn’t just about romance, humor, but it also has some thrill and mystery added plus a little life lesson. What a book eh? I really love how the author delivers its character’s dialogue especially both Midge’s and Brody’s. And in all fairness, they’re no nonsense at all, especially about the drinking and sex arguments. I really adore the author for those things she pointed out. Cheers to that!

For its main characters, I’m going to start with Midge. Midge whose full name is Madelyn is an estranged daughter of a Hollywood producer who walked away from his father’s life including a luxurious lifestyle to pursue her dream, which is to become a writer. That alone, I can’t help but adore her character. She’s a strong woman not to mention, kind and compassionate to everyone but developed a not too trusting mentality especially to guys who are trying to get close to her because of her father’s connection in Hollywood. Brody on the other hand is a known playboy Billionaire that owned an online dating company and just recently questioned its reputation after a slanderous statement of a woman whom he once dated.

My first impression for Midge was all positive, and I really like that she’s also a no-nonsense character. I love what she believes in and love how a fighter she is even if she’s involved in a dangerous situation. Brody on the other hand, well, my impression about him is that he’s a conceited playboy. But when I’ve got to learn more about his life and his past, I can’t help but fall in love with him. (insert deafening squeal here) Overall, both of them are realistic and there’s really nothing in them that I disapprove of. I also like that the author didn’t use too many characters in this story, especially those 20 girls that were included in the Marry Your Billionaire TV show weren’t one by one named, only those 3 characters that are significant. So it’s cleared guys, this book will not overwhelm you with lots of characters. And all the names used here are so easy to memorize too, no tongue tied names used. *wink

If I love this story that much, why is it that there’s 1 missing star above eh? There are some words in this story that I need to consult with my friend, Meriam D for its meaning.  It could have been disappointing because instead of focusing on its story, you can’t because you’ve got to shift from this book and then to the dictionary. That experience could also be compared to reading two books at the time, and the result, you can’t enjoy both of them. For a non-English native, this really holds more weight on my rating. But fortunately for me, those not so friendly words didn’t bother me at all. Because this story is far too entertaining than those conflicted words, haha. Two thumbs up for the author! 

Well, as you can see, my reason we’re actually just petty, so don’t be bothered by it and read this book. *wink.

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