ARC Review: Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

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ARC Review: Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Mister Moneybags

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: April 10th 2017

Recommended Read!

“Together they have so much chemistry (whether he’s Dex or Jay) and I couldn’t get enough.”
~ Under the Covers

There’s a certain feeling you get when you start reading a Ward/Keeland book.  It happens every time.  There’s a charm that’s always present in their writing and that keeps me coming back for more.  MISTER MONEYBAGS had that charm from the very beginning.  Dex Truitt is simply adorable.  He’s a very successful man, and when he meets Bianca in the elevator going up to his office for an interview she has to conduct with him and hears how she talks about him (of course without her knowing who he really is) he makes a split second decision.   To pretend to be someone else and get close to her.  He wasn’t planning on that attraction digging deeper into him and then finding himself with a bit of a mess and a lie in his hands.

Yes, he lies and I still found him so endearing and cute!  The first half of this book had me rolling and laughing and just wanting to clutch Dex to my chest and never let him go.  And then the plot thickens (or turns?) and we get into some more serious business.  I was along for the ride for most of this as well, except for that last twist that I felt was a bit over the top, unnecessary and a tad unbelievable.  Just added extra drama to cap off an otherwise super cute read.  I won’t lie, it did taint a bit my overall enjoyment of this book.

But as it’s the norm with this duo, the characters grab you and take you along the ride with them.  You can’t help but enjoy it because you love them so much.  And I’m happy to say it’s not all about Dex.  I also quite enjoyed Bianca’s character.  Together they have so much chemistry (whether he’s Dex or Jay) and I couldn’t get enough.

So while I didn’t end up totally loving this book, I seriously liked it.  That thing that I can’t put my finger on that makes this duo magic is still very much there.  Their ability to turn an over-used romance trope and make it seem fresh is still there.  And I’m certainly waiting for what they come up with next.




About Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York TimesUSA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over 1.5 million books sold, she is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.

About Vi Keeland

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in two dozen languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.


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Thanks for your review. I’m still not sure about this yet. I’ll have to look into it some more.


Thanks for the review Francesca I’m hoping to read this soon

Monique D

Great review! I guess I really have to read it now because of the over the top twist! Thanks

Under the Covers Book Blog

It got to my eeek factor LOL

Amy R

Thanks for the review, this is on my wishlist.

Lover Of Romance

oh this book sounds fantastic, I definitely need to pick this one up soon since I keep hearing some fabulous things. I do love those “charm” feel books so I know I need this book in my life.