Series: Billionaire Bachelor #3.5
Author: Monica Murphy
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: 17 June 2014
Source: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads
It’s Gage and Marina’s wedding day, but wedded bliss seems a long way off: Ivy’s just gone into labor. Marina’s missing her matron of honor. And Bryn’s giving Matt the silent treatment.
It’s up to Archer, Gage, and Matt to make sure this day goes off without a hitch. But between brides and babies, there’s the not-so-little issue of the million-dollar bet to attend to. If only they can figure out who won … and who’s paying up. Is everyone a winner? Or will someone leave broke—and brokenhearted?
I utterly adore this series, it’s a wonderful adult fairy-tale including a glimpse of life for the wealthy complete with utter swoon-worthy romance, the sweet and the sexy blend perfectly. Monica Murphy’s delightful writing style and depth of characterization make her a go-to author for lovers of romance.
Please bear in mind that this is the conclusion to the series and therefore, the review may contain spoilers to the previous books. The synopsis itself pretty much does that if you haven’t read the series 😉
Intoxicated is told from all the main characters point of view. We catch up with them a few months after Savor. All events take place during one day, one very special day 🙂 It was truly wonderful to be able to follow the relationships beyond the end of each individual story and also how all the characters tie together as siblings and best friends.
The thing that stood out for me the most in this novella was just how much the male characters had developed via their relationships. The depth of their devotion to their partners and the appreciation they have of their lives thanks to these women was a privilege to witness. They have truly become better people as a result 🙂
While the HEA’s are more or less guaranteed following the individual stories of these characters; it was nice to see that the characters remained realistic, having to face every day trials and tribulations that occur. I especially liked how Bryn’s insecurities weren’t magically whisked away but were being dealt with in a continuous and heart-warming manner by Matt *swoon*.
Intoxicated is a bittersweet addition to the Billionaire Bachelor series, heart-warming in it’s execution yet with a hint of sadness at saying goodbye to these wonderful characters.