Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Review: Wild Card | BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS Series by Lila Monroe

‘The Wedding Date’ gets a sexy twist in the new hilarious rom-com from Lila Monroe!
Is there anything worse than playing maid-of-honor to your bitchy college nemesis? Try it when she’s marrying your DAD! Olivia Chambers doesn’t know what she’s done to deserve this karmic retribution, but she needs a date to the wedding from hell – and fast. She’s used to matchmaking billionaires, but now she needs a Prince Charming of her own. Someone handsome and famous enough to make bridezilla and her minions drool with envy…

Someone like hottie ex-NFL star Ryan Callahan.

Ryan is looking for love. Well, the fake kind. He needs the perfect woman on his arm to woo investors for his superstar new business venture, but nobody is scoring that touchdown… until elegant, sophisticated Olivia comes to him with a proposition. She’ll play his perfect date – if he’ll play hers.

The deal is simple! Or is it? Take one week in the Florida Keys, a dose of sizzling sexual tension, a madcap wedding, and some seriously humid frizzy hair, and Ryan and Olivia have the recipe for disaster… or maybe the time of their lives.

But can Olivia let down her guard long enough to let Ryan sweep her off her feet? And will Ryan take his eyes off the (business) prize long enough to see what’s right in front of him?

Find out in the hot, delicious new novel from Lila Monroe!

1 Very Irresistible Playboy
2 Hot Daddy
3 Wild Card (June 2018)
4 Man Candy (Aug 2018)


4 Stars

Romance | Contemporary | New Adult

***Received an Advanced Readers Copy through a blog tour hosted by InkSlingerPR in exchange for an honest review***

Have I mentioned I love these types of tropes? Yeah I have splurged, I am hoarding, and I am stalking any author with the romance trope of a ‘lets pretend‘ relationship. I do believe I have read about 4 of these types of books just in the month of June – so yeah obsession is strong with this one. 

Wild Card is filled with so many things that I enjoy most about these types of tropes. It was entertaining, the characters are both charismatic with sweet swoonage and the drama is nothing short of hilarious – not a second of boredom. 

Speaking of the characters, their dynamics were perfection. Olivia is definitely an interesting character in a lot of ways. She was very stubborn, at the beginning she really acted like she had a stick up her ass, I personally thought it was perfect personality trait. She obviously took her job in a passionate, professional manner and was proud of her life. Though she is single she has a certain level of independence that I found empowering. Ryan on the other hand was also stubborn but he was more laid back in certain attributes. Though he took his job serious, which is why he needed Olivia’s help in the first place, he still took things at the fly. I also enjoyed his vulnerability towards the end, he may be all broody and alpha – hear me roar – but had a really big softy side. Queue the ‘awes‘…

Olivia and Ryan’s chemistry really clashed. At the beginning they tolerated one another for the sake of the deal, but as the storyline developed their agreement turned more buddy system. Though the sexual attraction was present from the beginning to a certain degree, they kept this distance and it allowed a sort of trust, friendship to build first. Ryan was Olivia’s team, and she was his wingman – it was great.

And that chemistry! Whew. It was feisty, it was freeing and above all it was entertaining. I think because they had such a believable build with their initial friendship, the sexual chemistry was more believable when they crossed that line. It was hot, it was passionate and it was definitely delicious – I am pretty sure my panties melted off. Ryan can be my fake boyfriend any day of the week. I’ll even take Olivia to really spice it up.

Even with the drama I could not stop laughing or cringing – not cringing in a bad way. The bridezilla made me think of the show instantly and I could not stop chuckling; my stomach was killing me. This definitely aided so much to the drama factor which a lot of the secondary characters did this. It was great. Everything from the serial groom (aka Dad), the Bride Tribe Shenanigans, and the interesting jack-hole Tristian. 

I honestly cannot gush enough about this book. I truly enjoyed Wild Card more than I thought, I have never read anything by Lila Monroe but I can honestly say as of this point I will be adding her more to my TBR! Olivia and Ryan’s romance was absolutely entertaining. When I wasn’t laughing I was swooning hardcore. Lila is a keeper!


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About the Author

Combining her passions for books, sex, and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote her first romantic comedy, The Billionaire Bargain, in 2015 and hasn’t stopped since. She loves writing about smart alpha men, and the strong and sassy women who try to tame them.

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