100 Shades of Sin…
In The Billionaires, Calista Fox delivers a sexy and sensuous friends-to-lovers tale with a delicious love triangle twist.
Jewel Catalano, Rogen Angelini, and Vin D’Angelo had been childhood best friends, spending every possible moment with one another. Rogen became her first love, the first one to show her what pleasure could be. Until a volatile feud erupted between their powerful California wine country families and she and Rogen were torn apart from each other. What she didn’t expect was to find comfort and passion like she had never known in Vin’s arms and bed. But when that too ended in disaster, Jewel moved to San Francisco to work for the Catalano empire. Years later, a series of daring acquisitions brings Jewel back to River Cross, the hometown where Rogen and Vin have recently returned as well. Jewel has the curves, the smarts, and the success to bring any man to his knees—especially the two men who remained best friends and still burn to possess her.
Mixing family business with erotic pleasure ignites a smoldering love triangle. But in order to pull off the bold deal that will build the trios’ own legacy and to stay in their heady, sensual paradise, they must discover what true love really is—or lose everything their hearts’ desire, in The Billionaires by Calista Fox.
Oh my, how can one book not only captivate your mind with a suspenseful and tightly weaved plot, while sweeping you away in some of the hottest ménage sex scenes at the same time. There is so much I want to say about this book but I must hold my excitement because the reader should really have the joy of immersing themselves in this tangled web that the author has weaved for our enjoyment themselves.
So, let me explain this triangle that will soon capture you till the very end. Jewel Catalano is the daughter to a rich couple who shares land with another family. She was in love with Rogen Angelini when she was in high school and dreamed about their future. Now she is living in New York and has a successful business, but her main goal is to get that land into her name so she can develop her dream come true. She also has a long line of mistakes that she regrets and carries with her each day.
Rogen is also from a very rich family, the very same family that owns half of the land Jewel is wanting to purchase. Rogen has his own wishes for the land but he has other visions for his life than what his father has planned. He also loved Jewel but when Rogen’s sibling died the two families began a war. The hatred between the parents separated Jewel and Rogen, sending him to a different school so he had to accept the distance that they demanded between him and Jewel.
Vin D’Angelo was not only Rogen’s best friend since school, he was also the safe place for Jewel to land while she grieved the separation between her and Rogen. A relationship developed between her and Vin and he thought they would be together, but lies and secrets tore them apart. Now as adults he lives with the bitterness towards her while he represents Rogen as his lawyer, and shares women with Rogen as his friend.
One party, one uninvited guest, one decided attitude to finally offer one of the owners of the land with something he can’t refuse, turns the tables on these three and they find themselves face to face for the first time in years. Feelings can’t be killed, greed never dies, and manipulations will always be present in business, but no one expected a spark that could send both families up in flames.
I really loved this book, even days after I finished it I was still thinking about the characters and the brilliance of how the plot twisted and turned and I was always left wanting more.