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Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on March 9, 2020
Source: Book Tour Provided
Kylie Scott brings you into a new world and makes you feel like it has been your life all along. Main characters are deeper than what everyone sees on the surface, love forms in unknown ways, and reality takes you on a drive like no other. It’s always a delight to get back into Kylie’s imagination!
The Rich Boy opens with a marriage proposal so unusual, you can’t take it seriously, but oh man it melts your panties. Alice is a young college graduate not sure what to do with her life. Waitressing at a dive bar in LA, she puts up with a lot of abuse from her boss while just trying to pay the bills and figure out what to do with her life. She considers herself a good person, who is screwed up. An Engilish Lit degree hasn’t gotten her anywhere, so when she gets a marriage proposal from the new handsome busboy, she thinks it has to be a joke and plays along in a flirty way.
Beck is very sweet and mysterious. We never get to see his side of the story as it is completely told from Alice’s prospective, but we do learn a lot. He flirts excessively with Alice, but also treats her with such care. After closing the bar up, they would take long walks, share a meal and then go their seperate ways until four nights later, a mysterious man gets out of an expensive SUV to deliver bad news to Beck and the world starts to tilt for both of them.
Beck is the son of a billionaire. Shocker. He had walked away from the family to be his own man. Coming upon Alice, he felt a connection that made him stay when he had no plans to stay. Now being called back into the fold, he wants nothing more than for Alice to join him. To be with him. Having blown through women, he doesn’t want to ruin what he has found with her, which throws Alice’s world into a mess.
I loved Alice. She isn’t the only one who gets in a rut about what to do with her life. She may be poor, lack a vision of her future, and a beautiful big woman, but she is also a representation of a lot of women even if they won’t admit it. It’s crazy to up and leave everything behind to join a man you have only known for 4 days, but that is what she does. But through it all, she retains a sense of who she is and she won’t become someone she is not.
The sizzle between these two is a harsh reality in cold showers. They have a chemisty we all want to find. Beck also charms my heart with Jane Austen quotes (Sophia Rose is giving me a side eye as she reads that one, lol), a wish to connect with Alice that he is determined not to ruin and a man who sees inside a person and not what’s on the surface.
There are some truly awful people in the world and we don’t escape them in this story, but the good outweighs the evil. You even want love to find a few more of Beck’s siblings.
The story is told completely in first person from one character’s point of view. Kylie Scott never varies from this format and I have learned to accept it even as I wish to see the other half of the love interest’s side of the story. You still get a full story, it just a habit of me wanting to hear what the other feels or thinks, but she compensates by having the conversation show the side you don’t get to see. Very sneaky.
The Rich Boy is another stand alone story that gives you a billionaire romance, but with twists that make you beg for more.
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