A misunderstanding behind them, Kelsey and Tyler move from flirting to dating. And as Kelsey quickly discovers, dating billionaire Tyler Olsen is practically a full time job.
When they return to her hometown for the holidays, Kelsey finds resistance from a surprising party. But now that Tyler has committed to her, he has no plans to give her up. For anyone.
A date w/ billionaire club. Apple Books
Still like the characters but I have to close it down because it’s moving along too slowly. I will read one more and if it doesn’t pick up, that’s it for me. Somewhat of a rip off in getting to the point.
This is where the series lost me - celibacy?
Two law students have been involved romantically for several months. They vacation and spend family holidays together. Suddenly, somehow, they’re in some sort of unspoken chaste relationship that doesn’t move beyond kissing. It doesn’t make any sense, and certainly wasn’t set up in the earlier novels. In fact, in the first novel, she stops a different guy when he’s trying to reach under her bra, but the reason she gives is that he clearly expects sex and she’s not ready to sleep with him -yet-.
They played “truth or dare” before they were dating and kissed passionately; she kisses other guys on casual first dates. So it’s not like she’s clearly drawing boundaries like “physical intimacy is a big deal for me,” much less “nothing under the clothes for me indefinitely.” If kissing is no big deal, why would anyone expect the next logical step is a big deal?
The only hint of celibacy is that her mom accuses her of trading sexual favors for jewelry, and she’s offended. But honestly, I thought that was more offense at the idea of doing it for material reasons, not because anyone expects their 24-year old daughter to be chaste several months into a relationship. <shrug>
He’s clearly had sex before, and she has set no expectations or reason or discussion of why (or even if) her limit is kissing. But he, unprompted, decides they have to leave the apartment after kissing because otherwise she “would be dessert” and she clearly agrees. So weird. A relationship between two 20-somethings in the 21st century: neither party is going to just mutually expect they are not going to second base after months of dating without a discussion, motivation, reason, etc. Especially when neither family is religious.
I was really annoyed by the $3 for a few chapters pricing model that mean that finishing this series would cost $75 or so. So I’m glad this completely incomprehensible development gives me an excuse to check out.