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.
In this middling initial entry in Fox's (Burned Hearts) Lover's Triangle series, an ambitious heiress attempts to broker a land deal with a rival family, only to run into complications of the heart. As soon as Jewel Catalano runs into former flame Rogen Angelini, whose father is balking at selling her the acreage she desires, sparks once again fly, and they wind up in bed. But when Rogen's best friend, Vin D'Angelo, the other love of Jewel's life, also turns up ready to seduce her, she sees only one fitting solution to her dilemma: have both men at once. The trio are spectacular at satisfying one another, but they have a host of emotional issues to work through, as well as their feuding families to deal with. The storyline sizzles with excitement and eroticism, but the emotional tension often feels forced, and the resolution, though satisfying, lacks punch. Despite (or perhaps because of) some extremely intimate threesome scenes, Rogen and Vin feel compelled to assert their rugged heterosexuality and alpha personalities on a regular basis. This m nage makes for a great fantasy, but lacks relatability.
4 1/2 STARS!
Steaming with erotic passion! You must be okay with menage to enjoy this book! -- I enjoyed the raw passion shared between the characters and enjoyed the family dynamic being brought into the story as well. I felt like the scenes with Bayli & Scarlet drug a bit and they almost felt like a distraction that wasn't needed. Now that I realize their stories are coming soon, I get why they were there, but I feel like they could have been incorporated a little smoother. Really enjoyed the book and will look forward to more!
Jewel Catalano, Rogan Angelini and Vin D'Angelo grew up as the best of friends in California's wine country. As they aged and grew into their own identities, Jewel and Rogan became each other's first loves, dreaming of a bright future. When a bitter family feud between their father's began over a business deal, their idyllic childhood ended. Rogan was sent away to school, forcing him and Jewel to end their relationship. Over time, Vin picked up the pieces of her broken heart and they began planning their own life together ... only to come to a screeching halt over what would later be found out to be a misunderstanding or two.
Years have passed since Jewel has seen either of them, although Rogan and Vin continued their close friendship. Now she's returning to River Cross for a business venture and crosses paths with the loves of her life once again. She can't deny her body's pull to either one of them, and upon learning they like to share their women these days, she sets out to make sure she's next on the menu! As past love flares back up and the family feud continues, will they be able to actually make a relationship work between the three of them?
BRAVO! This is my first book by Calista Fox and it was AMAZING! The story features Rogen Angelini, Jewel Catalano and Vin D'Angelo. These men were so different from each other but complimented each other in the bedroom during a ménage. I can tell you that Jewel is a VERY lucky woman. All that delicious attention poured all over her by both men *sigh*
Great story line with fantastic characters. Sizzling bedroom antics, family loyalty, a great mystery as to the 15 year feud between the Angelini and Catalano families and running through it all is a beautiful love story between three people.
This is a must read! I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS STORY FROM COVER TO COVER!