Thursday, May 9, 2019

Million Dollar Devil by Katy Evans........ Review by Dawn

Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from the wreckage of a bar brawl.
James Rowan earns a modest income as a YouTube daredevil, but he can’t refuse Lizzy’s million dollar deal. As she polishes his rough edges, creating a sophisticated gentleman fit for the highest circles of society, not only does she bring out the perfect man—it’s like she’s making the man of her dreams. How can she resist?
Though Lizzy loves seeing James in his clothes—and out of them—he isn’t the kind of man you bring home to Daddy. Her father’s disapproval and the pressure of the campaign have her eyeing the straight and narrow, but Lizzy’s finding it awfully hard to resist the devil on her shoulder…

Dawn's Review

I really wanted to absolutely love this book in all aspects and for the most part I did. I have loved reading Katy Evans for years and am always impressed. This one just fell a little flat for me in some areas. 

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Banks, is very likable and I really liked her "Lady Boss wannabee" attitude. She had a problem, she handled it. Her father's company is a multi-million business and she wants to run it one day. One problem, she is not a he and her father sort of treats her like a second class citizen. I really did not like the Father and daughter relationship. I wanted some resolve and I felt it was just brushed over. Lizzy needed to lose her cool and just totally set dear old dad straight. She worked her rear off and he was super condescending to her. But she persevered and made the deal of her life time and bet her career on James "Jimmy" Rowan.  
I also really like Jimmy, he is everything that Lizzy, is against. Crass, loud, a fighter, a drinker and sexy as sin.  She needs him to be the face for the next big campaign of the new Banks Suits line.  He is not perfect but she thinks she can offer him enough money to make him perfect. If only she can keep her hands off him and his hands off her. 
Their chemistry is off the charts and the back and forth pull to each other makes excellent reading. I really loved their story. Charlie, added some drama and he was a refreshing character. 
I just didn't love the underlying issue of Jimmy's YouTube channel. I just felt it was a little "soft" on being that important and career ending for Lizzy.  I just didn't feel vested in the "big drama" of this issue. I was also a little put off by her father again. Telling James he was not good enough for his daughter, when he treated her so much better than her own father. 
In the end I feel like they got their HEA and that was the direction the author wanted to take it , so it worked.  

4 Clocks for
Million Dollar Devil
Katy Evans

Honest Review based on book provided by NetGalley

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