Book Review: MISTER MONEYBAGS by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward


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IMG_5273I met Bianca in an elevator.


She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.

The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.


She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”—her afternoon appointment.


Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type—snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn’t appreciate the simple things in life.


So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t—a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn’t want it to end.


I began dating her as “Jay”—all the while letting her interview the real me over email.


I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot.

I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.

I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.


And she was falling for two men.

Only, both men were me.

And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.


Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for what came after.


All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.


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The first half of this book is extremely entertaining. From their quirky first meeting, to Dex’s dishonesty, to his attempts at trying to ‘fix it’ all, to Bianca’s reaction when all the lies inevitably fell apart; this couple sucked me in from the start.

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I adored Dex’s POV. His confusing feelings surrounding the tricky situation he got himself into were a treat to read and the way he fell so deeply for Bianca made all my squishy bits tingle. I loved the building tension and insecurities these two explored in the first half of the book.

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The second part of the book could compete with some of the best soap operas around. It did at times feel a bit convoluted and I did have to suck it up and suspend rationality at other times but because these two had already won me over in the first half – I didn’t mind it as much as I normally would have. And, I have to admit, it was quite entertaining to get lost in the cray drama of fictional characters.

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Mister Moneybags is full of angst, humour and sweetness. A great read.

(ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review)



Author photoVi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.


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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a fifteen-time New York Times bestseller of twelve novels.

Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.


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