Romance Books

Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Goodreads Summary

mister moneybagsI 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.


4 out of 5 stars


Mister Moneybags was a quick read – I read it in less than 24 hours.

Bianca George is a reporter with the Financial Times and she’s going to interview Dexter Truitt, CEO of Montague Industries.  Dex is a very elusive CEO.  He likes his privacy.  On her way to interview Dex, they end up in the elevator together, and the elevator stops.  Bianca has some anxiety and freaks out a little – Dex calms her down.  He asks where she’s going and she tells him that she’s going to meet Mr. Moneybags – Dexter Truitt.  She doesn’t like him, despite knowing nothing about him.

Dex is intrigued by Bianca, and tells her his name is Jay Reed. They end up forming a friendship, and start seeing each other.  At the same time, Bianca starts interviewing Dex via email  Dex is intrigued by Bianca, both as himself and as Jay.

There is a lot of drama in this book – the charade of Dex pretending to be someone else, and a whole back story about Bianca’s childhood that I won’t get into, as it’s a spoiler.  This book isn’t entirely original, but I really liked Dex.  When Dex was posing as Jay, he told Bianca he liked to whittle, despite not knowing how to do it.  He ended up making a wonderful friend in Jelani, who actually was a whittler.  I loved this friendship.

Bianca and Dex’s relationship is slow to build, but it was a good read overall.  Like I said, nothing earth shattering but good characters that you root for.

Would recommend.

Happy reading.

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