Tuesday, 11 April 2017

*** REVIEW BLITZ *** MISTER MONEYBAGS by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

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I 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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Mister Moneybags is the latest collaboration by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.  Ever since I read Cocky Bastard, I keep an eye out for the great stories that these ladies create.  I look forward to this book since its announcement, and it doesn’t disappoint at all.

Mister Moneybags is the story of Dexter Truitt, Jr. and Bianca George.  Bianca is late for an interview the mysterious Mr. Truitt.  Continuously punching the floor button, the elevator doesn’t move fast enough when it stops cold.  Bianca is trapped but not alone.  Startled by a voice behind her, she drops her phone, has a panic attack, screams, and plays with her balls (Baoding balls).  It is a funny and fascinating encounter that sets up the morphing of Dexter Truitt into Jay Reed.

There is no doubt as soon as Dex decides to get to know Bianca as a “normal” guy and not a wealthy business owner that everything was going to go wrong.  Bianca gets to know Jay in person and interviews Dex via email.  Before long Bianca finds herself falling for both men.  Of course, the ruse must end and then the romance changes.   

I love these two characters.  Bianca is a strong independent woman with trust issues.  She knows what happens when men lie, they leave their wife and children behind.  Dex knows what it is like to be the child of a man who lied, swindled his customers, and cheated on his mother.  There are issues all around. 

Mister Moneybags is told in the alternating points of view of Bianca and Dexter giving the reader insight into the thoughts and actions of each character.  The story is often light and funny with moments that are sweet and lovable, then throw in a little angst and pain for good measure to make a thoroughly enjoyable story. 

There isn’t anything I didn’t like about this book.  After the second chapter, I convinced myself that I knew what was coming—I was a little bit right but mostly wrong.  Mister Moneybags is a well-written story with two strong central characters.  I love the way Dex romances Bianca via email and the little gestures of kindness he shows not only Bianca but other people he encounters.  Dexter Truitt has a humongous heart.   

I adore how these two authors collaborate. They write with one voice that takes the reader on an exciting journey.  Their books are never boring.  There are a couple unexpected twists that put me on the edge of my seat and made me anxious in a nice way.  I highly recommend Mister Moneybags as well as the other books by these two authors.  You will not regret it. 


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Vi 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.   Website | Facebook Fan Group | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


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.   Connect with Penelope Ward Facebook Fan Group | Facebook | Website |Twitter | Instagram  

Other books from Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward:

Cocky Bastard

Stuck-Up Suit
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Playboy Pilot

Other books from Vi Keeland:

Standalone novels



The Baller

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

First Thing I See

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)


MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight

Worth the Chance

Worth Forgiving

The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You

Made for You

Other books from Penelope Ward:

Mack Daddy:


Stepbrother Dearest

Neighbor Dearest

Sins of Sevin

Jake Undone (Jake #1)

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2)