🎧 Berls Reviews Charming Billionaire by Max Monroe

Posted January 19, 2022 by Berls in Review / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

🎧 Berls Reviews Charming Billionaire by Max MonroeCharming Billionaire: The Thatcher Kelly Collection by Max Monroe
Narrator: Joe Arden, Elizabeth Hart, Maxine Mitchell, Jeremy York
Published by Tantor Audio on August 10, 2021
Genres: Humor, Romance, Contemporary
Length: 20 hours 19 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher

Players gonna play,but can a wild, untamable, alpha-billionaire playerfall in love?
Meet the most irresistible billionaire of all-time in one sexy, steamy, downright hilarious, and binge-worthy romantic comedy collection (all for the price of one novella, too!).
This collection includes the following three books:
*Banking the Billionaire*Banking Her
*And a BRAND-NEW novella, Crazy Fluffing Love
Banking the Billionaire

This is actually 3 books in 1 so for the entire collection I give it 4 stars. I’ll break down my ratings by book below but overall I really enjoyed this collection.

🎧 Berls Reviews Charming Billionaire by Max MonroeBanking the Billionaire by Max Monroe
Narrator: Elizabeth Hart, Jeremy York
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #2
Published by Tantor Audio on November 8, 2016

Uninhibited. Sarcastic. Confident. Beautiful.With a thriving photography career that allows her to travel all over the world and capture the hottest of men behind her camera lens, Cassie Phillips is the woman who can’t be tamed.
Adrenaline-junkie. Jokester. Billionaire. Hot-as-sin.At six-foot-five, with muscles for days, and that perfect playful smile, Thatcher Kelly is the kind of man you don’t want to deny.
Wild for wild.Prank for prank.The two most unlikely of people may be the only ones to see that some personality traits only run skin deep.
Uncensored. Hilarious. And too damn hot to put into words.Grab a fan and get ready for one hell of a ride because when the opposite of opposites attract, things are bound to get a little messy.

This was by far the best of the collection, probably because it’s 1- the longest and 2 – where our characters fall in love. Cassie and Thatch are fantastic characters – they both rock tough exteriors but definitely have a soft underbelly. I loved the way they started off friends who are basically one-upping each other in the ultimate prank – a fake relationship neither one will admit is fake or say the other one has taken it too far. And somewhere along the way the prank turns real and they both find themselves wondering if the other person feels the same way. It’s an interesting twist on the fake relationship trope, which is one of my favorites. I loved laughing with them and rooting for them.

This book was narrated by the duo of Elizabeth Hart and Jeremy York. Elizabeth Hart I’ve listened to a few times previously and really liked – Jeremy York was new to me. They complimented each other well and I really enjoyed listening at 2x speed, no problem.

4.5 stars I loved it

🎧 Berls Reviews Charming Billionaire by Max MonroeBanking Her by Max Monroe
Narrator: Joe Arden, Elizabeth Hart, Maxine Mitchell, Jeremy York
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #2.5
Published by Tantor Audio on March 7, 2017

When one rulebook closes...
Thatch and Cassie have finally found their perfect balance of good and sweet, crazy and playful, and, most importantly, hot and insatiable. But what happens when they're faced with a surprise neither of them plotted or schemed for? While Cassie seems to be taking everything in stride, Thatch can't stop himself from worrying about every little thing revolving around the woman he loves. Doing the only thing he can to ease his mind without pushing her away, Thatch proves that once again, when it comes to him and Cass, you'll never see what's coming.
Another playbook begins...
Wes Lancaster has always followed one guideline for play. He never gets involved with anyone working for his professional football team, the New York Mavericks. It hasn't been a hard rule to live by - until Winnie Winslow, the new take-no-shit team physician. She's beautiful, intelligent - and has no problem taking control of every situation. She pisses him off. She turns him on. As tension builds and desire heightens, Wes finds himself wondering how much longer he'll be able to follow his game plan.
Contains mature themes.

I both loved this book and found it frustrating. It was like a really long epilogue – and hey, those can be my favorite part of a book, since it’s where you see the HEA right? – except we also were getting set up for the next book (maybe?) with glimpses into another couple (Wes & Winnie). That was the frustrating part – I wanted focus to shift to them entirely. They have fantastic chemistry potential and I wanted to see it to fruition. But, excepting that frustration, I really enjoyed seeing this next phase of Thatcher and Cassie’s relationship. I will say, the level of sex in this book really increased and started overshadowing some of the humor, which I didn’t love either.

This book (novella) had 4 narrators – a fact I didn’t realize until I sat down to write the review. So I guess they blended together really well right? I do remember thinking that I heard a different narrator at some point, but it was just enough to provide variety and not enough to take me out of the book completely. The narrators were Joe Arden, Elizabeth Hart, Maxine Mitchell, and Jeremy York. I’m going to assume that Elizabeth Hart and Jeremy York were Cassie and Thatcher, since they were the narrators for their solo book and that Maxine Mitchell and Joe Arden stepped in to give voice to Winne and Wes’s POVs. Which just reinforces my feeling that they were strong parts of this book and I need more!

4 stars Pretty Great

Crazy Fluffing Love by Max Monroe
Narrator: Elizabeth Hart, Jeremy York
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #2.6

MISSING PERSONName: Thatcher KellyAge: Mid-thirtiesHeight: 6 foot 5 inchesWeight: A very sexy, lean, and muscular 250 poundsLast seen: Panama City Beach, FloridaImportant Note: This guy is a real good-looking motherfluffer.
Look, I know this might seem a little over the top to already prepare for my face to be plastered all over Missing Persons flyers, but trust me, it’s not.
My pregnant wife Cassie—whose hormones are swinging like a fluffing pendulum—has decided that we need a honeymoon.
Right the F now.
She wants us to go on a celebratory “spring break,” we-just-got-married vacation to none other than Panama City Beach, Florida. But the only problem is, it’s not spring.
It’s not even summer.
It’s October, my crazy-hot wife is pregnant, and things are starting to get really fluffing weird.
If you’re reading this, send help and plan a really nice memorial for my very super, beloved, *ahem* male member, who, for the sake of public decency, shall remain nameless. I’m not entirely sure he’s going to make it out alive.

So on one hand, this was hilarious. I don’t want to be spoilery, but it also says it in the book description so – Cassie is pregnant and she’s lost her flipping mind. And that part really is hilarious. But remember how the last book was like a long epilogue? Well this is like epilogue number two and since I was all primed for Wes and Winnie, that’s what I wanted… and not what I got. To be fair, it’s hard not to fall for Thatcher all over again with how amazing he is to his pregnant wife and dealing with her lunacy. It was good and I probably would have liked it even more if I wasn’t wanting Wes and Winne!

Crazy Fluffing love goes back to our narrator duo of Elizabeth Hart and Jeremy York and they continued to deliver a stellar performance.

3.5 stars pretty good


Overall these books were exactly what I was hoping for from Max Monroe. Funny, sexy as all hell (sometimes a bit too much, though) and also very sweet (while being crass… how they pulled that off I really don’t know). One note – it wasn’t until writing this review that I discovered this was books 2, 2.5 and 2.6(? – that last one was only released here so IDK exactly) of the series. I had a sense that I was missing Georgia and Kinkaid’s story and really wanted to know it, but it didn’t mess up my enjoyment of this book at all. I do think it’s probably a BIT better in the correct order though.

4 stars Pretty Great

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