Review: The Billionaire's Ex-Wife (Jameson Brothers, #1) by Leslie North

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The Billionaire's Ex-Wife by Leslie North | Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2.5)

 As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.

This just wasn't my cup of tea and felt all-too-familiar for me to get truly invested in things. Leslie North crafts a delicious tone as per usual but The Billionaire's Ex-Wife just wasn't for me and my preference in the moment. I'm not typically big on the second-chance-romances these days (then again, I seem to not be 100% keen on romance in general for whatever reason) so this should come as no shock to anyone that my feelings were lackluster at best.

Leslie North proves to be a strong writer with a knack for creating characters and backstories to connection and I am unable to stress that enough. I think that part of my feelings towards the book come from two mundane things that lead to massive flaws: the length of the book felt too short and the plot felt too common. This is important for me to point out. While the story wasn't awful in the least, it did mark down my rating quite a bit.

 While I didn't necessarily find myself connected to the love story at hand, on an emotional level, I did enjoy the characters on their own and for me that is what made me continue on with The Billionare's Ex-Wife in spite of my reservations about the story as a whole. North truly brought a spark to the characters in terms of development--even if the rest of it didn't quite ignite a full blown attachment for me.

But that is what we all love about Leslie North--her writing. Although there were flaws to the story and it isn't something I'd read again, her writing remains just as juicy as usual. It just wasn't enough for my taste.

There's no doubt, however, that the book is a fast and entertaining read. One of the many things that fans of North will attest to is her delicious pacing and prose; catering to the romantic at heart all the while maintaining a certain level of chemistry to the characters. Sam and Trinity have a past that ties them together and serves as a stepping-stone to what will become of them in the future.

Many moments I found myself feeling more than a little flustered.

Ultimately, fans of Leslie North will flock to this release and find themselves anticipating the next installment to the series. The Billionaire's Ex-Wife wasn't for me, but anyone looking for a steamy second-chance love story will eat this up!

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