Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Release Blitz & Book Review: The Banker by Piper Rayne

The Banker
by Piper Rayne
Series: Modern Love #3
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 5th, 2017


Who knew my brother’s friend could be Mr. Right, and not just Mr. Right Now?

My brother refused to introduce me, so I blame him. If he’d just caved, and introduced me to Jasper, I wouldn’t be in this mess. I mean, really, what’s the big deal? I’m not interested in the guy’s looks.

Oh no, I want his cold hard cash. (Be honest, you were expecting that other four letter ‘c’ word weren’t you?)

Now, before you go getting all judgy, I’m not a gold digger. I have a legitimate business opportunity for Jasper to invest in. The problem is that my stick-up-his-ass brother is embarrassed that his twin sister invents kick ass sex toys. His problem, not mine.

So, I took matters into my own hands. Defeat isn’t a word in Lennon Hart’s dictionary.

Using my stealthy P.I. moves, I narrowed my search to a time and place where I knew I could find him. It was completely innocent. A chance meeting that would give me the opportunity to pitch my business.

It wasn’t until I sat down across from the gorgeous panty soaking man in front of me, that I realized I wanted so much more than just his money. I could very well want his heart if I wasn’t careful.

Apparently my P.I. skills aren’t as stellar as I thought because Jasper had his own secret—and it changed EVERYTHING.

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The Bartender
by Piper Rayne
Series: Modern Love #1
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The Boxer
by Piper Rayne
Series: Modern Love #2
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About the authors:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two established authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?

We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.

What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.


My review:

I love the Modern Love Series because it has something for everyone. The Bartender, The Boxer and The Banker are quite different from each other and as you notice on the reviews to those books, readers love some more than others and vice versa. I personally liked the Bartender but loved the Boxer most and the Banker is somewhere in the middle between those two. Though they are all great stories!

The Banker started out really good. It was funny and so typically crazy and sneaky Lennon. I snickered and swooned at the early stages of Lennon and Jasper. The sparks flew and the characters couldn't deny the crackling chemistry between them which made Lennon's situation a lot harder. I'm glad though, how everything worked out for her and how she handled the situations in which she got thrown into.

Anyway, the story started to run off a bit at some point and although there were some surprises and challenges for the characters until the ending I missed the sparks and crazyness from Lennon and Jasper. Their easygoing and flirty selves were hardly noticeable anymore and although the story was still really good I missed the typical characteristics from both h and H.

The Story:
Lennon is still looking for someone to invest in her sex toy business but so far, she had no luck in that regard.
Her brother's friend could help her out as he is known for his successful investments but there's one tiny problem - her brother doesn't want to give her this guy's contact information.
So Lennon does what she does best and sneaks her way around and gets her chance at being in the close proximity of said guy.

What she doesn't expect is the way he makes her feel around him and to lose all thoughts of business. She's feeling off her game and can't believe that this guy she wants to invest in her business seems to be more interested in her crazy self than anything else. No one made her feel so special before and Lennon must come to terms with the fact that this guy changes everything for her.

You know, I liked Lennon's character with her easygoing and don't-give-a-shit attitude a lot in the previous books and also in the beginning of this one. She was a strong and independent character that fought for what she wanted. She didn't back down from a challenge and most of all she didn't change for anyone and stayed true to herself. So, color me surprised when the second half of the book changed in a direction where Lennon seemed so different. She wasn't the easygoing person anymore although she still didn't give up no matter what people said about her. I understood her difficult situation but I still missed her carefree side also relating to Jasper.

She sure had the most challenging story in this series.

I loved Jasper at first because he seemed special and perfect for Lennon though he too changed throughout the book to someone quite ordinary but still likeable.

What I loved most in this book was the thing with the names at Starbucks. This was such a lovely idea and gave the best example on how perfect Jasper fit to Lennon.

One thing I was most surprised about was how I thought that Lennon felt misunderstood from her best friends. I always thought that the girls were some of the very few that loved and understood Lennon's crazy personality but in this book, it felt like the opposite at some point. Maybe I got the wrong impression but I felt sad for Lennon anyway.

Since Lennon's family played a somewhat big part in this story I wished that there was more of a closure between all of them because Lennon has always been the odd one out and I felt so sorry for her that lots of people didn't take her seriously.

As much as I've loved this series and its characters I feel giddy for new personalities and adventures of these authors. Bring it on! =)

-- I received an ARC of this book from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. --

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
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