The Reluctant Billionaire: A Clean Secret Billionaire Romance by Krista Wagner

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2 min readJun 3, 2020


“Money can buy him (almost) everything, but will having too much make him miss his chance on true love?”

When Shawn inherits his dad’s estate, he is thrust into the spotlight as the ‘Most Desirable Man Alive’. Struggling to navigate the constant presence of bodyguards and a sudden deluge of eligible bachelorettes, he is convinced that getting back to his private life is the answer, until he meets Shelly. She seems to genuinely like him, but his heart has been broken once before. Can he risk opening himself up again?

Shelly is surprised to find herself attracted to Shawn. He’s humble, kind, and generous, everything her ex-husband wasn’t. But it’s impossible to ignore all of the women who are vying for his attention, triggering her painful past. Will she be able to give love a second chance?

Karen Meyer’s Review: 4.5-Stars

This was a fun book to read, and the author did a very good job of making each character their own person. I liked all of their personalities and the way all of them enjoyed Zuzu, the retriever puppy.

The plot flowed very well and was very easy to follow. She builds it up at just the right time, bringing in the paparazzi and Bridget as the antagonist. Great job. It could have been a little longer and gone into a little more detail so for that reason I am deducting ½ a point, giving it 4.5 stars.

Sherry Terry’s Review: 3.9-Stars

I love the cover. I think it fits a contemporary billionaire romance perfectly.

I enjoyed reading about a male science fiction author trying to write out of his comfort zone with a romance book. I feel Krista Wagner did a a wonderful job showing the character’s concern over tackling a romance story and how the main male character, Shawn struggled to write it. As an author, I empathized with him.

I’m a veteran, and it was nice to read about the charity of pairing dogs with disable vets. I like how that was all set up and how it played out.

There were some things that an editor should have caught. Typos and at least one confusing jump in time. The scene starts out with the early morning sun shining in the east windows to within a few sentences of the same scene it was dark outside. Is it day or night? I also feel a lot of the sentences could be stronger with fewer week word choices.

Overall, I did enjoy the Reluctant Billionaire. This is a sweet romance with a lovely couple I cared about.

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