Friday, December 30, 2016

Review: The Billionaire Who Wasn't by Beth Orsoff

Genre: Romantic Suspense


An ethically-challenged sister . . .

A father who's on the lam . . .

A mother who's barely speaking to her . . .

And a federal agent who wants to bed her . . .

What's a former billionaire's daughter to do?

Nina Roth is having a horrible day. Actually, make that a horrible week. In fact, make it a horrible year. Unemployed? Check. About to be homeless? Check. Father's an international pariah and Nina's guilty by association? Check. What's a former billionaire's daughter to do? The only thing she can--swallow her fear, ignore that little voice inside her head telling her all is not as it seems, and embark on an international manhunt that will either save her life or destroy it, once and for all.”


An attorney working in the entertainment industry (aka a “Hollywood Lawyer”) by day, Beth Orsoff writes chick lit, romantic comedy, romantic suspense … pretty much anything with humor and romance both in the mix. She lives in Los Angeles where she chases her toddler around in her spare time. Or maybe that's writes in her spare time.


This was a fun read. Part of me liked to imagine the billionaire of the story was Donald Trump. He clearly wasn't, but had a few random things in common with Trump including two daughters with different mothers, the youngest named Tiffany. It was easy and more than a bit fun to imagine an FBI investigation sending him on the run, even though it never did.

Knowing this was romantic suspense meant I thought I knew how some of the story, specifically the romance part, was going to come together, even if I had a hard time seeing how that was going to happen through much of the book. I wasn't exactly wrong about that, but more wrong than right. I was even farther off in how the suspense part of the story was going to conclude. As you might gather, if you like stories to surprise you, taking twists and turns that keep you on your toes, The Billionaire Who Wasn't fits the bill.

Buy now from:  Amazon US    Amazon UK


Some adult language.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 75-80,000 words


Sandra Hutchison said...

I was reading about how successful billionaire romances are today and thinking if I ever took a stab at that I'd have to find some way to turn it on its head -- and then this book popped up. Oh well. It sounds like fun.

BooksAndPals said...

Not exactly a billionaire, but your latest does kind of tread that ground in a way. I'll let anyone who is curious what that means go read it themselves. :)

Sandra Hutchison said...

Hmmm. Yes, I can see that. Okay, another reason to add this one to my list.

Sandra Hutchison said...

So I purchased and enjoyed this one, posted a review at Amazon and didn't feel the need to disclaim because I don't know the author in the slightest, and nothing happened. Apparently it's gone into the void. I guess I'd better go look up all my Amazon reviews and start copying them, if they're still there. Grrrr. First time that's happened to me, though I've heard others speaking of it.

BooksAndPals said...

That's interesting. The important thing is you liked it though. :)

I've sometimes had it take as long as an hour-ish for a review to take at Amazon. I can't think of it ever being longer than that though.

Sandra Hutchison said...

It's there now. Either I looked in the wrong place (I thought it would be in the recent reviews, not one of the top ones), or I was expecting the usual email from Amazon -- never got one this time.

As an author, I've sometimes noticed my number of reviews change days before the actual review shows up. I find that really weird.