Marry Your Billionaire

A Modern Cinderella

Romance - Contemporary
464 Pages
Reviewed on 02/10/2016
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One thing you need to know about C.J. Anaya is how much she loves to give away FREE BOOKS so copy and paste this link into your address bar and grab an entertaining read for FREE. Woot woot!

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C.J. Anaya is the bestselling author of The Healer Series and Marry Your Billionaire. She also enjoys assisting authors in writing, publishing, and marketing their books with her helpful non-fiction guides on amazon.

She's a huge fan of The Mindy Project, Hugh Jackman, and binge eating any and all things chocolate. Who isn't, right?

As a mother of four awesome children, C.J. is usually helping out with homework, fixing dance recital costumes, or delivering her kids to their karate classes so they can learn discipline, respect, and "...kick some serious butt, mom." She loves writing entertaining reads for everyone to enjoy, and dabbles in singing and songwriting for kicks and giggles. Making out with her deliciously handsome Latin Lover-her hubby-is by far her most favorite extracurricular activity.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Marta Tandori for Readers' Favorite

A deliciously delightful romp on the fun side, Marry Your Billionaire by C.J. Anaya takes its readers behind the scenes of a Hollywood reality TV show called Marry Your Billionaire – what else! – where 20 beautiful young women vie for the affections of one hunky billionaire. Actually, better make that 19 young women. Madelyn (Midge) Knightly has her own agenda for being on the show. Just one semester shy of graduating with a degree in English, her scholarship has lost its funding, forcing Midge to take her father, the legendary Hollywood producer of Marry Your Billionaire, up on his offer to reinstate her trust fund in exchange for becoming one of the contestants on the reality show for only 24 hours, after which she’ll be eliminated from the so-called competition. With absolutely no Plan B in sight and her dreams of graduating in serious jeopardy, Midge grudgingly agrees, but has an absolute panic attack when she learns that the billionaire heartthrob of the show is none other than Brody Prescott, CEO and owner of an online dating company, with whom she’s already engaged in some not-so-nice dialogue and a heated tongue-tango that’s currently going viral on YouTube. Things become even more complicated when Midge learns that one of the other contestants is the vindictive Felicia Davenport, Brody’s ex, who appears to want her man back and takes an intense disliking to Midge when Brody refuses to eliminate her. Felicia makes it known that she’ll stop at nothing to get her prize. Growing suspicious of Felicia’s motives, Midge unleashes her own secret weapon, her roommate Lisa, a gal with a weakness for men with money and a talented computer hack, ready to do her bidding.

While the hilarious premise behind Marry Your Billionaire is enough to make it worthy of a read, it’s the characters of Midge and Brody and how they play off each other that keep readers hooked. Midge grew up in the world of show business, isn’t impressed by it, and is as down to earth as they come, cheesy expressions and all. She’s smart and sassy, a lethal combination, and is fiercely independent, which she’s quick to point out to her father at every turn. However, there’s a core of vulnerability to her, thanks to her inability to believe that anyone would actually be interested in her for herself – and not because she’s the famous Corbin Knightly’s daughter. Brody, on the other hand, is dreamboat material, no two ways about it. He’s hot and he’s super rich – which is pretty much de rigueur in a romance book – but what sets Brody apart from the masses of other hunks in this genre is that he’s got heart by the bucket loads and a soft spot the size of Texas when it comes to his mother and the many charitable causes he supports. And just because he’s gorgeous doesn’t mean the man doesn’t have insecurities. His insecurities stem from the fact that, as the owner of an online dating company, he has been unable to find his own perfect soul mate. It’s these core vulnerabilities which give the two main protagonists their backbone, while their mutual attraction and constant sparring keep Marry Your Billionaire full-out engaging from first page until last.

Jennifer Earl

Marry Your Billionaire is deliciously sweet, light, and guilt free! A perfect treat to settle in and devour over a long weekend. The story is witty, fast paced, and charming. There are just enough twists and turns, with the right amount of tension and intrigue to keep you engaged and enthusiastically reading, without being so frustrating that you want to throw the book across the room while you scream in disgust at the stupidity of the characters. Not that I have ever done that… Ahem.

In a society that thrives on the train wreck that is reality TV, Marry Your Billionaire is perfectly set to cater both to the mass audience that gobbles up TV romance, and with its level headed, independent heroine, Midge, also poke a little fun at the ridiculous notion of reality dating shows. And speaking of Midge, let’s talk about how important it is to like the heroine of the story. And Midge is so much more than merely likeable, she is adorable. Sweet without being sappy, level headed and independent without being cold, a good girl without being a prude. She’s smart, and sassy, and stubborn, and all the things a heroine should be. The hero is actually a decent human being (YAY!) and not just a sexy bad boy. I mean, sexy bad boys are great and all, but I’m pretty sure in real life most women would never want to put up with sullen, withdrawn, rude, and temperamental boyfriends. But contrary to so many popular romances, Brody is just the dreamy sort of man that you would actually want to spend time with.

I would definitely recommend Marry Your Billionaire to anyone looking for a fun, easy, feel good read. It’s the kind of book that takes you on a fun, exciting, laugh out loud, smile to yourself ride. If you are looking for something clean, lighthearted, and entertaining you found it! Enjoy!


What just happened!!! I now have book withdrawal
This is such a sweet clean romance. Instead of wtf or wth you get cheese n crackers or sweet maple syrup which made me chuckle. I got totally hooked from the first chapter. It’s a great storyline with very quirky characters. Loved Midge (she my friend I can call her that) I laughed out loud in some awkward places eg on the bus, I got annoyed when everyday life took me away from the book, and went through an emotional rollercoaster reading it. I got angry, I laughed, I wanted to go into psycho mode on Felicia Davenport and her side kick and had my stomach in knots towards the end with Brody.

What more do you want from a book?

The suspense drove me crazy I could not put the book down. You have to read it to experience the roller coaster ride.

Beautifully written, very easy to follow, and very easy to create the characters in your head, as it is very descriptive. A clean fun romance, it really doesn’t deserve anything less than five stars.

Teresa LaBella

C.J. Anaya's winning character combination for a good read pairs sexy, sensitive Brody Prescott with strong, stubborn Madelyn Knightly in the glitz and glam setting of staged reality show drama.
Each are wary of the others' intent. Is the billionaire owner and CEO of an online dating service only acting interested to repair his damaged reputation and transform his playboy image? Is the daughter of reality show producer Corbin Knightly ready to open her heart and upend her "perfect" life? Or is her father's promise to re-fund the trust fund that will pay for her education and bankroll a promising writing career the real prize she'll do anything to get - including participate as a reluctant contestant on Marry Your Billionaire? Add a devious, dangerous diva determined to wed and get her hands on Brody's billions and romance fans are all-in for a page-turning treat!
I've never watched a single episode of these prying eye prime time dating games. Given the premise and circumstances, the no sex sleepover nights spent by Brody in Madelyn's bed during the competition would no doubt raise more than eyebrows and jealous outrage. But stay tuned! The misgivings twists and misunderstandings turns of this love story lead to an engaging, happily-ever-after ending.

Mrs. Tosh

There are so many things I loved about it from the eye catching front cover, to the content it was like 'The Batchelor' meets 'Miss Congeniality' without the pagent!

Madelyn's character was refreshing real, extremely intelligent, and witty. The book had me sitting with a constant smile on my face. The tricks she pulled on Brody :) loved them, especially the blue dye! I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. The humour in the book was brilliant and a great, easy read which keeps you thoroughly entertained from the outset.

It is also nice and refreshing to see that the lady managed to keep the billionaire playboy on his toes by using her brain and wit, rather than her amazing body which happens in far too may romance books out there. The love scenes were erotic and beautiful without needing to be turned into smut.

Whilst the main focus was on the romance developing between Madelyn and Brody, there were other background stories going on which kept me hooked. Filled with funny prank moments, scary ones and plenty to get your brain going, with the who done it?!

Again I loved it and will definitely be looking out for other books by the author.

Miki Hope

I was just in the mood for a light, clean book with depth and a bit of a mystery included. I am so happy I took a chance on reading this book. It was delightful--absolutely delightful!! The best I can describe it is a modern day fairy tale based around Reality TV complete with a Prince Charming, a clueless father, lots of princesses all vying to marry Prince Charming, friends who will do absolutely everything for Midge and a wicked wicked witch who will do anything to get Midge out of the running!!

Sabotage seems to be happening all the time--but who is really doing it? Will Prince Charming (Brody) find the woman of his dreams and marry her? I really want you to read this book-------so no more from me.

Clean Romance Reviews

This was a surprisingly deep and fun romance. The premise had led me to think of it as lighthearted, and while it is an entertaining story you'd expect from a Bachelor-esque style plot, there is some serious action in it. There is good build up for the well paced plot. Good side characters fill in the story well and help create a few real surprises. The main characters are consistent and sweet and have great chemistry. I loved their pull to each other, making me root for them the whole time. Overall a great story with wonderful characters. A good read for a snowed in weekend, or to take to the beach this summer.

Badass Bloggettes

I received an Arc copy for an honest review and to be completely truthful with you, there was no way I could give it rating lower than 5. This book was just lovely, it was romantic, funny and had suspense thrown into the mix. This entire book was a joy to read. What I also loved was there was no predictable sex scene that we see so often, it was purely about falling in love and all the debts, hesitations that can come along. The suspense in this book though had you guessing and I loved that about the story.

The story goes on with lots of laughter and you can actually see the chemistry between Brody and Midge unfold, but don’t relax too easily as there are underlying plots going on behind the scenes, dangerous plots, and as the weeks go on there is more and more danger happening on the locations that will keep you gripped to your kindle.

Will Midge and Brody get their happily ever after or will something happen to stop this. You have to read the book to find out.

I must admit, I laughed, I cried and I went Awwww throughout this book, I just loved it, and I know you will too. Enjoy

Romantic Cynic Blog

*ARC provided by Author*

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Star Ratings:
Heroine (Midge): 5/5
Hero (Brody): 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Grovel: a little
Cheating: they are on a dating show and H kisses other women once
HEA: yes
Triggers: none

Average score: 5/5

Best Lines: There were so many good ones in this book but I’ve listed a few of my favourites:

h’s thoughts: “She didn’t like owing anyone anything.”

h to H: “You probably handle emotional women about as diplomatically as I handle the rise in price of chocolate croissants here at Café Canapé”

h to H: “Just because my cleavage isn’t reaching my ears and my hind end isn’t exposed for all the world to see doesn’t mean I dress like a nun! It means I understand the difference between what’s classy and what’s trashy.”

Worst Line: “He crushed his lips to hers in the most wonderful melding she had ever experienced.”

Personal Review:
This was such a fun romance between a (non-playboy) billionaire and a smart (not clichéd) trust fund baby!

Random Ramblings:
=Cinderella story with a smart heroine!
=That dye scene….
=Cheese and Crackers is going to be my new substitute!

From me to Midge: Did we just become best friends? Yep.