30 August 2014

BOOK REVIEW: The Geek Billionaire Makeover by Theresa Meyers

Title: The Geek Billionaire Makeover
Author: Theresa Meyers
Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Indulgence Imprint)
Date Published: August 18, 2014
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Caroline Parker is being blackmailed. Get into Josh Martin's company as an image consultant and take all his works or else her brother goes to jail. It's the perfect payback for Josh giving her a crappy teenage life. Josh Martin is in need of an image consultant and Caroline is the perfect candidate. He's wanted her forever, and now he knows he's going to have her. But he's got no idea she's out to play him.

The Geek Billionaire Makeover was just a confusing book. Everything was just jumbled up and all I could react was: "WAT?" YES. A 'Wat' without the 'h'. And the reason why I had given it three stars instead of a two because I kind of giggled at some parts especially the Star Wars references. But don't get me wrong, I'm not a Star Wars fan.

A geek billionaire hires his childhood best friend's older sister as his image consultant, and things go haywire after that because she's up for revenge. Revenge is such a strong word. I'd have preferred the term payback. 

Josh Martin is in need of an image consultant if he wants his new project industry, Aeon Industries, to be launched successfully. He requires a total makeover, physically and socially, and Caroline Parker is the perfect candidate for the job. He's always wanted her ever since she turned him down way back in high school, and now was the perfect chance to get her closer.

Caroline Parker hates Josh Martin with all her heart. He's the reason why her high school days had been terribly miserable and why her brother isn't the billionaire he deserved to be... or so she thinks. And now, someone's blackmailing her into getting close to Josh for confidential files, or else, her brother would be framed for murder. 

Everything just confused me about this book, especially from the beginning. The progression was just jumbled up and so scattered, I had no clue what the main point was anymore. Although the makeover part was actually kind of cute to begin with.

Caroline was just the easiest person ever. Even if she should have been a professional as an image consultant. Accepting the blackmail at the very beginning was just so low, and in fact, it wasn't even necessary because it didn't do crap for the story and just made it seem so far fetched.

And let's not forget that she wants 'revenge', with her reasons being immature as hell: Not getting to attend her Junior Prom just because she was whisked away to boarding school by her Colonel father. (Okay, so she didn't exactly say that, but her reasons where more into the likes of "taken away from her life and being held in a prison cell like boarding school", which was kinda close, right?)

And Josh, he's just the most love struck character ever. Who in the hell proposes after one night of sleeping together? (Not unless it was just so darn good, then hell, I so would gladly suggest marriage. LOL) But seriously. Who does that?

And let me not forget the part where she finally confesses to him that this was all due to blackmail, because she just said it with total ease, I didn't even feel any aches, except for my head. 

I'm even surprised I got to reach the end of this book. This was just not my cuppa except for the Star Wars references.