Damn that book was way better than I was expecting! Tapping the Billionaire was one of those 3AM purchases where any book sounds like it will be great. Also the mystery of the authors made me want to read it even more. Alas I bought the book, started reading it and it didn’t blow me away. So I put it aside (by that I mean I closed the Kindle app) and didn’t really think about it for a while. But then for some reason I decided to pick it up again and I just could not stop! Tapping the Billionaire is basically a modern-day (much more mature) version of You’ve Got Mail. And if you know me at all you will know that this is my favourite movie ever, so the fact that there were constant references to it (AND TOM HANKS!!) just made me love it all the more. Obviously there were changes from the storyline of You’ve Got Mail as Georgia and Kline definitely didn’t have that business rivalry going on, but the whole foundation of the story pretty much stayed the same and I loveeeed it! Except that cover.
I will admit that the first 20% or so didn’t really do much for me. We get introduced to the characters and I just didn’t like how vulgar it was. I felt like it was way over the top and was just a way to be “funny” and I really didn’t think it was. But then the story changed a bit, we get to see a different side of the characters and their relationship actually begins to develop. So apart from all of the crude remarks that were slightly cringe-worthy at times I did like the characters. There were even parts that made me laugh-out-loud which is always a good thing!
The story is told in dual perspective (which if done well, I love!) and I found that at the beginning I would often get confused about who I was reading and it wouldn’t be until a name would be mentioned that I would realise who it was. But this didn’t happen all the way through the book so either they got better as the book went on, or I just started paying more attention.
I thought the writing was good. I don’t really know what would classify as bad writing, but this wasn’t it so yay for that. I am so intrigued about who the authors are though. Part of me feels like the writing is familiar in a way so if you’ve got any ideas let me know!
Overall, I really liked this book. It was definitely one of the more sexier books I’ve read that’s for sure! These authors definitely didn’t hold back! If you like new adult, I would recommend this for sure. It was entertaining and the story line was great. I loved all of the pop culture references made (particularly those to You’ve Got Mail). It seriously made me so happy seeing You’ve Got Mail references in the book. I don’t think you understand. (Spoilers for You've Got Mail here Nicky so if you read this next part you cannot say that I spoiled you because I have totes warned you even though they aren't really spoilers because I think it's obvious but it might be so there are spoilers ahead just saying.) You know at the end of You’ve Got Mail where Meg Ryan finds out that her pen pal was Tom Hanks all along and then she’s like “I wanted it to be you” and then she starts crying and Tom is all like “Don’t cry shop girl” THAT HAPPENED IN THE BOOK AND I CAN’T EVEN EXPLAIN MY JOY OMG.
Would I recommend? Fo Shizzzle
If you liked: You’ve Got Mail and Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
Overall rating: 4.25/5 (very specific I know, don’t make me explain it because I can’t)
Publisher: Max Monroe LLC
Published: April 2016
Format: eBook, 368 pages
Genre: NA Romance
Acquired from: Amazon Kindle
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