by Nikki Steele
Published Apr 22, 2017
Stand-Alone |265 pages | Literature – Erotic – Romance
by Nikki Steele
(adapted from goodreads)
She has a broken heart. He has a broken body. Together, they’ll find healing in each other and the Great Australian Outback.
Marlo never expected to find love in Australia—far from it, she hates the place. She’s got a crappy job, her fiancé has just left her, and all she wants now is to buy a ticket home to America.
Then she meets Jack—a handsome, rugged Australian billionaire with a wild streak; as good at handling horses as he is at tumbling in her bed. He owns a station in the middle of Australia, and when she takes up his offer of work, sparks of attraction between the two quickly blossom into romance.
But something is wrong.
Marlo is the one with the broken heart, but it’s Jack who is acting strange—like a storm cloud hangs over his head. It has something to do with the eyepatch just above those kissable lips, but he doesn’t want to talk about it. All Marlo knows is it’s an old childhood tragedy, come back to rear its ugly head.
Jack has healed her broken heart. But that might not be enough in the vast Australian Outback. Because Jack too is broken.
And it might take more than she can give to heal him.
Outback Billionaire is a standalone romance with a happy ending.
But be warned: this book is as hot as the Australian Outback! It contains smoking action between a feisty American woman and a sexy, bad boy Australian Billionaire, including sizzling scenes which are for adults only.
Read this book if you enjoy intelligent romance, hot love scenes, and bad boy billionaires with sexy Australian accents!
“A romantic, almost poetic, novel to consume you entirely!”
It amazes me how unexpectedly the love can blooms and, ultimately, it can never be controlled or taken apart by the decisions the others might took. It’s how this beautiful world was created after all!
I was provided with an ARC advanced copy by the author for exchange of my honest review. Thank you so much for giving me the chance Nikki!
I must confess that I haven’t used to read this particular writing style in the books I read. On a first sight, Outback Billionaire, seemed almost poetic with all these notably characteristic words which used to describe every detail or every emotion. It’s a narration I wasn’t accustomed before. However, this unexpected change of rote unrolled the same feelings on me like any other love story I had the pleasure to read so far, making me immensely happy for the chance to read this story.
“There is so much beauty in the Outback – in the twist and curls of the trees that grown in the scorched red earth or the line of the fence that never end. Everything is bigger, more beautiful, more important” – Jack
The story is taking place in the Outback of Australia, the vast, remote interior of Australian countryside, which isn’t welcomed to everyone who wasn’t used to its difficult conditions. We all know the endless expanse of land and the many cattle or sheep or goat stations, which are located inside it, claiming millions of acres inland, keeping safe their animals into their property.
“It was easier to be agree than scared, when life was out of control” – Jack
Jack is one of these station owners. His life is where the Outback life exists, having not one single need to live the urban luxury, billions of people enjoy to have. However, he had an obligation to visit the city of Sydney, every four or six months for a health check. On one of these visits there, he went to an Outback show to spent his free time there and also, to observe how the owner of the show treats his animals. He met there an American woman, Marlo, and after a not so pleasant moment between her and her boss, he gave her a job at his station. Despite his well manners, Jack wasn’t always an easygoing man to interact with. He was quick-tempered, edgy and curt, defects that made his life, and all the other people around him, much more difficult than already was. Nevertheless, Marlo’s contrasting character and attitude, snapped a thick wall in him and for the first time, in his life, he felt that his future might not be dark anymore.
“You put me under this spell where I forget anything else exist.” – Jack
Marlo, never expected to spent her days in Sydney working as the Queen of the Outback show. Her dream to be a famous actress of Hollywood was a long fantasy now that she was deep in dust and horse smell. However, her fiancée, and manager of hers, was certain that his idea to do her debut role out there was brilliant. Well, he was a jerk!!! For all that, and after an unexpected, terrible situation, Marlo was in the middle of a serious decision; to work or not for this unknown man who proposed her a job in the real Outback. Her decision was crystal clear on a heartbeat and the journey of hers, after that decision, was nothing she ever imagined. It was an adventure of a lifetime!
“He was her cowboy – her outback Australian jackaroo…” – Marlo
The interest Jack shown for Marlo, and vice versa, wasn’t physical at first. It was the contrast Marlo had from all the other womens outhere, a mix of elegant posture, feminine attitude and thick American accent that caused Jack’s attention on her. It was his diversity from everyone else Marlo ever met that caused her to feel attracted on Jack. Their connection happened after they realized that both had the same love for the land and animals. It was a matter of time, this love to bring them closer in an more intimate level, which both craved but still afraid to ask for. I was delightful to observe them shown their affection to each other, as only them knew how. Two different, broken souls having the same feelings and needs, proving with acts how much they care, how deeply they love. I was rooting for this couple! Until, the inevitable happened and their personal paradise was dissolved.
I honestly enjoyed and liked the unknown, until now, writing style of this book. The author was well versed in every part, every detail about the Outback of Australia, providing with great intelligence the beauty of this unknown world many of us won’t have the luck to know by experience. Her love for the land was palpable through her words, helping me easily imagine how it looks without Google it. It felt surreal actually! Her talent didn’t stay there, however. The way she narrated the blooming of Marlo’s and Jack’s relationship was what I liked most, even if she used the third person narration. Not too sweet, not too hedonistic, it had the perfect amount of vehement passion and vulnerability. I loved Marlo’s character and understood her completely when she was in a quandary. I even loved Jack despites his rough character; he was a gentleman to Marlo and that was what counted in the end. I loved the story, it consumed me entirely, especially closed to the end, which didn’t take long to come because the book was truly a page-turning story, making the time passes pleasantly and cozy. Just like I want a book to be!!! Hope I intrigued your imagination and made you grab the book yourselves and find out what’s happening.
Until next time, enjoy your free time reading great books with unforgettable stories.
Book rates: 5 stars
- Plot: 5 stars
- Characters: 5 stars
- Writing: 5 stars
- Pacing: 5 stars
- Cover: 5 stars
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