The Billionaire Banker by Georgia Le Carre

The Billionaire Banker (Book 1)

Reviewed by Desere 

We all need money, be it for pleasure or survival it is always needed no matter what. But the ways used to get it is not always of the straight and narrow kind. Some steal it, others kill for it, and others will even sell themselves.

In the case of the heroine Lana in this new read from author Georgia Le Carre she is there to sell herself to earn the money she so desperately needs, but will she be able to walk the line to earn victory or simply admit defeat ?

Because this read is part of a series am only going to give a short opinion as I really do not want to spoil this read for anyone.

The main characters were all very well written and each one gave their own unique bang to the read. From Lana the strong and willing to do the unthinkable to the totally deliciously captivating and very mysterious Blake.

The read offered up some truly fascinating secondary characters , which was really fantastic as too many times I have read a excellent book with good main characters and the secondary characters are too faded and it feels like they are out of touch with the rest of the cast, not the case in this read it felt as it the author really let all the characters each have a brilliant part in shaping this read.

The backdrop settings were vivid and intriguing and kept perfectly in tune with the story going on. The dialogue was emotional and awesome sexy overload, loved it!

I am taking away a message of not all is what it seems and sometimes what needs to be done must simply be done, no questions asked, just suck it up and get it over with, you might find a surprise waiting on the other side.

I look forward to the next part of this series. I recommend this book for any romance fan looking for a sensually, sexy hot read filled with a endless world of wondrous what next moments! The author kept me on the edge of my seat and I could not wait to find out more!  Le Carre is a master storyteller that will leave you in awe of her writing !

5 star review
"He has the cash she has the goods" 

Reviewed by Shirley Buchanan

Just how different do the rich and the poor look at things? Eons different. For cold, ruthless,and unemotional rich men, women's lives are to be taken, molded and shaped to suit their whims. The only emotion ever involved in the transaction is the need to possess.

Rich, handsome and successful, Blake Law Barrington is a member of an old established banking family. Following the footsteps of his ancestors, his days are spent behind the scenes making deals that decide the fates of nations and monarchies. Cold, unemotional and ruthless, what he wants, he always gets...and he wants Lana, but only on his terms. Snatching her from the clutches of a despicable man,he pays double the price she was asking and considers her his living, breathing doll to be dressed, shaped and molded to his exact specifications. His reward...unlimited access to her body, all of her time and her complete attention to him. Only he never considered she would change him,enthrall him and soften him instead. Can he change his life's path to keep her forever or is the chains of his environment too strong to break?

Beautiful, innocent and desperate, Lana Bloom has only one thing to sell to help her dying mother: her virginity to the highest bidder. Beginning her search for an appropriate buyer by using the gossip from her work, her initial foray into the rich man's world with a potential buyer was detoured when Blake doubled the asking price. Now, she has her money and her mother has the experimental treatment she needs. But she never suspected relinquishing her virginity would begin an introduction into a sensuous, consuming and emotional life for which she had never prepared. Dreams she wants to spin, a future she wants to plan, and a heart she wants to give cannot be realized because this interlude of her life has a finite date and suddenly, she has an unexpected complication. Evil has come knocking on her door,literally forcing her to leave. Will she survive her broken heart or is her future as bleak as she imagines?

Is this truly the end of their involvement?

Or does fate have another encounter in store?

I enjoyed the way the author developed Blake from being so cold and ruthless to the beginnings of a softer emotional side. Lana also spread her wings from a frightened, naive and vulnerable girl to a woman aware of her sensuality and strength. Although with this only being book one there was no happily ever after, I felt hope that the second book would deliver the necessary ending. I certainly hope it is a happily ever after.

Well developed characters interlaced with a well thought out plot to bring this novel to life on each and every page. With vivid descriptions of the scenery, the colorful supporting characters' lives and the differences between Blake and Lana's upbringing, I felt as if I was there on the pages as well. Excellent book. All I can say is: Where is book two???!!

I would recommend this book to all romance readers.

I was given a copy by the author for an honest review.

5/5 stars       Can she dip in the rich man's world and come out unscathed?


The Billionaire Banker (The Billionaire Banker, #1)Reviewed by Nancy Crocker

In Georgia Le Carre’s book, The Billionaire Banker: We learn just how far someone would go to save the life of a loved one. Lana decides to sell herself for the money. Blake Barrington is the one to offer Lana the money she wants.

I was drawn to the character of Lana, who would do anything to save her mother. Lana Bloom’s mother has stage four cancer and they can’t afford the special treatments offered. While she doesn’t regret her decision, she never thought she would lose her heart along the way. Lana was always thinking of others and I loved how the author wrote this character.

At first I had mixed emotions about the character of Blake Barrington. Blake comes from a very privileged family and while he comes to Lana’s rescue, from a brutal user of women, some of his comments didn’t set well with me. As the book goes on he totally grew on me. And by the time this book ends I totally want to see these two get their HEA.

I loved the writing style of Georgia Le Carre. She wrote a very sexy, intriguing book, which had this reader fully vested. Georgia also writes of a secret society with a hint of dark pleasures. While I have read books with similar themes, this one did delve deeper into the lives of the main characters and secondary characters as well.

As a reader I have never been a fan of a cliff hanger and this book has a few at the end. But I believe that this book is totally worth the experience. And I highly recommend it to readers of romance. And I can’t wait to see how these two end up. Please hurry with book 2!

One of my favorite lines:
“This is a dangerously sexy pair of white shorts, Miss Bloom,’ he teases. ‘Do you have the necessary license to operate such a weapon?’

5/5 stars

I received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.