#Blog Tour #Shy Girls Can't Date Billionaires by Milly Rose #YA Enemies to Lovers Billionaire Sweet Romance (Shy Girls Sweet Romances) @Xpresso Book Tours
Shy Girls Can’t Date Billionaires
Tell me the book has the 'Enemies-to-Lovers' trope and I'm sold! Plus, if you're getting some 'Opposites Attract /Shy girl-Popular Guy' vibes, you're absolutely right. Milly Rose has discovered a winning formula for a gripping romance and of course it works.
When Christie's house burns down and her family loses everything, her father's boss Mr Ashworth offers a temporary residence in his mansion. Yay! Who hasn't dreamt of living like a billionaire just for a day? add Christie's Dad's promotion, and no wonder Christie's parents are totally charmed. She, on the other hand, is too busy trying to work out what Mr Ashworth's son's problem is. One moment Thomas would like nothing better than see the back of Christie's family, next, he's all kind and sympathetic. He's also drop-dead-gorgeous and seems to be an undisputed king of Christie's new school, where she (as usual) is struggling to make new friends. But then again maybe Thomas or Ash as everybody calls him has his own share of worries and disappointments and being with a shy listener can help?
First of all, the book is all written from Christie's point of view, so, if you are/were shy at school and didn't find it easy to meet new people and open up to strangers, you will relate. Also, there's quite a lot of first love/ high school drama, so again get ready for some misunderstandings, heated arguments, inexplicable conclusions drawn out of sero evidence, and, of course, mean girls. Since I don't think there is anything wrong with being shy, I am more than happy to see more rep for this trait! I love the way Milly Rose gave Christie a perfect creative outlet- painting. Ash also has a passion of his own and it is so romantic the way his nerdy side matches her artistic one.
Christie and Ash are sixteen, so obviously they still have a long way from having everything worked out in life. I didn't find it too credible the way Mr Ashworth provided for everything or some of Mrs Ashworth's actions, while Ash relied on his parents' money a bit too much- it would have worked if the protagonists were older.
Overall, it was a very quick and easy read. Although I would have prefered more humour, Milly Rose did capture how important family dynamics and school relationships are at sixteen. Hope we're getting Nessa's story next!
Thank you to NetGalley and Xpresso Book Tours for the review copy provided in exchange for an honest opinion.