Crave (Billionaire Bachelors Club Series #1)

Crave (Billionaire Bachelors Club Series #1)

by Monica Murphy

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New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy launches her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a lavish bet, a night of carnal desires, and a forever that never seemed possible.

Billionaire Archer Bancroft always gets what he wants—and he's wanted Ivy Emerson, his best friend's sister, for far too long. Being forbidden and untouchable only makes her more tempting. When a million-dollar bet with his friends throws down a challenge—last bachelor standing takes all—Archer knows he can win. That is, until one enchanted evening with Ivy takes his heart for a ride.

Ivy knows Archer is nothing but bad news: infuriating, arrogant . . . and completely intoxicating. But despite her best efforts, she can't seem to keep away. When a stolen kiss leads to a night of heated passion, Ivy realizes she's in trouble and in head over heels.

But in the light of day, everything seems clearer, and Archer's not so sure a one-night stand is all he wants. Concocting a plan to keep Ivy by his side, Archer might just be willing to lose this bet . . . and win the jackpot instead. An Avon Romance

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062289346
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Series: Billionaire Bachelors Club Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 17,390
File size: 761 KB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes new adult and contemporary romance. She also writes as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

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Crave 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
fathom More than 1 year ago
I feel as if this book is a less explicit wannabe "Fifty Shades of Gray," It is quite well written and the characters are fairly believable and sympathetic. The story itself is pretty contrived and silly. This is something I would have enjoyed reading in high school. But in my opinion the story doesn't have enough depth to satisfy a critical reader. I would recommend this to a young woman in her teens or twenties.
Bitten-By-Love-Reviews More than 1 year ago
Forbidden Romance, Million Dollar Bet, and Hot Sex and all of it with your best friends little sister. Crave by Monica Murphy is a very sexy read. Archer who is a diehard bachelor makes a bet with his best friends that he will never marry. He forgot about Ivy whom he has been attracted to since they were kids. The now all grown up Ivy finds Archer beautiful and sexy and is not afraid to tell him that. Once Archer and Ivy come together they find that they were meant to be together, if they can just push through the doubts that they have about each other. This book was great and well written with some very sexy parts, I loved that the sex scenes were not over the top and so very sexy. You will definitely need a towel and a glass of cold water to cool yourself down while reading Crave. Watching Archer and Ivy fall in love will make you never want to put this book down and it will keep you waiting for the next book in the Billionaire Bachelors Club Series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish you all would stop saying how short a book is and start saying how many pages it actually is! Why is there no page count??!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many plot spoilers here ruining the book all the while bragging how they got their book for free for their 'honest' review which is not is a bought review. Please ppl, stop giving away the entire story. It is rude and inconsiderate to other readers. We would like to read the book for ourselves and not know every little detail beforehand. And before some smartaleck says dont read them...i dont. But when you have to scroll past miles of posts to get pasts these spoilers you usually see something that spoils the book. So please stop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonder fast romantic read Hoping the other two in the series will be just as great
kipha More than 1 year ago
Okay, I really, really liked this book. Although it was short, it had a lot of character depth and chemistry! I really like how this story was told from two POVs: the hero, Archer and the heroine, Ivy. I know the blurb said that Archer wanted to be the last man standing but we find out that he wasn’t really sure that he would be the last one standing because he has always had a thing for Ivy. I loved how open minded he was to himself about his feelings for this girl. And I thought it was truly amazing a how Monica wrote about it from Archer’s POV. I felt like it was true and honest and come on, the girl’s the sister of his best friend Gage. You know that is off limits and forbidden! Drama drama drama~ But then at the same time Archer can’t help but lose himself in her presence and the feelings grow higher and higher to uncontrolled heat! You can’t turn a blind’s eye on the feelings of the heart you know. And Archer’s not one to take No as an answer lightly. I liked Ivy. She had crushed on Archer years ago as a child but learn that he was no good for her, especially when he’s best friends with her brother! But years had gone by without a hitch or more than a fleeting glance and now he wants to be closer, as in adult relations: acquaintances! I liked that Ivy knew what kind of person her brother and his friends were and knew to not mess with their thing. But I also adored how she fitted in somewhere with them and how they all got along nicely like a family. I really liked how she would turn the tables on Archer and make him…weak, in awe, just…dumbfounded. She obliviously know how to work around Archer and get him off guard. But then I also didn’t like how she went too easily when she had told herself time an time again the total opposite of what she was going to do, want or need. Example: Ivy didn’t want to sleep with Archer and told him straight up that she didn’t want to sleep with him. And then she goes and asked him to do her a favor and they end up sleeping with each other! Come on~argh. At least I was all well and in with Archer and his intentions. Ivy just….tsk tsk tsk I really do adore Ivy and her wit. And Archer is just adorable but rough and a jerk, at times, but they really do work together and compliment one another fabulously! one other thing, I did want to go more into depth with Archer’s family because that was one thing that really stuck out from him. Even though we got to know his family background through little thoughts and stuff from both POVs i really wanted him, Archer, to explore it more for us and maybe to Ivy too just so that we as readers (or just me) can get to know that side of him more that what we’re shown to know. But anyways, like I said wrote, I really enjoyed or even loved this story! So if you want a quick fast romance with steamy scenes, this book is for you! Or just a quick read is also fine. This eARc was provided by Avon via Edelweiss. ratings: 4.5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book after reading another one of Monica Murphy's books. Boy am I glad. The way the characters changed and grerw threw the book was great. I can't wait for book 2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the first two in the series and preordered the third, but not a big fan of back and forth in character point of views. The men are supposed to be so business savvy and mature (late 20's) and yet the author has them sounding like immature 18 year olds. Might read future books by this author but will be very careful in reading reviews first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It just didnt catch me. The characters seemed to flaky. To much back and forth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## This book was pretty good. I liked the premise of the story. But Archer was a bit of a lying jerk and Ivy was very wishy-washy. She kept telling the hero, "I'm not sleeping with you", then 30 minutes later she asks for his help obtaining orgasms. I am looking forward to reading Gage's story and hope that I like his character better.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book did not completely blow me away, but it was not too bad. It was a little wordy, and for some chunks it felt like the author was trying to pad the word count in order to make the story longer. The story was cute, and I always love a story where there is history between the characters. But my main gripe is the amount of typos in this book! Seriously. Did anyone read the manuscript before print? At some point Archer says “you’ll never disappointment me.” Seriously. I understand if the author made a quick typo, especially if she was typing quickly, but no one at the publisher picked up on it? Just seems lazy to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read....
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AustenStudent More than 1 year ago
’m not too sure about the storyline of Crave, the first book in Monica Murphy’s Billionaire Bachelors Club series, about three high-powered and sexy men who are close friends and set in the San Francisco Bay Area. Told in alternating chapters in the first person point of view (POV), we get a satisfying read of both sides of the story. For some reason, many readers dislike this POV but I enjoy it. To me it makes a book more powerful by letting me get inside the person’s head. Archer Bancroft is a successful businessman and the owner of Hush, lucrative luxury resort spas exclusively for couples. He’s used to getting what he wants when he wants it, including deals and women. But like all of us, he also holds a secret desire. He has always held a soft spot for Ivy Emerson, the younger sister of his best friend, Gage. Ivy likes Archer but views him as her brother’s friend, a typical guy who teases and calls her, affectionately, “chicken.” But now that they’re all grown up, she also finds him very attractive. So when he approaches her newly-dateless self at a friend’s wedding, she is up for a little fun. She takes the bull by the horns and seduces him. Unbeknownst to Ivy, Archer is in on a million dollar bet with his other billionaire friends–this is San Francisco so there’s a lot of money around–that he won’t fall hard in love with the next woman he talks to. Except for Ivy. Archer and his friends agree that “Ivy doesn’t count.” As the sister of one of their own, she’s off limits and not to be taken seriously. But to Archer, she is very special. Archer loves and admires Ivy and longs to be firmly in her life. Something he isn’t man enough to admit to his friends, much less to himself. Archer figures that, if he gets close to her, she will keep other women from approaching him when he really just wants to be close to her, period. So he does the normal bonehead thing guys sometimes do. He sleeps with her, then plays it like it was nothing special. But to both of them, it was. So they circle each other, desperately attracted to each other but terrified to admit it. Ivy is a talented interior designer and Archer wants her to create the decor for his newest resort, Crave. She is reluctant but agrees because well, she can’t help herself. She wants to be with Archer and will take what she can get. During their brief time together, they have an affair and work on creating Crave, but I don’t really get a sense of their relationship as being anything more than lust. They’re still afraid of each other and to declare their real feelings until of course, it all explodes in Archer’s face. Yet despite this, despite the fact that Archer almost loses her, and that he claims to love her and only her, he is selfish to the very end. And Ivy, at first trying to appear strong, becomes weak when she’s around Archer. So I can’t quite believe in their so-called happy ending. Murphy writes an enjoyable story in an exotic setting of big money and California luxury. Her stories are addictive–like potato chips and French fries–even though I don’t believe Archer or Ivy grow very much. However, I do plan to read the rest of this series and more.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to like this story but there was simply not enough depth to the chatacters. It was like reading the cliff notes or an outline. Needed a lot more detail to make it a really good read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a good story with less than 200 pgs then this is it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Billionaire Archer Bancroft and two best friends make a bet on who will be the last bachelor standing. His parents were not the best role models for marriage and it has left Archer thinking he never wants to get married. But Ivy has drawn his attention and because she is his best friends sister she is forbidden. But he can't seem to help himself. Ivy Emerson always seems to be drawn to the wrong type of man. Her mother calls it the "Humpty Dumpty" syndrome! Always trying to fix the broken ones. And while at a wedding Archer Bancroft, the notorious playboy, suddenly takes an interest in her and shows her how great sex can be. But can they get past the ideas that they would be terrible together and give in to their passion. I enjoyed the story - hot sex scenes and the jumble of feelings both have to go through. At some points Ivy gets a little irritating - but don't all the heroines in romance novels LOL (at least to me). This is the first book in the Billionaire Bachelors Club series. Can't wait to read Gabe's story!
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KittyKelly28 More than 1 year ago
As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by KittyKelly 3 out of 5 Licks First let me explain my rating for this one. I know without a shadow of a doubt that had I read this via paperback or ebook I would have rated it higher. The narrators were so damn annoying that I could hardly focus on the book. They slipped in and out of weird accents and read really fast compared to other audio books I’ve listened to. They just completely ruined the listening experience for me. This is the first time I’ve had an audio book where I flat out couldn’t stand the narrators and sadly it continued for the next three books in the series, as you’ll see in those reviews. Ok enough about the horrendous narration let’s move on to the book. Archer and Ivy were likable enough but sometimes it was hard to differentiate the voices of the narrators from the ones I think the author intended. There were times when the tone didn’t feel genuine and I think it wasn’t what the author was going for. Ivy came across a little annoying at times and Archer was a bit of a jerk, but overall the story was entertaining enough to keep my interest.
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