How to Bang a Billionaire

How to Bang a Billionaire

by Alexis Hall

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Rules are made to be broken . . .

If England had yearbooks, I'd probably be "Arden St. Ives: Man Least Likely to Set the World on Fire." So far, I haven't. I've no idea what I'm doing at Oxford, no idea what I'm going to do next and, until a week ago, I had no idea who Caspian Hart was. Turns out, he's brilliant, beautiful . . . oh yeah, and a billionaire.

It's impossible not to be captivated by someone like that. But Caspian Hart makes his own rules. And he has a lot of them. About when I can be with him. What I can do with him. And when he'll be through with me.

I'm good at doing what I'm told in the bedroom. The rest of the time, not so much. And now that Caspian's shown me glimpses of the man behind the billionaire I know it's him I want. Not his wealth, not his status. Him. Except that might be the one thing he doesn't have the power to give me.

Arden and Caspian's love story continues in How to Blow It with a Billionaire, coming Fall 2017.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455571345
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/16/2017
Series: Arden St. Ives , #1
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 58,210
File size: 405 KB

About the Author

Alexis Hall was born in the early 1980s and still thinks the twenty-first century is the future. To this day, he feels cheated that he lived through a fin de siècle but inexplicably failed to drink a single glass of absinthe, dance with a single courtesan, or stay in a single garret.

He did the Oxbridge thing sometime in the 2000s and failed to learn anything of substance. He has had many jobs, including ice cream maker, fortune-teller, lab technician, and professional gambler. He was fired from most of them.

He can neither cook nor sing, but he can handle a seventeenth-century smallsword, punts from the proper end, and knows how to hot-wire a car.

He lives in southeast England, with no cats and no children, and fully intends to keep it that way.

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Twitter: @quicunquevult

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How to Bang a Billionaire 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
When Arden finds himself being conned into helping out a friend and taking over as a phone operator for the schools annual fundraiser he has no idea that one phone call is about to change his life is so many wonderful ways. He dials a number on his list and is connected to a call with an attractive billionaire named Caspian Hart. The man is a little crass, but he is also so damn captivating that Arden can't seem to walk away... Caspian Hart is a man of may talents, and when he wants something, he gets it no if's, and's or but's... and he wants to know everything there is to know about the enchanting man on the other end of the phone line. So much so he agrees to attend the alumni fundraising dinner, and the moment they meet Caspian is intrigued, but also wary of getting involved, so he walks away... but Arden decides to make him a deal he can't refuse...and he doesn't stay away for long! How To Bang A Billionaire was an erotic and enthralling little tale that I just couldn't seem to put down... I devoured every word of it in one sitting!! While I normally steer clear of M/M tales (their normally not my cup of tea), I decided to be brave and embrace this one because something about the synopsis lured me in...and I have to say I am glad I took a walk outside of my norm... it was a refreshing change of pace for me!! The story line was intriguing and kept me flying through the pages and the characters were easy to love, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them! Now I am anxious to explore the next installment, and see what this author has in-store for these wonderful characters!! Highly recommend you meet these two, they are sure to keep you entertained!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
IamPam More than 1 year ago
Just delightful: Funny (hilarious, even), adorable, moving, and very, very sexy. All of it beautifully written, of course, and shot through with that emblematic poignancy that is, more than anything else, this author’s brand. His, um, Hallmark, you might say ;) And featuring a cast of intriguing and appealing characters, notably one of the most lovable protagonists you’re ever likely to meet on a page. I mean, of course, unless you don’t like funny, sweet, endearingly neurotic, smart, self-deprecating, flirty, kind-hearted, reflective, tender, sex-positive, vulnerable, assertive, and cuddly . . . but I’m kinda partial to all that myself :) I think this one of the best things Alexis Hall has written so far, especially in terms of achieving a perfect balance between accessibility and art, as it were. Without sacrificing any of the trademark qualities that make his writing so exceptional. We have the same beautiful, deeply affecting writing, the same charmingly irreverent (often laugh-out-loud) humor, the touchingly vulnerable characterizations, the sex scenes as moving for their exquisite tenderness as for their rapturous sensuality. And that almost subliminal aura of feeling with which everything, even scene-setting descriptions, seems to imbued. Most importantly, we still have that ineffable magic Alexis Hall’s work possesses that is more than the sum of those qualities. Here are some things I really loved about this book: The book opens with a darkly compelling prologue, exquisite prose as sharply delineated as a fairy tale, a scene to be lingered over and pondered. I did both. I love how it takes on the popular “bildom” trope (if you don’t know, that’s BDSM flavored romances built around a billionaire dom & a “regular person”), and in particular the preeminent example of that trope, Fifty Shades of Grey, and engages with it on multiple levels. This book isn’t parody, & it’s more than simply a retelling with LGBTQ+ characters. This is the author simultaneously entering, in good faith, into the spirit of this trope, while also playing with it. Putting a different spin on it. Subverting it. Queering it. Turning “expected” power dynamics on their head. Moving the various elements around, presenting them from different angles, in different contexts, different light. Paying it homage. And gently, even affectionately, sending it up all at the same time: Sort of like that thing where someone you love has a noticeable quirk that you both tease them for & love them for. I also love how you can see the “bones” of the trope origin, while the story that fleshes those bones is something completely, delightfully original. I particularly appreciate how this book takes on some troubling attitudes reflected in Fifty Shades & similar works: The romanticizing of abusive elements in the core relationship, its conflation of BDSM or kink with abuse, & a related issue, its tendency to identify BDSM/kink almost as a symptom to be healed, brokenness in need of fixing. This book, let me make it clear, does none of those things. In fact, it does the opposite. It challenges those attitudes, & does so masterfully, but also organically. So much more I could say, but space is limited here. I've posted an unabridged version of this review on my blog however, for anyone interested:
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
This book is kind of for the kinky billionaire loving readers and for the readers that don't get into the mega rich BDSM stories. It has hints of those themes, but they aren't the full plot. It is a romance between Arden and Caspian, but it's really mostly about Arden. The reader gets inside his head about school and life worries. Everything is from his point of view. His friendship with his roommate is very cuddly. He's mother has an interesting relationship. Caspian's sister spends some time with Arden. It's an inside look at his final bit of college and the time right after. Anyone who is a fan of this author, M/M romance, erotica, beyond rich love interests, college and new adult fiction or British contemporary romance should check out How to Bang a Billionaire.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
    On the face of it Arden and Caspian are unlikely lovers, total opposites and yet together they work. Not without some serious issues though ;-) Well, who wants a love story that runs smoothly, boring.   . I adore characters like Arden, he's small, slight, prone to dressing in a unique style - I want his T shorts, and his velvet jacket. I love fabrics, love the feel of velvets, satin, lace, a bit of glitter and sparkle and t-shirts that stand out from the mundane. My daughter reckons I've never grown out of my teen glam rock style of the seventies.... Why should only ladies get to love things like that? He's very confident in who he is, not hiding his attraction to men as so many people still feel they have to, and that's good to read. Tough still in real life though, sadly there's still too much bigotry and judgement, and too many hiding who they are.   In keeping with his general pleasant and helpful personality he's manning a phone line one evening calling old Alumni. He's not having much luck so far, and then he calls up Caspian Hart. Delighted that someone doesn't hang up once he's delivered his opening spiel he's thrown off course, forgets what he's asking, fumbles and rambles. Caspian isn't used to that, and ...he's quietly intrigued. The rich and powerful like him get told what people think they want to hear, not the truth.They chat a little, Arden delivers his spiel and the invitation. Then the dinner evening arrives and brings Caspian. Neither are quite what the other expected, they are so totally opposite and yet the attraction between them leaps off the page.   Its an off, on, off sort of affair. It starts that evening in an unusual way, and ends abruptly. Something comes out and Arden steams up to London, determined to have it out. Oh, that part was wonderful; fiery, small, Arden in one of his unique t-shirts, hair awry, velvet jacket with holes, frayed rainbow bracelets, storming into a hallowed bastion of prestige and money. Caspian ought to be furious, he's in an important meeting, but once more Arden pulls at him, makes him feel things he's not used to. He then tells him that he Doesn't Do Relationships. He has predetermined connections. There Are Rules. Everything is planned, ordered, fits a schedule and has a fixed in advance end date. Its a wonderful story, I can hear Arden's voice in my head so well, I felt just how he was feeling. I understood when he was upset at Caspian's actions, and yet I also understood why Caspian did things, he was trying, in a scene he wasn't used to, floundering and doing his best to keep control. One look, one word from Arden though and he's lost. I love how he says so often" Arden, my Arden..." There's so much feeling comes through from just those three words. Some authors could write pages and not deliver such emotion as they contain. Sometimes Less if More. Arden's got some wonderful phrases and humour, very irreverent at times. Wish I had the lines, but the humour is right up my street! When he's drunk too much "..more of my innards wanted to be outards..." and "...animated Watership Down which incidentally is not a movie that should ever be shown to kids. That s hit is Stephen King terrifying..." I loved that book, took my kids to the film and was horrified. Its gruesome, nightmarish, though I was the only one to get nightmares from it, kids were fine! I am really looking forward to the next two books.    ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publisher