Book Reviews

The Billionaire's Boyfriend by Geoffrey Knight

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance / Humor/Comedy
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 15-July-2017

Book Blurb

Matthew Darcy is a romance writer in a rut. He’s been stuck on Chapter One of his new book for as long as he can remember, and so has his love life. But when his on-the-side job as a flower delivery guy puts him in the right place at the right time to save the life of billionaire banker Calvin Croft, Matt’s life takes an unexpected detour toward romance. 

With billions to his name, Cal Croft has everything… except someone to love. But is Cal’s paparazzi-pursued life something that Matt is willing to take a chance on? Can a struggling romance writer who delivers flowers for a living possibly have anything in common with a handsome billionaire with his own Learjet? And could the secret that Cal’s keeping tear these two lovers apart—just when their romance begins to blossom?

Book Review

Billionaires, as far as most of us are concerned, live so far out of range of the ordinary that they are pretty much modern-day fairy characters. Princes or knights, it doesn’t matter, they are way out there. It’s probably why I like reading stories about them (I also love a good fairy tale) and why, when they are lonely despite all their money and really only want to find love, they move a little closer to being a mortal human again. That’s my explanation as well as I can put it anyway, and it’s also why I loved ‘The Billionaire’s Boyfriend- a lot!

Matt, a romance writer in a rut who delivers flowers to make a living, tells this story, and does it with a great sense of humor (self-deprecating and otherwise) and more than a dash of humor. Matt happens to be in the right place at the right time and ends up saving Calvin’s life, only to discover that his own will never be the same again. Oh, the romance!

Accompanying Matt is an absolutely wonderful and highly quirky cast of characters. There is the somewhat older Irish woman who owns the flower shop Matt works for and her “suitor”, the baker from across the street. There is a very precocious little girl who is more intelligent than is good for her, and a somewhat forgetful old man whom everybody suspects of having been a British spy. You see where this is going? How could any story with a cast like that, all living in various apartments above the flower shop, be anything other than heartwarmingly wonderful?

And then, of course, there is Calvin, the much-revered billionaire. He wasn’t born rich, so he relates well to “real” people, and he is utterly charming. After taking Matt to lunch as a thank you, and maybe even before that, Calvin is determined to get to know Matt and to “change his life forever” - just like the text message of daily wisdom said just before Matt jumped to his rescue.

If you like stories that have a dreamlike quality, if a billionaire and a romance writer sound like a good match to you, and if you’re looking for a modern-day fairy tale with all the bells and whistles imaginable, plus a huge serving of humor and some incendiary man-on-man action, then you will probably like this novella as much as I do. It’s a great feel-good story and goes straight to my reread file!





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 163 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-July-2017
Price $3.99 ebook, $11.99 paperback
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