Crave Book Review

October 25, 2013 / 0 comments

Crave Book ReviewCrave by Monica Murphy
Series: Billionaire Bachelors Club #1
Published by Avon on August 6, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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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.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

“I want to take my time but I doubt I’ll make it, Ivy. I want you too damn much.”

Billionaire playboy Archer Bancroft did not have the time nor the interest in committing to any relationship. He, however, has been attracted to his best friend Gage’s younger sister for years. Being warned off multiple times by Gage he never really pursued her until one night – an opportunity presented itself.

Ivy has been attracted to Archer for years too. Knowing his philandering ways she rarely gave him a second thought.  She had far more respect for herself to be just someone’s one-night stand.  At all cost, she was determined to avoid him knowing she just might bend the rules for him and give in to his charm. It took just one moment of weakness and she was lost to him…

Archer thought it was just one night but he just couldn’t get her out of his mind. He needed her in every possible way. He is left confused, never having to experience these feelings before. Against all the odds he is willing to do anything to make her a part of his life.


I enjoying reading about these two characters together. Because of their history, their close ties and also their careers I thought they fit perfectly. The chemistry and passion between the two were amazingly hot. I thought the “cat and mouse” affair provided just the right amount of tension to keep it interesting.

This book was addicting and I really wished that it was longer. I would have loved to read more details about Archer’s family and the relationship he had with his parents most especially his father. I also wanted to know more about Ivy too.

I’ve never read a book by this author and I would have to say I was quite pleased with this one.  I thought it was a very fast and easy read.   Even if it was shorter than usual books it did not fail to deliver a sizzling sexy romance.  I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

The Verdict:


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About Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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