The Billionaire's Sham Girlfriend Blog Tour

Hi guys! As you can see, today I am participating in a blog tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours for the  book, The Billionaire's Sham Girlfriend.

The post will have the following format:
  • Book Links
  • Giveaway Information 
  • Book Information
  • Book Review
  • About the Author

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Giveaway Information

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Book Information

Title: The Billionaire's Sham Girlfriend
Author: Leslie North
Series: The Beaumont Brothers #1
Publisher: Self-published 
Publication Date: 08 November 2018
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: eBook (ARC)
Pages: 146
Rating: 3 Stars
Reading Timeline: 16 November 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:

Gregor Beaumont is in a world of hurt that all the charm in his gorgeous, well-toned body can’t fix. His late grandfather, God rest his soul, wanted to make sure Gregor and his two playboy brothers settle down. He had the brilliant idea of buying up a huge share of the brothers’ engine company and using that as incentive for each brother to find Mrs. Right. Settle down or lose the company to a competitor. Well, that’s just not happening to Gregor, not when life’s so good at the moment. Gregor likes racing fast cars and seducing fast women, and not necessarily in that order. Settle down? Not a chance. Gregor has his own brilliant idea: find some wholesome and desperate girl to pretend to be his girlfriend. No harm. No foul. Unless things start getting a little bit too real.

Kara Alerby knows she’s a sucker for blues eyes and a great smile, so when Gregor comes into her theater wanting to hire her to act the part of his adoring girlfriend, she’s already got her defenses on high alert. But Kara’s a practical girl, and Gregor’s offering a boatload of money that would go a long way toward making her dream of creating a fine arts school for gifted kids a reality. She can ignore his smiles, his charisma, and his kiss-me mouth if it means she’ll get her school. All she has to do is remind herself, every second of every day they’re together, that it’s all make believe—even when it doesn’t always feel that way. 

When Greg’s love of racing puts his life in jeopardy, Kara isn’t ready to watch another person die in front of her like her father did. And Greg isn’t about to stop doing the one thing that makes life worth living. The two are on a collision course, one that could break them apart forever if they don’t change directions…

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I signed up for this blog tour on a whim and I am really excited to see what happens.

Thank you so much to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing was okay. Sometimes there would be a lot of detail and in other times there would a small amount. I did, however, find that the writing does draw the reader in. I also enjoyed the dialogue, both internal and external, because it was realistic and interesting. However, there was not a lot of dialogue due to the length of the book.

Plot Thoughts:

This book has so much potential. It could definitely have been fleshed out and more developed. I felt as if we were presented with the bare bones of the book and that there was a lot missing. What we were given was weak points in a plot that needed more background information. Everything happened too fast and too unnaturally for my taste.

Character Thoughts:
The characters seemed like they would be interesting. However, we only got small glimpses of their main characteristics. In the beginning, it was clear to see that Gregor would be witty and fun but in the shortness of the novel, it got lost. Kara seemed like a steadfast and independent character but that never got fleshed out.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I was disappointed by this book. It was too short and lacked depth in the writing, plot and characters. However, with that being said, there is so much potential with this book. The plot is enticing and calls for more adventures that might seem ridiculous but pull the reader in. The characters set up the impression that it is going to fun and witty.  Thank you so much to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!

About the Author

Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women’s contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.

The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren’t afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east.

Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.

She LOVES reader feedback, and if you have any comments, don’t hesitate to contact her via e-mail:

Yours in Reading,


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