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Big-city sophistication meets carnal hunger in this devilish contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans. Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from th Big-city sophistication meets carnal hunger in this devilish contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans. Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from the wreckage of a bar brawl. James Rowan earns a modest income as a YouTube daredevil, but he can’t refuse Lizzy’s million dollar deal. As she polishes his rough edges, creating a sophisticated gentleman fit for the highest circles of society, not only does she bring out the perfect man—it’s like she’s making the man of her dreams. How can she resist? Though Lizzy loves seeing James in his clothes—and out of them—he isn’t the kind of man you bring home to Daddy. Her father’s disapproval and the pressure of the campaign have her eyeing the straight and narrow, but Lizzy’s finding it awfully hard to resist the devil on her shoulder…


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Big-city sophistication meets carnal hunger in this devilish contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans. Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from th Big-city sophistication meets carnal hunger in this devilish contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans. Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from the wreckage of a bar brawl. James Rowan earns a modest income as a YouTube daredevil, but he can’t refuse Lizzy’s million dollar deal. As she polishes his rough edges, creating a sophisticated gentleman fit for the highest circles of society, not only does she bring out the perfect man—it’s like she’s making the man of her dreams. How can she resist? Though Lizzy loves seeing James in his clothes—and out of them—he isn’t the kind of man you bring home to Daddy. Her father’s disapproval and the pressure of the campaign have her eyeing the straight and narrow, but Lizzy’s finding it awfully hard to resist the devil on her shoulder…

30 review for Million Dollar Devil

  1. 5 out of 5

    SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

    LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | YUM YUM YUM! Stand-alone. LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | Blurb: Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from the wreckage of a bar brawl. James Rowan earns a modest income as a YouTube daredevil, but he can’t refuse Lizzy’s million dollar deal. As she polishes his rough edges, creating a sophisticated LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | YUM YUM YUM! Stand-alone. LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | Blurb: Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from the wreckage of a bar brawl. James Rowan earns a modest income as a YouTube daredevil, but he can’t refuse Lizzy’s million dollar deal. As she polishes his rough edges, creating a sophisticated gentleman fit for the highest circles of society, not only does she bring out the perfect man—it’s like she’s making the man of her dreams. How can she resist? Though Lizzy loves seeing James in his clothes—and out of them—he isn’t the kind of man you bring home to Daddy. Her father’s disapproval and the pressure of the campaign have her eyeing the straight and narrow, but Lizzy’s finding it awfully hard to resist the devil on her shoulder…

  2. 4 out of 5

    Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog

    *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} He’s beautiful, and though I should feel some pride in paying a part in bringing out this man’s beauty, all I can feel is a knot in my stomach. A knot I can’t quite seem to loosen, no matter how much I try. It’s starting to hurt to look at him. I had a hard time putting this book down. The story and characters grabbed a hold of me from the prologue and I found myself enjoyably lost in this incredibly steamy and angsty romance. Katy Evans has c *****4.5 STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} He’s beautiful, and though I should feel some pride in paying a part in bringing out this man’s beauty, all I can feel is a knot in my stomach. A knot I can’t quite seem to loosen, no matter how much I try. It’s starting to hurt to look at him. I had a hard time putting this book down. The story and characters grabbed a hold of me from the prologue and I found myself enjoyably lost in this incredibly steamy and angsty romance. Katy Evans has created yet another Hero with devilishly handsome looks and heart melting charisma. The chemistry between James and Lizzy just about had me dying with anticipation for them to finally give in to the temptation. They might be from completely different worlds but there’s no denying how they fit perfectly together. Elizabeth Banks is in line for the role of CEO of her father’s corporation, Banks LTD. Her mission is to find the face of their new men’s clothing line. But when all of her top candidates reject her offer she’s almost at the end of her rope, until she meets a ruggedly handsome bad boy on the wrong side of town. She thinks he has the potential of being the next face of Banks LTD. James Rowan is somewhat of a local social media celebrity. He performs outrageous stunts for money on his YouTube channel which has over 200,000 followers. The minute he sees Lizzy in his friend’s bar, he recognizes the Banks heiress. He’s instantly intrigued and undeniably attracted to her. James agrees to become the new model of her clothing line for a million dollars, which he plans to use to provide a better life for his younger brother. James doesn’t hide his attraction to Lizzy, and while she is beyond tempted to take him up on his offer, she tells him that they can never go beyond an employer/employee relationship because her father would waste no time in getting rid of him if he ever found out about them. Eventually, the temptation becomes too much for the two to ignore and when passion takes over and lines are crossed, will the end game be the same for James and Lizzy? Can they go back to the way things were? Or will they risk losing everything for love? Here are my overall ratings: Heroes: 5 Heroine: 4 Plot: 4.5 Angst: 4.5 Steam: 5 Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5 MILLION DOLLAR DEVIL releases on May 28th! Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Uk9uaD Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/MillionDollarDevil

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cristina | CristiinaReads

    DNF-ed this novel at 58% and I am beyond disappointed with the outcome... I am truly saddened about the outcome of this novel. Maybe it's because I hyped it up too much, but I knew that at 12% through I would not be able to get through it. But because I have so much respect for Katy, I just had to continue. I almost threw my kindle to the wall at 33% through, but I kept going. This was my head at that point... I finally made it to 58% and I had to stop... Gosh, it hurts writing this soooo much b DNF-ed this novel at 58% and I am beyond disappointed with the outcome... I am truly saddened about the outcome of this novel. Maybe it's because I hyped it up too much, but I knew that at 12% through I would not be able to get through it. But because I have so much respect for Katy, I just had to continue. I almost threw my kindle to the wall at 33% through, but I kept going. This was my head at that point... I finally made it to 58% and I had to stop... Gosh, it hurts writing this soooo much because I am... or maybe I used to be? A fan of Katy's work. After this book, I think I will have to take a break from her writing. It would not be fair for me to rate this novel and talk about it in thorough details since I did not finish it. Maybe this will be the ideal novel for other book lovers and Katy Evans' followers, but for me I had to pass out on it. I did not want to drag it out and let it sit on my shelf collecting dust. ARC galley kindly provided by Montlake Romance, in exchange for an honest review... Follow Me On: Blog ❁ Instagram ❁ Facebook ❁ Twitter

  4. 5 out of 5

    MELISSA *Mel Reader*

    4.5 Stars! (ARC provided by author) Elizabeth Banks is a 25 yr. old socialite from Atlanta's Midtown area who grew up in a world surrounded by men, and is now trying to thrive in a company that caters mostly to men. She's a rich heiress to the Banks LTD fortune, and as the only daughter of Harold Banks, she's always striving to get her father's acceptance and approval. She wants to impress him and prove her worth, so when she's given the task of finding the face for the launch of their new men's 4.5 Stars! (ARC provided by author) Elizabeth Banks is a 25 yr. old socialite from Atlanta's Midtown area who grew up in a world surrounded by men, and is now trying to thrive in a company that caters mostly to men. She's a rich heiress to the Banks LTD fortune, and as the only daughter of Harold Banks, she's always striving to get her father's acceptance and approval. She wants to impress him and prove her worth, so when she's given the task of finding the face for the launch of their new men's line, failure is not an option, and she plans to deliver. The only issue is she can't find the perfect man, so she decides to create one when she stumbles upon the delicious Jimmy Rowan. He's a stunt guy on YouTube who exudes raw sensuality, and will do anything for a dare. He's a little rough around the edges, but she still believes he could be the solution to all her problems. He becomes her newest project as she works to transform this daredevil beast into a suave, sophisticated, debonair model. He may be a diamond in the rough, but when she's finished with him, every woman in the city will want to be on his arm. Unfortunately even Lizzy isn't immune to his charms, and has to control her attraction to him. He has become completely irresistible, and makes her feel alive and happy. She can be herself with him, and he continually amazes her in so many ways. They come from different worlds, but nothing else seems to matter when they touch. Can Lizzy keep things professional and avoid falling for James, or is she already in over her head? Million Dollar Devil is an all new contemporary romance by Katy Evans where opposites attract and sparks fly. It's a fun, flirty, romantic comedy I really enjoyed. -Underneath the daredevil there’s something terribly mesmerizing, and I can’t wait to discover it. -I crave him like I don’t remember craving anything before. -The heat of his mouth, the touch of our lips, I’m swimming in it. In him. -I don’t know what it is about this guy that affects me so much. Maybe it’s because he’s daring, unique, and not afraid to be himself. Or maybe because my whole life I’ve tried to be perfect and never really bought into the act. And yet when I’m with him, I don’t feel like I have to play at anything at all. I can simply be me. -I want everything that I see in his eyes. ***NOW AVAILABLE*** https://amzn.to/2ws1fi0

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••

    Mixed feelings on this one. To be honest, I loved it and I disliked it. Gotta think some more before giving a review.....

  6. 5 out of 5

    Betül

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** I think the premise of the story was interesting, and I looked forward to reading how everything would play out. However, it felt a bit monotone to me. I couldn't really get into the story, I was reading without being engaged with the characters. Especially, Lizzy Banks was someone I could not relate to or find sympathetic. I also didn't like the whole transforming the daredevil into a gentleman. I think it was a bit too much in regar **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** I think the premise of the story was interesting, and I looked forward to reading how everything would play out. However, it felt a bit monotone to me. I couldn't really get into the story, I was reading without being engaged with the characters. Especially, Lizzy Banks was someone I could not relate to or find sympathetic. I also didn't like the whole transforming the daredevil into a gentleman. I think it was a bit too much in regards to marketing men's suits. The attraction between Lizzy and James was there from the start but the hot and cold attitude of Lizzy got old quick. I didn't really connect or care about their relationship. They didn't feel like a good match. Also the drama towards the end was a bit too much and that didn't help the story for me either. On the other hand, James was a very intriguing and great hero, I think I would've enjoyed reading about him in a different book and with a different heroine. He has gone through some very horrible things and does his best to take care of his younger brother. The scenes where he was in his natural environment were more interesting to me. The scenes where he was together with Lizzy, didn't grab me as much. There are many books I read and loved by Katy Evans, especially her more emotional ones. But there are a couple of them I just won't pick up because I know I won't like it. It really is a matter of taste, and I should've known I wouldn't like this one. Honestly, Million Dollar Devil was just not my cup of tea. It was more on the light and fun side, and for me those reads are mostly a hit or miss. Unfortunately, it was a miss this time, and maybe I wasn't in the right mood. So please if this book sounds like something you would enjoy reading, then I definitely recommend you to pick it up.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mindy Lou's Book Review

    This had equal amounts of good and not so good for me. In the beginning, I enjoyed their banter and how easy they were with each other. I loved how James was in hot pursuit of Lizzy from the moment he locked eyes with her. His constant flirting was fun. I didn't like how tongue tied Lizzy kept getting. I just don't think smart women get stupid because of a mans looks. I did like that she didn't hide her returned attraction to him...too much. She resists due to the situation they were in but sinc This had equal amounts of good and not so good for me. In the beginning, I enjoyed their banter and how easy they were with each other. I loved how James was in hot pursuit of Lizzy from the moment he locked eyes with her. His constant flirting was fun. I didn't like how tongue tied Lizzy kept getting. I just don't think smart women get stupid because of a mans looks. I did like that she didn't hide her returned attraction to him...too much. She resists due to the situation they were in but since she couldn't hide how much she wanted him in return, it just didn't feel like it was too much resistance. This was very easy to read and for the most part flowed nicely, however I was not a fan of the conflict towards the end. I just didn't like how the whole situation was handled and it dimmed my enjoyments some. There is one very small scene with another woman that while James didn't encourage, he also didn't discourage. This was an easy 5 stars for me until the conflict. This is just my opinion and others may love it. I will mention that if you are reading this because of how much you love the authors Real series, it is not the same type of story.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Corina

    I don’t think this is news, but KE’s books have become sexier with each year. And Million Dollar Devil is no exception. The couple might not jump into bed until later in the book, but all the talk of sex, and constant thinking of sex makes this book sinfully SEXY!!! Truly, the simmer is INSANE!! There is no letup. The constant level of sizzle should satisfy any romance reader who likes their books to be HOT. Surprisingly daredevil James, was much sweeter, honorable, and way more devoted than I exp I don’t think this is news, but KE’s books have become sexier with each year. And Million Dollar Devil is no exception. The couple might not jump into bed until later in the book, but all the talk of sex, and constant thinking of sex makes this book sinfully SEXY!!! Truly, the simmer is INSANE!! There is no letup. The constant level of sizzle should satisfy any romance reader who likes their books to be HOT. Surprisingly daredevil James, was much sweeter, honorable, and way more devoted than I expected. No bad boy alert this time. Just a guy that loves dares, adrenaline and a good time. But on the inside he was loyal, and a guy you could trust and depend on. And apparently he looked HOT in a suit. Would have loved to see the ad campaign pictures for sure. The story on its own wasn’t 100% believable. Yearlong habits are hard to break in only a couple weeks. Speech, mannerism, and personality can’t just be swiped clean and reinvented. But I took it for what it was – a romance novel with a HOT lead who had the hots for the heroine. Because that was clear from the very first moment they laid eyes on. No surprise there. The heroine wasn’t exactly my type of heroine. Her father was one of the reasons why she wasn’t as strong as I like them. She was missing a bit of spine – and I like my heroines feisty and ball kicking awesome. But all in all it was a decent story. Entertaining, and the simmer definitely worked for me, even if the constant sex talk got a little on my nerves at the end. Because if you boil it down to the heart of it, the story started to feel two dimensional – it was being reduced to a couple that wanted to have sex, until they finally got to it. Since that’s pretty much all they did – thinking and talking about sex until they finally had sex – lol. ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review. ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ For more book recommendations, follow me on Instagram For more sexy stories click here

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mitticus

    +eArc gently provided by publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+ 1.5 stars Elizabeth Banks lives to please her father, so she does not want to disappoint him when she decides to look for a model for the new line of formal menswear. But instead of getting a millionaire, Elizabeth gets James Rowan who is dedicated to performing risky physical challenges on YouTube in exchange for money. The story starts well, and I liked it at first, but then she continues playing up with her zero +eArc gently provided by publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+ 1.5 stars Elizabeth Banks lives to please her father, so she does not want to disappoint him when she decides to look for a model for the new line of formal menswear. But instead of getting a millionaire, Elizabeth gets James Rowan who is dedicated to performing risky physical challenges on YouTube in exchange for money. The story starts well, and I liked it at first, but then she continues playing up with her zero self-esteem and becomes an unbearable character. James, you are an awesome character man. James is (view spoiler)[a hardworking, decent man who takes care of his brother and even welcomes his cousin to support her. It does not fit in my head how this woman (who has had her daddy all her life, and does not even manage her accounts because daddy pays them, and allows her dad to manage her life), can despise him and treat him like James is worth nothing. (hide spoiler)] quote: He laughs, moistens his lips, and shakes his head. “I might be poor, lady, but my pride’s rich as Midas, and I don’t beg.” “Beg? For what?” “Sex, money, you name it.” “I never said you did.” “You’re saying cash is my language when clearly it’s more yours than mine. And I can talk Dollar just fine, like I said, but I have other interests too. Elizabeth dear, you kill the story. I can't sympathize with you. You are selfish and stupid. You want to sell the cake it, put it on fine fondue, have a piece of the cake and ended ruin it for all. quote: (Elizabeth:) I took him out of the garbage and made him who he was. No, Lizzy he was not in the garbage and James is not garbage. You are a stupid poor rich heiress . That really made me so mad. At least Charlie is a child with his ideas(view spoiler)[, and not so clever if he prefer his brother doing dangerous stunts instead of earning more easy money. (How many years do you think your brother can afford doing this stunts, kid, in the better of the cases and not ending in a wheel chair or worst?) (hide spoiler)] Sorrynotsorry. Is totally you, book. *This is an ARC and has some typos pretty visible like the incomplete letter LL. Book challenge: Title with a number in it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞

    4 ⭐'s I quite enjoy Katy Evans' Alphas...they're always so possessive and so extreme but it just wasn't the case with this book. I "think" that made me happy but one thing that did make me happy was the interest that was shown when James and Lizzy first meet. Lizzy works for her Dad who owns a men's clothing line, mainly suits. She's tasked with finding the next Mr. It and is having trouble. She finds herself at this low end bar and that's where James shows up and immediately gets into a fist fi 4 ⭐'s I quite enjoy Katy Evans' Alphas...they're always so possessive and so extreme but it just wasn't the case with this book. I "think" that made me happy but one thing that did make me happy was the interest that was shown when James and Lizzy first meet. Lizzy works for her Dad who owns a men's clothing line, mainly suits. She's tasked with finding the next Mr. It and is having trouble. She finds herself at this low end bar and that's where James shows up and immediately gets into a fist fight with another guy. She makes him an offer to let her mold him into the face of her Dad's company for three months in exchange for one million dollars. James is a YouTuber and always takes bets so he can hardly pass this one up...plus "hello" one million dollars. I liked how down home James was how much Lizzy loved it. She's never been around someone like James and she's never let her hair down so she's in heaven. She has to walk a fine line though because she cannot let her father know where James comes from. (Of course, we all know where that is going!) Like I said, I really liked James but when he starts promoting the line and getting attention, he does ... or rather doesn't do something that I just couldn't stand. It just didn't seem true to his character and totally threw me off. Things get pretty crazy after that but I really loved how it ended. Million Dollar Marriage is the second book in the series and it's about a different couple, coming out July 23rd.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jemima

    I am such a massive fan of Katy Evans and I was so excited to receive this book but having read it, I'm not sure what to make of it. I really did enjoy the book but then there is a part of me that isn't so thrilled about it either. So my opinion on Million Dollar Devil is smack dab in the middle...50/50. I enjoyed the pace, I love the banter, I love the sexual chemistry but I felt like there was something missing in the storyline. Overall, A solid 3.5 stars. *ARC generously provided in exchange for I am such a massive fan of Katy Evans and I was so excited to receive this book but having read it, I'm not sure what to make of it. I really did enjoy the book but then there is a part of me that isn't so thrilled about it either. So my opinion on Million Dollar Devil is smack dab in the middle...50/50. I enjoyed the pace, I love the banter, I love the sexual chemistry but I felt like there was something missing in the storyline. Overall, A solid 3.5 stars. *ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Alba and Her Secrets..♥

    3.5 'Devil's dare' Stars! ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. I am always ready for whatever this lady writes and Million Dollar Devil did sound right up my alley. I mean a sexy YouTube daredevil making a heiress to a fortune and business fall in love not with the perfect guy she has created but the actual man inside of that? Sounds great, right? And it surely was entertaining and sexy, as any word written by Katy Evans. Million Dollar Devil is a st 3.5 'Devil's dare' Stars! ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. I am always ready for whatever this lady writes and Million Dollar Devil did sound right up my alley. I mean a sexy YouTube daredevil making a heiress to a fortune and business fall in love not with the perfect guy she has created but the actual man inside of that? Sounds great, right? And it surely was entertaining and sexy, as any word written by Katy Evans. Million Dollar Devil is a standalone romance and in Katy's new series called Million Dollar. As far as I can see, you can actually read this as a standalone because the next book is about another couple. This one focuses on Lizzy Banks, a woman decided to proof her worth at becoming the CEO of the family business to her cold father, and James Rowan, a Youtube influencer that is not afraid of dares in order to help the short family he has. And who can refuse becoming a perfect gentleman when you get a million dollar deal? Well, James and Lizzy got more than they expected. I’ve fallen in love with my own creation. I polished a diamond, and now it’s flawless. Perfect. But it’s not mine to keep. He is not mine to keep. I was hooked after reading that short but intense prologue. It got me curious about the plot, these two characters and their story together. However, I do have to say it actually did take me a while to connect with Lizzy and James. Lizzy seems a bit superficial to me in the first half of the book, really focused on her father's opinion and on changing James. James also seems a man mostly focused on getting in Lizzy's pants. Finally, when we start learning on James' past and the feelings they start having for each other, I got more into the story. In the end, I quite enjoyed Million Dollar Devil as a whole (especially the second half when the chemistry exploded and emotions started showing between Lizzy and James). I need her to fall FOR ME. I need her to know that she’s mine. Therefore, my rating for Million Dollar Devil is 3.5 STARS because it was a fast-paced, entertaining story that I quite enjoyed. I definitely can assure you though that Katy Evans has written so much better stories (such as Real and the White House series). Still, I enjoyed this love story and the chemistry between James and Lizzy, especially what developed in the second half of the book. And of course, I am interested in reading the second book in the series after meeting Luke. CHECK OUT MY BLOG HERE:

  13. 4 out of 5

    ~Nichole~ Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Thank you Netgalley for the advanced copy. I loved so many things about this book. If you want a flipped version of Pretty woman then this will be for you. H James as Jimmy was rough, uncouth, and totally full on male. Lizzie (Elizabeth) just wanted to please her dad. Finding Jimmy and turning him into James was the first step into showing these two the real people they are inside. There's so many levels of unfinished story here. Charlie is Jimmy's brother and this could have really been written m Thank you Netgalley for the advanced copy. I loved so many things about this book. If you want a flipped version of Pretty woman then this will be for you. H James as Jimmy was rough, uncouth, and totally full on male. Lizzie (Elizabeth) just wanted to please her dad. Finding Jimmy and turning him into James was the first step into showing these two the real people they are inside. There's so many levels of unfinished story here. Charlie is Jimmy's brother and this could have really been written more deeply. I could have happily rated this 4 stars until 80% and the author threw in something disgusting and it basically ruined so much of the connection between James and Lizzie. It definitely didn't show anything but how physically weak the hero was. To say a man has no body control is like making excuses for men. It was gross and did not add to the love story. Since the heroine didn't know there wasn't any purpose to it. The ending was rushed. So many lacking pieces. Sigh 2.5 stars rounded to 3 There's just not gonna be heroes anymore that are loyal even physically like Remy unfortunately. He's proof that it's possible but here that was not the case. That scene could have proven the hero truly felt only loyal to Lizzie but it showed instead that he'll rise to any woman. Lizzie isn't special at all.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ari

    dnf @ 38% Gosh this book was terrible. Has it really been so long since the release of Real , that my tastes have changed, and I can't stand Evans' writing anymore? Because I honestly cannot stand the writing, and the characters and literally everything, because even the worst books have something redeeming, and this had nothing.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lisa (Remarkablylisa)

    MY RATING: 3/5 Stars I received a copy from Thomas Allen & Sons in exchange for a honest review. I'm not sure but I think this is my first Katy Evans novel and while I enjoyed the majority of the book, it's always disappointing when you know it could have been wrapped up faster than the execution. For example, our heroine, Lizzy needs a model fast for her father's billionaire dollar suit business so when she spots the hottest man alive, she goes in for the kill. James, a man who does stupid s MY RATING: 3/5 Stars I received a copy from Thomas Allen & Sons in exchange for a honest review. I'm not sure but I think this is my first Katy Evans novel and while I enjoyed the majority of the book, it's always disappointing when you know it could have been wrapped up faster than the execution. For example, our heroine, Lizzy needs a model fast for her father's billionaire dollar suit business so when she spots the hottest man alive, she goes in for the kill. James, a man who does stupid stunts on Youtube for chump change, doesn't know what he's in for when Lizzy drags him out of a bar fight and into her apartment. They both had too much too drink so they knock out, wake up, and they fight their mutual attraction for each other. But wait. Wasn't I just talking about how Lizzy was going to propose the idea that James should be her model? Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Katy Evans stretched out this scene of Lizzy producing the contract to have James be the model and be an instant millionaire for 50 whole pages. Trust me, I noticed how badly it dragged that I remembered the page number when FINALLY Lizzy tells James why she dragged him out of the bar in the first place. Aside from the writing knocking a solid two stars off (I have no time for dragging on and on in the beginning and the conclusion), the book was entertaining. I mean, does it count as slow-burn if Lizzy just keeps running away from James whenever he says or does something super flirtatious? I guess? I enjoyed James' flirting for a bit until I kept rolling my eyes at his antics. He just seems like a playboy that Lizzy, a very studious woman, wouldn't ever fall for unless he gives her something more. I also found injustice for James! Poor James. He just wants to take care of his brother and be an honest living man but everyone around him, including Lizzy, calls him trash, a gutter rat, and unworthy of Lizzy. Like WHAT?! I get the whole pride and prejudice stuff but James never once stood up for himself and gotten angry over what society was saying about him. He just took it like he deserved it. Only until the very end, James kind of tells Lizzy to can it. I just wanted some fight from James. Anyways, Lizzy also has a bad relationship with her father. She's under the impression that she will never take over the family business because her father doesn't think she's capable enough to handle the empire so she continuously works harder and harder to prove to him she can do it. James sees this and does everything in his power to keep her father happy with her work so he does all the shady stuff. And I teared up when her father clarified his feelings toward Lizzy. MY RECOMMENDATION If you're a fan of Katy Evans, I don't think you'll be disappointed and to be honest, I'm going to read the second one in the series. This book left enough emotion for me to carry on forward.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rejane

    If that's the blurb to catch the reader's attention, it had the opposite effect on me. What a ridiculous blurb. And there's this reviewer I follow who gives 5 stars to every single book. When she she gives a low rate, it's 4 stars 😁😁 and she didn't finish the book. I can only imagine the snooze fest. LMAO And the heroine here is the kind that ruins the book. The author decided for a self enthralled snob bitch. Read this review and see for yourselves, saying she saved someone from the garbage; thi If that's the blurb to catch the reader's attention, it had the opposite effect on me. What a ridiculous blurb. And there's this reviewer I follow who gives 5 stars to every single book. When she she gives a low rate, it's 4 stars 😁😁 and she didn't finish the book. I can only imagine the snooze fest. LMAO And the heroine here is the kind that ruins the book. The author decided for a self enthralled snob bitch. Read this review and see for yourselves, saying she saved someone from the garbage; this someone being a guy who did stunts for money in YouTube to care for his sibling. IMO, she's the trashy one. How dare someone thinks they're better than others because they are rich? https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sophia Triad

    This looks VERY good!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tzelina

    **Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for giving me the ARC in exchange for an honest review**#MillionDollarDevil #NetGalley 3 stars!! For me it was an ok read...Enjoyable, sweet, sexy, romantic and well written story!!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Bookphenomena (Micky)

    DNF unrated I am sad to say that this didn't work for me on any level. I didn't like the characters, the story had potential but it wasn't realised and the heat was on overload. I found I just couldn't continue. I have much respect for Katy Evans work that I have loved but this was not of the same brushstroke.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tracy C

    I had a hard time believing this story. My first issue was that James and Lizzy were such dissimilar characters, I didn't believe they would have anything in common to sustain a relationship. I did not like how James's diction made him seem like an unintelligent jerk. I also did not believe the plot line. I immediately thought that a good way to go for the suit line was make an ordinary man extraordinary. Why would Lizzy even consider millionaires as models? Lame. Then Lizzy's father did a compl I had a hard time believing this story. My first issue was that James and Lizzy were such dissimilar characters, I didn't believe they would have anything in common to sustain a relationship. I did not like how James's diction made him seem like an unintelligent jerk. I also did not believe the plot line. I immediately thought that a good way to go for the suit line was make an ordinary man extraordinary. Why would Lizzy even consider millionaires as models? Lame. Then Lizzy's father did a complete 180 at the end. All of a sudden he was understanding, loving and so proud of her? No thanks...this author is not for me.

  21. 5 out of 5

    ♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

    I was so happy to be able to review "Million Dollar Devil" - as I loved previous books by Katy Evans. And I know you can feel the BUT come - so here it is ... BUT I am not sure what happened to the feelings ... this author was always about deep feelings for me - I can still remember crying over "REAL". Sure an author is allowed to change his style or genre. But there are different types of changes and just a little more than a week ago I was having a discussion with an author that felt her reade I was so happy to be able to review "Million Dollar Devil" - as I loved previous books by Katy Evans. And I know you can feel the BUT come - so here it is ... BUT I am not sure what happened to the feelings ... this author was always about deep feelings for me - I can still remember crying over "REAL". Sure an author is allowed to change his style or genre. But there are different types of changes and just a little more than a week ago I was having a discussion with an author that felt her readers weren't taking her change in style well and I told her - that she could not please everyone. Changing from a HEA Author to a NON-HEA one is one thing. It might be shocking but ...yeah simply BUT ... - the same goes for a change in the genre .... but the depth of a story. ... the feelings within - they are essential - they are like the core of how a reader feels about an author - So I still hold on to that thought but I am not sure this type of change is a good one. I might be the odd one out there I don't know but I really need to feel the story and connect to the characters and from the first page on I felt like I stepped into something cold. In the beginning, I thought it was just a way to build up the story but my waiting continued and at some point I realized that there would be no change and that this was the tone and setting of the story and I felt sad - so very sad because the plot had this potential as any other book from her. It made me wonder what happened to make her change style so much. At least that's the way I felt about it when I finished. I will always check on her releases when they come up but I am pretty sure I will in some way be more reluctant to pick up the next book. ( I hope I am wrong when the time comes but these are my thoughts at this moment) I really loved REAL so much that I kind of want to pick up that book now again just to remind myself how much feeling there was and that what I felt while reading it wasn't a kind of mirage. But as I said this might be totally on me and if you read the blurb and feel you might like it I would never stop you from reading it. It is a solid written plot that is just not for me ....unfortunately ═══ PLEASE SUBSCRIBE / LIKE / FOLLOW US ════ Blog : https://www.jerisbookattic.com FB Page : https://www.facebook.com/JerisBookAttic Twitter : https://twitter.com/JeriTRyan Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2... Bloglovin : https://www.bloglovin.com/@jerisbooka... Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/jeris_book_...

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Million Dollar Devil is a sexy contemporary romance. The story takes place in Atlanta. The narrators are Elizabeth/Lizzie and James/Jimmy (1st person POVs). Lizzie (25) works for her dad. They are very rich (her nickname is the heiress). She is in charge of the launch of their new line of men's designer suits. She needs to find a model/spokesperson. James is a daredevil who will do any dare for money. He has a youtube channel with lots of videos. I liked the idea of Elizabeth having to find someone Million Dollar Devil is a sexy contemporary romance. The story takes place in Atlanta. The narrators are Elizabeth/Lizzie and James/Jimmy (1st person POVs). Lizzie (25) works for her dad. They are very rich (her nickname is the heiress). She is in charge of the launch of their new line of men's designer suits. She needs to find a model/spokesperson. James is a daredevil who will do any dare for money. He has a youtube channel with lots of videos. I liked the idea of Elizabeth having to find someone for the line of men's designer suits. I was very intrigued by everything to do with that part of the story. James was a good male lead. His world was the complete opposite of the world Lizzie was from. I like the cover model (for the book), but I sort of wish that the cover had been James in one of the designer suits. I liked Jimmy's brother. That was a strong part of the story as well. The ending is everything for me. I am not sure that I was completely satisfied with how the book ended. Also I did not really like the epilogue. I enjoy epilogues. But am not a fan of them being that sexy. There were definitely things that I enjoyed about this book. It was a quick fun read. The story was interesting. It was sexy. But it just was not overly emotional or substantial. I know that there are many readers who love this type of book. So just know that is what you will get. Thanks to netgalley and Montlake Romance for allowing me to read this book.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dilek VT

    The heroine sounds like someone I would hate... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*

    Jimmy Rowan’s name is synonymous with danger and excitement. Well amongst his YouTube fans anyway. He has gained a strong following by taking on dare’s for cash. His younger brother Charlie captures it all on video and they upload it to their channel following. Charlie is all he has left of his family that was taken from them in a tragic accident. Jimmy’s focus in life is to be a good role model for his brother and make sure he has a good upbringing. When Jimmy walks into his local bar after comp Jimmy Rowan’s name is synonymous with danger and excitement. Well amongst his YouTube fans anyway. He has gained a strong following by taking on dare’s for cash. His younger brother Charlie captures it all on video and they upload it to their channel following. Charlie is all he has left of his family that was taken from them in a tragic accident. Jimmy’s focus in life is to be a good role model for his brother and make sure he has a good upbringing. When Jimmy walks into his local bar after completing yet another dare, his eye is caught up in an intense exchange with a very uptight, prissy but beautiful woman. A woman who makes an interesting case about why he needs to talk to her. She has a proposition, one that seems to good to be true. Elizabeth Banks is being groomed to one day take over her family couture business. She has spent her entire career trying to make her father proud, to prove to him that she has what it takes. She is assigned the tough job of finding the ‘face’ of their new clothing line and after being knocked back by every well known, good looking person on her list she finds herself at a seedy bar, with her eyes set on Jimmy Rowan. Initially Jimmy is very skeptical but the possibility of how the money being offered could change not just his life but Charlie’s too is what has him reluctantly agreeing. And the fact that he thinks Lizzy is beautiful and he plans to one day have her. Thus begins the rebirth of Jimmy to James. For the next few months he will be groomed and schooled on how to act and behave like a gentleman. No one can know where he really came from, he has the looks and charisma that Lizzy has been looking for. ‘I’ve never been come on to by a guy who tells it like it is in the way this devil does. It’s infuriatingly sexy, and it makes me want to negotiate with my body.’ Here’s the thing though, Jimmy may feel like a bit of fraud pretending to be someone he isn’t but Lizzy hasn’t come to the self realization that she too is doing the same thing with her own life. She can’t be who she wants to be because she is craving the acceptance of her dad, doing and being what he wants her to be. If she was really honest with herself she would see that she is not truly living. ‘I don’t know what it is about this guy that affects me so much. Maybe it’s because he’s daring, unique, and not afraid to be himself. Or maybe because my whole life I’ve tried to be perfect and never really bought into the act. And yet when I’m with him, I don’t feel like I have to play at anything at all. I can simply be me.’ Spending time with Jimmy is a truly humbling experience for Lizzy, he is kind, compassionate and values his family above everything else. She prejudged him the first time they met and now she is realising that he is the kind of man she could easily fall, but not one her father would ever approve of. Tell that to her heart though… Being in Lizzy’s world initially was a bit of fun for Jimmy but the impact of being around such fake people and the glamour that comes with it has been affecting him. He has changed and it takes a confronting experience to realise that he was never meant for this world, or this girl. This is a fun and sexy read from Katy Evans. I loved the slow burn and verbal foreplay between these two. ‘I’ve never met a human being that made me feel as alive - as perfect even with my flaws… as seen… as happy… as free - as him.’

  25. 5 out of 5

    Book Maniac Forever

    ⭐ 3.5 "Daredevil" Stars ⭐ When I first read the blurb for Million Dollar Devil I was already sold on this story. Sadly for me, this novel didn’t entirely convinced me. I had difficulty for the first quarter of this book to be captivated by the storyline, but persevered in my reading. It paid off because I gradually connected more to the characters and enjoyed this book. Not my favorite from this author, but still pleasant. "I've never met a human being that made me fell as alive - as perfect e ⭐️ 3.5 "Daredevil" Stars ⭐️ When I first read the blurb for Million Dollar Devil I was already sold on this story. Sadly for me, this novel didn’t entirely convinced me. I had difficulty for the first quarter of this book to be captivated by the storyline, but persevered in my reading. It paid off because I gradually connected more to the characters and enjoyed this book. Not my favorite from this author, but still pleasant. "I've never met a human being that made me fell as alive - as perfect even with my flaws... as seen... as happy... as free - as him." Lizzy would do anything to prove to her dad she’s capable of becoming the next CEO of his company. When all her options to find the next face for Banks LTD’s upcoming menswear collection are lost, she turns to cocky daredevil James Rowan. James is rough around the edge, shameless and so sexy! The complete opposite of what the company represents. Always ready for a dare, he accepts Lizzy’s million dollar offer and the transformation starts. I enjoyed his never-ending sexual innuendos toward the young woman. She’s not accustom to this kind of forwardness, but can’t help the attraction simmering between them. Lizzy’s always trying to please her father, but by doing that she’s not living her life and James shows her a new audacious side of her. "You're not fragile, sweetheart. You're rare, and that makes you pure gold." I enjoyed this couple flirty banter and the blossoming of their romantic relationship. This is quite slow, but I still enjoyed the pace. Million Dollar Devil wasn’t as attention-grabbing as I wanted, but I had good time reading it. ** ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review **

  26. 5 out of 5

    Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)

    "If you were shopping for gentlemen, baby, you went to the wrong place." Hot damn! Who wants a gentleman when you can have a #ManBabe like him? Excuse me while I fan myself... Jimmy is a daredevil who has a YouTube following. He takes dares for money and he's not afraid of anything. But, will he do anything for money? A million dollars is a lot of money, right? Will he allow the beautiful heiress to polish his ruggedness into within an inch of its life, give him a makeover, and drape him in "If you were shopping for gentlemen, baby, you went to the wrong place." Hot damn! Who wants a gentleman when you can have a #ManBabe like him? Excuse me while I fan myself... Jimmy is a daredevil who has a YouTube following. He takes dares for money and he's not afraid of anything. But, will he do anything for money? A million dollars is a lot of money, right? Will he allow the beautiful heiress to polish his ruggedness into within an inch of its life, give him a makeover, and drape him in sophisticated suits? Could he pull it off? Would he want to? Maybe, if she's part of the deal... Lizzy is determined to prove herself to her father. She needs the perfect man and she can't find one among the rich and famous. Those entitled jerks aren't impressed by a million dollar contract and can't be bothered. So, what does she do? She decides to find some man-clay and mold him into sex in a suit. Someone that every man wants to be and every woman wants. What she didn't expect was to be one of those women who want him. "I can't pretend that his raw look of masculinity doesn't spin my libido-meter. Steeped in wild danger, the synergy between us is electrifying." Ladies, prepare to swoon over this sexy beast! When your virtual eyes observe his photoshoot, the irresistible smirks, the dimple, those abs...sigh. Yeah, you'll be drooling right along with me once you one-click on this amazing book. You'll also be worried right along with me as the danger of the ruse being discovered escalates. It's a brilliant idea, but not necessarily one that Lizzy wants her father, coworkers, clients or the media to get wind of. Now that she's turned him into the man of her dreams, will she have to let him go?

  27. 4 out of 5

    Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦

    2 STARS! Million Dollar Devil by Katy Evans was just one of those stories where you either love it or you hate it. The author and the blurb was what quickly drew me to the book but I was completely let down with the heroine. She's an heiress trying to please her father. No backbone. The things she said about the hero being "garbage" and a "sewer rat" among other names and multiple times throughout the novel was uncalled for. Even though she apologizes at the end, the damage was done. However, ther 2 STARS! Million Dollar Devil by Katy Evans was just one of those stories where you either love it or you hate it. The author and the blurb was what quickly drew me to the book but I was completely let down with the heroine. She's an heiress trying to please her father. No backbone. The things she said about the hero being "garbage" and a "sewer rat" among other names and multiple times throughout the novel was uncalled for. Even though she apologizes at the end, the damage was done. However, there are many points for the hero. James was this sexified, raw, roguish, bearded man. Any dare presented to him, he's taking it all to care for his young brother. Yet, James seemed to be constantly objectified. Big N-O for me as a reader. Overall, this story just did not do it for me. Yes, it was sexy and there was an electrifying connection between the main characters but it lacked humility in my opinion. Thus, making a novel that I was not particularly fond of. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Montlake Romance through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.*

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

    ***AVAILABLE NOW - FULL REVIEW*** 3 DAREDEVIL CROWNS This was an okay read. It had its moments and some likable characters, but there were also moments that fizzled our or seemed to be over the top. My favorite part of the story is the daredevil. James was utterly delicious. I liked his persona and how he loved Charleigh. His ethical struggle made sense, and his insecurities matched his character. As with most heroes, his bedroom skills were in point, and the bedroom scenes with the heroine were g ***AVAILABLE NOW - FULL REVIEW*** 3 DAREDEVIL CROWNS This was an okay read. It had its moments and some likable characters, but there were also moments that fizzled our or seemed to be over the top. My favorite part of the story is the daredevil. James was utterly delicious. I liked his persona and how he loved Charleigh. His ethical struggle made sense, and his insecurities matched his character. As with most heroes, his bedroom skills were in point, and the bedroom scenes with the heroine were great. The heroine, Lizzy, was hit or miss for me. There were times I loved her, but there were also moments where I could understand her Dad’s decision. I needed her to be a bit more mature to be likable. The story, overall, is pretty predictable. I enjoyed it, but I also didn’t have a pressing need to pick it up and devour it. It was a good read, truly. It just lacked the punch I need in a story to engage me. ARC received in exchange for an honest review

  29. 5 out of 5

    Melissa B

    I'm a fan of Katy's books and have been looking forward to this read but it didn't consume me like I was hoping for. I did enjoy this book, James "Jimmy" was a cocky, sexy, flirty YouTube daredevil that caught the attention of Elizabeth the gorgeous, sweet, heiress looking for the next face of her father's company. These two were full of witty banter and explosive chemistry that you felt in every interaction, yet Lizzy tried to fight the connection at every turn until she couldn't. Plus you get I'm a fan of Katy's books and have been looking forward to this read but it didn't consume me like I was hoping for. I did enjoy this book, James "Jimmy" was a cocky, sexy, flirty YouTube daredevil that caught the attention of Elizabeth the gorgeous, sweet, heiress looking for the next face of her father's company. These two were full of witty banter and explosive chemistry that you felt in every interaction, yet Lizzy tried to fight the connection at every turn until she couldn't. Plus you get the added bonus of Charlie, Jimmy's younger brother whom you can't help but fall for and the one person he protects at all costs! What happens when you fall for the one person you shouldn't? You'll have to read to find out!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kimberley C.

    I really struggled to finish this one. The premise is a good one, and I thought I would be all over it, but honestly didn’t really care for either character, and I ended up skimming the last half of the book., 2 stars.

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