I’m the type of girl who’s given up on fairy tales. So when Beck – the hot new busboy at work – starts flirting with me, I know better than to get my hopes up. Happily ever afters aren’t for the average. I learned that the hard way.
But how can I be expected to resist a man who can quote Austen, loves making me laugh, and seems to be everything hot and good in this world?
Only there’s so much more to him than that.
Billionaire playboy? Check.
Troubled soul? Check.
The owner of my heart, the man I’ve moved halfway across the country to be with, who’s laying the world at my feet in order to convince me to never leave? Check. Check. Check.
But nobody does complicated like the one percent.
This is not your everyday rags-to-riches, knight-in-shining armor whisking the poor girl off her feet kind of story. No, this is much messier.
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A fairy tale kind of story.
The Rich Boy is Kylie Scott's newest stand-alone novel, I was completely swept away at the beginning. Beck was a young care free man or he seemed to be, travelling around and moving from place to place until he met Alice, just an ordinary young woman who worked in a bar. I loved the idea of this young care free man who had travelled all over the place who then decided to stay in a place he didn't really like, cleaning tables, just to be near the woman he had began to fall hard for. Beck has his secrets though and he was holding something back, that itself was no secret and it was a swoon-worthy beginning with such potential.
Beck and Alice worked at the same bar together and the more time they spent together they became even closer until one night Beck's real life and the thing he had been trying to escape from came to find him.
Alice always new Beck had secrets that he wasn't ready to share and also that he was escaping his family for some reason, what she soon discovered after that night was Beck was rich, very rich and with the sudden news of his fathers death, it was time to go home and face the family and so he asked Alice to go with him.
What did Alice have to lose really, she had a job she hated and was struggling to pay the bills and on top of that for the first time she was falling hard for a mysterious man who made her heart patter but I don't think she quite new what she was walking into when she moved to Denver to be with Beck. I liked Alice, she had sass and backbone but there wasn't really anything interesting about her.
I suppose this is a rags to riches kind of story and as Alice began to settle in with the elegance, snobbery and riches surrounding her, although Beck was still the same man, loving and kind, she also saw the man he was expected to be and how much in the spotlight he and his family were but Alice refused to conform to what was expected of her, especially Beck's Grandmother who was in summary stuck up, devious and calculating.
I enjoyed the story, it was swoon worthy and interesting in parts but I also thought it lacked drama and angst and it took me longer than normal to read this due to losing interest a few times.
A heartwarming enjoyable fairy-tale kind of story, a slow-burn with the hotness, told in first person pov, leads to hea.