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I can't say I gravitate to billionaire romances on the whole, but I do love an intense and brooding kind of hero like this guy. Graves is so sexy, very much the deep, quiet man with a lot going on underneath that still surface. He likes to keep his sex emotion-free, no complications, no kissing, no spending the night, no cuddling. Just let him do his thing, find release, and then it's back to being self-contained and in control. There is a backstory concerning his childhood, a definite reason for the way he is, but given all his self-control and reserve, he is completely love sick over his best friend's little sister. I love to read this in a romance.
And, more than that, I especially love when a hero is practically torn up over the heroine; when he can't get her out of his mind; when every other woman is just a stand-in for the one woman he's obsessed with. Graves is 29, fairly young and all self-made, and the heroine, Chloe, is about to turn 25, although she did sometimes seem to me a bit younger than her actual age. I did like Chloe; she was sweet and inexperienced but determined. And I liked these two characters together as a couple. I liked that Graves was fast losing it over Chloe, and I liked that she was so in love with him, too, and had been since she was fifteen years old. A lot of love and longing, and lust, there on both their parts. The things Graves thought about Chloe were very hot.
There is plenty of sexual tension and a good amount of build-up to the sex. Chloe is desperate to seduce, Graves is desperate to resist, and all I really wanted was for them get to the good stuff! I was getting a little impatient, thought there could have been more doing and less thinking it over, but I did appreciate that Graves thought he wasn't right or good enough for Chloe and he was trying to hold on to any noble intention. He thinks he's too hard and rough, too not used to affection and love and softness, but Chloe surprises him by not taking No for an answer. I thought the sex was well-written and erotic, sometimes raw in intensity and sexual need, and with a sweet feeling of romance as well. Chloe and Graves have been building up to this point for a while now, and I enjoyed seeing them finally get in that bed and tear the sheets up.
I thought the story length was just right, not too long but not too short (1358 kindle locations), and I wanted something to read in one sitting. Something shorter, maybe lighter but not too rushed, and something that still delivered a hot romance. CLAIMED BY HIM is book 1 of the series, not a serial. This is a complete story about one couple, and the other books to follow will each feature a different sexy billionaire hero and his heroine.
book 2 Taken by Him: A Billionaire's Club Story (The Billionaire's Club) May 28, 2013
book 3 Bound by Him: A Billionaire's Club Story (The Billionaire's Club) June 18, 2013
book 4 Kept by Him: The Billionaire's Club July 1, 2013
book 5 Bared by Him: A Billionaire's Club Story (The Billionaire's Club) August 1, 2013