My Brother’s Billionaire Best Friend, by Max Monroe is a 330-page contemporary romance novel and is the second book out of a 4-part series called “Billionaire Collection”. It is written from a first-person POV, two-sided.
I’ve been doing a pretty good job reading different authors, but you are definitely going to start seeing repeat authors as I start devouring series.
Max Monroe seem to have their general market in RomCom, so here’s another one. The heat level of this book is, well it’s hard (no pun intended), somewhere between three and four. Compared to the other Max Monroe books I’ve read, this one is relatively tame.
Spoilers Ahead ***
Mabel, nickname “Maybe”, is the heroine. I’d like to start off by saying I really hated that name. Why? Because sometimes they’d use the word Maybe (not the heroine) and it would always give me a moment of pause. She’s a quirky virgin. I mean, there’s no other way to put that. She’s been in love with her brother’s best friend, Milo, since she was a teen. The story takes place in NYC and Maybe has returned to the city seeking a job in the publishing world as an editor.
Milo is a successful (he’s a billionaire)…uh…you know, his job is so forgettable. I literally finished this book yesterday and I don’t remember his job. Who cares. He was the CEO, and it was successful. The important things to know about his job is he went into a lot of credit card debt to get to where he was, no favors were called in, and no sponsorship. His best friend, Evan (Maybe’s brother), asked him to look out for his little sister and help her get a publishing job through his connections in the city. Hey, the publishing world is hard to break into. While Milo is “helping” Maybe they spend a lot of time together and he can no longer look at her as his best friend’s little sister.
Overall, the characters were likeable, and the meetcute was funny. Milo showed up to Maybe’s family’s place of business and asked if she was a new worker…so you can imagine that went well.
Generally, here are my thoughts:
- The POVs from the characters are hilarious as usual, but I admit, Maybe got a bit neurotic for me sometimes to a level of immaturity. To be fair, the character is 24 so the nuances were probably on point.
- I liked their style of writing, it was easy to read and the flow for the most part felt natural, and yes, I actually laughed out loud
- This is a situation where the love grew over time, so I appreciate that, so there’s a lot of time warping.
- The ending was really memorable, everyone got what they wanted and the book set up for the third of the series.
In summary, I give this a 4 out of 5. I plan to read the other two books.