The Billionaire’s Pet, by Ivy Layne is a 342-page contemporary romance novel and is the seventh book out of a 10-part series (other reviews can be found below). And since this is a 10-part series, you can expect reviews by this author pretty back to back for the next few weeks as I go through the books. It is written from a first-person POV, two-side.
Ivy Layne is an author who generally writes dirty, dirty sex scenes. So if you’re someone who is looking for some dirty read (which there is nothing wrong with that) this is the book for you. I will warn you ahead of time if you are reading this series, this book in particular had A LOT of sex…almost too much for my liking.
Spoilers Ahead ***
What pulls Sophie and Gage together? They both have PTSD.
Sophie from being in a terrible marriage with a man who romanced her into believing he was something he was not then locking her up after they were married. Not in the sense of a jail cell, but he made her quit her job and basically moved her into a compound. Every time she tried to escape or leave a guard would bring her back to the house. Her husband also had violent tendencies and would return home and beat her. Little did she know but he was a money man for the mob. When he died she felt free, but she still had nightmares and struggled sleeping after she left the house where he held her captive. She went and got her life back. She returned to nursing, but decided to only do small and live in type situations, so she moved in with the Winters to take care of their great aunt Amelia. While living there she met Gage.
Gage Winters is returning home after being away for over ten years in the military. Everyone always thought he would be running the Winters company with his cousin Aiden, but after Aiden’s parents were killed he just couldn’t stay. He had never planned to be away for as long as he had, but after his last tour in the Middle East where he was captured and tortured for months by enemies he came home. Of course, he also has problems sleeping and when he met Sophie, he knew they needed each other. They both agreed to seek professional help together. The rub comes in when Sophie’s husband returns from the dead and kidnaps her.
All in all, it ended as you’d expect, Sophie is saved by the Feds and Gage (acting as sniper), her husband goes to jail and ends up going to jail. Her ex-husband had faked his death after turning over evidence against his employers, so he didn’t last in jail for too long before he was “mysteriously killed”. The one thing that I wish had happened is Sophie had some kind of resolution with her family. In the book, her father essentially disowned her because she married the ex.
In summary, I give this a 3 out of 5.
Summary of other books in the Winters Saga: