Thursday, November 15, 2012

Virtual Review Tour - The Billionaire Playboy by Christina Tetreault

Welcome to my stop on Christina Tetreault's Virtual Review Tour for The Billionaire Playboy.  Please be sure to leave a comment or question for her below as Christina will be awarding a $10 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during her tour.  You can follow her tour stops here, the more often you comment, the better your odds of winning.


The Billionaire Playboy 
by Christina Tetreault 
The Sherbrookes of Newport, Book 2
Published by Christina Tetreault
ISBN: 978-0-988308-91-6
Length: 198 Pages
Contemporary Romance


She's spent her life avoiding love

Captain Charlotte “Charlie” O'Brien, a doctor in the United States Navy, returns to her home in
North Salem, Massachusetts to visit her family and make an important decision about her future. Mother Nature has other plans when a hurricane strikes, flooding the town and throwing Jake Sherbrooke in Charlie's path. Initially she believes Jake is nothing more than a rich playboy, but quickly, she learns that he is so much more.

The media calls him Prince Charming

Jake Sherbrooke has never been one to follow the path laid out by his parents. That is why he started the Falmouth Foundation, a non-profit disaster relief organization rather than enter politics. When he learns of the destruction in North Salem, he immediately travels there to offer aid and meets Charlie O'Brien. Charlie is unlike any woman he has ever meet and he can not help but be drawn to her.

Soon neither can ignore the incredible chemistry between them. But will his reputation as a billionaire playboy damage their budding romance?


Author Bio and Links:

I wrote my first story with characters similar to those in the Sweet Valley Twins books at the age of 10 on my grandmother's manual typewriter. As I got older my stories and characters became more mature. During my freshman year at UMass Dartmouth, I read my first romance novel and fell in love with the genre. I have been writing romance ever since.

Today I live with my husband, three beautiful daughters and two dogs in Massachusetts. Whenever I have a free moment you'll find me either reading a romance novel or working on my most current story.

Twitter: twitter@cgricci

My Review:

For some, love or the fear of being in love can be an emotional storm as strong as a hurricane.  In Christine Tetreault's The Billionaire Playboy, it's an actual hurricane which brings the young lovers together.  With likable characters, a sweet romance and plenty of angst, Ms. Tetreault's story transported me to a picturesque town where two characters, with backgrounds as different as night and day, meet, fall in love and entertained me for the day.

Captain Charlotte “Charlie” O'Brien is home on leave while trying to decide what to do with her future, should she re-enlist in the Navy or take a chance and head into public practice.  While staying at her mother's bed and breakfast, a hurricane sweeps through the small town of North Salem, and Charlie finds herself doing what she does best - taking charge of the situation.  She never expected to meet Jake Sherbrooke, a man known as "The Billionaire Playboy" or on falling in love with the man he reveals himself to be.

Jake Sherbrooke has spent his whole life trying to carve out a life of his own separate from his wealthy and politically powerful family.  Establishing "The Sherbrooke Foundation" was supposed to help him do what he loves, reach out to those in need, and establish him as a serious philanthropist.  Unfortunately the paparazzi is determined to simply portray him as the President's young, rich and handsome son.  When he learns of the hurricane and the damage it's done to North Salem, he personally visits the town to help as much as he can.  He never planned on falling in love with a gorgeous redhead who's different from anyone he's ever dated before.

The scenes between Charlie and Jake are entertaining and they have great verbal and physical chemistry.  Coming from two very different social backgrounds, Jake has lived a privileged life while Charlie has struggled for everything she's ever received, they soon realize they have more in common than they thought.  They fit together.  Unused to the attention the media brings to anyone in Jake's life, Charlie is unprepared to deal with the realities of dating someone who's famous more for who they are than what they do.  Ms. Tetreault did a great job developing both Charlie and Jake's characters; we get to see what makes them tick as individuals and as a couple.  The biggest problem their relationship has is their fear, Jake's fear of being judged for his birthright and Charlie's childhood fear of being abandoned by another man.

When photos appear making it appear as if Jake is being unfaithful, will Charlie give him a chance to explain?  Will Charlie and Jake's fears tear them apart?  You'll have to read The Billionaire Playboy to find out.  It's a light romance and fun book to read.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Crowns

FTC Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.


Please be sure to leave a comment or question for her below as Christina will be awarding a $10 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during her tour. You can follow her tour stops here, the more often you comment, the better your odds of winning.


  1. Just stopping by to say thank you for having me today.


  2. I love finding new authors and books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Thanks for your in-depth review. A good review helps bring the work of a new-to-me author to life!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  4. Love that author photo of you, Christine. So classy.

    1. Hi Roxy

      Thank you for visiting today. I must admitt I am not a fan of photos.

  5. I still remember using the manual typewriter, computers are so much easier for budding authors. Thanks for sharing the story today

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    1. My fingers hurt just thinking about that old typewriter :)


  6. Hi, your review says MUST READ for me. The perfect book to read when the weather keeps you indoors.


    1. Hi Mary

      If you do read, I would love to know your thoughts.


  7. I miss manual typewriters! But the book sounds fun...


  8. I remember the Sweet Valley High books! And manual typewriters! I think we still had one until fairly recently--my dad used one for eons... Thanks for sharing about your new title--sounds like a fun read!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net