Title: Mr. Big
A London Billionaire Standalone
Author: Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Daws
Release Date: 24th October, 2017
You’ve heard the rumors.
Yes, they’re all true. The women…the bank account…the really big…
Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself. I’m just saying, there’s a reason some call me Mr. Big. But none of it will matter to her. I’ve known her since we were kids. And she’s just as off limits now as she was then.
She’s my best friend’s little sister and when he asked me to give her the grand tour, he did not mean of my bedroom.
So Mr. Big has to stay under wraps… One problem, she’s the only woman I’ve ever truly loved. But with the secret I’m keeping, she’ll never love me back.
4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF
Mr. Big is a second chance romance full of angst and pain. Emma and Zach have known each other since they were kids; Zach is the best friend of her brother. History and pain keep them apart for over ten years and they spend a good portion of the first half of the story fighting how they feel for one another.
The slow boil romance is back and forth and well laid out. Zach is a man who believes he is not a good choice for Emma, that he simply isn’t good enough for her because of who he is. Darkness swirls in his head and eats away at his self-worth. His internal battle is at times so harsh you can visualise how little worth he has in himself. The way Emma sees him is so completely different, she knows his worth.
‘Emma was now his responsibility and he had no idea what to do about it. Once rule though: despite the years, she was still off-limits.
You’d do well to remember that.’
The flashbacks in this story blend in effortlessly with the present. These scenes give more depth of colour to the characters’ lives. The only issue I had with this book is the blurb. It talks about a man and his large stick, and yet his stick isn’t even that prominent in the story, which to me is great. Mr. Big was all about the love two people had for each other and the pain that surrounded them and made them doubt themselves and what they were trying to make of their future together.
The description and attention to detail when it came to London was done by an author who clearly loves London. She clearly has a great understanding on the correct method practices in how to create a good read. Mr. Big was full of secondary characters that made me laugh or made me want to punch someone. Zach’s self-deprecation was deep and black. Self-destructive to the core and full of so much venom I feared he may poison himself before he found his way.
USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she “borrowed” from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.