Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Matched to a Billionaire by Mio Takai

*side eyes book*

This is based off a romance novel by Kat Cantrell. Daniella is poor and looking for a way to save her sickly mother, so she decides to go to a matchmaking agency and marry for money. Luckily for her, she ends up with a billionaire who answered the same way as she did on the questionnaire (they both want stability). Leo is a venture capitalist who is a total workaholic and thinks the apocalypse will happen if he gives himself a moment's reprieve, so he agrees to take care of Daniella as long as she keeps the machine of his household well-oiled.

I don't mind stupidity in romance, but when stupidity is the reason for all the drama, I can't help but side-eye the book. Leo was just such a fool, working himself until he was literally sick, pushing Daniella away because he was afraid love would ruin all of his carefully laid ~plans~. It's like, dude, chill. Seriously. I started rolling my eyes every time he started talking about all of his self-manufactured sad boy problems. Yes, he was poor when he was younger, but making yourself burn out isn't going to help secure your future.

I liked the art in this book (it kind of reminds me of old skool CLAMP), and the romance is cute I guess, but I found myself a little bored by the drama. Maybe I'm being too picky, but I was hoping for some sort of dramatic tension behind "I'm terrified of being a slacker!"


Thanks to Netgalley/the publisher for the review copy!

2 to 2.5 out of 5 stars

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