‘Claire and the Lady Billionaire’ by Giselle Fox is a contemporary lesbian romance series so far of 8 novellas. This is the story of Claire and Camille’s romance and is entirely narrated from Claire’s first person point of view.
Claire Lundy moved back to her hometown in Oregon to help her parents after her father was seriously injured. She works at a supermarket to make ends meet while also unsuccessfully applying for an MBA in a prestigious business school. One evening, Claire’s luck changes when a stranger walks into the supermarket and invites Claire to her nearby mansion for a fireworks display and perhaps more. Claire has never been attracted to women, but this stranger with pale crystal blue eyes and a certain vulnerability manages to intrigue her so she accepts what ends up being a life changing proposition.
The first installment is a great short introduction to this tale setting the tone for the rest of the series. The author immediately creates intrigue regarding the Billionaire by not disclosing her name. The billionaire’s story is revealed slowly throughout the books but it quickly becomes obvious that there is more to her circumstances than meets the eye. Although initially mysterious and flippant, she becomes warmer, more vulnerable and relatable as the story progresses. The first person point of view narration is a great choice as it makes these books more passionate and personal. Along the way when Claire’s true motives behind wanting to be the billionaire’s companion are questioned, one cannot help but feel defensive on her behalf. Her triumphs throughout the series become our own as the reader undoubtedly becomes her champion (and my romance-driven heart hopes, of their relationship as well).
This is a Rich/Poor Girl romance that will no doubt appeal to the fans of this trope. There are fabulous houses and exotic locations, tales of blackmail, competition, family drama and even a secondary celebrity topic to fuel and advance the story through the eight published novellas.
I have read several of Ms Fox’s books and they are all solid stories with narration that flows with ease. They also contain many explicit, but well written sex scenes as Gaby commented on her review of ‘Year of the Kiss’. The main characters’ chemistry is palpable and steamy in this series. If this doesn’t appeal you as a reader, then you should skip it.
The books don’t finish in cliffhangers but be aware that the story will continue in the following book, so keep that in mind when committing on reading this series. It is my understanding that Ms. Fox normally releases an installment every other published book and has no intention of finishing this story yet.
All books in the series are available for purchase through Amazon or free through Kindle Unlimited.
Overall a great, entertaining read that will not disappoint. 4.5 stars.