How to Blow It with a Billionaire (Arden St. Ives, #2) by Alexis Hall

How to Blow It with a Billionaire (Arden St. Ives, #2)

Be careful what you wish for . . .Once upon a time there was a totally ordinary boy who fell for a cold, beautiful prince. Only it's not a fairy tale, it's my life. The prince is a billionaire called Caspian Hart. And we're trying super hard to live happily ever after.He's everything I want, need, and can't resist: a man who looks like a god and bangs like the devil. Except he's still got his rules and he's still got his secrets . . .But if there...

Details How to Blow It with a Billionaire (Arden St. Ives, #2)

TitleHow to Blow It with a Billionaire (Arden St. Ives, #2)
Release DateDec 12th, 2017
PublisherForever Yours
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Contemporary, Erotica, Bdsm

Reviews How to Blow It with a Billionaire (Arden St. Ives, #2)

  • Line
    This second and the third book in this series was a pre-order as SOON as I finished the first one (how Mr. Hall got a pre-order that early will have to be Voodoo or spells or some other form of other-worldly hugga-baloo!) I pressed the one-click-buy so fast that I cracked my keyboard (and then I poured in a cup of coffee, but you know... I was really excited:-)This book is everything it's "inspiration", the genre 'bildom riff' is not. Ardy is not...
  • Gillian
    4.5 starsReviewed for Just LoveHere’s the thing – I think the title of the book is wrong.This really should be called How to Blow it with Arden St. Ives because if anyone blows it here, it’s Caspian Hart.Here’s the other thing – I can’t entirely blame Caspian for fucking things up.Look, I didn’t go into this expecting to feel something akin to sympathy for that inscrutable billionaire, but HTBIWAB made me do just that. It seems like...
  • Eugenia
    Soooooo much better than the first!I loved the first book; THIS ONE I ADORED. It was succulent, it was delicious, it was hot, and full of laughter, and pain, and sadness, and my hand wanted to reach on in there and slap Caspian upside the head.This second installment deviates more from FSoG than the first one did. There are still recognizable homages to the original text, but of course this is Alexis Hall, an Author who can actually write, and ev...
  • Alisa
    4.5 starsI was anxiously awaiting this second installment in the Arden St. Ives series and it was well worth the wait. This one picks up immediately after the first book ends and follows Arden and Caspian as they return to London and try to make a go of their relationship. It's a rocky road though as Arden tries to break down the many walls Caspian has put up.This story sucked me in from the very beginning The author has created a fabulous narrat...
  • Allison
    Okay, so I finally finished it. Because I was afraid of the Feelz I was kind of avoiding finishing. But. I'm good, I was a little torn up for Ardy but it's Ardy, Damnit, he's going to win. I have all the faith in him. I am aware this is romance and Alexis Hall, so HEA/HFN is going to happen, but my faith is in Ardy, not in the inevitable. I think Ardy may be my favorite of his characters. He is so purely himself, I just love him so much. And I lo...
  • Truuss
    Part one ended quite satisfying, no cliff, I was so eager to know more because there is so much to discover.The prologue gave me instant an unsettled feeling. My God, what to expect....Told from the creative, overactive and responsive mind of Arden.Arden lives in one of Caspian's apartments. Their relation is complicated. Caspian's has issues and we still have to discover which... to guess is not an option because..if I had the imagination, I wou...
  • Ula'ndi Hart
    I can't do reviews right now. I need time. Lots of time. I should maybe not have read those first three chapters of book 3...
  • Amanda
    ARG!!! Why am I doing this to myself? I knew this is an incomplete series and it will take another 6 months or more for the final book to be out. But I still read it and now I'm going to complain about it. Arden, is still sweet as ever and eager to please his billionaire non-boyfriend. The reason I'm still reading this series is because I like reading Arden's POV, despite it being a mixed of dramatic, self-indulgent and at times whine-y. I'm not ...
  • Ariana
    First of all let me say that I was warned. Yes, I was. By the author himself. (which I am really grateful for, btw). It does say in the blurb that this ends on a cliffhanger. Which is something I usually try to avoid, cause I KNOW I am going to be awake at night time wondering .... a lot .... making up 1000 different endings, aching over every detail ....Needless to state the obvious, as I am here writing this review but ... I went for it anyway....
  • Bev
    3.5 stars from me. I didn't enjoy this one as much as How to Bang a Billionaire, and that rated nowhere near as highly with me as Alexis' other reads. I was hard pressed not to skip and that's NEVER happened with me and an Alexis story...cos he's my Wordsmith, and I've loved everything he's written within reason...most of which is on my Brilliant Writing/Creme de la Creme bookshelves.As far as the story is concerned, yet again I felt for Arden ...
  • dammit, liz
    Oh, sweet Arden. And poor dysfunctional Caspian. You two are a hot mess. But a sexy as hell hot mess who is practically bursting at the seams with affection for one another that they’re trying to reign in, because Caspian is an emotional child. But in his defense, he’s had a pretty messed up past. And the way he blames himself for things that were not his fault was heartbreaking. He has no normal, healthy frame of reference for how relationsh...
  • Joyfully Jay
    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.75 starsHow to Blow it with a Billionaire is the second story in Alexis Hall’s fabulous Arden St. Ives series and follows directly from the wonderful How to Bang a Billionaire. I really loved the first story and was super excited for the follow up and Hall really delivers with this second installment.I think Hall advances things between the men just the right amount here. As readers, we can really see how hard Caspian i...
  • Sofia Lazaridou
    How to Blow It with a Billionaire is the second book in the Arden St. Ives series and it's not really a stand-alone. As you can gather from the series title this is the story of Arden. Since Arden's name is the only one in the title, can I hope that he will choose not to have Caspian in his life and move on with another man? I don't know how many books I can handle. This one ended in a cliffy way btw. I hope to see a stronger Arden in the third b...
  • Kaje Harper
    This is the second book in the series - it begins with an ominous warning and ends with an indeterminate moment. I assume we're getting at least one more, to resolve everything left up in the air in this. Here we see new sides to both Caspian and Arden, which help make them more intriguing and multifaceted, and which also reveal some real flaws. I enjoyed this, even though it didn't give me the sweetness at the end that allowed for optimism betwe...
  • Em
    Oh my God this was soooo good and the preview at the end for the next book I- sksksk I’M SHOOK! Give me the third book NOW! 😩😭
  • Vallie
    I loved this and of course it ended in heartache. What I didn’t know, was what would happen when I read the first three chapters of the third book at the end. WHY ALEXIS HALL?!!!!For fucks sake, that will teach me. I actually handled the ending well only to be left reeling by the developments of the third book. I hate what’s happening! Hate it hate it hate it! Which basically means that it will make me love the resolution even more.There bett...
  • toxicangel
    On pourrait résumer l’intégralité de cette série par : c’est la même histoire que 50 Shades of Grey mais avec des gays et où le héros se fait dominer et trouve ça vachement chouette. Et accessoirement le milliardaire est certes un peu connard sur les bords mais il a aussi un sens de l’humour... et un majordome qui tricote (ah Bellerose, sigh). Donc très clairement il ne se passe rien, tout sent le réchauffé et on s’en fout tota...
  • Black Claire Beauchamp
    My takeaway: In this sequel to How to Bang a Billionaire, Alexis Hall delivers emotion, humor, a compelling chemistry, and some heartbreak. It's better than the first, and it left me demanding more.My experience: How to Blow It with a Billionaire was a sort of wavy ride for me. Not a rocky one, because there wasn't a moment when I was truly displeased with it, but it wasn't a steady love fest.This novel started off sweet, with lots of charm and c...
  • Jaime
    Love this seriesYes it's another damaged billionnaire ...guess what? It doesn't matter I love this series! Arden St. Ives and Caspian Hart will keep you totally entertained and while Caspian may make you want to throw the book at a wall every now and then, Arden is adorbs! I cannot wait until book 3 -- I love the audio books as well, the narrator does an Amazing job and I found myself never wanting the stories to end!Read/listen to these you will...
  • Em
    This story is breaking my heart.AAR review to come.
  • Becky
    Oh my god - this book rocked my world, then tore my heart out and stabbed it for good measure - I neeeed book 3.
  • Em
    I gave this a B+ at All About Romance.Note: If you haven’t yet read the first Arden St. Ives novel, this review will contain spoilers. The series should be read in order; you will be confused if you try to start with How to Blow it With a Billionaire.By now, if you’ve read How to Blow it With a Billionaire, you’ve recognized that the Arden St. Ives trilogy is Alexis Hall’s riff on the super popular bildom romantic trope, and specifically,...
  • Xing
    More like 3.5 stars.While I enjoyed the book overall, I felt myself at odds with Arden - feeling annoyed by his personality a bit more than I remembered in the first book. It was also a bit tiresome to hear Caspian repeat his "you're too good for me" argument over-and-over throughout the book.The writing is still pretty fabulous though. And that conclusion is enough of a hook to keep me around for the final book.
  • KatieMc
    Not as much blowing as I would have expected, still I enjoyed this very much. I even like the characters out of central casting: billionaire Caspian Hart and quirky yet grounded Arden St. Ives. There is a good dose of fluff but also a dark underbelly sub-story threatening to emerge. Waiting for the next installment, because honey, I gotta find out what happens.
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **I don’t think I have ever wanted to hug and throttle a character as much I do Caspian Hart right now. Alexis Hall’s How to Blow It with a Billionaire is the continuation of Caspian and Arden’s story and I was so frustrated with both, but a bit more with Caspian at the end. This is the second book and I highly recommend that you read How to Bang a Billionaire first to get the whole story, ...