I don't even know where to start telling you how wonderful this book is. It's absolute GOLD.
From the moment Mina rescues super-famous horror author Thomas St Clair's dog, she knows she's in trouble. Not least because once upon a time, when she was a budding journalist and he was a barely-out-of-his-teens author with a New York Times bestseller, he blew her off when she was assigned to interview him. Exasperated beyond reason, she wrote a brutal exposé on his awful childhood, and then he got her fired in retaliation.
The Mistaken Billionaire takes those long-ago actions and really twists them around, using them to show how Thomas and Mina both became different people because of them. They are absolutely perfect for each other now, but with a secret like that between them (because Thomas doesn't know Mina is the journalist who once tore his private life apart for the world to see) how can they ever find happiness together?
Well, as you might imagine, that's a road that's got some serious twists and turns in it, and I was more than happy to be along for the ride. I hadn't read anything by Lexxie Couper before but damn, I will be looking out for more now, because this was absolutely fantastic. Although it's the second book in the Muse series, it stands perfectly well alone - the protagonists of the first are only mentioned in passing.
I find myself seriously hoping that Sebastian, Thomas' Aussie film director friend, is the hero of the third. Yes, Lexxie Couper, I got the 'Michael Dundee' inside joke and damn nearly laughed my ass off. Hysterical!
The Mistaken Billionaire was an absolutely fantastic read. I didn't want to put it down. Five well-deserved stars.
The Mistaken Billionaire is available now.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review from NetGalley.