The Billionaire’s Cure

Around the holidays, I like to listen to audiobooks while cooking, cleaning, baking, and wrapping. But when grandma’s there, or a great uncle, or other relatives are visiting, I can’t dip into my usual romance audiobook list without headphones. But when I find a sweet book that’s rated no higher than PG on the steam scale, I’m happy to share with grandma. Enter The Billionaire’s Cure by Penelope Spark, narrated by Meghan Kelly.

Heat Level: ❤️

Genre: Sweet Romance

Overall Rating: 5/6 Glass Slippers

Chad has always been a hard worker, a rigid businessman, and someone who could only relax with a drink in his hand. It paid off with billions in the bank, but he’s not the picture of health. His mentor ships him off to a retreat that’s more of a hippie commune in Chad’s eyes with all raw food, no cellphones, and more horrifically, no coffee. He’s less than into yoga and therapy, but he’s trapped without a car and no escape. But when he meets Heidi, he thinks he might just tough it out.

Heidi is the health coach at the retreat, knowing what herbs can get rid of a headache, and what the best yoga poses are for a strained back. Usually new clients are less than thrilled about the raw vegan diets and the hours of peace and quiet, but Chad takes it to a new level and she thinks he’s a bit of a spoiled brat. But Heidi never met a client she couldn’t crack.

Chad and Heidi strike up a loose friendship where both dance around how different their lives are. Then a new client from Chad’s area comes to stay and things get wildly complicated for a place that highlights relaxation on their brochure. With an end date in sight and lies between them, it’ll take more than a therapy appointment and some yoga to fix their mess.

Story wise, it was a cute book with a location unlike any other I had read. Personally, I don’t think I could survive without coffee and the internet, but if Chad could, I guess I could as well. Both Chad and Heidi were flawed in a human way that made them a bit annoying at times, but that often only served to make them seem more real, in some aspects.

As I listened, I was desperate for them to just come clean to each other. But annoyance of two peoples romantic ignorance is often the mark of a good book. If you aren’t a little torn or or anxious or angry or sad, is it really a book worth reading?

As with every other Meghan Kelly narration I’ve had the pleasure of listening to, The Billionaire’s Cure was a lovely book to spend time with. Each character had a unique tone that gave them all a voice without coming across as too much. With some audiobooks, over-narration can really take away from the story as the speaker tries too hard. But Kelly never over does it, merely adds to the story, just as a a narrator should.

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