Review: Stranded with the Secret Billionaire Marion Lennox

Stranded with the Secret Billionaire
Marion Lennox


The Blurb

Rescued by a brooding stranger, jilted heiress Penny Hindmarsh-Firth has set her broken heart on escaping high society city life. But she’s trapped by floods in the Outback, and a handsome stranger on horseback comes to her rescue!

After a betrayal shattered his life Matt Fraser withdrew from the world but he can’t deny Penny refuge. This secret billionaire is reluctantly intrigued as the society princess begins proving there’s more to her than meets the eye.

Review

Our heroine, Penelope Hindmarsh-Firth, ‘Penny’ is feisty but nevertheless very charming. My first impressions of Penny were that she reminded me of a pop princess, all boobs, with big blonde curls and over-sized pink earrings… But boy, was I wrong! Our heroine is no pop-princess but a woman of substance and full of, “Pink Bravado!”

Penny was running away from a disapproving Father, a broken engagement and scandal; falling straight into the arms of our hero Matthew, ‘Matt’, Fraser. 

Matt is a cowboy knight with a black steed, oh, two Kelpies, horses and a lot of sheep! Matt is a tender hero but strong and commanding. In the eyes of our heroine he is,

“A loner. A man of strength and courage. Matt.” 


The conflicts between our hero and heroine are very relatable 

 in regard to family values and of having a sound moral compass. However, the secondary characters create some daring conflicts, conflicts, I felt myself, as the reader, difficult to digest.

I believe even villains need a redeeming feature. Whether it be the wicked Stepmother who deprives her Stepdaughter of love, secretly, is she only doing it out of the love she has for her true children?

However, all I felt from these ‘villainous’ secondary characters, was greed and self-worth, not a redeemable feature insight. A little one- dimensional.

However these conflicts do not detract from the central romance, which is both a loving and tender journey to their ‘happily-ever-after.’

Marion Lennox creates vivid scenery, almost as if you could smell the dew droplets on the grassy verge… I want to say it was a ‘homely’ tale as the blossoming central romance made me feel cosy and comforted. To quote our heroine Penny,


“It felt like home… it felt right.” 


My shining moment from this title was Matt’s mantra, Something I feel we should all strive for as human beings everyday! 
Have the, 

“Courage to change the things that can be changed, strength to accept those things that can’t be changed and wisdom to know the difference…”


Although the central romance between Matt and Penny was the highlight for me. This tender tale isn’t one I’d read again. 3/5 stars from me.


Out for release 1st April 2017.
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