Review | Nothing But Rich by Penelope Bloom

Review | Nothing But Rich by Penelope BloomAnyone But Rich by Penelope Bloom
Release Date | September 3, 2019
Published by Montlake Romance
Genres | Contemporary
Format | ARC
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From USA Today bestselling author Penelope Bloom comes the first novel in the romantic, sexy, and hilarious Anyone But… series.

Seven years ago, my best friends and I made a promise: No matter what, we would never date one of the King brothers. Even if they grew up to become megafamous, gorgeous, heart-stopping billionaires. Even if they crawled on their knees and begged for forgiveness.

But guess who just flew back into our lives in a private jet? And guess who just showed up to my job on my first day? Richard. King. Fortunately, it takes two seconds for Richard to reveal he hasn’t changed. Conceited. Cocky. Rude. Unfortunately, he’s also the kind of gorgeous that’s borderline offensive—with a jawline to make statues self-conscious and a grin that short-circuits my brain.

He’s spent years taking what he wants. I doubt he’s hungry for anything else—except me, apparently. There’s no way I’ll let him maneuver his way back into my life. My friends would never forgive me. I would never forgive me. But did I mention his jawline?


This was a first time read by Penelope Bloom and after reading the synopsis for the first book in her Anyone But… series, I was quite excited to snag a copy of Nothing But Rich.

I already love that the main characters, Rich and Kira, already had some history together. We get teased a little bit here and there that something big happened and ended in this 7 year pact with Kira and her friends. Being in a small town and having the alluring King brothers leave town, it was an easy promise to keep. Until they all return.

Once we learn the truth of what happened, it didn’t quite hit me like I expected it too. I kind of wanted to know more details and just all the emotions around it because Kira was doing some major loathing of Rich for several years. And I wanted to truly see all of that.

There were definitely some hilarious moments scattered throughout the book , but it had me questioning their maturity level more often than I’d like. And in the beginning, I wasn’t so sure about Kira’s friends. They weren’t exactly on my good side, but I am looking forward to their stories in the next couple of books.

I think I would have liked to see more happening throughout the book overall, it just didn’t seem like a whole lot was going on.

Overall, I did enjoy the book, I finished it in one sitting! Penelope writes with a different kind of humor than I’m used to, but I think I could come around to it. Definitely looking for the rest of this series.

major thank you to the author for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Penelope Bloom


Penelope Bloom is a USA Today, Amazon, and Washington Post bestselling author whose books have been translated into seven languages. Her popular romances include His Banana, Her Cherry, Savage, and Punished.

Her writing career started when she left her job as a high school teacher to pursue her dream. She loves taking her imagination for a spin and writing romances she’d want to live. She likes a man with a mind as dirty as sin and a heart of gold he keeps hidden away. Her favorite things include getting to wear socks all day—pants optional—and being a positive example for her girls. Showing her daughters that no dream is too big, no matter what anyone tells them, is worth all the late nights, doubts, and fears that come with being a writer.

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