BXTCHES Gotta Warn: I am a huge fan of the duo that calls themselves Max Monroe and I’m sure we all fell in love with them when we fell in love with Kline and Georgia and everything Billionaire Bad Boys. . .we swooned, we escaped, our toes may have even curled, and we certainly laughed our asses off, but my warning before I get started is this. . .Alex in Wonderland is not Billionaire Bad Boys, I suppose I should probably elaborate a bit. If I had read the entire Billionaire series, then read this book, without first knowing who wrote either. . .I would’ve never guessed that they were written by the same author. While there were portions of Wonderland that were reminiscent of the wit and humor that Max Monroe brings to the pages, this story was so different than what I was expecting. . .but don’t worry, different was good. . .real, real good.
Alex in Wonderland will be told through the POV’s of both Alex and Matt.
Let’s kick this off with Alex Little. Needing a restart, Alex is fairly new to the L.A. area, transplanting herself from San Diego. We meet her after she was fired from her job as a bartender, recently picking up a job as Sparkles the Rabbit. Working for a princess party company was never high on her aspiration list, but bills need to get paid and food needs to be eaten, so at this point, rabbits can’t be choosy. But no worries, if it wasn’t for a sweaty ass. . .her life would’ve never changed.
Matt Hadder lost his mother, his only parent when he was just six years old. And because of this life altering event, John Hadder waltzes in and introduces himself. . .as Matt’s father. Matt Hadder is the head of Wonderland, Inc., an organization that can do about anything one would want and get about anything one would need. And no clarification is needed on “anything”, it literally means. . .anything.
Eventually the likes of Matt will meet up with Alex and all of this goes down when Alex is masquerading as Sprinkles the Rabbit. Well, she is actually sitting in her bra and panties and Sprinkles is laying next to her. . .apparently it’s hot as fuck in those costumes. Without giving too much away let’s just say that Alex may or may not have heard something that wasn’t meant for her ears and it’s up to Matt to find out if the rabbit knows anything, because if she does, he may or may not have to “take care” of it, and by “take care”, I mean it may be time for a BXTCHE to swim . When he finds her sitting in nothing but her underwear, Alex hits Matt’s radar and she has certainly piqued his curiosity.
Alex’s life takes a giant step up when Matt offers her a job and she accepts. For Matt, one of the reasons for the job offer is to keep a close eye on a liability, for Alex one of the reasons she accepts is pure intrigue. That intrigue, well that and the need for nutrition. The interest only grows when she has the opportunity to witness her first Wonderland party and decides to come back for more.
If that seems vague, it’s because it it. Even if I wanted to tell you BXTCHES what it is that Wonderland does, I couldn’t, it was too much to keep up with. Just know that not all is on the up and up and there is a shit ton of money involved. It’s got lots of drugs, parties, pleasure girls, and not to mention a presidential race is at stake, so is your curiosity peeking out yet? And that BXTCHES is all I’m gonna share, but just know this. . .expect the unexpected.
Max Monroe may be brilliant when it comes to creating a leading couple that makes your heart patter a bit, but they are as equally brilliant when it comes to creating a cast to support those leads and Wonderland gives us a bit of everything. There are those you will love and there are those you will hate and those that you will love to hate. The layers that each character created didn’t allow for downtime. Chapter after chapter, page after page, you will be longing to get just a little bit more and not only from Alex and Matt, but we get Aunt Delores and Deena (the cat) and Cal and Jessie Cat and a whole slew of individuals that will keep you turning the page and make it almost impossible to put down.
Once you dive into Matt Hadder’s inner dialogue, there will be no doubts left when it comes to his bedroom abilities. And once you get a peek inside of Alex’s, there will be no doubts left that she is dying to have Matt throw her up against the wall and wear her out. And when the time comes that they get a taste of one another, their chemistry is crazy hot. Max Monroe was able to bring together the raw passionate fucking that accompanies lust mixed with tender, sweet moments that come with love. What a fan-fucking-tastic cocktail that was, one that I could imbibe over and over again.
I’m not sure what I was expecting when I first dove into Wonderland. I think a part of my imagination had a desire for the laugh out loud humor we got with the Billionaire gang and while I’ll admit humor certainly accompanied the likes of Matt and Alex, though more Alex. . .it was different, don’t worry it was in a good way. But when it was all said and done, the last page was turned and the hangover had set, Max Monroe did what they do best and that’s create characters that you wish you knew and a story that made it impossible to escape from.