All of Jared Sinclair's wealth still can't ease the pain from his terrible childhood...or his guilt over a recent tragedy. Unable to forgive himself, the billionaire property investor buries his emotions, toughens his skin, and becomes a notorious womanizer, refusing to commit his heart to a woman when he's convinced she wants only his wallet.
But ever since Jared arrived in Amesport, Maine, he's been intrigued by Mara Ross, the petite and sexy shop owner who asks nothing of him. When Mara's store is purchased without her knowledge, she stands on the brink of losing her home, her livelihood, and generations of family history. Then the irresistibly persuasive Jared proposes a business deal to Mara...and soon draws her into a steamy, sensual affair, convincing her that he's anything but cold. However, when a revelation shakes Mara's fragile trust to the core, Jared must finally confront the truth about his past.
In The Forbidden Billionaire, J. S. Scott brings the next chapter in her passionate Sinclairs series to life.
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Broody Jared is SO Much More!
Broody Jared is SO Much More!
This is #02 in the The Sinclair's Series.
HEA with No cliffhangers!
These are about the members of the Sinclair family. The characters are all involved in each others lives and stories so I would HIGHLY suggest you read them in order.
Content Advisory: There is sex, dirty talk, and lust fueled cursing.
Up to this point Jared has been Moody and Broody ! I had mixed feelings going into this story. On one hand he has been a d*ck and not yet redeemed himself for a HEA. On the other hand, I want to know what crawled up his bum and died because there has to be a story there. I was sure it was the after effects of his horrid father, but it turns out there is so much more!
Mara Ross is suffering from financial woes! Dolls are in her blood but not exactly profitable these days. The town doll shop has been in the family for generations as well as the apartment above it. Needed repairs have not been made in a long while and when she tries to get the landlord to finally fix it, she is informed that the plans are for destruction rather than updates. She doesn't have any family left to turn to, so she ends up accepting help from an unlikely source.
Jared Sinclair is number four in the Sinclair line. This makes him the the youngest brother, but still older than Hope. His story starts off rather dark, as he apparently has some guilt issues that are being remedied with booze. Now five years later, he finds himself obsessed with the little shop girl in the run-down house. He can't stand to see her hurt and offers to help with the situation. Of course he doesn't mention that HE is the landlord that she is having issue with. He follows her to the farmers market and discovers her other more flavorable talents. He recognizes this to be her ticket out of financial woes and his ticket out of guilt.
There are things that Jared did that I had completely contributed to another sibling. Maybe I heard wrong in the past 3 stories, maybe I didn't. All I know is that those things alone could redeem him, but it doesn't stop there. Deep down he is a family man at heart who truly loves his siblings and would do anything for them. He brings that truth and loyalty to the table which makes him worthy of his HEA.
Lots of side character action to get excited about if you have been reading or listening in order. Dante and Sarah have their wedding which Mara gets to participate in. Future heros and heroines are introduce. Beatrice is up to her match-making ways for she is determined to have the whole Sinclair clan hitched by Christmas. This series just keeps getting better!
J.S. Scott has made a family to fall in love with. I look forward to listening to Evan's story!
Elizabeth Powers narrates this story with great consistency. She does well with all character types.
Normal speed is fine, however I listened at 0.90x. It worked better for me.
Ebook obtained through the Kindle Unlimited Program.
Audiobook obtained through the Kindle Unlimited Program.
Another Winner from J S Scott
JS Scott's Sinclair books are fabulous and I love each and every one of them so far. If you want passion, hot Alpha male and HEA this is the book for you. This is another winner from JS Scott.
The Forbidden Billionaire is Jared Sinclair's story. The story opens up with a glimpse of Jared's past and why he is so distance about getting into a serious relationship, but Mara has gotten under his skin. Mara is the owner of a failing doll store as the store is falling down around her literally and figuratively.
Mara is down and out when the store, which is also her home, is burned down to the ground. Jared puts her up in his guest house, but she ends up more in his house or he is in the guest house. The relationship is based on physical attraction, but you can see that Mara is melting Jared's heart and healing his wounds. The reader is treated to passionate scenes, which JS Scott writes to perfection.
Love never comes without its problems and yes, Jared and Mara hit a bump in the road, however; the reader gets the HEA.
This story also gives a sneak peep on Evan's personality, which I can't wait to read about his past and future in the next book. You are treated to the gathering of the entire Sinclair's clan in this story, so you continue to see how their lives are progressing.
I highly recommend this book to readers who love romance, passion, erotica, alpha males and HEA.
Jared Doesn't Disappoint!
Jared has a dark secret and a lot of guilty. Mara Ross is about to lose her home and her store. Jared is drawn to Mara. Loved reading how these two lost souls find each other and heal each other. Mara helps Jared realize love is out there and she wants only him and not his money. Jared learns to let the guilt go and opens his heart to Mara. Read it!!