Saturday, November 30, 2019

Book Review: The Billionaire Takes All

You guys... this is maybe becoming one of my favorite series. I know, that's kind of a big thing to say, but truly. I have really loved every single book and they just keep getting better and better for me. Though this is book five in the Sinclair Series, it is absolutely a stand alone, so jump in at any time!

The Billionaire Takes All - J.S. Scott

A-list movie star and billionaire Julian Sinclair learned from past tragedy that life doesn’t come with multiple takes. Now that he’s figured out what he wants—in the lush form of redheaded Kristin Moore—he’s got one chance to claim it. Between working as a medical assistant and filling in at her parents’ bar, Kristin has no time for pleasure. So Julian is bringing her to his brother’s Vegas wedding, where their mutual attraction can finally get a starring role.

What happened in Vegas has followed Kristin right back to Amesport, Maine. In the space of one magical weekend, the leading man in all her X-rated fantasies whisked her off to Sin City for breathtaking sex, followed by an “accidental” marriage she doesn’t remember. Kristin fully expects Julian to demand a quickie divorce. But instead he’s daring her to go all-in. To gamble everything on a love that might be too good to be true…or the best, wildest adventure of their lives.

Do you know what I like about Kristin? She's sassy. She's sarcastic, she doesn't do flattery, she's a tough nut to crack. Julian is the same way though, so it only makes perfect sense that these two are the next ones to come together.

In this book we have Kristin, slaving away at her parent's bar/restaurant at night and weekends after her shift as a medical assistant during the day. Not for fun of course, but because that bar is her parent's livelihood and with her mom having MS and her dad aging, they can't run it but also can't afford to let it go. Enter Julian. A billionaire, A-list movie star, over the fame and being tracked down like game, he's come to Amesport, Maine for a break. He meets Kristin and immediately his interest is there but he can't seem to get beyond her tough exterior. Until he does, they end up married, and their story kind of goes backwards, really.

I won't get into more of it, but I want to tell you their story was really fun and I really loved it. Maybe my favorite part of these books seems to be that the guy knows that the girl is the one meant for him, and it seems to always be the girl who is hesitant to the point of pushing away/ruining a good thing, and this was no exception. Secondly, I really liked the build up of Xander and his story and I really hope that one is next because his will be quite the ride, I think. If I had to pick this one apart and tell you something I didn't love, I would have to say Julian going a little radio silent in the three weeks he's gone on movie. That was weird. Also, Kristin making assumptions of him based on his job. At first, I get it, but as the book develops? STOP IT, ALREADY.

Overall though? A good 4.5 stars for me. I'll round it up to 5 for Goodreads but just know there are a couple of bumps in it but overall it was a fun read. A quick one too! You can get through this easily in a weekend, even if you're a slower reader.
Of course I'm going to keep going with this series, so stay tuned for the next one. This post contains affiliate links. 

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