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Bidding on the Billionaire

Bidding on the Billionaire, March 2016
Seattle Bachelors #1
by J.M. Stewart

Forever Yours
Featuring: Hannah; Cade MacKenzie
ISBN: 1455592188
EAN: 9781455592173
Kindle: B01AGR87E2
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"An exceptionally sensual romance with emotional punch!"

Fresh Fiction Review

Bidding on the Billionaire
J.M. Stewart

Reviewed by Miranda Owen
Posted March 14, 2016

Romance Erotica Sensual | Erotica

BIDDING ON THE BILLIONAIRE is book one in JM Stewart's Seattle Bachelors series. BIDDING ON THE BILLIONAIRE opens with two people who are anonymously intimate online taking the leap to meet in person. The hero and heroine in this erotic tale are separated by the differences in their bank accounts but first and foremost, for me, BIDDING ON THE BILLIONAIRE is such a very human and moving story about moving past fear and finding love. The sexual tension in those first two chapters, as Hannah and Cade decide to meet for the first time and then eventually do, is divine and totally hooked me.

Having BIDDING ON THE BILLIONAIRE told from alternating perspectives gives the reader a better understanding of the two main characters and makes them seem more sympathetic. What starts out as a strictly physical bit of great erotica morphs into something much more as the emotional intimacy between Hannah and Cade grows. JM Stewart does a fantastic job of building anticipation and capturing heat and intensity between the hero and heroine. I like that Hannah and Cade are able to bond over both being burned in relationships in the past. Hannah's trust issues go a little deeper than Cade's because of her physical scars. Cade is an extremely wealthy and good looking guy, but I love that he is very self-aware and has a tender side. It is Cade's underlying sensitivity and secret longing for love that make him such a terrific and sexy billionaire hero.

BIDDING ON THE BILLIONAIRE is an exceptionally sensual romance with emotional punch, and characters you care about. Although Cade's critical parents loom in the distance, they really aren't a factor and strong presence in BIDDING ON THE BILLIONAIRE. The epilogue in BIDDING ON THE BILLIONAIRE puts a nice cap on a fun story. JM Stewart does a wonderful job of weaving the supporting characters into the story to become an intriguing part of the story without cluttering things up. I look forward to reading the next installment in this Seattle Bachelors series to see what's in store for Hannah's friend Maddie, Cade's sister Christina, and his best friend Sebastian.

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SUMMARY

In the tradition of E.L. James and Sylvia Day comes a sultry new series starring women who want to live out their wildest dreams . . .

Online, any fantasy is possible. But when virtual lovers decide to meet in real life, the temperature rises-and so do the stakes.

Safety. Anonymity. Invisibility. Those are just a few advantages of Internet "dating." Even better, as far as Hannah Miller is concerned, is the fact that she can shed all inhibitions without worrying about what he thinks of her figure or her face. "He" is bikerboy357, the man who knows what Hannah likes, and wants her-every night-as much as she wants him. When he asks to meet, Hannah hesitates. But the temptation is too strong. And after one look into his sultry green eyes, there's no turning back.

Cade MacKenzie's never met a woman who wasn't blinded by his billion-dollar net worth, but "JustAGurl456" knows neither his face nor his name. Her words are so smart, sweet, and scorchingly sexy that Cade's willing to gamble she'll be just as amazing in person. And she is. But even as every delicious encounter makes Cade want Hannah more, what he wants most is her trust. It's something all his money can't buy. And now, Cade will do anything to earn it . . .

Excerpt

Hannah undid the locks with shaking fingers and pulled the door open, too stunned for a moment to do much more than take in his tall, broad form leaning in her doorway. He had on his pajamas, too, baggy, blue plaid pants hanging low on his hips, a plain white T-shirt, and, of all things, running sneakers.

She darted an obvious glance down his body and raised her brows. “Last minute decision?”

Phone in one hand, he hitched a shoulder, nonchalant. As if he showed up on women’s doorsteps in his pajamas at midnight all the time. Something hot and promising flashed in his gaze, though, and her stomach dipped in the most exquisite way. “Something like that.”

A sense of vulnerability washed through her chest, and her smile fell. She ached to jump on him, to wrap her body around him and drag him inside. She couldn’t deny the sight of him filled her with joy to near bursting. “I didn’t think I’d get to see you tonight.”

“Me neither.” He pushed away from the doorway and stepped over the threshold. “I hadn’t intended to come over. Prepping for tomorrow took longer than I expected, it got late and I thought for sure you’d be sleeping. But I couldn’t go to sleep without seeing you.”

“Is that why you haven’t called in two days?” She hadn’t meant to ask him that, but the expression on his face and the tension mounting between them nagged at her. Something was off. She’d heard enough excuses over the years from guys backpedaling their way out of a date to know when someone avoided her. She’d rather Cade be honest with her.

He remained silent, his gaze searching hers. Great. She sounded like a jealous girlfriend. Cade took another step, closing the door behind him and moved into her personal space. So close every time she inhaled, his scent invaded her nostrils.

“No. You’re right. I’ve been avoiding calling you. You make me crazy, Hannah. I’m in meetings I need to be paying attention to and all I can think about is you. Almost getting caught the other day scared the hell out of me. You want the truth? I don’t do crazy or impulsive. I do safe. I do what’s expected of me, and I do it well, because it’s expected of me.”

He lifted a hand, stroking her cheek, awe in his gaze as it worked her face.

“But with you? I find myself dreaming up ways to rock your damn world. Like fucking you in a public place, because I know, deep down, it turns you on. I don’t take risks like that, but I like making you happy. Getting to watch you is the most erotic thing I’ve ever seen, and your smile afterwards was all the reward I needed.”

He cupped her face in the warmth of his huge hands. Hannah was helpless to do anything but stare. His heartfelt words had hit their mark. Cade McKenzie was a good man, and she was melting beneath the power of him.

“So no, I hadn’t intended to come over tonight. I wanted some time to get my head together, but in the end, I couldn’t stand it. I had to see you.”

Hannah undid the locks with shaking fingers and pulled the door open, too stunned for a moment to do much more than take in his tall, broad form leaning in her doorway. He had on his pajamas, too, baggy, blue plaid pants hanging low on his hips, a plain white T-shirt, and, of all things, running sneakers.

She darted an obvious glance down his body and raised her brows. “Last minute decision?”

Phone in one hand, he hitched a shoulder, nonchalant. As if he showed up on women’s doorsteps in his pajamas at midnight all the time. Something hot and promising flashed in his gaze, though, and her stomach dipped in the most exquisite way. “Something like that.”

A sense of vulnerability washed through her chest, and her smile fell. She ached to jump on him, to wrap her body around him and drag him inside. She couldn’t deny the sight of him filled her with joy to near bursting. “I didn’t think I’d get to see you tonight.”

“Me neither.” He pushed away from the doorway and stepped over the threshold. “I hadn’t intended to come over. Prepping for tomorrow took longer than I expected, it got late and I thought for sure you’d be sleeping. But I couldn’t go to sleep without seeing you.”

“Is that why you haven’t called in two days?” She hadn’t meant to ask him that, but the expression on his face and the tension mounting between them nagged at her. Something was off. She’d heard enough excuses over the years from guys backpedaling their way out of a date to know when someone avoided her. She’d rather Cade be honest with her.

He remained silent, his gaze searching hers. Great. She sounded like a jealous girlfriend. Cade took another step, closing the door behind him and moved into her personal space. So close every time she inhaled, his scent invaded her nostrils.

“No. You’re right. I’ve been avoiding calling you. You make me crazy, Hannah. I’m in meetings I need to be paying attention to and all I can think about is you. Almost getting caught the other day scared the hell out of me. You want the truth? I don’t do crazy or impulsive. I do safe. I do what’s expected of me, and I do it well, because it’s expected of me.”

He lifted a hand, stroking her cheek, awe in his gaze as it worked her face.

“But with you? I find myself dreaming up ways to rock your damn world. Like fucking you in a public place, because I know, deep down, it turns you on. I don’t take risks like that, but I like making you happy. Getting to watch you is the most erotic thing I’ve ever seen, and your smile afterwards was all the reward I needed.”

He cupped her face in the warmth of his huge hands. Hannah was helpless to do anything but stare. His heartfelt words had hit their mark. Cade McKenzie was a good man, and she was melting beneath the power of him.

“So no, I hadn’t intended to come over tonight. I wanted some time to get my head together, but in the end, I couldn’t stand it. I had to see you.”


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