Published March 2013
Series: The Billionaire's Obsession #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Billionaire Sam Hudson has pretty much lived his life with no apologies because he tries never to do anything that he’s sorry about…except for what he had done in the past to Dr. Madeline Reynolds. Many years and regrets later, Sam meets up with Maddie again by chance; his brother Simon is marrying Maddie’s best friend and the two of them are forced to be civil. But Sam wants to be more than polite, and he wants another chance to make things right, so he offers Maddie a bold proposition, an offer he knows she’ll have a very hard time declining even though she hates him.
Dr. Madeline Reynolds adores her best friend Kara and her fiancé Simon, but being forced into the company of Sam Hudson, because they are both in Simon and Kara’s wedding, is pure torture. She’s hated Sam for years, but when he offers her a bargain, something near and dear to her heart, she’s torn between her dislike for the man and the offer of something she’s always desperately wanted. Once, Sam Hudson nearly destroyed her, but Maddie discovers that sometimes things aren’t always what they appear to be. Is Sam really a devious heart-breaker, or is there something more to him beneath the surface?
Can two people with so many years of hurt between them learn to trust each other again?
I read this book quite some time ago so sorry if this review is not as detailed as usual.
Due to what happened with him in the past, Sam Hudson has become Madeline Reynolds’ worst nightmare and most hated person. But now, given that her best friend is marrying Sam’s brother, as the bridesmaid she is forced to spend more time with Sam, the best man.
Sam however tries to make things right again between the two of them and makes Maddie an offer she will find hard to refuse, as he is offering her something she desperately wants. But is Sam really sincere or has he remained the cold-hearted womanizer that broke her heart all those years ago and is now playing games with her?
This is a standalone book which however should be read after reading the Billionaire’s Obsession Series as you will have a better understanding of who the side-characters are, and it is also a short introduction to Sam and Maddie’s lives.
I really like J.S. Scott’s books and this one is not an exception. The story is not exactly mind-blowing and full of intrigues, but the plot, the characters and last but not least the more-than-hot-and-steamy sexy scenes are absolutely enough to keep the reader fully interested (if not totally hooked) from front to back cover.
I also like the fact that despite the title, this is not all glam and glitz, and the characters are all very much down to earth. You will also find J.S. Scott’s characters very endearing, even if they are made out to be jerks in the beginning.
The writing is in 3rd person with alternating POVs, which enables you to get a glimpse into both worlds and minds. The writing is extremely good, and despite the fact that many books with a cover and a cheesy title like this one hint at some cheap romance novel, J.S. Scott does some really qualitative storywriting.
I totally recommend you give this book and the whole series a go.
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