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Friday, March 18, 2016

Review: Bidding on the Billionaire

Title: Bidding on the Billionaire
Author: J.M. Stewart
Series: Seattle Bachelors #1
Format: ebook
Release Date: March 1st, 2016
Length: Novel (240 pages)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Bidding on the Billionaire is book one in the Seattle Bachelors series. I loved that the story focused on two people who met online and are having an internet based "relationship" are our stars. It all started because Hannah Miller, a bookstore owner that specializes in rare books wound up stocking more in demand books, genres like erotica. She wants to be able to know what she's stocking so she read a hot new release and wound up in a forum/chat room and disagreeing with someone's viewpoint. Enter Cade MacKenzie, he's a super wealthy lawyer that's been burned in the past. I love that his character is an erotica reader, you don't see that much in books! Anyway, work brings Cade to Seattle, where Hannah lives and he convinces her that they should meet up. Mind you they've never seen each other in person, they've just known each other via instant messenger, no pictures, nothing. Secrets pop up, lies are revealed and passion is full force.

Our story starts off steamy and gets scorching hot as it progresses. I had never read a JM Stewart book before, but I'm a fan now! I did feel it was a bit lighter on the billionaire flash that we normally see in this type of book, which I'm thankful for. Some of my favorite bits in the story were the characters themselves. They're both damaged from being burned in the past, but they make a great pair together. I also really liked that they met online, it felt a bit more realistic to how a lot of people currently meet, though I'm sure not too many meets while arguing over erotica.  Lastly, I love when rules are laid down that it would be no strings attached. I like to see who is the first to realize that they do want strings. All in all, I really enjoyed Bidding on the Billionaire and suggest it if you're looking for a different type of billionaire book.

16 comments:

  1. it's been a few months since I haven't read a billionaire series like that. I should try more, it's fun

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  2. I've gotten really burnt out on the billionaire trope. I avoid all books with the word in the title. They all seem to be trying to ride the coattails of 50 Shades, or at least that has been my experience. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, It sounds like a good book.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I agree there are a ton out there that seem to be the same @_@ I'm always hesitant when trying out billionaire books, this one was a good one though!

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  3. I do like characters that struggle and have to work though issues. The characters sound wonderful in this one.

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    1. I enjoyed them! And I love when characters have to work for it ;)

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  4. Oooh, he's an erotica reader? I may have to grab this one!

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    1. Uh huh. It mentions it in passing a few times. He got my interest when that was revealed though!

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  5. Maybe I should try online dating...

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    1. lol there's a bunch of creeps out there so be careful if you do!!

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  6. Oh oh! Gonna need that. Fabulous hero name ;) and what a fun set up :D

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  7. I read it to riding first cos that seems to be my mind now, lol

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  8. love when billionaire books turn out different...not the same as the usual, you know? great review Mel!

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    1. Thanks Sexxxxy <333 I loveeee when they turn out different as well. Too many are all the same :P

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