BIDDING ON THE BILLIONAIRE (SEATTLE BACHELORS #1) BY JM STEWART
Release Date: March 1, 2016
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’s wasn’t blinded by his billion-dollar net worth, but “H” 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.
REVIEW: BIDDING ON THE BILLIONAIRE (SEATTLE BACHELORS #1) BY JM STEWART
Bidding on the Billionaire by J.M. Stewart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hannah and Cade's relationship progressed out of the need for a connection with the outside world. No judgement, just acceptance and companionship. It worked better than either expected and though they long for something more, the secrets they hide, the trust lacked and the fear or rejection keep them apart. I received an ARC of Bidding on the Billionaire by JM Stewart in exchange for an honest review. I was prepared for this story to be weird, cheesy and redundant. It was none of those. Bidding on the Billionaire IS a little weird, but beyond that it is a story about conquering fear. Central themes of hope, loneliness, rejection, grief and prejudice are also explored. Cade and Hannah actually ended up being one of the purest love stories I have every read. It is a story of empathy, healing and purity. Done in a way that proves sexy and heartbreakingly beautiful.
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BIDDING ON THE BILLIONAIRE - EXCERPT
Hannah forced a laugh to cover the unease gripping her by the throat.
Apparently, her laugh sounded as phony as it felt for Cade’s smile fell. Gaze somber, he lifted his left hand, stroking his thumb over her chin. “You okay?”
She wanted to laugh it off, but she’d lied to him enough. The second time around, she gave him a more honest smile, though it still wobbled a bit. “I’m nervous.”
His fingers tightened in hers. “Mmm. Me, too.”
The quiet tone of his voice caught her, filling her with questions. “May I ask why? You don’t look it.”
Cade pushed the door open fully and pulled her inside the suite. She barely registered the click of the door falling shut before his large, warm hands slid into her hair. A bare breath later, he pressed her back against an adjacent wall.
“Because I’ve been dying to do this.” He covered her mouth with his, and any thought of being nervous flew right out the window.
The kiss on the street had been sweet, a taste, passion withheld. The kiss of two people trying each other out for the first time. This one was a hot brand. It promised pleasure lay in her future. His tongue traced the seam of her lips, a question and a tease in one hot stroke. When she opened on a soft sigh, he plunged inside, his tongue dueling with hers. Goose bumps chased each other over the surface of her skin.
If his kiss alone weren’t enough to overwhelm her senses, his hands moved, stroking over her. Down her sides, over her hips to her butt, only to stroke back up her stomach and skimming the underside of her breasts. His body surrounded her, blocking out everything but him, and Hannah let herself get lost. She sought him out, as well, feeling over his firm pecs to his flat abdomen. She yearned to discover the hard muscle and warm skin beneath the fabric of his shirt. Yearned to discover all those luscious places that would drive him mad, make him gasp and groan. She wanted to remember every tiny detail for when he eventually went back to San Diego and she lay alone in the dark, craving exactly this.
“I’ve been dying to get my hands on you.” He murmured against her skin as his lips skimmed across her jaw and down her neck. “Do you know how torturous it is to be so turned on by someone you can’t even see? You have a way with words, Miss Miller.”
His use of her name had a shiver running over the surface of her skin. She yearned to hear him call her name in the grip of an orgasm. Her hips pushed forward, seeking contact with his body. When the softness of her belly brushed the hard bulge in his pants, she couldn’t contain a moan.
He nipped at her bottom lip, then pulled back and took her hand. “Come on. Before I fuck you against this wall.”
J.M Stewart is a coffee and chocolate addict who lives in the Pacific
Northwest with her husband, two sons and two very spoiled dogs. She’s a
hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily ever after
and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember.
Writing that has become her obsession.