Readers Will Always Win When They Begin "Bidding On The Billionaire"

28119253 Title:  Bidding On The Billionaire
(Seattle Bachelors #1)
Author:  JM Stewart
Format:  eARC
Length:  256

Publisher:  Forever Your
Rating:  4.5 Stars

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.


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.”

My Thoughts
Hannah Miller is a woman who knows a lot about books.  They are, after all her business.  As co-owner of the Second Chance bookstore along with her best friend Maddie.  But it seems that the last thing that this literature loving lady ever expected was the searing online affair that resulted from a heated debate with an intriguing stranger.  With each taking an opposing viewpoint on the merits of a certain work of erotic fiction.

Caden McKenzie the "golden boy" billionaire lawyer, should have the world by the tail.
And he did...
Until the day that he lost his best friend and the woman that he thought loved him because of a seemingly unforgivable act of calculated betrayal.
Now alone...and having narrowed the scope of his life considerably.  Caden is a man resigned to keep affairs of the heart under the strictest of locks and key.  While diverting his passions into his work...and her.
The mysterious woman who makes words at him from behind a computer screen.  Words that excite, intrigue, inspire, challenge, and inflame him to the point of obsession. Words from a woman whom he knows only as JusstAGurl456.
A woman about whom he can't help wanting to know so much more.

Bidding On The Billionaire is the first book in JM Stewart's Seattle Bachelors series.  It is also a book that is unafraid to take readers from 0 to 60, in terms of sensuality and emotionality 
within the course of only the first few chapters.

Cade and Hannah are bold and intelligent characters that readers are sure they want to see together from word one. The hurts suffered by each, in their respective pasts provide very legitimate causes for their very circumspect beginnings.  Once these two get together, there is a natural rapport between them that speaks to a soul deep connection.
It is this connection that makes the lightening speed dive into sexual depths seem nothing but natural.
Speaking of the sex.  It's HOT HOT HOT!  There are many varied and intense scenes.  Each one doing more to draw the reader in, while simultaneously working to solidify the validity of our leads as a couple in the process.

The best thing about this book however, has to be what doesn't happen here.  While this book is about a billionaire, his money and status never becomes an issue.  In fact, the connection between Hannah and Cade is so strong that it is hard to relate to the two as more than a man and a woman trying to find love.

The only negative in this read comes in the form of the grand gesture surrounding the auction that readers encounter at its close.  It is a negative only due to its predictability.  A predictability is negated very quickly by the awesome and highly heart-melting epilogue.

Reviewer's Note:
This book is the first in a companion series which may be read in any order.
All opinions expressed in this review are solely those of the reviewer, and have not been influenced by Forever or those acting as their agents.

About JM Stewart
J.M. StewartJM is a multi-published author of passionate, heartfelt contemporary romance. She’s a wife, a mother, a spiritualist, and lover of puppies, and happily addicted to coffee and chocolate. She lives in the rainy 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 them has become her obsession. 
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