BARGAINING FOR THE BILLIONAIRE (Seattle Bachelors #3) by JM Stewart-a review
About the book: Release Date September 13, 2016
You know what they say: billionaires do it better . . .
Grayson Lockwood is every girl’s fantasy. Fabulously weathy? Check. Dangerous good looks, complete with a titillating tattoo on his rock-hard chest? Check. High-powered CEO? Check. Too bad none of that impressed the only woman he ever loved. Since she walked away from him three years ago, Grayson can’t get her out of his mind. To win her back, he’ll have to finally open up about the secrets he’s been keeping. But first, he may have to use a little deception.
Tired of her comatose love life, Madison O’Reilly spices things up by chatting online with a sexy stranger. All she’s really looking for is a hot fling-and BookNerd seems flirtatious and surprisingly attuned to her needs. As their chats become steamier, she begins to wonder just how long she can hold out before she has the real thing. But when he steps out from behind his avatar, Grayson can only hope that Maddie will finally see his true heart
REVIEW: BARGAINING FOR THE BILLIONAIRE is the third installment in JM Stewart’s contemporary, adult SEATTLE BACHELORS erotic, romance series. This is billionaire CEO Grayson Lockwood, and book store co-owner Madison O’ Reilly. BARGAINING FOR THE BILLIONAIRE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from previous story lines is revealed where necessary.
Told from dual third person perspectives (Maddie and Grayson) BARGAINING FOR THE BILLIONAIRE is a story of second chances. Three years earlier Grayson Lockwood broke Maddie’s heart. A lie to protect his past caught our story line hero before he had the chance to come clean to the woman he loved, and in the ensuing three years Grayson has struggled with his need for Madison O’Reilly. When a ‘blind-date’ for the upcoming bachelor auction finds Maddie intrigued with first impressions via texts, she is once again blindsided when the man that destroyed her heart is the same man who has featured in all of her erotic dreams and sexting. What ensues is the rekindling of a romance between Maddie and Grayson, and the truth behind Grayson’s lies three years earlier-lies that covered a multitude of scars-inside and out.
The relationship between Maddie and Grayson is one of second chances. Grayson never had the chance to reveal his dark and troubled past before someone leaked the truth about his identity to the media. Maddie is a woman emotionally scarred by a traumatic event in her past, and she struggles with issues of betrayal and trust. When our heroine discovers that Grayson is the man with whom she has been texting for several weeks, she is once again thrown by his deceit and lies. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense. Grayson like s little rope play in the bedroom.
All of the previous story line couples play secondary and supporting roles. We are introduced to Grayson’s best friend Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Stephanopoulos, who struggles with regret, guilt and the loss of someone close. Cassie’s story is next in the final book in JM Stewart’s Seattle Bachelors series.
BARGAINING FOR THE BILLIONAIRE is a story of forgiveness and hope; struggle and acceptance; misunderstanding and a lack of communication; rekindling love and a happily ever after. The premise is inspiring; the characters are damaged but on the mend; the romance is provocative and emotional.
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Reviewed by Sandy