Winning the Billionaire

Winning the Billionaire

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by JM Stewart
     
 

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In the tradition of E.L. James and Sylvia Day comes a sultry new series starring women who want to live out their wildest dreams . . .

When it comes to love, this billionaire is all business . . .

Software mogul Christina McKenzie has loved billionaire Sebastian Blake since they were kids. So when Seattle's most famous bachelor-and perennial

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In the tradition of E.L. James and Sylvia Day comes a sultry new series starring women who want to live out their wildest dreams . . .

When it comes to love, this billionaire is all business . . .

Software mogul Christina McKenzie has loved billionaire Sebastian Blake since they were kids. So when Seattle's most famous bachelor-and perennial playboy-finally asks Christina out, her fantasies kick into overdrive. Things become hot and heavy . . . but what's she supposed to do when she starts to fall for him? Sebastian's never been one to settle down, and Christina knows she's just another notch in his bedpost.

Sebastian knows that smart, kind Christina deserves better than him. But after the mind-blowing night they just shared, he's ready to turn a sexy fling into the real deal. Keeping his freedom is one thing, yet keeping Christina in his bed-and in his life-is all Sebastian can think about . . .

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ISBN-13:
9781455592210
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
06/14/2016
Series:
Seattle Bachelors Series , #2
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
596,088
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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Winning the Billionaire 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Pure_Jonel 7 months ago
This tale was both exciting and emotional. Stewart develops her plot and her scene in a seamless manner that really allowed me to enjoy each moment of it. I loved the way that I really got to know everyone while also becoming part of their lives. The tale was sizzling hot while also filled with realism that allows you to get really close to the characters. Stewart really lets readers know the characters on a deep level. Their emotions, hopes, and dreams are apparent throughout as are their beliefs. I loved the dynamics between the various characters, especially between the main couple. Sinfully hot sex pairs with real emotions on many levels. At the same time, you really see how they work together and how their long history plays into this. The him/her, we shouldn’t really be doing this, actually really added to the story as does her brother and their friends take on the situation. It definitely lead to a couple of giggle worthy moments. This was definitely a one of a kind tale that held my attention throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed each moment of it and can’t wait to see what happens next in this thrilling series. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
carol223CS 8 months ago
JM Stewart's Winning the Billionaire Fantastic Read!!! Hot, steamy romantic story with humor. The love story was intense and satisfying with captivating writing, vivid description, good pacing, complex storyline, and mesmerizing setting. The main characters are well developed with undeniable chemistry. They have known each other all their lives as Christina’s brother is Sebastian best friend. Both Christina and Sebastian have loved each other from afar but never declared their love. Christina and Sebastian both have led separate lives. Abandonment, grief, loss, intense feeling will keep you fascinated from beginning to end. This is the second book in Seattle Billionaires series. It Can be read as a stand alone. Thank you to Net Gallery and the author for this eBook. My opinion is my own.
judyrudy 8 months ago
Winning the Billionaire is JM Stewart’s second book in The Seattle Bachelor series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and could not put it down. It kept me up way too late. Christina McKenzie and Sebastian Blake have known one another since childhood. Baz is the best friend of Christina’s brother. Each in their own way has loved the other for years. After Baz loses his father, he is given an ultimatum to retain control of his family’s resort business. He must marry. He loves Christina but she basically tells him she won’t marry him. Winning the Billionaire is about putting aside what others expect for the chance at love. Baz elects to ignore his father’s directive but will Christina follow him? Winning the Billionaire was well written and kept me cheering on both characters. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I’d like to disclose that I receive an advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
grandmareads102 8 months ago
Christina McKenzie has been in love with her childhood friend, Sebastian Blake for years, but he always treats here like an annoying child. His father is cold, distant and belittling. He's always tried to make him proud with no success. When his father dies, Sebastian is crushed. In order to inherit the hotel chain he rebuilt, he must marry or they will go to his stepmother. With so much emotional drama, these two find that their desire is mutual and overwhelming. What happens next is pure romance. JM Stewart captured my attention from the first page. I loved the chemistry between these two. I liked Christina. She's a brilliant and successful businesswoman who is also passionate and caring. She's a perfect compliment to Sebastian. I hate that he internalizes his feelings and won't take a chance on happiness. I really wanted these two to be together. I loved catching up with Hannah and Cade from Bidding on the Billionaire. The Seattle Bachelors series is filled with great characters, sizzling dialogue and passionate romance. Who could ask for more? I'm looking forward to her next book. I received a copy in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
Nicolerko 9 months ago
4.5 Stars This is the second book in the series. I really liked his one because Christine and Sebastian have been in each others lives forever especially since Sebastian is best friend's with her brother. We get to see the side of Sebastian that he keeps hidden from everyone and his true feelings for Christina. Sebastian is dealing with a loss that could bring him down to his lowest, but Christina is right there to lift him up. Will Sebastian wake up and grab what is right in front of him before it's too late? The chemistry between Christina and Sebastian is burning hot, but it also has that special bond that just adds to it. Sebastian won me over right away because hello the man has a cat that he rescued off the street. That calls for instant like for me, but that also shows you the true person that he is inside when he doesn't always project that image to the world. Great characters can;t wait for the next book in the series.
RomanticReadsandSuch 9 months ago
The sibling’s best friend trope is one of my favorites and Stewart handles it so very well. I appreciate that things aren’t drawn out overlong – yes, it’s been simmering for years, but once the cats out of the bag things get rolling quickly. Sebastian has issues with relationships, thanks to his parents, so he’s already hesitant to get involved with Christina. Add in that she’s his best friend’s twin, that they all practically grew up together, and it makes a complicated situation even worse. But the death of his father has him experiencing all sorts of emotions and he lets down his walls, acting on his feelings … which could be the best or worst thing he’s ever done :) Having been burned by a player in the past, Christina’s not too anxious to let down her guard with commitment-phobic Sebastian. And she’s gotten real good about hiding the depth of her feelings for him. But when he starts with the full force of his attentions on her, continuing to resist gets harder and harder. I love these two together – they’ve got the history of decades of friendship, mixed in with repressed feelings now let out, it’s a chemical reaction just waiting to go off. But they never truly forget the love and respect they have for each other. Even in denial or full-fledged retreat, they still have that basis to work with. (Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review)
BookSnuggle 9 months ago
"Winning the Billionaire" is a great friends to lovers romance. I was hooked from the beginning to the end. You get an entertaining storyline with humor, sadness, and passion. As Sebastian and Christina struggle through this journey you feel the emotions and struggles that they are going through. "Winning the Billionaire" by J.M. Stewart is book number two in the "Seattle Bachelors" series. The book can be read as a standalone. But I want to go back and read the first book since I loved this one so much. This is software mogul, Christina "Tina" McKenzie and playboy billionaire, Sebastian "Baz" Blake's story. Christina and Sebastian have known each other since they were kids. She has always loved Sebastian. But he is off limits since he is her brother's best friend and a playboy. Sebastian never does relationships to try to avoid being hurt. He has always wanted his dad's love and approval, but never seemed to measure up to what his dad wanted. Christina and her brother are more like a family to him. Sebastian has always been attracted to Christina but feels that she deserves more than he can give her. He also doesn't want to jeopardize his friendship with her or her brother. Sebastian is vulnerable due to the stress from his dad's passing and the stipulations of the will. So, when Christina pops in and tries to comfort him the lines begin to blur between just being friends and being more. Christina wants true love and is determined not to settle for anything else. She doesn't want to be another notch on his bedposts. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley/Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for an honest review. FYI, includes mature content. This is a perfect book to read on a vacation or when you just need to get away for a little while.
LynnB888 9 months ago
In the continuation of her Seattle Bachelor series, JM Stewart takes us into the rollercoaster ride of finding hot, sexy love right where you least expect it! These characters are hot and steamy and I adored them together! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for us next with these Seattle Bachelors. Christina McKenzie has been in love with Sebastian Blake since she was in the first grade and he defended her from a schoolyard bully. No one knows of course … not Baz, not her twin brother Caden who is Baz’s best friend, no one. Sebastian Blake is feeling overwhelmed with emotions, and he can’t resist putting his hands on Tina. She’s too much … too sexy, too potent, too caring. He can’t take her kind of mothering when his world is coming apart at the seams. When they finally decide to stop fighting their desire, will they be able to find the relationship they each need out of this? She’s gun-shy, he’s a longer … but are they just what the other needs?
Majorly_Delicious 9 months ago
Winning the Billionaire by JM Stewart is the second book in her Seattle Bachelor's series. This book is about Sebastian and Christina, Caden's sister from book one. If you haven't read the first book you can still read this book without any problems as they can be read as stand alone books. Christina has known Sebastian 'Baz', a notorious playboy and her twin brother's best friend, her whole life and has been in love with him most of it but Baz still sees her as his best friends little sister. Having been deceived in the past by a man with a similar lifestyle of Baz, Christina no longer does 'relationships'. When Christina shows up at Baz's home to ask him to participate in her annual charity fundraiser Baz is in a grumpier mood than normal and when Christina pushes his buttons too far he snaps as pulls her into a kiss that leaves her breathless. Sebastian has been secretly hiding his feelings for Christina for years. She is his best friend's sister and lusting after her or worst, making a move on her would be disrespectful to Caden. Thanks to his father, Baz also has a stern no relationship policy. When tragedy strikes Baz finds himself facing a wide range of emotions and the one woman he has always wanted is directly in the line of fire. When one kiss ignites the fire that has been slowly burning in these two they have to decide if they can put the past behind them and risk losing their friendship to find their HEA. I seriously loved these two together. Their friendship was so strong that I feel it helped pave the path to these two finding their way to each other without the awkwardness they new relationships sometimes bring. The love and respect they have for each other shines brightly throughout this book and makes these two a couple you can't help but fall in love with. I received an eARC of this book compliments of the publisher in exchange for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
Lashea677 9 months ago
Bidding on the Billionaire was my introduction to JM Stewart. That one story left an indelible mark on my soul. The way she handled Cade and Hannah's at times unorthodox love story was beautiful. She gave me the chance to fall in love with the individuals before I became wrapped up in the couple. A unique concept that if done right has lasting impact. Winning the Billionaire continues that concept with Christina and Sebastian's romance. I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review and although this couples foray into love was not as unconventional as the previous story's, it had it's share of issues. Tina cares deeply, has a successful career and the smarts to keep it that way BUT, her biggest failures are in matters of the heart. She pines for the one person that she knows will never want her. Baz, has a phobia of being left behind. From childhood to adulthood he has carried the burden of feeling unlovable by the people who mattered most. His connection to The McKenzies' particularly Cade and Christina are his most prized possessions. Losing that is unacceptable. Ms. Stewart has become another addition to my MUST READ list. Her seductive stories bring more to the table than sex. This author appeals to the heart of her readers as well with well written stories that leave a lasting footprint after the last page is turned.
kahea46 9 months ago
I really enjoyed Bidding on the Billionaire and after the little teaser excerpt for Winning the Billionaire I knew I’d be picking up to see what was in store for Christina and Sebastian and I wasn’t disappointed. It was sweet, sexy and had me rooting for Tina and Baz to figure out their issues so they could have the HEA they deserve. Christina has led a privileged life, though she has known tragedy, and on top of all of that she is extremely smart and yet isn’t arrogant about any of it. She works hard, does what she can to give back to the community and at the end of the day just wants to live a simple and happy life. All of this is what made me really like Christina. She’s has a huge heart that wants to take care of those around her and she has a backbone of steel that presents itself when she feels passionately about something. She does have her hang ups about ever finding a soul searing kind of love, and there is a valid reason behind it, and yet she still hopes that one day the right man will see her and be able to earn her trust. Sebastian is the definition of driven. He’s worked hard to make his family’s hotel business successful and has succeed, though his father has never acknowledged the work that he’s put into it. This lack of relationship between the men combined with painful events of the past have made Sebastian believe that serious, committed relationships are not something he can be capable of, so he keeps things on the light side, so he can protect his heart. I loved Sebastian, even when I wanted to reach out and smack him upside the head I liked him because he really is a good guy who is afraid of hurting those he cares about the most. And as the book progresses and he starts to re-evaluate the way he’s been living his life I couldn’t help but fall for him even more. Tina and Baz’s romance falls under the brother’s best friend/best friends sister trope and it was played out well. They’ve both been in love with each other for a while and yet neither realized it because they were both so good at hiding their feelings. The misunderstandings/angsty-ness are out in full force and yet tempered by some really sweet moments and very hot smexy ones. Tina drove me more batshit crazy than Baz did as they danced around and towards each other, but there are valid reasons for it, and it was fun to watch as they realized just how well they knew each other and how well they fit together. I enjoyed Winning the Billionaire as much as Bidding on the Billionaire and loved catching up with Caden and Hannah and the roles they played in this book. I like how both Tina and Baz evolved in the book and thought their HEA was well deserved. This is a quick, fun read and though you can read it as a standalone, I recommend that you give the first book a go. And after that excerpt I am definitely looking forward to getting my hands on the next book in the series. ~ ARC provided by Tasty Book Tours via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~