Claiming the Billionaire

Claiming the Billionaire

by JM Stewart

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ISBN-13: 9781455592272
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Series: Seattle Bachelors , #4
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 257,094
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

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 them has become her obsession.

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Twitter: @JMStewartWriter

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Claiming the Billionaire 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
Claiming the Billionaire by J.M. Stewart is book number four in the Seattle Bachelors series. This is Staff Sergeant Tyler Benson and Cassandra "Cassie" and Stephanoplous' story. Tyler has been through some horrific situations but has survived. He is back and is determined to make Cassie his. Cassie feels like that she getting her life back. Then Cassie receives the second shock of her life that Tyler is back. This is a second chance romance with the characters having to deal with emotional and difficult circumstances. The author did a great job of incorporating a steamy romance with bringing awareness to PTSD. Another great addition to the Seattle Bachelors series. I have loved and enjoyed reading this series. FYI, includes mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome story! The writing, the characters and the storyline were all top notch. We've had glimpses of Cassie and Tyler in prior books and this story lives up to all expectations. Three years! That's how long the memory of Cassie has kept Tyler going. Now he's back and seeing her and holding her again is all he can think of. All he wants. So when a bachelorette auction gives him a chance to see her again he's all in. After all this time though Cassie won't be so easy to get close to. Tyler's determined though. For him, losing just isn't an option. Definitely a recommended read.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
With the fourth in the Seattle Bachelors series, we get to see Cassie get a happy ending! It's an emotion pulling, sexy read! You kind of want to dislike her because even after all that she's felt while he was gone, she's still putting up walls instead of admitting how she feels when he gets back, but finally when she admits her feelings, she becomes more likable as she stands by him through everything. For over three years, billionaire Cassandra Stephanopoulos has regretted how things ended with her ex Tyler. She felt the need to guard her heart, and instead of speaking honestly, she said some hurtful things that she didn't mean just before he deployed. Staff Sergeant Tyler Benson went through more than anyone can imagine during his 3 plus years away ... and he's still living with the aftermath. He's home, and his feelings for Cassie haven't changed. He's determined to get her to talk to him ... even if he has to win her at the annual charity auction to get her alone!
kahea46 More than 1 year ago
***4 ‘All the Feels’ Stars*** After reading the preview/first chapter at the end of Bargaining for the Billionaire I knew two things. 1) I needed the book like yesterday (I know unrealistic, but it’s okay to be delusional every once in a blue moon) and 2) That it was going to be a major emotional roller coaster ride and dear lord was it. But it was totally worth it because what would you do if the man you love came back from the dead and wanted your heart back? I loved Tyler and Cassie, I did, but holy hell did these two bring out all the feels ~ the good, the bad and the ugly ~ as they struggled with their new reality and the sins of their past. Cassie is sweet & sassy with an interesting quirk that comes out in certain situations, but she has abandonment issues that have her wrapping her heart in kevlar to keep the pain away. Tyler is trying to find his feet after being a POW/MIA for three years and surviving hell, but between the horrors he witnessed and survivor’s guilt he finds himself stuck with nowhere to go. My heart broke for Tyler and all he went through, but I loved him because despite what he went through he still had a this sweet and generous heart that still believed that hope exists. Their romance is a second chance at love story and not only do they have to come to terms with what happened between them when Tyler left, which was pretty brutal, but with trusting themselves to be totally honest and open with each other. Their journey was rough and there were quite a few times when I wanted to Gibbs smack both of them, but it was necessary and worth it in the end. I loved how determined Tyler was and enjoyed watching Cassie take a chance with her heart. When they weren’t dancing around the issues between them they were fun, flirty and smexy as all get out. But more importantly they got each other and found that together they brought out the best in each other. As with the previous books, the writing was engaging, the story was well paced and I liked the 3rd person dual POV. PTSD plays a huge role in the story and I thought it was handled with care and respect and there are situations brought up through it that some may feel are triggers, but they are not used in gratuitous nature. I loved catching up with the previous couples and the role they played in the book. I’ve enjoyed each book in the series and am sad to see it come to an end, but Claiming the Billionaire was a perfect way to say good-bye. ~ Copy received from the publisher via NetGalley & reviewed voluntarily ~
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Claiming the Billionaire lived up to all of my expectations. Cassie stole every scene she dared to grace in Gray and Madison's story, so it was a forgone conclusion that her own story would be explosive. Cassie is classy, brashy and not afraid to get trashy. Like in everything else, when she loves, she does so with her whole being and when she hurts, the healing process is a long, difficult one. Tyler is the perfect match for such a volatile woman. Rebellious and determined this man has survived some of the hardest conditions and tragedies of his life. No way is "No" going to stop him from claiming his prize. The heart of the one woman who can break his heart or save his soul. JM Stewart delivered a flameworthy couple that does combustible like no other but still manages to bring out the tears along the way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author does not have a real, true understanding of the effects of PTSD. Her portrayal of the severity of the PTSD that Ty has gone through, followed by the simplistic and short time frame for his recovery is just does not happen in the real world. I would hope that this novel does not set up some unwitting person into thinking that a vet can recover so quickly. It is a long an very arduous process that takes constant love, guidance, support, rehab, and grit to get through the process. It can take years, not the month that this author thinks is the answer!
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Claiming the Billionaire by JM Stewart is the last book in her Seattle Bachelor’s series. This is a standalone book. I’ve read all four books and have enjoyed each of them. I enjoy reading second chance books and Claiming the Billionaire did not disappoint. I could feel the emotions each character felt. I feel Ms. Stewart handled the issue with PTSD well. I highly recommend Claiming the Billionaire and all of the books in the Seattle Bachelors series.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Cassie Stephanopolus is rich, successful and heartbroken. She never got over the loss of Tyler Benson. Everyone thought he died, but they were wrong. He was held captive by insurgents who tortured him and killed his comrades. Somehow he managed to escape. Now he's back home and struggling. He can't live without Cassie, but she won't admit that she cares for him. Can these two people overcome their issues and find a HEA? Cassie has never dealt with the loss of her brother. She hates that war destroyed her family. I was sad that she pushed Tyler away. He loves her and their chemistry is amazing. Tyler needs Cassie. She gives him a feeling of peace and safety but he's afraid that his PTSD will cause him to harm her. It was heartbreaking to watch him struggle to get back his life. This is a compelling story. I couldn't put this book down. I was pulled into this story. JM Stewart did an excellent job. She made me care for Cassie and Tyler. Claiming The Billionaire was the most intense of the Seattle Bachelors books. It touched my heart. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader copy of this book.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Claiming the Billionaire,  JM Stewart Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:   Romance, I was looking forward to this, sometimes I love a simple straightforward romance, one that’s easy to read, simple and full of fantasy, not in the paranormal sense but in the characters, the rich/famous/powerful guy/girl falling in love with the one without money/job/prestige etc. I thought with the “billionaire” tag that’s what this would be, but in fact that could have been left out of the title as it really wasn’t relevant, only really featured in the billionaire bachelorette auction and was a really tenuous connection. So its a cute story, but didn’t feel genuine to me. I kind of understood why they split, why Cassandra was scared of commitment, but it was a little odd. Would she really have had such an extreme reaction, just before he's being deployed again? Was it really such a  surprise? Hadn’t they talked about where the relationship was going?   For an intelligent lady Cassandra is also very blinkered about recognising Tyler’s issues, and I felt she would have picked up on his problems sooner. I didn’t understand why he went to the lengths of the auction – and all that money he hadn’t actually got – for a date. Why not just try speaking to her first? Why wait a week before crashing in her world. He surely could see that wasn’t going to go down well, after what had gone down between them. Its just felt very light and fluffy, filled with sex that simply overtook that actual story, and had me skimming through to see what was going to happen. I love sex in books when it feel right, feels relevant to the story, feels as though its inevitable between the characters, where there’s been so much build up that it just has to happen. Here though? Just felt forced, and padded out a - for me - thin  storyline. It’ll be perfect for others, thankfully we all enjoy different types of stories but for me it was a fail :-(   Stars: Two, perfect for others but sadly not for me. ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars--CLAIMING THE BILLIONAIRE is the fourth and final installment in J. M. Stewart’s contemporary, adult SEATTLE BACHELORS erotic, romance series. This is jewelry designer Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Stephanopolous, and US Army Staff Sergeant Tyler Benson’s story line. CLAIMING THE BILLIONAIRE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. We were first introduced to Cassie in the earlier stories, as well as BARGAINING FOR THE BILLIONAIRE #3. Told from dual third person points of view (Cassie and Tyler) CLAIMING THE BILLIONAIRE is a second chance story line; a rekindling romance between jewelry designer Cassie Stephanopolous, and Army Staff Sargeant Tyler Benson. Three years earlier Tyler walked out of Cassie’s life, and headed to war in the Middle East. News would come home that Tyler was missing and presumed dead, and for three years our heroine grieved for the man who had stolen her heart. Fast forward to present day wherein Tyler Benson returns home, a broken man held prisoner by the Afghanistan army, but a man who is hoping for a second chance with the woman he loves. What ensues is Cassie’s struggle to accept that Tyler isn’t ready to settle down; and Tyler’s ongoing battles with PTSD and the demons that follow. The relationship between Cassie and Tyler is one of second chances. Tyler’s return brings with it relief, anger, and betrayal for a woman who thought she had moved forward with the loss of the man that she loved. Cassie has a difficult time accepting Tyler’s reentry into her life, and struggles to come to terms with his need to rekindle what they once had. From the outside looking in Cassie’s handling of Tyler’s return is nothing short of self-centered and immature, and I struggled with my perception of the story line heroine but saying that each person handles grief differently and Tyler’s return from the ‘dead’ is shocking. Tyler is a man desperate to hold onto the one thing that kept him alive throughout his ordeal in an Afghan prison-his memories of Cassie. But his nightly terrors and PTSD dreams threaten the tenuous hold our hero has on his sanity and his love. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense; provocative and passionate. All of the previous story line couples play secondary and supporting roles. It was nice to revisit with all of the couples as well as a look into what the future has in store. The world building looks at the emotional impact on those left behind, and the PTSD that the men and women suffer when the world becomes overwhelming and the lines of reality begin to blur. CLAIMING THE BILLIONAIRE is an emotional and heartbreaking story line of survival, second chances, and love. The premise is profound and timely; the characters are broken, passionate and inspiring; the romance is intoxicating and intense. J. M. Stewart’s SEATTLE BACHELORS series is an enjoyable and impassioned look at four couples, four friendships and four happily ever afters.