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The Forbidden Billionaire
     

The Forbidden Billionaire

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by J. S. Scott
 

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A Wall Street Journal bestseller.

All of Jared Sinclair’s wealth still can’t ease the pain from his terrible childhood…or his guilt over a recent tragedy. Unable to forgive himself, the billionaire property investor buries his emotions, toughens his skin, and becomes a notorious womanizer, refusing to commit his heart to a woman

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A Wall Street Journal bestseller.

All of Jared Sinclair’s wealth still can’t ease the pain from his terrible childhood…or his guilt over a recent tragedy. Unable to forgive himself, the billionaire property investor buries his emotions, toughens his skin, and becomes a notorious womanizer, refusing to commit his heart to a woman when he’s convinced she wants only his wallet.

But ever since Jared arrived in Amesport, Maine, he’s been intrigued by Mara Ross, the petite and sexy shop owner who asks nothing of him. When Mara’s store is purchased without her knowledge, she stands on the brink of losing her home, her livelihood, and generations of family history. Then the irresistibly persuasive Jared proposes a business deal to Mara…and soon draws her into a steamy, sensual affair, convincing her that he’s anything but cold. However, when a revelation shakes Mara’s fragile trust to the core, Jared must finally confront the truth about his past.

In The Forbidden Billionaire, J. S. Scott brings the next chapter in her passionate Sinclairs series to life.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
05/04/2015
Scott’s clichéd erotic contemporary fails to live up to the promise of No Ordinary Billionaire. Jared Sinclair, a billionaire architect and developer, has somehow managed to convince himself that he caused the deaths of his college girlfriend and best friend, even though he was clearly not at fault. Since then he’s walled himself off from relationships, until Mara Ross wanders into his life and draws his lusty attention. At Jared’s suggestion, and with his capital, the young woman gives up her unprofitable business and opens a specialty foods store. She tries to compartmentalize their growing romance, but Jared is obviously in it for the long haul. In another hackneyed moment, Mara overhears a snippet of conversation and breaks the record for quickly jumping to the wrong conclusion. Banalities like this result in a purely generic story. Agent: Michelle Johnson, Inklings Literary Agency. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477830550
Publisher:
Amazon Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2015
Series:
Sinclairs Series , #2
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
162,222
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

J.S. “Jan” Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She’s an avid reader of all types of books and literature, but romance has always been her genre of choice. Writing what she loves to read, she writes both contemporary and paranormal romances. They are almost always steamy, they generally feature an alpha male, and they have a happily-ever-after ending because she just can’t seem to write them any other way!

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The Forbidden Billionaire 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Fabieg More than 1 year ago
Definitely a must read!! Jared and Mara's story was one to sigh about and contemplate like the fairytale we all wait for! I love to see a sexy billionaire fall head over heels for the girl next door, and fight with the possessiveness and the fierceness to trample anything in his path to make her his. J.S. Scott does an fabulous job in The Forbidden Billionaire. Jared Sinclair and Mara Ross' story is about how self doubt and a dark past can be overcome and left behind with the love of that special someone who sees you exactly for who you are and wants nothing less. I was absolutely hooked just on the prologue!! I love all the Billionaire stories, and can't wait for more stories just like this one.☆☆☆☆☆
shobeteener More than 1 year ago
This is the story of Jared Sinclair and Mara Ross. Through life experiences Jared has closed himself off and comes across as 'cold' but as the books goes along he is anything but 'cold'. Mara is all alone in the world after her Mom's death. They develop an unlikely friendship that develops into a 'hot' romance. I loved getting to know Jared and Mara in this book and reconnecting with the rest of the Sinclair's. This is a must read book. I couldn't put it down once I started reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
would like ebook
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
The Forbidden Billionaire is J.S. Scott’s second book in her Sinclair’s series. Jared Sinclair is an architect. He once had a dream that came to a tragic end. Instead of following his heart and refurbishing old homes like he’d planned, he chooses a career that takes him into commercial real estate. He changes and becomes a single minded man focused only on business who can’t have a meaningful relationship. Mara Ross has lived in the same home her entire life. She, too, has dreams that are taken from her. Instead of completing college and following her dreams, she is forced to return to her Amesport home to care for her ailing mother. She’s takes over a non-profitable business that has been in her family for years and discovers that her family’s legacy is slipping through her hands as a result of changing times. Jared and Mara’s paths cross when he sets his eyes on one of his family’s homes. Their friendship grows into not only a romantic one but also into a partnership. But once Mara discovers all of Jared’s secrets, can their relationship stay on track? Can Jared overcome the tragedy that changed the course of his career? Can Evan, Jared’s brother, help both of them see through their pain and right the wrong? I’ve been reading Ms. Scott for many years and I have to say her writing has grown since she’s been writing for Montlake. The last few books have allowed the reader to delve more into the personal backgrounds of the characters. We have had the opportunity to ‘get to know’ the hero/heroine along with the secondary characters in so much more detail. Another added plus is the length of these books. They are so much longer enabling this additional insight into these characters. I loved the preview into Evan Sinclair’s character and I look forward to reading his story. I thoroughly enjoyed The Forbidden Billionaire. It is a quick read and a great addition to her Sinclair series. I’d like to disclose that I received a copy of The Forbidden Billionaire in exchange for a fair and honest review.
KatharineC More than 1 year ago
We've met most of the Sinclair's from Author JS Scott. In the first book of the Sinclair series with Dante we met Jared. He was dwindling in Amesport longer than expected. The family was sure he had found someone in town to stay for. Mara was running a doll store that had been in her family for generations. It is a dying art but one she kept alive to keep a piece of her mother with her always. She knew she was losing her home and store due to the owner selling it. She had been helping Jared with some of his family history because she was sort of the unofficial town historian. There was not as much suspense in this book, however it was a great story of self-discovery. Sometimes it takes meeting the right person to figure out exactly who you are.
AREEDAR More than 1 year ago
Jared has a dark secret and a lot of guilty. Mara Ross is about to lose her home and her store. Jared is drawn to Mara. Loved reading how these two lost souls find each other and heal each other. Mara helps Jared realize love is out there and she wants only him and not his money. Jared learns to let the guilt go and opens his heart to Mara. Read it!!
all4mykids82 More than 1 year ago
Mara is sweet, caring and proud while Jared is fierce, caring and controlling. Jared and Mara make a beautiful couple and I absolutely LOVE their story. He wants to help her but she is too proud to agree to his terms and he is fighting his past while she is there for support. Once again JS Scott has done an outstanding job with this book. Highly recommended!!!! Now.....throughout this story you learn about Evan and let me just say that I am very intrigued. He seems like a tough one to crack but I know there is some women out there that can and I can't wait to read their story. I was given an arc for an honest review.
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
The Sinclairs live on a peninsula in Amesport, Maine. With the exception of one brother, the others considered their homes there to be vacation homes. J.S. Scott has a way of writing about Amesport, that makes the reader want to visit the quaint little town, and spend time with the people who live there. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book, and let me tell you, if you have been following this series, you are in for a real treat. I adored Grady, I loved Dante, but Jared, WOW!! Jared is suffering some guilt over a recent tragedy in his life, but that doesn't stop him from pursuing Mara, who runs a little doll shop in town. (I don't want to spoil this one for anybody, so that's all I am going to say about it, other than get ready for a fantastic read). This book pulled me in from the very first page, and my heart broke over the pain that Jared suffered a few years earlier, a pain that he has never let go of. Evan, his older brother, has a substantial part in this book, and in my opinion, when the time comes for his book, he will definitely be a hard nut to crack! So, get ready for a great read, once again J.S. Scott, did not disappoint!!
Tamib13 More than 1 year ago
OMG, I love the Sinclairs! Dante was absolutely wonderful, we met him in No Ordinary Billionaire. This book is about his brother Jared. Jared has secrets about things that occurred in his younger years but that hasn't stopped him from becoming a compassionate, understanding beautiful man, inside and out. I was given an arc for an honest review. I am being more than honest when I say that if you are a romance fan, this book and series needs to go on your must read list. I adored the leading lady, Mara. She is so strong even when tragedy strikes. I keep having this image of a scrumptious Jared riding a white horse about Amesport. J.S. Scott is remarkable and I am so excited that I have discovered that Evan's story will be told next. Hang on tight. Evan is going to be a steamy, exciting book, I personally can not wait. Grab the Sinclair series. It is wonderful!
Donna-hills59pa More than 1 year ago
Jared Sinclair is the youngest of the Sinclair men. He is a very successful real estate investor. He wanted to restore old buildings but that dream ended with his best friend and his girl. He caught them together one night and it destroyed him. Jared has a real problem with relationships. He picks up a girl gives her what she wants and buys her a present and sends her on her way. He is Amesport for his brother's wedding. Dante is marrying Sarah. Mara Ross owns a doll shop on main street but it is failing and her building is in desperate need of repair. Jared is attracted to Mara but he can't understand the attraction. He just knows he needs her. This story is great. It does, however contain profanity and sex scenes so it may not be for all. It is another winner for J S Scott. I know you will love this story as you read it and everything unfolds in their relationship.
koala571 More than 1 year ago
JS Scott's Sinclair books are fabulous and I love each and every one of them so far. If you want passion, hot Alpha male and HEA this is the book for you. This is another winner from JS Scott. The Forbidden Billionaire is Jared Sinclair's story. The story opens up with a glimpse of Jared's past and why he is so distance about getting into a serious relationship, but Mara has gotten under his skin. Mara is the owner of a failing doll store as the store is falling down around her literally and figuratively. Mara is down and out when the store, which is also her home, is burned down to the ground. Jared puts her up in his guest house, but she ends up more in his house or he is in the guest house. The relationship is based on physical attraction, but you can see that Mara is melting Jared's heart and healing his wounds. The reader is treated to passionate scenes, which JS Scott writes to perfection. Love never comes without its problems and yes, Jared and Mara hit a bump in the road, however; the reader gets the HEA. This story also gives a sneak peep on Evan's personality, which I can't wait to read about his past and future in the next book. You are treated to the gathering of the entire Sinclair's clan in this story, so you continue to see how their lives are progressing. I highly recommend this book to readers who love romance, passion, erotica, alpha males and HEA. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.