Author: J.S. Scott
Publisher/Year: Amazon Publishing 4/28/20
Length: 252 Pages
Series: The Accidental Billionaires #4
Opposites resist—and attract—under the Cancún sun in this emotional Accidental Billionaires novel by New York Times bestselling author J.S. Scott.
Years ago, Noah Sinclair promised his dying mother that he’d stay strong and work hard for his younger brothers and sisters. Even with the Sinclairs’ newfound wealth, Noah has never steered from that blue-collar drive. His siblings think it’s time—with the gift of a Cancún vacation. To Noah, being forced to relax isn’t bliss. It’s a chore. Especially under the watch of a beautiful family friend enlisted to make sure every laptop under the sun stays closed.
All Andie has to do is convince a handsome billionaire to take a deep breath? It should be a dream for the bohemian travel writer. If Noah—a workhorse so resistant to change—weren’t spoiling for a fight. But no matter how hard Noah pushes her away, Andie is pushing back. She promised she’d teach Noah to embrace every pleasure in life. It’s a promise she made to herself once, too.
What begins as a battle of wills becomes a chance for Noah and Andie to open their hearts and share their fears. Night after intimate night. It’s the last thing they expected from Cancún, and it’s what they need the most. Even if it isn’t supposed to be forever.
I’m surprised that it’s taken me six months to get back into this series since I really enjoyed the first three books around Jade, Seth and Aiden. the way that this story was cultivated really makes for a lot of great installments to the series with plenty of new dynamic. This time, it’s Noah, the protector and patriarch of the family.
Just as the summary says, we remember the promise that Noah made to his mother as she was dying from Cancer. He was 18, and the only one who was legally old enough to keep the family together. He promised that he would do everything that he could to make sure they survived and thrived and that’s exactly what he did. Fast forward all these years, and an inheritance the size that no one can fathom, and well, he’s still living his life by his mother’s words.
His family is worried about him. All he does is work himself crazy and he has no other interests or friends because he won’t let himself come up for air. They so concerned that his twin sisters gift him a trip to Cancun to force him to enjoy himself, and Owen, his youngest brother enlists his best friend from forever to try to break him from his shell. Andie is a girl that the Sinclairs all know well from when they were kids, but we all know that people grow up.
Andie is the complete opposite of Noah on so many levels, and while that’s perfect for the story, it’s implied over and over that she’s had a troubled past that has made her into the woman that she is now. She’s grounded, yet boho, and she lives life for each day instead of planning for the future.
Their trip starts off on a rocky foot since Andie really wants to understand what makes Noah tick, and Noah is so driven by his work that he’s not open to really having conversation with her. Good thing she doesn’t back down, and she finds a way to negotiate a compromise to ensure that he doesn’t work the entire time.
Underneath all their differences though is a clear attraction that neither speaks of for days. We watch Andie realize that the crush that she had on Noah as a kid is so much more as an adult since he’s grown into someone amazing, and sexy. At the same time, Noah is trying to understand how this little girl that he knew back in the day who he thought was spoiled has turned into this incredibly sexy woman that he’s got these desires for that he feels he shouldn’t.
The journey throughout the story is one of growth and understanding. It takes Andie to push Noah out of his comfort zone every step of the way and to help him understand that he doesn’t HAVE to work since they are financially thriving in order to get him to work on understanding who he is as a person. It’s sad to see the wool get taken off Noah’s eyes and have him realize that he now has to figure out who he is and what he likes, but at the same time, it’s really rewarding. to watch Andie take him on the journey.
Sparks fly, and they realize that they share the same feelings for one another, but when Noah wants forever and Andie doesn’t do more than just today, they are at am impasse and they split. It takes the work of the entire Sinclair family to get Noah to understand what’s going on, and hopefully it’s not too late, since Andie’s gone back to Boston. It’s a push pull and a ‘I hope it’s not too late’ story that really makes for a nice read.
I’m excited to see what’s next since we still need to get into Owen’s story and that was teased nicely in the end of this book with a friendship that failed and he’s not quite sure why. I’m going to find out when I can get my hands on that one and in the meantime, enjoy!