Title: The Billionaire’s Touch
Author: J.S. Scott
Publisher/Year: Amazon Publishing 3/22/16
Length: 240 Pages
Series: The Sinclairs #4
After a troubling childhood, wealthy Evan Sinclair likes his life orderly and controlled. He rarely gives in to spontaneous urges—until he begins a chance correspondence with a mystery woman who sounds like his complete opposite. She intrigues and amuses him, and the interest seems mutual…which is more than he can say for his current obsession, Miranda Tyler, the tough-as-nails, sexy schoolteacher who’s made it clear she’s not impressed—or interested.
Miranda finally has it all: a good job, friends, and the security of living in the quaint coastal town of Amesport, Maine. She even has an anonymous pen pal—a man she’s never met yet has bonded with almost effortlessly. The only thing unsettling her life is Evan Sinclair. The handsome billionaire is arrogant, pompous, and far too used to getting his way. Miranda tries her best to avoid him, until Evan’s steamy kiss turns her world upside down.
Soon their red-hot desire is scorching the sheets and has them both spinning out of control. But when secrets are revealed, will their insatiable attraction keep them together or force them apart? In J.S. Scott’s The Billionaire’s Touch, the eldest Sinclair just might have met his match.
Evan is the penultimate big brother, protector, father figure – and we slowly get to see why in his story. We’ve seen him swoop in and try to protect his siblings and we even saw in action how he was aware (maybe a bit late) of everything that was going on with his brothers and sister and how he takes responsibility for the good the bad and the ugly. He deserves happiness but he doesn’t think that it’s for him, that he’s worthy and that it’s in the cards.
Randi on the other hand, she’s a character that we’ve seen in the supporting role time after time again in this series. She’s Emily’s close friend, Sarah’s as well now and was even in Mara’s story too. It’s no surprise that it’s her turn to be leading lady. She had a rough childhood that we never quite understood and this installment gives her the space to really unpack that for us.
We start off innocently enough, with a flash back to the beginning of Emily’s story when she had reached out to Grady to get funding that had been stolen for the youth center. Randi couldln’t sit back and let Emily try alone, so she reached out to the Sinclairs via a generic email address and that was an email that would change her life. The response came months too late and with an attitude, but the attitude evolved into a mysterious friendship with a guy that she had no idea who he was, and yet the banter between them was something amazing.
We’re now months into the present, where Randi and her mystery man are still in talks, and at the same time, we see Evan, the eldest Sinclair back in Amesport. He’s there to meet his sister’s baby and at the same time, to avoid Randi, because they’ve managed to rub each other the wrong way over the years. Evan also found himself in a mystery email relationship as he’s the one who responded to Randi’s request, yet both have kept their identities secret and here we are with a problem.
What we have from this point on is an interesting and amusing story of a woman who has an attraction to a man she hates, and a man who’s attracted to a woman he doesn’t know how to talk to. It takes us about 60% of the book to really understand why, but what we do learn is that they have a chemistry that gets past all their discomfort with one another.
Randi shows Evan what he’s missing in trying to be happy and Evan helps put Randi back together after her foster mother’s death. They’re exactly what they need, yet their secret email correspondence threatens to break up what’s good between them since they’re able to share more via email than they are in person.
True to Sinclair form, we have such a roller coaster and at the same time some amazing heat and passion. There’s something to be said about the local girl winning the guy and making him realize what he needs is basic and in front of him, and that there’s always a chance at a happy ending if you’re not afraid.
What’s also nice about this book too is that we get to see the tease of two more installments devoted to Sinclair cousins. We also get to see some of the other amazingly strong and wonderful women of Amesport get their chance at happiness as well. So on that note, i’m off to track down the next book and see if it’s Micah’s turn to be happy. And in Love. Enjoy!