Title: No Ordinary Billionaire
Author: J.S. Scott
Publisher/Year: Amazon Publishing 3/31/15
Length: 230 Pages
Series: The Sinclairs #1
Dante Sinclair never cared about his family’s money. All the young billionaire ever wanted was to be a cop; and now that he’s a homicide detective in Los Angeles, he’s a damn good one. But when he is injured and loses his partner in the line of duty, he returns to his vacation home in Amesport, Maine, to recover.
Sarah Baxter, a brilliant young doctor still struggling with her stifled upbringing, has recently moved from Chicago to sleepy Amesport to escape her past, hoping to find peace. When Sarah is assigned to Dante’s case, there’s an instant heat between them. They couldn’t possibly be more different, yet their igniting passion is impossible to ignore. As new feelings awaken within Sarah, her haunted past returns, threatening her once again. But can Dante overcome his grief and discover the secrets Sarah is hiding in time to protect and rescue her?
After reading the Accidental Billionaires, I felt that I had to do right by the series and read up on the East Coast Sinclairs – the ones that knew that they were billionaires, and had the unfortunate time of knowing their father. In this first book, we get to know Dante, one of the middle brothers, and one who chose a completely different life, away from money and business, and instead went into being a cop out in LA. We cross his path right after he’s been shot and his partner was killed, and he’s not only lost, but he doesn’t want to be found, or live.
Lucky for him he’s got 3 brothers who won’t take that as a path for him to go down, and they bring him to Maine where he’s able to recuperate at his brother’s place for a bit and then at his own house out there which he’s been to maybe 2 times before. This wouldn’t be a true romance or erotica story if we didn’t have a lovely leading lady who’s not looking for a man, but who finds the hottest man around, and learns that this is the man that can get her to bring her walls down.
Sarah’s background at the onset of this book is a mystery – we have no idea the ins and outs of her personality and her upbringing, but the more that she gets comfortable with Dante, the more that we learn about her. She’s the doctor that’s put in charge of his care while he’s in town, and at the same time, she’s also the person who’s able to get under his skin, not only because of a mutual physical attraction, but because she’s literally a genius and looks at things black and white with no gray. That forces Dante to think about what he’s doing and what he should be doing, and that jump starts his recovery.
The story from there is the standard romance of an alpha male who thinks that he wants ‘his woman’ for purely carnal reasons, but then quickly learns that she’s gotten to his heart when he didn’t even realize he had one. At the same time, we know that there has to be angst and mystery for the story to be complete, and that comes in the form of a break in at Sarah’s house where her entire house is destroyed and the words ‘Die Bitch’ are written on her wall.
The rest of the story shows us what that means to a growing relationship. The alpha male becomes even more protective and as a result, this couple becomes that – a couple. They realize that there’s more than a physical attraction and it’s nice to watch it blossom and grow. The fact that she’s quite innocent as well gets a reader all hot and bothered because our author does a fantastic job of really taking us through our paces watching them learn each other together. it’s HOT.
There’s a hostage situation, a death, someone ends up in the hospital again with an uncertain future and meddling friends and family who just want to help. Do they get the ending that they deserve or will Dante go back to LA? that much is inevitable so what does that mean? Anyhow, we’ve been teased with the book #2 here to know that younger brother Jared gets his own story, however there’s also a 0.5 book that i’ve realized about Grady – the brother that we’ve met time and time again in this book, so i’ll catch that one first I think and and then move onto Jared’s story. Enjoy!