The Forbidden Billionaire by J.S. Scott was another AMAZING story. Jared was tortured by an event in his past and that prevented him from believing he should find love. Mara was a struggling doll maker who wanted to keep her failing shop open to preserve the memory of her mom and grandma, but was devastated when she found out someone had purchased her building and she was being evicted from bother her shop and her home. Jared has already been intrigued by Mara and he offers to help her start a new business. This allows them to spend more time together and they start falling for each other. Once Jared's secrets are revealed will Mara stick with him tho? I found this story very hard to put down to do silly things like eat, sleep, and work. It was addicting, compelling, and hooked me from the beginning. It gets 5 stars from me and I can't wait for more books from J.S. Scott.
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.