Title: The Billionaire’s Obsession
Author: J.S. Scott
Series: The Billionaire’s Obsession #1
Release Date: December 1, 2013
Down on her luck, nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she’s never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems, or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?
Reclusive billionaire Simon Hudson would rather be behind a computer creating computer games than rubbing elbows with the elite and he knows exactly what he wants…until he meets Kara Foster. Something about Kara touches Simon in ways he’s never experienced and definitely doesn’t like. For over a year, Simon watches over Kara, but stubbornly refuses to admit his desire to possess her, not even to himself. But when she ends up in a situation that could very well be her destruction, Simon steps up to help her, not realizing that in saving Kara, he might very well be salvaging his own soul.
*Originally released as a serial of novellas, The Billionaire’s Obsession: The Complete Collection includes the entirety of Simon and Kara’s story as previously released in the novellas: Mine For Tonight, Mine For Now, Mine for Forever and Mine Completely.*
Simon and Kara’s story is a sweet and sultry one. I guess you could call it love at first sight, at least for Simon. Simon is a wealthy and somewhat reclusive video game designer who falls hard for Kara. His need to have her and protect her becomes an obsession. When he is forced to step in to keep Kara from harm, he decides to make her an offer to make her his completely. This unexpected alpha male finds his match in Kara and things between them heat up quickly.
“…true love was not for the faint of heart, but the rewards were worth the risk.”
Simon’s alpha tendencies took me by surprise. I didn’t expect a socially withdrawn video game designer to demand so much control. He isn’t your typical alpha personality, but as the story progresses he lets his inner beast show. He was an irresistible combination of smart, protective, thoughtful and insatiable. Kara was sweet, patient and driven. If anyone deserved to be taken care of, it’s Kara, but her rough upbringing makes it hard for her to accept Simon’s doting gestures. The bickering between these two stubborn characters was humorous and only served to heat things up between them.
“Somehow, he had known her from the moment he saw her. Not with his eyes, but with his heart.”
The storyline is overall light and happy with a few suspenseful moments thrown in. J.S. Scott did a great job molding her characters and fitting them together, flaws and all. She wrote a story that kept my interest and had me excited to keep reading. I enjoyed seeing this couple from opposite sides of life come together and learn how to love. Simon’s brother, Sam and Kara’s best friend, Maddie added some color and interest to the story and I am looking forward to hearing their stories soon.
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Check out the rest of The Billionaire’s Obsession series:
Heart of the Billionaire: Sam (The Billionaire’s Obsession #2)
The Billionaire’s Salvation: Max (The Billionaire’s Obsession #3)
The Billionaire’s Game: Kade (The Billionaire’s Obsession #4)
Billionaire Undone: Travis (The Billionaire’s Obsession #5)
Billionaire Unmasked: Jason (The Billionaire’s Obsession #6)
Mine For Christmas: Simon & Kara (The Billionaire’s Obsession #6.5)
Billionaire Untamed: Tate (The Billionaire’s Obsession #7)
Billionaire Unbound: Chloe (The Billionaire’s Obsession #8)
Billionaire Undaunted: Zane (The Billionaire’s Obsession #9)
Billionaire Unknown: Blake (The Billionaire’s Obsession #10)
Billionaire Unveiled: Marcus (The Billionaire’s Obsession #11)