Title: Heart of the Billionaire
Author: J.S. Scott
Series: The Billionaire’s Obsession #2
Release Date: March 21, 2013
Billionaire Sam Hudson has pretty much lived his life with no apologies because he tries never to do anything that he’s sorry about…except for what he had done in the past to Dr. Madeline Reynolds. Many years and regrets later, Sam meets up with Maddie again by chance; his brother Simon is marrying Maddie’s best friend and the two of them are forced to be civil. But Sam wants to be more than polite, and he wants another chance to make things right, so he offers Maddie a bold proposition, an offer he knows she’ll have a very hard time declining even though she hates him.
Dr. Madeline Reynolds adores her best friend Kara and her fiancé Simon, but being forced into the company of Sam Hudson, because they are both in Simon and Kara’s wedding, is pure torture. She’s hated Sam for years, but when he offers her a bargain, something near and dear to her heart, she’s torn between her dislike for the man and the offer of something she’s always desperately wanted. Once, Sam Hudson nearly destroyed her, but Maddie discovers that sometimes things aren’t always what they appear to be. Is Sam really a devious heart-breaker, or is there something more to him beneath the surface?
Can two people with so many years of hurt between them learn to trust each other again?
As much as I enjoyed Simon and Kara’s story in The Billionaire’s Obsession, J.S. Scott won me over completely with Sam and Maddie’s story. I guess I’m a sucker for second-chance romance. My curiosity was peaked when I saw the animosity and sexual tension that sizzled between Sam and Maddie in The Billionaire’s Obsession, but they took it to a whole new level in Heart of the Billionaire. We still get to see plenty of Simon and Kara in this story as well. Simon and Kara’s relationships with Sam and Maddie were vital to understanding these characters and helped ensure I developed a connection with them.
“We’ve always known each other, Sunshine. My soul recognized yours the moment I saw you.”
Maddie is my favorite kind of heroine. She’s smart, driven, kind and refuses to depend on anyone else. She works hard and cares deeply. Her stubborn nature was the perfect match for Sam’s alpha personality. He doesn’t take no for an answer and he goes after what he wants. With them it was all about the thrill of the chase. Their energy was fun and sexy, making this book hard to put down. As we see into their past together, their personal growth really starts to shine. J.S. developed these characters wonderfully and really made them come into their own over the course of the book. Like anyone with baggage, they have a lot to deal with separately, and their individual journeys were a fantastic component of their story together.
“I’m ignoring you until you do something other than give me orders. I don’t like it.”
The fire burning between Sam and Maddie is scorching. You can’t read about these two and not feel their need to jump each other burning off the page. Their past relationship is a bit of a mystery at the beginning and J.S. does an excellent job at revealing just enough to peak your curiosity while leaving the rest until the natural progression of the story delivers some answers. The story flowed smoothly and kept me interested until I hadn’t realized I’d read the whole thing. My initial curiosity in these two was only bolstered by joining them on their journey. If you liked Simon and Kara then Sam and Maddie will not disappoint you. This dynamic couple will win your heart with their passion for one another and their endlessly entertaining witty banter.
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Check out the rest of The Billionaire’s Obsession series:
The Billionaire’s Obsession (The Billionaire’s Obsession #1)
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)