The Billionaire’s Touch by J.S. Scott – A Book Review

Book Title: The Billionaire’s Touch (The Sinclairs Book 3)
Author: J.S. Scott
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 22nd, 2016
Rating: 4/5 Stars


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.


My Thoughts:


After having read a few books which included billionaires in their plot, I thought way too many Authors trying to copy the success of 50 Shades Of Grey, by copying the style – which is not a good idea, because, in my humble opinion, the book was one of the worst once I have ever read, and I have read a lot of romance novels over the years. This book, on the other hand, was refreshingly not trying to be what should not have been, even though it had plenty of sex scenes hidden within. Nothing wrong with lovemaking and even though, I thought they could have used a few less scenes of the horizontal kind in this book, I was still smitten with the well-developed character and interesting, warm, and sometimes truly charming plot. I felt deeply for the scars that Evan had to bear, due to his cruel father, and even more so after what was revealed

I felt deeply for the scars that Evan had to bear, due to his cruel father, and even more so after what was revealed toward the last third of the book. J.S. Scott managed to make her male lead noble, without being unbelievable, his self-sacrifice a reason for his personality, and his  need for control, which gave him depth, likeability, and make for an interesting, emotional read.  Like I said earlier, the only thing that could have done better was the fact that there were almost too much sex too soon. Yet, it did not diminish my enjoyment of the overall story. Because this was my introduction to the Sinclair series, I am looking now forward to reading all of the other books about the brothers and extended family.

Because this was my introduction to the Sinclair series, I am looking now forward to reading all of the other books about the brothers and extended family.



The Billionaire’s Touch is available on Amazon now.

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Warmth – A Haiku

your touch warms the soul
my heart sings in your presence
every day a gift

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015


I recently wrote about the Royal Holiday collection, a set of four romance novels from publisher Tule Publishing, but not about the last three books of the series. A sense of warmth is the overall emotion one should take from this series, books that feature strong women, and caring men. If you are looking to lose yourself in short romance novels, you should read the entire series, they are really worth it.

The titles in the series are:
The Cinderella Princess (Royal Holiday Book 1)

Her Secret Prince (Royal Holiday Book 2)

His Defiant Princess (Royal Holiday Book 3)

His Forbidden Princess (Royal Holiday Book 4)

A must have series for the fan of contemporary romance

Book Review: Sheikh’s Desert Duty by Maisey Yates

Sheikh's Desert Duty: A Review

Title: Sheikh’s Desert Duty (The Chatsfield Book 9)

Author: Maisey Yates

Publisher: Harlequin Presents

Release Date: January 1st, 2015

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Sometimes I read just for a quick escape. I am not looking for literary prose or a complex story line, but I just want to be entertained for a short while, to take me away from the pressures of running one business and starting another. Sheikh’s Desert Duty did exactly that for me. I was emerged into a tale, that could never happen, but was mesmerized by the characters anyway. This short read (185 pages), had everything an escapist romance should have – two main characters that are likable, steamy romance, an exotic locale and a tale that is as far away from our regular life than possible, all while not portraying the woman as a simple plaything, and the man not as a simple alpha male.

Like I mentioned above, this is not a book for those who are looking for a more complex story line, but it was entertaining non-less, and did not leave the characters flat. A worthy read.

(Disclaimer: I won this book in via a Goodreads giveaway, for my own personal use)

His Very Convenient Bride – A Book Review

Title: His Very Convenient Bride
Author: Sophie Pembroke
Publisher: Harlequin Romance
Release Date: January 6th 2015
Rating: 4/5 Stars

Overall I really enjoyed the story. The characters are well crafted, likeable and with just enough back story, so that their reaction to a given situation makes sense. The story – a young woman, deciding to step into her sister’s place, in an arranged business marriage – is far-fetched, but entertaining, and delivered in a charming way. Up until the end of the book, after drama, and tension occurred, the book was well paced, an emotional rollercoaster ride, exactly what I hope for in a romance novel.
The part that kept me from giving it five stars though, was that at the very end, the Author rushed the happy ending somewhat, not enough to make it seem like she was running out of material, but just enough to be a little disappointed.
In short, if the Author works a little on her endings – and I mean, just extending them a little, for a better flow – I would have called this one of the best traditional romance novels I have read in a while.
Side note: This novel is tame in comparison with its contemporary peers. If you are looking for more steam of the physical nature, this is not your book. I personally think, this book did fine without the detailed description of love-making.

This book was made available to me, via NetGalley, in turn for an honest review. Thank you.