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Summary

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.

In The Forbidden Billionaire, J. S. Scott brings the next chapter in her passionate Sinclairs series to life.

©2015 J. S. Scott (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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brilliant!

as always with all of the other Sinclair story s it was brilliant. performed wonderful in such away that it totally came alive. a wonderful heart soothing steamy hot romance.
Awesome story!

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enjoyabke

great story with a good range of characters good narrators Can recommend looking forward to next book.

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Brilliant

Brilliantly written. Book 2 in the series. Wonderfully spoken. Brilliant characters and excellent plotline. Can't wait to read or listen to next book in the series

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Favourite billionaire love story

If you could sum up The Forbidden Billionaire in three words, what would they be?

Amazing
Unforgettable
Deep meaning

What other book might you compare The Forbidden Billionaire to, and why?

j.s the billionaire's obsession complete collection

Because of Jared's past and his mental scars
The story he tells you from his past that made him the way he is
Feels linked alike Simons past in the book I named above

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Powers – was your favourite?

Sarah she was a lovely relatable person

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

when Jared opens up and tells Sarah about his past and her showing it wasn't his fault and what she did to him next that a women haven't ever done before to him and Sarah and Jared knew they were in love with each other it had so much deep meaning to me and moved me in the. Eat ways

Any additional comments?

read the Billionaire's obsession by J.S if you enjoyed this book

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  • CAROLYN
  • 04-08-15

HE DIDN'T BELIEVE IN LOVE..... UNTIL MARA

He's super rich, gorgeous, sexy, muscled and charming but the one thing he's not is naive about love.... nope, he's been there done that and got the heartbreaking memories to prove it - so, for Jarred Sinclair, love doesn't exist. Even when he becomes obsessed with the lovely Dollmaker Mara he still treats it as a casual fling, a one maybe two or possibly three time thing but that was going to be it.... no getting attached, no wanting a relationship and definitely no long-term commitments.... but underneath this facade was a tormented soul.

However, as soon as the sweet but lonely Mara gives in to Jarred's charms and dirty talk something clicks and everything seems right and light in his world.... except he's still haunted by actions in his past that he just can't overcome. But Mara sees that this charming, thoughtful and beautiful man is vulnerable, sensitive and he's just been used in his past relationships for his money whereas she not interested in how wealthy he is, no she just wants to do things for him, spoil him, love him so it's his heart that Mara wants. She wasn't going to fall for this roguish Playboy but he was constantly helping her, advising her, supported her business decisions, he was a very skilled and talented lover and a good friend. Jarred quickly became very needy, eager for Mara's affections and wanted a future with her so he showed his deep and caring side in reverent words, thoughtful deeds and smouldering sex. Then, after bearing his soul by sharing his secrets to Mara, he finally started to open up and forgive himself but it wasn't until he thought he was losing Mara that love finally stood a chance to move in.

The drama in this listen was more emotional and about opening up to feelings and taking tentative steps in their relationship rather than dramatic scenes but there were a few lighthearted arguments, a life threatening fire, tears, joy, heartbreak, a terrible revelation by Hope and an overheard secret threatened their happy relationship. Jarred had a dirty mouth and was a dirty talker which Mara loved and there were lots of sexy scenes too. You could feel the love and tight bonds that all the Sinclair siblings had for one another and their partners too. Dual POV's and a narrator whose wonderful vocal skills brought this up to a 5 star listen.

Worth a credit? This light, sickly sweet, entertaining and enjoyable listen had humor, passion, lots of smoking sex, loveable characters, emotional turmoil, passion, romance and a few arguments causing bumps in the road to their beautiful love story. And all this was just $7.34 so no need for me to use a credit on it because I just buy a book if it's under $10 saving the credit for a costlier (but maybe not as enjoyable) listen but I would have gladly used a credit on this and been very happy. I'm now eagerly looking forward to the all knowing, arrogant, broody, moody, secretive and stern Evan's story next because he's going to be a hard nut to crack.

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  • BevD
  • 22-10-15

Predictable

All the billionaire books are basically the same. The characters change and the story line differs a little. Other than that, they are identical. Time to find a new author.

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  • Kailua Girl
  • 04-08-15

simple, dull, predictable

What would have made The Forbidden Billionaire better?

No conflict. No depth.

What was most disappointing about J. S. Scott’s story?

Sweet girl is sweet. Hot guy instantly falls in love with sweet girl.

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  • Amy
  • 29-07-15

lots of bad language

lots of bad language. otherwise a good story. will read next one to finish family.

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  • Lynnz
  • 11-10-16

Great Continuation of the Sinclair Guys

J. S. Scott is doing a great job of continuing the Sinclair family story. She brings reality to the land of the rich and famous. Jared has the typical opinion of gold diggers. Until he met Mara. The plain, self conscious young woman sets him on fire. Very enjoyable and entertaining. To be pursued by a gorgeous and rich man is every woman's dream. However, there is a twist to the story. Very well written and narrated. Elizabeth Powers does a great job of separating the characters and building their personalities. J. S. Scott does a great job of bringing you in and keeping you until the end. Looking forward to the next Sinclair story.

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  • Lia
  • 23-09-15

Entertaining Sweet Romance

J. S. Scott’s The Forbidden Billionaire is the story of Jared Sinclair and Mara Ross. Jared is an architect by trade who upon graduating college had a dream to buy, refurbish and sell old homes. His plans were derailed as betrayal and unfounded guilt led him down a path where he was all work and no play while having superficial relationships with women and business associates. Jared felt he deserved the life he was leading until he saw Mara. Mara has lived in Amesport, Maine her entire life; Relinquishing her college dreams, she returns to her family home to not only care for her ailing mother but to take over the family shop started by her grandmother.

Jason and Mara begin a friendship that leads to not only a business partnership, but a romantic relationship as they work on helping each other heal. Can their good fortune hold out, or will they last when the betrayed (Jared) becomes the betrayer? Can Evan, the stodgy eldest Sinclair brother, help each of them with his objective point-of-view? This is one story you will want to read in order to find out the answer to those questions.

Elizabeth Powers was great with the delivery of the story. At $7.34 the book was a good listen and I would recommend the story.

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  • ABR-Penelope
  • 16-05-18

Broody Jared is SO Much More!

Broody Jared is SO Much More!

This is #02 in the The Sinclair's Series.

HEA with No cliffhangers!

These are about the members of the Sinclair family. The characters are all involved in each others lives and stories so I would HIGHLY suggest you read them in order.

Content Advisory: There is sex, dirty talk, and lust fueled cursing.


Up to this point Jared has been Moody and Broody ! I had mixed feelings going into this story. On one hand he has been a d*ck and not yet redeemed himself for a HEA. On the other hand, I want to know what crawled up his bum and died because there has to be a story there. I was sure it was the after effects of his horrid father, but it turns out there is so much more!


Mara Ross is suffering from financial woes! Dolls are in her blood but not exactly profitable these days. The town doll shop has been in the family for generations as well as the apartment above it. Needed repairs have not been made in a long while and when she tries to get the landlord to finally fix it, she is informed that the plans are for destruction rather than updates. She doesn't have any family left to turn to, so she ends up accepting help from an unlikely source.


Jared Sinclair is number four in the Sinclair line. This makes him the the youngest brother, but still older than Hope. His story starts off rather dark, as he apparently has some guilt issues that are being remedied with booze. Now five years later, he finds himself obsessed with the little shop girl in the run-down house. He can't stand to see her hurt and offers to help with the situation. Of course he doesn't mention that HE is the landlord that she is having issue with. He follows her to the farmers market and discovers her other more flavorable talents. He recognizes this to be her ticket out of financial woes and his ticket out of guilt.


There are things that Jared did that I had completely contributed to another sibling. Maybe I heard wrong in the past 3 stories, maybe I didn't. All I know is that those things alone could redeem him, but it doesn't stop there. Deep down he is a family man at heart who truly loves his siblings and would do anything for them. He brings that truth and loyalty to the table which makes him worthy of his HEA.


Lots of side character action to get excited about if you have been reading or listening in order. Dante and Sarah have their wedding which Mara gets to participate in. Future heros and heroines are introduce. Beatrice is up to her match-making ways for she is determined to have the whole Sinclair clan hitched by Christmas. This series just keeps getting better!


J.S. Scott has made a family to fall in love with. I look forward to listening to Evan's story!


Elizabeth Powers narrates this story with great consistency. She does well with all character types.


Normal speed is fine, however I listened at 0.90x. It worked better for me.


Ebook obtained through the Kindle Unlimited Program.
Audiobook obtained through the Kindle Unlimited Program.

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  • Michelle Snyder
  • 07-02-18

Adjectives!

OK we get it you know your adjectives, every sentence does not have to end with she said excitedly, he said I icily and on and on and on. It got to where I was so distracted about which adjective would come up next I was only waiting for that and not listening to the story. Elizabeth does a very good job narrating. Kudos to her for being able to read this in a professional voice while having to repeat adjective after adjective after everyone mark a character said. It was exhausting.

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  • Fred3duck
  • 20-12-17

Sinclair’s

I love the complex characters and the HEA
I can’t wait to read the rest of the series

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  • JustMeCP
  • 05-12-17

Fantastic Read!!!

I love this story!! The narration was wonderful and easy to follow. The storyline was great! I can’t wait to read more in this series!