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The Billionaire's Christmas

(The Sinclairs 0.5)

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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  6,185 ratings  ·  406 reviews
Called an eccentric beast by the citizens of Amesport, Maine, handsome, sensual billionaire Grady Sinclair stays isolated in his mansion on a private peninsula. The arrangement suits Grady just fine—until an unassuming woman rings his doorbell, awaking his long dormant passion with her fearlessness. All he wants is to make the fiery blonde his forever. But will he have to ...more
Kindle Edition, 102 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Montlake Romance
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Alexa Riley was discussing this book on the Read Me Romance podcast and got me intrigued. I had to borrow this on KU immediately.

The hero mistakes the heroine for a hooker and then when he finds out she isn’t, he immediately jumps on an idea that will have him taking over her life.

I love when a Hero sees what he wants and just takes it. It’s really not what you’d expect by this type of hero either. He’s anti-social and practically a hermit, but it’s the unexpectedness of it that makes me like
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Jacqueline's Reads
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ku, audio
4 It's that time of year Stars!

FREE Audio on Kindle Unlimited. I'm usually not into holiday books, but I'm in that mood and this book was PERFECT. I don't like novellas also but for some reason I really liked this quick read.

It was cheesy
It had a billionaire
It had a damsel
Light steam

It was a pleasant read!

She gives herself up for one week during x-mas for 1 million dollars to be donated to her charity. I know AWWWW RIGHT?!

The female narrator was good. I liked her voice transition. I prefer a mor
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Claire
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have read and enjoyed all the billionaire series by J. S. Scott and I first read this one in A Maine Christmas....Or Two? last year.
It is definitely one of my faves of the series. I have a super soft spot for Grady. He's gruff and is not good socially but has a soft, protective heart. He has all the money but is closed off and even inspires fear in some. He needs the right woman to break him out of his shell.
I loved Emily equally as much. She is warm and genuine and deserves a break. They bo
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CC
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: safe-for-me
Fun but short novella.

Alaina
OMG!

I finally found Emily's book!!

Okay, so I sorta of knew that there was a novella to the entire Sinclair series - but it took me forever to find it on my KU account. I was on my phone and that is why it took forever!!

I was not disappointed at all. So in the first book, and every book after, you knew that Emily was married to Grady Sinclair. But you didn't know how they met or any of that fun loving romantic shit. But then I finally got my eyes, ears, and hands on this Kindle book. I enjoyed ev
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Debbie Collins
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Any time I see J.S. Scott's name as the author on a book, I know that I will enjoy it, she never disappoints me. This novella was no exception, in fact I loved it so much that I am going to reread again, as soon as I finish this review.
Grady Sinclair, is a sexy, brilliant, eccentric billionaire, who just wants to be left alone, in his big mansion on the peninsula, working on his computer programs and then selling them. He is not a social man, hates crowds and parties.
Emily Ashworth, is a normal
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Karen Alleyne
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed this story so many times under the name, A Maine Christmas for two . And it's because, it is wonderful!!! At the beginning the plot brought tears to my eyes. To read a shy and highly intelligent young man being treated so horribly and as a result the emotional scars it leaves him to endure.
Then as an adult on his most dislike season love appears on his door step and he is force to face his demons at the sacrifice of having love. Emily in turn doesn't think she good enough to have
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Kathy Osborn
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love J.S.Scott's books, her writing is amazing. She makes me feel the each character's emotions and carries me away on an adventure each and every time.

The reader meets Grady Sinclair, in this novella. He is the total alpha male, who believes no one can care for him because he is different. However, Emily Ashworth comes on the scene and melts his heart and soul. The emotions from the past Christmas makes you want to cry and hug Grady. Emily is there to as for a donation to the children's home
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Isa Jones (Jo&Isalovebooks Blog)
OMG I absolutely LOVED this book. Author J.S. Scott is genius at writing Romance.
Grady Sinclair was born into one of the most prestigious families in Amesport, Maine, he has become the town's must talked about eccentric billionaire's unfortunately he has a reputation of being ruthless and he has been given the nickname of beast. Emily on the other hand is a simple but charming woman who after being conned by her ex by stealing all the profits of the Youth Organisation she works for finds her fac
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Tami
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Grady Sinclair! What a wonderful hero. He is devastatingly handsome. He has a reputation for being a heartless beast. A stranger at his door. His breath and possibly his black heart comes face to face with beautiful, Emily Ashworth. She is at his door hoping for a donation for some needy children. Will the dark, cold heart of Grady Sinclair defrost enough to help the children and beat for Emily?

I originally read this story as part of the Maine For Christmas book. I am happy that Jan is bringing
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Quick

This was a cute book but it was a bit quick. I guess that's why it's a novella.
Emily and Grady made a perfect pair but I needed more.
Cathy
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved Grady Sinclair and Emily Ashworth’s story!

After a rough upbringing by his father, Grady Sinclair is very much a loner so much so the people in town stay clear of him. Not Emily Ashworth. She runs a youth center that is in need of some funds and she plans to ask Grady for some help. She goes up to his house to ask for a donation. Grady agrees but wants something from Emily-a week of her time. Teach him how to love Christmas again. But will a week be enough? This is another great billionair
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Lindsay Thompson-Sublett
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I only read The Billionaire's Angel and I loved it. I absolutely love her books and her writing style and I couldn't be more happy with this book. It was short and sweet and I would love to read more of Grady and Emily.
Erika
3.5 stars!

Cute novella with a serious case of insta love. :-)
Rosie AvidReader
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hot, sexy and sweet all combined together. Loved the story. Grady the social outcast but billionaire meets Emily, the self conscious woman wanting to save her community center. Watching the two of these characters develop and learn more about their true fears, they find they are met for each other. The sexual tension between the two of them was so thick you could cut it with a knife. Both wanting each other, yet holding out for one reason or another. When they finally dive into each other, the p ...more
Lacy
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Grady Sinclair, is a brooding sexy man who is also known as a heartless beast with a cold heart of stone. All he wants to do is stay away from people and isolate himself. Emily Ashworth is about to turn his life upside down.

When Emily shows up at Grady's door needing help from the Billionaire she's not sure of what to expect, after hearing the rumors about him. What she finds is a handsome man who is all alpha male. This is a sexy novella, and also a heartwarming story, well worth reading.
Yulanda Bolton
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
THE BILLIONAIRE'S Christmas

I just love the billionaire's series whether it's Simon Sam Max Kade Travis Jason Grady Tate Dante
The way J S Scott gives meaning to their history and love for one another. It's amazing!!!
Joanne Swinney
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review to follow
Tammy Gary
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was awesome, can't wait for more about them.
Rochelle
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, it was really sweet. I loved the storyline and the characters. Looking forward to Dante's story!
Tracey Zelukovic
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. I love the Billionaire series and I love J.S. Scott books, couldn't put it down read in one day
Laurie Carlson
My Take:
2 Stars
I have a problem with this book. This book read more like a pornographic novella than a Romance novella. Yes, I said that. This book is marked as ROMANCE as you can see by the description Amazon has it under below. However, I have not come across and read a book like this before that has not had a warning attached to it that the book contains sexual situations like other books like this one has had, The other thing that is missing is an AGE WARNING. Why not? There is explicit sex
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Alexis Blayne
Jan 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: absolutely no one
The average rating on this is ridiculous, this is histrionic drivel that increased my rage throughout the unbearable three hours and twenty minutes of the audiobook. My god this was so fucking BAD. Why were any good resources, including a very decent narrator, wasted on this?

When the rich, powerful but reclusive male MC starts having repeated 'protective urges' within 20 minutes of meeting 'his women', the down-on-her-luck, poor but full of integrity female MC, you know the story can't be saved.
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Ofelia
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Grady might have had a bad childhood and was ridiculed by his own father which contributed to his dislike to Christmas and any social gatherings but when he meets Emily all that is soon forgotten. Grady becomes a more sociable person. A great fun novella.
Bette Hansen
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Excellent

An excellent quick holiday reads getting us ready to meet the Sinclair's. Christmas was never a happy time for Grady Sinclair's. Not until the year Emily shows up on his doorstep and turns his world upside down. Definitely a recommended read.
Natasha
Nov 11, 2017 rated it liked it
This was an entertaining and steamy read. The plot was a bit far-fetched to be plausible. I just didn't buy into the instalust and instalove. These two were in love and engaged within the course of a week. The billionaire doesn't get up to get a condom the first time they have sex because she says she's been on the pill for years. He just trusts her- a woman who is still essentially a stranger to him. I like my heroes to be SMART and savvy.

Hopefully, the rest of the series isn't this rushed.
Kerry Callaway
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Yet another amazing book by J.S.Scott, I loved this book!!
In this book we get to meet billionaire Grady Sinclair the second eldest son to Martin Sinclair, Grady grew up always feeling awkward around society due to years of mental abuse from his alcoholic father, in Grady's adulthood due to his standoffish nature he is know as the beast around the townsfolk of Amesport. Then literally falling at his doorstep he meets Emily. Emily works at the Youth Centre in Amesport, her ex boyfriend has stolen
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Radd Reader
Grady & Emily. Book .5. Standalone but part of a series with recurring characters. Told from dual POV’s. Short story. Not sure why Grady couldn’t get a full length novel like the rest of the siblings, but because this was so short they had to have insta love/lust. The prologue makes you empathize with Grady and it was nice to see his siblings support him. Fast forward to when he is now an adult and he’s the type of man who doesn’t mince words and is pretty blunt and truthful. I liked his cha ...more
Jacqueline Baker
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Romance at Christmas does it get any better!!??

This book is awesome!! Very well written. I love romance at Christmas but then who doesn't right?? Well at first Grady didn't but when Emily shows up everything changes for him!! :) this is a sweet romantic read and you will love it as much as I did!! I cannot wait to get to read more about the Sinclair's. If you have ever had an abusive parent you'll understand how hard it can be to overcome the demons that haunt you overcoming them and finding joy
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Melinda
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I first read this book when it was called The Billionaire's Angel and part of A Maine Christmas... or two. When I realized that it was being released alone and with a gorgeous new cover I didn't hesitate to purchase and reread! You fall in love with Grady before the first chapter even begins and Emily as soon as their story starts. It's a beautiful novella written by JS Scott. I find it amazing that she can evoke such strong feelings and make you fall in love with her characters in a short novel ...more
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The Sinclairs (6 books)
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