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The Millionaire's Gamble

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  180 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Wealth has a price. Everyone wants something from you. For one woman, that something was my DNA. One minute, she was kissing me like we were going to strip it down and go
at it. And the next, she was ripping out my hair for a paternity test—and
threatening to torpedo my latest deal. I don't play these kind of games. And that damnably sexy woman with the alluring eyes and mis
Published July 11th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence)
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4 stars

The Millionaire's Gamble was a fun and entertaining read.

I'm a fan of Sarah Ballance's writing and once again she's given us readers a great read with The Millionaire's Gamble.
From the first page I was drawn in, I loved both Kennedy and Jagger.
They were likable characters with a strong attraction and amazing chemistry.


This was a quick, entertaining and enjoyable read, perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
I highly recommend The Millionaire's Gamble.

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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
When I want a getaway from a tough day or a heavy book, I love to pick up a quick romance and the millionaire/billionaire fits just right.

This book was nothing heavy. Just a fun, sassy read with plenty of steam, anticipation, and hot sex. Fun characters and an interesting plot kept me happy.

Sarah Ballance is a talented author that adds in a few twists to keep you on your toes and a delicious ending that makes you sigh with the HEA. Enjoyable and easy to read for a delightful getaway from the wor
Bette Hansen
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
LOVED!!! Once I started this one there was no way I was putting it down. From the cute meeting of Jagger and Kennedy to the sizzling chemistry between them, everything about them worked. While this is a light, fun read it also hits a lot of emotion along the way.

Kennedy just wants to help her sister and have her nephew taken care of and she'll do whatever it takes to get Jagger Hamilton to take his responsibilities seriously. Jagger doesn't know what's up with the beautiful woman who just ripped
This is another brilliant millionaire romance from a highly talented author, Sarah Ballance. Her stories (or all that I’ve read, so far!) are always delightful to escape into, with brilliant characters, an intriguing plot and enough twists to keep you enthralled together with a style which keeps you turning pages - and this is no exception!

Kennedy Price wants to get her sister and nephew the support they deserve from the child’s absentee father. She’s using unconventional tactics to achieve this
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
What more could you want with an HEA of a woman ripping out that hair of a man who she believes is her sister’s baby daddy? Talk about a plot twist! This story has so many twists and turns. It’s full of steam, humor, and a witty old coot. I read it over the weekend and it was a really nice light read with plenty of substance that kept me interested from start to finish. I really liked it and hope there will be more in the series because I was pretty invested in the other characters so I hope the ...more
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun read! I hope that there is a second book so we can read all about Zack Hamilton. I would love to read all about him and who he ends up falling for.
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Sarah Ballance is an auto-read author for me and as usual she comes through with a very entertaining and sexy story, with witty banter, lots of steam and really enjoyable characters, a story so engaging that you won't want to stop reading until the very last word.

Kennedy has always taken care of her sister since she was younger and she's is not afraid to get down and dirty to get her sister what she needs, in this case support from the father of her baby, but only a smart or foolish woman would
Maria Rose
It's not often that you come across a story with this particular setup, so it was fun to read something a little bit different but with a whole lot of sexy romance! Kennedy believes that Jagger is the father of her nephew and even though her sister told her not to pursue it, when she's given the chance to negotiate - take a paternity test or she'll find a way to spoil his plans to purchase the casino her boss is selling - she takes it. Jagger goes one better, taking Kennedy on his private jet to ...more
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Three reasons why I loved The Millionaire's Gamble?

(1) The scorching hot chemistry!
(2) The tiny mysteries sprinkled throughout! Was Jagger truly Kennedy's nephew's father? If not, who was? Also, why was Kennedy's boss so set on keeping his hotel property?
(3) The ending! Gosh, I was so giddy and smily and even a tad bit sad. It was perfect!

The Millionaire's Gamble introduces Jagger and Kennedy. Kennedy is feisty and headstrong, and I adored her to pieces! She's someone who puts family first,
Whitney Cannavina
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I won a book on Goodreads :)

Kennedy just wants the sexy and infamous millionaire to take care of his son so when she seeks to prove that he is the father to her nephew, she never expected to be entangled in his charms or his proposition
Jagger doesn't like games but the game Kennedy Price wants to play has intrigued him. Gathering a child he never knew about, he seeks to prove she's wrong and to receive compensation for his cooperation by having her help him with a piece of land he wants. But he
Niki Driscoll
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
What fun and entertaining read. Right from the beginning you are drawn in to the storyline and stay on the edge of your seat right up to the end. Fast paced, well written, great characters and a plot that appeals to every women's heart. The heat is evident from the first encounter and sexy banter between the characters will keep a smile on your face. Nothing is as easy as 1 2 3 and Kennedy is quick to find that out. Wanting to make the playboy pay and own up to his responsibilities seemed like a ...more
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I do love Millionaire meets normal girl stories, I think they are modern day Duke meets common girl stories. They are currently quite popular and I'm always a bit worried because there are quite bad ones out there. No need to worry with this one, I couldn't wish for better characters. Jagger and Kennedy were great and the story moved in a perfect pace. Definitely recommended! For more romance reviews, check out my website: ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Kennedy Price is dressed to kill and she has one agenda getting Jagger Hamilton's DNA. She is convinced that he is the father of her nephew she just needs the proof. Jagger is looking to obtain the hotel of Kennedy's boss. She uses it as leverage to get what she needs. Jagger is willing to take the test but more than that he wants Kennedy all for himself.

In an Oyster Shell - It was a cute story that kept me engaged and has stayed with me long after I put it down.

The Pearls -  I loved that Kenned
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
The chemistry between Jagger and Kennedy was explosive. I loved how they kept each other on their toes, especially Kennedy. She was a force to be reckoned with. And he wanted her more for it. I laughed out loud several times at their banter. Even though they fell hard for each other right away, it was not in a cheesy or really unrealistic way. But in way done properly like the true love stories you hear in real life. Get ready for a deep swoon at the end!

I received this book in exchange for an h
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little like a trip through molasses!

Tough going the Author is way too wordy at times and it has given me a headache. The story is interesting but very slow moving and far too loquacious, the romance could have been expanded upon and more could have been made of the secondary characters. At times I wanted to smack both the hero Jagger and the heroine Kennedy they were such asses! That should tell you that I did think of them as real a compliment to the writer however this is only 2.5 Stars from
Susan Underbrink
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
A big thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the ARC for my honest review. Admittedly a lot late...sorry

This is my first book by Sarah Ballance and I must say I enjoyed it immensely. It's a quick fun, quirky read with a few twists and turns. Felt good to relax by the pool with a fun romp with a millionaire. I think most people would enjoy this book. Who wouldn't fight to get help for your nephew from the millionaire pig's dad??? LOL Enjoy
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this story about a sister who will stop at nothing to protect her family. When she discovers the truth surrounding her sisters secretive past it will change everything. I love the setup of this story and the carefully crafted beginning. Great set-up!

Sarah always brings heat, witty one-liners and insane chemistry in her stories.

Every book is guaranteed satisfaction!
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I really don’t like to give bad reviews but this was just ...Ugh! It was very hard to find the story in between all the sex. I’m no prude but the story should be the main focus of the book not the badly worded sex scenes. The real story happened at 90% a bit too late for me.
Karla Andrews
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What started out as wanting jagger to own up to being her nephews father, ended up having the hots for him. Now she must still negotiating for her boss and jagger. But what she doesn’t know is she has changed jagger. But is it enough. Loved it!
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t know why

But I loved it. I am tired of the bad writing, editing and formula stories. So why did I live this one? Read it and see if you agree.
Sassy Beta Reading & Review
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book had me on such an emotional roller coaster ride....especially in the last 30 pages or so. I cried so much, and I mean deep, chest crushing many heart twinges happened, was awesome!!!

This book was sassy and flirty, sexy and steamy, hot and lustful, and all around FREAKIN' AWESOME!!

Kennedy puts it all on the line to get Jagger to admit, that he is the father to her nephew Owen. She does her research on Jagger and knows his "type"...what she didn't realize was Jagger
Jun 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This is clearly one of those “It’s not you, it’s me” scenarios. While I loved the idea behind The Millionaire’s Gamble, the fact the characters spent 75% of the time lost in their own heads didn’t work for me at all

I’m not saying this wasn’t a good book, it just didn’t entertain “me”. I can’t relate to a person who is constantly changing their minds on whether they should or should not sleep with someone. It just didn’t make sense to me which meant I skimmed so much I probably missed some of the
I love a good millionaire romance novel and Sarah Balance’s The Millionaire Gamble is a perfect example of this.
Kennedy Price is seeking justice for her sister and nephew after her sister had a one night stand with millionaire mogul Jagger Hamilton. Kennedy’s sister has told her that Jagger knows he has a son but refuses to acknowledge or support her and the child leaving that burden upon Kennedy. When Kennedy discovers Jagger will be at her bosses casino she plots to find a way to get a sample
Julianne Redmon
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely LOVED this story. Admittedly there were parts that pissed me off, like royally. But Sarah manages to make me both love and hate a character at the same time.

The story itself was very interesting and unlike anything that I've read before. Instead of being a typical romance novel that's all hot sheets and drama, this one has a very different mix of themes. Don't get me wrong, when it's hot it's H.O.T! But there is so much involving family (both Kennedy's and Jagger's), how the world vi
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*

I loved this book! In the past year, I’ve become such a fan of Sarah Ballance’s work, and The Millionaire’s Gamble once again showed me the reason why. Her gift of balancing both intensity and humor is one of the things I love most about her writing. Her characters are always unique and well-layered, and her stories always compelling and entertaining.

In The Millionaire’s Gamble, Kennedy Price is on a quest to get Jagger Hamilton
Fiction Fangirls
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jaime's Review
4.5 Stars
This was a sweet, easy read with little angst, the perfect amount of steam and a unique storyline.

Jagger was one of those heroes that has a tendency to make you mad but you can't help but love him anyways. I kind of loved that he was super cutthroat in business and didn't allow emotions to rule his decisions but did his best to make it clear that what he did in business wasn't personal. Even when I wanted to be upset about his plans for buying the casino/resort I couldn't.
Short, fast paced, well written, insta-love standalone millionaire romance with a HEA!

The Millioanire’s Gamble is a short, fast paced, well written insta-love romance that takes place just a few days. The ending of the book extends the time frame, adding a little more substance to the relationship. There is a good balance between the levels of romance, sexual content and angst with a solid plot to keep you intrigued. The story has a HEA and can be read as a true standalone. As a new reader to Sa
Jaime Fiction Fangirls
4.5 Stars
This was a sweet, easy read with little angst, the perfect amount of steam and a unique storyline.

Jagger was one of those heroes that has a tendency to make you mad but you can't help but love him anyways. I kind of loved that he was super cutthroat in business and didn't allow emotions to rule his decisions but did his best to make it clear that what he did in business wasn't personal. Even when I wanted to be upset about his plans for buying the casino/resort I couldn't. When he first
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story was a great quick read with another millionaire. I am a fan of the millionaire/billionaire books and this one did not disappoint at all. Sarah Ballance knows how to grab her readers and keep their attention throughout the story with twists and turns along the way.

Kennedy is trying to help her sister and her nephew by having the supposed father take a paternity test so that he can start paying his part of the child support that is due. The way that Kennedy and Jagger meet is priceless
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