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Titans #2.5

Billionaire's Christmas

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Billionaire philanthropist Rafe Sterling is a greedy man.

Hope Malloy, the woman of his dreams, has agreed to marry him. But Christmas is approaching, and the feelings evoked by the season make him want his own gift—a wedding date, and the promise of a baby or two.

While she’s madly in love with her fiancé, Hope wants time to adjust to her new life and Rafe’s sexy demands.

Can she take the final steps toward trusting him, getting past her final fears, so they can have the future they deserve?

* * * * * Although Christmas Billionaire features a continuation of matchmaker Hope Malloy and hotel magnate Rafe Sterling’s story, it can be read as a standalone. This ultrahot story featuring mild domination has a feel-good Happily Ever After.

130 pages, Kindle Edition

Published November 20, 2018

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Sierra Cartwright

113 books1,435 followers
Sierra is a USA Today, International Best-Selling author who wrote her first book at age nine and hasn't stopped since.
Sierra invites you to share the complex journey of love and desire, of surrender and commitment.
Her own journey has taught her that trusting takes guts and courage, and her work is a celebration for everyone who is willing to take that risk.

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Profile Image for Erin Lewis.
4,190 reviews134 followers
November 20, 2018
5 Star Review Billionaire’s Christmas (Titans #2.5) by Sierra Cartwright
I was so excited to hear that Sierra Cartwright was giving us a further glimpse into the lives of Rafe and Hope. I fell hard and fast for Rafe Sterling in the Billionaire’s Matchmaker and this story only cemented him further in my heart, although he is arrogant and at times a jerk there was something about him that ticked all my boxes.
Rafe has dark and kinky tastes and when he introduced Hope to them he had no idea how much she would love his domination. Hope has agreed to marry Rafe but she is still insecure and wants to take things slowly whereas Rafe wants to dive right in.
I love how patient he is with Hope and her insecurities. Although Hope loves Rafe passionately, there is still the underlying fear that she is not good enough for him and that she will let him down, even though she desperately wants to please him and embrace his BDSM lifestyle.
The chemistry between Rafe and Hope is scorching and this story gave me that little bit more that I so desperately wanted. These two are meant to be together and I cheered loudly as Hope put her fears aside for the man who has become her world.
Loved, loved, loved this quick and scorchingly hot story from Sierra Cartwright.
Profile Image for Linda Dunn.
965 reviews20 followers
November 10, 2018
All I want for Xmas is You...

When I learned that Sierra Cartwright was doing a follow up novella on Rafe and Hope, I was so excited. I wanted to know what happened to this couple after reading their story in Billionaire's Matchmaker. I was not disappointed. We pick up after Rafe and Hope are engaged to marry and to Rafe it cannot happen soon enough.

Hope is madly, deeply in love with Rafe but still struggles with her insecurities that she will not be enough for him. She still feels inexperienced and green with the BDSM scene, but she wants to please him. Hope bravely comes out of her comfort zone for her man. Rafe is pleasantly surprised that she would do this for him and he loves her even more. It takes their relationship to a whole new level and brings them even closer to making their HEA a reality. This story is hot and sexy and has all the feels.
Profile Image for Rhonda.
2,934 reviews65 followers
November 10, 2018
I loved getting a continuing story with Rafe and Hope. While Hope still is insecure about herself, Rafe is patient with her. Their relationship evolves even more in this touching holiday story. I fell more in love with Rafe and kept cheering Hope on!! Really loved this one!
Profile Image for Nadia.
805 reviews35 followers
November 10, 2022
This is a post epilogue story of previous book Billionaire's Matchmaker so this is a short vignette where we could enjoy one more glimpse at characters we liked (well, why read it otherwise if you didn't like the main story?). So, there is no real conflict here or too much plot but it's enjoyable, nonetheless. We get some additional hot scenes too, so why complain? :)
This is one of my most favorite Titan's pairs so far across all series of them. Another one is in His to Cherish but I'm not finished yet with them so might be more.
Profile Image for Saskia.
1,767 reviews51 followers
November 20, 2018
A short novella in the Titan's world and in this story we go back to Hope and Rafe. I can be read as a standalone, but you will get more enjoyed if you have read the previous book Billionaire matchmaker first.

I enjoyed reading about how Hope and Rafe are doing a few months after the previous book ended and catching up on them. Their relationship has evolved, but there are still boundaries that Hope hasn’t crossed yet. And we also get in inside in the Titan world.

It is a wonderful sexy novella

Profile Image for Rhonda Hicks.
3,807 reviews61 followers
April 2, 2022
If you've read 'Billionaire Matchmaker' then you'll be as delighted as I was to read Sierra's 'Billionaire Christmas', her next book in her "Titans" series. This novella is the further revelations between Rafe and Hope during the holiday season where we attend the Annual Christmas Meeting at the plantation and then a trip to the BDSM club down in the Quarter. This couple continues to grow, shine, and amaze. The cat is hysterical as is the neighbor and her negotiating skills. But I'm really curious to see if there will be twins or not. LOL
Profile Image for Sarah.
2,030 reviews29 followers
November 20, 2018
Book 2.5 from Titan series by Sierra Cartwright
This is a short story about Rafe and Hope HEA Christmas.
This is first I’ve read that his series and characters but I love every bit. You don’t feel like you’ve missed part of story with only reading this one but definitely making me was to backtrack and buy other books.
Like most SC books this is incredibly hot and sensual. If your not into heavy BDSM then this won’t appealed you but this writer is fantastic with the lifestyle and great way to introduce yourself to this type of lifestyle/world.
Love Sierra Cartwright books definitely a must read
November 19, 2018
 I am really enjoying this new series. Getting to see Rafe & Hope again so soon is a great bonus. You just got to love Christmas and a love story. We get a lot of good feelings as well as experience the hot ones too. I can't wait until we meet more of the characters and witness their happy ever afters.
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3,511 reviews64 followers
November 17, 2018
This was a wonderful check-in with a couple who are living their HEA! Rafe and Hope are so clearly in love, it wraps you up in from the pages. They are electric in their scenes, with Hope easily submitting to Rafe when he is her Dom. An HEA doesn't mean there aren't things to learn about each other, or figure out, just that you do it together as you build your life

A wonderfully sexy holiday treat!
Profile Image for Jo-Ann Forrest.
2,391 reviews13 followers
November 17, 2018
Hope and Rafe’s christmas is naughty, nice and everything in between. Since Hope is getting a membership in the Zeta’s, she opened up to Rafe’s domination, love and adoration. Their emotions are pure and intense and will make them crave so much more out of life. A wonderful christmas story, a little kinky but so hot!
Profile Image for Debbie Watson.
349 reviews
November 20, 2018
Rafe and Hope take us on another amazing hot, sexy journey. Love this entire series but Rafe and Hope hold a special place in my heart. Can't wait for more!
Profile Image for Samm Lynn.
1,280 reviews18 followers
November 15, 2018
This is a fantastic followup to Billionaire’s Matchmaker. While it can be read as a standalone, I would strongly recommend reading Billionaire's Matchmaker first, just to get a better understanding and to see what our couple has gone through to get to this point.

The story continues to develop the relationship between Hope and Rafe and the Dom/sub aspect, as well (Hope is still very new to the lifestyle). It also introduces a lot of Titans that are going to need to find their matches. Some smoking scenes round out an enjoyable read.

I look forward to more stories in this series.

Profile Image for Mayas.
1,671 reviews43 followers
November 13, 2018
Well Rafe knows how to not only wait it out but provide encouragement and subspace.

I was totally blown away with the growth of their relationship but also how Rafe single handedly eased Hopea fears and self doubts. This story was sensual and so emotionally sexual that you couldn't NOT love it.
Profile Image for Melinda  Parker.
1,125 reviews15 followers
November 12, 2018
Rafe and Hope are enjoying a good life. Both at the height of their game but there's just a couple of things Rafe still needs to complete his life...Hope as his wife and a baby on the way.

This couple gives their all to each other. Rafe revels in Hope's submission and Hope in Rafe's dominance. But Hope's insecurities that she's not enough invade her life. Rafe must show her there's nothing to these fears.

Sweet but steamy Christmas wish come true.
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4,754 reviews88 followers
November 14, 2018
I am loving this series and this holiday story was no different. With super sexy Rafe and his new sub Hope finding their way together, Rafe is being greedy and wants more. This was a great read with Hope finding herself and her place with her future and Rafe getting all he wants.
Profile Image for Amanda Ake-Myers.
88 reviews1 follower
November 12, 2018
Another great installment to this series!! The characters are evolving more and more as the series continues!! You feel the love and emotion from the. You can't go wrong with a book by Sierra Cartwright!!
Profile Image for Lynn Reynolds.
1,677 reviews39 followers
November 24, 2018
I know that the author says that this can be read as a standalone – which is nice since it surrounds the holiday. But our couple has a story titled Billionaire’s Matchmaker. If you really want to know how these two came to be, you really should read that book first before starting here.

Hope Malloy loves to please her guy. Rafe Sterling loves to tease his lady. He loves to leave her hot and bothered which in turn does the same for us. It was nice to see that our couple’s story wasn’t finished and we got to see what they do around their first Christmas together.

Hope is a woman that’s trying to find her way as both a partner and a Sub. Rafe is just Rafe but he seems to have patience where it’s needed. But he still shows us that he is a Dom through and through. We continue to see his strong personality. And we continue to see his passion for Hope. I will say that there were certain scenes that had me picturing what was described but still left me wanting a visual – you may also feel the same.

This author does a great job at showing us the chemistry she’s given her main characters. It gives us the heat that we crave from the previous book. There is a BDSM theme but the author doesn’t make it too strong or should make you feel uncomfortable. Hope is learning about her limits and her sexuality. We’re along for the ride as she feeds her curiosity. I didn’t feel that there was a heavy holiday theme throughout the story so you could read it any time of year. When you just have a little time and want your book fix than this would be a good choice.

I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Profile Image for Lit. 4 Ladies.
327 reviews12 followers
November 26, 2018

I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

* I loved spending time with Rafe and Hope again. I smiled and giggled my way through the entire story. There is nothing like a sexy holiday romance!
* As a couple, these two are a perfect match. And I don’t just mean in terms of kink! Even if Rafe wants to move at lightning speed, they both have the same goals - to get married, start a family and share a life together.
* Rafe may be an observant and considerate Dom, but he’s not a mind-reader and I love how adorably clueless he is at times. It made him all the more realistic and desirable. No one wants to be with someone who's perfect, all the time!
* I adored getting to know Hope in the previous installment, and I loved seeing her so happy and confident in her relationship and submission. She is still new to the lifestyle and naturally unsure at times but ultimately, she trusts Rafe completely.
* I can not wait to read more stories about the sexy Titans!
Profile Image for Kathy Wideman.
2,205 reviews27 followers
November 21, 2018
This book can be read as a standalone and that is how I read it. However, I really wished I would have read the others books first. It wasn’t that I felt I was missing something or confused I just wanted to know their whole story. This book was a quick read steamy read. This is a BDSM romance. The characters drew me in and I can’t wait to read more about them. Rafe and Hope have a great relationship. She is everything he never knew he wanted and he can’t wait for them to start the rest of their life together. Hope loves Rafe and their relationship however she does have some reservations when it comes to the BDSM part. She has never been in a relationship like this before. She is nervous about going to a club and what it would be like. She worries that she won’t be enough for Rafe or that she will disappoint him in some way. I really loved this book and have put the others on my TBR list already.
Profile Image for Theresa.
909 reviews
November 15, 2018
What a wonderful holiday Novella. I was so excited to get more Rafe and Hope. Hope’s introduction and continued education of all things BDSM is so fascinating. Rafe, being the stubborn, workaholic, control freak that he is, I’m still amazed at the patience he shows Hope as she learns her way through his BDSM world. She’s learned she can submit without losing who she is. In fact, Rafe wouldn’t want a doormat, anyway. Without realizing it at the time he was ambushed by his mother and sister with Hope’s matchmaking proposition, Hope was exactly what he needed. Their love for one another just grows stronger seemingly daily. They’re both learning about and growing with each other. It’s great coming along for their evolving journey.

Can’t wait to see what comes next for them.
Profile Image for Cassandra Caress.
466 reviews59 followers
November 20, 2018
When you read Billionaire’s Christmas, you know exactly what you want for Christmas. It has everything you need from a Christmas novella...sexy and steamy, funny and festive, love, trust, insecurities, acceptance and a hysterical Christmas Day!

You don’t necessarily have to read Billionaire’s Matchmaker to enjoy this novella, but a lot of things will make more sense, if you understand where Rafe and Hope are coming from. I loved come back to them and witness their growing love and understanding and acceptance of each other.

Sierra Cartwright has the ability to make me squirm and swoon and needy throughout her stories. She makes writing look so easy when it’s anything but. I’m eager for more Titan books, that’s for sure!

*******ARC provided by the author for an honest review*******
Profile Image for Jenn.
119 reviews
November 20, 2018
In the latest installment of the Titan series, we check back in with Rafe and Hope. Rafe and Hope are engaged and hopelessly in love, and Rafe is pushing her to set a wedding date. That's not the only thing that he is pushing- her boundaries become smaller and smaller as their relationship grows. It's nice to revisit the couple after they have had their happily ever after. As always, Sierra writes a BDSM love story the way it is meant to be with love, trust, and understanding.

To truly understand the relationship that Rafe and Hope share, I recommend you read Billionaire's Matchmaker. Enjoy!
Profile Image for Katrina.
760 reviews11 followers
December 4, 2018
BILLIONAIRE'S CHRISTMAS is a companion novella to book 2 in the Titans. It is however a standalone so can be read on its own. I haven't read the previous books and found this a very easy and perfect read.
Rafe and Hope have been engaged for a little while and preparing to start a new life as a family. In fact they want kids straight away. Rafe and Hope share the BDSM lifestyle and Hope is still learning the ropes (no pun intended). Hope has some hesitation and insecurities which may affect their relationship.
This book doesn't have an extravagant plot but the love scenes are intense and hot. Well written too. Sierra Cartwright has got herself a new fan in me
Profile Image for Elaine Swinney.
1,456 reviews6 followers
November 21, 2018
I did receive an ARC copy of this book and In chose to review it. I am a fan of Sierra Cartwright. I have been reading her since I found her on Harlequin/Silhouette. I have to say this is one well written story. I don't do spoilers but I can say get this one you will love it. Please remember it is a BDSM Story so please remember this if you get this book. I will encourage you to get the first two books of this series it will help you see what is going on. This one is worth your time and effort!!!
Profile Image for Evita.
608 reviews1 follower
December 5, 2018
This story is a continuing of Rafe and Hope's story. I, however, have not read their initial story, but I at no time felt lost with the storyline. I will, however, want to read how they became a couple.

Rafe and Hope are such a great couple and are continuing into their love story as well as their D/s dynamic. Awesome holiday parties, awesome look into Quartet as our couple gets more and more immersed into the BDSM lifestyle.

Adored their story, I want more!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
257 reviews
December 22, 2022
Billionaire's Christmas

This is a continuation of the Rafe and Hope story.
I love their story which is why I dove right into it I felt it was missing a few things. There was alot of the BDSM, the intro to the Titans, but for me they kept circling around to her getting pregnant. But it is not focused on here. Maybe brought up in another but it will be an aside. I really wanted to see Rafe as he meets his first child. How will it change him?
Just thoughts I wanted answered. Still a good piece of erotica.
Profile Image for Melanie Marnell.
3,310 reviews19 followers
December 2, 2018
Perfect Match

Rafe Sterling and Hope Malloy celebrate the Christmas season as she becomes a Titan and overcomes one of her worst fears. In his usual Dominant way he keeps Hope on edge and draws out her pleasure. Rafe is a strong sexy character I really love. His sensuality is enthralling and Hope Malloy is, in every way, the perfect match for him. I liked that we met some characters that may inhabit some future Titans books.
324 reviews1 follower
April 24, 2019
BDSM Christmas

Charismatic billionaire Rafe Sterling, of Sterling Hotel empire is continuing to bring beautiful Hope Malloy of Matchmaker Prestige into his secret, prestigious Titans world. And his awe inspiring BDSM lifestyle. She acknowledges his dominance and her submission to him. Will he marry her?

A trip to New Orleans, a visit to Hope's mother and sister on Christmas eve is a prelude to a exciting opening of a present by Hope.
Profile Image for Katherine.
512 reviews
November 20, 2018
A beautiful short story, that continues the love story from book 1 but you do not have to read book 1 to enjoy this steamy number.

Sierra Cartwright has created a world you want to live in and this steamy Christmas story continues the development of that world while bringing a little Christmas cheer to us all.
Profile Image for Aimz.
240 reviews
November 21, 2018

Rafe is one of my all time favorite Doms! This is a continuation to intense chemistry between Hope and Rafe (introduced in Billionaire's Matchmaker). I could not put this book down. This is a quick read that brings these two closer together in so many amazing ways. Sierra knows how keep the chemistry alive and burning! Loved this story!
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