Review: The Billionaire Takes All (The Sinclairs #5) by J.S. Scott


Those Sinclairs Can Be So Cleverly Opportunistic!

The Billionaire Takes All is #05 in the The Sinclair’s Series by J.S. Scott.

Elizabeth Powers narrates.

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.

Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins

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

At the time of this posting, this title is currently available to Read and Listen for Free as part of the Kindle Unlimited Program.

The Sinclair cousin’s audiobooks are going in order from oldest to youngest, as the middle child is up next. Julian has been seeding his tale for a while now. Time-line wise, this starts during the Epilogue of the last book. Just know that even in real life, what happens in Vegas never stays in Vegas!

Julian Sinclair is the actor in the family. Despite having money and the ability to make connections that way, he refused to use any of it. He struggled and scrapped while hiding his identity so he could “make it” on his own merit. Why struggle when you don’t have to? It’s more about who you know than talent in Hollywood anyway. Don’t be obnoxious about it, but you shouldn’t hide it either. Julian has a lot of guilt over neglecting his family while he was hyper-focusing on his career. He would of been able to of seen his parents more than he did if he had used at least a little of his money to buy plane tickets occasionally. We all take it for granted that we have time for later, but you never really know. Today might be all you get!

 

Julian Sinclair ❤ Kristin Moore

 

Kristin Moore has been working at Shamrock’s Bar and Grill in some capacity almost all her life. Her mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis while she was in grade school and she has been picking up the slack ever since. This touches me quite deeply as I too have MS. Kristin is going in the opposite direction as Julian. She doesn’t want to miss any time with her family, but it is at the cost of her personal life. She is conflicted in her feelings for Julian. Its a bit love, hate smothered in insecurities.

Everything between these two, up till now, has been four-play! There are lots of twists and turns for this pair, but it’s so delicious to watch it play out! As with previous titles, there is lots of set-up going on for Xander’s story. There has been a mystery surrounding their parents death, and I’m very anxious about the details. It’s been held for his book, which is next. This Series is so addictive!

 

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J.S. Scott keeps knocking it out of the park!

 

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Elizabeth Powers has narrated all the titles in this series so far. At this point, she IS The Sinclairs!

 

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

 

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Review: Christmas Lovebirds (Have A Hart, #1) By Rachelle Ayala


Lovebirds Prove the Power of True Love!

Christmas Lovebirds is #01 in the Have A Hart Series by Rachelle Ayala.

Jennifer Groberg narrates.

HEA with No cliffhangers!

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

Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins

Content Advisory:
The author rates the Heat Level of this title as Sweet: Kissing and non-graphic foreplay, but before clothes come off, the door is closed and the scene is cut. 😐

At the time of this posting, this title is currently available as part of the Audible Romance Package.

This is very PG, but cute none the less. I really enjoyed the love birds! My personal experience with the little guys was not as pleasant as the ones in the story though. A friend’s family in high school had a pair and they were quite a terror. They would try to attack anyone that came anywhere near their cage. Maybe it was a territorial thing, maybe it was lack of interaction, I don’t know. From afar they were pretty and lovely to listen to, look at, and observe.

 

Melisa HartRob Reed

 

This story focuses around the youngest, and most overprotected Hart sibling, Melisa. She has had a crush on her brother’s best friend all her life, but his betrayal 10 years ago ruined it all. She has spent all the time since trying to hate him, but never truly succeeding. She seems determined to believe the worst, making her blind to what should of been obvious. But her brother Connor seems to be determined to prove that it runs in the family.

Rob Reed has been in love with Melisa Hart since the day they brought her home from the hospital. Seriously! He would sit near her bassinet and dutifully pick up her bonnet every time she tossed it over the side. Trying to help and protect his best friend in college cost him everything. It really was a stupid decision, but I’m sure we have all made those when we were young. There were better ways to accomplish the outcome that would not of been so harsh, but that’s why they say that hind sight is 20/20. Kudos to Rob for being a man of honor and never giving up the secret that was not his to tell. I would of caved after the 10yr reunion, if not before, if I had loved someone all my life. 

 

CassieCasey

 

Lets be honest here, Cassie and Casey is the love story that stole the show! They proved that love at first sight is REAL! That neither time nor distance can stop true love. And that deep love encourages one to step outside their old habits to learn new ones together. They were absolutely adorable!

 A lot of angst about bird care, particularly about clipping wings. The story doesn’t sugar coat the reality of the disagreements caused by differing opinions. Which is refreshing. Mrs. Ayala has birds of her own, so I wonder how close to home this hits for her. I have a feeling this is an argument she has had more than once in her life. I can feel the passion in the words seeping through the pages.


“Kissee, Kissee, Kissee.”

This family is a bit nerve racking. Bossy, nosy, and always telling the other members how they should live their lives. So basically like real life families. There are several side characters you will see again in their own stories. I hope Ella and Declan get HEAs too. They are not listed as main hero or heroine for any of the future titles so far, but its always a possibility they may be a sub plot as the series continues. Larry and Jenna are up next. Larry came off pushy and rude at first but once his details get filled in, you find yourself rooting for him to get a HEA of his own.

 

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Rachelle Ayala is great at adding heart to any story. 😊 Even ones that lack the naughty bits. 

 

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First time listening to Jennifer Groberg, and she did well. Her male and female characters could use some more distinction.

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Normal speed was fine, however I listened at 0.90x. It is my personal preference.

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Review: The Billionaire’s Voice (The Sinclairs #4) By J.S. Scott


Lovely Nontraditional Addition!

The Billionaire’s Voice is #04 in the The Sinclair’s Series by J.S. Scott.

Elizabeth Powers narrates.

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.

Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins

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

At the time of this posting, this title is currently available to Read and Listen for Free as part of the Kindle Unlimited Program.

Now that the siblings have all found their other halves, its time to move on to the cousins. Their family dynamics were much happier and loving growing up, with no alcoholics. Micah is first and he met our heroine Tessa back in book 3, and hasn’t been able to get her out of his mind since. Being home with family has had a lasting impression on his soul. He wants to take a page from Jared’s book and build places for his family out on the peninsula.

Tessa Sullivan lost her hearing due to a viral infection 6 years ago, and with it her fiance and career as an ice skater. She actually met Xander Sinclair first, when he saved her from walking into a busy street. Present day she lives in Amesport and runs Sullivan’s Steak and Seafood with her brother Liam. That is the place where everyone gets the lobster rolls from, in case you were wondering where you heard that name before.

 

Micah ❤ Tessa

 

Micah Sinclair is back in town on doctor’s orders, and can’t stop meeting Tessa in the shower! He purposely brushed up on his American Sign Language, ASL for short, so he would be able to communicate with the woman that stirs his heart and his groin. He earns his Book Boyfriend Badges with touching gestures to make Tessa feel abled, even when she scares the crap out of him with triple-axles.

I find it refreshing when the main characters are not your stereotypical hero or heroine. Micah isn’t ‘overcoming’ Tessa’s issues, he simply accepts them and strives to make her life better. He shows her that she doesn’t have to be limited, and that is lovely to see in a romance. Julian continues to pop up to add to his story, which is next. We learn more about Xander’s situation, and I so hurt for him. There is also lots of updates and cameos from the rest of the Sullivan clan. It’s a great addition to the series, and so worth a listen.

 

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J.S. Scott continues to entertain. I am happy about this nontraditional addition!

 

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Elizabeth Powers continues to narrate and I am coming to rely on her voice for all of these characters.

 

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Normal speed was fine, however I listened at 0.90x. It worked better for me.
The whispers and thoughts are getting better.

 

 

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Review: The Billionaire’s Touch (The Sinclairs #3) By J.S. Scott


Evan has definitely met his match!

The Billionaire’s Touch is #03 in the The Sinclair’s Series by J.S. Scott.

Elizabeth Powers narrates.

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.

Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins

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

At the time of this posting, this title is currently available to Read and Listen for Free as part of the Kindle Unlimited Program.

Evan Sinclair is the last sibling to take a mate. He has always taken care of his younger siblings, or at least tried to. His path has been more difficult than you might think. There is a sad reason why he is so uptight. His father quite literally beat it into him that he was a disabled disappointment. My heart wept for him.

This story is a take on the you’ve got mail theme and starts back at the beginning. The email correspondence starts during the events of book 0.05 when Randi sends an email to the Sinclair Foundation in case Emily isn’t successful in her request for Grady to help save Christmas. Of course Evan is the one to respond to that initial email, and not politely either. Randi’s response is priceless and really sets the whole tone. It lets you know that Evan is in for a ride, and that it’s going to be good!

 

Evan ❤ Randi

 

Miranda “Randi” Tyler has been with us from the beginning. Best friend to Emily, as well as fast friends to the other females in town. She is a teacher by trade, like her parents, but also tutors children at the community center. Her backstory is just as sad as Evan’s. These trust issues make her have some stupid moments, but luckily they don’t last long.

Even though the main siblings are taken care of, the series is not over. Up to this point you should be acquainted with the cousins. They have visited and have been talked about. Micah, Julian, and Xander are the next bachelors up for Beatrice to match with their mates. So don’t fret yourself friends. There is lots more Sinclair goodness to come!

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J.S. Scott has made room in the Sinclair family for more. I am very happy for this addition!

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Elizabeth Powers continues to narrate and I think will keep doing so in the future titles. This is a positive thing!

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

 

 

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Review: The Forbidden Billionaire (The Sinclairs, #2) By J.S. Scott


Broody Jared is SO Much More!

The Forbidden Billionaire is #02 in the The Sinclair’s Series by J.S. Scott.

Elizabeth Powers narrates.

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.

Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins

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

At the time of this posting, this title is currently available to Read and Listen for Free as part of the Kindle Unlimited Program.

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!

Jared ❤ Mara

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.

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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 foward to listening to Evan’s story!

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

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

 

 

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Review: Every Rose (Take a Chance #4) by Nancy Warren


This Rose Really Does Have Thorns!

Every Rose is #04 in the Take A Chance Series by Nancy Warren.

Teri Schnaubelt narrates the series.

HEA with No cliffhangers!

These are about the members of the Chase family. I suggest reading them in order to get the best expirence.

Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins

Content Advisory:
There is mild sexplay.

♥ Story ♥

This is about Rose who is referenced as being a General Practitioner Doctor but also as birthing hundreds of babies, so it is not quite clear as to what her specialty is. She works at a hospital in Portland, so its not as if she is a small town doc that ends up doing everything. And can I mention crazy for wearing Prada heels to work. Seriously! In reading the blurb, I was a bit disappointed in her attitude for being one of the Chase siblings. After listening to this book, however, it is not quite as it seems.

 

Rose ❤ Matt

 

Dr. Rose Chance is a very busy women, who doesn’t have room for love and dating in her life. She also has some chips on her shoulder to overcome. I give her credit for being proactive and productive in her life despite her self-delusions. She is attracted to the hot Greek Surgeon at work, but can’t seem to let go of her princess ideals. There are events that will force her to face things in a new light.

 

Dr. Mattius Vasilopolous also comes from a large close-knit family and is also too busy to even remember what day it is sometimes, or if he ate lunch. Matt and Rose have a lot in common and make for a great couple, and she makes him contemplate love at first site. I feel for the guy because it’s going to be an uphill climb to get over her castle walls.

 

Every Rose turned out better than the blurb lets on, which was great. There is nothing wrong with wishing for a fairy-tale, but one needs to be open to reality. There is a famous quote about life and plans for a reason. Some of the secondary characters are going to show up again if you take the time to read the blurbs of future books. I’m looking forward to them all!

 

 

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♥ Author ♥

Nancy Warren’s creativity continues to amaze. Once again she brings a unique medical sitution. It is a bit cringe worthy, the way a man holds his crotch when he sees another get hit in his, but it is definately one I have never heard of before.

 

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♥ Narrator ♥

Teri Schnaubelt is still great. I can’t help but get lost listening to her tell me this wonderful tale.

 

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♥ Audio Production ♥

Normal speed was fine.

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Review: Man Hands (Man Hands #1) By Tanya Eby, Sarina Bowen

Mmm Man Hands Indeed!

Man Hands is #01 in the Man Hands Series by Tanya Eby and Sarina Bowen.

Luke Daniels and Erin Mallon narrates.

HEA with No cliffhangers! (Mostly, see review for more details!)

This is the first so could be read on its own, but the characters are all involved in each others lives and stories so I HIGHLY suggest reading them in order to get the best experience.

Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins

Content Advisory:
There is sex and dirty talk, and its oh so good. There is cursing. Ash especially has a potty mouth.
👍 (My favorite kind of story, but maybe not yours!)

 

♥ Story ♥

Man Hands is quite literally about hands that are manly, YUM, but also about so much more! All the characters in this book come in play, with two getting their own book. I have a sneaking suspicion that there will be more on that front so make sure to pay attention, because you may be revisiting that person later. I wouldn’t even mind seeing Chandra get her own story, despite how much you initially loath her.

 

Brynn ❤ Tom

 

Brynn is a food blogger and newly divorced. She is currently unemployed and feeling sorry for herself despite wanting the divorce. The guy really wasn’t a great husband and if it were not for her ex’s actions later in the story, I would of thought he was just using her as a beard. Her two friends are determined to get her out of her gutter by taking her to a party. … Let me rephrase that. … Her one friend, Sadie, is kind and wants her to get back into the dating game and find love. Her more abrasive friend, Ash, wants her to find Mr. Right Now for a hot and dirty ride. Combine this with Tiki drinks and the need to do something impulsive, and you get the night of her life that sets this whole thing into motion. And don’t worry if Ash gets on your nerves for being a big B, cause she is going to get her’s in the next book, and its going to be oh so good!

 

 

Tom Spanner is a TV personality focusing on home renovations. He does a lot of the work on screen with his Yummy Man Hands and the girls go wild! While his show is on hiatus, his friend Braht talks him into throwing a party at his house were the sexiest woman he has ever seen jumps him and gives him the sexiest experience he has ever had in his life.

…. And yes Braht is what he wants to be called, and yes, it is pronounced just like the sausage, and yes we will see him again in the book #2 and maybe find out what his real name is! ….

A pair of chocolate bunny panties is his glass slipper and the hunt is on for his dream woman. Once he finds her, the lines get skewed while he is trying to lay claim to her. It makes for laugh out loud good times!

 

“Wowza, … Come to daddy.”
— Tom’s D

 

Man Hands has a lot of tongue and cheek humor, mixed with steamy goodness, which lands this book on my Favorites list! Brynn’s blogging reminds me of Delicious Dish from SNL. For those that have never heard of the bit, please see the clip below.

 

The end is not quite a cliffhanger, but its a little bit for me as in that I have to wait till book #02 to hear the deets on the pantry incident. Those two are going to be a panty melting hot mess and it is going to be good! I can’t wait!

FYI: At the end of the ebook version there is a sneak peak of #02: Man Card.

 

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♥ Author ♥

Tanya Eby and Sarina Bowen make a great writing team. I look foward to listening to more from these two!

Tanya Eby

Tanya is a writer and a narrator. Be sure to check her out on both ends of the spectrum.

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♥ Narrator ♥

Luke Daniels and Erin Mallon both narrate this story on an alternating chapter basis. You get 2 versions of every character when its done this way. They both did a great job and it would be hard to pick a favorite among the two performances. I would of loved to of had this be a true Duet, but that’s just me.

Luke Daniels

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♥ Audio Production ♥

Normal speed was fine.

My Reviews

Ebook obtained through my local library (Overdrive).

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.