Billionaire Unwed-Zeke by J.S. Scott – Book review

Published: 7 January 2021
Series: The Billionaire’s Obsession
Pages: 158
Warnings: Language

You met Lia and Zeke in Billionaire Unloved, Jett and Ruby’s book. Now you can find out what happened to them. Did Lia really end up marrying the wrong guy?  

Although this story is part of The Billionaire’s Obsession series, it can be easily be enjoyed as a standalone friends to lovers billionaire romance.  

Lia:

I thought I had my life all worked out. My wedding had been meticulously planned. All I had to do was walk down the aisle and get married to the man I’d been engaged to for over a year.  

Pretty easy and uncomplicated, right?  

Unfortunately, all of my well laid plans go up in smoke when my fiancé leaves me at the church alone because he found a woman who was better suited for his snobby world of wealth and privilege.  

After realizing what kind of man my intended groom really was, it was hard not to be more relieved that I’d dodged a bullet than I was heartbroken. Problem is, I still need to get married. All of my hopes and dreams are dependent on me tying the knot by my twenty-eighth birthday, and that date is closing in fast. Way too quickly for me to fall in love all over again.  

As usual, my best friend Zeke Conner is there to pick up the pieces after I’m left at the altar by a jerk. He helps me work through the demoralizing event so I can put it behind me and move on. I’m stunned when he offers to marry me himself, but it’s a bargain I can’t really refuse.  

As my relationship starts to change with my best friend, I find myself caught in a web of sensual desire and unending passion that’s as terrifying as it is satisfying. Probably because it seems all too real.  

Our arrangement was supposed to be temporary. A deal between friends that Zeke swore would benefit both of us, but as our marriage starts to feel like so much more than just a charade for me, what will happen when it all ends?  

This book was originally published under the title “Temporary Groom” as a part of the now-discontinued Left at The Altar Series. It’s been completely re-written with added chapters and material, and retitled Billionaire Unwed as part of The Billionaire’s Obsession series.

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Billionaire Unwed - Zeke book cover

J.S. Scott is one of my ‘automatic read’ authors, so as soon as I saw there was a new story to read, I was there. And yet again, she has proven why I love her books so much with Billionaire Unwed – Zeke. Zeke and Lia’s story drew me in and wrapped me right up in their emotions, where I stayed until I had finished the book in a few sittings across the course of 1 day. I loved it! It’s a very personal story of two people who have loved each other as best friends for a long time, but now it’s time to move to something more.

Lia and Zeke have been best friends since they were 14 years old and they are very close. But friends is all they have ever been.

With only moments to go before her wedding, Lia’s fiancée dumps her at the aisle, leaving Zeke there to pick up the pieces and provide a shoulder to lean on. (And it sounds like a rather nice shoulder too.) Then when Lia tells Zeke that she only has a matter of days to marry or she won’t inherit, he’s there to take care of that for her too. And with that, their marriage begins.

Zeke and Lia both have very strong feelings for their best friend, but they aren’t in the same place when it comes to how they feel about taking the relationship further. Lia is wary and cautious. After the fiasco with her wedding, she is struggling to come to grips on her feelings about her former relationship and cancelled marriage, as well as how to move forward from it. Zeke, however, already knows how he feels about Lia and is confident that he wants more with her.

Zeke has to be close to the perfect dream man. He’s considerate, kind, caring; he puts Lia first in every way. He could really go rapidly into sappy overkill – but he doesn’t. J.S. Scott manages instead to make him admirable and endearing (and did I mention the shoulders? They sound impressive in both support ability as well as appearance…).

Billionaire Unwed – Zeke is part of a series, but it can easily read as a stand alone story with out any effect to the enjoyment of the book. If you’re looking for a feel-good romance with a main man who is unashamedly devoted to his leading lady, this is the book for you.

Pink speckled background with a hearts border. Ratings of 5 flames for romance, 4 for spice and 5 thumbs up overall rating.

J.S. Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. She’s an avid reader of all types of books and literature. Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary erotic romance stories and paranormal romance erotics. They almost always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she just can’t seem to write them any other way! She lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two very spoiled German Shepherds.

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