Book Review: ‘Christmas with the Billionaire’ by Amy Lamont


Title: Christmas with the Billionaire (Holiday Encounters Book 1)

Published: 3rd December 2014

Publisher: Productive Ink Media

Author: Amy Lamont


Twitter: @Amy_Lamont


When introvert Emma Glover makes a bet with her friends to see who can have the wildest adventure by New Year’s, she has no intention of winning. She might spend her days writing about sex for her syndicated news column, but her nights are all about takeout and flannel pajamas.

When her friend challenges her to live out one of the sexual escapades she writes about, Emma knows she won’t be able to follow through. But that’s before she lays eyes on a sexy stranger across a crowded hotel lobby.

She can’t help but hope he’s interested in more than one night, but when she finds out her gorgeous one night stand is actually billionaire media mogul Nate Wilder, her hopes die a fast death. There’s no way her Christmas wish will come true. Or is there?

Read All the Holiday Encounters Books:
Christmas with the Billionaire (Holiday Encounters Book 1) ~ Now Available
Snowbound with the Biker (Holiday Encounters Book 2) ~ Now Available
Getting Lucky with the Rock Star (Holiday Encounters Book 3) ~ Now Available
Summer with the Soldier (Holiday Encounters Book 4) ~ Now Available
In Love with the Billionaire (Holiday Encounters Book 5) Coming Soon


On a train journey home on Thanksgiving four best friends (Emma, Jade, Katelyn and Paige) decide to spice things up a bit in their lives with a bet. Well one decides and others kind of get roped into it. They each have to have some kind adventure by New Years Day, do something they wouldn’t usually do. Whoever has the biggest adventure wins, other than bragging rights, a favour off each of the others. Let the adventures begin.

Jade and Katelyn seem as keen as ever to get an adventure going whereas Emma would rather stay at home in her flannel pj’s keeping Paige company between her shifts at the hospital. She on the other hand works from home and has become sort of an introvert with not wanting to really go anywhere to meet new people. She may live wildly through her writings under her alter ego Brandi Silver as a saucy sex columnist but her real life exploits are anything but. Most of her stories are either made up or from escapades from one of her friends. Paige knows Emma needs a bit of a push to get started to decides how her adventure should start. She takes some of Emma’s stories and writes a few down for Emma to pick one out of a hat. If she was nervous before it goes sky high after picking out ‘have sex with a stranger’.

The next night Paige and Emma set off to kick start her adventure. She knows she doesn’t really need to sleep with someone, a drink will do, but she needs to get out of her head long enough to have some fun. They end up going to Hotel Wynter, a special place for her that has been turned into a winter wonderland. The decorations might have caught her eye but the smouldering man who crosses the lobby is what causes her to catch her breath. With the heated look he gives her back she may just get the adventure she was looking for. A drink at the bar and cheesy lines passed back and forth puts her at ease for a moment but its not long before her head causes her to panic and want to run. A kiss to stop traffic slows down her exit and if she follows where she thinks it might lead she could get one hell of a night. Nate sure knows how to get her pulse racing by an open fire and under some mistletoe. She may be leading the race with their bet but is a one-night stand really her? Is one night enough for either of them? Tensions run high at a misunderstanding but what a way to say you’re sorry. Umm hello… lets just say you can have a lot of fun in a kitchen storeroom! Lets see if our girl can bag herself her billionaire for Christmas and maybe for longer afterwards.


4 out of 5 stars


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