The Billionaire Next Door
Billionaire Bad Boys, #2
By: Jessica Lemmon
On Sale: October 25, 2016
It's Tag Crane's job to be the life of the party. Traveling from one exotic locale to another is just part of running the luxurious Crane Hotel empire. But even paradise isn't perfect. Devising a new business strategy is keeping Tag up at night-and so is the Great Dane barking at all hours in the apartment below his. To muzzle the problem, Tag charges downstairs . . . right into the most beautiful, blond distraction he's ever seen.
Dog-sitting by day, bartending by night. It's not exactly the life Rachel Foster dreamed of. But when Tag Crane rushes in, all mountain-man shoulders and obscenely sexy smile, needing her help for the Crane Hotels, it's a fantasy come true. What's the harm in a fun no-strings fling? Only a fool would give her heart to a billionaire player like Tag-until suddenly the one man who can't be caught is the one flirting with forever . . .
Rachel Foster has sworn off of men, ever since day she resigned from her job at design firm after her ex Shaun took credit for her work. She also moved out of their shared apartment and took a job as a bartender instead! One of her regular customers. Offered her the chance to take care of his dog, while living his luxury apartment! That was until she met the drop dead gorgeous neighbor Tag, that tested resolve.
Tag Crane has the billionaire playboy lifestyle, as apart of the Crane Empire, that most people would love! But right now Tag is stressing about the bar's in all of the Crane locations, and who would be more perfect to help him with the design, than Rachel! The stunning bartender and dog/house sitter of Oliver, his next door neighbor.
But understandably Rachel is hesitant is being anywhere close to any man, but Tag is far beyond any other man she has met! Which leaves Rachel with a big decision! Does she jump with Tag or stay safe?
I was thrilled to read this book! I really enjoyed The Billionaire Bachelor, and The Billionaire Next Door didn't disappoint, though the story did run a little slower with Tag and Rachel, but the plot is a sweet and lovable story and was written well.
Tag's character comes off as a little cocky at first, but he does have a sweet center, if Rachel manages to crack it. I was a little baffled by Rachel's character at first! She she ran away from her whole life and didn't stand up for herself with Shaun and the design company, but had no problems what so ever of standing up against Tag. But she eventually grew on me, and I couldn't help cheering them both on.
I give The Billionaire Next Door 4 stars.
“Why is it you look like you’re thinking something sinister?” he asked, that eyebrow arcing higher. “And don’t lie to me, Dimples. I have a sixth sense.” She watched his slow smile, white teeth appearing as his trimmed beard parted. Her nether regions buzzed like she’d sat on a vibrating phone.
“I’m surprised . . .” she started, feeling daring. Must be the Kona coffee.
“Because I expected you to induct me into the Mile High Club by now. This is my first private flight.” She looked at him through her lashes, her coy smile in place.
Tag wore an all-out grin, which made her inordinately pleased. Where she was concerned, he wasn’t immune. And she liked that. A lot.
“Excuse me.” Smoothly, he shut his laptop, stood, and walked from cabin to cockpit.
Okay. That was interesting. She hadn’t expected him to leave. Maybe she didn’t have the same power over him as he had over her.
She turned to look out the window, but the nighttime landscape was nothing but blackness. She imagined a sea of clouds and blue skies once the sun rose, anticipating being someplace where the high was above freezing. She wondered what the temperature was on—
“Let’s go.” Her hand was snatched a moment later as Tag pulled her out of her seat and led her to the bedroom.
“Wait,” she said through her laughter as she hustled after him. “What are you doing?”
In the bedroom, he released her, closed the door, and whipped off his shirt. She gasped, her eyes eating up his tanned muscles and bulky arms.
“Making you a member.” He caught the back of her head in his hand and kissed her. She melted beneath his touch. She was hopelessly attracted to him. Just an absolute goner.
When she caught a breath of air, she said, “Where did you go?”
“Told the pilot to take the long way.”
“There’s a longer way to Hawaii?”
“There is now.”
A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she's not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.