Mar 3, 2017

The Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon Review

The Bastard Billionaire
Billionaire Bad Boys, #3
By Jessica Lemmon
Released: February 28, 2017

Beauty and the Beastly Billionaire . . .

Eli Crane is one tough bastard. After an explosion left him injured and honorably discharged from the Marines, all he wants is to be left alone. Yet his brothers insist he take a greater role in the family business. They've hired him ten personal assistants—and Eli sent each one packing as fast as possible. But when beautiful number eleven walks through the door, Eli will do anything to make her stay.

Isabella Sawyer's employment agency can't afford to lose Eli Crane's business. Her plan: to personally take on the role of his PA, and secure her reputation with the wealthy elite in Chicago. But this beauty and her hot billionaire bad boy soon find themselves mixing business with pleasure in the most delicious ways. And passionate, stubborn Isabella won't rest until she tames this wicked beast . . .

We are back with book 3 of Jessica Lemmon's Billionaire Bad Boy series, and I think this one is my favorite of all! As it reminds me of a Beauty and the Beast fairytale, but with a twist!

Eli Crane is different from his brothers, Eli never wanted to follow in the family footsteps, and rather than take his seat at the families hotel chains, Eli went into the marines, to serve his country and to have a sense of fulfilment. But after an attack that caused him injury, but took the lives of two of his friends, Eli is honorably discharged because of injury; But Eli is struggling to return to civilian life, and has been taking it out on the personal assistants, his brother has been sending to him, even after he has been scaring them off, that is until Isabella Sawyer storms into his life.

When Isa walks through Eli's door, he never expects to have such a reaction to one of the assistant's that his brother keeps sending to  him. But that doesn't stop them from entering into a no strings affair…that is until their feeling get in the way! But is Eli to scared to act on what his heart is feeling?

I loved many aspects of this book! From the characters feistiness, to the amazing story line and writing. The author manages to weave the web of deliciousness and pain around you, that you truly end up feel at one with the book! I honestly could go on forever about while this book is so good, but it basically comes down to the authors storytelling abilities is simply amazing and you are left desperate for more!

I give The Bastard Billionaire 5 stars!

Standing, she smoothed her hands down her pants and flipped her hair. She had planned to quietly finish her work and leave without seeing him again. No such luck. And no hiding that she was heading his way when her heels clicked along the concrete floor.
The kiss had happened. The button incident had happened. There was no taking it back. Regardless of how either of them felt about it, she was going to continue working here. So. She would deal with the here and now.
Since the sun was shining, Eli’s lair was welcome instead of foreboding. No fire cracked in the hearth today. Also unlike his usual, he wasn’t at his desk. He was at the printer.
“This yours?” He offered a sheet of paper.
“Yes.” She couldn’t keep from explaining. “Pressed the Print button by accident.”
Mi printer es su printer.”
Isa accepted the document and Eli sank his hands into his jeans pockets, his forearms flexing with the movement.
“I wasn’t—”
“I shouldn’t—” they said at the same time.
He pursed his lips and she looked at her shoes. “Go ahead.” She was going to say, I wasn’t offended when you kissed me, but now that she’d had a millisecond to think it through, maybe she should pretend the kiss hadn’t happened. Which was . . . impossible. Standing this close to him, it’s all she could think about.
“I shouldn’t have ruined your shirt,” he said.
“I dared you to.”
“Why?” His eyebrows compressed along with his lips.
“Because you have accepted the role of beast, but I don’t believe that’s who you are.” She let her gaze linger on his face before tracking down his body. “And because I like a challenge.”
“Do you?” He took a wide step toward her.
She matched his move and took one step closer to him. “Yes. I don’t wilt easily.”
He threaded her hair between his fingers, a look of longing and hurt mingling in his eyes. “I was about to lie and say I shouldn’t have kissed you.”
Shivers climbed her spine as she remembered how firm his lips felt against hers. “Maybe . . . you shouldn’t have stopped.”

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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.

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