Monday, February 27, 2017

Book Review And Giveaway : The Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon

Author: Jessica Lemmon
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys, #3
On Sale: February 28, 2017
Publisher: Forever

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 . . .



The Billionaire Bachelor, #1
The Billionaire Next Door, #2
The Bastard Billionaire, #3


I love Elijah Crane!I love Jessica Lemmon and her books!She could probably write some technical manual too and I'd still read it happily.
The Crane brothers have ruined my life.I don't know what I will read next after this.I guess I'll just console myself with the fact that she has another set of books coming out soon.(Hint hint : please release them soon!)

Eli has just returned from Marine life.He was injured and now has a prosthetic leg.Not only does he have to deal with the loss of a limb and a life that he lived for, but also the guilt about surviving while his friends didn't.Now his family is trying to bring him back by getting him to work for the company.But he isn't interested in that and he needs to resolve so many things before he can even decide on what to do.So he keeps scaring off his PA's like a beast.

Isabella is losing all options.Eli keeps sending off all the PA's that she sends, and since she needs the Crane family name to bring up her concierge service business to an even bigger level,she is ready to be his PA for a while till thins get settled.She has singlehandedly started and grown her business to this level, despite the scorn from her family who look down on her for not following the successful family business and marrying the "perfect" fiance.So she isn't going to lose it over a man who just likes to act all scary to avoid things.
But will she lose her heart?

I love how Eli and Isabella fit with each other perfectly.Though they weren't looking for someone, they were just what the other needed.I loved how she put him in his place and managed to get the work done!
And it wasn't like he was super mean either.He was just a little surly,rude and jerk-ish.The chemistry between them was off the charts!They're my favorite couple now(Yep!They've over taken Reese and Merina)!
The way in which they helped each other and made each other better was beautiful.Eli is lucky to have a family like the Cranes and each brother even luckier for the women in their lives.Their mother's death has impacted each one of them differently, and they have things to work through before they're ready.But in the end it's all worth it!
It was lovely seeing Reese,Merina,Tag,Rachel and Papa Crane again!Ill surely miss them!

If you haven't read any of these books yet, then please do!They're all standalones and very well written with the right amount of everything!There's no way you wouldn't fall in love with these books!

You can also find my reviews of the previous books here:
The Billionaire Bachelor
The Billionaire Next Door


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.”


#5 ~ Seth, George Clooney's character from the movie From Dusk Til Dawn. He’s a bank robber who takes a family of three hostage before leading them, unbeknownst to him, to a den of vampires in Mexico. At the end, the body count is high, but Seth emerges as hero in a move that surprises him as much as the audience watching.

#4 ~ Jax Teller from the television series, Sons of Anarchy. The ultimate bad boy anti-hero, am I right? Yet something about his sinister actions is so tempting. Charlie Hunnam’s gorgeous face helps.

#3 ~ Tate Jackson from Kristen Ashley’s novel Sweet Dreams. I’ve never in my life read a romance hero who insulted the heroine quite the way Tate did Lauren. (She overheard him calling her fat! Gasp!) In a brilliant turn of events, Tate completely falls for Lauren during the course of the book, eating all of his early assumptions and falling helplessly in love with her. Watching him step seamlessly into the hero role was incredible.

#2 ~ Negan from the television series, The Walking Dead. I know, I know… he’s not a hero. He’s the worst of the worst, but the way Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays the baddest of them all makes a tiny, evil part of me root for him against my better judgment.

#1 ~ Beast, from Walt Disney’s animated cartoon, Beauty and the Beast. Not only is our hero litearlly a beast, but he also has a heart of solid gold. Like another hero I know, Eli Crane, Beast simply needs a strong heroine who will both stand up to him—and stand up for him.


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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