THE BASTARD BILLIONAIRE
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys, #3
On Sale: February 28, 2017
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook: $6.99 USD
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 . . .
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It just isn't fair that Eli isn't a real man. Ever since the first book releases he had intrigued me. I have a thing for guys in uniform and from the little I 'heard' about him from the other two books I just couldn't wait for his. Especially after what we learned of him in book two. And anyone who follows my reviews will know I love a scarred and or broken hero. Eli is a masterpiece in scarred brokenness. He covers it up in his natural alpha attitude that to say the least has a huge hotness factor. Sable the strong and independent business owner is probably the only female on the planet that could have stood up to Eli. The attraction between these two is electric and only intensifies the more they fight. I could not have loved this book more. The story is complex and well crafted. And when it comes to heat levels this author knows how to turn up the heat. When looking for a hot, yet beautiful romance this is it. I would highly recommend it.
1. Out of all your book characters do you have a favorite couple? Why?
Evan and Charlie from Bringing Home the Bad Boy—I loved their whole story and the way Evan kept his vow never to leave her. Plus, who can resist a bad boy who’s a great dad?
2. What has been your favorite occupation to research for your books?
My heroine Kimber Reynolds from The Millionaire Affair owned a consignment clothing store—that was fun to research.
3. Do you read the reviews for your books?
4. Constructive criticism can sometimes be written harshly, do you read it and try to see what they are trying to say? Do you use it?
So many critical reviews can be chalked up to the reader’s personal preference. I rely on my editor and my agent when it comes to constructive criticism. I always endeavor to write heroes and heroines readers will love, but at the end of the day, you can’t please everyone.
5. Right now what is your favorite thing about being an author? What would you like to change?
I always joke that I get to “make up stuff for a living” so that is my favorite part! If I could change anything, it’d be speed. Like most authors, I’m impatient and always wish things moved faster.
Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions! As always I am thrilled to have hosted you on my blog and I look forward to the next time I get to have one of your books up.
THE BILLIONAIRE BAD BOYS SERIES
The Billionaire Bachelor, #1
The Billionaire Next Door, #2
The Bastard Billionaire, #3
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 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.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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