ABOUT THE BOOKTitle: THE BASTARD BILLIONAIREAuthor: Jessica LemmonSeries: Billionaire Bad Boys, #3On Sale: February 28, 2017Publisher: ForeverMass Market: $7.99 USDeBook: $6.99 USDBeauty 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 . . .
TOP 5 FAVORITE “BEASTLY” HEROES(CAN BE FROM BOOKS, MOVIES, TV, ETC)#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.BUY THE BOOK HERETHE BILLIONAIRE BAD BOYS SERIESThe Billionaire Bachelor, #1The Billionaire Next Door, #2The Bastard Billionaire, #3ABOUT THE AUTHOR
a Rafflecopter giveawayA 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.FOLLOW FOREVER ONLINE
3.5 stars ~ Worth a Reader's Time
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A sweet and sexy retelling of Beauty and the Beast!
Eli Crane has returned from war missing part of his leg - his physical rehab has gone well, but his emotional scars run deep. His brothers decide he needs someone helping in his home office and Isa ends up working as his assistant after he runs off more than 1/3 of her employees with his bad attitude.
I loved Isa and Eli together. Even when they weren't sure they liked each, they clicked pushed each other out of their comfort zones. Eli's emotional growth was heartwarming and I loved how he supported Isa with no questions asked. Isa was a great Belle to Eli's Beast and the subtle changes she brought to his world made me root for both of them to get the happily ever they deserved.
This is the third book in the series, but works well as a standalone. There main couples from the first two books are here as supporting cast, so having read the first two books would be helpful, but not required.
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