The Bastard Billionaire
By Jessica Lemmon
Reviewed by Maria Lokken
Enemies to lovers is a familiar romance trope and it happens to be one of my favorites. In The Bastard Billionaire author Jessica Lemmon uses this trope to tell a sigh-worthy and sizzling romance.
Eli Crane is an injured Ex-Marine who wants nothing to do with his family’s business, and has zero interest in a relationship. Combat has left him both physically and emotionally injured. He’s built a wall, and it’s safer for him to stay on his side of the wall and not let anyone in. He’s been down the relationship road before and it’s left him with nothing but a world of hurt.
Isabella Sawyer is a smart, savvy business woman with a lot to prove; the only thing standing in the way of her success is a grumpy, gnarly, Ex-Marine. She’s been pushed around by her family and taken advantage of in love. She’s gotten tough and she isn’t about to let Eli Crane sink her business.
When Eli rejects the tenth personal assistant Isabella’s company has sent – there’s no alternative but for Isabella to set him straight by stepping in and becoming his personal assistant. Let your imagination go wild from there - or better yet- buy the book and find out how the sparks that fly turn into a full on fiery romance.
Jessica Lemmon creates delicious conflict, sexual tension, and hopeless attraction between a hero and heroine who are both emotionally shut down. When they finally ignite the passion in each other old walls fall and new walls are built creating a solid foundation for a relationship. As a reader, the journey to the HEA is rewarding.
The Bastard Billionaire is the final book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series and it’s a treat, but I give it particular props for the strong female lead who can seemingly navigate any rough terrain.
Who are your all time favorite heroines?