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?
I don't have a particular favorite but I really enjoy female detectives. Maybe because police work seems like a more masculine profession and its refreshing to see a woman succeed and kick some rear ends in the process.ReplyDelete
I don't think I've read many books with female detectives but I enjoy them on TV so stands to reason I'd probably enjoy them in my books too.Delete
I like strong women, especially lawyers, cops, small business owners. Women who know what they want and need and aren't afraid to work for it. I also enjoy reading about women who weren't strong but they went through some traumatic event or events that made them pull up their big girl panties and become the women they were meant to be.ReplyDelete
I also enjoy reading about women who weren't strong but they went through some traumatic event or events that made them pull up their big girl panties and become the women they were meant to be.Delete
I like this type of heroine too, Nikki.
I love this series by Jessica. She does tend to write some strong female leads. But the guys are just as powerful.ReplyDelete
I enjoy heroes and heroines who are well matched.Delete
Thanks, Maria! I haven't read Jessica Lemmon yet. I think I need to add her to my list.ReplyDelete
I love this series and am really into billionaire books lately. Cannot wait to get a copy of this book.ReplyDelete
As for favorite heroes - Jack from Virgin River by Robyn Carr, Henry Beck from Hot Under Pressure - Great Series and this finale is the best.
Wyatt Clark - Summer of 2 Wishes and A Light At Winter's End by Julia London.