The Bastard Billionaire : Billionaire Bad Boys

  • by Jessica Lemmon
  • Narrated by Sasha Dunbrooke
  • Series: Billionaire Bad Boys
  • 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Billionaire Bad Boys novel.
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 10 personal assistants - and Eli sent each one packing as fast as possible. But when beautiful number 11 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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What the Critics Say

"Four stars! Lemmon's easygoing, contemporary storytelling is infused with humor, and her plot is filled with warm, relatable, well-defined characters. Lemmon's delightful brand of sexy, urban romance will have fans devouring this book." (RT Book Reviews)

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DELICIOUS.. A BEAUTY & THE BEAST STANDOFF

The Publisher's Summary has given you a brief description of this book and, if that's tempted you, then I'll add that it's also got a heartwarming, sexy and thought provoking storyline too. Because ex Marine Eli has brought back some emotional demons from his tour of duty.. the loss of his friends/comrades and the partial loss of a leg has left Eli with a case of survivor's guilt even though he was honourably discharged. He's trying to pick up the pieces of a now very different life.. a life where he wants to set up a new Charity to help injured veterans but he's also getting pressure to join his two supportive brothers in running Crane Hotels. Eli's overrun, permanently annoyed, unsociable, moody and he's often in pain - and the very last thing he thinks he needs is an Assistant.. but when the beautiful confident, strong-willed, feisty new Assistant won't be frightened off, Eli has finally met his match.. in all aspects of his life - he just doesn't know it yet.

Isabella has come from a wealthy family who held lofty expectations from her both socially and personally which led to the wrong boyfriend but she's fought hard for her independence and owns a successful Employment Agency. Isabella thinks she knows what to expect when she takes the job that all eleven of her previous employees have been sacked from.. but, from day one, Isabella is drawn to the complex, damaged, handsome, infuriating beast that tempts her as much as he taunts her. And every time they clash fiery exchanges fuel the sizzling chemistry that's simmering between them. Isabella is smart, driven and direct and has always gone after what she wants.. and what she wants is Eli so, when sexual insecurities over his lost leg stop Eli from following through, Isabella is the perfect person to intimately tell and physically show Eli that he IS all man. However, the beast doesn't quite transform into a Prince because commitment-phobe Eli is very happy living in the now.. and trouble comes when Isabella wants his tomorrows.. and his heart.

A push/pull character driven drama-free dual POV story that wrapped up nicely the stories of all three stubborn yet loveable Crane Billionaires. It's got a sprinkling of humor, passion, character development, touching scenes, sexcapades and a strong h/h who royally clash before becoming royally screwed. Its well described chapters made for easy imagery of each scene.. but what brought each of those scenes to life was Sasha Dunbrooke whose gave the perfect blend of emotional nuances needed for all the scenes and her male voice was great too.

Worth a credit? Yes.. all three books in this very enjoyable series are.
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- CAROLYN

Good Listen

This was a great conclusion to the Billionaire trilogy. I really don't know whos story I liked the best. No spoilers here! But this was a straight through listen. I jump around to different books all the time(I listen to an average of 3 books at a time) but sometimes when you get a good one you cant put it down. I couldn't put this listen down!!
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- Minks

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-28-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio