Thursday, July 21, 2016

Book Review: The Billionaire Bachelor (Billionaire Bad Boys #1) by Jessica Lemmon

Manwhore. That's what the board of directors-and the tabloids-thinks of billionaire bachelor Reese Crane. Ordinarily he couldn't care less, but his playboy past is preventing the board from naming him CEO of Crane Hotels. Nothing-and no one-will keep him from his life's legacy. They want a settled man to lead the company? Then that's exactly what he'll give them.

Merina Van Heusen will do anything to get her parents' funky boutique hotel back-even marry cold-as-ice-but-sexy-as-hell Reese Crane. It's a simple business contract - six months of marriage, absolute secrecy, and the Van Heusen is all hers again. But when sparks fly between them, their passion quickly moves from the boardroom to the bedroom. And soon Merina is living her worst nightmare: falling in love with her husband . . .


Every time that I pick up a book by a new (to me) author and I really enjoy it, I just want to kick myself because of all the time I've wasted not knowing about them previously. All this time, I could have been reading books by Jessica Lemmon but NOOO. At least I've found her now. She's one that I know if I see her name on the cover that I will just absolutely love what's printed on the pages. A little extreme after just reading one book by her, right? Not really. When you know, you know. 

I actually didn't even have any notes on this one. Usually, I'm found furiously typing notes on my Kindle as I read but not this time. I didn't want to take the time to write something about what I was reading when I could actually BE reading. 

The characters were fabulous. I loved how spunky Merina was. She has a mind of her own and she doesn't hesitate to let you know what's going on inside it. That's not to say that she doesn't get embarrassed sometimes ... she does ... but that doesn't stop her from doing it again! Lemmon did a great job with making Merina seem outspoken and bashful at the same time. I can't imagine that getting those two attributes to mesh so perfectly was an easy endeavor but she did it. Reese was equally as perfect. He's this no-holds-barred businessman who has his eye on the prize but his heart has a different prize in mind. Gosh, I loved Reese. The juxtaposition of the hard and soft parts of his personality really made me love him so much more. 

Merina and Reese together? (Insert squee) They are definitely one of my favorite couples of the year. The way that they were together just made you sigh and think about how awesome love is. Enough of the mushy stuff ... the chemistry between these two was absolutely explosive and it made you excited to see what in the world could happen next. 

Well, you guessed it, I enjoyed this one. A lot. I finished it last night and wanted to pick it up and start all over before I was even done with the last sentence. I would have been happy if it had gone another 200 pages or so. I just didn't want it to end. Guess I have a new author to add to my 'Favorites' list!

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

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