Saturday, December 3, 2016

Book Review: The Billionaire Next Door (Billionaire Bad Boys #2) by Jessica Lemmon

It's Tag Crane's job to be the life of the party. Traveling from one exotic locale to another is just part of running the luxurious Crane Hotel empire. But even paradise isn't perfect. Devising a new business strategy is keeping Tag up at night-and so is the Great Dane barking at all hours in the apartment below his. To muzzle the problem, Tag charges downstairs . . . right into the most beautiful, blond distraction he's ever seen.

Dog-sitting by day, bartending by night. It's not exactly the life Rachel Foster dreamed of. But when Tag Crane rushes in, all mountain-man shoulders and obscenely sexy smile, needing her help for the Crane Hotels, it's a fantasy come true. What's the harm in a fun no-strings fling? Only a fool would give her heart to a billionaire player like Tag-until suddenly the one man who can't be caught is the one flirting with forever . . .

Here's the deal ... Jessica Lemmon is one of my absolute favorite authors that I've discovered this year. The three books that I've read by her have all been beyond fabulous and I know that when I pick up one of her books, I'm going to probably read it in one sitting, I'm going to fall in love with the handsome hero and I'm not going to want the book to end. This one was no exception. 

I enjoyed the first book in this series (The Billionaire Bachelor) so very much that I didn't think anything would top it but this one did! I think that I loved it more because of Tag. Who would have thought that any dude could be better than Reese?!? I sure didn't. I absolutely adored that dude. But with Tag ... I worshiped the ground that this fictional character walked upon. I've been wracking my brain to figure out what was so different about Tag and I just don't know. The characters are both very well written and fully fleshed out, they are both stubborn and sweet and protective and just utterly perfect. Maybe it was just Tag's vibe. That has to be it.

Oh, Rachel. This lady ... I loved her spunk from the very beginning. I think that she's one of my favorite leading ladies that I've read about this year. And again, I can't put my finger on why ... maybe it's because she's so independent and wants to do things on her own to prove not to someone else but to herself that she can do it. I think all of us could use a little internal Rachel.

And here's the deal ... before you start rolling  your eyes about this being a billionaire romance, you should give it a shot! This little sub-genre has gotten a bad wrap because of some authors that didn't do a very good job at conveying their story. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater! If you give this one a shot and don't like it, I would be shocked because you just can't help but fall in love with Tag and Rachel and their story. 

Anyway ... great book, even better series and a stellar author. I'd follow this lady off a cliff if she was dangling her books behind her. 

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

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