Tuesday, May 31, 2016
eARC Book review: The Billionaire Bachelor (Billionaire Bad Boys #1) by Jessica Lemmon
Available June 28th 2016
eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley
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 . .
Ok there are plenty of books written about marriage for mutual benefit. That's not new. I wasn't sure if this book could hold my interest or if it would be just more of the same. It did that and more! Reese Crane has a problem. While he's been well groomed for the job and knows what he's doing the board of Crane Hotels will not name him CEO because of his reputation in his personal life. Not willing to give up he makes a deal with Merina Van Heusen to pose as his wife. In return she gets her family hotel back which Crane Hotel's has recently purchased. The Van Heusen is her life or was with it now in Crane possession she sees her future disappearing. Taking the deal seems like a good idea. This was a page turner for me. It's exciting from page one when Merina storms in soaking wet with a glass doorknob in her hand to confront Reese. As the two get to know each other the lines between business and pleasure blur and neither is really sure what is really going on. I loved the characters. Even the secondary charters were fun and interesting. Hoping we get more from Reese's brothers in future books. We only meet one in this book but he's a bit devilish and sexy. If you can believe that. lol An amazingly fun and interesting read for me. I was cheering for Reese and Merina from chapter one.
Find out more about this series and Jessica Lemmon here www.jessicalemmon.com