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The Billionaire Next Door
     

The Billionaire Next Door

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by Jessica Lemmon
 

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Can't Buy Me Love


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

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Can't Buy Me Love


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 . . .

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Jessica Lemmon writes a delicious, contemporary romance with lots of HOT sex...I am hooked!"—FreshFiction.com"

4 stars! Easygoing, confident Tag Crane will warm readers' hearts from the start with his bold sexiness—as will the chemistry that sizzles between Tag and Rachel...Fans of Lemmon will not be disappointed."—RT Book Reviews"

Everything I love in a romance."—Lori Foster on Bringing Home the Bad Boy"

Charming, sexy, and brimming with wit!" (on Tempting the Billionaire)—Heidi Betts"

Shopping for a hot holiday read? Look no further than A Bad Boy for Christmas. Actually, it's a terrific read for any time of the year. With charismatic characters, stirring situations and enough sexy to fill an entire town's worth of stockings, this latest in Lemmon's Second Chance series is 400-plus pages of Christmas magic."—USA Today on A Bad Boy for Christmas"

4 stars! Lemmon's contemporary style of storytelling and down-to-earth characters shine through. Lemmon will draw readers into this story because she writes characters whom readers can connect with. Connor and Faith are strong and complement each other, and their chemistry is explosive. Lemmon is an expert at the modern-day romance."—RT Book Reviews on A Bad Boy for Christmas"

Lemmon's sexy and well-constructed third Second Chance romance (after Rescuing the Bad Boy), set in the small town of Evergreen Cove, Ohio, uses a nice reversal: the man wants marriage and the woman is commitment-shy...Likable and realistic characters with believable emotions, and the right balance of fantasy fulfillment, make for some good holiday heat."—Publishers Weekly Starred Review on A Bad Boy for Christmas"

Love, friends, family, sweet & steamy romance, and so much more, Jessica Lemmon is an auto-buy for me! Her Bad Boys are just sooo good!"—Erin Nicholas, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455566587
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
10/25/2016
Series:
Jessica Lemmon's Billionaire Bad Boys Series , #2
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
60,017
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she's not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.

Jessica is a social media junkie who loves to hear from readers. You can learn more at:

JessicaLemmon.com
Twitter @lemmony
Facebook.com/AuthorJessicaLemmon

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The Billionaire Next Door 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Abby_SweetheartReads 10 months ago
*ARC is received in exchange for an honest opinion* My Rating: ❤❤❤❤(4 Dimples Stars) The Billionaire Next Door is a fabulous read that will make you keeps turning the pages till the very last words. I mean, an irresistible Thor-alike Billionaire meets an adorable bartender with marketing background? Counts me in! I have always love Billionaire tropes because it is nice to imagined people that seems larger than life falls in love stupidly like the rest of us did and additionally it is such a great escapism. I particularly like how this story started with Rachel being a house sitter and dog carer at a luxurious hotel and accidentally met the Billionaire neighbor. I really like how the author portrayed the sexy hero in this book. Taggart Crane or Tag is a billionaire in hotel industry and he looks obscenely hot with his Thor/Viking alike physique, his ridiculously attractive long hair and he pretty much looks like a city lumberjack. Aside from his dashing looks, I love the way he is with Rachel, the way he respects her and I feels that his feeling toward he her is superbly believable. I am also liking how strong his relationship is with his family especially towards his brothers. Rachel Foster or Rachel is an adorable heroine and I really like her character. She is a bartender but at the same time she is temporarily house sitting and taking care of the owner's dog. The fact that she used to be in a corporate marketing intrigued me and I love that she is very talented and passionate in that field. I am also digging the way she seems to guard her feelings due to her past relationship and I enjoyed 'watching' Tag helps her deal with her issues. All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book because it is super duper awesome and I really love the romance between Tag and Rachel. I am definitely recommending The Billionaire Next Door to romance lovers who would love to devour a wonderful literary work that is really engaging and captivating.
Marie-Elizabeth 7 months ago
Jessica Lemmon's penchant for writing sweet, swoony, sexy-as-sin heroes is never more apparent than it is in her latest book, The Billionaire Next Door. Taggart -- Tag -- Crane has to be one of, if not the most endearing of Lemmon's book boyfriends. A free-spirited gentle giant with a heart bigger than his bank account, Tag Crane is as irresistible to Rachel Foster as he is to readers. While this book absolutely can stand alone, the tone of this book and temperament of these characters are different, lighter and more playful, than Lemmon's first installment in the series, The Billionaire Bachelor. Tag is far more laid back than Reese, and Rachel is timid in contrast to Merina, but Tag and Rachel challenge each other nonetheless; the crux of Tag and Rachel's conflict stems from her desire to exert her independence while he battles an overwhelming -- and unexpected -- drive to care and provide for her. And Lemmon's trademark humor and wit dance across the pages, giving life to these endearing, engaging, ebullient characters. The Billionaire Next Door certainly isn't skimping on the heat either. Whether they're cuddling in cold Chicago or seducing each other in the sand and surf in sunny Hawaii, Tag and Rachel's chemistry sizzles. The relationship Lemmon crafts between the two is enticing, exciting, and erotic in the best way possible. In fact, there's a shower scene so steamy that it will more than likely require readers to take a cold shower immediately after reading it. But more than that, the relationship that develops between Tag and Rachel is real, honest, heartfelt, and grounded in acts of love that are indicative of the foundation being laid. There's a real joy evident in the evolution of Tag and Rachel's romance. Lemmon again fills her fictional world with a colorful cast of secondary characters -- like Luc and Gena, who are unapologetically brash and irrevocably AWESOME -- and introduces Eli, the lost Crane brother and soon-to-be protagonist next in line for a happily ever after of his own. Tag has to be, hands down, one of my favorite book boyfriends; he's a paradox and a pleasure. The Billionaire Next Door is a fantastic installment in Lemmon's newest series, and I cannot wait to see more of Tag and Reese in Eli's book.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This is another good one in Jessica Lemmon's Billionaire series. I really enjoyed the banter between the two characters and watching their relationship grows. It won't disappoint!
LittleMissBookmark 7 months ago
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 *
Anlenhart1 9 months ago
Tag and Rachel are an unlikely couple that meet when she moves into his building. Rachel works as a bartender, after leaving a high pressure pr job, and is dog sitting while she is getting her life together. The great dane has separation anxiety, which leads to meeting her neighbor Tag, who owns the building. They get off to a bad start, but soon they are hooking up and realizing how much they have in common. Tag works as the head of restaurants and guest services for the his family owned hotel chain. Neither Tag or Rachel is looking for a relationship, but soon each is taking a larger role in the others lives. As Rachel's time in his building comes to an end, will their relationship survive? I thought this was a really well written book with a fun heroine, a sexy leading man, and an awesome dog. The storyline was realistic and I am really looking forward to the next book in the series. If your a fan of contemporary romance this is the book for you. I was given a free copy for an honest review.
Mommaleena 10 months ago
Simple Yet Impressive After Rachel's ex Shaun not only took credit for the work she'd done, but then stole the promotion she'd worked her rump off for, she quit the job she'd left the small town in Ohio for, but then dumped him. Now she's working as a bartender with her friend and roommate Bree, except now Bree has a new fiancé so she knows it's time to not only get some of her independence back, but learn to stand on her own two feet again. She gets some of her independence back when Oliver, one of her regular weekly customers asks her to stay in his penthouse to dog sit his Great Dane Adonis for a month while he has to travel for work. While there she meets Tag, the bad boy who lives on the next floor up. Who turns out to not only own the building, but be the youngest son to billionaire Alexander ‘Big’ Crane. Tag runs the restaurant side of Crane Hotels nationwide or “Guest and Restaurant Services,” as he describes it. Rachel thought of Tag as her long-haired, bearded neighbor, who closely resembles Tarzan, or maybe Thor instead. But he's a billionaire hotel magnate, he'd been intimidating physically, but now he's also monetarily intimidating, but oh so hot! Tag was sure Rachel liked him, but now he's not so sure. What's up with her, but maybe it's him? He's never been off kilter with any woman before, they always flock to him and although they only occupied his mind to a certain extent, he's never been one to fantasize, zone out, or lose sleep over any woman. But with Rachel he cannot shake the feeling of her fingers on his body, he just can't stop thinking about what her touch did to him, no other touch has ever been as welcome as hers had been. She has him so wrapped up, he doesn't know what to do and indecision isn't typically him. Usually if a woman gave the impression she didn't want to be around him or want him around he didn't care, he'd just walk away, there were plenty of women who wanted him. But he wanted the blonde, cute, dimple cheeked Rachel. She intrigued him, and he wasn’t going to give up or back away from what he wanted. She wouldn't be staying at Oliver's place much longer. So he came up with a plan to involve her in his bar-rehab project in Hawaii. Since she used to work for Winshop Luxury Hotels as their bar manager, who are one of Crane Hotels' major competitors. As well as currently bartending she had major in site for what was needed to help revamp the hotel bar, but it also gave him a chance to spend more time with her. What happens in Hawaii between Tag and Rachel? Does she stick with her plan of "just having fun", and come back to Chicago to start fresh, or do things become a permanent love story between them? You'll have to read THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR to find out. But it's worth the time to sit back and enjoy reading their spunky back and forth banter. Although this is Book 2 of the Billionaire Bad Boys series, it can be read as a standalone story, as I read it. I will however go back and read THE BILLIONAIRE BACHELOR (Book 1), just to read Reese's story! This is my first Jessica Lemmon book, but it won't be my last. I enjoyed her writing style and the heroine who stands up to the hot and sexy billionaire who thinks all women will just fall at their feet, awesome storyline! I received an ARC via Tasty Book Tours through NetGalley in exchange for a blog tour review. Due to sexual content this novel is recommended for readers 18 and older! FAVORITE PASSAGES ~ ~ then walked toward her. No,
RomanticReadsandSuch 10 months ago
I love LOVE love Tag and Rachel, individually and as a couple. Tag is a fun-loving and easy-going but with brains and depth to go with his hot body and gorgeous face. He may not be the most serious of the Cranes but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t care or put in the effort. He just has his own way of doing it. Meeting Rachel, who doesn’t know who he is and couldn’t care less once she finds out, throws him for a loop. None of his normal tricks work on her … and he soon finds he can’t get her out of his mind. It’s fun seeing him fall in love and struggle with it. Lots of things come easy, especially women, so it’s nice to see him thrown for once :) Rachel may be resisting getting involved again after a bad relationship, but Tag proves to be very hard to resist. It’s great seeing them get to know each other, banter and play, and then help the other with some of their issues. And watching her get her confidence back, thanks to Tag, is wonderful. My only issue is that I’m not sure why they let their situation get away from them. I kinda understand where they are coming from but it seems to have gotten bigger than it needed to. Maybe it’s just me (and it’s the climactic trouble so I’m not going to give more away) but they had done so well for most of the book and then I’m a little lost at the end. Overall, though, it didn’t keep me from enjoying seeing Tag and Rachel get their happy ending … and now I’m anxious to see what happens with the next Crane. I have a feeling this one could get my heart in a twist. (Honest review given voluntarily for this ARC)
BuckeyeAngel 10 months ago
Rachel had to tell her parents she had resigned from her marketing job at the design firm when Shaun took credit for her work. She also moved out of their apartment and took a job as a at the Andromeda Club. Rachel had been with Shaun two years . Rachel had a regular at the bar named Oliver he always ate the same sandwich every week and had a soda he never drank alcohol. Rachel was going to to take care of Oliver’s apartment and his Great Dane- Adonis while Oliver went to Japan for a month. One night Oliver and Rachel got talking while he had his sandwich and she mentioned how her roommate wasn’t working out and she needed to find a new place to live. Bree was Rachel's roommate and coworker and they really liked each other they problem was Bree was newly engaged and her fiance moved in and three's a crowd. Oliver lived in a very upscale apartment and Rachel felt she was living in luxury for the month. Tags older brother was Reese and he was the CEO for Crane Hotels and neither man was was fond of their board of directors. Tag’s baby was Guest and Restaurant Services. Tag liked doing things his way which consisted of mainly two things his gut and people. Tags ;lifestyle consisted of freedom and flexibility and he traveled a lot so Tag went out with women but didn’t do relationships but stopped seeing the women in such a way that the still liked Tag after they stopped seeing each other. Tag was trying to do some work at home as that is where he usually worked and Adonis was really making a ruckus. Tag went down to Oliver’s apartment but no one answered his knocking. The next morning he went to talk to Oliver and Rachel answered the door obviously just woke up. Then Rachel took Tag for the dog walker and then Tag let her know he wasn't the dog walker but a neighbor who worked from home.Then Adonis tugged his leash and Rachel went right up against Tag. Then Tag waited down in the lobby when Rachel came down to tag Adonis for his walk. And she totally enhanced Tag as he also felt a sharp stab of attraction to Tag also knew Rachel was attracted to him but she was fighting the attraction. Tag’s best friend was Lucas and was surprised how Tag was intrigued by Rachel. Tag and Lucas had met in HS and had been friends almost twelve years. Next day Tag showed up with a bag full of things for dogs and a book on dogs but her figured Adonis didn’t know Rachel that well and missed Oliver. Rachel was afraid of her attraction to Tag as Shaun had told her she was frigid and and not good at sex. This was a very good easy read even if you can pretty much figure out what is going to happen. But that is okay there are a few small twists to it also. But it was a very good romance and I enjoyed it. I loved how Rachel had to find her real self again and Tag had to learn some hard truths about himself. I also liked how the two brother s - Reese and Tag- are there for there injured brother and determined to pull Eli through a very hard time. I loved the plot and characters. I also really enjoyed the ins and outs of this story. I recommend.
JensReadingObsession 10 months ago
I've been looking forward to Tag's story since I met him in the last book, and I was not disappointed! He is sexy, smart, kind, fun and I loved that he was patient with Rachel and always showed her how much he wanted her. Rachel's ex did a number on her, but she really grew into her own with Tag's encouragement. Great chemistry between them and Tag's grand gesture knocked it out of the ballpark for me. I think I might have enjoyed this one more than the first book. Eli's book is next and I have a feeling he's going to be my favorite! 4.5 stars I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
alterlisa 10 months ago
This was an absolutely adorable book that I read pretty much in one sitting. I loved the independent, hard working Rachel and boy do sparks fly between her and Tag. I too had a dog that had separation anxiety so can relate to both Tag's and Adonis's actions. This story is full of humor and frequently had me snorting with laughter. Lemmon's did a great job with pulling me into this story and and can't believe what a quick read it was even though it was actually almost 400 pages long. I've had an overload of "billionaire" books recently but despite this overload thoroughly enjoyed this romantic romp. Definitely reading the rest of the books in this series!
sharonrCA 10 months ago
**ARC received by the author for an honest review** This is only my second book by Jessica Lemmon and I totally loved it.This book easily stands alone but the first book is just as terrific but with a very different storyline and characters. This story features Tag Crane. The baby brother in the family and he is the fun loving, sweet, player guy. He meets the heroine where he lives as she is housesitting for a neighbor. Rachel is very sweet, naive and she is very aware Tag is a PLAYER. Her heart has just been broken by a mean ex who didn't just cheat on her but stole her promotion and got her fired. Now she is bartending and housesitting while saving enough for her own place. Meanwhile Tag who handles the bars from his families hotel business has a major crush on Rachel who always runs away from him. I loved watching him chase Rachel and I loved Rachel, how she liked Tag alot too but he totally freaked her out but in a good way.
BehindClosedDoorsBookRev 10 months ago
Overall - 4/5 Amount of Sex - 3.5/5 How Explicit - 3/5 Romance - 4/5 The Billionaire Next Door is the second book in the Billionaire Bad Boy series by Jessica Lemmon. I loved the first book in this series and was looking forward to reading Tag’s story as he looks like a sexy, free - spirited playboy. Tag only dates women for a short time as he seems to be allergic to commitment, as most of the Crane brothers are. So, when Tag meets Rachel in his apartment building, he pursues her even though she is hesitant. The spark is there for both Tag and Rachel, but she has been hurt by an ex-boyfriend. Tag becomes persistent and asks her to consult on a project he is working on and flies her to Hawaii. Can she resist Tag and their feelings for each other any longer? The Billionaire Next Door can be read as a standalone, but I recommend starting with the first book, The Billionaire Bachelor as many characters from the first book are in the second. ** Voluntarily reviewed from an advanced copy **
jeanniezelos 10 months ago
I Recommend This Book             Yes Review Last updated on 16 Sep 2016 The Billionaire Next Door,  Jessica Lemmon Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: Romance. My second Jessica Lemmon read, like the previous one I enjoyed its a fun read, light, happy, no deep, dark dramas, no tears and heartbreak, sometimes that's just the kind of book I’m in the mood for, one to relax and enjoy, not rack my brains putting together plots, working out who fits where. One thing I have to say – towards the end Tag’s brother comes in, injured in Afghanistan. As an amputee I can say that part was very, very real. I had many of those feelings Eli has, frustration, despair, anger. The phantom pains, sadly very real,like pins and needles but in a body part no longer there so you can’t rub it, try to restore circulation. Its a weird feeling, and along with pain from where the nerves are cut can be very distressing. If you can imagine having an electric shock run through the remaining limb every 10-20 seconds, for hours at a time and no pain relief seems to stop them you’ve got the idea of never pain. Fortunately it doesn't happen too often now. So we’ve Rachel, cheated on by her ex, she’s now lost her home and job too and is bartending and sharing with a friend while she picks up her life. I like Rachel, she’s determined to be self reliant, and is a hard worker, not a moan-and-wail-poor-me type of lady. At her bartending job one of the regulars offers her his home for a month so long as she dog sits Adonis, his Great Dane. He’s got to travel unexpectedly and his regular dog sitter can’t do it. It brings her into the sphere of the delicious Tag, who owns the building and lives in the penthouse above. Tag’s gorgeous, middle son of the wealthy Crane family, he’s made his own way, made his own money and since his fathers retirement he works with his older brother running the Crane hotels. He loves his job, travelling, enjoying life, picking up and loving ladies, and leaving them with a smile when he looks to be turning anywhere close to serious. He’s a great guy and all that works for him, and he can’t understand why people like his brother and his best friend Lucas want to settle with one person  – that doesn’t sound good to him, Not At All! Then he and Rachel meet, she’s a little intimidated by him, tattooed man mountain, bearded, mane of hair right down his back. she’s no idea who he is, but sees Playboy written all over him and after her ex she’s staying far away. Tag won’t let her though, he’s entranced by her, loves that she doesn’t know who he is, doesn’t have expectations and demands as the ladies he meets usually do, and he’s determined they’ll get closer – much closer. Of course he gets his way, and slowly Rachel opens out.... That's fun, and there’s some really sensual, scorching scenes, well written, fit the story perfectly, and when every other romance seems determines that Sex Sells, and we’re inundated with scenes that are thrown it for that purpose, rather than fitting the story, its a welcome change to find ones that are a treat to read. Then of course just when its going well it isn’t. having brought Rachel out of her shell Tag starts having a few problems.....well, the love them and leave them smiling playboy can't change overnight can he? There’s no cheating, I don’t mean that, but Tag wonders just what he’s doing, where he’s going and why things need to change....but something happens that m
Dalitza 10 months ago
Delightfully sweet, sexy and entertaining as all get out. On a regular day it’s easier to confuse Taggart Crane with the dog walker than to accuse him of being a billionaire executive. As the person in charge of the Guest and Restaurant services Tag’s job does involve lots of traveling and parties, but when he’s trying to concentrate on a way to reduce losses while his neighbor’s dog won’t stop barking Tag decides to take matters into his own hands never expecting to find an even bigger distraction, a gorgeous blond who doesn’t want his money or care about his almost royalty like status. Living in the big city was Rachel Foster’s dream, but after a bad break up forces her to leave her marketing position and take on a bartending job it seems like she might have to go back home. Until a dog sitting job opens up an opportunity of a lifetime, to help out in the bar redesign at Crane Hotels alongside of the ridiculously handsome and consummate bachelor Tag Crane who makes her feel sexy and sure of herself, a complete contrast to the way her ex made her feel always insecure. But is it enough for her to risk her heart to when the player starts to pursue her? There’s no way the image of a fun loving, sexy Tarzan-Thor-esque billionaire won’t get you fired up, but there was a lot more to like about this sweet and sexy lighthearted read. I really liked Rachel and Tag’s meet cute, it set the mood for the entire book. Tag runs down to see what’s wrong with his neighbor’s dog, and because of his lumbersexual vibe Rachel mistakes him for the dog walker. It takes a bit for them to know their real identities, but one thing is for sure, the attraction is unmistakable. Neither is looking for anything more and a fun while it lasts sort of friendship and as they get to know each other we find out about Rachel’s borderline abusive ex-boyfriend who made her doubt herself and feel less than and we get to see Tag being sweet, thoughtful, considerate and patient with her. Even though Rachel does have some insecurities, she’s smart and set on keeping her independence. The playful push and pull pacing between them felt right. As feelings develop they realize that being together is better than being apart but that means having to face their fears, and I liked that even though the book does have a happy ending it’s perfect for them without it feeling over the top. And for those of you wondering about the steam, Lemmon rights sexy like nobody’s business. The friendship between Rachel and he bestie was really great and it was a kick to see Tag mixing it up with his best friend or his brother Reese (from book #1 in the series), both of which made Tag the butt of their couples jokes. I also liked getting to know the elusive Eli who’s book is up next. Billionaire Bachelor is the second book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series by Jessica Lemmon. It is a standalone, full-length, contemporary romance with lots of sexiness, witty banter and sweet loving moments. Told from both points of view, with a happy ending.
Beardough 10 months ago
I really loved Tag and Rachel's love story. On their own they are each a fun character to read. Put them together and it is even better. Loved all of their interactions. Adding a great dane named Adonis doesnt hurt either. This is my favorite book now. P.S I want Adonis. I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review.
ButtonsMom2003 10 months ago
Tag is not your average billionaire. I absolutely loved The Billionaire Bachelor (the first book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series) but The Billionaire Next Door didn’t grab me in quite the same way. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it a lot but it just didn’t affect my emotions the same way The Billionaire Bachelor did. Tag is a different sort of hero. He has long hair and dresses very casually. When our heroine, Rachel, first meets him she thinks he’s the dog walker who’s come to walk Adonis, the dog she is taking care of for a month. Rachel has been hurt badly by her ex. He took credit for her work and then got the promotion that should have been hers. She is not looking for another serious relationship. Tag isn’t really a love ‘em and leave ‘em guy; every one of his previous girl-friends is still his friend; no one can seem to stay mad at him. The relationship between Tag and Rachel develops slowly which is good for readers who don’t like insta-love type stories. I can’t find any fault with the writing of this story; the dialogue was witty and engaging. I really can’t put my finger on the reason that I wasn’t more captivated by it. One of the best parts for me was meeting Eli, the third Crane brother. I won’t give away any details but I’m betting that his story will push all of my emotional hot buttons and I can’t wait to read it. ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley but this did not influence my opinion or rating of the book. Review will be posted to Xtreme-Delusions dot com on or after release day.
mamalovestoread22 10 months ago
Seeing his friends and family find their happily ever afters and permanently tying themselves to one person for the rest of their lives has Tag Crane appreciating his single playboy status even more. He can't seem to find the appeal of it, the mere thought of him experiencing it has him wanting to run, it would totally cramp his nomadic lifestyle and he isn't having that! That is until he meets the beautiful new girl staying in his building, from the moment they meet there is a magnetic pull between them that he has never experienced before, and it seems to be something he's not going to be able walk away from either. The problem is she doesn't want anything to do with him, and nothing drives a man like Tag crazy like a woman he can't have!!! It was suppose to be a simple dog sitting job, and a free stay in a fancy apartment for a month while her "regular" customer is away on business, but then Mr. Sexy had to crash into her world and turn it upside down. Meeting a man wasn't part of the plan, especially a man like Tag Crane, he has trouble written all over him and Rachel is certain her heart isn't strong enough for another devastating heart break. But no matter how many times she sends Mr. Sexy the "not interested" vibe he just doesn't seem to take the hint, and keeps coming back for more... Once again Ms. Lemmon has brought her "A" game, Tag and Rachel's story completely captivated my attention from the get-go and had me craving more... and I am happy to report what I found left me completely satisfied!! Their story was packed with seductive one liners that had me swooning, heated witty banter that had me giggling out loud, and a touching story line that left an indelible impression on my heart!! If you like your stories a little on the naughty side and equipped with smooth talking alpha sure to rob you of your heart, (and your good sense) then I HIGHLY recommend you meet the men of the Billionaire Bad Boys Series!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
Debby43 10 months ago
Who doesn't love Tarzan always swinging in to save Jane? Who doesn't understand that maybe Jane wants to stand on her own two feet. So both of them are a little stubborn... That explains Tag and Rachel's relationship ;) I of course will list the fantastic parts of this book with no spoilers, because honestly you will want to read this one front to back in one sitting and then re-read it instantly. ...: Let's start off with the yummy delicious Tag Crane.. *sigh* I really thought Jessica Lemmon couldn't beat Reese's character. I was wrong I have a feeling I'm going to have three new book boyfriends by the time this is over. Tag is the ultimate man, he has the long hair, the beard, and the eight pack. (Brock O'Hurn was her inspiration ladies!! ) Tag is guarding his heart from love, and he’s always been a ladies man. I adore how he is attracted to Rachel but is so confused because she doesn’t throw herself at him, and his charms. Tag is way more laid back than Reese was to the point where the board doesn’t seem to take him seriously. I loved his passion for his job and family. The brotherly love he has for Eli and Reese is great! It was very interesting to see his dynamic between his best friend Luc and Luc’s family. (I almost kind of want a novella of Luc’s fall for his wife) Tag seems to throw all his best game at Rachel and she just keeps him at arms length. Then he realizes she’s more than great looks and a great personality. She is a very passionate person, whether it's for work or her best friend. Tag doesn't know what to do with the fact that he is falling head over heels for Rachel, he keeps offering to help her, but can he offer her the thing she wants most? His heart.. ...: Rachel while seeming just your average girl is very complex. She is getting out of a bad relationship where she not only lost her heart, she also lost her job. Now she is bar-tending and dog sitting for a friend. While she is dog sitting she happens to run into Tag, and both have the wrong impression of each other. Rachel is working her butt off to move out of her current apartment so her best friend and boyfriend can have it all to themselves. She thinks by taking this dog sitting job that it will help her with a deposit on a new apartment. Rachel is unbelievably smart, she is loyal, and very hard working. She see's Tag for what he portrays to everyone, a laid back player. When Rachel finally lets herself go with Tag she starts to see a new side to him. He's kind, compassionate, and driven. I loved Rachel's relationship with her best friend. They are ideal best friends, nothing held back between each other. Rachel is afraid of being hurt again she doesn't think that her heart can handle it. So when Tag doesn't take the necessary steps, she may cut her losses and run early... if he lets her. I have to say it's another winner for the Billionaire Bad Boys, I am so unbelievably excited for the next book with Eli. The dog that Rachel watched Adonis was amazing I could see him so vividly in my mind! I almost hope in Eli's book that Rachel and Tag adopt a dog because that would be adorable. The characters were so amazing in this book, I actually felt like I was in Hawaii when they were. I could picture the sand between my toes and the coffee on the beach! Jessica Lemmon is an amazing author her books come to life when you read them. Prepare to swoon over the most recent Billionaire Bad Boy.
syeager 10 months ago
Let me stop everything else I was doing, and read the next Lemmon book. Tag is a mountain of a man, who lives life to the fullest but takes care not build up the women he dates hopes. Rachel has been having a tough year, she lost her job, due to her cheating scumbag of an ex boyfriend taking credit for her work. She is trying to find her place in the big city, all on her own. When she lands side gig dog sitting, she crashes into Tag and the rest is history. Lots of passion, humor, and random dog barking, in this romance.
Lashea677 10 months ago
The best description for Tag would be "Gentle Giant". He not only was large in stature but his capacity for love was a driving force behind his identity. Ms. Lemmon dropped clues to his heart with his devotion to the family business and his drive to make his mark by finding success in his division. His tenderness to a woman with hang ups about sex and trust. The care he took of a dog in distress. His interactions with the people he cared for and his propensity to never give up. It was obvious that this man was a nurturer with more than just a large pocket book to offer. So why was he the last to realize how special he really was? That was a trait that he and Rachel shared in common. The moment he started calling her "Dimples", I was a goner. The Billionaire Next Door is a sensual delight that makes for a enticing romance a reader can really sink there teeth into.