The Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Final Score - 5 Stars!!!
***received ARC from Netgalley in exchange for honest review***
A solider who gave it all to his country, including his leg, who wouldn't be a grumpy ass after being discharged before his was read? A woman who is trying to provide the last and most elusive Crane Brother assistants who him promptly fires after raging at them before hand, and she's at the end of her rope!
Isabella wants to save her beloved business, which she battle her own family over, from being destroyed by the Grumpy Crane brother who's determined to send all her well placed assistants on the chopping block of unemployment.
All Eli wants to be left alone, family and business be damned. He's already sacrificed a leg for his country giving his service to it, he doesn't want to commit the rest of his life to a family business he's never felt anything other than obligation towards.
So, Isabella take it upon herself to make herself his newest, most agreeable, but not a pushover assistant. And the moment that Eli looks into her eyes ... the sparks start to fly. But, Isabella is a formidable woman. She's the perfect woman to go up against Eli's curmudgeon, bastard like attitude. I admired her feisty strength and disengaging charm. The two of them made sparks fly.
Their passion and chemistry left it's mark on the pages and made for quite an enjoyable romance. There is something so innately good about the two of them together. There was an instantaneous feeling of peace when they met that went so much farther than simple attraction/lust. The kinship and trust and they development is what true romance is made of.
I enjoyed this book so much more than the first two, maybe it was Eli's attitude and Isabella's never wavering strength, but it jumped started me back into reading as this book was personable, charming, and fun with mild angst laced throughout leaving me totally satisfied as a romance reader and feeling grateful for having the chance to fall for this series all over again.
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