Series: Billionaire Bad Boys, Book 1
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
**Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Indecent ProposalWhen I read the description of The Billionaire Bachelor, I thought been there, done that.... but the cover was HOT, and I have enjoyed all of the books I've read by Jessica Lemmon so I gave this one a shot. When I say I could not put this darn book down, I mean I could not put this book down. I loved every stuck-up, arrogant minute of it and I'm dying to get my hands on Tag's story.
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 . . .
Resse and Merina enter into a mutual business agreement to get married so that they can both secure their future. In their efforts to ensure that their relationship is believable, neither one expected to fall in love. While Reese's demons were extensive and they stemmed from all aspects of his life including early childhood, Merina was the calm in his emotional storm. She was able to look past the persona Reese presented to others and the media and see to the heart of the man. Merina saw all of the things Reese spent his life hiding from others.
Jessica Lemmon did an excellent job of taking a classic story and turning it into something spectacular. I think what made this book stand out the most to me was the depth that she put into the characters. Merina was a spitfire that took no mess from Reese and Reese respected Merina for her dedication and love she put into her family's business. It was such a fun read and I'm really looking forward to Tag's story. I'm giving this one 5 Sweltering Keys.