New Release – The Billionaire Next Door (Billionaire Bad Boys, #2) by Jessica Lemmon

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Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Author: Jessica Lemmon

Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #2

Publisher: Forever

Available Formats: eBook | Paperback | Audiobook

Available At: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Release Date: October 25, 2016

~Synopsis~

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…

~Excerpt~

“YEAH WELL, I don’t care what they say. I’m going to make the profits sing.” Tag stood from the desk. “Acceptable loss doesn’t factor in to my plans for Crane Hotels.”

Reese’s lips curved into an almost proud expression reminiscent of their father. Tag pulled in a breath and stood straighter.

Over the years since Reese had been clamoring for CEO, Tag was content to run Guest and Restaurant Services. He’d risen in the ranks by paying attention and talking to everyone who worked for him. He’d learned how to invest his inheritance, part of which he’d retained since he hadn’t blown it on a college degree.

Tag was self-made, self-confident, and self-aware. He worked for Crane not because he needed to, but because it was his purpose. He had a part to play in preserving their family’s legacy, and in no way took the task lightly.

“I’m doing things my way,” Tag stated. “This”—he held up the report, then dropped it into the wastebasket by the door—“is bullshit.”

Reese followed him to the door and flipped off the light. They walked silently through the hall and out into the reception area where Reese’s secretary, Bobbie, was typing, her fingers flying over the keyboard.

“Look forward to hearing more.” Reese slapped Tag’s shoulder. “Don’t let ’em get to you.”

That gave Tag pause. Reese was almost laid back since he’d been married to Merina, which wasn’t easy to get used to.
“Thanks, bro.”

Reese vanished into his office, where he could be found most of the time. The Cranes—their father, Alex; Reese; Tag; and Eli, who was currently overseas serving in the Marines—were in this battle together. Tag liked everything about that. The way he could count on his family to be on his side, and the way he’d rise to any challenge they set forth. The Cranes would never bail on each other.

He waved to Bobbie, who acknowledged him with a brief nod, then he collected his coat and scarf from the coat rack next to the elevator.

He rode down to the lobby and strolled through a sea of white leather and past shining windows. Gorgeous as the Chicago home base for Crane Hotels was, Tag preferred his home office, where he could focus on something other than the purring of the receptionist’s phone and the pompous chatter of the suits occasionally prowling the floors. When he wasn’t there, he was visiting one of the hotels to oversee a grand opening or cut the ribbon on a new restaurant.

The Windy City was living up to her name today, the cold slapping him in the face as he strode out onto the sidewalk. He pulled up his collar and plunged his hands into his black coat’s pockets, welcoming the chilly bite of February.

Crane Tower stood exactly three blocks west of the Crane, and was Tag’s proudest accomplishment. His brother may own a mansion, but Tag had purchased an entire damn building. He’d bought it from his father quietly so as not to draw too much attention to the sale a year ago. His penthouse was at the top floor, forty-nine, and overlooked a sea of buildings. He liked the vantage point. He loved being on top. Ask any of his past girlfriends.

Well, dates. Girlfriends was a strong word.

Crane Tower’s doorman, a middle-aged guy whose name Tag did not remember, pulled open the door as Tag was angling to walk inside. The respite from wind was brief though, blowing his hair over his face and temporarily blotting out the vision of a woman exiting the luxury apartment building.

He swept his hair behind his ear and stopped dead in his tracks.

She was blond.

Petite, which put her at least a foot shorter than his almost six-and-a-half feet tall, and wearing high-heeled, knee-high boots that met the edge of a long dark coat, belted at the waist. The wind chose that moment to bless him, parting her coat and revealing gray leggings beneath a super short black skirt. She closed the coat over her like Marilyn Monroe trying to push down her dress and then she caught him looking.
And looked back.

Shiny lips. Thick, black lashes. Cute nose.

A pair of black leather gloves rose to tug a few stray hairs from her sticky lip gloss, and Tag felt a definite stir of interest in his pressed-for-work pants.

Then she was gone, hoofing it to a car waiting at the curb. He watched the maroon sedan pull away, a woman in the driver’s seat, and blinked as the taillights dwindled in the distance. Then he turned for the door again.

“Mr. Crane,” the doorman greeted.

“Hey…uh. Man.” He should know this guy’s name. “Who was that?”

A brief look of panic colored the other man’s features like he might be fired for not knowing. “I don’t know, sir. Would you like me to find out?”

Tag looked in the direction where the car had vanished, thinking for a second.

“No,” he decided. He liked not knowing. Liked the idea of running into the blonde by chance. Maybe in the gym or the lobby.

Or the elevator.

Yeah, he’d rather stumble across her. Preferably into her.

“Thanks.” He nodded to the doorman and strode in, stepping onto the elevator a few minutes later. On the ride up, he realized he was leaning in the corner, smiling like a dope, the bar upgrade issue and the frustration of the board the furthest thing from his mind.

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I honestly can’t wait to finally read Tag and Rachel’s story in The Billionaire Next Door! My paperback copy should arrive in the mail later this week, so I’m looking forward to that. If you haven’t checked out the Billionaire Bad Boys, or any other series by Jessica Lemmon, I highly encourage you to do so. They’re AMAZING! :)

Read Tag’s older brother Reese’s story in The Billionaire Bachelor…

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Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Author: Jessica Lemmon

Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #1

Publisher: Forever 

Available Formats: eBook | Paperback | Audiobook

Available At: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Release Date: June 28, 2016

~Synopsis~

Indecent Proposal

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 . . .

Pre-order Eli Crane’s story in The Bastard Billionaire…

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Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Author: Jessica Lemmon

Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #3

Publisher: Forever

Available Formats: eBook | Paperback | Audiobook

Available for Pre-order At: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Release Date: February 28, 2017

~Synopsis~

Beauty and the Beastly Billionaire . . .
Eli Crane is one tough bastard. After an explosion left him injured and honorably discharged from the Marines, all he wants is to be left alone. Yet his brothers insist he take a greater role in the family business. They’ve hired him ten personal assistants-and Eli sent each one packing as fast as possible. But when beautiful number eleven walks through the door, Eli will do anything to make her stay.
Isabella Sawyer’s employment agency can’t afford to lose Eli Crane’s business. Her plan: to personally take on the role of his PA, and secure her reputation with the wealthy elite in Chicago. But this beauty and her hot billionaire bad boy soon find themselves mixing business with pleasure in the most delicious ways. And passionate, stubborn Isabella won’t rest until she tames this wicked beast . . . 

 ~About the Author~

Jessica Lemmon

Jessica Lemmon

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.

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