Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Review of The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon
The most eligible bachelor and well known playboy Reese Crane is facing a roadblock on his road to becoming the CEO of Crane hotel. Unlike most problems he can not buy his way out of this one as the board of directors threatens to pass him up for CEO. The only thing that would convince them differently is if he settles down and find a wife. With limited time to spare before his dad retires Reese has to ask the one woman who just may turn his proposal down.
Merina Van Heusen will do anything to keep her parents hotel in the family, even if it means accepting a marriage proposal from the most arrogant, self absorbed bachelor in town. All she needs to do is marry him, stay married for six months, and keep their contract they arranged a secret. To Merina the plan doesn't seem too complicated if it means keeping the hotel. However, sparks start to fly between them and now their relationship may not be strictly professional anymore.
I received this copy from Netgalley and the Publisher, Forever in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. This is the third book of Jessica's that I have read and the first book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series. Jessica does a great job of presenting her readers with well developed and thought out characters. She gives you enough back story on them in the beginning of the book and through out the story so that you can understand why the characters act the way that they do. In addition to having well developed characters, Jessica also sets the scene well to match the story that she is writing for instance, she does a good job of describing the differences between Reese's, Crane Hotel and Merina's Van Heusen hotel. As a reader you really feel like you are experiencing this hotel as the characters are.
In addition to well developed characters and setting a great scene, Jessica also throws in a bit of humor and heartbreak at the right places in the book.l I think having both of those items made this book more than just a romance book. It was a book full of drama, romance and comedy all intertwined into one.
I can't wait to read the next story in this series.