Brief Book Summary Courtesy of Forever-Grand Central Publishing
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 . . .
This is the third book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series and the second that I have read of Jessica Lemmon's. After reading "The Billionaire Bachelor" I was hooked with the series and ready to read the rest. So when I had the opportunity to read this new book I jumped at the chance. Jessica did a great job of creating well developed main characters whose pasts helped shaped the story from the very first chapter all the way to the end. In particular for the characters I really enjoyed seeing how Jessica developed Isabella Sawyer as a strong willed woman who could hold her own both in a mans and women's world. It is always cool to me to see strong female leads in stories that I read because it shows to women of all age groups that you can be strong with and without a man.
In addition to the characters she also did a great job of setting the scenes in the book. She did a great job of being descriptive enough for the readers to be able to imagine being in the location but does not go over board where it makes the story drag on. Another aspect that I liked in both this book and Jessica's first book in the series that I read was how she incorporated humor. It was humor that was written in very well to the story and made sense in the parts that she put it in.
Lastly, it was interesting to see how Jessica incorporated Eli's injury into the story and how his attitude truly changed from the start of the book to the end. It was written very realistic and truthful on how it would take someone injured time to get accustom to not only their family but a woman.
Can't wait to read more books by Jessica.