THE BASTARD BILLIONAIRE
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys, #3
By Jessica Lemmon
Interview with Jessica Lemmon:
Crystal: Today I am honored to host Jessica Lemmon. Welcome Jessica! I'm so excited that you are here today. When you are not busy writing wonderful stories to keep us lucky readers entertained, what do you like to do? Do you have a hobby?
Jessica: That’s so sweet! Thank you for that—I do love to write stories. I enjoy reading romance novels, drawing (I’m a cartoonist by hobby), hanging at home with my husband and dog, and enjoying a good cup of coffee or a glass of fine wine with a friend.
Crystal: Do you have a favorite snack that like to munch on while writing? If so would you mind sharing what it is with us?
Jessica: Potato chips, trail mix—usually something salty. But the “snack” you can find most often at my desk is a cup of hot coffee.
Crystal: What are you currently working on?
Jessica: I’m currently writing the first draft for ARM CANDY, which is the second book in a new series I’m writing for Loveswept. The series name is REAL LOVE and the titles are Eye Candy, Arm Candy, and Man Candy.
Crystal: Who are some of your favorite authors that you like to read?
Jessica: Maisey Yates, Lauren Layne, Lori Foster, and Kate Meader to name a few. Lauren Blakely and Rachel Van Dyken are fantastic. You can’t go wrong with Jill Shalvis and oh! Kristen Ashley… I could go on and on.
Crystal: Where did you come up with the idea for either your current release or your current WIP?
***WARNING SPOILER ALERT***
***READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!***
Okay, here we go… The Bastard Billionaire was born a long time ago when I saw a Michael Stokes photo of a war veteran with one leg. Then I read a magazine article about amputees. By the time I was tasked with creating a third ex-Marine brother for the Billionaire Bad Boys, I felt ready to take on the challenging job of creating a multi-faceted, layered hero with a huge chip on his shoulder. Eli Crane was born.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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 . . .
On Sale: February 28, 2017
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook: $6.99 USD
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Standing, she smoothed her hands down her pants and flipped her hair. She had planned to quietly finish her work and leave without seeing him again. No such luck. And no hiding that she was heading his way when her heels clicked along the concrete floor.
The kiss had happened. The button incident had happened. There was no taking it back. Regardless of how either of them felt about it, she was going to continue working here. So. She would deal with the here and now.
Since the sun was shining, Eli’s lair was welcome instead of foreboding. No fire cracked in the hearth today. Also unlike his usual, he wasn’t at his desk. He was at the printer.
“This yours?” He offered a sheet of paper.
“Yes.” She couldn’t keep from explaining. “Pressed the Print button by accident.”
“Mi printer es su printer.”
Isa accepted the document and Eli sank his hands into his jeans pockets, his forearms flexing with the movement.
“I shouldn’t—” they said at the same time.
He pursed his lips and she looked at her shoes. “Go ahead.” She was going to say, I wasn’t offended when you kissed me, but now that she’d had a millisecond to think it through, maybe she should pretend the kiss hadn’t happened. Which was . . . impossible. Standing this close to him, it’s all she could think about.
“I shouldn’t have ruined your shirt,” he said.
“I dared you to.”
“Why?” His eyebrows compressed along with his lips.
“Because you have accepted the role of beast, but I don’t believe that’s who you are.” She let her gaze linger on his face before tracking down his body. “And because I like a challenge.”
“Do you?” He took a wide step toward her.
She matched his move and took one step closer to him. “Yes. I don’t wilt easily.”
He threaded her hair between his fingers, a look of longing and hurt mingling in his eyes. “I was about to lie and say I shouldn’t have kissed you.”
Shivers climbed her spine as she remembered how firm his lips felt against hers. “Maybe . . . you shouldn’t have stopped.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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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