5 Loving Dimples and Tarzan stars!!
Who doesn’t love Tarzan always swinging in to save Jane? Who doesn’t understand that maybe Jane wants to stand on her own two feet. So both of them are a little stubborn… That explains Tag and Rachel’s relationship 😉 I of course will list the fantastic parts of this book with no spoilers, because honestly you will want to read this one front to back in one sitting and then re-read it instantly.
Let’s start off with the yummy delicious Tag Crane.. *sigh* I really thought Jessica Lemmon couldn’t beat Reese’s character. I was wrong I have a feeling I’m going to have three new book boyfriends by the time this is over. Tag is the ultimate man, he has the long hair, the beard, and the eight pack. (Brock O’Hurn was her inspiration ladies!! ) Tag is guarding his heart from love, and he’s always been a ladies man. I adore how he is attracted to Rachel but is so confused because she doesn’t throw herself at him, and his charms. Tag is way more laid back than Reese was to the point where the board doesn’t seem to take him seriously. I loved his passion for his job and family. The brotherly love he has for Eli and Reese is great! It was very interesting to see his dynamic between his best friend Luc and Luc’s family. (I almost kind of want a novella of Luc’s fall for his wife) Tag seems to throw all his best game at Rachel and she just keeps him at arms length. Then he realizes she’s more than great looks and a great personality. She is a very passionate person, whether it’s for work or her best friend. Tag doesn’t know what to do with the fact that he is falling head over heels for Rachel, he keeps offering to help her, but can he offer her the thing she wants most? His heart..
Rachel while seeming just your average girl is very complex. She is getting out of a bad relationship where she not only lost her heart, she also lost her job. Now she is bar-tending and dog sitting for a friend. While she is dog sitting she happens to run into Tag, and both have the wrong impression of each other. Rachel is working her butt off to move out of her current apartment so her best friend and boyfriend can have it all to themselves. She thinks by taking this dog sitting job that it will help her with a deposit on a new apartment. Rachel is unbelievably smart, she is loyal, and very hard working. She see’s Tag for what he portrays to everyone, a laid back player. When Rachel finally lets herself go with Tag she starts to see a new side to him. He’s kind, compassionate, and driven. I loved Rachel’s relationship with her best friend. They are ideal best friends, nothing held back between each other. Rachel is afraid of being hurt again she doesn’t think that her heart can handle it. So when Tag doesn’t take the necessary steps, she may cut her losses and run early… if he lets her.
I have to say it’s another winner for the Billionaire Bad Boys, I am so unbelievably excited for the next book with Eli. The dog that Rachel watched Adonis was amazing I could see him so vividly in my mind! I almost hope in Eli’s book that Rachel and Tag adopt a dog because that would be adorable. The characters were so amazing in this book, I actually felt like I was in Hawaii when they were. I could picture the sand between my toes and the coffee on the beach! Jessica Lemmon is an amazing author her books come to life when you read them. Prepare to swoon over the most recent Billionaire Bad Boy.
Adonis in all his glory
Thank you to Forever Romance , Jessica Lemmon , and NetGalley for the advance reader copy in lieu of my honest review!
Top 5 funny lines from The Billionaire Next Door
by Jessica Lemmon
When I wrote Tag Crane’s story, I knew it was going to be clever. I mean, come on. The same guy who said to his oldest brother, Reese: “You look like you’re going to climb to the top of his building and start swiping at low-flying planes” in The Billionaire Bachelor had to have some great one-liners in his own story, right?
According to readers, YES. Reviews have hailed The Billionaire Next Door as “hilarious” and “laugh out loud funny.” Throw in smoking hot, emotionally charged, and you have the recipe for a Jessica Lemmon book. But don’t take it from me. Here are the top 5 funny lines from tBND.
Enjoy, and happy reading!
#5: On accusing his dad of being a terrible retiree because he won’t leave Tag alone about work…
“Stop being ridiculous. Go drink your Metamucil or something.” Rhona’s giggle punctuated the air and Tag added, “And take your Cialis.”
#4: This one is cheating a little because Lucas, Tag’s best friend says it, but it earned my number four spot because, well… I love Lucas!
“I figured you and Reese split Chicago singles right down the middle, but with him engaged”—Luc dipped his voice to add the word again—“that puts you in charge of sexually pleasing the remainder of Chicago’s females.”
Tag couldn’t help laughing. “You’re an ass.”
“With great power comes great responsibility, my friend.”
#3: Tag’s response when Rachel accuses him of not acting like a billionaire…
“You don’t act like a billionaire.” She arranged herself and rested against his solid chest.
“I take it you weren’t impressed with the whisking-you-away-to-Oahu-by-private-plane bit? Because I have to tell you, that’s my go-to move.”
#2: That one time Rachel accuses Tag of thinking she was a hooker…
His chuckle turned into a belly laugh and he had to put a hand on his stomach to catch his breath. “No, sweetheart, I thought you meant you were one of his regular girls. Girlfriends. Not that you curled his toes for money.”
#1: Rachel’s reaction upon learning Tag’s name…
“Tag,” he answered, letting go of her hand.
“Tag? As in you’re it?”
Tag as in Taggart, but he’d die before she found out he was named after his great-great-grandfather Crane. “Yeah. As in you’re it.”
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys, #2
On Sale: October 25, 2016
Mass Market: $5.99 USD
eBook: $5.99 USD
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 . . .
“Why is it you look like you’re thinking something sinister?” he asked, that eyebrow arcing higher. “And don’t lie to me, Dimples. I have a sixth sense.” She watched his slow smile, white teeth appearing as his trimmed beard parted. Her nether regions buzzed like she’d sat on a vibrating phone.
“I’m surprised . . .” she started, feeling daring. Must be the Kona coffee.
“Because I expected you to induct me into the Mile High Club by now. This is my first private flight.” She looked at him through her lashes, her coy smile in place.
Tag wore an all-out grin, which made her inordinately pleased. Where she was concerned, he wasn’t immune. And she liked that. A lot.
“Excuse me.” Smoothly, he shut his laptop, stood, and walked from cabin to cockpit.
Okay. That was interesting. She hadn’t expected him to leave. Maybe she didn’t have the same power over him as he had over her.
She turned to look out the window, but the nighttime landscape was nothing but blackness. She imagined a sea of clouds and blue skies once the sun rose, anticipating being someplace where the high was above freezing. She wondered what the temperature was on—
“Let’s go.” Her hand was snatched a moment later as Tag pulled her out of her seat and led her to the bedroom.
“Wait,” she said through her laughter as she hustled after him. “What are you doing?”
In the bedroom, he released her, closed the door, and whipped off his shirt. She gasped, her eyes eating up his tanned muscles and bulky arms.
“Making you a member.” He caught the back of her head in his hand and kissed her. She melted beneath his touch. She was hopelessly attracted to him. Just an absolute goner.
When she caught a breath of air, she said, “Where did you go?”
“Told the pilot to take the long way.”
“There’s a longer way to Hawaii?”
“There is now.”
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.