Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #2
Published by Forever
Publication Date: October 25th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
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 . . .
I wasn’t sure that Tag Crane would live up to his big brother Reese, but Ms. Lemmon has outdone herself with THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR. Tag is the sweetest and most adorable man and is living proof that you can’t judge a book by its cover.
Tag plays just as hard as he works. He enjoys his bachelor lifestyle and the constant travel that comes with his job. A relationship is not on his list of things to achieve but his attractive neighbor has become much more than a temporary distraction and he finds that a smart and savvy mind resides in the knock out body he can’t get enough of, plus she’s really big on her independence.
The life Rachel Foster dreamed for herself when she life the small Ohio town she grew up in for the bright lights of Chicago has hit some skids and she’s had to make do with bar-tending and dog-sitting to make ends meet, but at least her temporary residence is swanky and upscale until she can find something more suited to her minuscule budget. One of the perks of her new abode: the sexy neighbor upstairs and she’s going to enjoy their time together with no regrets when it ends, because it always ends.
THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR was a delightful read. It’s exciting and sexy, the dialogue is entertaining and fun and the chemistry between Tag and Rachel is both hot and sweet. I love a man in a suit, but even better, I love a man with a generous heart and Tag just stole my heart with how caring and thoughtful he was.
Rachel is smart and determined and I loved that she wasn’t bowled over by Tag’s bank balance, but held out for the one thing that mattered: his heart. I love that she was independent and invested in achieving success her own way, not waiting for Tag’s influence to propel her to where she wanted to go. Even though she had been burned by her break up with her ex and lost confidence in herself, Tag gave her back her confidence in her sexuality and her abilities and that was one more reason to love him.
I really enjoyed both Rachel and Tag as well as catching up with Reese and Merina. Even more, I enjoyed the glimpse of the elusive Eli and if the preview we got is anything to go by, the next book promises to be explosive and I cannot wait. What else can I say except, go grab a copy of this book as quickly as you can because it’s worth it.
“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.”