Release Blitz: The Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon (Review + Guest Post + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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THE BASTARD BILLIONAIRE

Jessica Lemmon

Billionaire Bad Boys, #3

On Sale: February 28, 2017

Publisher: Forever

Mass Market: $7.99 USD

eBook: $6.99 USD

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Book Summary

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 . . .

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Our Top Reads for 2016

 

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Okay, so I’m a tad bit late for the bandwagon on this post, but it’s here and that’s what counts, right? 😀

I read a lot of books in 2016, some I loved, some I liked, and some I enjoyed but didn’t quite connect with as well as I would have liked. Today, I’m going to list my top reads for 2016, along with the links to my reviews for each book. Not all of these were published in 2016, but most were, and the ones that weren’t were books I read in 2016 or are part of a series that published a new book in 2016.

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Release Blitz: The Billionaire Next Door by Jessica Lemmon (Review + Q & A + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR

Jessica Lemmon

Billionaire Bad Boys, #2

On Sale: October 25, 2016

Publisher: Forever

Mass Market: $5.99 USD

eBook:  $5.99 USD

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Book Summary

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 . . .

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Release Blitz: The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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The Billionaire Bachelor

Author: Jessica Lemmon

Series: Billionaire Bad Boys

On Sale: June 28, 2016

Publisher: Forever

Formats: Mass Market & eBook

Price: $5.99 USD

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Book Summary

Manwhore. That’s what the board of directors—and the tabloids—thinks of billionaire bachelor Reese Crane. Ordinarily he couldn’t care less, but his playboy past is preventing the board from naming him CEO of Crane Hotels. Nothing—and no one—will keep him from his life’s legacy. They want a settled man to lead the company? Then that’s exactly what he’ll give them.

Merina Van Heusen will do anything to get her parents’ funky boutique hotel back—even marry cold-as-ice-but-sexy-as-hell Reese Crane. It’s a simple business contract—six months of marriage, absolute secrecy, and the Van Heusen is all hers again. But when sparks fly between them, their passion quickly moves from the boardroom to the bedroom. And soon Merina is living her worst nightmare: falling in love with her husband…

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7 Books To Read In June (Romance + Historical Fiction + YA)


June Reads


Are these 7 books on your reading radar for June?

They should be.

These seven books are by no means in any particular order, but each of them are on my reading radar for this month. If you’ve read them, or plan to read them, give a shout out in the comments below.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on them, as I’ll be reviewing each of these books this month.

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Book Talk Saturday: Book Haul Part Two

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Happy Saturday, readers! I’m back as promised to continue my book haul post from Sunday. This time I’ve got some recent ARC copies to talk about and some series I’ve loved and bought in print (already read the ARC or owned the e-book, or both).

I received some of these ARCs a few weeks back, but due to other commitments (prior books accepted, photo shoots and subsequent editing scheduled, etc), I haven’t been able to dive into them yet. My April was busy with senior photo shoots and editing and my May is busy with lots of photo editing going on as I just photographed a wedding last weekend, so I’m fitting in book reading in between all of that. Thankfully, things will slow back down for me toward the end of the month.

For now, here’s a few books I’ve received for review or purchased to read myself.


Print ARCs and Books Received

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The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn

I received an early copy of this YA book from Kensington for review and am so excited to read it now. My full review will be posted on the blog closer to it’s June 28th release date, but from the pages I’ve read thus far, my initial impression is that the book is fast-paced, well-written, intriguing, and engrossing. I loved Pintip Dunn’s debut book from Entangled Teen, Forget Tomorrow (currently up for a 2016 RWA Rita Award), so I’m over the moon to finish my read of The Darkest Lie.

Find it online at:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo


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Nookietown by V.C Chickering

I received a copy of this book from St. Martin’s Press for review. It’s very different from what I normally read, and not something I would’ve sought out on my own, but I’m looking forward to diving in and giving it a shot. From the few pages I peeked at, I thought it was intriguing, funny, and sure to be a lesson in be careful what you wish for. Look for my review of this one on the blog soon.

Find it online at:

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Primal Instinct by Tara Wyatt

Hot Cowboy Nights by Carolyn Brown

I received these books for review from Grand Central Publishing Forever and will be posting reviews of both books on their May 31st release date. Needless to say, I’m excited to read these and I can’t wait to share my thoughts on them.

Find Primal Instinct online at:

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Find Hot Cowboy Nights online at:

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A few Digital ARCs I’ve Received

*Click on the covers to go each book’s Goodreads page*

The Billionaire Bachelor (Billionaire Bad Boys #1) Too Hot to Handle (Romancing the Clarksons, #1) The Angel Wore Fangs (Deadly Angels, #7) Unbreak My Heart The Real Mrs. Price


Purchased Books

Jessica Lemmon Second Chance Series

Bringing Home the Bad Boy, Rescuing The Bad Boy, and A Bad Boy For Christmas

by Jessica Lemmon

I read and loved ARCs of Rescuing the Bad Boy and A Bad Boy For Christmas so I knew I wanted to own this series in print, and now I do.

Find Bringing Home The Bad Boy online at:

Goodreads |  Amazon | B & N

Find Rescuing the Bad Boy online at:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo

Find A Bad Boy for Christmas online at:

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Heart of the Rockies Series

No Better Man, Something Like Love, and More Than A Feeling

by Sara Richardson

This is another series I was lucky enough to read ARCs of and loved.  I bought them in print because I loved the series so much I wanted to own physical copies of them all. No Better Man is nominated for an 2016 RWA Rita Award, too.

Find No Better Man online at:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo

Find Something Like Love online at:

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Find More Than A Feeling online at:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N Kobo


New York's Finest Series

Frisk Me, Steal Me, and Cuff Me by Lauren Layne

I’ve talked a few times about these books and I bought them all in digital after reading the ARCs for review, but I also recently purchased them in print, too, because they are too good not to own physical copies of each one of them. One of my favorite series I’ve read in the past year for sure.

Find Frisk Me online at:

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Find Steal Me online at:

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Find Cuff Me online at:

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On Sale! Forgotten Promises by Jessica Lemmon

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Forgotten Promises

By: Jessica Lemmon

Released January 19th, 2016

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Book Summary

In an edgy, seductive novel hailed by Rachel Van Dyken as “unique and gripping,” Jessica Lemmon introduces the ultimate bad boy . . . and a love that crosses all boundaries.

Morgan Young had a perfect upbringing, and now she’s got a perfect boyfriend and a perfect future—until her twenty-first birthday changes everything. First Morgan finds out, in the most painful way possible, that her relationship is a sham. But that’s nothing compared to the nightmare about to unfold.

It’s too late for Tucker Noscalo. A brutal childhood left him with a bad reputation and a criminal record. Fresh out of jail, Tucker has a score to settle with Baybrook’s crooked chief of police—his own father. Nobody will believe Tucker’s explosive accusations without proof and a good lawyer, neither of which he has on his side. Until he sees someone he used to know, someone who just so happens to be the daughter of the best lawyer in the county.

He needs Morgan to convince her father of the ugly truth. But first he has to convince her, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get her to listen. Confronted by the story of Tucker’s dark past, Morgan feels utterly compelled to help him. And as their connection grows into a fierce bond fueled by raw passion, Morgan finds herself falling for the wrong guy—but never has the promise of love felt so right.

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Blog Tour: Return of the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon (Guest Post + Excerpt + Giveaway + Review)

It’s Monday morning in the U.S. and we’re back to kick off a busy blog tour/book review week with the fourth book in author Jessica Lemmon’s Second Chance series for Grand Central Publishing’s Forever Romance line…RETURN OF THE BAD BOY.

Have you ever wondered why women love bad boys? If so, we’ve got a fantastic guest post from Jessica Lemmon about that very topic. And if that isn’t enough, we’ve also got an excerpt and book teasers from RETURN OF THE BAD BOY, plus my personal thoughts on the book and a way for you to win print copies of the first three bad boys in the Second Chance series, Bringing Home the Bad Boy, Rescuing the Bad Boy, and A Bad Boy For Christmas.

Are YOU ready to meet Asher Knight?

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Return of the Bad Boy

Second Chance #4

Jessica Lemmon

416 Pages

Releasing 04/26/2016 


Publisher: Hachette Books | Grand Central | Imprint: Forever
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance


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Book Summary

He’s a mess…

Asher Knight has three constants in his life: music, beautiful women, and a bottle of Jack. He lives for the next gig, the next city, and dreams only of a life spent in front of an arena full of screaming fans. But Asher’s nomad ways come to a sudden stop when he learns he’s the father of a three-year-old from a past relationship and suddenly this rock star bad boy is forced to put down roots.

Only she can clean up

Gloria Shields is no one’s fool. Sure, the sexual chemistry between her and Asher has always been intense, but she’d never risk giving her heart to a man who has a perfect record for breaking them. Except the man desperate to make things right with his newfound son is nothing like the rock god she’s guarded her heart against for years. And it isn’t long before she starts to wonder if life with this bad boy might be the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

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Review: A Bad Boy For Christmas by Jessica Lemmon

A Bad Boy For Christmas

Second Chance

Book Three

Jessica Lemmon

416 Pages

Release Date: 09/29/2015


Publisher: Grand Central Publishing | Imprint: Forever
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance
Series: Second Chance


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Tis the Season to Be Naughty…

Connor McClain knows what he wants. And after four harrowing years in Afghanistan, that’s a quiet life in the lakeside town of Evergreen Cove. But coming home has land mines of its own-the most dangerous of them being long-legged bombshell Faith Garrett. Now getting her into his arms this holiday is going to require more than mistletoe . . .

With a cheating ex behind her, all Faith wants is a relaxing holiday free from man drama. And even though every moment with gorgeous Connor is a sweet temptation, Faith is determined not to give in. But Jack Frost has other plans, and soon Faith and Connor are snowbound in a winter wonderland with only the sparks flying between them to keep them warm. As one hot kiss leads to another, they’ll have to decide if they’re ready to give each other the best gift of all-love.

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Review: If You Dare by Jessica Lemmon

If You Dare

Jessica Lemmon

188 Pages

Release Date: 07/21/2015


Publisher: Entangled Publishing | Imprint: Lovestruck
Genre: Contemporary Romance | Series Romance


He’ll make her a bet she can’t refuse…

25819411Lily McIntire is in the creepiest mansion in town. Alone. At night. Because she’s an idiot-and can’t ignore a dare from her cocky and infuriatingly hot co-worker, Marcus Black. But she’ll be damned if she’s going to give him the satisfaction of winning.

Marcus has had a thing for Lily for ages, and he has no intention of losing this bet. His plan? Scare her out of the house, and into his arms. Once there, scaring her turns into protecting her and soon after, into seducing her. And his plan is working…

Lily is having trouble relegating Marcus to the role of “asshat” as easily as before. He came to her rescue, and he’s actually funny. Charming. Sexy as sin on a stick. But Lily has a strict no-love-in-the-workplace rule, and even one night of the best sex ever won’t make her change her mind. So she’s calling everything off…

Surviving a night in the mansion might just be the easy part. Surviving Marcus’s increasingly convincing advances is going to take everything she has. Losing is not an option…


NOTE: This title was previously published November 2013 on Flaunt as a novella but has been significantly revised and lots of yummy new scenes added to give readers a full-length category romance full of humor and sizzle.


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Blog Tour: Rescuing The Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon (Promo, Review, Excerpt, Giveaway)


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Author: Jessica Lemmon
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Page Count: 432 pages
Format: E-Arc
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Second Chance (Book #2)
Heat Level: Hot & Sizzling
Release Date: 5/26/2015


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For Donovan Pate, the lake town of Evergreen Cove is a minefield of tough memories—including the day he had to let go of Sofie Martin. Years later, he still can’t forget the taste of her lips and the feel of her killer curves. He knows he’s too damaged, that he should stay away for her own good. But what the head says and the heart wants are two very different things…

Seven years ago, Donovan broke Sofie’s heart. Now her career depends on playing nice in order to pull off the charity fundraiser of the decade. She vows to keep things professional…yet working by his side every day doesn’t make it easy to fight temptation, and it isn’t long before she finds herself falling for this bad boy all over again. But loving Donovan means helping him face his past–so they can fight for a future together.


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jessicalemmon_author photoA 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.

You can also find her here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads


Read on for an excerpt, review, details on where to find Rescuing the Bad Boy online, as well as a book spotlight for the first book in Jessica Lemmon’s Second Chance series, Bringing Home the Bad Boy, AND you will also find a tour-wide giveaway link where you can enter to win one of five autographed copies of Rescuing the Bad Boy.

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Book Releases: For the week of May 25th, 2015


RELEASING THIS WEEK!


Finally His Bride (Montana Born Brides #4)  The Hookup Hoax  Kissing Mr. Wrong  Just One Taste (Pine Mountain, #4.5)  The List (College of Charleston, #1)

Against the Tide (The Brodies of Alaska, #3)  When Darkness Ends (Guardians of Eternity, #12)  Sea Glass Sunrise (The Brides of Blueberry Cove, #1)  Rescuing the Bad Boy (Second Chance, #2)  No Better Man (Heart of the Rockies, #1)

Last of the Red-Hot Riders (Hells Outlaws, #2) A Deal with the Devil Under the Lights (Boys of Fall, #1) Brokedown Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #2) Rules of the Game (Stardust, Texas, #2)

Back to You All of Me (Love Between the Bases, #1)