THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR by Jessica Lemmon Book. Review, interview and 5 ways to frustrate a billionaire

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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 . . .

 

THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR
Billionaire Bad Boys #2
Jessica Lemmon
Releasing Oct 25th, 2016
Forever
Can’t Buy Me Love
 
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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Top 5 Ways To Frustrate An Alpha Billionaire Bad Boy

 

In my new release The Billionaire Bachelor, our hero Tag Crane is having one heck of a time getting heroine Rachel Foster to comply. His tried-and-true tricks simply don’t *quite* break down this particular woman’s defenses. Which means Tag shrugs and wanders off to find a new woman to tempt, right…?

 

WRONG!

 

You know when an alpha guy finds The One, even if he doesn’t know she’s it for him yet, he digs in and tries, tries, and tries again. Which brings me to the Top 5 ways to frustrate an alpha!

 

Many of these Rachel does without even trying…

 

 

.5. Don’t let him pay your way. Alphas, especially rich ones, love to lavish gifts upon the object of their affection. If you want to frustrate him right down to his expensive shoes, insist on buying your own dinner. In Tag’s case, he won this battle, but it didn’t stop Rachel from arguing. Points: 1

 

.4. Insist on working. Tag invites Rachel to Hawaii under the guise of consulting on his latest bar upgrade for a Crane hotel on Oahu. But when he gets her there he decides he’d rather play than work… Rachel makes sure she puts in her hours whether he likes it or not. Points: 2… but -1 because she definitely makes time for play!

 

.3. Resist his advances. Playboy Tag Crane knows his way around a woman—and how to woo one. But whenever his cocky charm makes itself known, Rachel is sure to laugh it off. At one point, she lies and blurts, “I’m not the least bit attracted to… what you have going on.” Points: 3. Well played!

 

.2. Don’t react the way he expects. When Rachel opens her front door one evening to find Tag standing outside of it, he lays a long, delicious kiss on her lips. When she doesn’t respond by climbing him like a cat on a curtain, Tag is completely confused. He even thinks to himself “SURELY, she liked it?” Throwing him off-kilter comes naturally to our wily heroine. Points: 5

 

.1. Don’t spell things out for him. Alphas think simply. In The Billionaire Next Door, Rachel uses the phrase “Me-Tarzan, You-Jane” to describe his techniques. The best way to frustrate an alpha? Keep him guessing… You won’t only frustrate him, you’ll fascinate him. And once he’s fallen head over money clip, he’ll come running and fight to win you. Points: 10.

The Billionaire Next Door
The Billionaire Next Door by Jessica LemmonMy rating: 4 of 5 stars
Delightfully sweet, sexy and entertaining as all get out.
On a regular day it’s easier to confuse Taggart Crane with the dog walker than to accuse him of being a billionaire executive. As the person in charge of the Guest and Restaurant services Tag’s job does involve lots of traveling and parties, but when he’s trying to concentrate on a way to reduce losses while his neighbor’s dog won’t stop barking Tag decides to take matters into his own hands never expecting to find an even bigger distraction, a gorgeous blond who doesn’t want his money or care about his almost royalty like status.

Living in the big city was Rachel Foster’s dream, but after a bad break up forces her to leave her marketing position and take on a bartending job it seems like she might have to go back home. Until a dog sitting job opens up an opportunity of a lifetime, to help out in the bar redesign at Crane Hotels alongside of the ridiculously handsome and consummate bachelor Tag Crane who makes her feel sexy and sure of herself, a complete contrast to the way her ex made her feel always insecure. But is it enough for her to risk her heart to when the player starts to pursue her?

There’s no way the image of a fun loving, sexy Tarzan-Thor-esque billionaire won’t get you fired up, but there was a lot more to like about this sweet and sexy lighthearted read. I really liked Rachel and Tag’s meet cute, it set the mood for the entire book. Tag runs down to see what’s wrong with his neighbor’s dog, and because of his lumbersexual vibe Rachel mistakes him for the dog walker. It takes a bit for them to know their real identities, but one thing is for sure, the attraction is unmistakable.

Neither is looking for anything more and a fun while it lasts sort of friendship and as they get to know each other we find out about Rachel’s borderline abusive ex-boyfriend who made her doubt herself and feel less than and we get to see Tag being sweet, thoughtful, considerate and patient with her. Even though Rachel does have some insecurities, she’s smart and set on keeping her independence.

“Thanks, I guess.”
“You’re welcome, I suppose.”

She glared. He grinned.

The playful push and pull pacing between them felt right. As feelings develop they realize that being together is better than being apart but that means having to face their fears, and I liked that even though the book does have a happy ending it’s perfect for them without it feeling over the top. And for those of you wondering about the steam, Lemmon rights sexy like nobody’s business.

“I’ll make you a deal.” Tag’s cocksure smirk was back in place, sincerity switching places with his typical bravado. “For each embarrassing secret you tell me, I’ll take off an article of clothing.”
She laughed. “You’ll strip for me?”
“Why not? Whatever part I expose, you can touch. How’s that?”

The friendship between Rachel and he bestie was really great and it was a kick to see Tag mixing it up with his best friend or his brother Reese (from book #1 in the series), both of which made Tag the butt of their couples jokes. I also liked getting to know the elusive Eli who’s book is up next.

Billionaire Bachelor is the second book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series by Jessica Lemmon. It is a standalone, full-length, contemporary romance with lots of sexiness, witty banter and sweet loving moments. Told from both points of view, with a happy ending.

Author’s pinterest board -> https://pinterest.com/lemmony/

* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via Tasty Book Tours and NetGalley. The excerpts are from that copy. *

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Jessica Lemmon on The Billionaire Next Door

  1. A la Twitter style, please describe your book in 140 characters or less.

An alpha billionaire playboy becomes hopelessly intrigued by his downstairs neighbor… but none of his typical moves are working.

  1. Where did the inspiration for this book come from?

 

Tag Crane was directly inspired by Brock O’Hurn. When I stumbled upon his Instagram feed, I was hopelessly intrigued. I knew I had to come up with a story about a long-haired, hulk-like, bearded, kind, and fun man. The Brock of my imagination was my muse. He even earned an acknowledgement mention! If you’d like to browse my Pinterest board for this book, you can find it here. [https://www.pinterest.com/lemmony/the-billionaire-next-door/]

  1. Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?

I love my billionaires, but I’d absolutely love to go back to Evergreen Cove and write some more bad boy books. I receive questions about Evan and Charlie, Sofie’s sisters, Officer Brady Hutchins, and Asher’s ragtag misfit band all the time. I miss the whole gang!

  1. Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?

Write and keep writing. It’s generic, but nonetheless true. I dedicate a portion of my website to a section I call “So You Wanna Write” and keep it stocked with tips, links to the blog I wrote while working toward becoming published, videos, and craft book recommendations. If you’d like to stop by and see it, you can click here to visit. [http://www.jessicalemmon.com/soyouwanna/]

  1. Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?

THANK YOU. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Because of you, I get to do what I love, which is let my imagination run wild. You allow me to entertain you and be funny, but also pull your heartstrings and make you cry. You gift me your time, and on this earth—in this life, there is nothing more precious than that commodity.

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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