Title: The Billionaire Next Door
Author: Jessica Lemmon
My Rating: A
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #2
Main Characters: Tag and Rachel
Release Date: October 2016
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Sexual Intensity: hot
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 . . .
In the intro to this book, Jessica Lemmon mentioned that Brock O'Hurn was the inspiration for Tag. Best. Gift. Ever. I loved reading this book with him as my visual for Tag.
Tag is a laidback guy despite the fact he's a billionaire in charge of all the Crane hotel restaurants and bars. He's the guy who looks more like a beach bum than a business executive. So, when Rachel meets him, she knows he's rich (he lives in the penthouse of her building) but she doesn't think too much about it. He's just a nice, normal...albeit gorgeous...guy who's easy to be around.
For Rachel, her glamorous life in Chicago hasn't quite lived up to expectations. As a result, she finds herself dog and apartment sitting for one of her customers from her bartending job. Not exactly the marketing position she planned for...but her ex-boyfriend stole that dream along with her trust and self confidence.
This was one of those books that was simply fun to read. It's like a Cinderella story...Rachel gets swept up by the prince and he takes her away from all the drudgery of her life. It was a great story, punctuated by the Crane brothers. Gah...I love them...and Eli. Wow, I cannot wait for his book. I also found myself completely enamored by Tag's friend, Lucas and his wife.
This is a series built on fantastic characters and gorgeous locations...hello, upscale hotels...that just makes the books so much fun to read. I liked Tag and Rachel. His goal to get her to relax and to prove to her just how wrong her ex was made for some super-sexy and romantic times. I really did enjoy the book so much. And like I said before...I can't wait for the third in the series!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.