The Bastard Billionaire

Narrated by: Sasha Dunbrooke
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A Billionaire Bad Boys novel.

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 10 personal assistants - and Eli sent each one packing as fast as possible. But when beautiful number 11 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....

©2017 Jessica Lemmon (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Four stars! Lemmon's easygoing, contemporary storytelling is infused with humor, and her plot is filled with warm, relatable, well-defined characters. Lemmon's delightful brand of sexy, urban romance will have fans devouring this book." ( RT Book Reviews)
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DELICIOUS.. A BEAUTY & THE BEAST STANDOFF

The Publisher's Summary has given you a brief description of this book and, if that's tempted you, then I'll add that it's also got a heartwarming, sexy and thought provoking storyline too. Because ex Marine Eli has brought back some emotional demons from his tour of duty.. the loss of his friends/comrades and the partial loss of a leg has left Eli with a case of survivor's guilt even though he was honourably discharged. He's trying to pick up the pieces of a now very different life.. a life where he wants to set up a new Charity to help injured veterans but he's also getting pressure to join his two supportive brothers in running Crane Hotels. Eli's overrun, permanently annoyed, unsociable, moody and he's often in pain - and the very last thing he thinks he needs is an Assistant.. but when the beautiful confident, strong-willed, feisty new Assistant won't be frightened off, Eli has finally met his match.. in all aspects of his life - he just doesn't know it yet.

Isabella has come from a wealthy family who held lofty expectations from her both socially and personally which led to the wrong boyfriend but she's fought hard for her independence and owns a successful Employment Agency. Isabella thinks she knows what to expect when she takes the job that all eleven of her previous employees have been sacked from.. but, from day one, Isabella is drawn to the complex, damaged, handsome, infuriating beast that tempts her as much as he taunts her. And every time they clash fiery exchanges fuel the sizzling chemistry that's simmering between them. Isabella is smart, driven and direct and has always gone after what she wants.. and what she wants is Eli so, when sexual insecurities over his lost leg stop Eli from following through, Isabella is the perfect person to intimately tell and physically show Eli that he IS all man. However, the beast doesn't quite transform into a Prince because commitment-phobe Eli is very happy living in the now.. and trouble comes when Isabella wants his tomorrows.. and his heart.

A push/pull character driven drama-free dual POV story that wrapped up nicely the stories of all three stubborn yet loveable Crane Billionaires. It's got a sprinkling of humor, passion, character development, touching scenes, sexcapades and a strong h/h who royally clash before becoming royally screwed. Its well described chapters made for easy imagery of each scene.. but what brought each of those scenes to life was Sasha Dunbrooke whose gave the perfect blend of emotional nuances needed for all the scenes and her male voice was great too.

Worth a credit? Yes.. all three books in this very enjoyable series are.

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Good Listen

This was a great conclusion to the Billionaire trilogy. I really don't know whos story I liked the best. No spoilers here! But this was a straight through listen. I jump around to different books all the time(I listen to an average of 3 books at a time) but sometimes when you get a good one you cant put it down. I couldn't put this listen down!!

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so sexy and funny

I just love her books always a great read ..
.great developed characters with lots of chemistry really enjoyed this light-hearted Romance and laughed out loud can't wait for the next book

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My Favorite

This book was so good. Everything about this book was amazing. I am absolutely in love!

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Pity Party for One

Oh,I blame myself for my mom dying,I blame myself for my friends dying,I blame myself for my relationship not working and I blame myself for not being good enough for a future relationship.When life throws you nothing but bananas,you make a mean banana split.I understand things happening to people,but you can’t allow those bad things to take over your life especially in Eli’s situation.He’s handsome,healthy and wealthy with a family that love him,respect him and are there for him.A beautiful,independent,good woman comes into his life and he nearly throws it away more than once.The love was there for Isa,she just had to break through Eli’s insecurities.Good story and narration.

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excellent

This was a great way to wrap up this mini series. Eli has a story and he will need one heck of a woman to bust through his emotional walls. Isabella is that woman, and Eli doesn't even see her coming. This is a highly recommend book and series. So enjoy HAPPY reading

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  • 09-01-18

Sooo, sooooo good!

I loved this book!! So great! The ups, the downs, I couldn't finish it fast enough, but now that it is over, I want more! Such a great story.

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Great book - Narrator is amazing

Jessica Lemmon is a very talented author that somehow manages to create the perfect balance between interesting characters and storylines and steamy sex scenes that work perfectly.
While I really enjoyed this book, I found it a bit less interesting than the other two books in the searies due to it spending so much time analysing why the hero was so damaged and cut off from everyone and everything - then suddenly this was resolved and things were good again for the last few pages of the book.

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Wow!!!!

This was my 3 Rd book by this author and oh this was a great series! Highly recommend this book and author...worth the credit!!!!!!

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Love is Scary

and Eli is very scared of opening himself up and being vulnerable to the pain of loss and or rejection. He lost his mother in a car accident, friends in combat and his leg leaving him emotionally as well as physically scarred. Isabella doesn't let that stop her. She is a take charge woman...charging into his life with a strength and not a little bit of stubbornness. No cheating. HEA ends a little abruptly but otherwise a good read.

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  • Rossana
  • 05-04-20

a dream

how beautiful! gave me all sort of emotions and i am now deeply upser it's over. the reader is absolutely brilliant and made me believe every word. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-19

I really liked the stories

I thought they could have had more depth but I enjoyed listening to all of them and the short story of the 4th book, be nice to carry the stories on from the women’s point of view

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  • Mrs
  • 07-21-18

Bastard billionaire

The books are good but the Ending on all 3 book could be a lot better

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  • Danika Deacon
  • 04-09-20

LOVED THE BOOK. LOVED THE SERIES

Well written storyline. The narration was well performed. I enjoyed this very much. Will definitely be re listening to this one again!

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  • Laura
  • 03-21-17

What a finale! Love Love Love!

Where does The Bastard Billionaire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its in my top 3 series of audio books I have listened to and I have listend to a lot!

Any additional comments?

Love this book ... it was an emotional roller coaster! and a wonderful finale! At one stage I was crying my eyes out, I felt like I was there!