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The Billionaire Next Door

(Billionaire Bad Boys #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  2,151 ratings  ·  283 reviews
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 down
Published October 25th 2016 by Forever
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I really wasn't sure how Jessica Lemmon was going to be able to write a Hero that could live up to Reese's hotness, but she did it! Tag was very different from his brother, but those differences made him just as hot as Reese was and had me loving him just as hard. Reese is still my favorite, but damn did Tag make me swoon.

Taggart Crane is the partier of the family, the brother that doesn't take much seriously and lives his life free and uncaring. Being put in charge of
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 dist
Beatrice Masaluñga
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, adult
Thank you Forever / Grand Central Publishing for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I devoured this book in two or three sittings and I love it! Out of all the Crane brothers, Tag Crane is by far my favorite. He runs one of the most prestigious hotels in Chicago, Crane Hotels and added to his reputation around women, he's indeed a playboy billionaire. Concentrating to formulate a business strategy, he was distracted one night by a constant barking and decided to vi
Jessica Lemmon
Feb 10, 2016 marked it as my-books  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Dear Reader,

This book was an absolute delight to write! It's like that one time you lost your job, had to pick up a side job watching a dog in this really nice penthouse apartment, only to learn that your upstairs neighbor is a super-hunky billionaire who looks more like a guy who flies a bi-plane in the Amazon jungle... We've all been there, right? No?? Well, here's your chance to live life through Rachel Foster's eyes. You met Tag in The Billionaire Bachelor, and this is his story. Little does
.Under the pages
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review available at Under the Pages.

Gretchen  (About That Story)
Entertaining. Hot. Sweet. Sincere. It checked all my boxes of things I love. And Tag? Swoon worthy! I loved it!

From beginning to end I was all in. I loved Tag and Rachel's story. They were such wonderful characters. They had great chemistry and I loved that connection they shared and when sparks flew. It was so fun and sexy but also real and oh so sweet. Tag has the biggest heart ever and he’s so genuine. I really liked Rachel, she is sassy and spunky outwardly but also timed and nervous when it
Lyndy Ann ♫
The Billionaire Next Door was a slow start for me for two reasons

No 1
Tag's description was mentioned too much his long hair down to his elbows (no thanks) and his giant build, massive hands, circus-sized shoulders etc, don't get me wrong I liked him he has the biggest heart I just did not fancy him.

No 2
Rachel annoyed me for half of the story as she kept thinking about her ex boyfriend far too much Shaun did this Shaun did that GET OVER him he was a abusive douche bag.

After I got past these I st
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-favorites, arc

**The Billionaire Next Door generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

4 ”Use is a sign of love.” Stars

Once again Jessica Lemmon proves she’s a force in the contemporary romance world. The second book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series features the youngest of the Crane boys, Tag. The free spirited, no strings attached playboy meets his match in Rachel Foster, the serious, self-deprecating cute blonde bartender.

Tag Crane intrigued me from his cameos in
4.5 stars

The Billionaire Next Door was a such fun and entertaining read, I really enjoyed it.

From the first chapter in I knew this book was going to be a winner for me, Rachel and Tag were characters that I instantly connected with.
I found them funny, passionate, smart, entertaining and their chemistry was off the charts!
Watching them connect, and come together had me turning the pages late into the night, then when I finished I wanted more! I seriously loved these two :)


I'm really enjoying w
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Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely in love with these Crane men! I thought it couldn’t get better than #ReesesRocket, but Tag may have just one upped him!

Tag is the ultimate player. But he is good at it, never hurting a girl’s feelings and always being their friend. But one look at Rachel, and he is suddenly thinking all kinds of distracting thoughts.

Rachel’s life hasn’t gone the way she expected and she is closed off because of it. But maybe some fun with Tag is just what she needs.

“She was here on serious bu
Oct 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Tag Crane is sexy, irresistible and he king of players! The man works hard and plays harder. What he doesn't expect is for a beautiful bombshell to flip his world upside down by just a dogs bark. That's exactly what happens when Tag finds himself looking to see who's dog is barking one late night while he's working. Insert Rachel Foster, a woman who's been betrayed in more ways than one by the man she loved and trusted. Rachel is now out of a place to live and a Marketing job. As she's house sit ...more
5 Taggart stars!

Good Lord!

This man is the definition of hotness, lust and walking temptation.


With his long silky hair, eight packs and that charming smile!!! He's a killer


Tag Crane is a man who lives for his parties, Crane Guest and Restaurant Services and women.

If you want him to run the other way, all you have to do is bring up the words commitment and wedding in front of him...

Meeting the beautiful blonde with dimples shouldn't complicate things. They're both adults and could have some fun
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

You probably keep the cash you win from me in a big bin and swim in it like Scrooge McDuck.

You look at me like you're shopping for something you can't afford.

You're nervous about getting back on the horse... Tag Crane is a Clydesdale.

Tarzan... You're more like Thor. Those shoulders... Bree called you a Viking billionaire.

You know what they say about hindsight... That it's the only sight you have when your head's up your ass?

...saw you and Flex Luthor over here working your wiles


Here's the deal ... Jessica Lemmon is one of my absolute favorite authors that I've discovered this year. The three books that I've read by her have all been beyond fabulous and I know that when I pick up one of her books, I'm going to probably read it in one sitting, I'm going to fall in love with the handsome hero and I'm not going to want the book to end. This one was no exception.

I enjoyed the first book in this series (The Billionaire Bachelor) so very much that I didn't think anything wou
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Yes
Shelves: favorites, 2016

The first book was extravagant, for me I believe I relisted to it 50 times or more I was sooooooo excited to know the next book was coming so soon. First thing is first let me just say I bow down to you Jessica Lemmon!!!! You are an amazing amazing author I cannot wait for your next book.

This was much needed after my last read! I was waiting for this book for month’s mixture of humor, romance, hotness and love!! The Billionaire Next Door. I enjoyed every word of this book and I devour
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
hmm, totally different vibe than book 1. This was more of a typical contemporary romance. Very sweet but less edgy.
The Billionaire Next Door
3 Stars

Unfortunately, this is a disappointing follow-up to the delightful first book, The Billionaire Bachelor.

Although there is tremendous potential in the premise and Lemmon's writing is very engaging and steamy, Rachel and Tag fail to resonate either as individuals or as a couple.

To begin with, Tag's physical appearance and the focus on his long hair and beard did not appeal to me. I do not find huge hairy heroes sexy, but that is just my personal preference. The mor
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Holy sex on a stick! Jessica Lemmon had me with her inspiration for her hero in The Billionaire Next Door even though it makes me feel like such a dirty old woman. High on fun, flirting, and sexy times and low on drama I loved every minute of this book.
Taking care of one of her regular bar customer’s Great Dane and living in his luxury high rise for a pretty nice paycheck is just what Rachel Foster needs so she can get completely back on her
April Symes
Who doesn’t love bad boy billionaires? I loved reading about these Crane brothers and when it came time to read Tag’s story, I was on pins and needles to see what was “ his story”. Well, let me say, what a STORY! Taggart Crane is the party animal of the family- the one who goes out all the time, the one who doesn’t let life get him down or worry all the time. He lives life free and uncaring. He ends up being put in charge of the families hotel bars which is right up his alley but when it comes t ...more
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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The Billionaire Next Door is the second book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series and can be read as a standalone. It is the perfect mix of sweet, sexy, funny and has just a tiny bit of angst.

Tag will have you swooning with not only hot how and sexy is but how caring he really is. Rachel will make you believe that love can happen again after a break up if you find that right person, billionaire or not. The buildup
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
LOVED Tag! Liked this one very much. Wish the ending could've been drawn out longer, just wasn't ready for that speedy HEA to end.
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thought that this book was good
Tales Of A Bookbug
I looovved Merina and Reese in The Billionaire Bachelor.It was one of those surprise reads that I found all of a sudden and fell in love with.It introduced me to Jessica Lemmon's wonderful writing and will forever be a fave.So, going into The Billionaire Next Door, I knew I would have a blast, but I didn't know whether I would love it as much as The Billionaire Bachelor.
And I am glad to say Jessica surprised me again!The Billionaire Next Door is a beautiful book and even better with Tag Crane-th
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Billionaire Next Door shows how emotional damage stemming from family tragedy and a young age can have continuing subconscious repercussions as we get older.

A little slow to start, The Billionaire Next Door focuses on in-depth character analysis while detailing the incidents that have led Tag and Rachel to where they are today.

Tag is the ultimate good time guy, his carefully crafted image, and forthright attitude have ensured plenty of female companionship but without the messy emotional e
Sofia Lazaridou
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Rachel works as a waitress in order to get some money and one of her regulars wants her to babysit his dog. That particular regular happens to be a resident in the same building as the one Tag lives in (and owns it). As you can see they were bound to meet. They bond over plans for one of the hotels Tag is responsible for and the dog Rachel babysits. None of them wants a relationship when they decide to make their relationship status, something hotter than platonic, but as you know things change ...more
Mignon Mykel
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the bits and pieces of Tag in his brother's book, but I was in no way prepared for him in his book. I absolutely loved him. I felt that Jessica did a fabulous job of crafting this brother who sees things just a little differently than Reese, but is still so incredibly business minded -- just in other ways.

Add in to the mix, Rachel, and his days change. This playboy may just become a one-woman man...

Rachel was so fun! I loved her from the very first moment we meet her; she's that sweeth
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story is one about finding yourself and your self worth, not only between the sheets but also in your heart.

Rachel Fisher is from a small Ohio town trying to make it the big windy city. After her two year relationship fizzled out only to end in a large betrayal costing Rachel her job at a marketing firm, and her spirit and self confidence, Rachel makes ends meet living with her best friend and slinging drinks as a bartender.

Taggart Crain the middle of three brothers is quite the ladies
Susan (susayq ~)
Geez, I think I liked this more than I liked Reese and Merina's story! It was another case of not wanting to put the book down to do anything but read. And it was all Tag Crane's fault. Well, that and the fact that I kept picturing Brock O'Hurn as him ;)

Tag is a player, with a capital P. He's one of those who breaks it off before it has the chance to get serious, but is so charming all the women still want to be his friend. The first time he sees Rachel Foster, he's smitten. He's so smitten he p
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Dimpled Star! Don’t believe any of the bad reviews!! There’s a few just like for any book would have. This book was too much fun for anyone who loves romance to hate. It was so much fun to read! Especially if you’re in to billionaire romance!
Wow, Tag is so HOTT! I love this couple. There was a lot of Angst, good times and out of all the books I’ve read this one made me laugh.

“ShitWezzle” is now my favorite word. 😂
Loved that part in the book. It was so much fun. I felt at times as if I was t
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Don’t be fooled by the cover, this one has a pulse. SO good. Great characters and histories throughout. Love the Crane family. Love Jessica Lemmon. Happy to have found this series!
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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 th ...more

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