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The Bastard Billionaire

(Billionaire Bad Boys #3)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,461 ratings  ·  237 reviews

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 possib
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Published February 28th 2017
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Eli Crane is the last brother to find love, and the one that has the toughest time with it. Back home from war, Eli can't let go of the past and losing his friends overseas, which he blames himself for. He doesn't think he's good enough for anyone, not even his family, so he tries to push everyone away.

When Isabella comes into his life as his assistant he tries the same thing with her, but she's not one to allow a man to push her a
.Under the pages
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, review
Review available at Under the Pages.

This beauty and the beast story is pure sexiness and wit.

Acclimating to civilian life after serving in the marines is never easy, but it’s especially tough for Eli Crane who was honorably discharged after an explosion took a piece of him, literally and figuratively. He’d like to be left alone working on the charity his trying to create. However, his siblings have other ideas. They’d love it if he took an active part in their hotel empire and have hired a personal assistant company to help him
Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
Thank you Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Full review posted at Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic

We're down on the last Crane Brother,  Elijah Crane. He's a former Marine who's rough on the edges. While serving his country, an incident change his life when a grenade blasted ending up him losing his leg and lives of his fellow mates. What he'd been through was difficult, grieving for loss, suffering a mild PTSD and coping wi
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Jessica Lemmon Fans, Romance
4 Being All You Want To Be Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
Those of us who have never served or have had family or loved ones in the Military can never know what it is like to experience all of the trials and emotional hurdles they have. Oh, we can and should be emphatic... and caring...but until you walk in someone's never know what another person is going through.

Jessica Lemmon created the Billionaire Bad Boys series and gave us a powerful story about the youngest brother Eli in The Bas
Jessica Lemmon
May 26, 2016 marked it as my-books  ·  (Review from the author)
Dear Reader,

The elusive third billionaire brother appears! Actually, you met Eli Crane in Tag's book, The Billionaire Next Door. It's hard to bring him up without giving away spoilers, but I'm committed. Okay, here we go:

Eli, the middle brother, is one tough customer. He knows how to be a good soldier, but now that he's home for good, he's not confident he can be a good man. His go-to of running people off works on everyone except his family...and his 11th assistant. Surely she'll be the last, r
4.5 stars

The Bastard Billionaire was everything I was hoping for, Eli's story was just perfect.

The writing was beautifully done, the storyline was emotional, amusing and hot! Once I started reading I couldn't put The Bastard Billionaire down. I was so caught up with Eli and Isa I found myself turning the pages late into the night until I finished!


I loved watching Eli and Isabella/Isa's relationship develop. They were complex characters who I easily connected with. I felt their passion, and I fe
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
Wow, so this one was a doozy. I read and absolutely LOVED the first book in this series, and was naturally curious about Eli the brother serving overseas. I always knew it was coming, since this trilogy features the Crane brothers, so when this one showed up in my mailbox, I had to read it.

Eli is back home from the war after going through a horrific experience. When his two friends die trying to save him from an explosion, Eli not only loses his leg in the incident but himself as well. Now he is
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Jessica Lemmon wraps up and concludes the The Billionaire Bad Boy Series with Elijah Crane’s story in The Bastard Billionaire. Eli is a former Marine who has been honorably discharged after an accident that left him with a missing limb. As a civilian, Eli’s family wants him to take an active part in the family business and so his family assigns him a personal assistant to help out. But Eli is a mean stubborn beast who easily scared off a
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

**The Bastard Billionaire generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**

4 "Beauty is a rare thing in war..." Stars

The third installment of the Billionaire Bad Boys series features the last of the Crane brothers as he navigates his way back into his life at home after being honorably discharged from the Marines. His struggle in acclimating to life his brothers and father want for him make Eli Crane an enigmatic and equally magnetic characters. His story highlights so many great romance t
4.5 "Wounded Vet Finds His Perfect Assistant at Love" Stars for the story and narration!

Lovers of military hero romances will not want to miss The Bastard Billionaire. I must admit that with a title like that, I almost didn't give this one a try. But please don't let the title scare you away. This is not a FSOG styled romance. Read the blurb or this review and you'll see. This romance is equal parts complex character development and fun, fiery interactions between the hero and heroine. What I lo
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Oh fuck me. Eli is like my catnip. A growly, surly, Marine trying to figure out his life now that he's back home. I wanted to rub all over him. I sure did. lol

Okay so the quick of it is that Eli's main form of entertainment is scaring off the personal assistants his brother keeps sending him. Which is a problem for Isa since she runs the agency and has run out of assistants to send him. So...she goes herself because, real
Liv ☾
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: injured-disorder

☾I am such a sucker for these types of stories, I swear! I've been waiting for this book to come out for so long, when I read the summary for it I knew it was going to be a winner for me.

☾Elijah is a war veteran, he lost his foot and part of his leg due to his time in service. Since then he has been closed off and holed up in his house going through PA's like crazy. He can't seem to keep one for the life of him until Isabella comes along.

☾Isabella, the owner of Sable Concierge has been
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
5 Hot Marine stars!


The Bastard Billionaire is finally here...

Get ready Mr. Bastard-cocky-sure-of-himself, you’re about to meet your match.


After firing ten PAs, it was time for Isabella Sawyer -the owner of Sable Concierge- to step in and see what all the fuss was about.

Eli Crane tested all her patience with how he treated her employees. It was time someone called him on his bullshit and that someone would be none but her.

Leaving the family business and the family chosen husband to be, Isa worked
Jessica Alcazar
The Bastard Billionaire turned out to be better than I could have expected. Why better?, because Jessica Lemmon took a story-line that could have been dark and angsty and made it the total opposite without fluffing the issues. Let me explain ... Our hero, Eli Crane, has serious PTSD. Not only does he have physical scars from his tours with the military, but emotional ones as well. Deep emotional ones. But the story didn't focus or zero in in on this. No, the story focused on Eli and Isa's journe ...more
Gretchen  (About That Story)
What a wonderful, sexy heartfelt story! I've wanted more Eli since I met him in book one, The Billionaire Bachelor, and I am so happy with the outcome. Excellent addition to the series!

Eli is just so wounded, and I don't mean from his missing leg. He's taken so much on his shoulders and has so many walls up. It made him super grumpy but somehow sweet at the same time. I couldn't wait to watch his barriers break down and for him to start to heal. I loved Isabella and her strength. She was such a


3.5 “Billionaire Beauty & the Beast” Stars

ARC via NetGalley

Thank you, Forever!

This is the third book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series, and after reading all of them, I can honestly say Jessica Lemmon can’t disappoint when writing sexy billionaires and strong heroines.

As we get to the story of Eli Crane, the third brother, we’re introduced to yet again to another independent woman who’ll win the readers heart. Like Merina from book 1 and Rachel from book 2, Isabella Sawyer came into the Cra
Lyndy Ann ♫
The Bastard Billionaire is the third and final book in this series. I have enjoyed my time with all three Crane brothers but there is something about Eli that he has replaced Reese as my No1 Crane guy (sorry Reese).

If you read my reviews often you know I try not to give too much away so I am not going to say much about Eli, to appreciate his story more you MUST read The Billionaire Next Door FIRST, my heart broke for Eli and the turmoil he was going through he even made me CRY.

Eli wants to be le
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Jessica Lemmon really excels at writing stories that combine sweet, sexy and emotionally charged, and THE BASTARD BILLIONAIRE has all of that in the right amounts. I have been looking forward to this book since the first time Eli was mentioned and it was worth the wait.

Eli Crane planned on being career military but that plan was cut short abruptly when an explosion left him injured and took the lives of his friends and he's finding it hard to fall into Plan B - life as the COO of Crane Hotels. S
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
I liked it: not as much as book 1, but better than book 2!
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

There are books that are exactly what you want them to be...and this is one of them.

I fell for Eli when you meet him in the previous book, and he made me teary then. And that continues in his book. His pain, the things he is learning to deal with, his fear that he will not measure up. It was handled so well, it was so believable that you can't help but fall for him. Add in the fact that he is hot, and rich and, well, the women are lining up (behin
Don't miss the giveaway listed on my blog! Link at the bottom!


I've read quite a few books by Jessica Lemmon and they never cease to just amaze me. I've been lucky enough to read this entire series and not once, has Lemmon let me down! Her writing style is kind of flawless in my mind. The characters ALWAYS keep me entertained, the plot is ALWAYS captivating and I ALWAYS end up giving her books 5 (well deserved) stars. This one was no exception.

Of all three books, this one made me nervous to think
Erin Kelly
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
"The Bastard Billionaire" is my first book by Jessica Lemmon, and I have to admit that I totally selected this book based on the cover. Love the combination of the tattoos and the suit! I really expected this to be about a true bastard, not just a guy who acts like a bastard/jerk. But, even though it wasn't entirely what I expected, I was not disappointed.

The Story-

Eli was in the military and had a traumatic experience where he lost a leg and two friends. His wealthy family is desperate for him
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Coffee Dates with The Bastard Billionaire...

First Date: This final book belongs to Eli Crane, the youngest brother who has recently been honorably discharged from the Marines after he suffered a serious injury. Eli is angry, uncertain and feeling survivor's guilt. His brother's want him to assume the role of COO at Crane Hotels, but Eli won't leave his home. The solution? Send personal assistants to him. His brother hires Isabella Sawyer to secure PA's for him, and Eli is discarding them like
Absolutely loved it and I'm so glad I've found a new favorite author! Full review to come this week with my turn on the blog tour!
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Bastard Billionaire follows the last of the Crane brothers on that journey to his happy ending. Eli Crane served in the Marine corps until an explosion sidelined him and killed his friends. He’s living with a shit load of survivor’s guilt and the guilt is turning him into a surly, growly man who doesn’t want to have anything to do with the family business or any of the administrative assistants that his brothers keep sending his way.

The thing about family is…they’re not going anywhere and ne
DJ Sakata
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Favorite Quotes:

Eli liked Merina. She was tough. She was bold and clearly had enough forearm strength to pull the stick out of Reese’s ass. At least partway.

This job had become like monitoring a wild animal. Feed it, stay out of its way, and try not to disrupt its normal pattern.

…you’re not open are you? You’re more like a screen over a window. I can see in, but I can’t get in.

…he couldn’t help watching her go. She wore that dress like she was doing it a service.

I haven’t dated anyo
Brandy Thornton
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am not one to pick a favorite book out of a series. Mainly because I love all the characters equally. But Jessica Lemmon killed me with Eli. And I so am breaking my rule and saying this is my favorite in the series.

Eli Crane is such a moody SOB. He is a wounded vet who is hiding in his own darkness. He is afraid to open himself up to caring for anyone because he thinks he's jinxed. He has managed to push away ten personal assistants that his brother Reese has sent to help him with Crane hotel
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! A great story about loss and love, guilt and forgiveness, loyalty and courage.

Eli Crane came home from the war with the loss of his close friends and his leg. He is angry and passed and doesn't want to be around anyone!

Isabella is Sable's Conceierge and she needs the Crane business to open the doors to other companies. That's hard to do when Eli Crane is firing everyone she sends over to him. After number nine she has no choice but to go in there herself and handle Mr. Crane before
Blessie (Mischievous Reads)
This would have to be my favourite book of the Billionaire Bad Boys series!

4.5 Stars! Review to come!
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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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