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The Bastard

(Filthy Trilogy #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  824 ratings  ·  308 reviews
I'm the bastard child, son to the mistress, my father's backup heir to the Mitchell empire. He sent me to Harvard. I left and became a Navy SEAL, but I'm back now, and I finished school on my own dime. I'm now the right hand man to Grayson Bennett, the billionaire who runs the Bennett Empire. I'm now a few months from being a billionaire myself. I don'
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published November 14th 2018 by Julie Patra Publishing
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"He affects me and not just physically. I mean, yes, he's one hell of a good-looking man and he wears that expensive suit he's got like he owns it and the world, but it's more with him."

It's not a one-way street, they affect each other. When they first laid eyes on each other their connection was instantaneous. He walked away, but he never forgot her, the princess. It's been six years and he never thought he'd see her again. But there she is, standing in his office, telling him she needs him.
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
The Bastard is the first book in the Filthy Duet. There is an, I need to pick my chin up from the floor ending! This is Eric Mitchell and Harper (Eric’s stepsister) story and it is a two parter. Thankfully, The Princess will be coming soon.

Eric is the right-hand man to Grayson Bennett in the (Dirty Rich Series) but, Eric needs 2 books to tell the whole story. And the Filthy Duet Series can be read separately from The Dirty Rich Series. Plus, Eric is a billionaire in his own right. He doesn’t ne
Tanja Kezmic
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: omgreads
This book is full off angst, suspicions and enemies where ever you turn. Eric and Harper have a complicated relationship and both of them keeping secrets is not helping them finding HEA. This book is hard to review without give anything away but trust me when I tell you - you're gonna love this story. Lisa Renee Jones once again pulled me into this world where lies and desepcion are the main theme and I'm loving every second of it.

So now comes the dread that I'm going to feel right until beginni
Lisa Jones
Nov 13, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

I'm so excited to announce the arrival of THE EMPIRE, the final book in my FILTHY TRILOGY. Eric and Harper have been so intense and exciting to write. I hope that you enjoy the conclusion and if you haven't started the trilogy, I hope you might binge it now!

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Natalie The Biblioholic
The Bastard was full of tension, questionable loyalties, and chock full of secrets. It's a story about a son who has never been recognized and who can never go home... until he does. With one heck of a cliffhanger, I can't wait to see what LRJ brings us in the conclusion to this Filthy Duet in The Princess.

The Bastard - Eric surpassed his so-called shortcomings and became a man that defied expectations. Born the bastard child of a powerful man, he was never quite accepted into the family. The al
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars! Lisa Renee Jones is an amazing storyteller, she demonstrates once more her ability to weave together gripping storylines with powerful emotional complexity. Another heart-stealer for sure and I can't wait to read the second part of this duet.
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


We all remember Eric from Grayson's books. BUT The Bastard & The Princess can be read as a complete standalone duet - but I suggest you read the Dirty Rich series in the right order - all very adorable and sexy and exciting books! ☺

Eric is the bastard son of a mega rich Colorado business man. But he doesn't want anything to do with his horrible father, grandmother and half-brother. That's why he paid his own way through college and became a Navy SEAL. Now he's using his über-genius-brain to
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
This was a surprise for me. I really wasn't expecting to love Eric's story so much. We got a few scenes with him in previous Dirty Rich series but he didn't stand out to me at that time. However, I was completely enthralled.

Eric is done with his father's family but it only took Harper to pull him back in. He has never stopped thinking about their time together 6 years ago. Even though he fears she is just like the rest of his family, he wants her. If Harper is in trouble, he will protect her bu
Carla Bulian
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,8. Gostei da trama, apesar de achar os diálogos entre os personagens principais repetitivos e uma sensação de estar faltando algo da história.
Porém vale a leitura. Aguardando o próximo!
Wow! This is was an intense read that kept me engaged the entire time.

Harper and Eric have a bit of a past and six years later she needs him to help her find out what is happening at his father’s company. Eric isn’t interested. He wants nothing to do with his “family” but he finds it difficult to say no to Harper. Following her to Denver he takes the opportunity to pull her under his protection and they set out to learn the mystery of what exactly Eric’s family is doing that has caused deaths.

I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I honestly wanted to like The Bastard more than I did. However, it was just meh to me. In it, you will meet Eric and Harper. Now I'm still not quite sure what their family connection is (and I finished this book a couple of days ago). He's the bastard.. has a half brother.. and she's the step sister? So are they even really related? No idea, don't ask me - the whole family is one giant clusterfuck math equation for me and m
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Freaking cliffhanger ugh.
Normally I am all over anything by Lisa Renée Jones, however the book proved a little different than her normal series that I read. A spinoff from the Dirty Rich series, The Bastard did not immediately give me that all in feeling. It has some quirks that are bugging me.

The main one is Eric. I love Eric. He is a sexy, steamy hunk of a guy but he has a huge chip on his shoulder about the fact that he hates his family. Normally that wouldn’t bug me. How
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm thankful to have received this book through Netgalley. I was worried I would have been lost since I haven't read the Dirty Rich series. I saw somewhere you could still read this extension of the series and not be lost. They were so right I didn't really feel left out. I know probably Grayson appeared somewhere else I just couldn't pin it.
This book is about the Bastard child to the Kingston empire who his dad is the King of. The girl he always wanted come back to his life saying his dad needs
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Grayson and Harper meet have one night, kinda, and he leaves. Years later she comes to him asking for help. He agrees. There's lots of sex, a very mixed up family, and then #%$*&*# cliffy
Nadine Bookaholic
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This book had me hooked from the very first page, I just couldn't put it down! I fell for both Eric and Harper right from the beginning, I think I fell faster then they even did. ;) Eric didn't have an easy life growing up being raised by a single mother is never easy but when she dies and your father is forced to acknowledge your his son with a former mis
Carlene Inspired
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The Bastard is Lisa Renee Jones' first novel in the new Filthy Duet and the sixth book in the Dirty Rich series. I'm happy to report the duet is completely standalone and can be reach without reading the Dirty Rich series, though if you're like me it's going to make you want to read them. Like all other LRJ novels, The Bastard sucked me in within the first few pages and I couldn't stop reading for anything. Eric Mitchell is self-made, no thanks to
Lisa Renee Jones launches her Filthy Duet with the tale of Eric Mitchell, self-made billionaire whose complicated family life threatens him and the woman he’s obsessed with.

Eric fell in lust the moment he laid eyes on Harper Evans, but after a few hours together he leaves her – the daughter of his father’s new wife – and the entire Mitchell empire behind to make a life of his own until six years later when Harper seeks him out to help her and the family who had long ago pushed him aside and trea
Gah, I should have checked before reading this from Netgalley. Had I known it was part of a series, I wouldn't have read it because now I am bloody hooked!

Admittedly it was difficult for me to get into the story at first because Eric and Harper are constantly in circles. They kept bringing up the same issues over and over and defending themselves to the other person all over again.

At some point, the argument felt old and I began to questioned what the heck I was doing reading a story that doesn
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I downloaded this from Netgalley.

Unfortunately this wasn't for me. I felt this was a generic billionaire alpha book with family business drama. If someone typically likes a lot of these books, then they'll probably like this one. The writing wasn't bad, but there were a few things that stuck out to me. Eric's first person POV was sometimes unnatural. He would say things like "I walked around the corner, past the trees and shrubs..." or "I sat down in the sunken area with couches and chairs..."
4 1/2 stars!

Oh.My.God. That ending just killed me!

Eric Mitchell is the illegitimate son of Jeff Kingston (which explains the title of the book). Harper is his step-sister. They had a quick "secret" interlude six years ago just before Eric left. Even though he regretted leaving Harper, Eric had to go because he never trusted his father or the rest of the Kingston clan. Eric needed to leave to have the chance to become his own man. Apparently that worked out well for him since he's basically a bil
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Leave it to Lisa Renee Jones to pack as much suspense, drama and sex into one book and then just leave you hanging to find out what happens. Yes, there is a cliff-hanger that had me throwing my Kindle.

I don't want to give anything away in this story. The Bastard and the Princess had me at hello. Eric was your classic dominant male who knew exactly what he did and didn't want. And, Harper was the one thing that was both to him. Harper is not the Princess that he thinks she is. But, she is keeping
April Symes
The Bastard by Lisa Renee Jones is the 1st book in the Filthy Duet and the 6th Book in the Dirty Rich series. This is Harper and Eric's story. I wasn't expecting to enjoy Eric's story so much but wow, Eric's story is amazing. We had a few scenes with him in previous Dirty Rich books but he wasn't a character that stood out to me that made me crave his story . Now though, I am so glad we have his story with Harper for it is enticing and sizzling. Harper and Eric have somewhat of a past together a ...more
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome story! I'm not sure how LRJ is able to create these amazing characters, but every story she creates is pure magic.

Although this is book 6 in the Dirty Rich series, it is the book 1 of a duet featuring Eric and Harper. For the most enjoyment, I would recommend reading them in order.

For me, I don’t really remember Eric from the other books as it has been awhile since I’ve read them, but I quickly fell in love with his character. He is the bastard son who has never been accepted by his real
Heather C
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, nov-2018
First of all, The Bastard is the first book in a spin off of the Dirty Rich Series. While we do meet Eric in that series, we don't really know too much about him and this is his story. Finally. With that being said, you can 100% read this as a standalone. Although, once you finish, you'll want to read about the others if you haven't already. 

Eric is the bastard to the Kingston fortune. While his father finally claimed him as his son, he used him to compete against his brother and never really lo
Could Not Put It Down!!!

A great start to another winning duet by Lisa Renee Jones.

Eric, oh, Eric - where to begin. He’s a bastard and will tell you that himself, but you need to read the book to find out why. One thing is for sure – you will either love Eric or you won’t, but you will have to make that decision for yourself. Just know that he has he reasons for being like he is and not being able to trust easily.

Eric and Harper had an immediate attraction and chemistry from the beginning that y
Pennie Morgan
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I knew it was coming but still my heart was pounding and I was cussing at the cliffhanger! Why or why do I get sucked in? Because this is was great author who ropes me back in every time and I gladly and with pleasure keep coming back for more! Eric is the bastard son who left the family to make his own way and he did it better than the Kingston family could have imagined possible and now he is back but is he back to save the company or take it down? Harper is the daughter of woman who married E ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
THE BASTARD Lisa Renee Jones is the First book in the Filthy Duet and the Six Book in the Dirty Rich series. This is the story of Harper and Eric.
Eric is the bastard son and the spare heir to the Mitchell empire. But he dislike his father as much as he felt his father disliked him. Never wanting to make the mistakes of his parents he choose to go off and be come a Navy Seal then on to making himself rich on his own accord. Not needing his family nor the money they have he vows to not go back. T
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Filthy will be an apt word to describe the read you will get between Harper and Eric. This will not be a read for the faint of heart. If you despise sex details, explicity stop now. If you crave the edge of explicity in your romance reads pick this one up and see the ride that you go on with an ex-SEAL and that girl he craved. The come back together and all kinds of sparks fly inside and outside. LRJ does what she does and take you on a steamy journey to romance and a deeper story behind it all. ...more
Cheryl Whitty
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My god how could you leave me with that ending talk about a cliffhanger? This is great read I loved the bastard it reminded me of some of Lisa’s early books. Even though I have every book she has ever written this is classic LRJ. We have Eric the bastard son who fools around with the Princess Harper who goes to Eric to help her get to the bottom of something gone wrong at Kingston Cars. Eric can’t resist, with the help of Walker Security Eric tries to help Harp
Isha Coleman
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Count on Jones to create a character that has to get under your skin to steal your heart. Whether you love him or hate him, Eric knows how to be the star of the show. Life may make the rules, but he's intent on calling the shots. Harper is his greatest weakness. She speaks to the broken boy and entices his adult instincts. Their relationship is dangerously messy. Passion runs deep, secrets are endless and heartache is evident. The Bastard is an enchantingly, intricate cryptogram waiting to be so ...more
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