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Reviews of Lemmon's Previous Novels:
Bringing Home the Bad Boy (#1) -- Pat
A Bad Boy for Christmas (#3) -- Pat
Return of the Bad Boy (#4) -- Pat
If You Dare -- Kame
The Billionaire Bachelor (#1) -- Pat
The Billionaire Next Door (#2) -- Pat
This is the third novel in a series about the wealthy Crane brothers, all owners, along with their father, of the successful Crane Hotels chain based in Chicago. Elijah (Eli) Crane is the only one not working for the family business. His military career was cut short after losing a leg, along with two of his best friends in Afghanistan. He has spent a year of rehab, soul searching, and battling survivors guilt. Now he is slowly returning to his life, but he is not interested in Crane Hotels. Instead, he is working on a secret project that has his heart.
Eli has had a series of PAs, all hired by his brothers to ease him into the work they feel he is destined for. The eleventh ran from his office crying, calling him a monster. Isabella (Isa) Sawyer is the owner of Sable Concierge, and values the Crane Hotel's contract with her. As a last chance effort she is putting herself in the firing line and determined to not let Eli run her off. Within the first several minutes of introducing herself, he does his best to bark at her and get her to leave -- to no avail. He has met his match.
Eli is frustrated by this maddening woman, but can't seem to ignore his unwelcome attraction to her.
Isa left her family's wealth and pressure behind when she opened her own business. She loves her work, and is not going to let Eli undermine her success. But the more she gets to know him, she realizes his bluster is just a facade, and she's falling for the wounded warrior underneath. They both have been damaged by previous relationships, but Isa is ready to try again, Eli needs time, but Isa is running out of patience.
This novel can be read as a stand alone, but the first two books in the series really set this story up and are a great read. I'll be honest, I'm not a great fan of "Billionaire" stories, but this series made me eat my words.
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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.
*Note: The quote used belongs to Jessica Lemmon; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim it.
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