Guest Post/Blog Tour – The Billionaire Next Door by Jessica Lemmon

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Top 5 Ways To Frustrate An Alpha Billionaire Bad Boy

 In my new release The Billionaire Bachelor, our hero Tag Crane is having one heck of a time getting heroine Rachel Foster to comply. His tried-and-true tricks simply don’t *quite* break down this particular woman’s defenses. Which means Tag shrugs and wanders off to find a new woman to tempt, right…?

WRONG!

You know when an alpha guy finds The One, even if he doesn’t know she’s it for him yet, he digs in and tries, tries, and tries again. Which brings me to the Top 5 ways to frustrate an alpha!

Many of these Rachel does without even trying…

.5. Don’t let him pay your way. Alphas, especially rich ones, love to lavish gifts upon the object of their affection. If you want to frustrate him right down to his expensive shoes, insist on buying your own dinner. In Tag’s case, he won this battle, but it didn’t stop Rachel from arguing. Points: 1

.4. Insist on working. Tag invites Rachel to Hawaii under the guise of consulting on his latest bar upgrade for a Crane hotel on Oahu. But when he gets her there he decides he’d rather play than work… Rachel makes sure she puts in her hours whether he likes it or not. Points: 2… but -1 because she definitely makes time for play!

.3. Resist his advances. Playboy Tag Crane knows his way around a woman—and how to woo one. But whenever his cocky charm makes itself known, Rachel is sure to laugh it off. At one point, she lies and blurts, “I’m not the least bit attracted to… what you have going on.” Points: 3. Well played!

.2. Don’t react the way he expects. When Rachel opens her front door one evening to find Tag standing outside of it, he lays a long, delicious kiss on her lips. When she doesn’t respond by climbing him like a cat on a curtain, Tag is completely confused. He even thinks to himself “SURELY, she liked it?” Throwing him off-kilter comes naturally to our wily heroine. Points: 5

.1. Don’t spell things out for him. Alphas think simply. In The Billionaire Next Door, Rachel uses the phrase “Me-Tarzan, You-Jane” to describe his techniques. The best way to frustrate an alpha? Keep him guessing… You won’t only frustrate him, you’ll fascinate him. And once he’s fallen head over money clip, he’ll come running and fight to win you. Points: 10.

 

Only a fool would give her heart to a billionaire player like Tag-
until suddenly the one man who can’t be caught is the one flirting with forever . . .

 

THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR
Billionaire Bad Boys #2
Jessica Lemmon
Releasing Oct 25th, 2016
Forever
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 downstairs . . . right into the most beautiful, blond distraction he’s ever seen.
Dog-sitting by day, bartending by night. It’s not exactly the life Rachel Foster dreamed of. But when Tag Crane rushes in, all mountain-man shoulders and obscenely sexy smile, needing her help for the Crane Hotels, it’s a fantasy come true. What’s the harm in a fun
no-strings fling? Only a fool would give her heart to a billionaire player like Tag-until suddenly the one man who can’t be caught is the one flirting with
forever . . 
 
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Excerpt:

“This is so much colder than a cab,” Rachel said through chattering teeth. The bar was probably fifteen blocks from the apartment. What was she thinking agreeing to walk? She couldn’t feel her nose.

“But cleaner,” Tag said. She was currently taking two steps for every one of his, given his gait was longer than hers, even at a leisurely pace.

“I do better when it’s a nice, even seventy degrees.” She buried her chin in her scarf as she watched her boots cut through the gathering snow. “I guess it’ll be a few more months until we see milder temps.”

God. She was hopeless. Walking down the sidewalk next to a gorgeous guy and talking about the weather. But Tag didn’t balk.

“I like extremes,” he said, as if this was perfectly acceptable conversation. “If it’s hot, I like it really hot. If it’s cold, there’d better be snow or it’s a waste. I like the ocean because you can’t see the end of it. If I’m in a forest, I prefer one filled with massive sequoias.”

“Because you can relate to them,” she teased. “Giant.”

He turned his head and smiled and she admired straight, white teeth surrounded by a golden brown beard. He’d pulled his hair down and the light brown waves fell haphazardly over his black coat. Which was so sexy she couldn’t think. Especially since there were snowflakes in the strands. Not that she could blame them. Nestled warmly in those locks wasn’t a bad place to imagine being.

Again, she wondered at her attraction to him. Though he did kind of look like Thor, and while she wasn’t a die-hard comic book fan, she could appreciate the actor in the movie.

“How tall are you?” she asked, mostly to stop her inane train of thought. The more she was around him, the less she understood her basal reaction to him.

“Just under six-six. You’re what? Five-five?”

“Yeah. How’d you do that?”

He shrugged and looked ahead, but she didn’t doubt how he’d done it. He’d likely honed his carnival skills and was stellar at guessing weight and height. It wasn’t hard to imagine him using his intuition to figure out a woman’s weak points so he could attack where she was most sensitive. He’d probably had a ton of practice.

Was that where her concern was coming from? That he’d find her weak spots and use them against her? That’s what Shaun had done, she thought with a token amount of bitterness.

“How’d I do what?” A puff of air came from his lips, buried in his beard. She’d never liked facial hair. Until now, apparently.

“How’d you guess my height?” she shot back, feeling peeved more with herself than him. Lack of sleep, or maybe too much, she wasn’t really sure what to blame her reaction on now. “How’d you know I was a businesswoman before? I’m a great bartender, by the way. I was a bartender for longer than I worked in marketing.” She pushed her hands deeper into her pockets, lamenting not bringing her gloves with her. Her hands were freezing.

“Just observant. I’m good with people,” he said.

She absorbed that for a few seconds.

“What exactly do you do in Guest and Restaurant Services?” She air-quoted those words, which brought her bare hands from her pockets. He noticed.

“Where are your gloves? Do you realize it’s February in Chicago?”

“I forgot them.”

Tag stopped walking, a deep sigh working its way from his wide chest as he tugged off his gloves.

“I’m fine.” But he wasn’t listening. Once he’d had his baseball-mitt sized gloves off, he lifted her smaller, freezing hands to his mouth, cupping them in his palms, and blew on them to warm her fingers. He did this the way he did everything else.

Slowly.

Intentionally.

And looking right at her.

He brushed his lips over her knuckles as a drove of chills shot down her spine and legs. She became fascinated by how soft his beard felt against her freezing skin, and then those chills were replaced with heat. Pooling in her belly, between her thighs, and infusing her face with color.

“Thanks,” she muttered when he let her go. She stuffed her hands into his gloves—they were warm, and after his personal attention, so was she. They finished their walk to Crane Tower, and once they were in the lobby, she put that together with Crane Hotels. “You’re pretty brand loyal aren’t you?”

“Honey, you have no idea.”

 

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 the life you want.

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Review – Scoring the Billionaire by Max Monroe

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What Worked For Me:
Let me be totally honest…Wes is my favorite Billionaire Bad Boy!  I’ve been patiently waiting for his book since book 1 and the wait did NOT disappoint.  Wes is captivating and cool and he was he completely charmed the panties off me (ok, not really, but my metaphorical panties did melt).  I loved him before I really got to know him but seeing how he was with Winnie…and then Lexi.  WOW!  This man is everything and more and Winnie is his perfect puzzle piece.  He becomes more than just a successful business man with Winnie.  He becomes a better man, a happier man, a more complete man.  But even better, right before my eyes, he became a father.  Winnie is stunning in her skills as doctor, mother, and then lover.  She is also a terrific friend to everyone but she humanizes someone who was seen as cold and aloof and that makes her one of the best characters I’ve ever read.  Winnie is a courageous and strong mother to her daughter Lexi and I love how protective and nurturing she is with her daughter, both sheltering her and giving her wings to fly.  Her relationship with her brothers is quite entertaining but the bond she has with her mom is heartfelt and poignant.  Overall, these two characters stand on their own two feet but they become an unstoppable force when they are together.  Their chemistry is explosive!  It singes the edges of your reading device and never cools off.  Most of all, this book has a strong emotional element, more so than the previous books.  Max Monroe wrote of a relationship between Wes and Lexi that is completely separate of that between Max and Winnie.   Honestly, Scoring the Billionaire is a twofer.  You see hero and heroine fall in love and you also see hero and heroine’s daughter create their own special relationship that is beautiful and full of magic.  We are also treated to glimpses into the lives of the characters from books 1 and 2, much to my entertainment.  Overall this book was well written, moved a steady pace, and kept me engaged from beginning to end.  This is one book I will happily read over and over again.
Would I Recommend This Book:  YES!  Especially if you like romances with combustible chemistry and deep emotional pull.  Don’t forget, this book will make you laugh too!
Final Star Rating: 5 stars….(10 if I’m being completely serious)
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Two love-matches made.
One to go.

Even though two of his best friends have settled down, Wes Lancaster is determined not to get sucked into some siren’s web. As owner of the professional football team the New York Mavericks and wildly successful BAD restaurant, his lifestyle is full as it is.

Well, it was, until Winnie Winslow, the new, sexy, stiletto-wearing Team Physician trash-talks him in the locker room without batting an eye.

Now he can’t stop himself from wanting her.

The only girl in her parents’ brood of five, she’s as outspoken as she is beautiful and the kind of woman who holds her own—and then some.

Always competitive at heart, if he’s going all in for love…
Wes sure as hell wants a Win-Win.

Prepare to get a little dirty because this one might go into overtime.
Game. On.

Link to buy: authormaxmonroe.com/books

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Review – Going Down Fast by Carly Phillips

This book was great!  Going Down Fast is the second book in the Billionaire Bad Boys Series (you don’t have to read book 1 in the series to enjoy this book, but I recommend it, nonetheless).  Lucas and Maxie are the hero and heroine featured in this book and I have to tell you, they have amazing chemistry.  A geeky and shy teenager no more, Lucas is now a man but no matter his age, he has always loved Maxie.  His adolescence has shaped Lucas into the man he is today and that man wants to protect and take care of Maxie, who married his brother.  After the death of his brother (and an absolutely heartbreaking situation that devastates Maxie and changes her forever), Lucas steps up for Maxie, who desperately needs help but really doesn’t want to ask for it.  I love how Lucas treats Maxie.  He shows her how much he cares for her and how different things can be with him, as opposed to his brother (who was a complete and utter douchebag of the first order).  Maxie wants to depend on no one, especially a man.  She is kind and sweet but I loved her strength the most.  She faces a situation at the beginning of this book that would cripple me for life but she finds a way to move on and try to make the best of her life.  She is a character I admired greatly and I loved how she went head to head with Lucas, standing up for herself and her wants and needs.  Together these two characters find a perfect balance.  There is still someone out there that had dealing with her deceased husband who are making things quite problematic for them but they find a way to navigate through the problem while trying to find their footing with each other.  Their passion is incendiary and I had to stop reading a few times just to cool myself off.  Going Down Fast was a delightful read that had a little bit of everything….second chances, love, hot sex, laughter, and suspense. I was entertained and engaged from the beginning and the plot is fast paced and believable.  I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

Would I recommend this book?  Yes

Final Star Rating: 4.5

Going Down Fast (Billionaire Bad Boys Book 2) by Carly Phillips

Date of Publication: October 11, 2016

Blurb

A stand-alone Billionaire Bad Boys novel.

Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.

Lucas Monroe dropped out of college only to become a multi-billionaire and tech world God. He can have any woman he desires in his bed, but the only woman he’s ever wanted is off limits and always has been. When Maxie Sullivan finds herself in dire straits, the only man she can turn to is the one she’s always secretly loved: her childhood best friend. Can they trust their hearts and make a future, or will their complicated pasts stand in the way?

This bad boy is going down fast …

And going down fast has never felt so right.

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About Carly Phillips

After a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at http://www.carlyphillips.com.

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Excerpt Reveal – Scoring the Billionaire by Max Monroe

Can I just say….WOW!  I can’t wait to read the 3rd book in this series, but I gotta tell you, from the excerpt, this book is going to be amazing!!!!
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Scoring the Billionaire
Billionaire Bad Boys #3
Release Date: October 25, 2016

Preorder: http://www.authormaxmonroe.com/books
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Two love-matches made.
One to go.

Even though two of his best friends have settled down, Wes Lancaster is determined not to get sucked into some siren’s web. As owner of the professional football team the New York Mavericks and wildly successful BAD restaurant, his lifestyle is full as it is.

Well, it was, until Winnie Winslow, the new, sexy, stiletto-wearing Team Physician trash-talks him in the locker room without batting an eye.

Now he can’t stop himself from wanting her.

The only girl in her parents’ brood of five, she’s as outspoken as she is beautiful and the kind of woman who holds her own—and then some.

Always competitive at heart, if he’s going all in for love…
Wes sure as hell wants a Win-Win.

Prepare to get a little dirty because this one might go into overtime.
Game. On.

Disclaimer:
In a survey of ten fictional doctors, nine agreed that at the conclusion of this book, you may be in serious danger of having your ovaries explode. Please proceed with caution.

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Release Blitz – Banking the Billionaire by Max Monroe

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With a thriving photography career that allows her to travel all over the world and capture the hottest of men behind her camera lens, Cassie Phillips is the woman who can’t be tamed.

Adrenaline-junkie. Jokester. Billionaire. Hot-as-sin.
At six-foot-five, with muscles for days, and that perfect playful smile, Thatcher Kelly is the kind of man you don’t want to deny.

Wild for wild.
Prank for prank.
The two most unlikely of people may be the only ones to see that some personality traits only run skin deep.

Uncensored. Hilarious. And too damn hot to put into words.
Grab a fan and get ready for one hell of a ride because when the opposite of opposites attract, things are bound to get a little messy.

 

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This is a series of interconnected romantic comedy standalones and Tapping the Billionaire (the first in the series) is currently on sale for limited time for 99 pennies!!!

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Cover Love! Banking the Billionaire by Max Monroe

Well, I attempted to check out that smile but seriously, I’m still drooling over these abs!  This cover is seriously YUMMY!

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Release Date: July 26, 2016

Title: Banking the Billionaire

Series: Billionaire Bad Boys Book 2

Author: Max Monroe

Cover Designer: Perfect Pear Creative

 

Blurb:

Uninhibited. Sarcastic. Confident. Beautiful.

With a thriving photography career that allows her to travel all over the world and capture the hottest of men behind her camera lens, Cassie Phillips is the woman who can’t be tamed.

Adrenaline-junkie. Jokester. Billionaire. Hot-as-sin.

At six-foot-five, with muscles for days, and that perfect playful smile, Thatcher Kelly is the kind of man you don’t want to deny.

Wild for wild.

Prank for prank.

The two most unlikely of people may be the only ones to see that some personality traits only run skin deep.

Uncensored. Hilarious. And too damn hot to put into words.

Grab a fan and get ready for one hell of a ride because when the opposite of opposites attract, things are bound to get a little messy.

Disclaimer:

Authors are not responsible for feelings of lunacy, unhealthy attachment, or withdrawals following the completion of Banking the Billionaire.

Personal injury lawsuits should be fictional in nature and brought against Thatcher Kelly and Cassie Phillips. Honorable Judge MyCover presiding.

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Review – Tapping Her by Max Monroe

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What Worked For Me:

This novella picks up where Tapping the Billionaire leaves off.  Our happy couple is on their honeymoon…and what a decadent treat it is!  Kline and Georgia’s chemistry is as blistering hot as their honeymoon destination so make sure you are drinking lots of water and wearing cool clothes while reading!  The sex scenes are delightfully erotic and frequent…your heart rate will definitely be sky rocketing!  There is tons of whitty banter and emotion between the two and even some tension between them as Georgie and Kline come to terms with her new job and the demands it is going to place on her.  And the dilemma with Walter….I can’t spoil that but I can tell you it is absolutely adorable and just as equally hilarious.  This novella also gives us a very good glimpse into the relationship that is starting to develop between Thatch and Cassie.  These two are very clearly meant for one another and I am thoroughly intrigued as to how that is going to play out.  Their conversations are clever and engaging, albeit sometimes slightly juvenile, but I do think that is the perfect balance for what is going to be one hell of a romance. The situation they find themselves in with Walter is over-the-top funny and personally I want a front row ticket to a comedy show featuring these two.  It would make for a very entertaining sitcom!  Tapping Her is the perfect setup to tell their story and while it does leave you hanging just a little bit (not as a cliffhanger but more as a “Are you kidding me? I want the rest of the story NOW” kind of way) the anticipation for their story is now in overdrive.  And even though I’m still wondering who the duo of Max Monroe really is, the story and this series is taking on a life of its own and I’m thinking less about who they are, and more about how much faster they can write.

Would I Recommend This Book:

Yes, especially to readers who like Erotic Romance with lots of laughter.

Final Star Rating:

4.5

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Blissful in Bora Bora…

Kline and Georgia Brooks are fresh off their wedding and ready to indulge in the honeymoon of a lifetime.

Luxurious and private, their overwater bungalow in the South Pacific is the perfect backdrop for fun, sun, and enough sexiness to necessitate a dip in the clear water to cool down.

But marriage means more, and Kline and Georgia may have to find a different way to handle the heat.

Nowhere near normal in New York…

Thatcher Kelly loves wild women, and Cassie Phillips is about as wild as they come. Put them together and they are a match made in chaos.

Bound by cat-sitting responsibilities, Cass and Thatch have to find a way to right their mistakes—and wade through the dense cloud of sexual tension that seems to suffocate the room whenever they’re together.

Will they be able to resist?

And more importantly, will Walter be okay?

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