I came into this book thinking it was another Fifty Shades style romance filled with dominance and kinky scenes, but Jessica Lemmon’s Tempting the Billionaire is anything but a Fifty Shades book. I was expecting this to be your typical romantic fluff and I was surprised by the humor and wit that makes up this fantastic book.
Crickitt Day is dealing with the emotions left by the end of her nine year marriage. She is jobless and heartbroken, when her friend talks her into a night on the town. Tired and emotionally drained she finds herself crying at the bar. Shane August, owner of August Industries is out on the town with his cousin Aiden. When the pair spy Crickitt crying at the bar they assume that she’s an easy target, however Shane feels a connection and her pain radiating from across the bar. When Shane discovers Crickitt needs work, he instantly offers her a job with his company. Hesitant at first but needing the job, Crickitt agrees to an interview. Shane is not without his own emotional baggage. He has no desire to ever get married and feels that the only person he can lean on is himself. As they begin to work together, Crickitt and Shane find themselves thinking more and more about the other and sparks begin to fly between these two lost souls.
Tempting the Billionaire is filled with plenty of emotion and a lot of heart. It is very entertaining and leaves readers wanting to more. Highly enjoyable and an easy read with great secondary characters, I would recommend Tempting the Billionaire to anyone who enjoys heartfelt romance.
4 ½ Stars, Arc provided by Grand Central Publishing for review