Manwhore. That's what the board of directors - and the tabloids - think of billionaire bachelor Reese Crane. Ordinarily he couldn't care less, but his playboy past is preventing the board from naming him CEO of Crane Hotels. Nothing - and no one - will keep him from his life's legacy. They want a settled man to lead the company? Then that's exactly what he'll give them.
Merina Van Heusen will do anything to get her parents' funky boutique hotel back - even marry cold-as-ice-but-sexy-as-hell Reese Crane. It's a simple business contract - six months of marriage, absolute secrecy, and the Van Heusen is all hers again.
But when sparks fly between them, their passion quickly moves from the boardroom to the bedroom. And soon Merina is living her worst nightmare: falling in love with her husband....
©2016 Jessica Lemmon (P)2016 Hachette Audio
"Hello unconventional love story!!!"
I really liked this narrator. I'd been in a funk where I was not liking many narrators. But this one brought the characters to life!
This book is a 5 star re listen any day any time. I finished it in 1 day!
loved it!!! Felt like chapter 19 was cut short but overall great and sweet story.
"WHAT A GREAT STORY.. & PERFECTLY NARRATED TOO"
We all know that there are a lot of these types of storylines floating around... an arranged marriage of convenience with an end date which turns into the real thing - and they're usually quite predictable, easy-going, light and fun. And so was this listen... but there was so much more depth to the story which was expertly narrated by Sasha Dunbrooke who brought to life the cold-hearted sexy handsome Playboy Billionaire Reese who'd been hurt and devastated before so vowed he was never going to let a woman hurt him again.... until he got to know Merina. Sasha also breathed life into the strong-willed, feisty, independent and beautiful Merina as she fought for what she wanted.... which slowly changed from bricks and mortar to flesh and blood. Reese thought his only destiny was to become CEO but it turned out to be an empty lonely and cold place without love and without Merina.
An addictive can't stop listening to it story that started out being between rivals and enemies... but over shared time and kisses for the Share Holders and tabloids, slowly developed into the real thing. There were times when Reese forgot his promise and let the impenetrable walls around his heart fall for a time but unfortunately he was his own worst enemy because he just couldn't get past his past... and up went those walls again. Merina was unsuspecting and unaware of Reese's past... but slowly the secrets of his past were revealed and rather than run she clung on to the hope that somehow she would conquer his demons and have it all.... but unfortunately it wasn't going to be that easy.
A really entertaining listen, great banter, humor, passion, seismic chemistry and toe curling sex... however it wasn't without some heartache and pain. This was a good story, but I'm sure what notched it up a degree was the awesome narration. Dual POV's and of course there's a wonderful HEA eventually waiting for us romantics to sigh over.
Worth a credit? I love bad boy Billionaires and the strong women who infiltrate their lofty indulgent lives and tame them so I was expecting to enjoy an entertaining four star listen.... however the characters - especially the emotionally broken Reese, the situations this doomed couple found themselves caught up in and the awesome narration easily brought it into the five star very creditworthy rating.
This is a wonderful story. I am looking forward in listening to the next one.
"Really enjoyed this book!!"
In ‘The Billionaire Bachelor’ we meet Merina Van Heusen. Merina is a hardworking single woman who would do anything for her parents hotel The Van Heusen. It’s been Merina’s dream for years to inherit the hotel one day. A lot of Merina’s childhood memories are about times she spend in the hotel. So when her parents tell her they sold the hotel to billionaire and man-whore Reese Crane, she is furious. But there is a way Reese Crane will give the hotel back to Merina. All she has to do is marry him for six months, and the hotel will be all hers. Desperate, and broke Merina decides this is the only way to get her families property back, but when she’s married to Reese she finds out there is so much more to the sexy billionaire.
I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. The story is understandably very predictable, but I never got bored or didn’t enjoy myself. The two main characters Merina and Reese are really fun to get to know. From the fighting in the beginning to the romance and many hot scenes. I loved getting to know them and I felt myself wanting to keep on listening when it was time to stop.
The best thing about these two main characters was definitely how passionate they both were about their work, and how much chemistry they had. I love people who just really want to do the best they can, and Merina and Reese definitely wanted to make the best out of their hotels. It was fun to hear how they both achieved that goal. And the chemistry between them was just amazing. You could almost hear it sizzling through the words.
The narrator Sasha Dunbrooke did an amazing job. She had a different voice for every character, and I would recognize the different characters by them easily. Very impressive. Marina and Reese really sounded like two different characters. And best of all you could really hear the emotions the characters felt by listening to the narrator.
There were a view moments that I found myself losing interest a little when there was yet another sex scene, I mean to much is too much. But Sasha Dunbrooke and the romance the author created between Merina and Reese kept me hooked until the end.
‘The Billionaire Bachelor’ was definitely an audiobook I enjoyed. And I would love to listen to the next book in this series, about Reese’s brother Tag. I definitely love to know more about all Crane brothers.
"awesome book and narration.
loved the book.5 stars"
Hot! and emotional.oved the book..
heartfelt and great narration..cannot stop listening to the book..5 stars to the author..
"Best Book i have listened to ALL year!!"
Out of all of the books i have listened to and enjoyed this one got it right from beginning to end. A lot of them are enjoyable until they get to the end and its way too mushy and predictable. This one was magnificent through and through 5 stars!!
"Enjoyed this book, can't wait to get the next one!"
I was skeptical about this one at first, but it kept me intrigued from the beginning through the end. I will explore more books like this.
"Story and narration are both very good"
The story is well written, the characters are easy to connect with. The narrator did a really good job. However having both a male and female narrator is always better but I will definitely listen to another book narrated by Sasha Dunbrooke.
"Love the narrator and female protagonist BUT..."
Yes when the missing cut-off Chapter 19 becomes available I am most definitely going to re-read it
I liked the down-to-earth, funny, lovely Merina and listening to her was bliss. I am glad it is also in Crane's point of you too, or I don't think I would've liked him at all. I still didn't care for him, but he grew on me until the end when I hated his guts...character developed and then dropped and then rebounded.
The best scene in this audiobook is at the retirement party Merina was hilarious!
Yes, in fact I practically did. Went shopping engrossed in the book and fell asleep listening to it. I couldn't turn it off!
It was pretty good...it kept me entertained. However, there was something missing and Reese's character needed some work. I was really starting to like him until right before the ending where he made me mad, but I liked how it became full circle at the end. I want to continue the series when it becomes available. Mostly because Tag sounds like an awesome character from this story and I think I will like him more than Reese and the sneak peak kept me on my toes. I loved the narrator's voice. Audible please get it soon! The Billionaire Next Door. I also can't wait to meet the third brother...
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