Book Review: THE BASTARD by Lisa Renee Jones

The Bastard
Author: The Bastard
Genre: Romance Suspense,
Billionaire Romance
Series: The Filthy Trilogy #1

I'm the bastard child, son to the mistress, my father's backup heir to the Kingston 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't need my father's company or his love. My "brother" can have it. I will never go back there. I will never be the mistake my father made, the way he was the mistake my mother made.

And then she walks in the door, the princess I'd once wanted more than I'd wanted my father's love. She wants me to come back. She says my father needs to be saved. I don't want to save my father but I do want her. Deeply. Passionately. More than I want anything else.

But she's The Princess and I'm The Bastard. We don't fit. We don't belong together and yet she says he needs me, that she needs me. We're like sugar and spice, we don't mix, but I really crave a taste. Just one. What harm can just one taste do?



4.5 stars  The Bastard is one of those books where I am not even sure how to begin this review. It was that good and I don’t want to spoil anything.  This is a fast-paced billionaire romantic suspense full of intrigue, secrets, and questionable loyalties.  Eric is extremely intelligent, clever, confident, and quite the alpha - pretty much all the qualities I like in a man!  He has great animosity towards his family and with a good reason. However, it makes it difficult for him to fully trust anyone affiliated with Kingston Motors.  Harper is a strong woman with lots of business savvy and a kind heart. She is also Eric’s stepsister and works at Kingston.  The two have an instant connection after one night together and six years later, the intense chemistry between them has only grown.  

I really enjoyed this book as the hero/heroine are likable and well-developed; the storyline is interesting and moves at a good pace; and there are some hot steamy scenes.  The Bastard is book 1 in a trilogy so it does end a cliffhanger.  Fortunately, the final book will be released later this month which is a good thing, because I need to know what happens!  I received this book for free and I voluntarily leave this review.

Other Books in the Series:

The Princess: Book 2

The Empire: Book 3
Releases: March 12, 2019

About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly accNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
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