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Manwhore. That's what the board of directors--and the tabloids--thinks 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.
Bestselling romance writer Lemmon (the Second Chance series) kicks off her Billionaire Bad Boys contemporary series with sexual sparks between wealthy rival hoteliers in a world of luxury. Merina Van Heusen is livid when she learns her parents have sold the Van Heusen Hotel, a Chicago institution, to the sleek, modern Crane Hotel chain to avoid bankruptcy. After giving her new boss, Reese Crane, a piece of her mind, the last thing she expects is a proposal. Reese, desperate to prove to Crane investors that he's more than the bed-hopping playboy featured in tabloids and blogs, thinks a stable marriage will show he's dependable. After six months, when he's won over the Crane Hotel board, he offers to divorce quietly and give Merina control of her beloved hotel. Merina agrees to the temporary marriage, but their mutual attraction grows, and they both must figure out how to overcome past hurts before they can trust themselves to love again. The Van Heusen Hotel's troubling money problems never do get addressed, but Lemmon hits the right emotional buttons with this lavish, indulgence-fueled romance.