The Bastard - Lisa Renee Jones

The Bastard

By Lisa Renee Jones

  • Release Date: 2018-11-14
  • Genre: Contemporary
The Bastard book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 286 Ratings)

The Bastard Lisa Renee Jones Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

I'm the bastard child, son to the mistress, my father's backup heir to the Mitchell 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?


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User reviews about this book

  • So-so

    By meiahudson
    Book was so-so. I was irked by the repetitive back in forth trust issues. Felt a bit to excessive. I’m surprised I read the whole book... almost stopped several times.
  • A great read

    By nikki van horn
    First off let me just say this book is amazing. Harper aka the Princess works for the Mitchell Empire. She finds stuff going on at the empire that is dangerous. She needs help to prove what's going on at the Empire. She can't trust no one but Eric but she knows that he wasn't treated well from his father that he wont come help her. Eric aka the Bastard works with his best friend Grayson. His life wasn't all that easy. He wants nothing to do with his father empire. He cant stop thinking about Harper. Harper comes and ask Eric for help. Will he come and help her? Their connection is amazing. She cant stop thinking about him. She feels like he is dangerous and he feels like he cant trust her. I just love them together. I cant wait for the second book. I highly recommend this book. You wont be disappointed. Can I get an Eric?
  • What a way to start a duet

    By NikkiMouse09
    I know I say this a lot but Lisa blows me away with her stories! These 2 are combustible. So freaking good!!!!! The cliffhanger is KILLER!!!! I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!! There are sooo many unanswered questions! And that’s what keeps me going back to Lisa’s books. No one writes romance mystery and intrigue like her!

    By ilovereadingJO
    Harper is a young business woman who is desperate to find out what is going on in her family's business. The only way to do this is to reach out to the one man that left her 6 years before. Eric, a self made billionaire, considers himself a part of a family not comprised of blood relatives. So, after six years, when Harper approaches him asking for help to the family he despises he says no. The attraction he felt for Harper six years ago though is too strong. He goes back for her and to make sure that she is safe from the family that once turned him away. The chemistry is apparent from the moment Eric and Harper meet. The chemistry is apparent with sexy scenes, hints of romance and the play for dominance. A must read from Lisa Renee Jones.
  • Review: Filthy Duet 1: The Bastard

    By @LisaHines711
    The Bastard by Lisa Renee Jones is the first part in her new Filthy Duet and while it is also technically book six in the Dirty Rich series this duet can be read separate from the series. Told in dual POV between Eric and Harper this story is both mysterious and sexy. With the underlying drama of the situation these two find themselves in to the steamy, they just can't help themselves moments that literally combust off the page. Eric has fought for everything he has in his life starting with his mother's fight for him to be acknowledged as the bastard spare heir of the Kingston empire ending with his success in life despite the Kingston family and their poison. Harper is determined to be a part of the family she finds herself in. Her father is dead and her mother is married to a Kingston. She is now step-daughter in the Kingston family and desires nothing more than to take her father's company and legacy that was absorbed by the Kingston empire in the marriage and keep it going. But when bad things keep happening she turns to the only Kingston out there she knows she can trust, the bastard heir, Eric. Well-written, well-paced, with edge of your set moments, steamy interactions and a well-built world this was a pleasure to read. Enjoy!
  • Can’t wait for Part II

    By ChristiLofton
    Loved Harper & Eric! This book is the perfect blend of romance and suspense. On pins and needles waiting for the next part of their story!
  • Desperate for more

    By Erin ~ Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
    4-4.5 Stars I had to pick my jaw up off the floor and get my thoughts in order before I could write this. Wow! Jones, once again, delivered a shocking and thrilling story; a finely crafted story filled with secrets, lies, and suspense. These characters are so deep. We see their strengths and their weaknesses but we never truly get the full picture. I’m eager to see them in their entirety. Jones writes incredible mysteries with list of moving parts. How she’s able to make everything come together, I don’t know, but she does. Throughout The Bastard, she lays the pieces out for us. As the story goes on, the questions and anticipation build. She leaves us dangling at the end, frantic for more!! I need to see how things will play out!
  • Omg! The Bastard is Real

    By Kris-13
    Omg! The Bastard is Real...and I cannot get enough. I seriously thought my heart was going to stop when I realized there were no more pages. Wowza what a cliffhanger, Lisa Renee Jones you out did yourself, I am on pins and needles awaiting book 2 #TheBastardIsReal
  • Spectacular!

    By shellyburger73
    Oh my goodness!!! I need to read The Princess like yesterday! Lisa, you’ve left us in suspense. How could you? Just kidding! Once again you’ve written another spectacular book! And as I always say about your books, they have character’s from other books, pulling it all together! The heartache that both, Eric and Harper have endured, is so sad. But how they’ve managed to move on from their pasts and into a future (hopefully) together is remarkable! There are still many unanswered questions when the book ends. But that just makes you get ready for book two, The Princess. Can’t wait to get those questions answered. Can the bad boy, genius, bastard and the princess have a happily ever after? I sure hope so!
  • Could Not Put It Down

    By tfail24
    Could Not Put It Down!!! A great start to another winning duet by Lisa Renee Jones. Eric, oh, Eric - where to begin. He’s a bastard and will tell you that himself, but you need to read the book to find out why. One thing is for sure – you will either love Eric or you won’t, but you will have to make that decision for yourself. Just know that he has he reasons for being like he is and not being able to trust easily. Eric and Harper had an immediate attraction and chemistry from the beginning that you could almost feel coming off of the pages. Harper is part of them, his family, and Eric wants nothing to do with any of them. So Eric walked away from Harper, the princess, 6 years ago. Although, she is never far from his thoughts, Eric never thought he would see her again. Harper walks back into his life and says she needs his help? Is that true or is she just trying to lure him back to his family for them? Eric may not want anything to do with his family, but he will protect Harper from them if she is telling him the truth. They will have to work together to discover what is going on and uncover all of the lies. You have betrayals, angst and have enemies everywhere you turn. Then comes the part where you want to throw your book or kindle up against the wall. Talk about a cliffhanger… How could she just leave us with that? Definitely can’t wait until January 2019.

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