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The Bastard

Book 1, The Filthy Duet

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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?


Customer Reviews

I love this b*$tard!

Lisa Renee Jones has done it again! I loved this book! We start with the meeting between the b*$tard Eric & his step sister, the princess, Harper. Let’s say they get more than friendly, shall we?! Again, they are not blood related & didn’t grow up together, so no worries there! Jump to six years later, & Harper needs his help. She works for his father, but she knows something is off with the business. Neither one has been able to forget about the other, so he agrees even though he has wanted nothing to do with his father or his business. You can read the book to find out why! Eric & Harper’s chemistry is explosive! We got a taste of Eric in her other Dirty Rich books, but this is a stand alone. I was intrigued with the glimpses we got of him, but it was great to really dig into who he is. I love that he has no apologies for who he is. He has his reasons for being a b*$tard, but there is a heart in there. I loved the romance that was developing between Eric & Harper, & the business espionage weaved throughout the pages. I didn’t want to put this book down til I got to the end! I can’t wait to see what happens next, but beware there is a cliffhanger!


This was a surprise for me. I really wasn't expecting to love Eric's story so much. We got a few scenes with him in previous Dirty Rich series but he didn't stand out to me at that time. However, I was completely enthralled.

Eric is done with his father's family but it only took Harper to pull him back in. He has never stopped thinking about their time together 6 years ago. Even though he fears she is just like the rest of his family, he wants her. If Harper is in trouble, he will protect her but he fears she is lying to him.

There was so much to uncover in this book. The family is full of secrets and lies and I enjoyed following along as Eric and Harper dug in to find the truth all the while Eric is trying to learn to trust Harper. Their attraction is explosive and I love them together.

I got to the last page in the book and couldn't believe it was going to end there. I literally screamed no! I'm going to need that second book ASAP. Just as Harper and Eric start to solidify their relationship a bomb was dropped and then something else happened that I won't give away in my review but I need to know what happens next!!!


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.

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The Bastard
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Nov 14, 2018
  • Publisher: Julie Patra Publishing
  • Seller: Lisa Renee Jones
  • Print Length: 276 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Filthy Duet
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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