Bringing Home the Bad Boy (Second Chance #1)
by Jessica Lemmon
4 of 5 Stars
The Bad Boy Is Back
Downey needs a new beginning. Since the death of his wife five years
ago, the brilliant tattoo artist has shut himself away in a prison of
grief that not even his work can break him out of-and what's worse, Evan
knows his son Lyon is bearing the brunt of his seclusion. Moving back
to the lake town of Evergreen Cove where he spent his childhood summers
is his last chance for a fresh start.
Charlotte Harris knows she
owes it to her best friend's memory to help Evan and his son find their
way again, but she can't stop her traitorous heart from skipping a beat
every time she looks into Evan's mesmerizing eyes. Charlotte is
determined to stay strictly in the Friend Zone-until a mind-blowing
night knocks that plan by the wayside. Now, if they're brave enough to
let it, Charlotte and Evan might just find a love capable of healing
their broken hearts . . .
I'll start by stating that contemporary romance isn't really my cup of tea. I prefer paranormal and urban fantasy. However, I like to take a vacation and visit the contemporary realm and this book was great!
The bad boy, Evan, has decided to move back to his home town. For the last four years he has been caring for his son on his own. His wife, Rae, had past and being around family and friends would be best for him and his son.
The heroine, Charlie, had been best friends with Rae and is still grieving her passing. Charlie has had a crush on Evan for what seems like forever, but shoved it aside when Rae had expressed interest in him.
Their romance is rocky at first. Chariel has a difficult time moving on and letting go of her grief and guilt for having feelings for Evan. There were times when I wanted to slap her. She was a little too mopey dragged me down. Along with her doubts about herself. She really could use a heavy dose of self esteem. However, Evan was the perfect bad boy: sexy, honest, and incredibly alpha. He is confident and when he sees something he wants to goes for it. Charlie didn't stand a chance and I loved the romance between them.
If you love contemporary and enjoy a bad boy (who doesn't?!) then you will LOVE this book!