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Bringing Home the Bad Boy (Second Chance) Mass Market Paperback – January 27, 2015
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Jessica is an ex-meat-eater, writer, artist, dreamer, wife, and den mother to two dogs.
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The quick of it is that years ago Evan and Charlie both lost someone important to them...a woman named Rae. Evan's wife and Charlie's best friend. They've had to fight their way back to life after the loss that ripped their lives apart and part of doing so brought Evan and his son to Charlie's doorstep. Or, rather, the house next door to her. And it's stirred up all kinds of interesting feelings between them that go way beyond just friendship and being someone's shoulder to cry on.
These two! I absolutely loved them. Evan is a single daddy trying to balance everything in his life--being a good father, his career as an artist, falling in love again and letting go of his past. He's sexy and sweet and can be a little broody when dealing with things--nightmares about his wife, etc. And Charlie was a wonderful heroine. She's giving and loving and pretty easy to like even if she does get a little insecure now and again (it's pretty understandable why though, really).
The romance between these two was hearbreakingly sweet (and pretty damn hot to boot). They have a lot to get past--namely guilt over Rae and Charlie feeling like she was stealing her best friend's family-- but once they do holy! It's not entirely smooth sailing since doubts creep in now and again but it's honest and real and damn it was just a lovely romance to watch unfold and grow. These two really are each other's support and love each other entirely.Read more ›
Also, the hero had a dialogue tic that made me crazy: he makes declarative statements with no subject. "Not going anywhere. Not giving you a break." "The hell you talking about?" "Gotta tuck you in, baby." Now, I'm not such a stickler that I get all shirty when someone says offhandedly, "Love you, babe," instead of "I love you," but in this book, everything Evan said was a sentence fragment with no subject pronoun, and sometimes it was confusing as to whether the missing subject should have been "I" or "You" or something else entirely. I found it distracting and annoying.
This Lemmon is a gem! I was fighting tears at four percent. FOUR PERCENT!!! Jessica Lemmon, a new-to-me author had me emotionally invested in this book from page one! She tackled matters of Death, Grief, and a Second Chance at romance. I must say, I am very impressed.
It’s been five years since Evan Downey’s wife had passed away. It hasn’t been easy but after these years of grieving, he is ready for a new start. And what better way to do that than to go to the place where he found happiness long ago. Maybe even get another chance at love.
Guilt can be an ugly festering sore in your ass if you can’t let go. If this is true, then Charlie’s ass would be in big trouble. She had an overwhelming guilt looming over her head since her BFF passed away. There was a point that it almost became too much for my liking but I’m glad Ms. Lemmon cut it when she did. She did good making Charlie give in using Evan and Lyon’s convincing charms.
I loved this couple. They live their lives in the the simplest way but shines like a beacon without even trying. Both Evan and Charlie are artist who are passionate about what they do and with that said, you know they will be passionate in bed. Evan certainly is passionate and skilled. The man can create art and takes it to a whole new sexy level. Did I mention he is also a tattoo artist?!
There is no cliffhanger in this story except an unanswered question. I am very curious about the painting in the library? I’m curious to where the memorable painting would reside next. I’m hoping to read more about it at the next Installment which I believe with be about Donny though I was hoping for Asher first. I’m sure Ms. Lemmon has big plans for him…can’t wait!!!
*ARC provided by publisher
Charlie had a crush on Evan when she was a teenager, but he fell for her BFF Rae and married her. Charlie and Rae stayed BFFs until Rae's death. Evan never thought of Charlie in any romantic way until he sees her sunbathing one day. After that, every time he thinks about her it's about her "awesome tits, mile long legs, or thick thighs". The book is more than half way done before he has any sort of thoughts about Charlie other than sexual. All he seems to want is to get into her pants. Then after they do have sex, he's just so pushy. He comes on so strong, never giving Charlie any space. I think anyone in Charlie's position would have reservations, and considering how her previous relationship ended, I couldn't blame her for being wary.
I really liked the part where Evan talks about making people perfect after they die, that really rang true, everyone forgets the flaws. I liked the small town setting and the supporting characters (especially Gloria). There were some references made about other characters (obviously from previous books), but I didn't feel lost not having read them.
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Holy Sex on a Stick...and on some canvas, and maybe an office chair, and the shower....Let's just say you will be needing a shower after some of the wicked love makin going on... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Lisa M. Filipe
This is the first book that I have read by Jessica Lemmon and it definitely won't be my last!! I really loved this second chance romance book and the characters were all fantastic... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Elizabeth from Crazii B!tches Book Blog
This novel, my first encounter with Jessica Lemmon's work, basically cemented my imaginary bestie status with her. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marie-Elizabeth D
This is the first book that got me hooked on reading books by Jessica Lemmon. It is also the first book in her Second Chance series. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patricia Biddinger
This book will take you through all of the feels! Heartache, guilt, love, nostalgia, sorrow, happiness, joy, regret... And it's great! It's so great! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sheryl P
A great read to start an awesome series. This was definitely a story of second chance romance. The characters were well developed and secondary characters played their part well.Published 2 months ago by monamee
I loved this so very much. Excellent story full of heart and laughter and love and a whole lot of sexy. It was everything I adore in a great read! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gretchen - About That Story