Title: Bringing Home the Bad Boy
Series: Second Chance #1
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Publisher: Forever Romance
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Creativity is his drug, painting is his escape, but she'll be the addiction that brings him to his knees.
Evan Downey buried a part of his soul when put the love of his life in the ground. He knows he needs to get his shit together for the sake of their son, but escaping into his art is the only way he can begin to cope with Rae's death. When the chance to move back to Evergreen Cove, one of the few places that has ever felt right to him, he knows it's a chance he has to take. For his sake, and his sons.
Charlotte Harris would give anything to have her best friend back. But if she can't have Rae, then she vows she'll at least be there to support the family Rae left behind. So when she learns that Evan is looking to move home, she does everything she can to help him and Lyon re-build their lives at the Cove. But when sparks start to fly between Charlotte and Evan it's the first glimpse of something bright and beautiful either of them has seen in far too long. And they start to wonder if fate has offered them a second chance at happiness-- if only their brave enough to take the risk and let love back into their lives.
I am such a sucker for second chance love stories and this one was perfect! It made me laugh, made me cry, made me want to throw my Kindle, and also had some super steamy moments. I enjoyed every minute of it!
This is truly a story of second chances; Evan, a bad boy tattoo artist/illustrator, lost the love of his life way too early, leaving him to raise their son alone. Of course, he had help from his family and friends. Needing a change he moves to Evergreen Cove, where Rae’s best friend, Charlie lives. Having Charlie in their daily lives changes everything for both of them.
I love to see the soft side to a bad boy. It seems that the bad boys always fall the hardest.
“Ace, “ he muttered almost reverently against his neck. He swept her hair off her shoulder and kissed it, giving her a full-body shudder. “You steal my breath away.”
And Evan was such an amazing father to Lyon as well. It was fantastic to watch Charlie grieve as well as build her self confidence that was missing for so long. This story also had a fantastic cast of secondary characters; Lyon, Rae’s parents, Asher, and Gloria – just to name a few.
I feel like so much happened throughout this book and it was all very necessary. It was a look at what life is and can be after tragedy occurs. I am very excited to see that we will be getting another book, this one about Donovan, the missing Penis Bandit.
~ Review by Tiffany
Jessica Lemmon has always been a dreamer. At some point, she decided head-in-the-clouds thinking was childish, went out, and got herself a job . . . and then she got another one because that one was lousy. And when that one stopped being fulfilling, she went out and got another . . . and another. Soon it became apparent she'd only be truly happy doing what she loved. And since "eating potato chips" isn't a viable career, she opted to become a writer. With fire in her heart, she dusted off a book she'd started years prior, finished it, and submitted it. It may have been the worst book ever, but it didn't stop her from writing another one. Now she has several books finished, several more started, and even more marinating in her brain (which currently resides in the clouds, thankyouverymuch), and she couldn't be happier. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want. (While eating potato chips.)