Genres: New Adult Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on March 4, 2014
I will be honest and say I stuck with this one only because I needed to review it for NetGalley. One, I guess I should have known it was New Adult Romance, which I detest for making it a genre when contemporary is just fine. Second when I saw 1st POV I was ready to chuck it at the door. I so don’t want to read 1st POV again. Ever. But I know that won’t go away. Each chapter changes point of view from the heroine and the hero…and there are a lot of chapters due to this.
Laney Holt is the preacher’s daughter who’s dream is to get a good job, marry a great man and start popping out babies. She thinks she has met that man until she finds him with her best friend. The engagement is broken and now she is back home with her family, doing estate work. But he family keep hounding her about her fiancee and going so far as to ambush her to get her back with him. The last thing she needs is a reminder of a kiss she had with the town bad boy four years ago.
Jake Theopolis has had a hard life after the death of his mother. His father hated him, but is now dead. Jake is back home to settle the estate and remembers the hot kiss he had with Laney. Used to being reckless and living life, he feels a little stifled back on the orchard. With Laney inventorying the estate, he takes on a job at the fire department, while lusting after Laney each chance he can get.
After the ambush Laney moves in with Jake and it goes on from there. I don’t there was much wild or bad boy going on between these two. While they did things Laney wouldn’t normally do, it wasn’t that over the top for what I felt young 20 somethings would do normally. They have sex…a lot of sex. They have misunderstandings. Everyone does. Even censure from parents. But when it all boiled down to things, I just wasn’t blown away with the story of a bad boy with a good heart taking the preacher’s daughter on a walk on the wild side.
How bad do you want your bad boys?
Can goody, goody girls be turned into naughty girls or are they giving up their morals?
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