Heart of a Bad Boy by Sugar Jamison #Review

Posted May 31, 2016 by Shari in Reviews / 6 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Heart of a Bad Boy by Sugar Jamison #Review
Heart of a Bad Boy

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Series: The Bad Boys of Destiny #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by St. Martin's Press, Swerve
Released on May 31, 2016
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Finally we get Levi’s story. The Bad Boys of Destiny is a series about the King brothers and their return to Destiny. The first book started with Colt, Duke and Levi returning when their aunt is put into the hospital. The stories happen at the same time as you get bits and pieces of them all together and their own story on their own. Levi is the youngest of them all. While you don’t have to have the other two brothers’ stories, it does help at times when you have read the scene from a different perspective.

Levi King has always been the protected younger brother when the King patriarch leaves town after he causes a drunken accident that almost kills someone. Until they are taken in by their aunt, Duke and Colt went without to give Levi somewhat of a normal life. That doesn’t mean he didn’t know what they were doing. Nearby there was a neighbor girl who decided one day they were best friends, Shelly. The two were inseparable up until Duke is sent to prison and Colt takes Levi away from the town that always looked down on the King family.

Through the years, Levi and Shelly remained friends, writing and calling each other, but Levi never makes an attempt to come home. He takes on car racing until a bad accident throws him out of the circuit. His brothers have built a dynasty on remodeling old cars, custom work Duke does, while Colt runs the business side. They take him in and make him the face of their television show.

Now Levi is back in town and the first person he goes to is Shelly. Shelly lives with her widowed father who works at the prison and is a deacon at the local church. While I don’t think he pressured Shelly, he did raise her strictly. Covering up her body in two sizes to big for her, she pulls her hair back into a strict, tight bun. As a teacher she is gentle and firm, but with Levi back in her life she realizes she hasn’t truly lived, but instead has waited on him to come back to her.

The two form a bucket list and start the slow draw to falling in love. I guess I felt awkward that they were best friends, but also going at it like bunnies without talking about the future or their feelings. How to you exit this relationship still friends and move on? Shelly is a virgin and naive in ways, but don’t mistake that to mean she isn’t adventurous, she just needed the right person to branch out with her sexuality.

I loved Levi and his need to come back to his best friend always even if not in person. He fustrated me with not fully admitting his feelings even to himself at one point. Growing is what he needed to do before he could grasp what he was losing. I loved that Shelly wasn’t just a sweet submissive thing. She baked, took care of other people, but she finally puts her foot down when she feels she is being used.

This was a sweet way to end the book with various different types of bad boys all in one family. Colt was the corporate shark with no feelings (or just bottled up), Duke is the ex-con who has the gentlest of hearts (and a secret son he didn’t know about), along with Levi who is the bad boy of women learning love was right in front of him. I highly recommend this series to anyone wanting a little King in their bed.

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About Sugar Jamison

Sugar Jamison is a southern belle trapped in a New Yorker’s body. With a love of big hair and high heeled shoes, she spends her day at her very normal day job and night dreaming up sweet but sassy romances.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
6 years ago

Oh yes! I can see why this one put a charge in you. This pair sound all sorts of interesting with their bucket list and situation as long time friends.

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Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

I loved this couple, but the friendship with sex kind of confused me that they weren’t thinking of when it would end or if it would go on. Friends with benefits really didn’t fit this situation.

6 years ago

His torso looks weird

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Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
Reply to  Blodeuedd

Everyone is allowed their opinion, but I disagree. I love his torso.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

Well that sounds like a fun series. I’ve been meaning to try her books for a while now. Glad to hear they’re good 😀

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago

I am a fan of hers now!