My Thoughts About Jessica Lemmon's Rescuing the Bad Boy + Blog Tour Giveaway

Hello everyone,
I hope you all had a nice, relaxing 3-day weekend with a lot of reading done.

I am so excited to be part of the Rescuing the Bad Boy release week celebration. I really loved the first book in the Second Chance series, Bringing Home the Bad Boy (read my review here), and I was so excited to read about Sofie and Donovan. Rescuing the Bad Boy does not disappoint. Read on for my thoughts about the novel and for an awesome giveaway from Forever.

E-ARC: 432 pages
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Source of my copy: publisher
Series: Second Chances #2
For Donovan Pate, the lake town of Evergreen Cove is a minefield of tough memories—including the day he had to let go of Sofie Martin. Years later, he still can’t forget the taste of her lips and the feel of her killer curves. He knows he’s too damaged, that he should stay away for her own good. But what the head says and the heart wants are two very different things…

Seven years ago, Donovan broke Sofie’s heart. Now her career depends on playing nice in order to pull off the charity fundraiser of the decade. She vows to keep things professional…yet working by his side every day doesn’t make it easy to fight temptation, and it isn’t long before she finds herself falling for this bad boy all over again. But loving Donovan means helping him face his past–so they can fight for a future together.

First of all, kudos to the cover designer for this series because I love how the background reflects the different seasons in each of the book (and the hot, face-half-cut guy doesn't hurt either): summer for Bringing Home the Bad Boy, fall for Rescuing the Bad Boy and winter for the upcoming A Bad Boy for Christmas.

Jessica Lemmon is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. Second chance romances are one of my favorite romance tropes and Rescuing the Bad Boy takes everything I love and then some. It was funny, sweet, sexy, heartbreaking and swoon-y. I loved it!

Donny had a crappy home life growing up, having to deal with an abusive drunk of a father and a grandmother who turned a blind eye to what was going on. Then, he met Sofie and she was everything good he thought he couldn't have. He took her virginity and broke her heart. Seven years later, he's back and Sofie, for the sake of her career, have to play nice with him. But they both realize that despite what happened in the past they are still very much attracted to each other.

As soon as I started reading Rescuing the Bad Boy, I was hooked. I loved Sofie right away. She's hard-working, have a sunny attitude, and always ready to help others. She's the kind of person you want by your side. But she also has her insecurities and vulnerabilities that I could relate to and makes her human. Donny was standoffish at first and he came across as cold and unfeeling, but as we get to know him, we find out that he's hiding a lot behind that cold exterior. I grew to love him too and I want a Donovan Pate of my own. Like in Bringing Home the Bad Boy, I love both main characters equally on their own and together. Their story touched me and I was very much invested in their relationship and their happily every after.

I love Donny and Sofie's romance. They have very strong chemistry right from the beginning and it doesn't let up until the end. I love the emotional moments, I love the steamy, sexy moments and I love the sweet, funny moments. The author did such a great job penning all aspects of Donny and Sofie's story. I couldn't stop reading and read way too late into the night without regrets.

I am so excited to get my hands on Connor and Faith's book. We got a little bit of them in this book and I know their story going to be just as wonderful and swoon-worthy as Bringing Home the Bad Boy and Rescuing the Bad Boy. If you have not picked up a novel by Ms. Lemmon, this series is a great place to start. Rescuing the Bad Boy can be read as a standalone, but you don't want to miss Bringing Home the Bad Boy because it's amazing. I highly recommend this series.

About the Author

A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she's not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.

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