Friday, April 29, 2016

Virtual Tour ~ Review ~ Return of the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon


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RETURN OF THE BAD BOY
Second Chance #4
Jessica Lemmon
Releasing April 26th, 2016
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He's a mess...

Asher Knight has three constants in his life: music, beautiful women, and a bottle of Jack. He lives for the next gig, the next city, and dreams only of a life spent in front of an arena full of screaming fans. But Asher's nomad ways come to a sudden stop when he learns he's the father of a three-year-old from a past relationship and suddenly this rock star bad boy is forced to put down roots.

Only she can clean up

Gloria Shields is no one's fool. Sure, the sexual chemistry between her and Asher has always been intense, but she'd never risk giving her heart to a man who has a perfect record for breaking them. Except the man desperate to make things right with his newfound son is nothing like the rock god she's guarded her heart against for years. And it isn't long before she starts to wonder if life with this bad boy might be the best thing that's ever happened to her. 

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  “Listen, Asher”—she cleared her throat and tore her eyes away from his biceps, which were absolutely delicious and testing the limits of his T-shirt in the most distracting way possible—“I don’t know what you think you’re doing—”

“No, you listen.” He palmed her hip much like Brice had earlier, but unlike Brice, when Asher touched her, her nipples perked up and every inch of her grew warm. Asher’s nearness, one hand gripping her firmly as he looked down at her with dark hunger in his eyes, was so hot she couldn’t think.
The crowd milling around them were having loud, drunken conversations, so he lowered his face to her ear to speak.
“I’m coming for you, Sarge.” His hand moved from her hip to her lower back, his fingers splaying wide and slipping beneath the material of her shirt. “Bet you’ve never had anyone come for you, have you?” His nose moved along her ear, warm breath tickling her skin. “Bet you were a rebellious teen with a nose ring and a bad attitude and all you wanted was to feel good.”
No nose ring, but the rest was scarily accurate.
“Well, guess what, honey?” he continued, his fingertips sizzling on her bare skin. “I’m going to make you feel good. I’m the only one who can.”
He pulled his face away and she had to will her mouth to close. Her teeth clacked together as her brain scrambled to figure out what part she should argue with first. Wrenching a fist around his T-shirt, she tugged him close. A small smile played on his mouth, and his hand went higher beneath her shirt. He was anticipating a kiss, but she wasn’t going to kiss him.
“Listen up, you arrogant bastard.” Anger vibrated through her arms and a charge shot from her toes to the crown of her head. “You don’t get to claim me. I’m not your property. I can do whatever I want.” Because she wanted to wipe that stupid smirk off his face, she added, “And I can do whomever I want.”
His lips flinched, but he didn’t back away, stepping even closer and touching the tip of her nose with his. Her vision was now swimming in dark hair, dark eyes, and the sexiest smirk she’d ever seen.
It’s not sexy. It’s stupid, remember?
But it wasn’t. And the rest of her knew it. Her nipples tightened, her body tingled, and the hand she’d wrapped around his shirt began to sweat…
“You do me, Sarge. No one else,” he said.
“I’m not”—she had to swallow around a very dry throat to finish—“doing you.”
“Brice McGuire doesn’t know how to make your body sing. I do.” He slid his nose along hers and moved his hand from her back to her hair. She shivered. “Want me to make your body sing, Sarge?”

4 stars
When I first started this story I was worried that not having read the previous books in the series might make me feel as though I was missing too much to enjoy the story. It was clear that there was a past between the two main characters, Asher and Gloria, that had been told in those previous books. But the premise of the book was so good and the author started off on just the right note for me to want to keep going and find out.
I am so happy that I did. This was a fantastic story and if anything, I am now determined to go buy the other books so that I can see how this all began.
Asher was a truly entertaining leading man. He has just recently discovered that he has a son with a woman he had a one-night stand with from his past. Despite the fact that he doesn’t want a relationship with his son’s mother, he does want to be a part of his son’s life. I found this very endearing and it opened up the door to my love for Asher. That love just continued to grow as I read his interactions with his son and his friends and especially with Gloria. He may have gotten frustrated with her closed off and dismissive behavior in regards to what was between them, but he didn’t give up. Gloria had good reason for her pulling away and the way that she treated Asher. She has experienced so much loss and betrayal by the people who should have been there for her in the past that she doesn’t trust anyone to stick around now. While there were times that I wanted to scream at her to stop being so stubborn and to let Asher in, I really understood why she was the way she was. And when it counted, she was there for the people she cared about.
This was a very good story and I look forward to not only going back and reading about the characters that started the series but also hope to read more stories about some of the other characters that have yet to find their happily-ever-after.
~Shy



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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  1. Thank you so much for loving on RETURN OF THE BAD BOY!!

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