A Bad Boy for Christmas
Second Chance, Book #3
By Jessica Lemmon
Author Website: http://www.jessicalemmon.com
‘Tis the Season to Be Naughty
Connor McClain knows what he wants. And after four harrowing years in Afghanistan, that’s a quiet life in the lakeside town of Evergreen Cove. But coming home has landmines of its own-the most dangerous of them being long-legged bombshell Faith Garrett. Now getting her into his arms this holiday is going to require more than mistletoe . . .
With a cheating ex behind her, all Faith wants is a relaxing holiday free from man drama. And even though every moment with gorgeous Connor is a sweet temptation, Faith is determined not to give in. But Jack Frost has other plans, and soon Faith and Connor are snowbound in a winter wonderland with only the sparks flying between them to keep them warm. As one hot kiss leads to another, they’ll have to decide if they’re ready to give each other the best gift of all-love.
I must confess when I read the title I thought I might be reading fluff, but Jessica Lemmon has written a story with honest characters, emotions and great friendship. I was truly surprised at how much I enjoyed her writing. I have not read any of the other Bad Boy books so could not base my judgement on those.
A Bad Boy for Christmas gave me everything I like in a romance and more. Conner by far was my favorite being ex-military, super protective, considerate, and sweet as well as being sexy. Faith is reeling after finding out her Ex was cheating on her. She was also suffering from the emotional abuse the Ex had imposed on her. Her self-esteem is at an all-time low. Meeting Conner McClain is the last thing she wants even though he makes her feel protected and cared for. The physical attraction and chemistry is strong between Faith and Conner and as the story progresses friendship and love prevails.
What I loved about the story was the importance placed on family and friends. Conner had a friend from his military time and that bond and story could be felt by the reader. Conner also had a strong family background as opposed to Faith whose family was dysfunctional. When Conner takes her to his family’s home for Thanksgiving Faith realizes the importance of tradition. Stranded at Christmas during a storm the couple must depend on friends and their own relationship to forge ahead and start the beginnings of their own traditions.
This book definitely can stand alone however I now want to get the others to see if the characters flow over from one book to another. A great book to curl up with during the Christmas season and I definitely can see it going into a Christmas stocking!