She needs to move forward with her life,
but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?
Bad Boys After Dark #3
Releasing July 11, 2017
World Literary Press
As the founder of a multimillion-dollar international security business, Carson Bad exposes secrets for a living. He knows better than to forge relationships built on them. But for years he did just that with his best friend, and secret lover, Tawny Bishop. She brought a sense of calm and understanding to his life–in and out of the bedroom. Until one fateful night when a knock at the door changed everything.
Tawny is no longer a naive college student. She’s a sought-after perfumer living in Paris. She has plenty of resources at her fingertips, and lots of lonely nights to think about the only man she’s ever loved–the one she ran away from all those years ago. She needs to move forward with her life, but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?
Maybe showing up in the middle of the night unannounced isn’t the best route to unraveling the past and figuring out her future, but Tawny has played it safe for ten long years, and it’s only made her long for the man she never should have walked away from. Now she’s back in Carson’s life, and he’s determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only he knew what that mistake was…
When I see a book from Melissa Foster I know it's going to be sweet with some heat and this book definitely fit that bill. While part of a series this book can be read as a standalone without issue. This second chance romance had me swooning and fanning myself.
I truly liked Tawny. I thought she was a braver woman, and stronger woman, than she gave herself credit for. She had her share of self doubt but sucked it up and you can't help but applaud that. She had lost part of herself prior to the book beginning (and no, you don't have to read the other books to follow this, trust me) and seeing her heal was so satisfying. She's stronger than she gives herself credit for but there's also a sense of vulnerability that just makes you want to hug her.
Melissa Foster has a way of writing hot men and Carson didn't disappoint. He's smart, he's strong and he's oh so sexy. He knows what he wants and is patient enough to figure out how to get it. When Tawny walks back into his life he's cooked-no way is he letting her slip through his fingers again. Watching him love and care for Tawny had me sighing-and how he treated her in the bedroom? I'll take that fan, please.
I believed in this relationship. I believed in the circumstances that didn't allow them to work the first time around and I feel that they resolved that issue well. You want to root for them. You want them to figure everything out. The resolution these characters came to made sense and really worked for them.
This book was a sweet and sexy second chance romance. It was a quick read for me and I definitely enjoyed it. I would recommend this book.
Tawny and Carson were interesting together. I definitely believed there was an attraction bewteen them in the past, and one that could be built on in the future. That said, I was not sure if they would have been able to get past the reasons they split years ago quite so easily.
I liked the idea that both of them still carried a torch for the other, that both of them were still drawn to one another, and that they were still both feeling like they had unfinished business. They definitely did. The heat and genuine affection they had for one another made the story work fairly well.
My issue, as I mentioned, was that the thing that separated them never felt fully resolved to me. She says she no longer sees it that way, and that she has changed, but there was not enough there for me to totally believe in the happily ever after. Do I think they will get there? Yes, I do...but I think there was a conversation the reader was left out of that was important to fully resolve the story. I never say this, but I think I would have liked more character and slightly less sexy time, as I think there was something lost with all of the sex being what was used to drive the story.
Don't get me wrong, the sex was hot and there was nothing wrong with it...it just felt like it was in place of a conversation or 2 that I think they needed to have to really, fully, move forward.
I do recommend this overall, while there were things that didn't totally work, I did enjoy it.
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.