I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Melissa Foster
Released: July 11, 2017
Series: Bad Boys After Dark #3
Published by Self Published
“We don’t really get to see the romance build since it’s already there when the story begins. Yes, there’s a lot of steamy sex to prove it, but I found that there wasn’t any place where it could develop.”
~ Under the Covers
I was looking for a more sexier read and just remembered about this series. The Bad Boys After Dark series by Melissa Foster is very much like her other Contemporary Romance books however, they just have a lot more explicit sex in them. It was perfect for the kind of mood I was in, especially since I sadly haven’t been reading as many Erotic Romances as I would like.
Carson was a really great hero. He was kind, lovable and passionate and I also really enjoyed the heroine, Tawny, as well. However, the biggest issue for me about this book was the premise. Carson and Tawny were friends with benefits before and although they never quite made it official between them, there was still a lot of love in their relationship. However, Tawny goes off later and marries another man. Now that she has divorced him, she is seeking comfort from Carson again despite not being in touch for several years.
This is the part that kind of made the romance iffy for me. You can obviously tell that they care about each other a great deal and that the flame is still there. However, they haven’t kept in touch in years and as soon as Tawny arrives, Carson takes her into his arms and suddenly, all is right again. I found this hard to believe since he didn’t even know that she was divorced. It just made Carson kind of look like the second man or the rebound.
Another thing is that because of this, we don’t really get to see the romance build since it’s already there when the story begins. Yes, there’s a lot of steamy sex to prove it, but I found that there wasn’t any place where it could develop. So while I did enjoy the sex scenes, it didn’t feel truly organic to me since all the falling in love in the first place already happened in the past before the book actually began. So, essentially, this book is really just about rekindling that romance.
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When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.
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