Review: Bad Boys After Dark: Carson by Melissa Foster

Posted October 3, 2018 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: Bad Boys After Dark: Carson by Melissa Foster
Bad Boys After Dark: Carson
by Melissa Foster

3 Stars


Released: July 11, 2017
Series: Bad Boys After Dark #3
Published by Self Published
Format: eARC

“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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About Melissa Foster

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately...I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked." International bestseller, M.J. Rose

"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"--Author Jennie Shortridge

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women's fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, and the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.


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Amy R

Thanks for the review.


That’s disappointing.

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine

Thank you for your review annie! Sounds like a okay quick read. Shared on all my socials!!😉💖


Thanks Annie for the review