by Jessica Lemmon
Series: Second Chance #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
Return of the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon is the final book in the Second Chance romances series and features a couple whose romance I have waited for. Filled with heat, heart and swoon-worthy moments Return of the Bad Boy was a romance I devoured.
Coffee dates with Return of the Bad Boy
- First Date: We have witnessed Asher and Gloria’s on again off again romance since the beginning and I could not wait to begin this first date. Asher is a sexy rocker and children’s book writer. He was a huge playboy until Gloria. Gloria believes Asher cheated on her with a groupie, but Asher denies being with any other woman when they were together. Asher wants Gloria in his life, but a series I complications have prevented him from pursuing her. There is no denying the chemistry between them and I desperately want them to have their HEA. The ride is about to get rocky, because Asher knows exactly what he wants….and Gloria is a skittish deer.
- Second date: Complications, sexy sweet moments and push and pull between these two make up our second date. Asher is making an effort to show Gloria how he feels. Gloria has had a rough go of it, and has built walls to protect herself. Seeing Asher chip away at those walls kept me flipping the pages. Lemmon brought the heat and did not bat an eye at melting my kindle. It was frustrating watching these two at times. I seriously thought about leaving them stranded out on the water for a few hours. Despite Gloria’s fears it is evident to everyone these two are fated. Secondary characters, puppies and a cute three-year-old added interest and updated us on earlier couples.
- Third date: Asher is not perfect and seeing him make decisions and discover how much more he wants from life –a life he wants for himself, Gloria and his son made me swoon. Jordan the baby mama created some issues. Asher’s reaction to them only made me fall harder. The man is sexy and classy. Gloria has reached the point where she wants to believe and we begin to see her hope. I loved this last date. Seeing Gloria blossom not just with Asher but opening up to her girlfriends and the Cove just made me smile. I ended this date in a happy place despite being sad that this series has reached its end.
Fans of contemporary romances surrounding friends in a small-town setting will enjoy the Second Chance series by Jessica Lemmon. She delivers heat, witty banter, heart and more. Return of the Bad Boy can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading them all.
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A rocker bad boy with a heart? Sounds like a winner to me. Going to add it to GoodReads. 🙂 Thanks!
Yes…and he writes children’s books 🙂
This series of Lemmon’s *will* be read this summer! A rocker and, um, children’s book writer?!? Heck, I wanna meet him. 🙂 I like the sound of their romance, Kimberly, even if it was frustrating at times, because it sounds like Lemmon created some *real* characters. Flawed but willing, wanting even, to grow. Great coffee date review, my friend! 🙂
Wahoo…enjoy. I had a blast with this series Brandee
It’s interesting to see that she has a son there! I like when it’s a bit different like that
Actual he does but it added to the story 🙂
A rocker AND a children’s book writer? Can I have one please? haha Thanks for sharing – glad you enjoyed this one.
Right! Well you can read about one 🙂
The Bibliophile Babe
I do so love a bad boy!
Melissa (Books and Things)
Hm… this sounds like I really need to meet Asher. I’m also very curious to know exactly what made you fall harder for him. Oh curiosity… my downfall. 😀 Yea, I do think I need to read this one or at least a book by her.
He is swoon worthy Melissa and this series was so much fun. Hmm, I wonder if you library has them all? You should tell them to order them all!!
Lover Of Romance
I am pretty excited to pick this one up. I still have Bad Boy For Christmas that I want to read first though….sitting on my shelf since December ( I so need to fix that). Great review. I do love a good mix of bad boys and a small town romances. Lemmon rocks at it.
Have fun reading them 🙂
Sounds like fun. I love bad boys, small towns, friends and lots of witty banter.
This was a fun series, I am sad to see it end 🙂
This book sounds like a winner! Thanks for the review.
Thanks Angela 🙂
Tyler H. Jolley
Sexy rocker and author of children’s books? That officially trumps my orthodontist and ya author card. Is this where I insert my concession speech? 🙂
Bwahaha…yeah he plays guitar and writes and reads to babes..you are sunk.
A rocker childrens book writer? That sounds different (in a good way). I think I would struggle with the back and forth with the relationship though. I think this is one romance that may not work so well for me. I already struggle with the romances in books so this is probably one I should skip.
In this case it really worked since we have known this on again off again couple since book one 🙂
Sounds like an author I need to start reading. Thanks for the review.
Yes, this has been a delightful series 🙂
I’m reading this now and am so glad you consider it a win. Great review!
Woot! Happy reading. I look forward to your thoughts 🙂
I reallllly need to get caught up on this series, I want Asher’s story!
Yes..and it is worth the wait 🙂
The hard fought ones can be so satisfying in the end, but the in between can be tough. I got book one from this series. I really need to get going with it.
Ooo enjoy Sophia, this was a delightful series and I agree the hard fought ones are satisfying..
I have been dying to read this series forever. It seems when I’m on my one-click sprees, this author always escapes me. I’ll gave to put it on my wish list so that I can remember. Great review!
Happy one clicking..this series has been a blast!
So I take it he didn’t in fact cheat? I would have a hard time getting past that, cheating is a deal breaker for me Kim, even if it doesn’t happen on page! Sounds like Asher is good people though despite everything, so he might still be able to bring me around:)
Nope he was true.
Hmmm a rocker and a children’s book writer???? What an interesting combo, but I totally want to meet this guy! But oh no! Baby mama drama!!
I’m glad this was a great read for you, Kim! 🙂
Thanks Nick 🙂 this series was stellar 🙂
Gotta love some bad boy love 😉
Indeed especially when they are sweet on the inside 🙂
This is an author I’ve been really wanting to try. I normally dislike secret children but I can see how it would happen in this situation. I do love watching characters really come into their own whether it’s opening up like Gloria or stepping up like Asher. This sounds like a book I’d really enjoy.
Not a secret, well the baby mama kept it from Asher, but he was stand up the minute he learned.
This looks like a book for my TBR pile, Asher sounds like a great guy! I look forward to reading this book. Great review!
Enjoy Cindy 🙂
I was so happy to finally get their book. And I loved that Asher was such a good man when it came to his responsibilities, ya know?
He really was a sweetie.
That was one handy tweet button (I am trying to be better at sharing 😀
:LOL, always looking for way to make it easier to share 🙂