THE HEARTLESS BOYFRIEND is the
second book in Erika Kelly's Bad Boyfriend series. Will Bowie's
dream is to compete and win in the Olympics. Delilah Lua's dream is to
continue her family's legacy of creating great food that makes people
happy. In THE HEARTLESS
BOYFRIEND, a wrench was thrown into both plans. However, just
because they get off course, doesn't mean that Will and Delilah don't
realize their dreams or find happiness. Family is a major theme in THE HEARTLESS BOYFRIEND and is
something that connects this couple.
Will and Delilah both know the sting of betrayal in THE HEARTLESS BOYFRIEND, but both are
eventually vindicated when it comes to their chosen vocations. At the
opening of this story, Delilah feels extremely let down by her family
when they refuse to have her participate, in any substantial way, in the
family business. Will must deal with some false allegations that
threaten his Olympic dreams. There is a definite sense of fate when
Delilah winds up living with Will and his family in the wild open space of
Wyoming. They both find their lives at a crossroads, and through
finding each other they get the support they need. Will and Delilah
empathize with each other in a way that most people don't and they
both understand the importance of family. Into that mix, is Will's two-
year-old half-sister Ruby who adds a level of sweetness and cuteness
to the story, but its clear that Will, Delilah, and Ruby fit together well
and develop into a family unit very organically.
THE HEARTLESS BOYFRIEND is
a story that's all heart, packed with engaging characters, and
focuses on an appetizing love story. As with other Erika Kelly books,
this is a good contemporary romance for readers who enjoy character-
driven stories with complex characters and a hot romance. The main
characters in THE HEARTLESS
BOYFRIEND aren't perfect, but believable and enjoyably real. I look
forward to reading Erika Kelly's next Bad Boyfriend book.
There's not an athlete alive who can match Will's drive
and self-discipline...until an adorable two year old and
a fiery chef land on his doorstep and turn his life
upside down. If he wants to keep his girls, he's going to
have to learn to lead with his heart and not his mind.
Will Bowie is supposed to be training for the Olympics,
but the toddler unexpectedly dropped into his life isn't
interested in his schedules. Still, he's pretty sure he's
got things under control...
...until a sexy chef lands on his doorstep and offers a
temptation he can't resist.
Hours after losing her restaurant, chef Delilah Lua
enters a cooking competition thousands of miles away from
home. Winning would resurrect the dream that's been
stolen from her. If--no, when--she wins, she'll go back
with the capital to open her own place and enough fame to
do it with flair. Her roommate, though, is a delicious
surprise she hadn't anticipated...
...but she's not sure how to have her cake and eat it,
Despite the undeniable sparks in the kitchen, Will's not
about to give his heart to a woman who's leaving, and
Delilah must decide if the delectable future she could
cook up with Will is worth more than a childhood dream.