RESCUING THE BAD BOY is Book two in Jessica Lemmon's
Second Chance series. Jessica Lemmon is quickly
becoming one of my favorite authors. Although it is part
of a series, I think RESCUING THE BAD BOY can be enjoyed
without having read the previous book. However, the
previous book is just as fabulous and fun as this one is
so it's definitely worth a read. I love that Donovan
"Donny" Pate and Sofie Martin have a complicated past
history because it makes the romance more interesting and
makes you, as a reader, more invested in their story.
There is an incredible chemistry and sexual tension
between Sofie and Donny when they first meet up again
after being apart for so many years. They drive each
other wild with desire, frustrate and throw each other
off kilter. I love that RESCUING THE BAD BOY is told from
both points of view -- both in the present as well as in
the flashbacks scenes. Having both perspectives helps to
understand the characters better. Jessica Lemmon does a
wonderful job of making the characters real and
explaining their motivations. The supporting characters
like Connor, Faith, and Gertie the dog add to the overall
enjoyment of RESCUING THE BAD BOY and make it fun.
I wasn't sure I would like Donny at first. However, he is
an interesting contradiction of a character. He deeply
regrets the way things were left between him and Sofie
when they were younger. He doesn't believe he's good
enough for Sofie and isn't capable of giving her
everything she wants and deserves, but yearns for her and
says and does things that make her melt. The passion that
burns between them makes for some very hot scenes. I like
that both of them have moments of being unsure of their
RESCUING THE BAD BOY is super sexy and full of
fascinating characters. Donny Pate is so much more than
just a pretty face -- he's a multifaceted and intense man.
Getting to know Connor in RESCUING THE BAD BOY makes me
eager to read his story next. Jessica Lemmon hits the
mark at creating sexy, flawed, men who are the stuff of
fantasies, but who you can also care about. This series
is a must-read for fans of contemporary romance!
For Donovan Pate, the lake town of Evergreen Cove is a
minefield of tough memories-including the day he had to
go of Sofie Martin. Years later he still can't forget the
taste of her lips and the feel of her killer curves. He
knows he's too damaged, that he should stay away for her
good. But what the head says and the heart wants are two
very different things . . .
Seven years ago, Donovan broke Sofie's heart. Now her
depends on playing nice in order to pull off the charity
fund-raiser of the decade. She vows to keep things
professional . . . yet working by his side every day
make it easy to fight temptation, and it isn't long before
she finds herself falling for this bad boy all over again.
But loving Donovan means helping him face his past-so they
can fight for a future together.