Devlin Calvary walks a thin line between legal and
illegal activities. Orphaned at a young age and under
deep debt thanks to his late father, Devlin was taken in
by bookie and gamblers, who are his family now. Until one
he is betrayed by one he considered a father figure.
Shaken and badly beaten up, yet not wanting to rat out
until he knows all the answers behind the betrayal, Devlin
barely makes it to one of his waitress's house, Rena
Living half a life, trying to stay straight as an arrow,
busy being a good girl, Rena hasn't dated or been
interested in anyone since that fateful night four years
ago....until Devlin. Caught between an unwanted attraction,
guilt and the need to let the bad girl she once was, out,
Rena gets involved in a blazing affair with Devlin. And
the heart she thought long dead is very much alive and
willing her to meet the bad boy Devlin head on and fight
for him... for his love.
FIGHTING FOR DEVLIN is a sizzling, sexy read but
unfortunately did not leave a lasting impression on me.
Don't get me wrong. Devlin is a good strong character who
is loyal to all he considers family. He has his own set
of rules, but when Rena walks into his life, his whole
world turns upside down. Suddenly he sees the world in a
new light and with the possibility of living a life
which is legal without any threat or danger. The change
is not sudden like in some books but gradual, and you can
see what, why and how. Until the very end, it left my
heart pounding on will he or will he not get out of the
life of bookie and gamblers. You will have to
read if he did and how.
The attraction between Rena and Devlin is superhot and
sizzling, but I wanted to
know more about Rena. Devlin is a pretty straight forward
character. You know his loyalties, reasons, choices and
feelings from the beginning, but Rena is still more of a
mystery. I understand her tragic past and guilt and the
love and attraction she feels for Devlin, but why is she a
waitress? Where is she
in her life apart from just surviving? I also wanted to see
her as a
person without a man around. It's like she says Devlin is
power source and without him she goes back to just
surviving like she has for past four years.
FIGHTING FOR DEVLIN kept me hooked from beginning until
the end. I love the secondary characters and look
forward to reading the next book, which is about Cade, and
see more of Devlin and Rena. As a whole picture, as I
said, it did not leave its mark on me, but it might work
for you. Worth a risk.
Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Katy Evans, Jessica
Lemmonâ€™s irresistible Lost Boys series kicks off with the
story of a good girl who plays by the rulesâ€”and the bad boy
who brings out her wild side.
Devlin Calvary makes his own luck. Orphaned as a young
child, he was taken in by a crew of bookies and gamblersâ€”and
they became his family. Theyâ€™re the reason Devâ€™s running a
trendy bistro, living in a high rise, and enjoying the good
life with a string of women who never ask for too much.
Until, one night, he finds out how much it hurts to trust
the wrong people. . . .
Rena Lewis sticks to the straight and narrow, determined not
to slip up again . . . like the terrible night of partying
four years ago that ended in tragedy. A waitress at Oak &
Sage, she knows that sleeping with her boss is not a smart
move. But when Dev shows up on her doorstep, beat up and
clearly shaken, Renaâ€™s not about to turn him down . . . or
kick him out of bed.
Dev reawakens something primal within herâ€”a need to go wild.
And Rena soon finds out that the heart sheâ€™d sealed away
years ago still has the power to fight for love.