Thursday, May 21, 2015
ARC Book review: Rescuing the Bad Boy (Second Chance #2) by Jessica Lemmon
Available May 26th 2015
eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley
NOT ALL SCARS HEAL
For Donovan Pate, the lake town of Evergreen Cove is a minefield of tough memories—including the day he had to let 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 own 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 career depends on playing nice in order to pull off the charity fundraiser of the decade. She vows to keep things professional…yet working by his side every day doesn’t 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.
This is my first Jessica Lemmon book and while i hate to start in the middle of a series something about the cover and blurb of this book caught my attention. Jessica Lemmon's name keeps popping up for me here and there so my curiosity got the better of me and isn't that just one of many ways to find a new author? I was told by others i should go back and read book one. I'm not sure if that is for continuity's sake of the series or because they liked book one that much. In my opinion it wasn't hard starting with book two. The relationship between the main characters of book one was explained enough for my satisfaction. Book two starts out in a bit of a prologue to show you what happened between Donovan Pate and Sofie Martin seven years earlier. How Donovan took a sweet beautiful girl that had a deep crush on him and seemingly used her then threw her away and then left town. He comes across and broken and mean and cold and she walks away with her heart broken. Seven years pass before fate makes their paths cross again. Donovan is back to sell the mansion where he suffered abuse as a child from his dad and his grandmother. His dad long since dead and his grandmother recently deceased. All he wants to do is fix up what needs fixing and get out. Problem is Sofie now a event planner has a contract to be able to use the mansion for a benefit dinner and auction for abused kids. Something that hits a little to close for Donovan. Even though they pretend it doesn't matter the sparks are still there. Things get interesting when Donovan decides to let Sophie have her benefit dinner while he's fixes the place up. Donovan doesn't realize it at first but he's getting his second chance with Sofie. Years later he can look back and see how he used her and hurt her. In a lot of ways she saved him back then. It didn't seem like it at the time but she did. It was fun to see Donovan fall to Sofie's charms. Sofie worms herself into his heart little by little but Donovan is a die hard wanna be loner right til the almost bitter end. He does self torture like a pro and if it wasn't for Sofie and his friends, that he knows he doesn't deserve he'd be totally lost and alone. Hot romance and sweet moments mixed together to be pretty explosive and if you read this story you will understand when i say i want that shower Donovan builds in the mansion.
Find out more about the Second Chance series and Jessica Lemmon here www.jessicalemmon.com