Wednesday, December 9, 2015
ARC Book review: Fighting for Devlin (Lost Boys #1) by Jessica Lemmon
eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley
Devlin Calvary makes his own luck. Orphaned as a young child, he was taken in by a crew of bookies and gamblers—and they became his family. They’re the reason Dev’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, Rena’s not about to turn him down . . . or kick him out of bed.
Dev reawakens something primal within her—a need to go wild. And Rena soon finds out that the heart she’d sealed away years ago still has the power to fight for love.
I am still relatively new to Jessica Lemmon's work. I loved the cover for this book and the blurb so i wanted to give this new series a try. I was intrigued from the first page. Devlin is not your typical hero. It took a little bit for me to figure out he wasn't exactly put him on a pedestal hero. On the surface it seems like he could be until you dig deeper. Keep digging and you find he's not a bad guy either. Once he let's Rena in he's fighting what he thinks he is and what he could be. Rena is fighting her own internal battles yet opens her heart to the first guy in years who could also shatter it. Bad girl gone good gone bad again. An amazing story with strong characters. Intense but also kept me guessing what everyone's intentions really are. Definitely exciting to see what book two has in store for me.
Find out more about this series and Jessica Lemmon here www.jessicalemmon.com