Series: Bad Behavior #3
Author: Melissa Marino
Publisher: Forever Yours
Releases: May 7, 2017
Red's Rating: 4 Toe Curling ⭐⭐⭐⭐!
Fate has a wicked sense of humor.
Alexis's new life was made up of two things: baking and hiding the details of her old life in Chicago. The first allowed her to finally find some happiness. And the second is about to be destroyed by a man who knows all her secrets.
Marshall Rawlins was prepared to do anything when he moved cross-country to launch an upscale cocktail bar---anything except work with Alexis, his best friend and business partner's ex-wife. Adding Alexis's boozy-baked goods to his menu would be a major feat for his bar. But striking a deal means getting in bed with the enemy.
Battling between distrust and desire, Alexis and Marshall give in to a passionate, forbidden affair. They know if they're discovered the consequences would be bad---it's just hard to remember that when being together feels so, so good.
PRAISE FOR MELISSA MARINO:
"I was totally blown away.... It was one of those rare reads that has everything I love in a book: a spitfire heroine, a swoon worthy hero, a captivating plot, and an unforgettable love story. Marino's ability to transcribe emotions left me spellbound. She has a reader for life!"
--Tara Sue Me, New York Times bestselling author of the Submissive series on So Twisted.
The Bad Behavior series:
So Twisted ( Book #1)
Sometimes it feels good to be a little bad.
Callie has found the perfect job. As nanny for a single dad and his adorable daughter, she can pay off her student loans and live in a nice house in the heart of Chicago. There's just one problem-her new boss. Definitely no dad bod here. Just six-plus feet of raw, sexual energy. Whoever heard of a dad being so hot?
From the sparkle in his daughter's eyes, Aaron can see that hiring Callie was a good decision. But Callie's breathtaking smile and long legs have him thinking about his own needs. Aaron knows it's a bad idea to get involved with the nanny, but it's been years since anyone has captivated him like Callie.
When living under the same roof proves too tempting to resist, Callie and Aaron discover a mind-blowing passion unlike anything either has experienced. But with a curious child and a nosy family in the mix, their secret, no-strings fling soon turns into a twisted, tangled knot . . .
So Screwed (Book #2)
He's charming, wicked, and handsome . . . and she needs to stay away
For Evelyn Owen, work comes first. Being a wedding planner to the city's elite fills her nights and weekends, and she doesn't have time for distractions. Especially in the form of a sexy bartender with killer dimples . . .
Abel Matthews knows how to serve the ladies. But lately, the only woman he wants is just out of reach. That's because Evelyn has already been warned about his playboy ways. Still, there's something about her that makes Abel want more than a quick fling.
Evelyn knows that she shouldn't trust Abel. Yet she's seen a side of him no one else knows, and she can't turn away. But Abel is hiding something from her . . . and if he doesn't confess soon, it will tear them apart.
Melissa Marino is a full-time writer and part-time Storm Trooper collector. When she's not writing, you can find her watching Friends reruns, mastering her cupcake frosting swirl and hunting for the perfect red lipstick. Melissa lives in Chicago with her husband, son and very opinionated dachshund.
Alexis leaves Chicago behind hoping for a quieter life, one with little drama and no trouble lurking, but she soon learns that her wish, may come with some complications. Complications in the form of a sexy forbidden business man, who knows all her secrets, but also may hold the keys to her success as a baker. Even though he knows her past he is still willing to make her an offer, one that is sure to test boundaries and lead them down a path of trouble. Now she must decide if the success she craves is worth the trouble...
Marshall Rawlins moves across the country to try his hand at running an upscale cocktail bar, but he needs to find that extra special little thing to set him apart from his competitors, and when he discovers these boozy little treats he knows they are just what he is looking for, but the problem is he would have to make a deal with the devil in order to get them. The devil being his best friend and business partner's ex-wife Alexis, he despises the woman, but he knows her treats are too good of a thing to pass on, so he makes her a deal full well knowing it could lead him down a path of trouble. And once the deal is made, the sparks start flying and these two find themselves involved in a forbidden affair that neither one is ready to walk away from...
I had my reservations about this one, mainly the making the villain a likeable heroine part, but I have to say it didn't take me long to come around and start to see her in a different light. Knowing her history I wasn't sure I would be able to let go of my distaste for her, but she found a way to sneak past my defenses and redeem herself, and by the end I found myself in her corner. The more I learned about her the more I began to understand her previous choices, and began to see a woman very deserving of a second chance, and without giving too much away I will just say I was pleased with how it ended. I highly recommend this one, it's a story of second chances with some forbidden romance mixed in here and there, and it made for one heck of a literary escape!!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
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