Return of the Bad Girl by Codi Gary

Posted January 18, 2015 | 18 Comments

Return of the Bad Girl by Codi GaryReturn of the Bad Girl
Author: Codi Gary
Series: Rock Canyon Romance #4
Published by: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: December 30, 2014
Format: eARC
Pages: 348
Source: Publisher

Bad girls don't forgive.
Bad girls don't forget.
Bad girls don't fall in love.

Caroline Willis may be known for causing trouble, but she is NOT about to become homeless. So when she learns that her perfect apartment has been double-booked—to a dangerously hot bad boy—Caroline's bad-girl reputation comes out in full force. He may be sexy as sin, but she's not afraid of him … or his panty-melting smile.

Rock Canyon's got room for only one bad attitude—and Gabe Moriarty was here first. Still, starting over means playing it smart, so while sharing his new apartment is less than ideal, it's worth getting his dream business off the ground. Not to mention that it means shacking up with a sexy wild child. Caroline may be giving him the cold shoulder, but Gabe always was good at starting fires …

Caroline vows to keep things professional with Gabe, but as close quarters begin to ignite the sizzling chemistry between them, she's left wondering: Bad boy plus bad girl equals nothing but trouble … right?

Bring on the bad girls!

I received Return of the Bad Girl and planned to read it despite not reading the three previous books in the series. That is, until I read the first couple of pages. Then I decided to go back and read the third book, Bad Girls Don’t Marry Marines, first because it involves the sister of this main character. I’m glad I did this. There is a little bit of a story arc that involves the family and ties the two books together. While any of these books can be read on their own, I think reading Bad Girls Don’t Marry Marines before RotBG is best.

When a misunderstanding occurs, Caroline and Gabe reluctantly become roommates. Seriously, what could go wrong? This type of setup is so fun, especially when the two people don’t exactly get along. Caroline and Gabe may get off on a very bad foot, but there’s no denying the attraction and sparks that flying between them.

Caroline is thirty, but hasn’t been home in twelve years. Last time she saw her dad he told her to never come back, but she’s ready to settle down in one place and try to make amends. Yeah, it’s not quite so easy. Her dad is still a prick and a lot of people in town are still judging her from her wild ways in high school. Living in a small town can be such a bitch.

I really like Caroline. She has no problem speaking up for herself and putting pushy men in their place. But when she’s confronted with something horrific from her past, things get intense. It was heartbreaking and infuriating. However, the growth Caroline showed, and the outcome made me very happy.

Then we have Gabe. He’s new in town and is trying to reconcile a few things from his past. He’s a bit of a bad boy himself, but a genuinely good guy. Gabe did rub me the wrong way at first, and then overreacted a couple times. However, what I ended up liking about that is he recognized and acknowledged the way he behaved, and it helped him grow as a person.

Obviously Caroline and Gabe have the whole loathing to love thing going one. This type of dynamic is my favorite, so I enjoyed watching these two banter and drive each other crazy on many levels.

Return of the Bad Girl also involves a lot of family and friends, which I is always a winner with me.

Oh, and I’m so freaking curious about Miss Know It All, the gossip blogger. I want to know who she is so bad!

Plus, there are kittens. A big hunky man and kittens. Enough said.


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18 responses to “Return of the Bad Girl by Codi Gary

  1. “Obviously Caroline and Gabe have the whole loathing to love thing going one. This type of dynamic is my favorite, so I enjoyed watching these two banter and drive each other crazy on many levels.”

    ME TOO CHRISTY!!!! Antagonistic relationships are just so much fun to read about, and I love watching that initial dislike turn into love. Definitely need to give this one a try:)

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  2. Hahaha, I can see you trying to break you OCD about a series order…It’s not gonna happen. I bet you hands were
    I love that last line, a big hunky man and Kitten. Yeah, living in small town is bitch! Ask me about it! No Macy’s, no Cheese Cake Factory..ugh!
    I like enemies to lovers kind of books, I feel a lot times you get more sexual tension that way.
    Thanks Christy 🙂

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