Author: Jessica Lemmon
Series: Second Chance #4
Published by: Forever
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
He's a mess...
Asher Knight has three constants in his life: music, beautiful women, and a bottle of Jack. He lives for the next gig, the next city, and dreams only of a life spent in front of an arena full of screaming fans. But Asher's nomad ways come to a sudden stop when he learns he's the father of a three-year-old from a past relationship and suddenly this rock star bad boy is forced to put down roots.
Only she can clean up
Gloria Shields is no one's fool. Sure, the sexual chemistry between her and Asher has always been intense, but she'd never risk giving her heart to a man who has a perfect record for breaking them. Except the man desperate to make things right with his newfound son is nothing like the rock god she's guarded her heart against for years. And it isn't long before she starts to wonder if life with this bad boy might be the best thing that's ever happened to her.
Finally! I was hoping for Gloria and Asher’s story as soon as they appeared in the first Second Chance book, so I’m a happy girl! Return of the Bad Boy did not disappoint.
Oh boy, have these two gone round and round for a while now. Their story was perfect for the finale, because we got to witness what Gloria and Asher were already dealing with throughout the previous books and how it all led up to this. They’ve had a complicated, and often times antagonistic relationship. Ah, but do sparks ever fly between them! It was a lot of fun watching Gloria’s walls slowly crumble for Asher, but it was no easy feat.
The romance is obviously central, but I really enjoyed Gloria and Asher’s growth as individuals, as well. He’s a rock star that has led the stereotypical rock star life, but he is truly a good man and steps up when he learns he’s the father of a three-year-old. Dude knows his priorities. And it was touching seeing Gloria’s progression of growing closer to the girls, establishing friendships, and letting her guard down.
It was nice having the whole gang from previous books so involved. Whether it was being a confidant and voice of reason, or just hanging out on the lake, I loved it all. Especially when the Penis Bandits rides again! Haha!
I loved Return of the Bad Boy, but I’m sad to say goodbye to these characters. Hopefully we’ll somehow get to see more of them in the future.