Author: Sugar Jamison
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Rating: 4.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: The Bad Boys of Destiny are back and this sexy charmer will stop at nothing to win the heart of the one woman who never let him down.
Shelly Walker was born to be good. Raised by her deeply religious, prison guard father, Shelly was taught that good girls follow the rules—and definitely don’t sin. Just as her father announces he’s arranging her marriage, Shelly’s childhood friend-turned-TV host, Levi King, unexpectedly returns. With his sexy smile and bad boy charm he’s the type of guy who has sin written all over him.
Levi has been fond of Shelly since childhood, but when he returns to town, he sees that the delicate girl he knew has turned into a bombshell. Levi encourages Shelly to shake things up, but when Shelly tells him that she’s considering obeying her father and starting a family, Levi realizes that being with Shelly means more to him than just a good time. Will Shelly follow the rules or will she take a chance on the bad boy?
Review: I loved Sugar Jamison’s previous two books in this series but this book really knocked it out of the park for me. It was funny, sexy and sweet all at the same time as these two old friends discovered feelings way beyond friendship for each other.
Levi and his brothers had had a hard time living in Destiny. Their alcoholic father had been drunk at work and caused a horrible accident that had hurt several people. After he’d left town and basically abandoned the three boys, his older brother Duke had taken care of Colt and Levi. But when Duke had been imprisoned for a crime he hadn’t really committed, Colt and Levi had luckily had their aunt to help them stay out of foster care. So when she called all three boys to come back to Destiny because she was in the ICU, they all came running to help. But what all three found there was anything but what they’d expected.
Friends since they were young, Levi and his neighbor Shelly had formed a lasting bond through the thirteen years he’d been gone with letters and phone calls. Now that Levi had returned with his brothers to take care of their sick aunt, he’s going to get reacquainted with his best friend. Except she’s NOT what he’d expected! When had she grown so gorgeous?
I loved reading about how Levi could see the beauty within Shelly that no one else could, even before she had her makeover that he’d insisted on paying for. It was funny that he loved yet hated her new look–because he didn’t want anyone else seeing her and lusting after her. Ms. Jamison took a friends-to-lovers story and tied it up with redemption in a small town and made it sizzle.
Thanks for the great, sexy read! I really enjoyed it and recommend it and the whole series. Thanks!