Welcoming the Bad Boy (Hero’s Welcome #3)

romancingthebadboyAuthor: Annie Rains

Publisher: Loveswept

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novel in Series

Provided by Publisher


Blurb: From the bestselling author of Welcome to Forever (“Full of heart and emotion!”—Lori Wilde) comes a sweet, sexy novel about breaking all the rules. In Seaside, North Carolina, the boys on the base are heroes—but that doesn’t mean they’re always well-behaved.

As a preacher’s daughter, Valerie Hunt only dates the very respectable, very boring men who meet her father’s strict standards. In private, however, she leads a double life as a romance writer of steamy stories about the least respectable sorts of men. Valerie has always kept her hottest fantasies separate from her real life, but when she nearly runs a hot-blooded biker off the road, the lines begin to blur.

Even though Valerie almost killed him, Griffin Black can’t be angry after he learns the reason for her distracted driving: an unruly puppy belonging to her ailing friend. As a member of the military police K-9 unit, Griffin insists on training the dog himself. But he soon wonders how he’s ever going to stay disciplined around the most alluring, down-to-earth, and totally unattainable woman he’s ever met. Valerie is the ultimate good girl. And Griffin is going to need all his old tricks to unleash her wild side.


Review: So far, I’ve loved all of the books in this series, and this one had a special plot part that touched my heart. The heroine, Val, visited daily with her friends in the nursing home. Having lost both of my parents makes me especially fond of my remaining elderly relatives, and I always like when older relatives are included in books.

Poor Valerie gets it from all sides. She’s a school receptionist and a preacher’s daughter. Double negatives on the dating score. In her heart, though, she’s searching for something out of the ordinary, something more. Maybe something a little wild. That doesn’t include the misbehaving little puppy named Sweet Cheeks that she’s babysitting. Luckily she’s found a dog trainer who’s willing to help her out.

Griffin isn’t sure that moving his mother to the nursing home near him is worth it. She has early onset Alzheimer’s and doesn’t recognize him. Even worse, she gets agitated when he’s around. And things aren’t working out with his new military canine. Jaws could attack someone if he isn’t properly trained, but it’s taking longer with him than with previous dogs. There’s a fine line between aggressive and too much.

And now this woman is getting into his head. She’s soft and sweet and smells like vanilla, but he’s not ready to tie himself down, right? It’s just a fling!?

Great romance that is sweet and sassy and heartbreaking too. Lovely little town and people that I enjoy visiting! Thanks

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