Rescuing the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon

Posted May 30, 2015 by Amanda in Book Review | | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Rescuing the Bad Boy by Jessica LemmonRescuing the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon
Series: Second Chance #2
Published by Forever on May 26th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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For Donovan Pate, the lake town of Evergreen Cove is a minefield of tough memories—including the day he had to let go of Sofie Martin. Years later, he still can’t forget the taste of her lips and the feel of her killer curves. He knows he’s too damaged, that he should stay away for her own good. But what the head says and the heart wants are two very different things…

Seven years ago, Donovan broke Sofie’s heart. Now her career depends on playing nice in order to pull off the charity fundraiser of the decade. She vows to keep things professional…yet working by his side every day doesn’t make it easy to fight temptation, and it isn’t long before she finds herself falling for this bad boy all over again. But loving Donovan means helping him face his past–so they can fight for a future together.


After reading the first book this series, Bringing Home the Bad Boy, I was hooked! Rescuing the Bad Boy is the second book within the Second Chance series and it was even better than the first!

Donovan Pate has some serious scars from his childhood and, to start with, is the typical alpha-a-hole. But the author develops his character and reveals why he behaves in such a way. He’s built walls over the years and it was moving to see how the heroine helps him evolve.

Sofie Martin and Donovan have a past. Seven years prior, they had met, fell in love, and he hurt her – badly. Now, he is back in town to prepare his childhood home for sale after the passing of his grandmother. But, his grandmother had arranged for a charity event to take place there before her passing and the event planner is the one and only Sofie. The woman he felt he never deserved and run from.

Sofie is a strong female lead, which I enjoy reading. She picked up the pieces and has made a great life for herself. Seeing her journey of healing and acceptance of the past was fantastic. I felt for her, when being around Donovan brought her long time buried feelings for him to the fore. At times, Donovan’s behavior was…disappointing, but it was part of his character’s development. The romance between the hero and heroine sizzled, their attraction was undeniable and their ending was heart felt.

Rescuing the Bad Boy was an amazing read and I can’t wait for the next installment.


About Jessica Lemmon

A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips.

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Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a university student who also works full time at a cosmetology school. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their two dogs, a sweet cocker spaniel and a rambunctious blackmouth cur mix. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.
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