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Series: Second Chance
Published by Forever Genres: Contemporary
Evan Downey has decided to start over. Since the death of his wife, he and his son have been in limbo. Now, he feels like he can move on from the grief and start a new life. Charlotte (Charlie) Harris has supported Evan and his son in every way she could since the death of her best friend, Evan’s wife, Rae. But as they are both moving forward they discover that their feelings for each other have changed into something more than friendship. Can they move past their feelings for the woman they both loved and let themselves find a new love together?
Before I even start let me first say as a rule, I really dislike and avoid books where the heroine is not the hero’s first choice. A book where the hero looks over the heroine for her best friend at first is one that I usually avoid like the flu virus, feeling as though the heroine is the second choice. Bringing Home the Bad Boy caught me totally by surprise. Both Evan and Charlie have to deal with their feelings for Rae along with their feelings for each other. Jessica Lemmon skillfully made me feel Evan and Charlie were meant to be without taking away their love for Rae and making Charlie seem like second choice. Bringing Home the Bad Boy is my first book by Jessica Lemmon but I’ve already put her next title on my “must be read” list!