Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bad Boy, Back In Town


Title: Bad Boy, Back In Town
Author: Summer Jordan
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Publisher URL: http://www.total-e-bound.com/
ISBN: 978-0-85715-287-9
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary, Mystery
Rating: 2 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Kitt Maxwell’s boring life is in need of a change and when she is asked to go see about a sick aunt, it gets her started maybe the right direction. She can’t even focus on her aunt’s sickness while she thinks of the one man she always wanted in school, but couldn’t have….Rob Harrison. Now twelve years later, she’s still having problems functioning and then he drops into her lap, literally.

With a mind to prove he has changed his bad boy image and a desire to win the love of the one person who stood by him, Kitt, Rob embarks on his mission to show her that he loves, wants and need her in his life. Little does he know it will take more on his part to show her that he means to stay involved. He must do better at keeping all the lies he’s told at bay before things blow up in his face and he can tell Kitt the real truth.

Bad Boy, Back In Town started out in a jumble and I never really got a clear picture on what was going on until much later in the book. The “mystery” plot was not what I thought it should be and lacked any effort on the author’s part. I loved the hot cars and beautifully described Florida landscapes. I expected more from this story mainly because of the title and I thought Rob would be a “bad” boy.

Kitt and Rob seemed to have picked up where they left off in high school with spending time together, if you could call the cheap thrills he gave her in friendship. That is not a quality I find in friends. It seems that they quickly got started again with the same acts after not having seen each other for years and it made no sense to me as them being adults. Yuck! That is not what I expected from Kitt and found it disappointing to know she gave in so easily to him. Rob seemed to think that he could persuade her to fall right into his arms and not have her focus on how much he was keeping from her.

This seems to me to be geared towards those that don’t care about a well-plotted story or if the sex is in bad taste. Needless to say, I can’t recommend the book, due to the way certain situations were handled.

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