Saturday, May 30, 2015

Blog Tour: Rescuing the Bad Boy (Second Chance #2) by Jessica Lemmon

Rescuing The Bad Boy
Second Chance #2

Jessica Lemmon

May 26, 2015

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Book Summary:


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. 

Second Chance Series:
My Review on Bringing Home the Bad Boy Here 

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My Thoughts:

I was really happy and excited to return to Evergreen Cove, a small town in Ohio, where close friendships have evolved, and a sense of community exists.  Rescuing the Bad Boy is the sequel in the Second Chance Series.  I am a hopeless romantic at heart, and believe in second chances at love, so this series has been perfect for the optimist in me.

In Rescuing the Bad Boy, we get Donovan Pate and Sofie Martin's love story told from their dual perspectives.  When Sofie was twenty one, she lost her virginity to Donavan, and he broke her heart when he treated her poorly, and left town.  Seven years later, Donavan leaves his current home in New York to return to Evergreen Cove.  His grandmother passed, and left him her mansion.  He has plans of settling the estate promptly, and returning home.

However, Donavan's plans are thwarted when he learns that his grandmother signed a contract to host a fundraising dinner at the mansion for "Open Arms," a community service that helps abused children.  Sofie is in charge of organizing the event.  Therefore, with Donavan stuck in Evergreen Cove for three months, he plans to stay away from Sofie, and she him.  Yet, the allure and chemistry between them makes it impossible to stay away.  How will things end when the three months are up.  Will Sofie be left with a broken heart again?

While I enjoyed, Bringing Home the Bad Boy, I absolutely adored, Rescuing the Bad Boy.  My heart broke for Donavan's character.  He was a man with so many scars, that resulted in him not really living a full and happy life. He had never known love, caring, and compassion, until he meet Sofie.  He felt unworthy and damaged.  My heart cried for him, and made me think of how children are so vulnerable, and the abuse and scars forced upon them in childhood, have horrible lasting effects.  I loved Sofie's character.  She taught Donavan what love and genuine affection felt like.  Sofie was patient, fun loving, and I loved the teasing and flirty dynamic between her and Donavan.

Secondary characters from the first book in the series have returned, and what a reunion!  We get more Charlie and Evan, Glo, and Asher, as well as Colton, and Faith.  I can't wait to continue this series.  The love affairs, close friendships, and "Second Chance" theme all make for a wonderful reading experience.

My Rating:

I give, Rescuing the Bad Boy, by Jessica Lemmon, 4 Sexy Flirting, Exciting Bad Boy Kisses, Romantic Love Filled Stars!

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Book Teasers:

Her soft touch landed on Donovan’s arm, and the anger shuddering inside him shifted into an ache. She stepped closer, the warmth between them radiating enough heat to set him on fire. But like the fireplaces he built, he could handle it. He could handle the heat from her, not because he was impervious, but because he was strong enough to soak her in and not burn to ash. 
     She turned his arm where paint was drying. She swiped at it with her sleeve. “I made a mess.” 
     He’d forgotten about the paint. “Don’t… I can… There is a shower in the…” He lost his train of thought when she turned those emerald green eyes up to him. He watched her delicate throat work as she swallowed. His eyes traveled up her neck and landed on her mouth. Needing her mouth, he lowered his face, watched her eyes grow dark and wide, watched her lift her chin to meet him. 
     Heat. He wanted more. If only to test his own strength.   
     He moved his lips gently against hers, but resisted holding her to him. She held onto him though, grasping his forearms with both hands, her fingers wrapped around his elbows. Pressing her body against his, pressing her tits against his ribs. 
     Hell, sounded like an invitation to him. Deepening their connection, he thrust his tongue into her mouth, reached around, and grabbed her ass with both palms. When he squeezed, she sucked in a breath. 
     “Told you,” he rumbled. 
     “Told me?” 
     “Not a complaint, Scampi.” He squeezed again. “Perfect.” 
     A choked laugh left her throat. “Big.” 
     Still moving his hands over her backside, he said, “First thing I noticed about you at the Wharf.” He’d been plating up a chicken scaloppini when the manager walked in to show around a few new servers. Two he couldn’t remember, and Sofie. Bent over the plate, he’d peeked between the metal shelves framing that perfect ass . He’d stood to get a better look, and she’d pegged him with those moss-greens. 
     “Second thing I noticed was your eyes.” 
     Her lips parted slightly. “And the third thing?” 
     He kissed her. She tasted incredible. “The first time you talked to me.” 
     She rolled her eyes. “And what did I say?” 
     She didn’t think he remembered. She was wrong. “‘Can I get a side of cock?’” 
     Laughing, she shook her head. 
     He smiled back at her, unable to help himself. “Then you cleared your throat and said, ‘cocktail sauce’.” 
     Shaking her head, she said, “Worst abbreviation ever.” 
     “Kitchen guys are immature.” 
     She blinked up at him, studying him, like she was trying to piece him together. He didn't want her to. Once she pieced him together and had the whole picture, she wouldn’t like what she saw. 
     He kissed her again, keeping his hands on her body. 
     “Are you testing my boundaries?” she asked, her tone teasing. He recognized that comment from the night he rescued her from Torsett. 
     “Mine,” he corrected. 
     Sofie bit her lip. “I don’t date much.” 
     “Me either.” At all, actually. 
     She shook her head, more in thought than in argument. “I don’t think I have any boundaries with you.”  
     He was beginning to think he had none with her, either.

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. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.


  1. That is one sexy Donovan up there! :D I really enjoyed this too.

  2. Oh, what a tough situation! I love what you said about her teaching him to love and (oys the pain) the scars that abuse can leave. I need to get busy and read this series.

  3. Wow! These two sound so good together, but try so hard not to fall back into old habits! Great review Lindy!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  4. Love this review! I adore when the secondary characters steal the pages and then get their own book! Sounds like Sofie is my kinda gal.

  5. I am loving this series too Lindy, my review will post Friday. I thought Donovan was smexy! I am excited for the next book.

  6. Donavan sounds like a character I must meet! One I think I would really fall for! AH! I am going to have to check this series out :)

    Lovely review!

  7. Gotta agree with you. I liked the first one but Donavan stole the show with this one. I completely fell for him. Great review.


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