Review: A Bad Boy For Christmas by Jessica Lemmon

A Bad Boy For Christmas

Second Chance

Book Three

Jessica Lemmon

416 Pages

Release Date: 09/29/2015

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing | Imprint: Forever
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance
Series: Second Chance


Tis the Season to Be Naughty…

Connor McClain knows what he wants. And after four harrowing years in Afghanistan, that’s a quiet life in the lakeside town of Evergreen Cove. But coming home has land mines of its own-the most dangerous of them being long-legged bombshell Faith Garrett. Now getting her into his arms this holiday is going to require more than mistletoe . . .

With a cheating ex behind her, all Faith wants is a relaxing holiday free from man drama. And even though every moment with gorgeous Connor is a sweet temptation, Faith is determined not to give in. But Jack Frost has other plans, and soon Faith and Connor are snowbound in a winter wonderland with only the sparks flying between them to keep them warm. As one hot kiss leads to another, they’ll have to decide if they’re ready to give each other the best gift of all-love.


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First Impression: LOVE!

Captivating writing, entertaining and engaging opening, with excellent characterization, A Bad Boy For Christmas by Jessica Lemmon is a must read for any contemporary romance fan, and particularly for readers and fans of Jessica Lemmon. I was absolutely in reader Heaven devouring this book and I readily admit that I am in love with this book’s hero, Connor McClain. He is a worthy and compelling hero, a good man, that fully cemented my love for this series and its characters. In fact, this one will be bought in paperback so it can go on my keeper shelf.

When Faith Garrett needs someone to check out the security at her apartment, Connor McClain not only volunteers for the job but names himself her guardian once it appears someone tried to break into her apartment…and he takes his job very seriously. Which made me love him all the more for those innate protective instincts he has because while he might appear gruff and a little rough around the edges, he’s cares deeply and he’ll do anything and everything he can to help, protect, and care for the people in his inner circle.

This book had so much about it that I loved. Fun sexy banter, cute flirty nicknames, and a fantastic sexual tension between the characters that practically leaps off the page. But this book had a lot more to it, too. It had emotional depth, the kind of depth that comes from knowing and understanding the characters inside and out so that every single time they’re on the page, they’re real, honest, and raw. Everything about them and their interactions together flows with a natural effortlessness that gives readers an amazing and satisfying reading experience.

Connor McClain is a hero to die for…and his growth as a person, as a man Faith can love and depend on, is not to be missed. A thoroughly fantastic and engaging read, I cannot recommend A Bad Boy For Christmas highly enough.




Want to read more about the Second Chance series?

Check out the previous titles on Goodreads by clicking on the book covers below.

Bringing Home the Bad Boy (Second Chance, #1) Rescuing the Bad Boy (Second Chance, #2)

You can also read my review of Rescuing the Bad Boy


Jessica Lemmon has always been a dreamer. At some point, she decided head-in-the-clouds thinking was childish, went out, and got herself a job . . . and then she got another one because that one was lousy. And when that one stopped being fulfilling, she went out and got another . . . and another. Soon it became apparent she’d only be truly happy doing what she loved. And since “eating potato chips” isn’t a viable career, she opted to become a writer. With fire in her heart, she dusted off a book she’d started years prior, finished it, and submitted it. It may have been the worst book ever, but it didn’t stop her from writing another one. Now she has several books finished, several more started, and even more marinating in her brain (which currently resides in the clouds, thankyouverymuch), and she couldn’t be happier. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want. (While eating potato chips.)

Jessica is an ex-meat-eater, writer, artist, dreamer, wife, and den mother to two dogs.

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Deanna Lynn has been a substitute teacher, a baker, a website designer, a ceramic artist, a business co-owner and a sales and marketing manager for a ceramic shop in Oklahoma. She reads widely, laughs often and loves to talk about writing, books, and this confusing thing called life.

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