Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Never Been Good by Christi Barth

Title: Never Been Good
Author: Christi Barth
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Bad Boys Gone Good #2
Main Characters: Flynn and Sierra 
Release Date: April 2018
Publisher: Avon Impulse
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Flynn Maguire isn’t really a bad guy. Sure, he worked for the mob, but he ran a legitimate business—on paper anyway—and it paid enough to keep his brother out of the lifestyle. Until they turned on him. Now he’s stuck in Witness Protection, tending bar in Nowheresville Oregon… and pissed the life he knew is gone. The only bright spot? Fantasizing about his quiet, secretive, beautiful coworker.

Sierra Williams is a woman on the run. All she wants now is to settle into small town life… and ignore the brooding, sexy bartender who can’t seem to take his eyes off her. Flynn’s bad-boy vibe pushes all her buttons, but Sierra fell for the wrong man once already. She can’t afford to let her guard down again. Except Flynn’s tough exterior is slowly melting away to reveal the sweet man beneath and their attraction is too strong to resist.

Sierra and Flynn are falling fast, but they’re both keeping so many secrets. The truth could ruin everything… unless a girl who’s a little bad is perfect for a guy who’s never really been good.
My Review:
Wow, talk about two messed up characters. Both the hero and the heroine in this book were hiding huge secrets. That's not exactly ideal when establishing a new relationship...something they are both very aware of, but they hit a point where they just can't help themselves. 

I am really enjoying the premise of this series...three brothers in WITSEC because the oldest two did what they had to do to keep their family safe and joined the mob. It's the tie between the three brothers that creates the magic in this series. I love the three of them. They fight and get on one another's nerves, but they are totally there to back one another up at every single turn. 

There were tiny details about Sierra that made me love her. I adored her tiny house and Flynn's reaction to it had me laughing out loud, every single time. And omg...the best hero in the world is the one that woos a girl with a bookcase...seriously...so much swoon over that. I love how her house is tiny, but it's covered with books. 

I also really enjoyed watching Flynn's attitude change throughout the story. He has so much guilt over what his brothers have given up to keep him out of jail...LOVE him. 

Overall, it was just a great read. It took me a bit longer to read it than normal (which can be attributed to a story that isn't quite as tight as it could be), but I still really liked and enjoyed reading it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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