Note: This ARC was provided by the author via RockStar Lit PR in exchange for an honest review.
The Bad Boys After Dark series by Melissa Foster continues with the second Bad brother, Dylan, bar co-owner, and he's paired up with Tiffany Winters, sports agent, and if you've read the series starter, Mick, you'll know that Dylan first noticed Tiffany at his eldest brother's wedding and that Tiffany was someone Mick knew professionally. From the get-go, it's clear that Tiffany tries to keep some semblance of control and distance from the ever-so-tempting Dylan, but even as she tries to rebuff his advances, this particular Bad brother refuses to back down from the challenge that is Tiffany, who he's nicknamed "Summers". He wants the woman who constantly has her mobile phone in her hand, answering every text message and call, to loosen up and enjoy herself with him, but Tiffany doesn't know how and she's wary of trusting Dylan's actions and motives, having experienced betrayal at the hands of a cheating ex. Even as his own brothers warn him, worried that Dylan will get his heart broken for his efforts, Dylan knows for sure that there's a tenderhearted woman beneath Tiffany's really tough and cold exterior.
I rather liked this second novel! Dylan and Tiffany were quite a pair, with him being this man who believed in romance, wooing, and falling in love and her being this woman who was all about making a name for herself in an a male-dominated industry and not having time for anything than a quick hookup. Out of the two Bad men whose stories have been shared so far, I admit that Dylan is my favorite, not that Mick wasn't great. There was just something about Dylan being this man who wanted commitment but wasn't sappy or overly sentimental about love. He was that perfect combination of sweet and sexy, so I totally get why Tiffany wasn't able to resist him and his undeniable charms. As far as Tiffany was concerned, it took me a few chapters to warm up to her, but the more those protective layers of hers came off, the more likable she became. I really liked the woman that she evolved into once she welcomed Dylan into her life. She was still independent and ambitious, but she learned to prioritize. Two brothers down, two more to go, and I can't wait to read Carson's and Brett's stories next! Five stars for Dylan. ♥
Read my reviews for the Bad Boys After Dark series:
Mick (book one) - four stars - My Review
Dylan (book two) - five stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 21 December 2016
Date Read: 21 December 2016
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