Review: One Night with the Bad Boy by Eve Gaddy (Whiskey River #4)
Note: This ARC was provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Xander Blue is spending a year in Whiskey River, Texas to abide by the wishes of the father he never knew, as stated in his last will and testament. He's getting to know his two older brothers better while he and his twin brother live on the family-owned estate, and now he's using his IT expertise to help the family-owned business, Kelly Boots. Working there puts him close proximity with the beautiful CFO, Bailey Richmond.
Bailey was abandoned by her son's father when she was six months pregnant and hasn't heard from him since. Her six-year-old boy, Seth, is her entire world, but meeting Xander has her more than tempted to let someone else in. Even as she tries to maintain order with guidelines for their relationship, Bailey finds herself falling for the man she pegged as a bad boy but is proving to be a man worthy of her love and trust.
One Night with the Bad Boy by Eve Gaddy is the fourth release in Whiskey River, a contemporary romance series that the author taking turns with writing duties with Katherine Garbera. This book shifts the spotlight on to the first of the Blue twins, Xander, and his love story with Kelly Boots chief financial officer, Bailey Richmond. Xander is adjusting to life in Whiskey River and being around his three brothers rather than just his twin. He's attracted to Bailey and he knows she's just as attracted to him, but she deflects his attention because she doesn't want to become involved with someone she works with, no thanks to her being in a relationship with her son's father, who just happened to be her boss in Kelly Boots. Xander is persistent and, obviously, Bailey's defenses crumble over time, and the two fall in love.
There were moments that Bailey's insistence that Xander not meet or even try to bond with her son Seth was frustrating, but I do understand where she was coming from. Xander may have had a reputation as a bad boy but he was certainly a good guy, both with Bailey and with Seth. I enjoyed reading how Bailey and Xander tried to find their way in their relationship, proving that trust is something that is earned over time. While the book itself is short, the story isn't a case of insta-love since it covers a period of several weeks and months. Bailey and Xander were a good couple and the addition of Seth as well as Xander's nosy brothers and Bailey's meddlesome parents, all of whom were well-meaning in their actions, made this an even better story and my favorite in the series so far. One Night with the Bad Boy gets 4.5 stars. ♥
Release Date: 12 August 2015
Date Read: 08 August 2015
Learn more about Eve Gaddy here.