Review: Bad Boy's Downfall by Gina Azzi (Tennessee Thunderbolts #6)

Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing.

I've been eagerly awaiting Lola Daire and River Patton's story ever since their paths crossed early in the Tennessee Thunderbolts series. We've been teased over the past few books, and now, Gina Azzi finally gives us what we've been waiting for. Of course, Bad Boy's Downfall comes with some bittersweet feels. This is, after all, the sixth and final book in what's turned out to be an entertaining and endearing series. But closing things out with Lola and River's book feels rather appropriate, giving everyone a happy ending.

Like the five previous books in the series, Bad Boy's Downfall can be read as a standalone. That being said, I think that the glimpses we see of the main characters, Lola and River, in the earlier stories, adds to that feeling of anticipation leading up to the release of their book. I was eager to see how Lola would, if ever, change River and his bad boy ways. Add to that the fact that Lola just happens to be the daughter (and only child) of Axel Daire, aka Brawler and River's teammate. And a surprise baby makes things more complicated.

Okay, I admit it: my expectations for this book were high. I mean, can you blame me? All those bits and pieces of Lola and River had me feeling the brewing chemistry between them. But yeah, I was a wee bit underwhelmed with how their actual story played out. Maybe I had this entirely different image of the two of them in my head, and my heart was looking forward to this wonderful romance with wit and angst. That's not to say Bad Boy's Downfall was a terrible read. It was a four-starred end to a very entertaining series.


Read my reviews for the Tennessee Thunderbolts series:

Hot Shot's Mistake (book one) - four stars - My Review
Brawler's Weakness (book two) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Rookie's Regret (book three) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Playboy's Reward (book four) - four stars - My Review
Hero's Risk (book five) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Bad Boy's Downfall (book six) - four stars - My Review (posted above)


Release Date: 01 March 2023

Date Read: 24 February 2023

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